Day 1045

Wild Bill Lovett

November 9th, 2014

Notorious gangster/war hero.

Here's a colorful story about Lovett's wife Anna and the men in her life. Long story short: her mom shot and killed her dad, Wild Bill was murdered a few months after they wed, her one-legged gangster brother was killed a couple of years later, and then she married another gangster who was shot to death a few years after that. The deaths of her husband, brother, and husband represented the downfall and final collapse of the White Hand gang, the last Irish-American street gang to control the northern Brooklyn waterfront.

One Comment

  1. Adam McEntee says:

    My grandfather is wild bills nephew and named after him … i am an fdny firefighter working in the cypress neighborhood only finding out tonight that’s where he’s buried

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