This is a combined report about diferent guys in the mafia around the 1920's and 1930's

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Works Cited

1930's: By Sheryl Fowler: © 1995; Detroit

Chicago Mafia: By George T. Downey: © 1993: Philidelphea

Brittanica encyclopedia: Mafia: © 2002


My report is about the mafia, and one or two of it's acquaintances. My report will be a little different, because I wrote it about so many different people. All the people that I have chosen are linked through someone else I wrote about. I might not have stated it but some of the guys were hit men, and bosses so some of these guys might have taken orders from others.

What I wrote about each guy varies I tried to find out a little about their past and their upcoming. I also tried to include how they died whether if it was through natural death or them being murdered. Anyway I hope that you enjoy my paper.

Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd

Charles Author Floyd was born on February 3, 1904 in Georgia.

He was one of seven children. Charles' parents had a small farm, and were dirt poor. What made it even worse for his family and their hard times was all the droughts, and plagues. To try and keep the family fed, Charles's, father started bootlegging.

In 1921 Charles married a 16 year old Ruby Hargrove, they later had a son, Jack Dempsey Floyd. Money was very tight for the family. So, Charles decided to head north and look for a job in harvesting. Charles wasn't able to find a job. He gave up looking. With what little money he had Charles decided to buy a gun. He held up a post office for $350.00 in pennies. He was later arrested, but his father gave him an alibi.

One day when Charles went to visit his fathers' farm he walked...