Monk Eastman

Military Person

1875 – 1920

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Who was Monk Eastman?

Edward "Monk" Eastman was a New York City gangster who founded and led the Eastman Gang, which became one of the most powerful street gangs in New York City at the turn of the 19th/20th century. His aliases included Joseph "Joe" Morris, Joe Marvin, William "Bill" Delaney, and Edward "Eddie" Delaney. Eastman is considered to be one of the last of the 19th-century New York gangsters who preceded the rise of Arnold Rothstein and more sophisticated, organized criminal enterprises such as Cosa Nostra.

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Born
1875
Williamsburg
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
Died
Dec 26, 1920
Manhattan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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