Early Mafia timeline

A great deal of information, along with source citations, has recently been added to Timeline Part 1, 1282-1899. Later parts of the Timeline – largely neglected for more than a decade – will soon receive similar attention.

Recent additions to the Who Was Who collection of American Mafia biographies: Frank “Butsey” Morelli (1896-1965) Frank “Butsey” Morelli was an early leader of Italian organized crime in Rhode Island, mentoring a number of later Mafiosi, including Raymond Patriarca and Henry Tameleo. Morelli and some of his brothers long have been suspected of involvement in …

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