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Giuseppe Lagumina (1890 - 1921)

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Giuseppe Lagumina
Born in Corleone, Palermo, Italymap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in New York, New York, United Statesmap
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Categories: Corleone, Italia | Corleonesi Immigrants to New York | Carpenters | Gangsters | Corleone Mafia.


Giuseppe Lagumina is born in Corleone on 11 July 1890 and baptized eleven days later, named after his maternal grandfather. He is the son of Vincenzo Lagumina and Giuseppa Rumore. His godfather is the unmarried Antonino Cusimano.[1]

Giuseppe's aunt by marriage, Leoluchina Armato, age 34 (b. 1871) immigrates on the SS Italia, arriving in New York on 13 November 1905. She accompanies her children, Rosario La Gumina, 16 (b. 1889), Teresa, who appears as Assunta La Gumina, 14 (b. 1891), Augusta La Gumina, 12 (b. 1893), Pasquale La Gumina, 9 (b. 1896), Maria La Gumina, 9 (b. 1896), Antonino La Gumina, 6 (b. 1899), and Francesco La Gumina, 4 (b. 1901). They are going to Leoluchina's uncle Giuseppe Armato at 235 E. 97th St. On the same manifest, Giuseppe La Gumina, 16 (b. 1889), a carpenter, appears. He is going to his uncle Giovanni Rumore, and his brother, whose name I cannot read, at 2089 2nd Ave.[2]

Richard Wagner et al describe Giuseppe Lagumina as an associate of Giuseppe Morello, along with his uncle, Giovanni Rumore.[3]

Giuseppe married the sister of the widow of another known Morello associate, Fortunato lo Monte. His wife, Biagia Cimino, his wife's sister, Antonina, and her children lived with them. Lagumina was denied citizenship because he had "immoral character."[3]

There is a marriage in the grooms index for Fortunato Lamonte and Antonina Cimino on 17 December 1903 in Manhattan.[4] There is another for 20 December, for the same couple.[5]

Giuseppe is killed 17 May 1921. [3]


  1. Baptism of Joseph Lagumina, record no. 338, 22 July 1890, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 January 2016), Corleone > San Martino > Battesimi 1889-1895 > image 88 of 427; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).
  2. Manifest of the SS Italia, arriving 13 November 1905, accessed 27 May 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Wagner, Richard, Angelo Santino, and Lennert Van 't Riet. "The Early New York Mafia: An Alternative Theory." The Informer: May 2014. Accessed online 11 January 2016.
  4. CtfNum 25862. Accessed 28 May 2016.
  5. CtfNum 25213. Accessed 28 May 2016.

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