Vincenzo Giovanni Mangano

Vincenzo Giovanni Mangano (abt. 1887 - abt. 1951)

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Vincenzo Giovanni (Vincent) Mangano
Born about in Palermo, Palermo, Sicilia, Italiamap
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Died about in Sheepshead Bay, Kings, New York, United Statesmap
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Introduction

According to Wikipedia:

Vincent Mangano (pronounced MAHN-ga-noh) (March 28, 1888 – April 19, 1951), born Vincenzo Giovanni Mangano, also known as "The Executioner" as he was named in a Brooklyn newspaper, was the head of what would come to be known as the Gambino crime family from 1931 to 1951. His brother Philip Mangano was his right-hand man and de facto, or substituto, underboss. He is also a distant paternal relative of current Genovese crime family underboss Venero Mangano and a suspected relative of Lawrence Mangano.

Vincent J. Mangano, Sr., lives in Brooklyn and is born in 1887 or 1888. He marries a woman named Caroline, and according to available records, he dies in 1961[1], a full decade after he has disappeared and is presumed dead.

Birth Date in Dispute

According to Wikipedia, Vincent is born Vincenzo Giovanni Mangano on 28 March 1888. Tom Hunt’s Mafia History site says he was born in December 1888. Vincent's declaration of intent to naturalize, signed in 1906, his 1920 passport application, and his WWI and WWII draft registrations all give his birth as 14 December 1887 in Palermo.

Confusion with another man by this name: Neither of these dates are a match for the 1921 immigration record in which Vincent is said to immigrate with fellow future Mafia boss Joe Profaci. Vincent would be 33 in 1921 if he were born in 1888, not 14, as he appears on the manifest. The younger man's birth record in New York City in 1906 has been found.

Confirming Identification of Vincent Mangano

Philip Mangano, who participates in organized crime with his brother, Vincent, has been positively identified through his WWI draft record as the brother of this Vincent Mangano.

According to a user submitted genealogy on FamilySearch, Vincenzo is born 14 December 1888 in Palermo and dies 15 Nov 1961 in Brooklyn. The same source tells us that Vincent married Carolina Cusimano in 1911 in Italy. These details match Vincent J. Mangano, Sr in federal and state census records. The date of death does not match what is known of the Mafia boss' death.

Immigration

David Critchley writes that Vincent immigrates in 1905.[2]According to his passport application in 1920, Vincent immigrates around 15 April 1906. His name appears on at least two manifests in 1905 and 1906, but a line is through his name, indicating he did not sail.

Vincenzo Mangano and his sister, Lorenza, appear in lines 432 and 433 of the manifest of Il Piemonte, arriving in New York 6 May 1906.

Vincenzo is 18, single, a gardener. His sister, 20, is a launderer. She is marked as a man on this record. They last resided in Palermo and are going to Brooklyn. They are joining their brother, Francesco.[3]

In 1909, Vincenzo's mother and four of his siblings join him in Brooklyn at 47 Union St., a Cobble Hill address.

The earliest record found of Vincent's immigration is in 1911, but it indicates that he has been in the US previously.

Vincenzo Mangano appears in Line 1 of the manifest of the San Guglielmo, arriving 13 November 1911. He is 24 years old (b. 1887). I can’t tell if he is married or widowered. Under occupation, it says he has none. He is an American by nationality. His line is stamped “Non Immigrant Alien.” He has no living relatives in Italy. He is going to Brooklyn to join his mother, Serafina Simonetto, at 60 Union St. He has $1,000 with him. (Worth $24,799.75 in 2017, with inflation. Source) He has been in the US before, but the year is obscured, possibly 1900 or 1906. He is described as 5’6”, of natural complexion, with chestnut hair and eyes. He was born in Palermo.[4]

Marriage

New York, New York, Marriage Index 1866-1937

  • Name: Vincenzo Mangano
  • Gender: Male
  • Marriage Date: 1 Jan 1912
  • Marriage Place: Kings, New York, USA
  • Spouse: Carolina Cusimano
  • Certificate Number: 105[5]

Vincent and Carolina have four children: Serafina/Fanny (c. 1913), Vincent (c. 1914), Grace (c. 1917), and Joseph (c. 1919).

Naturalization and WWI Draft

Vincenzo Mangano, age 29, a merchant, 5'8.5", 230#, brown hair, brown eyes, born in Palermo, Italy on 14 December 1887, residing at 204 President St, Brooklyn, emigrated on the Principe di P...? declares his intent to become a naturalized citizen. He arrived in the US on or around 25 April 1906. I(This matches the day his ship sailed.) He signs on 19 April 1917. Record no. 38758.[6]

Vincenzo Mangano, of 855 3rd Ave, Brooklyn (a block from the waterfront, in Greenwood), registers for the draft in WWI. He is 29 years old, born 14 December 1887 in “Palombo Sicily Italy.” He has declared his intent to become naturalized. He is a fish store clerk and works for Ciro Bassamo, at 102 Union St, Brooklyn (in Cobble Hill, where Vincent used to live). He supports his wife and children.

The registrar, George Serle, describes Vincenzo on 5 June 1917 in Kings County, New York, as tall and stout with brown eyes and black hair. He is not bald. He has a hernia. (Doesn’t say where.)[7]

1920 U.S. Census and Passport Application

1920 U.S. Census

  • Name: Vincent Mangano
  • Age: 32
  • Birth Year: abt 1888
  • Birthplace: Italy
  • Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 3, Kings, New York
  • Street: Degraw Street
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Immigration Year: 1905
  • Relation to Head of House: Head
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse's Name: Caroline Mangano
  • Father's Birthplace: Italy
  • Mother's Birthplace: Italy
  • Native Tongue: Italian
  • Able to Speak English: Yes
  • Occupation: Importer
  • Industry: OA
  • Employment Field: Employer
  • Naturalization Status: Naturalized
  • Attended School: No
  • Neighbors: View others on page
  • Household Members: Name Age
Vincent Mangano 32
Caroline Mangano 29
Fanny Mangano 7
Vincent Mangano 6
Grace Mangano 3
Joseph Mangano 1[8]

Vincenzo Mangano, a naturalized citizen, requests a passport for himself. (His application does not include his wife or children.) He was born in Palermo, Italy on 14 December 1887, emigrated around 15 April 1906, and lived 14 years uninterrupted, 1906-1920, in Brooklyn, NY. He was naturalized on 20 Nov 1919 in New York, Brooklyn.

He lives at 222 Degraw St, Brooklyn, (still in Cobble Hill, about three blocks west of his old location on Union) and is an importer by occupation. He plans to return in six months, is going to Italy to settle his estate there. He will pass through France and Switzerland while en route, and is sailing on the SS San Gennaro on 29 June 1920. He has never had a passport. Sworn 9 June 1920.[9]

On the second page there is a photo of Vincenzo Mangano, which is attached to this Wikitree profile. He is described as 32 years old, 5’8.5” tall, with a medium forehead and mouth, round chin, broad nose, oval face, ruddy complexion, black hair and brown eyes. No marks.

Also attached to this profile is a "pre war" police photo of Vincent Mangano, taken about seventeen years later.

Vincenzo is identified by Louis M. P. Scotto, a naturalized citizen living at 408A Clinton St, Brooklyn, who has known him for 14 years. Louis’ occupation is in real estate. His business address is 212 Columbia St, Brooklyn. Sworn 9 June 1920.[10] According to Vincent's grave, one of his sons in law shares this surname.

1925 New York State Census

  • Name: Vincent Mangano
  • Birth Date: abt 1888
  • Birth Place: Italy
  • Age: 37
  • Gender: Male
  • Residence Place: Brooklyn, Kings
  • Relationship: Head
  • Color or Race: White
  • Number of Years in US: 18
  • Assembly District: 03
  • House Number: 254
  • Line Number: 16
  • Page Number: 40
  • Household Members: Name Age
Vincent Mangano 37
Caroline Mangano 32
Serglina Mangano 12 [sic] probably Serafina
Joseph Mangano 06
Vincent Mangano 11
Grace Mangano 08

Vincenzo Mangano and Tony Cicala (Antonio Cecala) appear together on a list of US citizens sailing on the SS Conte Verde, arriving in New York on 31 August 1925. Vincenzo, 38 (b. 1887), married, was naturalized in Brooklyn in November 1919. He lives at 254 President St, Brooklyn (a few blocks from his old place in Cobble Hill, closer to Carroll Gardens). Tony, 51 (b. 1874), married, was naturalized in Queens in 1900. He lives at 562 E 191st St, New York (in the Bronx). There are other men on this manifest who are not traveling in family groups.[11]

1930 U.S. Census

  • Name: Vincent Mangano
  • Birth Year: abt 1888
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: White
  • Birthplace: Italy
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Relation to Head of House: Head
  • Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
  • Map of Home: View Map
  • Street address: President Street [President St]
  • Block: J
  • House Number in Cities or Towns: 254
  • Dwelling Number: 41
  • Family Number: 41
  • Home Owned or Rented: Owned
  • Home Value: 11, 000
  • Radio Set: Yes
  • Lives on Farm: No
  • Age at First Marriage: 22
  • Attended School: No
  • Able to Read and Write: Yes
  • Father's Birthplace: Italy
  • Mother's Birthplace: Italy
  • Language Spoken: Italian
  • Immigration Year: 1904
  • Naturalization: Naturalized
  • Able to Speak English: Yes
  • Occupation: Proprietor
  • Industry: Real estate office
  • Class of Worker: Working on own account
  • Employment: Yes
  • Household Members: Name Age
Vincent Mangano 42
Caroline Mangano 40
Ceraflene Mangano 18 [sic] probably Serafina
Vincent Mangano 17
Grace Mangano 13
Joseph Mangano 11[12]

Vincent and his brother, Philip, join Salvatore D'Aquila's Mafia in Brooklyn.

In New York, Vincent's main business is the waterfront, where he controls labor through Brooklyn Local 1814 of the International Longshoremen's Association. The president of Local 1814 is the brother of Albert Anastasia.

Hunt says "Vincent and his brother Philip had been powerful Brooklyn waterfront racketeers for some time" when Vincent is selected to head one of the Five Families.[13] Like his close friend and fellow Family boss, Joe Profaci, Vincent enjoys good relationships with Mafia in western New York, and with Lucky Luciano.

1940 Federal Census

In the 1940 federal census of Brooklyn, Track 65, Block J, Ward 3, ED 24-475, taken 4 April, Vincent Mangano heads a household. He owns his home, worth $4,000. Vincent is 52 (b. 1888). His wife, Caroline, is 49 (b. 1891). Also at home are daughter Grace, 23 (b. 1917), who provides the answers to the census taker, and son Joseph, 22 (b. 1918). The children were born in New York and their parents in Italy. They lived in the same house in 1935. Vincent is a real estate agent. Both his children are listed as “new worker.” Vincent’s neighbor, Filadelfo Catania, also 52, also from Italy, is a longshoreman.[14] The streets in Block J of ED 24-475 are President, Court, Carroll, and Clinton.[15]

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

  • Name: Vincent Mangano
  • Age: 55
  • Race: White
  • Birth Date: 14 Dec 1887 [sic]
  • Birth Place: Palermo, Italy
  • Residence Year: 1942
  • Residence: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Cuba Trip

Vincent Mangano of 743 NW 5th Ave, Miami, FL, age 59 (b. 1887), married, a naturalized citizen, occupation "12-14-46", appears on an air passenger manifest. Pan American World Airways Plane No. 19910, Trip No. 420, originated at Havana Cuba, destined to Miami, Florida, on 17 December 1946.

Also on this flight are Gerardo Cateno, 44, from Orange, NJ, and William Moretti, 53 (b. 1893), from Hasbrook H., NJ.[16] Moretti's age is a match for the gangster Willie Moretti.

Disappearance

The Kefauver Committee investigations target Vincent and Phillip in 1951. Vincent may have spoken to investigators. His brother's body is found the same day Vincent disappears, in April 1951.[17] Albert Anastasia is suspected of being behind both of their deaths.

Vincent Mangano Burial Record

  • Birth: Mar. 28, 1888
  • Location: Palermo, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
  • Death: Apr. 19, 1951
  • Location: Sheepshead Bay, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Burial: Body lost or destroyed
  • Find A Grave Memorial#: 151392525 shows an image of the stone naming Vincent Sr. and his wife, Caroline. Another memorial page, 33893664, does not have any additional burial information. Vincent Mangano's body was never recovered.


Sources

  1. Vincent J. Mangano, Sr. on Find A Grave. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=151392525 Accessed 6 April 2017.
  2. Critchley, David. “Buster, Maranzano and the Castellammare War, 1930-1931.” Global Crime. Vol 7 No. 1 Feb 2006.
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