Born Giuseppe DeLuca, DeLuca emigrated with his brother Frank from their native Sicily and eventually found his way to Kansas City, where he became major figures in Kansas City's underworld. Although having several arrests for federal narcotics violations since the 1930s, Deluca ran a major drug ring operation for mobster Joseph DiGiovanni until his arrest and eventually conviction in 1942, along with seven other members (his girlfriend would be convicted of jury tampering the following…
“Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri” in 1930 by architecture firm Wight and Wight, consisting of the brothers Thomas (1874-1949) and William (1882-1949). The neoclassic structure was made of warm buff limestone with a rosy cast, quarried in Nelson’s home state of Indiana. William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915) was a real estate developer and founder of newspaper The Kansas City Star. He donated his estate (and home) for the establishment of the Museum.
Charles G Schwarz and and his brother immigrated from Germany to Smith County in 1869. They built the Dutch Mill in 1879. The mill began operation in 1883--corn meal, graham flour and wheat flour were made for home use and packaged to sell.
Francesco "Frankie" Deluca was born in sicily in April 1898 and by the early 1930's had started building an impressive arrest record, including gambling, murder conspiracy, weapons possession and several violations of immigration laws. He became a top narcotics trafficker for the Kansas City outfit and eventually took over the crew of his older brother, Joe. By the early 1960's he was thought to have been out of the rackets and passed away in May 1967.
1930 U.S. Census - When Marie Johann was born about 1915 in Missouri, her father, John, was 34 and her mother, Lizzie, was 27. In 1930, she was 15 years old and lived in Kansas City, Missouri with her father, mother, and 2 brothers. @ Ancestry.com
Stabler's experiences during World War II—tours of duty in Tunisia and Morocco as well as Italy and France, and the loss of his brother in battle—are at the center of this powerful memoir, which tells of growing up as an Omaha Indian in the small-town Midwest of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma in the 1920s and 1930s.