Case Number: 3754

Gansky, Isadore - Age 35 - Fatally assaulted with an iron pipe and robbed in his place of business, at 178 W. Van Buren St., by a negro who escaped. On 11/18/19 Wm. Yancey Mills (also killed Anthony Brizzolari) was brought back from Phila. Pa., and held by the Coroner. 1st Pct. 3/25/20 - (1) s/o. (1) sentenced to hang 4/16/20 - Kersten. 4/16/20 - hanged at Co.Jail.


Date of Offense October 12, 1919
Date of Death October 12, 1919
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 178 W. VanBuren St.
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description place of business
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Other murder, felony murder
Characteristics fatally assaulted w/ iron pipe
Method of Killing Beaten with blunt object, struck
Weapon fatally assaulted with an iron piper
Victim Initiated Events Leading to Homicide No
Description Robbery
Total Number of Victims 1
Location place of business
Number of Defendants 1
Related to Organized Crime
Type of Business Other place of business


Name Gansky, Isadore
Age 35 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Victim Killed While Protecting Property Protecting other property


Name Mills, William
Gender Male
Ethnicity African American
Race Black


Precinct 1
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Out of state arrest
Date Defendant Arrested 18-Nov-19
Time Between Crime and Arrest Weeks
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision November 18, 1919
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge Kersten
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence March 25, 1920
Felony Murder Classification Robbery
Length of Sentence Death penalty
Number of Times Case Stricken Off 1
Outcome of Trial Guilty of murder
Post Trial Information Death sentence carried out
Sentence Completed Paroled, defendant released