Son of Abraham Joseph and Leah "Lya" (Dobretsky) (Factrowitz) Factor.
AKA: Lakow Factrowitz; J. Wise; H. Guest.
Born: October 8, 1892 in Poland or England.
Alternate Dates of Birth:
January 10, 1889 The United States Immigration Department already had papers on Jake, sworn out by his parents upon their arrival to the States in 1905, that Jake the Barber was a Russian national, born in Lodz, Poland on January 10, 1889.
October 8, 1900: Per marriage certificate registry with Phyllis (Shows England place of birth)
Died: January 22, 1894 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California.
Buried: Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, Plot: Beth Olam Mausoleum, S #103.
April 22, 1910 - 5802 Theodosia Ave, Ward 27, Supervisor's District 10, Enumeration District 421, St. Louis, Missouri.
April, 1940 - 2300 North Lincoln Park West, Ward 44, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
August 24, 1923: 11 Haymarket S.W. London, England
October 20, 1925: 38 King St Toronto, Ontario, Canada
April 3, 1924: Hull, England
June 21, 1924: Hull England
October 4, 1930: George V Hotel, Paris, France.
April 14, 1971: 1184 Loma Linda, Beverly Hills, California.
Last Residence: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California.
April 25, 1910 - Salesman Gents Fmny?.
April, 1940 - Stock Broker, Own Business.
Immigration: SS Haverford from Liverpool to Philadelphia.
Married: (1) Bessie Schatz August 7, 1911 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (Divorced: 1918.)
(2) Helen Stoddard 1921 in Unknown. (Divorced: 1923.)
(3) Rella Cohen February 6, 1925 in Manhattan, New York.
(4) Phyllis Marilyn Mayers April 14, 1971 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California.

AKA "Jake the Barber"; Iakov Factorowitz or Faktorowicz.

1930 He returned to the United States by way of Mexico through El Paso, Texas, in December of 1930. Factor was admitted back into the United States as a visiting immigrant. He swore out a statement that he was born in Hull, England

Marriage License with Bessie Schatz

1940 Census

Jake The Barber, His Story by John Touhy (.pdf file)

Jake The Barber, Innkeeper by John William Touhy (.pdf file)

Jake The Barber, The Story of a Successful Conman by John Touhy (.pdf file)

Jake The Barber - Wikipedia Entry (.pdf file)

Luck And Witless Virtue vs. Guile - In Which an English Clergyman Proves the Nemesis of John (Jake the Barber) Factor by Thomas Chalfont McConnell, 1943 (.pdf file)

When Capone Murdered Rogert Touhy: The Stange Case of Touhy, "Jake the Barber" and the Kidnapping That Never Happened" by John William Tuohy (.pdf file)

John Factor 1892-1984 - Brief History


Bio from Tony Scott's Book "The Stars of Hollywood

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