Dominic Tarro

The body of Dominic Tarro of Benld, founder of the storied Benld Coliseum dance hall and reputed bootlegger, was found in the Sangamon River in May 1930. Tarro had been beaten and shot to death. See Prohibition violence in Sangamon County.

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2 Responses to Dominic Tarro

  1. Loretta Hansen says:

    I have not seen much mention of his son. I am a second cousin to Joy. My maiden name was Sexton, my Great Grandmother had 18 children in area or Benld.

  2. Michael larson says:

    Ben Tarro is my maternal grandfather

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