Dean O’Banion was an American mobster of Irish heritage who was the main rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the brutal Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s. In 1921, with only $10,000 dollars and .38 caliber pistol in hand, O’Banion made “Big Bill” Schofield an offer he could not refuse, and they became “business” partners. The Chicago North Side Gang transformed Schofield’s into the florist of choice for mob funerals, all of the North State Street Gang’s weddings, holidays and special occasions, like providing the wreaths for the victims of the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre. Dean O’Banion was murdered in a mob hit on November 10, 1924 while clipping chrysanthemums at the age of 32 years.