Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster and businessman. He attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. Capone showed signs of neurosyphilis early in his sentence, and became increasingly debilitated before being released after almost eight years of incarceration. He died of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.
About Al Capone in brief
Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster and businessman. He attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as a crime boss ended when he went to prison at the age of 33. Capone showed signs of neurosyphilis early in his sentence, and became increasingly debilitated before being released after almost eight years of incarceration. He died of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke. His parents were Italian immigrants Gabriele Capone and Teresa Capone. His father was a barber and his mother was a seamstress, both born in Angri, a small commune outside of Naples in the Province of Salerno. He had eight other children: Vincenzo Capone, who later changed his name to Richard Hart and became a Prohibition agent in Homer, Nebraska; Raffaele James Capone,. also known as Ralph \”Bottles\” Capone; Salvatore \”Frank\’ Capone. Ermino Capone died at age one, and his son Albert Capone was given birth to their son Albert Francis Capone in 1918. He was also the front man for the Chicago outfit for some time, until he was imprisoned for tax evasion in 1932. His brother Ralph ran the bottling companies early on and was also a front man in his criminal empire. His son Frank did so until his death on April 1, 1924, and then his brother Ralph took charge of his beverage industry.
He also had a son, Albert Francis, who was a semi-professional baseball player. His daughter, Mafalda, married Irish Catholic Josephine Coughlin at age 19, on December 30, 1918. She was Irish Catholic and gave birth to Albert Francis Albert Francis Josephine Josephine Capone at age 21, and earlier that month he was given a hearing in his parents’ home to give him an ear. He later had a daughter, Francesca, who died at the aged of one, on January 1, 1939. He is buried in the Capone family cemetery in Brooklyn, New York City. The Capones had eight children, all of whom were born in New York, New Jersey, and New Jersey. He has a brother, Ralph, who worked for the U.S. Post Office in New Jersey and later worked for a bank in Chicago, Illinois. His father, Gabrile, was an Italian immigrant and lived in Fiume, a port city in what was then Austria-Hungary. His sister, Teresa, was born in Naples, Italy, and later moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn. He joined the Five Points Gang as a teenager. In his early twenties, he became a bodyguard and trusted factotum for Johnny Torrio, head of a criminal syndicate that illegally supplied alcohol and was politically protected through the Unione Siciliana. A conflict with the North Side Gang was instrumental in Capone’s rise and fall.