Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 - January 25, 1947) was an American gangster of Italian descent who led a criminal syndicate engaged in smuggling, including alcohol smuggling, and other illegal activities during the period. dry law in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s.
Born to a family of immigrants from southeastern Italy, Gabriel and Teresina Capone, he began his career in Brooklyn before moving to Chicago and became the boss of a criminal organization known as the Chicago Outfit. In the late 1920s, Capone attracted the attention of the FBI, which placed him on the list of enemies of the state. Although he was never convicted of banditry, his criminal career ended in 1931, when Capone was indicted and convicted by the federal government for tax evasion.
It has recently become known that Capone allegedly had a son named William Bishop.
Early years in New York
Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in Palmdale, New York, to Gabriel (December 12, 1864 - November 14, 1920) and Teresina Capone (December 28, 1867 - November 29, 1952) on January 17, 1899. Gabriel was a hairdresser from Castellammare di Stabia, a town 15 miles south of Naples, Italy. Teresina worked as a seamstress and was the daughter of Angelo Rayola of Angri, a town in the province of Salerno.
Gabrielle and Teresina had eight children: James Vincenzo Capone (1892 - October 1, 1952), Raffaele Capone (also known as Ralph Capone and later head of the Al Capone beer industry; January 12, 1894 - November 22, 1974), Salvatore Capone. (January 1895 - April 1, 1924), Alphonse Capone (January 17, 1899 - January 25, 1947), Umberto Capone (1906 - June 1980), Matthew Capone (1908 - January 31, 1967), Rosa Capone (born and died in 1910) and Mafalda Capone (later Mrs. John J. Merritt, January 28, 1912 - May 25, 1988).
The Capone family immigrated to the United States in 1893 and settled on New Street 95 in Brooklyn New Yard, a suburb of Brooklyn, near the barber shop where Gabriel worked on Park Avenue 29. When Alu turned 11, the Capone family moved to Garfield Place 38 in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Capone dropped out of high school in Brooklyn at the age of 14 after being expelled from Catholicism.