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Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Lester Joseph Gillis (December 6, 1908[1] – November 27, 1934), known under the pseudonym George Nelson, was a bank robber and murderer in the 1930s. Gilli...

2/25/2008 6/13/2014

Raffaele / Ralph James "Bottles" Capone (1894 - 1974)

"Bottles", "Riskey"

Ralph Capone Raffaele Capone was born in 1894, the second child and last to be born in Italy. After James left, the family looked to Ralph for family leadership. Ralph did not excel in this role, as ...

3/17/2011 6/13/2014

Salvatore "Frank" Capone (1895 - 1924)

Frank Capone Some Capone historians believe that had Frank Capone lived he would have been the brother to take the lead role in the family's affairs. Of all the brothers he fit the Torrio mold the be...

3/17/2011 6/13/2014

Albert Capone Umberto Capone, called Albert, was born in 1906. He seems to have led the quietest existence of the seven brothers. He served an apprenticeship in the circulation department of the Cice...

3/17/2011 6/13/2014

Matthew Capone The last Capone brother, born in 1908, was named Amedoe, but was called Matthew, Mattie, or Matt. During the mid-1920s, Matt became friends with Mickey Cohen, a small- time Chicago hoo...

3/17/2011 6/13/2014

Frank Nitti (1881 - 1943)

"Francesco Raffaele Nittoni", "Frank 'The Enforcer' Nitti"

Francesco Raffaele Nittoni, AKA Frank Nitto, AKA Frank 'The Enforcer' Nitti" (January 27, 1881 – March 19, 1943) was an Italian American gangster. One of the top henchmen of Al Capone, in charge...

3/22/2011 6/12/2014

Charles "Trigger Happy" Fischetti (11 August 1891 – 11 April 1951) was a Chicago mobster, former Capone bodyguard and Mafia leader. Fischetti was called a notorious Chicago gangster in the FBI f...

3/22/2011 6/12/2014

Dillinger family history John Herbert Dillinger was born June 22, 1903 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the younger of two children born to John Wilson Dillinger (1864-1943) and Mary Ellen "Molly" Lancaster...

3/28/2010 6/12/2014

Dean Charles O'Banion MP (1892 - 1924)

"Deanie", "Dion", "Charles Dean O'Banion"

Irish-American Gangster. He was the head of the North Side Gang in Chicago during the bootlegging wars of the 1920s. Until his death he was the leader of the gang that was the chief rival of the South ...

1/7/2013 1/7/2013

Alphonse "Scarface Al" Gabriel Capone MP (1899 - 1947)

"Snorkey", "Scarface", "Scarface Al", "Al"

"I came to Chicago with forty dollars in my pocket...My son is now twelve. I am still married and I love my wife dearly. We had to make a living. I was younger than I am now, and I thought I needed mor...

5/28/2008 12/15/2012