Alphonse "Scarface Al" Gabriel Capone

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Alphonse "Scarface Al" Gabriel Capone

Also Known As: "Snorkey", "Scarface", "Scarface Al", "Al"
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Death: January 25, 1947 (48)
Palm Island, Florida, United States (Complications due to many years of Syphilis)
Place of Burial: Chigago, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gabriele Fitzgerald Capone and Teresina Capone
Husband of Mary Josephine Capone
Ex-partner of Gladys Walton
Father of Albert Francis Capone and William Knight
Brother of Richard James "Two Gun" Hart, born Vincenzo Capone; Ralph "Bottles" Capone; Frank Capone; Ermino Capone, stillborn; Ermina Capone and 10 others

Occupation: Entrepreneur
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About Alphonse "Scarface Al" Gabriel Capone

"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 more. I didn't believe in prohibiting people from getting the things they wanted. I thought Prohibition was an unjust law, and I still do." ~Al Capone

Al Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city.

Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. Baptized "Alphonsus Capone," he grew up in a rough neighborhood and was a member of three "kid gangs," the Brooklyn Rippers and the Albert Street Gang in Brooklyn, and the Forty Thieves Juniors in the Five Points area of Lower Manhattan. Although he was bright, Capone quit school in the sixth grade at age fourteen. Between scams he was a clerk in a candy store, a pinboy in a bowling alley, and a cutter in a book bindery. He became part of the notorious Five Points gang in Manhattan and worked in gangster Frankie Yale's Brooklyn dive, the Harvard Inn, as a bouncer and bartender. While working at the Inn, Capone received his infamous facial scars and the resulting nickname "Scarface" when he insulted a patron and was attacked by her brother.

In 1918, Capone met an Irish girl named Mary "Mae" Coughlin at a dance. On December 4, 1918, Mae gave birth to their son, Albert "Sonny" Francis. Capone and Mae married that year on December 30. Source:

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Alphonse "Scarface Al" Gabriel Capone's Timeline

January 17, 1899
Brooklyn, NY, United States
June 4, 1918
Illinois, United States
January 25, 1947
Age 48
Palm Island, Florida, United States
Chigago, Illinois, United States