• Harvard Inn Capone Torrio Chicago
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    By all accounts, Alphonse did well at school until the 6 th grade, then at the age of 14 he was expelled for retaliating against a female teacher who hit him. Following his expulsion, the Capone family decided to move neighbourhoods - a chance move that would have a huge impact on Al's criminal future. Just round the corner from Capone's new home was the headquarters of gentleman gangster Johnny Torrio's East Coast operation. And like many boys in the area, he became involved in running errands ...
  • Al Capone Frankie Yale
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    Al Capone: Al Capone was born in New York City in 1899. His father, Gabriel and his wife, Teresa, came to America in 1894. They brought their two kids, Vincenzo, and Raffaele. In 1895 their third son was born, who they named Salvatore. II: The Capone family was nice and quit, Gabriel never hit the kids, he just 'preached' to them and they'd listen. '... nothing about the Capone family was inherently disturbed, violent, or dishonest.' Gabriel became an American citizen in 1906, his children all ...
  • Al Capone Johnny Torrio
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    His name was Alphonse Capone. His background, along with thousands of other Italians, the Capone family moved to Brooklyn. It was a new beginning in a New World. The Capone's were a quiet and peaceful family. Nothing about the Capone family was disturbed, violent, or dishonest. The children and the parents were close. They really enjoyed baseball and were often at games. There was no mental disabilities, no traumatic event that sent the boys into the dangerous life of crime. They did not displa...
  • Four Deuces Capone Chicago Torrio Gang
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    The Life and Times of Al Capone by Bill Rollindubeys Alphonse Capone was born in New York City by two parents Gabriel and Teresa Capone. Capone's parents immigrated to the United States in 1893 from Naples, Italy. Capone came from a large family and was the fourth oldest of nine children. (Kobler 10). As a child, Capone was very wise when it came to living on the streets of New York. He had a clever mind when it came to street smarts. As far as school goes, Capone was anear-illiterate. He came ...
  • Years Capone 000 Business Gangsters
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    In Brooklyn - New York, in 1899, Alphonse Capone was born. Johnny Torrio, a bootlegger in Chicago, recruited him when he was at the age of 22. Torrio was one of the many people who had established his business after the passing of the National Prohibition Act in 1920. Capone's job was to persuade proprietors to buy Torrio's illegal alcohol. Within three years Capone had taken over Johnny Torrio's business and controlled 161 illegal drinking establishments. In an attempt to expand his business, ...
  • Al Capone Johnny Torrio
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    Al Capone's Rise to Power Johnny Torrio was a notorious bootlegger from Chicago. He needed a man to run his illegal business. He chose Alfonso Capone from Five Points Gang in New York to be his lieutenant. Capone was able to rise to power by handling the emergencies and by handling political connections. In 1920, mobster Johnny Torrio had an inspiration. He discovered that there was big money to be made with an outlawed liquor business. He needed a lieutenant to run his business, and picked a 2...
  • Al Capone Johnny Torrio
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    Al Capone Thesis: From racketeering, bootlegging, and brothel ing, Alphonse Capone is one of the most well known and influential gangsters in history. Al Capone, born to Gabriele and Teresina Capone, was born in Brooklyn, New York. At age 5 he started school at Public School no. 7 on Adams street. Al's school had outbreaks of violence. Male Students engaged in fist fights with female teachers. A tage 14 he engaged in a fight between himself and a teacher. He was expelled and he never returned t...
  • Al Capone Biography Gang Internet Torrio
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    "By Instinct Capone Was A Heartless Mindless Killer" Considered the most notorious gangster in history, Alphonse Capone, otherwise known as Scarface Al, was born in New York, 1899, in a small apartment in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Having many run-ins with the police growing up, he was always around the local street gang led my Johnny Torrio. After beating one of his sixth grade teachers, he quit school, and quickly learned the way of the streets, joining the Torrio gang, call the Jam...
  • Al Capone Torrio Chicago Federal
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    Al Capone Perhaps the best-known gangster of all time, Al "Scarface" Capone was the most powerful mob boss of his era. He dominated organized crime in the Chicago area from 1925 until 1931, when he was imprisoned for federal income tax evasion. Alphonse Capone was born on Jan. 17, 1899, in a tough neighborhood of Brooklyn, N. Y. He attended school up to the sixth grade. His nickname, Scarface, resulted from a knife attack by the brother of a girl Capone had insulted that left three scars on his...
  • Al Capone Torrio Gang Chicago
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    The Rise and Fall of Al Capone Alphonse Capone was born in New York City by two parents Gabriel and Teresa Capone. Capone's parents immigrated to the United States in 1893 from Naples, Italy. Capone came from a large family and was the fourth oldest of nine children. (Kobler 10). As a child, Capone was very wise when it came to living on the streets of New York. He had a clever mind when it came to knowing his environment. Capone was not very bright when it came to school. Capone was an illiter...
  • Alphonse Capone Johnny Torrio
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    Alphonse Capone Born 1/17/1899, Brooklyn Died 1/25/1947, Florida Al Capone is one of the most recognized names in American history. Alphonse was born to Neapolitan immigrants Gabriel and Teresa. His surname, originally Capone, had been Americanized to "Capone." The Capone family included James, Ralph, Salvatore (Frank), Alphonse, John, Albert, Matthew, Rose and Maf alda. Capone was proud to be an American "I'm no Italian. I was born in Brooklyn", he often said. Al went to school with Salvatore L...
  • Al Capone Johnny Torrio
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    Name-Alphonse Capone Background-Along with thousands of other Italians, the Capone family moved to Brooklyn near the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It was a new beginning in a New World. The Capones were a quiet and conventional family. Nothing about the Capone family was inherently disturbed, violent, or dishonest. The children and the parents were close. There was no apparent mental disability, no traumatic event that sent the boys hurtling into a life of crime. They did not display sociopathic or psych...
  • Al Capone Torrio Chicago Seven
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    The most famous gangster in our nation was Alphonse Capone, better known as Al Capone or Scarface. You will learn more about Al Capone s childhood and much more about this gangster. He has an anger problem and often over reacted to things and this is how his gangster life started. Alphonse Capone was born on January 17 th, 1899 in Brooklyn to two Italian immigrants. He had nine siblings, which included seven brothers and two sisters. He grew up in a quiet home, which still puzzles many why did A...
  • Organized Crime Capone Torrio Colosimo
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    Al Capone: the Myth, the Legend Al Capone was a heartless man, who did not care about the well being of others; because of this, he killed many people. He led a life of showboating and other such means of a rich and immoral man. His thoughts were only of what would help him to succeed not of what would help others. Al Capone's mother was named Teresina Capone. Despite having many growing boys, she was still able to take in sewing piecework. Teresina was a mother of four, and also, she was a hou...
  • Al Capone Alphonse Torrio Chicago Gang
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    Alphonse Capone was born in New York City by two parents Gabriel and Teresa Capone. Capone's parents immigrated to the United States in 1893 from Naples, Italy. Capone came from a large family and was the fourth oldest of nine children. (Kobler 10). As a child, Capone was very wise when it came to living on the streets of New York. He had a clever mind when it came to street smarts. As far as school goes, Capone was a near-illiterate. He came from a poor neighborhood in Brooklyn, so education w...
  • Al Capone Born Inal
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    Born in New York City by parents Gabriel and Teresa Capone, Alphonse was blessed with a historical blend of ruthless gangster in his blood. Capone's parents immigrated to the United States in 1893 from Naples, Italy. Capone came from a huge family. He was the fourth oldest of nine children. At birth, Capone's parents never would have believed that their son Alphonse would grow up to be a murderous thug without remorse. (The Encyclopedia of World Crime 603) As a child, Al Capone was very wise whe...
  • Al Capone In T Heal
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    In the 1920? s, John Torrio, a member of the Chicago underworld, discovered that there was large sums of money to be gained through bootlegging, during the Prohibition period. His mission was to monopolize the business of selling booze throughout Chicago. However, this proved difficult, due to the competition by other gangster organizations. Torrio had men who took care of other bootleggers through intimidation, murder, pay offs, and bribery, but he still needed more enforcement to expand his op...
  • Johnny Torrio Capone Family Life
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    Background-Along Al Capone Name-Alphonse Capone Background-Along with thousands of other Italians, the Capone family moved to Brooklyn near the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It was a new beginning in a New World. The Capone? s were a quiet and conventional family. Nothing about the Capone family was inherently disturbed, violent, or dishonest. The children and the parents were close. There was no apparent mental disability, no traumatic event that sent the boys hurtling into a life of crime. They did not...
  • Time Capone Gang Torrio Chicago
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    The Rise and Fall of Al Capone Alphonse Capone was born in New York City by two parents Gabriel and Teresa Capone. Capone's parents immigrated to the United States in 1893 from Naples, Italy. Capone came from a large family and was the fourth oldest of nine children. (Kobler 10). As a child, Capone was very wise when it came to living on the streets of New York. He had a clever mind when it came to knowing his environment. Capone was not very bright when it came to school. Capone was an illiter...
  • Alphonse Capone Torrio Gang Chicago
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    Alphonse Capone was born in New York City by two parents Gabriel and Teresa Capone. Capone's parents immigrated to the United States in 1893 from Naples, Italy. Capone came from a large family and was the fourth oldest of nine children. (Kohler 10). As a child, Capone was very wise when it came to living on the streets of New York. He had a clever mind when it came to knowing his environment. Capone was not very bright when it came to school. Capone was an illiterate. He came from a poor neighb...