The life of Alphonse Capone

About Al Capone, By Taylor Owens


Teresina Capone gave birth to little Alphonse Capone in January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn

New York. He was the youngest of 8 siblings. His dad Gabriel Capone and his mother Teresina Capone.


Al Capone was smart, but dropped out of school in 6th grade because he got mad at his teacher and he slapped her. The principal then came in and beat Al with a paddle and expelled him. He never went to school again.
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Al's first gangs act

Alphonse started a gang as a kid to help out his neighborhood, why because he saw some older boys take an old ladies wash board. He rallied together a small gang to get it back. How did they get it back? Violence. surprising? He had older boys to go after the boys who stole the wash board and to beat them up. this might not have been the best idea but it worked. Not only that but people thanked him for it and that's when he realized that he liked running and being in a gang.
1920's/30's Regal Parlor Guitar. Restored.


This is the kind of music that would be played in night clubs, gambling rings or even ladies dance clubs. So if you imagine Al being in a bar with Lil waine or Eminem playing then your probably thinking the wrong thing. this took place around the late 1800's to the early 1900's
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Gang warfare ruled the streets of Chicago during the late 1920s, as chief gangster Al Capone sought to consolidate control by eliminating his rivals in the illegal trades of bootlegging, gambling and prostitution. This rash of gang violence reached its bloody climax in a garage on the city’s North Side on February 14, 1929, when seven men associated with the Irish gangster George “Bugs” Moran, one of Capone’s longtime enemies, were shot to death by several men dressed as policemen. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, as it was known, was never officially linked to Capone, but he was generally considered to have been responsible for the murders.
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How did Alphonse get put in the slammer?

TAX EVASION. Out of all the illegal things he did he was never traced back to the crime. How much money did he own now? one million 2 million? No that's not it but $215,080.48 how much he owed the government. That doesn't seem like to much today but back then the value of that was $2,919,276.16. Now does that sound like a lot? he then got put in the Eastern state penitentiary, Philadelphia.
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The Man Who Tried to Kill Al Capone

In 1934, James "Tex" Lucas was serving 30 years in federal prison for bank robbery and auto theft. The Texas native also had a detainer in his home state that totaled 128 years. Charges included murder, robbery, and escape. Lucas proved to be a troublemaker at Alcatraz. He participated in a work strike in 1936 and was known to engage in clandestine conduct on a consistent basis. On June, 23, 1936, Lucas viciously attacked Al Capone in the shower room. Using half of a pair of scissors, he slashed the Chicago gangster several times. Capone suffered a minor chest wound and superficial cuts to his hands. All Lucas said in his own defense was “Well he threatened to kill me.” He subsequently lost all his free time of 3600 days.


Capone eventually became symptomatic from syphilis, a disease he had evidently been carrying for years. In 1938, he was transferred to Terminal Island Prison in Southern California to serve out the remainder of his sentence, and was released in November of 1939. And died in January 25, 1947, from a heart attack Just 8 days after his birthday.