Al Capone's mob life

By ilmilio carrillo :)

Capones Early Years

Al Capone grew up in a life of gangs and when he was little he even stared his own local kid gangs. His gangs even beat up kids because these kids took a washboard and Al Capone's gang got it back for the nice lady.

Al Capone crime life

Many New York gangsters in the early 20th Century came from impoverished backgrounds, but this was not the case for the legendary Al Capone. Far from being a poor immigrant from Italy who turned to crime to make a living, Capone was from a respectable, professional family. His father, Gabriele, was one of thousands of Italians who arrived in New York in 1894. He was thirty years old, educated and from Naples, where he had earned a living as a barber. His wife Teresina (Teresa) was pregnant and already bringing up two sons: 2-year-old son Vincenzo and infant son Raffaele. The family moved to a poor Brooklyn tenement where Alphonse Capone was born on January 17, 1899.

the man who tried to kill AL Capone

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 good time, 3600 days.Almost two years later, he took part in a violent escape attempt. While at work in the Model Industries building on May 23 1938, Lucas, Thomas Limerick, and Rufus “Whitey” Franklin overpowered Officer Royal C. Cline and beat him to death with a claw hammer.

AL Capone last day on Alcatraz

On this date, January 6, 1939 former Chicago mob boss Al Capone left the Alcatraz federal prison in San Francisco Bay. By the time of his discharge, he was a broken a dangers man. Gone were the grate days when he literally ran the city of Chicago and gone were the days of the vibrant, brutal man who ordered the deaths of rivals and ran the Outfit with an iron hand.

death bed

In January 1947, the 48-year-old Capone suffered a stroke then came down with pneumonia; he died at his Florida home on January 25. Capone was buried at Chicago’s Mount Oliver Cemetery, near the graves of his father and one of his brothers. In 1950, the Capone family had the remains of the three men moved to Mount Camel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.