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”. The Capone family included James, Ralph, Salvatore (Frank), Alphonse, John, Albert,Mafalda.
Capone was proud to be an American “I’m no Italian. I was born in Brooklyn”, he oftenAl went to school with Salvatore Lucania, later known as Lucky Luciano. At about the age of tenup-and-coming gangster Johnny Torrio, also a Neapolitan. At fourteen he quit school afterLucky Luciano joined a gang known as the Five Pointers, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
president of the Unione Siciliane, as a bouncer and bartender. One night he made a remark aboutGalluciano, and Galluciano slashed Capone’s face with a pocket knife, leaving three large scarsmuch of his criminal career, newspapers would call Capone by the hated name “Scarface”. forgive Galluciano and, years later, hired him as a bodyguard. Johnny Torrio had moved to Chicago to work for hisuncle, Big Jim Colosimo. Torrio sent for his trustedlieutenant, Capone. Suspected of two murders, Caponewas eager to leave New York.
Capone worked underTorrio as a bouncer and thug. On May 11, 1920, BigJim Colosimo was assassinated in his own cafe by anunknown killer. Johnny Torrio was now the leader ofthe most powerful gang in Chicago, and Capone hisTorrio imposed a peace treaty on the other gangs,which lasted until the O’Banion-Genna war. Torrio wasshot by O’Banion men in reprisal for O’Banion’s slaying. He survived, barely.
Before retiring to Italy, Torrioturned over leadership of his gang to Capone. The Di Vito monument, a short distance east of theBishops’ mausoleum, features busts of Mr. and Mrs. Di Vito in shallow alcoves. The Ionic columns on theside are partially covered with clinging vines.
Mount Carmel is one of Chicago’s finest graveyards. It is located in west suburban Hillside,Heaven. Mt Carmel is the oldest Catholic cemetery in the western part of the Archdiocese ofThe vast majority of persons buried here are Italian. Italian traditions include statuary, andprivate mausoleums. There are over 400 private family mausoleums in Mt. Carmel, more thanItalian immigrants in Chicago preserved their culture, and Mount Carmel has a wonderfulThe most popular attraction is the Bishops’ mausoleum, which received over 50,000 visitors inof Cardinal Bernardin in October 1996.
But to many, Mt. Carmel is equally famous for thegangsters of the 1920s – including Al Capone, best known of them all.Bibliography:I really cant say anything