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Alphonse Capone And His Rise To Power During the Capone era many mobsters were in power As Al Capone grew he began to associate with many different bosses and was in the neighborhood with many mob run gangs After being involved and associated with these gangs Capone then joined one which just so happen to be run by Johnny Torrio mobster to become leader of the underworld There were many influences that helped Capone grow and gain until his rise to power as Chicagos most notorious mobster One of the most common fictions is that like many gangsters of Capones era he was born in Italy This is untrue he wasnt born in Italy but was born in New YorkBardsley 1 Alphonse Capone was born in Brooklyn New York in 1899 of an immigrant family Al 2 Gabriele Capone Al Capones father was one of 43000 Italians who arrived in the United States in 1894 He was a barber by trade and was one of the few who could read and write his native language He was from the villa of Castellmare di Stalia sixteen miles south of Naples Bardsley 3 Capones mom Teresina Capone came to America with her two-year-old son Vincenzo and infant son Raffaele historical 1 In May of 1906 Gabriele became an American citizen Bender 26 Al Capone quit school after the sixth grade and associated with a notorious street gang Becoming accepted as a member Johnny Torrio was the street gang leader and among other members was the great Lucky Luciano Al 1 As Capone grew Torrio gave him more responsibility and Capone soon became apprenticed by him On December 18 1918 Capone married at the age of 19 to a 21 year old Irish girl names Mae Coughlin A short time later Albert Francis Capone was born to the couple Bardsley 8 At the same time this was going on
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