Alphonse Capone, better known as Scarface, was born January 17, 1899 to Gabriel Capone, a barber and his mother Teresa (Carey, 2002). Capone had two brothers Ralph and Salvatore Capone (Carey, 2002). At fourteen years of age Capone dropped out of school and joined the gang of James Street Boys in which he graduated to the sister adult gang five years later known as the Five Points Gang (Carey, 2002). As a kid Capone held such jobs as a candy store clerk, bowling alley attendant, and a cutter in a book bindery (Chicago Historical Society, 1999). Capone earned his nickname by receiving a nasty cut across his left cheek while trying to evict a customer (Carey, 2002). In 1918, Capone was wed to Mary Coughlin and fathered one child, Albert "Sonny" Francis (Carey, 2002).
Although never convicted for the crimes, Al Capone's first indication as a criminal was a disorderly conduct charge while employed by Yale, a member of the gang, and the murder of two men in New York (Chicago Historical Society, 1999). In 1919, Capone moved to Chicago during the