The Lost Capone

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The oldest brother of gangster Al Capone was an honored and honest law enforcement officer and WW1 war veteran

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66613217/richard-hart

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Capone-3
in The Tree House by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (526k points)
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FaG has Kathleen M Winch as spouse, Capone-3 has Nunziata?

Gotta feel for the guy, couldn’t get out from under his brother!
by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (831k points)
He did get out from under his brother Al. He had a distinguished war record and a long career as a respected Federal law enforcement agent.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Vincenzo_Capone

And whoever Nunziata was, if she existed,  Kathleen is buried with him and was the mother of his children

I wonder if this is where the Nunziata confusion came from:

http://www.museum.wa.gov.au/welcomewalls/names/capone-nunziata-santaromita

Definitely a different Capone.

<removed the Ancestry one - definitely a 3rd different one too>

Definitely need to clean up the references if this originally started off as the Italian Vincenzo Capone and morphed into Al Capone's brother. I also note that Wikipedia shows him as James Vincenzo, and we have him as Vincenzo James. The wrong one is Vincenzo James, which leads me to believe that someone was originally trying to make him into the Italian one and we've sort of co-opted him.

Well, the change log doesn't support that theory, but it does appear that somewhere along the line he got conflated with this other guy with a very similar name.
Scarface definitely had a brother born Vincenzo who was a Fed. Newspapers at the time published articles about Hart being a Capone.
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I added the Notables Sticker and profiles for his wife and one son. At least two other children could be added. I may add them later today if I have time
by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
I also added another source to his profile.
Thank you, Dale.
In case y'all is wondering, I was prepping for a seminar on Roaring 20s Chicago art and music and discovered Mr. Hart

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