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Vincenzo James (Capone) Hart (1892 - 1952)

Vincenzo James (Richard) "Two-Gun" Hart formerly Capone
Born in Italymap
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Husband of — married 1 Sep 1919 in Nebraska, United Statesmap
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Died at age 60 in Homer, Dakota, Nebraska, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jan 2009
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Richard (Capone) Hart is Notable.




In the 1900 census,[1] it lists he came over in 1898 with his brother and the parents had come over in 1894.

Military Service

In 1908 James V. Capone left Brooklyn and joined the circus in Nebraska. In WW I , he joined the Army and held the rank of LT.


To 'break' with any 'Italian' name, James changed his name after 1918 to Richard James Hart.[2]


He married Nunziata in 1919 ( had 3 sons right away) and soon became a Federal Prohibition Agent in Nebraska.[citation needed]


By the mid-1920s, the media learned James was related to Al Capone, James moved from his home in Homer, Nebraska. By 1926, he worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs working with the Cheyenne Indian reservation in South Dakota. Another son born. In 1927, James served as a bodyguard for President Calvin Coolidge when the President and his family vacationed in the Black Hills.[citation needed]

He also worked Nez Perce Reservation in Plummer, Idaho. James was a great marksman. In 1931, he and the family returned to Homer, Nebraska and James was as a Prohibition Agent. With the repeal of Prohibition two years later, he became a justice of the peace.[citation needed]

Death and burial

In 1952, he died of a heart attack.[citation needed]

Find A Grave: Memorial #66613217
Omaha Valley Cemetery, Homer, Dakota, Nebraska, United States[3]


  1. United States Census, 1900, database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 December 2018 SJ Baty), Vincencio Capone in household of Gabriele Capone, Borough of Brooklyn, Election District 7 New York City Ward 11, Kings, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 159, sheet 5A, family 96, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,050.
  2. Hendley, Nate (2016-09-06). The Big Con: Great Hoaxes, Frauds, Grifts, and Swindles in American History: Great Hoaxes, Frauds, Grifts, and Swindles in American History. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781610695862.
  3. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 10 September 2019), memorial page for Richard James Hart (28 Mar 1892–1 Oct 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66613217, citing Omaha Valley Cemetery, Homer, Dakota County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Brad (contributor 47031073) .
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 27 July 2019), R J Hart, Homer, Omadi Election Precinct, Dakota, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 22-8, sheet 3A, line 7, family 42, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2243.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 September 2019), Richard J Hart, Lovell, Benewah, Idaho, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 15, sheet 2B, line 82, family 47, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 397; FHL microfilm 2,340,132.
In Children's Records:
William Hart:
  • "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 May 2018), Richard Joseph Hart in entry for William Hart and Ada Ranta, 22 Oct 0049; citing reference ID , various county clerks and libraries, Michigan; FHL microfilm 1,784,625.
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