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.
He married Nunziata in 1919 ( had 3 sons right away) and soon became a Federal Prohibition Agent in Nebraska.
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.
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.
In 1952, he died of a heart attack. NOTE: In the 1900 census, it lists he came over in 1898 with his brother and the parents had come over in 1894.
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