Matthew Capone

Amedoe Nicholas Capone (1908 - 1967)

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Amedoe Nicholas (Matthew) "Matty" Capone
Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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[children unknown]
Died in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 24 Jan 2020 | Created 9 Jan 2009 | Last significant change: 24 Jan 2020
18:57: Walter Steesy edited the Biography for Amedoe Nicholas Capone (1908-1967). [Thank Walter for this]
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Biography

Matthew Caponehad been sibling rivalry with his brother, Al Capone. By the mid-1940s, Matt was running the Hall of Fame tavern in Cicero (outside of Chicago).

Amadeo / Matthew Nicholas "Matty" Capone Birthdate: 1908 Death: January 31, 1967 (58-59) Immediate Family: Son of Gabriele FitzGerald Capone and Teresina Capone Capone Husband of Annette Father of Private Brother of Richard James "Two Gun" Hart, born Vincenzo Capone; Ralph "Bottles" Capone; Frank Capone; Alphonse "Scarface Al" Gabriel Capone; Ermino Capone, stillborn and 7 others

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Amadeo / Matthew Nicholas "Matty" Capone in St. Joseph News-Press - Feb 3 1967

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Immediate Family

wife
Annette

child
Private

mother
Teresina Capone Capone

father
Gabriele FitzGerald Capone

brother
Richard James "Two Gun" Hart, born Vincenzo Capone

brother
Ralph "Bottles" Capone;

brother
Frank Capone

brother
Alphonse "Scarface Al" Gabriel Capone

brother
Ermino Capone, stillborn

sister
Ermina Capone

brother
Ermino "John" "Mimi" Capone, aka John Martin

brother
Alberto "Bert" "Bites" Capone, aka Albert Rayola

About Amadeo / Matthew Nicholas "Matty" Capone/Matthew Capone

The last Capone brother, born in 1908, was named Amedoe, but was called Matthew, Mattie, or Matt. During the mid-1920s, Matt became friends with Mickey Cohen, a small- time Chicago hood who would one day make a name for himself on the West Coast. Cohen had done some boxing in Chicago and through his friendship with Ralph and Matt was invited to several of the Capone family's Sunday dinners. Al liked Cohen and helped him and Matt get a poker game going in the Chicago Loop section. Soon both of them got in trouble with Al when they tried to start a crap game there. According to Cohen, Matt and Al were not always on the best of terms. Mattie was said to resent Al's prominence. In the mid-1940s, Matt was running the Hall of Fame tavern in Cicero. One night two employees got into a fight over a $5 bill that was missing from the register. Witnesses said Matt started rifling through a drawer while the two employees pummeled each other. Suddenly a shot rang out and Matt ran out of the bar. Police later found the body of one of the employees in an alley some distance from the tavern. Police wanted to question Matt, but he had gone into hiding. By the time he reappeared, almost a year later, witnesses had disappeared and the case was dropped. While attending Al's funeral in 1947, Matt threatened a photographer who was attempting to take a picture of his mother, Teresa Capone. Matt died on Jan. 31, 1967, at the age of 59. Only 25 people attended the service. Two reporters covering the funeral were called upon to act as pallbearers. One of the strengths of the Capone family was its ability to stay intact during the most adverse times. Their strength came from their numbers. They had survived the disappearance of the oldest brother James, and overcome their grief at the loss of Frank. However when both Al and Ralph were removed in the early 1930s, the family's ability to maintain control of the Chicago mob vanished. With Al in Alcatraz for eight years in the 1930s, no other brother could really take his place. The younger brothers – John, Albert and Matt – simply weren't that interested in devoting their lives to crime after seeing the price their three older brothers had paid. As for Ralph he was too easy-going and accommodating while lacking Al's drive, daring, and ruthlessness. Ralph was content to hang around the racetrack or the nightclubs tending to his own interests. Smarter men, who came up through the ranks, were now taking over the Chicago outfit. Although many believed Al would be back one day, his deteriorating mental state in the late 1930s eliminated that possibility. The great Capone dynasty was over. Source: [1] Amadeo / Matthew Nicholas "Matty" Capone's Timeline 1908 1908 Birth of Amadeo / Matthew

1967 January 31, 1967 Age 59 Death of Amadeo / Matthew

Sources

  1. http://www.crimemagazine.com/brothers-capone view all

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ5K-YFQ : accessed 9 September 2018), Armedeo Capone in household of Gabriel Capone, Brooklyn Assembly District 10, Kings, New York, United States; citing ED 557, sheet 6A, line 32, family 120, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1159; FHL microfilm 1,821,159.

"Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MX-V9TR : 18 March 2018), Matthews Conte Or Capone, 30 Jan 1967; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .

"Illinois, Archdiocese of Chicago, Cemetery Records, 1864-1989," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2HF-XJWM : 11 March 2018), Mathew Capone, 02 Feb 1967; citing Hillside, Cook, Illinois, United States, Mount Carmel, Archidiocese of Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,487,390.



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