Teresina (Raiola) Capone
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Teresina (Raiola) Capone (1867 - 1952)

Teresina "Theresa" Capone formerly Raiola
Born in Italymap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 84 in Hillside, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Theresa Capone she was a seamstress and from the province of Salerno in Italy. She and Gabriele Capone married about 1891 and had two sons, Vincenzo Capone in 1892 & Raffaele before they moved to to USA coming through Canada to New York in 1894. The Capone family lived first at 93 Navy Street. Theresa became a US citizen in 1906. By 1912, the family moved to 21 Garfield Place in Brooklyn.

Theresa was the mother of 'Scarface' Al Capone, famous American gangster.

She died in 1952 and is interred at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois. [1]

Research Notes

Previously, this profile had attached as a daughter, Rose Capone. It has been determined that the profile of Rose is fabricated.[2] Rose's profile should not be reattached to this profile without coordination with the Disputed Existence Project. Baty-260 20:31, 23 July 2019 (UTC)


  1. Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ1-B18G : 11 July 2016), Theresa Raiola Capone, 1952; Burial, Hillside, Cook, Illinois, United States of America, Mount Carmel Cemetery; citing record ID Find A Grave: Memorial #4503.
  2. Gomes, Mario. "My Al Capone Museum." Al Capone Myths. Accessed 22 December 2018 SJ Baty.
  • United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSFK-MBW : accessed 15 October 2018), Terresa 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.
  • Illinois, Archdiocese of Chicago, Cemetery Records, 1864-1989," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2HF-XJ8Z : 11 March 2018), Theresa Capone, 03 Dec 1952; citing Hillside, Cook, Illinois, United States, Mount Carmel, Archidiocese of Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,487,390.
  • BillionGraves Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNK-LZV6 : 8 October 2015), Theresa Capone, died 1952; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Cook, Illinois, United States.
  • Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MJ-JFXK : 18 March 2018), Theresa Rayola in entry for Albert Rayola, 14 Jun 1980; citing Blue Island, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .

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