Mafalda Capone

Brief Life History of Mafalda

When Mafalda Capone was born on 28 January 1912, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, Gabriele Francesco Saverio Capone, was 46 and her mother, Teresina Raiola, was 44. She married Giovanni "John" Maritote on 14 December 1930, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in New York City, New York, United States in 1915 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 March 1988, in Tawas Township, Iosco, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Proviso Township, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Giovanni "John" Maritote
Mafalda Capone
Marriage: 14 December 1930
Delores Theresa Maritote

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  • Mafolda Maritote in household of John Meritote, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mafalda Capone, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"
  • Mafalda Maritote Capone, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.


Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Italian Antonio, Carmine, Salvatore, Angelo, Gaetano, Gasper, Gennaro, Pasquale, Dino, Luigi, Rocco, Silvio.


from an augmentative of capo ‘head’, applied as a nickname for someone with a big head, probably in the sense ‘arrogant’ or ‘stubborn’ rather than in a strictly literal sense.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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--daughter of Gabriele Francesco Saverio Capone and Teresina Raiola --father immigrated from Angri, Salerno, Campania, Italy --1930 married John J. Maritote in Chicago, IL --sister of Al Capone MAFAL …

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