Whatever he did later in his life, in every illegal sense of the word, this ability as an able organizer always projected as the main characteristic of this gangster's resume.
This marriage is another example of his balancing act and the impetus towards his instinct towards sensible decision making. He was never disorganized, either in emotional relation or active organization, and this made him different from a pain off the road thug.
The main reason and root for this behaviour could be traced in his family background. Gabriele Capone was one of 43,000 Italians who arrived in the U.S. in 1894. He was a barber by trade and could read and write his native language. This ability to read and write allowed him to get a job in a grocery store until he was able to open his barbershop. Teresina, in spite of her duties as a mother of a growing brood of boys, took in sewing piecework to add to the family coffers. Her third child, Salvatore Capone was born in 1895. Her fourth son and the first to be born and conceived in the New World were born January 17, 1899. His name was Alphonse Capone. Thus, being from a background of an apparently happy family, though not really affluent, it gave Al that firm stability of mind that later proved to be so important in projecting himself as a wonderful organizer that, some say, could rival that of a statesman.