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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Charles Vite: Italian Mobster in Wisconsin?

Charles Vite was born Marano Marchesato, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy on 25 May 1877. 


He became Inmate #9046 Leavenworth
Rec: 20 Jun 1914
Crime: Using Mail to defraud
Term: 18 mo
Age: 37
Discharged: 14 Aug 1915




































I do not have the records for his murder charge but it is mentioned in a newspaper article about his death. See below.





Below are two articles from 1899 Racine, WI Newspaper





Charles Vite died 30 Mar 1920 in Kenosha, WI.
He was married to Elizabeth Curci 1889-1958

They had the following children:
Theresa M Vite 1904-1976
Anthony Ralph Vite 1906-1968
Frank Vite 1909-1943
Mary Vite 1910-2000
Margaret Vite 1913-1940
Eva Vite 1916-1918
Rose Vite 1918-1985


Charles was a Saloon Keeper



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