Harry Carabina started his meager beginnings in St. Louis, Missouri in the year 1914. He was born to Italian-French-Romanian immigrants. His father died before he was two years old and his mother died when he was ten. He went to live with an aunt near by and spent time in several foster homes. It was this start in life that made Caray realize he could never take anything for granted. He worked hard for everything he wanted in life and he enjoyed that life to the fullest.