Harry
A.
Stahl


HARRY A. STAHL was born in Philadelphia PA on February 7, 1880. His parents had come to America from Nuremburg, Germany. From 1896 through 1904, Harry Stahl worked a professional boxer. Fighting as a lightweight under the name of Young Starr and occasionally as Charles Starr, he has a known record of compiled a record of 28 wins, 8 coming by knockout, 22 losses, and 9 no decisions.

After leaving the ring, Harry Stahl married Lucille Mayer when he was 25. The 1901 Census shows the Stahls living at 114 Marlton Pike, and that he was at the time operating a liquor store. He stayed connected to the boxing world. The 1910 Census shows that Frankie Klaus was staying with the Stahls. Klaus would go on to become the World Champion at middleweight in 1912 and 1913. On November 15th of 1917 Harry Stahl joined the Camden Police Department.

During World War I and at the time of the 1920 census, Harry Stahl lived at 445 Berkley Street with wife and mother-in-law Catherine Mayer. Also living with Stahls at the time of the census was sister-in-law Margaret Bean, and her son Otto. Harry Stahl's brother-in-law, Otto H. Bean Sr., had been lost while serving with the United States Merchant Marine during World War I, when the SS Tuscarora was lost in December of 1917. Another brother-in-law, Otto Mayer, also a sailing man, was also residing with the Stahls.

By 1924 and through the time of the 1930 census, Harry and Lucille Stahl had owned a home and resided at 448 Henry Street in Camden. In October of 1933, former light-heavyweight boxer Sgt. Ray Smith, then a columnist for the Camden Courier and Post newspapers, reported that Frank Klaus had been in town to visit Harry Stahl. 

The 1947 city directory shows Harry Stahl then living at 1509 Baird Avenue in the Parkside section of Camden. When he retired in July of 1950, Harry Stahl was living at 1513 Baird.

Harry Stahl applied for his pension in July of 1950, a mandatory retirement at 65 law having been passed covering police and firemen. His last day on the police force was August 31, 1950, when he retired along with Captain Samuel E. Johnson, Captain John T. Garrity, and Detective Frank Crawford

Harry Stahl died sometime in the 1950s. His wife survived him, and had moved to Cramer Hill by 1959.


Harry Stahl lived in this home at 
445 Berkeley Street in Camden NJ
Photo December 8, 2002



HARRY STAHL'S
PROFESSIONAL BOXING RECORD 

FIGHTING AS
"YOUNG STARR" & "CHARLES STARR"

 

Young Starr aka Charles Starr

Sex Male
Hometown Camden, NJ
Birthplace Philadelphia, PA
Division Lightweight
Date of Birth 1880-02-07
Height 5' 9

Career Totals
  Won 28 (KOs 8)    |    Lost 22    |    Drawn 9    |    Tot 61  

 
Career Record
DATE Lb OPPONENT Lb WLD location
1904-06-16 Willie Lewis 4-2-0 Broadway AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L TKO 2 6
1904-04-22 Billy Burke 0-0-0
Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-12-19 Eddie Cain 4-4-4 National AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-11-03 Charley Mulhall 2-2-1 Reading, PA, USA L DQ 5 10
1903-10-18 Charley Mulhall 1-2-1 Washington SC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-10-01 Dave Holly 25-1-0 Broadway AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L TKO 4 6
1903-09-21 Charley Mulhall 1-2-0 Washington SC, Philadelphia, PA, USA D NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-09-07 Eddie Cain 4-3-4 National AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1903-08-24 Cub White 15-4-4 National AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA D NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1902-12-14 Jack Falvey 0-3-2 Keystone AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1902-03-08 Joe Reed 0-2-0 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA D NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1902-01-25 Jack Hanlon 1-2-2 Keystone AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. Starr took a licking from Hanlon.
1902-01-11 Herman Miller 4-4-1 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L KO 3 6
1901-11-28 Jimmy Burke 0-1-0 Hartford, CT, USA W TKO 1 10
1900-12-03 Tommy Cleary 2-4-3 Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1900-11-26 Young Mahoney 0-1-0 Penn A.C, Philadelphia, PA, USA W KO 1 6
1900-11-12 Owen Ziegler 14-10-10 Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1900-10-06 Jimmy Burke 0-0-0
Central AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. The referee cut the last round short because of crowd disorder.
1900-08-17 Harry Berger 2-0-0 Central AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L DQ 4 6
1900-05-19   Jack Everhart     Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA        
1900-04-21 Spike Sullivan 29-2-4 Greenwood AC, Brooklyn, NY, USA L DQ 13 20
1900-03-24 Spike Sullivan 29-1-4 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. According to the Item, Starr won decisively in an upset. Sullivan fought so poorly that the Item said that if that was the best he could he would soon sink into oblivion.
1900-03-17 Bobby Thompson 0-1-0 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 6 6  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1900-03-02 Crocky Boyle 1-0-3 Industrial AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L TKO 3 6
1900-02-24 Isadore Strauss 3-6-2 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W DQ 2 6
1900-02-03 Tim Kearns 12-5-3 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1900-01-19 Harry Berger 0-0-0 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L DQ 7 10
1899-12-23 Martin Judge 0-6-4 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1899-12-04 Isadore Strauss 2-5-2 Globe Theater, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1899-11-18 Tim Kearns 11-4-3 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 6 6  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1899-10-30 Leslie Pearce 3-2-4 Quaker City AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W KO 3 6
1899-09-23 Charley Hitte 5-1-0 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA D NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision provided by Philadelphia Item.
1899-05-20 Jack Bennett 6-1-3 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 6 6  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1899-05-13 Kentucky Rosebud 0-2-0 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 6 6  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1899-02-25 Elwood McCloskey 2-4-0 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 6 6  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1899-02-11 Elwood McCloskey 2-4-0 Quaker City AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA NC NC 3 6  
1899-02-04 Kentucky Rosebud 0-1-0 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 6 6  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1899-01-14 Kentucky Rosebud 0-0-0
Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1899-01-09 Joe Zimmerman 0-0-0
Oxford AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1899-01-07 Tim McDermott 0-0-0
Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 4 4
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1898-12-31 Whitey Lester 0-0-0
Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 4 4
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1898-12-24 George Holland 0-0-0 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 4 4  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1898-12-19 Adam Ryan 0-0-0
Oxford AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA D NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1898-12-10 Waddy Miller 0-0-0
Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W KO 3 6
1898-11-30 Johnny Woolam 0-0-0
Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 6 6
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1898-11-19 Kid Krause 0-0-1 Quaker City AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA D NWS 6 6  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1898-10-01 Jack McDonald 0-1-0 Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA NC NC 3 4  
The Philadelphia Item reported that Starr "accidentally" kneed McDonald
1898-08-29 Jack Montroy 0-0-0
Arena AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 6 6
1898-01-15 Kid Krause 0-0-0
Nonpareil AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA D NWS 4 4
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1897-03-25 Kid Strauss 0-0-0
Tuxedo AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 6 6
1897-03-13 Jack Harrison 0-0-0
Art Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA W KO 2 4
1897-03-11 Billy O'Donnell 6-1-2 Tuxedo AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W TKO 4 6  
1897-02-27 Tom O'Donnell 2-0-0 Art Athletic Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA W TKO 2 4  
1897-02-20 Mike Jones 0-0-0
Art Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 4 4
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1897-02-13 Matt Mullen 0-0-0
Art Athletic Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA W DQ 4 4
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1897-01-27 Kid McGlone 0-0-1 Tuxedo AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W PTS 6 6  
Official decisions were given at the Tuxedo AC at this time.
1897-01-23 Kid McGlone 0-0-0 Southwark AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA D NWS 6 6  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1897-01-02 Young Foley 0-0-0
Art Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 4 4
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1896-12-26 Kid Hanlon 0-0-0
Art Athletic Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA W KO 2 4
1896-11-13 Joe Golden 0-0-0
Art Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA L NWS 4 4
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1896-09-28 Tim Callahan 0-0-0
Caledonia AC, Philadelphia, PA, USA W NWS 4 4
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item.
1896-04-11 Sammy Callahan 0-1-0 Globe Theater, Philadelphia, PA, USA D NWS 4 4  
Newspaper decision from the Philadelphia Item. This appears to be Starr's professional debut. The Item is the source of all of his fights.


Philadelphia Inquirer - May 19, 1900


Philadelphia Inquirer - November 17, 1900


Daniel D. "Dan" McConnell

Camden Courier-Post - October 21, 1931

DRIVER OF TRUCK HELD AFTER BEER IS SEIZED

Arrested on a federal charge of transporting and possession of beer, John Grost, 39, of 1603 Norris Street, was committed to jail without bail for a hearing before U. S. Commissioner Wynn Armstrong today.

The truck driven by Grost was stopped at Collings Road and the Black Horse pike by police, who found three half barrels of beer. In the machine with Grost was Bruno Skalowski, 16, of 1057 Everett Street, who was held as a material witness.

When the pair were locked up, Grost told Jailer Harry Stahl that "someone drove alongside of his truck and put the barrels in there."  


Camden Courier-Post - October 17, 1950


Camden Courier-Post

August 31, 1950

 


Camden Courier-Post - July 7, 1950
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