Michael
J.
Hallahan


 

MICHAEL JOHN "MIKE" HALLAHAN JR. was a well-known sports figure in Camden. He was born in Ireland on March 4, 1873 to Michael J. and Mary Hallahan, the first of seven children. His parents brought him to the United States as toddler. The Hallahans first settled in Philadelphia. They moved to Camden in 1894. Michael Hallahan married at the age of 23. The 1894 City Directory shows the family at 226 Milton Street. They had moved to 10 York Street by 1895, and 46 North Street by 1899. The 1902 City Directory has the family at 618 Point Street. By 1909 Michael J. Hallahan, his wife Sarah and daughter Mary had moved to 909 North Front Street. This would be the family home as late as 1965.

Mike Hallahan became quite well-known in Camden as a boxer and through his connections to the the Camden A.C. baseball club, which played its home games at North 3rd and Erie Streets. His known record as a professional boxer, as of January 2020 shows one draw and three three losses, in 1895 and 1896, records for that era being very incomplete. As an amateur he was at one time the A.A.U. featherweight champion, at 115 lbs. Mike Hallahan was friendly and often trained with Dan McConnell, a North Camden lightweight a top contender in his day. Mike Hallahan's baseball club was one of the top teams in Camden in the 1900s and 1910s. In the 1920s he took an interest in politics in the First Ward as a Democrat and at one time had an oyster house at 106 Vine Street.

Michael J. Hallahan Jr. died at home of a heart attack on June 21, 1934. After services Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, he was buried at Calvary Cemetery in what is now Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Camden Courier-Post * June 22, 1934
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Michael Hallahan - Camden Athletic Club - Dan McConnell - Charley Gardner - Camden City baseball club Sam Clemens - John "Dugan" Hallahan - Edward Hallahan - Sarah "Sally Hallahan - Jennie Hallahan
Mary Hallahan Pellegrino - North Front Street

Camden Courier-Post * June 23, 1934
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Michael Hallahan - Camden Athletic Club - Dan McConnell - Charley Gardner - Camden City baseball club Sam Clemens - John "Dugan" Hallahan - Edward Hallahan - Sarah "Sally Hallahan - Jennie Hallahan
Mary Hallahan Pellegrino

 

 

Camden Courier-Post
December 14, 1944

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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