Frank Guetherman
aka
Tip Gorman



FRANCIS W. GUETHERMAN, who boxed professionally under the name of Tip Gorman was born on September 18, 1900. He was the oldest son of Clara and John William Guetherman, coming before brother John, born in July of 1902. The Guetherman family was living at 1228 North 32nd Street in Cramer Hill when the Census was taken in 1910, and were still at that address in the fall of 1918. His father worked as a clothes cutter.

Frank Guetherman had married by the summer of 1923. Daughter Doris was born on March 31st of the following year, and a son, Arthur, came later. The 1927 Directory shows Francis and Hazel Guetherman residing at 3229 Farragut Avenue in Cramer Hill. He was then working as a welder. By 1929 they had moved to 932 North 34th Street.

Frank Guetherman had another career during the 1920s, as a professional boxer. Records are incomplete as of this writing but newspaper accounts indicate that Frank Guetherman, fighting as a welterweight under the ring name of Tip Gorman, was quite successful as a club fighter in North Jersey and in the Camden Philadelphia area. He retired sometime in late 1927 or early 1928. One of his bouts was against North Camden- based fighter Young O'Connor, whose real name was Caesar Campana Sr., and who went on to own and operate a number of bars in Camden.

On March 1, 1928 Francis Guetherman was appointed to the Camden Police Department along with the following men, Edward Shapiro, August Riehm, William Schriver, Walter Vecander, John V. Wilkie, Earl Wright, Edward Cahill, Marshall Thompson, Stanley Bobiak, Paul Edwards, Leon Feltz, George Getley, Joseph Lack, Thomas Stanton, Otto Toperzer, and Frank Wilmot.

Frank Guetherman returned to professional boxing in September of 1928 at Convention Hall in Camden. He came away with a referee's decision after eight rounds, although by all accounts the fans and local press thought otherwise.

By 1947 Frank Guetherman had been promoted to Sergeant. He was then living with his wife Hazel at 411 North 38th Street in East Camden. Adult daughter Doris Guetherman then also resided at that address.

After retiring from the police department Frank Guetherman eventually moved to Beach Haven, New Jersey. He was still a resident of Beach Haven when he died on February 3, 1988. He was survived by his wife, son and daughter. Hazel Guetherman passed away exactly six years after her husband, on February 3, 1994. Doris Guetherman joined her parents on August 5, 2000.


Camden Courier-Post * September 12, 1928

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Camden Courier-Post * September 19, 1928

Vincent Forgione Wins Decision Over Babe McCorgary
in Veteran's All-Star Benefit Show
 
 
Frank Guetherman
aka Tip Gorman
Vincent Forgione
BooBoo Hoff Mushy Brown
Roxie Allen Babe McCorgary
Mickey Blair Joe Ferguson
Leon Lucas Joe Bashara
Jackie Hindle Thomas Walters
Mathews-Purnell
Post 518, VFW
Joe "Pose" Robinson
Convention Hall Al Gordon
Sgt. Ray Smith Jesse Goss
Edward A. Walsh Tommy "Kid" Murphy
 
 
 
 
 

Camden Morning Post
Camden Courier-Post - August 9, 1933

GUNMEN FIRE AT SALOON, OUTRACE POLICE
MOTORISTS PUT SHOTS THROUGH SOUTH CAMDEN CAFE WINDOW
Car Sighted by Cops After Attack on 'Bluch' Golding's Place
TURN OUT LIGHTS, SPEED OFF AT ORDER TO HALT
Pursuers Send 12 Bullets After Fleeing Machine; May Have Hit One

Occupants of a roadster who are alleged to have fired two shots through a saloon window escaped early today after police fired a dozen shots at the car during a chase of a mile and a half.

Shortly after 1 p. m., Thomas "Bluch" Golding, proprietor of a cafe at 650 Central avenue, notified police of the attack.

Motorcycle Policemen Frank Guetherman and William Thorn saw the car described by Golding, at Ninth and Ferry Avenue. When the officers ordered the car to halt, its lights were extinguished and it sped away.

The police chased it to Fillmore Street, to Van Hook Street to Fourth Street where it disappeared, amid a barrage of bullets from a pump gun fired by the pursuers.

The car was seen to swerve just before it disappeared and police believe the drivel' may have been struck.

Camden Bridge police were notified to watch for the car, which bore a Camden county license.

Golding is a well known Eighth ward politician. He could give no reason for the attack.


CAMDEN COURIER-POST - FEBRUARY 11, 1938

CEDARS OF LEBANON PLAN CHARITY BALL
Floor Show to Be Added Feature of Dance Here on Saturday

Plans for a snappy floor show as an additional feature' of the second annual charity ball of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Camden Forest No. 5, were announced yesterday.

Sonny James with the recording and broadcasting orchestra that bears his name, will supply the music— interspersing swing for the youngsters with waltzes for the old-timers.

James will present as the floor show attraction The Musical Aces and Their Queens, radio performers. 

Harold Stephans, vocalist with the orchestra, also will be featured.

The ball is scheduled for Saturday night at Hotel Walt Whitman.

The general committee consists of the membership of all other committees, which are:

Executive: Joseph C. Brown, Grand Tall Cedar, ex-officio; William E. Strouse, chairman and Daniel W. Forsyth, secretary and treasurer.

Grand Conductor: Walter W. Giffins.

Reception: Paul C. Ireton, leader; George Murray, Walter Morris, William Roher, Harry Holt, Vic Marx, Charles Ackley, Howard Dahl, Francis Gaskill, Frederick von Nieda, and Frank Hartmann.

Tickets, Walter Mattison; door, Louis Bull and Paul B. Miles, press, Frank H. Ryan. Electrical, Wilbur Peters; wardrobe, Charles Neil, William Strong, Elmer Burgess, Taylor Kellogg and Charles Green; safety, Lieut. George W. Frost, Frank Jaggard, Russell Young and Francis Gutherman; decorations, Fred Knodel, Charles Dorrman, Harry Sykes, Harry Flowers, Merton McCormick, Edward Zimmerman and William Delbaugh.



FRANK "TIP GORMAN" GUETHERMAN'S PROFESSIONAL BOXING RECORD
as known as of
1 Wins, 0 by KO, 6 Loss
 
Date   Lb Opponent Lb WLD Location Result
1926-01-28 Young O'Connor

0-0-0

Temple Theater, Camden, New Jersey, United States

L

NWS 8
1926-04-08 Jimmy O'Toole

1-1-0

Temple Theater, Camden, New Jersey, United States

L

NWS 8
1926-07-23 Watson Finch

0-2-0

Camden, New Jersey, United States

W

NWS
1927-03-04 Ray Maxwell

11-2-1

City A.C., Camden, New Jersey, United States

L

NWS
1927-08-12 Tony Gildo

1-5-0

City A.C., Camden, New Jersey, United States

L

NWS 8
Tony Gildo

1-5-0

City A.C., Camden, New Jersey, United States

W

NWS 8
1927-10-13 150 Joe Mooney 146

0-0-0

New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States

L

PTS 6
1927-11-10 Joe Mooney

1-1-0

Auditorium, Wilmington, Delaware, 
Newspaper decision from the Chester Times

L

NWS 6
1928-09-18

Joe Bashara

Convention Hall,
Camden, New Jersey

W

Ref 8

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