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Joseph Francis Anthony “Philadelphia Jack” Hagen

  • Original Name John O'Brien
  • Birth 17 Jan 1878 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 12 Nov 1942 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section 4, Range 2, Lot 6, South Grave
  • Memorial ID 14916605

Professional Boxer. Joseph Francis Anthony Hagen's parents were Patrick T. Hagen of Derry, County Cavan, Ireland, who immigrated to the USA around 1870, and his wife, Mary. The name was originally "O'Hagan" but changed to "Hagen" by Patrick when he immigrated. Joseph's siblings were Mary, Sadie, Anna, Kathryn, and John Thomas Augustine Hagen ("Young Jack O'Brien"). He was the World Light-Heavyweight Champion from 1905 to 1912. O'Brien's most memorable fight occurred when he defeated World Champion Bob Fitzsimmons in 13 rounds to win the title in December 1905. Some of his other notable opponents were Joe Walcott, Kid McCoy and Tommy Ryan. His career record in 180 fights is 147 wins, 41 loses and 19 draws. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1994.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 13 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14916605
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Francis Anthony “Philadelphia Jack” Hagen (17 Jan 1878–12 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14916605, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .