Jackie Hindle

JOHN A. "JACKIE" HINDLE was born April 26, 1901 in England to Robert and Edith Hindle. The Hindle family, which included younger brother Theodore, came to America in 1909, and by 1919 had settled in Camden NJ, where they rented a home at 816 Tulip Street. Robert Hindle worked as a blacksmith at a shipyard, most likely that of the New York Shipbuilding Corporation. Jackie Hindle was working there as a draftsman's helper by January of 1920, and brother Theodore was a machinists' apprentice. The 1924 Camden City Directory shows that Jackie Hindle had moved out of his father's home and was living at 689 Morgan Street.

Jackie Hindle fought professionally from 1923 to 1929 as a lightweight. His opponents included future Junior Welterweight World Champion Johnny Jadick. He also fought Camden lightweight Lew Skymer, the two would remain friends outside the ring for many years afterwards.

After a scrape with the law that saw him sentenced to state prison in the early 1930s, Jackie Hindle returned to Camden and remained in the city with his boxing days behind him. He worked in the 1930s and 1940s as steward and bartender at the 14th Ward Democrat Club, at 2461 South 7th Street in Camden. In 1936 he was living at 685 Woodland Avenue, a short walk from the club. By 1947 the Jackie Hindle was living at 537 Fairview Street, in "the Terraces" neighborhood of Camden, adjacent to the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyards.  

Jackie Hindle stayed in Camden through his later years. He died in May of 1970, survived by his wife Helen, sons William and John A. Jr., and brother Theodore. 

Won 6 (KOs 0) | Lost 6 | Drawn 0 | Tot 2  

Known Career Record

Date   Lb Opponent Lb WLD Last 6 Location Result
1928-03   Joey Michaels       Camden Convention Hall, 
Camden NJ, USA
L KO 4
1928-02-10   Jack Gallagher       Cambria Athletic Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA L    
1928-02-08   Joey Hatfield       Conshohocken, PA, USA   PTS 6
1928-02-06   Harry Larson       Atlantic City, NJ, USA   PTS  
1928-01-06   Harry Larson       Conshohocken, PA, USA   PTS 8
1928-01-02   Joey Blake       Conshohocken, PA, USA L PTS 8
1927             W    
1927             W    
1926-12-17   Roxie Allen       Camden NJ L PTS 8
1926-06-07   Roxie Allen       Camden NJ L PTS 8
1925-03-15   Johnny Jadick   3-0-0
Philadelphia, PA, USA L PTS 8
Bout held in March
1925-01-01   Joe Wilton   0-0-0
Cambria Athletic Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA W PTS 6

This record may be incomplete/inaccurate

Camden Courier-Post - January 17, 1928


JACKIE HINDLE, Camden lightweight who beat Harry Larsen, of Atlantic City last night in the eight round semi-final at the Northside A.C., Atlantic City NJ. It was Hindle’s third victory in four starts since his attempted “comeback”.    

Camden Courier-Post - January 3, 1928

Roxie Allen Starts New Year in Impressive Style
by Shading Al Del Galdo in Convention Hall Finale

Long and Short Knockout Artists of Riverside put Quietus on Opponents

By Tom Ryan

The year of 1928 evidently is going to be kinder to Roxie Allen, one of the best local lightweights, than the last one and 1927 can not be said to have frowned upon the pugilistic careers of the downtown Italian, despite the fact that he lost his first scrap that year 

Allen started off the New Year on the right foot by defeating Al Del Galdo, clever New York thumper, in the feature eight-round bout at the Convention Hall last night, while the same day last year he took one of the niftiest pastings of his career when he encountered Basil Galiano, of New Orleans, at the Philadelphia Arena. Allen won four rounds of his scrap with Del Galdo, while the invader carried three and one was as even as a carpenter’s level. 

Two of the other four settos on the night’s program terminated in knockouts, while the other brace of jousts went the limit. Kid Boots and Joey Michaels, the Long and Short knockout twins of Riverside, again stepped into the limelight by carting their rival foemen in rapid-fire order. Michaels knocked out Jimmy Costello of Philadelphia, in the second round, while Boots flattened Stanley Criss, another Pere Penn scrapper, in the first round of the third bout.

Grande Proves Too Elusive For Ross

Frisco Grande, of New York, proved too elusive for Pee Wee Ross, local flyweight, in the eight round semi-final and won hands down. Jackie Hindle, another local product, also finished on the short end of the verdict in his fracas with Joey Blake, of Conshohocken, Hindle’s wildness leading to his downfall. 

However, the main fracas held the interest of the crowd as Del Galdo was confident before the contest that he would overpower the local Italian. Al simply failed in what many another mitt wielder has felt certain he could accomplish as Allen was crafty enough to take the lead during most of the fuss, and, after jolting home a few shots at long range, would sew Al up tight as a drum when they came to close quarters. 

Allen was clearly entitled to the verdict as he landed far more punches than Del Galdo, took the initiative more often and sustained less damage than the good-looking New Yorker. 

The downtown Italian one-twoed his way to the decision, first stabbing his left to the head, then crossing with the right to the same spot. Del Galdo centered his attack upon Allen's body for the first six rounds and attained very little for his efforts as that is one of Allen's strong points and a spot on which few of his opponents ever attempt to stage an assault in order to beat him. 

But Del Galdo wised up after the sixth, shifted his attack to the head in the seventh and almost brought Allen to the mat with a crushing right hook to the jaw. It was the hardest punch of the bout and Allen's knees sagged a bit under the impulse of the wallop, which forced him to hold until he collected his bearings. After the break Al followed up with a stiff left hook to the body and  Allen did the sailor’s hornpipe for the remainder of the round. 

That was Del Galdo’s best session, and the only round in which either lad was in a precarious position. 

Allen's best round was the fifth. In that period he hit Del Galdo with at least a dozen rights on the chin, but none of the slams carried enough pressure to daze the New Yorker, who kept coming forward after every punch. Allen also carried the final session by quite a fair margin, and gave Al plenty of “roughing” in doing so. 

There was little to rave about the first four rounds, one or two mixups on the ropes constituting the major part of the scrapping, but those scrambles led the fans to belies that something might turn up in the closing sessions and it did.  Allen had won the first and third rounds by mere shadows, while Del Galdo copped the fourth with the second being even, but from the fourth on the boys stepped on “it” and finished in whirlwind fashion.

Last Four Rounds of Action

 Allen romped away with the fifth in great style; Del Galdo came back and won the sixth and also grabbed the seventh, while  Allen fought his way back to an edge in the eight and every session was crammed full of action. All things considered, it was a satisfactory skirmish and sent the mob home well pleased.

Last Four Rounds of Action

Allen romped away with the fifth in great style; Del Galdo came back and won the sixth and also grabbed the seventh, while Allen fought his way back to an edge in the eight and every session was crammed full of action. All things considered, it was a satisfactory skirmish and sent the mob home well pleased.

The surprise of the night cropped up in the semi-final. Ross, who has been traveling at a fast pace in his last few bouts, was expected to win over Grande, but alas and alack, Pee Wee stubbed his toe. Grande proved to be a regular whill-of-the-wisp and Ross found it difficult to locate the bigger portion of the foe.

Grande displayed a dandy left hand. In fact, he did more tricks with it than a monkey can do with a peanut. He jabbed, hooked, and uppercutted with his unorthodox plan until Ross appeared to be bewildered. Nevertheless Pee Wee finished strong and had Grande holding in the final session. Grande copped five rounds, four of them by wide margins, while Ross gained a slight edge in the fourth and sixth and won the eighth by a wide gulf. Ross weighed 110½ while Grande came in at 114 pounds.

While Hindle won three rounds of his skirmish with Blake the latter won the periods credited to him by wider margins than any credited to Jackie. The local lad carried the first three rounds, while Blake carried off the honors in the last half of the battle.

Hindle's Wildness Loses Tilt

The fact that Hindle has been inactive for a long period was very much in evidence last night and was the main cause of his losing the verdict. His judgment of distance was weird and lost him the fuss. He missed any number of swings, which if they had found their mark would have been moiré than enough to have enabled him to romp home a winner. But Jackie was away off, and as a result Blake, an awkward southpaw, got in many telling uppercuts due to Jackie's missing.

Hindle, however, fought his usual courageous battle and with a few more fight under his belt should be ready to tackle far bigger game than Blake. The Pennsylvanian was three pounds lighter than Hindle, who weighed in at 136 pounds.

Camden Courier-Post - January 21, 1928

Johnny Oakey Outslugs Johnny Haystack in One of Wildest Scraps Ever Staged at Convention Hall 
Haystack Proves Tough 'Egg' and Gives Trenton Lad a Great Big for Decision

By Tom Ryan

If Johnny Haystack, of Binghamton NY, and Johnny Oakey, the Trenton “cobble thrower,” aren’t suffering from headaches today then neither one of them ever will.

For that pair of bone-crushing middleweights staged one of the wildest scrapes seen here in many moons at Convention halt last night. Oakey gaining the verdict by a fair margin in an eight-round fuss which included more heavy ‘rocking and socking” than is piled into a dozen ordinary combats. 

Oakey threw more 'cobbles' than Haystack threw 'bricks’ with the result that he was credited with five rounds, while Haystack was given the edge in the remaining three periods.

Besides the feature fracas, four other skirmishes were presented to a fair-sized crowd .

In the eight-round semi-flnal, Al Rowe, of Philadelphia. who was finally secured to box Mickey Griffin, of Newark. after Eddie Chaney of Whitman Park, and Joey Blake, of Conshohocken both were forced to withdraw from this match, gave Griffin a nifty boxing lesson to win the tilt hands down. Jackie Hindle, of Camden, outpointed Jackie Cassell, of Norristown, in the main preliminary of six rounds; Joey Michaels, of Riverside. scored his sixth straight knockout here when he flattened Jack Dundee, of Philadelphia, in the second round of the second bout, while Bert Brown, of East Camden, disposed of Fred Risco, of Philadelphia in the third chapter of the opener.


Rowe Displays Brilliant Form

There was nothing to the semi-final but Rowe. After Griffen had held the clever Philadelphian even in the first session, Rowe stepped on it and won every one of the remaining seven rounds. He owns one of the best left hands trotted out for inspection here in some time. Al jabbed, hooked, and upper-cutted with that wing to such an extent that Griffen must have thought he was mixed up in a gang fight and that everybody was tanking "picks" at him.

Rowe had Mickey in bad shape in the closing rounds but lacked the punch to put him away. However, his showing was tophole throughout and won him a host of admirers. He weighed 128, while Griffen tipped the beam at 130-1/2.

Hindle looked like himself again in his fuss with Cassell. Jackie forced the issue, hit harder and cleaner and won four rounds by clean-cut margins. He carried the first, second, fifth and sixth while Cassell won the fourth with the third being even-up. Hindle's judgment of distance was far better than when he last appeared here, few of his punches missing the target. He weighed 136, while Cassell was one pound heavier.


Brown didn't have much trouble with Risoc in the opener. The latter was game and willing but far to inexperienced to cope with his foeman. Brown won the first two sessions and stopped his opponent with a flurry of body punches in the third. Brown came in at 131, while Risco weighed 134-1/2.

Camden Courier-Post - February 7, 1928

Still Winning

Jackie Hindle, local lightweight, who defeated Harry Larson, of Atlantic City, at the Northside A.C., Atlantic City last night, will appear at the same club tomorrow night in a special show arranged by the Atlantic City Elks. Hindle, who easily won over Larson last night, is scheduled to meet Joey Hatfield, of Conshohocken, in the final six-round tilt on tomorrow nights program.

Camden Courier-Post - February 8, 1928

Jackie Hindle Meets Joey Hatfield Tonight

Inspired as the result of his handy victory over Harry Larson Monday, Jackie Hindle will again fight before an Atlantic City gallery tonight when he clashes with Joey Hatfield, Conshohocken lightweight. The bout occupies the feature end of the benefit show being staged under the auspices of the Atlantic City Elks.

Hindle whipped Larson in the windup at the Northside arena Monday night and is expected to provide the sparkling part of tonight's bill. Hatfield is both rugged and aggressive and should prove a good match for the local ringster. The duel is limited to eight rounds.

Tony Russo of Pleasantville tackles Jimmy Burns of Philadelphia in the semi-final. "Papers" Jimmy Kelly and Larson clash in the main second tilt, while a pair of shore youths are matched for the opener.

Camden Courier-Post - February 9, 1928

Jackie Hindle Winner Over Joey Hatfield

Atlantic City, February 9- Jackie Hindle, speedy fairview lightweight, handed Joey Hatfield, the rugged Philadelphian, a trimming in a fast battle at the Elk's Club here last night.

Jimmy Burns, Philadelphia, shaded Tony Russo of Pleasantville in four rounds. Harry Larson, of Atlantic City defeated "Papers" Jimmy Kelly, Atlantic City, in another four-rounder. Dominio Fats, Atlantic City, lost to Jimmy Pope, Philadelphia, in the four-round opener.

Camden Courier-Post - February 10, 1928

Hindle Sets Record As Busiest Boxer

The busiest scrapper in this section. That's Jackie Hindle, local lightweight. Hindle will wage his third battle in five days when he clashes with Jack Gallagher, of Philadelphia, in the semi-final at the Cambria Club, Philadelphia, tonight.

Hndle whipped Harry Larson at Atlantic City Monday night and returned to the shore to spank Joey Hatfield Wednesday. Tonight's tilt is his third this week, and he is engaged to work weight rounds.

Pat Haley, Kensington walloper, and Irish Danny Fagan of Newark, box the windup of the show. Three other battles are on the card.

Camden Courier-Post - April 27, 1928

Fans Anticipate Stirring Bout When Mickey Blair
 Clashes With Joey Michaels Here Tonight

Friends of Principals Will Not Offer Odds on Convention Hall Final


Camden Courier-Post - April 28, 1928

Fans Jeer As Referee Smith Gives Draw Decision
in 'Mickey' Blair-Joey Michaels Bout




Camden Courier-Post
April 28, 1928


Camden Courier-Post * September 12, 1928


Camden Courier-Post - January 10, 1931


John "Jackie" Hindle, 28, of 2277 South Seventh Street, one-time boxer and former policeman, was sent to jail in default of $500 bond by Judge Pancoast in police court yesterday to ensure the payment of a $15 weekly support order for his wife, Helen, and three children.

Mrs. Hindle lives at 924 Tulip Street. She testified she had received no money for several weeks. Hindle said since he lost his job as a policeman about a year ago he had been unable to obtain work.

Camden Courier-Post - June 10, 1933

Former Camden Boxer· Paroled After Serving Two of Four-Year Sentence

Roxie Allen came home yesterday, sans the rough and reckless spirit of the youthful ring warrior who went to state prison more than two years ago. 

He left behind him the "number" 'by which he was known in the "Big House" at Trenton and returned as Rocco Auletto. Also discarded with the number was the care-free air that was a chief characteristic of the colorful battler around whom flocked thousands of sport fans in this city a few years ago. 

The transformation in Roxie seems to be complete. None the less eager to spend his vast store of energy he now is serious to a depth that surprises those who greeted a solemn man in place of the precocious boy they saw "go up the river." 

Allen, who was sentenced to serve four years on March 25, 1931, on holdup charges, was granted a parole Thursday by the Court of Pardons. He was one of 92 who bade farewell to Col. Edward B. Stone, warden, and Col. George L. Selby, chief deputy warden. The. court granted 114 paroles of 612 applicants. Seventeen will be freed in September. 

Roxie, who is 24, was greeted by Mike DeLeece, his manager, when Allen fought in the ring as a welterweight. 

Allen with four others was convicted in Atlantic county common pleas court on charges of holding up a craps game in a Vineland pool room. . 

DeLeece said Allen is anxious to re-enter the ring. He will be ready to go back in the ring within two weeks," DeLeece stated. Allen weighs about 160 pounds, is browned by outdoor work as a trusty and has kept in ring training, participating in bouts within the prison. Previous to serving at Trenton, Allen was at the Bordentown State Prison Farm. 

Another boxer, Jackie Hindle, who served as a Camden policeman, was reported paroled yesterday. This could not be confirmed last night. 

Camden Courier-Post - June 23, 1933

Leslie Orr, 'Polack Joe' Devon, Jackie Hindle and Walter Kennedy Freed 

Four well-known Camden county men who had been in the state penitentiary at Trenton for at least one year are now at liberty on parole. It was revealed at Trenton yesterday that the State Board of Pardons had granted paroles last week to Leslie W. Orr, Haddonfield real estate broker; Joseph "Polack Joe" Devon, South Camden sportsman, Jackie Hindle, former Camden cop, and Walter Kennedy, formerly a boxer and cafe owner. 

The pardons court followed its custom of making no public announcement of the paroles, but admitted upon questioning yesterday that the four local men had been liberated. 

Orr, who resided at 112 Avondale avenue, Haddonfield, and had a real estate office in Collingswood, was sentenced May 24, 1932, to two years after he pleaded non vult to 20 allegations that he embezzled a total of $12,000. He had surrendered when a warrant was issued for him on behalf of the widowed mother of seven children. She had charged him with embezzling $1500. Sentence was imposed after Orr had made an abortive effort to make full restitution. 

It was Devon's second parole. He served two years of a five-year "stretch" for manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Joseph Cimini in the Sixth Ward Republican Club, and was paroled in 1930. Less than five months later, he and a companion drove into the yard of an alleged disorderly house at Atco as state troopers were raiding it. Devon, who 
was driving, attempted to drive away, but troopers stopped the machine. A .38 caliber pistol was found on Devon. He was subsequently sentenced on March 30, 1931, to two and one-half years for carrying the weapon. At that time, it was also believed he would 
have to serve the remaining three years of his first sentence for violating his parole. 

Kennedy was sentenced June 8, 1932, to one year for attempting to rob a bus driver at Sixth and State Streets and also to six months more for carrying a gun.

Hindle and George Schaeffer were each given two and one-half years for breaking into the soft-drink establishment of William Tansky at 1903 South Sixth Street, where a wrist watch was stolen. Sentence was imposed February 2, 1932.

Camden Courier-Post - August 10, 1936

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Camden Courier-Post
December 18, 1939

Joe Spearing
Jersey Joe Walcott - Roxie Allen
Frankie Blair -
Mickey Blair
Tommy Ricco - Battling Mack
Lew Skymer - Jackie Hindle
Charlie Mack -
Eddie Chaney
Young O'Connor
- Frankie Rapp
Pee Wee Ross - Bobby Zimmerman
Nick Nichols - Joey Allen
Johnny Lucas - Joey Straiges
Jim Braddock - Sgt. Ray Smith
Walter "Walter West" Kennedy
Caesar Campana
Johnny Duca - Mickey Duca - Al White
George Chaney - Benny Bass - Kid Williams
Johnny Buff - Danny Kramer - Pete Williams
Shamus Maguire - Lew Jackson - Paddy Lyons
Johnny Attell - Billy Marino - Young Firpo
Young Palmer - Tommy Dundee
Tommy McCann
Harry Shaw - Tom Walters
All Ettore - Joey O'Donnell
Mike DeLeece - Young Lawrence
Charlie Harris - Bill McFarland
Dominick Lombardo
Daniel Gallasso
James McSparrin
Paul Daly


Camden Courier-Post * December 20, 1939

Frank Kopesky - James Braddock - Jersey Joe Walcott - Roxie Allen - Frankie Blair - Mickey Blair
Lew Skymer - Battling Mack -
Joe Spearing- Frankie Rapp - Johnny Lucas - Joey Straiges - Joey Allen
Sgt. Ray SmithTommy Ricco - Al Daley - Jackie Hindle -
Eddie Chaney
 Caesar Campana - Young O'Connors - Charlie Mack - Pee Wee Ross - Bobby Zimmerman
Buck Flemming - Joe Shannon -Kayo Palmer - Pat Lawrence- Dave Lambert
Young Lawrence - Archie McNew - Lou Jackson - Al White - Young Palmer - Tommy Dundee
Joe Mangold - Joey O'Donnell  - Young Joe Firpo

Camden Courier-Post * March 19, 1949

Charley Humes
Roxie Allen
Mickey Blair
Shamus Maguire
Eddie Chaney
Pee Wee Ross
Jackie Hindle
Watson FInch
George Abner
Nick Nichols
Dixie Allen
Mike O'Dowd
Benny Leonard
Pete Herman
Jimmy Wilde
Gene Tunney
John Smith
Lee Smith
Lou McFarland
Higgins & Kaplam
Tommy James
Sgt. Ray Smith
Pose Robinson
Willie Davis
Harry Smith
Jim Kelly

Temple Theatre
Newt Blanchard
Broadway Theater
Convention Hall
Plaza Hotel
Roy R. Stewart
Mike Brennan
Tommy Loughran
Jack Dempsey

K.O. Joey O'Donnell

Frankie Conway
Willie Spencer
Charlie Daggert
Jimmy Rafferty
Eddie "Kid" Wagner
Young Sherlock
Eddie Forrest
Battling Nelson
Willie Fuller
Joey O'Connor

Chick Hunt
Eddie Melson

Joe "Kid" FIsher
Harry "Dick" Donoh
Nick Nichols
Eddie Prince
Johnny Sapio

Weber's Hof Brau
Young Joe Grim
Edward Garrity
George Murphy
Eddie Tighe
Richie Joehner
Jimmy Tighe
Jimmy Jordan
Eddie Douglas
Bobby Graham
Steve Jackson
Frankie McLaughlin
Neil McLaughlin
Johnny "Homo" Bryan
Duncan Carswell
Jimmy Dean
Jack Dean

Theo Ellick
Joe Spearing
"Red" Haines
Standard Theater

Everett Joslin
John Taylor

Joey Powell
Soldier Freeman
Victor King
Augie Oswald
Charlie Mack
Battling Mack