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New York Obituaries - 1899 - Richard Stahl
The body of Richard Stahl, musical director with Daly's "The Runaway Girl" Company,
who died Wednesay night at his home, 345 West Twenty-third Street, was taken to
Philadelphia yesterday, and will be buried there. Mr. Stahl's death was caused
by inflammatory rheumatism. He first became ill while in Boston last May. He
had written several songs for Hoyt's plays, and was at one time musical director of
Hoyt's Theatre, now the Madison Square. Later he directed the orchestra at
Koster & Bial's, and in early Spring went with "The Runaway Girl." His longest
composition was an opera entitled "The Sea King," played in Wallack's Theatre in
1890. He was a member of the Musical Union. He was born and educated in Germany,
and gave up a Lieutenancy in the German Army to come to America. A widow and one
child survive him.
Source: NY Times, Friday, Jul 7, 1899
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