Rose Stahl was a Canadian/American stage actress, born in Montreal. Her father was Col. Ernest Charles Stahl, a newspaperman who was drama and music critic for a newspaper called the Chicago InterOcean and her mother was French-Canadian. The Col in front her father's name suggests he was a veteran of the Civil War. Stahl spent her formative years in Chicago where her father worked. She later moved to Trenton New Jersey when Col.