Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Professor and Mrs. W. A. Loades

Pictured above are Walter A. and Emily Loades. According to the January 1, 1897 issue of the Sandusky Register, Professor Walter A. Loades died on New Year’s Day at the age of 64. Professor Loades, who had lived at 917 Madison Street in Sandusky, was a talented musician and violinist. He had been trained in the Royal Academies of London and Paris, at the expense of the English court. While a young man, Walter was a member of Queen Victoria’s orchestra at Windsor Castle. Prior to moving to the United States in 1872, Professor Loades traveled with Jenny Lind. After moving to Sandusky, Professor Loades married a local young lady named Emily. Mrs. Loades passed away in 1894. The Sandusky Register stated about Professor Loades that “scores of Sandusky musicians owe their accomplishments to him.”  Professor and Mrs. W.A. Loades are buried in Block 93 at Oakland Cemetery. Though Professor Loades was quite successful in his profession, he died in poor circumstances.


Anonymous said...

Wow, great blog post!

Anonymous said...

W.A. (Walter Augustus) Loades married the widow Emily Mary Elems nee Streather in New Shoreham (now Shoreham-By-Sea) on August 24, 1870. They immigrated to Sandusky where her daughter and son-in-law, Emily Mary Sharpe nee Elems and Richard William Sharpe had immigrated. Richard William Sharpe died at his home at 1214 Stone St. in Sandusky in 1923. Richard's widow, daughter of Emily Mary Loades, died in 1941 in Columbus, Ohio, leaving many children and grandchildren.
(S.Mensel 2014)