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.