Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Gabrielle Ray – The Cannock Chase Courier – Saturday 13th March 1909

Miss Gabrielle Ray tells of a certain stage carpenter who one day approached his manager for an increase in wages. “Why,” said the manager. “I don’t quite see my way to giving you a rise. You have nothing much to do. Half the time you are merely standing in the wings listening to the play.” “Yes, sir.” replied the carpenter with a wry face as be turned to more away, “that’s just it.”

 

The Cannock Chase Courier – Saturday 13th March 1909

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Eric Loder – Sunday Pictorial – Sunday Mirror – Sunday 23rd May 1920

SOCIETY WEDDING.

 

Major Eric Loder and Iris Lady Lawson, who have just married.. Major Loder is a good tennis player and in March beat the Prince of Wales.

 

Sunday Pictorial – Sunday 23rd May 1920

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Eric Loder – Sunday Pictorial – Sunday 30th July 1922

GUIDING BABY FEET

 

Mrs. Eric Loder, the charming wife of Major Eric Loder, with her little daughter Pamela happy in the grounds of Woodlands, Farnham Common, Bucks. Mrs. Eric Loder is the daughter of the Hon. Eustace Fitzgerald.

 

Sunday Pictorial – Sunday 30th July 1922

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Gabrielle Ray – Monogram

 

Gabrielle Ray – Autograph – 1907

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Gabrielle Ray – Autograph – 1907

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Forget-Me-Not

Gabrielle Ray featured on the cover of the 24th April 1909 issue of Forget-Me-Not, ‘A Dainty Journal for Ladies,’

published in London by Alfred Harmsworth’s Amalgamated Press Ltd

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Gabrielle Ray – Crippled Children Appeal – The Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) – Wednesday 25th September 1907

LORD MAYOR

AND

CRIPPLED CHILDREN.

 The Daily Telegraph

APPEAL

HELP FROM THE LITTLE ONES’

 

To-day’s list of subscription to the Lord Mayor’s special appeal for £10,000 –  to complete the £60,000 required for his Cripples’ Home and College at Alton- again contains several children’s collections.

On the Lord Mayor’s table at the Mansion House lie letters in all styles of childish handwriting from willing helpers of tender years. Quaint epistles are some of these, deliciously unconventional in spelling, and unfettered by rules of grammar, but all breathe the same gracious, generous spirit of sympathy for the sufferers, and desire to relieve their distresses. It is good to see such sympathy. No better answer could be offered to those who regard the happiness of childhood as a form of merely physical wellbeing than the spectacle of these kind little hearts prompted by the divine touch of pity. Healthy and merry, as they run and sport by sea or hill or vale, the fortunate children of England may well pause to hear the appeal of those others, no older than themselves in years, but so much older in the awful knowledge of, searching pain, whose hopes of being able one day to run or climb or swim lie in the shillings that our boys and girls can send to the Lord, Mayor’s table.

Among the children’s letters that his lordship has already received is a touching revelation of a little one’s faith in the King. Little Eileen, having heard that his Majesty has always been a supporter of Sir William Treloar’s fund, wrote to the Sovereign as follows:

Dear King – I have been wanting to know if you know of any very poor children that have no mother or father.

And I have sent this money for them. – With love from Eileen.

Harry C. Nathan writes:

I have the honour to enclose your Lordship 10s 7d, which I have collected towards the Crippled Children’s Fund. I may mention that I am only ten years of age, and shall be pleased to hare another card if you will kindly allow me.

Here is another letter:

Dear Lord Mayor – I am sending you my card and portal order for 6s 5½ d. This makes £1 0s ld I have collected during my holidays for your Cripples’ Home. Hoping you will get all the money you want for the cripples. – Yours truly,

Nancy Janeman (aged 8 years)

It is a pleasure to note that Mr. Daniel Duff, jun., figures as a contributor; and the cheque sent by Lady Campbell Clarke for £50 is particularly welcome.

A first instalment from what promises to be a substantial source of revenue is to hand from Mr. W. Crichton-Higgs, who is making an original effort to augment the fund. Starting at Daly’s Theatre, he has secured autographed postcard portraits of Miss Lily Elsie, Miss Gabrielle Ray, and Mr. Joseph Coyne, which have been so readily sold that other leading artistes at the principal theatres, with the cooperation of the several managements, are to be invited also to assist the cause in a similar manner.

Donations, however small, may be seat to the Mansion House, or to The Daily Telegraph, Fleet-street, cheques and postal orders to be made payable to the Lord Mayor’s Cripples’ Fund, and crossed “and Co,” and the letters marked “Cripples’ Fund.”

Yesterday the Lord Mayor received C. Crichton-Higgs, Esq., Highbury (proceeds of sale of signed photographic postcards of Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Lily Elmo. and Mr. Joseph Coyne, at Daly’s Theatre, by kind permission of the manager)  £10 – 0 – 0

(Using the Historic inflation calculator the £10 – 10s raised has an equivalent spending power in 2020 of £1,239.37)

 

The Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) – Wednesday 25th September 1907

 

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-1633409/Historic-inflation-calculator-value-money-changed-1900.html

 

 

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The Daily Citizen (Manchester) – Friday 24th July 1914

DECREE NISI FOR MISS GABRIELLE RAY.

 

There was a crowd in the court during the hearing of the case in which Mrs. Gabrielle Elizabeth Loder (Miss Gabrielle Ray) obtained a decree dissolving her marriage with Mr. Eric Raymond Loder, who did not put in a defence.

Mr. Barnard, R.C. (for the petitioner), said the marriage took place at St. Edward’s Church, Windsor. The parties lived together until February, 1912, when Mrs. Loder’s husband left her. The result was that the wife communicated with him, and in July, 1913, she was granted a decree for restitution of conjugal rights. The husband had not complied with it.

The Daily Citizen (Manchester) – Friday 24th July 1914

 

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – Bradford Weekly Telegraph – Friday 24th July 1914

GABRIELLE RAY

Musical Comedy Actress’s Divorce.

 

Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane in Divorce Court yesterday pronounced a decree nisi dissolving the marriage of Mrs. Gabrielle Elizabeth Loder, better known as Miss Gabrielle Ray, musical comedy actress, on the ground of the desertion and misconduct of her husband, Mr. Eric Loder.

The respondent entered no defence. The case was heard in a crowded court.

Mr. Barnard, for the petitioner, said the marriage took pace in May, 1912, at Windsor. The respondent left his wife in the following February. A decree of restitution of conjugal rights was granted on March 14th this year, but this had not been complied with. Mr. Loder was watched, and on May 1st last he wee seen to go to the Great Western Hotel, Paddington, where be stayed the night with a lady.

The petitioner, attired in a blue dress and wearing a blue straw hat trimmed with white, the witness box and gave evidence in subdued tones and with emotion.

She said there was no child of the marriage. When her husband her she wrote letters to him, but as he not return she obtained a decree of restitution, which he had not obeyed.

She then instructed her solicitors to have him watched, and the present proceedings were the result.

As soon as she had given her evidence Mrs. Loder left the court with her solicitor before the case had finished.

The decree was pronounced in her absence.

 

Bradford Weekly Telegraph – Friday 24th July1914

 

 

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Gabrielle Ray – All Fools’ Day Revel – The Sporting Times – Saturday 4th April 1914

 

ROUND THE TOWN.

 I looked in at the All Fools’ Day Revel at Covent Garden on Wednesday night, but, truth to tell, though it was very full, the proceedings were not particularly hilarious. In fact, the majority the participants wore a worried look, suggestive of unpaid rent, and obtrusive tax collectors. Well known people were scarce, but I caught a glimpse of Marie Lohr dancing energetically; Gabrielle Ray, otherwise Mrs. Eric Loder, in very natty sailor boy’s costume; Lily Elsie, who hardly left her box; while the men, Sir “Romeo” Stuart was here, there, and everywhere, and a young Guardsman of my acquaintance was very resplendent in the uniform his grandfather wore at Waterloo.

The Sporting Times – Saturday 4th April 1914

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