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 – Engagement – The Civil & Military Gazette – Friday 2nd February 1912

The Daily Mail’s Paris correspondent is informed that Mr. Eric Loder, son of Mr. Alfred Loder and nephew of Major Eustace Loder, has become engaged to Miss Gabrielle Ray the musical comedy actress. Mr. Loder, who is staying at the Hotel Murice, confirmed the news of his engagement. Miss Ray, when seen later, also smilingly confirmed the news, but said she would prefer to make no statement for publication. No date is yet fixed for the marriage. An enthusiastic Frenchman, writing in the Temps, described Miss Ray as the prettiest actress on the English stage and the most beautiful woman in the United Kingdom.

 

The Civil & Military Gazette – Friday 2nd February 1912

 

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Pamela Loder – Death – 1941

 

Pamela Loder – Death – 1941

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Gabrielle Ray – Wedding -The Birmingham Weekly Post – Saturday 2nd March 1912

 

 

MISS GABRIELLE RAY’S WEDDING.

BRIDE FAILS TO APPEAR.

SINGULAR AFFAIR

Miss Gabrielle Ray, the musical actress was not married yesterday. The general impression shared apparently the bridegroom – was her wedding Mr Eric Loder was to take place eleven o’clock at St Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, Windsor. A message from the Windsor correspondent of the “London Evening News” states that ceremony was fixed for the mentioned and Mr Loder was there, but after waiting for an hour he left in his motor car. The bridegroom did not enter the church but remained with Canon Longinotto, was to perform the ceremony. The organist arrived, and was ready to play the wedding march that had been specially written the occasion. The choir were there in their surplices, together with the registrar. After waiting for and hour the Canon sent word that the bride not yet arrived, and therefore present “had better leave the church.” The chancel was decorated with palms, arum lilies, white lilac, ferns, double stocks, and Cuban roses. Every preparation had made for a wedding, and it was understood that the bride would motor from London.

The mystery deepened as the result of an enquiry at noon by a Press representative at Miss Ray’s flat in Bolton Gardens, Kensington. He was informed by a maid that Miss Ray was at home, but after waiting a few minutes she returned with information that “I now find that Miss Ray is not at home.” At nine o’clock this morning a car containing three male friends the prospective bride and bridegroom called at Bolton Gardens. The men left the car and went to Ray’s flat. Shortly afterwards left with the expected bride. At noon another car called for Miss Ray in accordance with instructions. The chauffeur was informed that it would not be required.

Miss Gabrielle Ray, who is a little over 26 years of age, made her first appearance on the stage at the Princess’s Theatre on Oxford Street, as the child Geraldine in famous old play, “Green Bushes.” Other parts in connection with which Mr Eric Loder’s fiancée will be remembered were Thisbe in “The Orchid,” Lady Dorothy Congress in “The Little Cherub,” and So-Hie in “See-See” at Daly’s. Miss Gabrielle Ray was also one of the many “Merry Widows” engaged Mr George Edwardes to take the place of Miss Lily Elsie.

MERELY POSTPONED.

 The Press Association says Miss Gabrielle Ray authorises the statement that she is ill in bed and the wedding is merely postponed.

 

The Birmingham Weekly Post – Saturday 2nd March 1912

 

Gabrielle Ray (J. Beagles 701 B)

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 23rd September 1936

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Eric Loder – The Bystander – Wednesday 19th February 1936

 

Eleanor to Her Friends

 

A charming couple that we encountered in New York were Mr. and Mrs. Eric Loder, who have been for months in Canada settling up the affairs of Mrs. Loder’s late husband, the Canadian millionaire, Sir Mortimer Davis.

It is good news that they are coming over to London this spring, if only for a visit. Mrs. Loder – “Eleanor” to her friends – is a beautiful woman, with a tall, graceful figure, a flashing smile, and about the best collection of rubies we have ever seen.

The Bystander – Wednesday 19th February 1936

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Eric Loder – Ella Maxwell – The Tatler – Wednesday 1st September 1937

 

THE RIVIERA BY NIGHT

Miss Elsa Maxwell and Major Loder getting on well together.

Miss Elsa Maxwell has been down south for several weeks, and takes every available party in her stride.

Miss Maxwell seen here with Major Eric Loder at the Cannes Palm Beach Casino.

 

The Tatler – Wednesday 1st September 1937

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Pamela Loder – Death – 1941

Pamela Loder – The New York Times – 1941

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Mrs. Iris Mary Wallis – The Reading Standard – Friday 30th August 1940

LOCAL WILLS

 

Mrs. Iris Mary Wallis, of Haley Green Farm, Warfield, and formerly of Ashill House, Ilminster,  Somerset, who died on May 25 last, wife of Gerald Pearson Wallis, left £34,508 13s. 6d with net personality £34.380 1s. 7d. Probate has been granted to her husband and her daughter, Mrs. Daphne Olive Cely-Trevillan of Midelney Manor, Drayton, Taunton. She left her jewellery, etc., to her daughter Pamela Katharine Loder and appointed in her favour her interest under a certain deed; her household, etc., effects to her husband for life and then to her daughter Pamela; and the residue to her daughter Daphne.

 

The Reading Standard – Friday 30th August 1940

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Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – The Daily Mirror – Friday, 24th July 1914

 

Divorce – The Daily Mirror – 1914

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Eric Loder – Sporting Times – Saturday 15th August 1914

 

CORRESPONDENCE.

 MOBILISATION AT DIEPPE.

 To the Editor of the “Sporting Times.”

 

Dear Sir, – The order of mobilisation was received here yesterday (Saturday) about five o’clock, and among others to start at once to join their regiments were Pierre Mallet and Bernard, the well-known French boxer. The Casino was taken by the military authorities at midnight to be transformed into temporary barracks, but under any circumstances could not have been kept open long, most of the employees, having to take up military duty, had to leave during the night. There were three tables of baccarat going until twelve o’clock, when Mr. Eric Loder, who was the biggest winner of the evening, invited the whole of the Casino staff to the American Bar for supper. A very pleasant night was spent by all, although many had to leave during the Sunday for service, French patriotic songs being sung by Monsieurs Suto and Fabrey, who sang the “Marseillaise” with much spirit, to be followed by Harry Miller, who sang “God Save the King” and many English, Irish, Scotch, and American songs, Mr. Eric Loder being escorted home to the Royal at 5.30 a.m. by all the Frenchmen, singing “For he’s a jolly good fellow,” and three cheers for England. Among others present were Mr. Austen Richardson, Capt. Lings, Consul Samborne. Mr. Trub, Bloch, Taylor, Wade, and Capt. MacBride.

Although many English are going through to get home as quick as possible, there is very little change among the English here. All is perfect understanding between the English and French.

Trusting you are well and will mention our evening in your paper, yours faithfully,

 

Charlie Forrester.

The Casino, Dieppe.

 

Lunching at the Carlton the other day I found the restaurant quite full, and distinguished people were to be seen on every side. In a far corner Mr. Lloyd George was snatching brief respite from his arduous duties, and at another table was seated Sir Seymour Fortescue, one of His Majesty’s equerries. Mr. Ralph Nevill was rejoicing that the ancient facade of Boodle’s was to be undisturbed, and Mr. Eric Loder had made a successful escape from Dieppe.

 

The Sporting Times – Saturday 15th August 1914

 

 

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