Gabrielle Ray

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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

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Wedding – Nuneaton Chronicle Friday – 1st March 1912

 

TOPICS OF THE WEEK

 

A veil of mystery surrounds the omission of Miss Gabrielle Ray to attend St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, Windsor yesterday in order to become the bride of Mr. Erie Loder. The bridegroom was there and, poor deluded mortal, waited one solid hour, but the musical comedy actress was otherwise engaged, and those present were told they “had better leave the church.” Investigation only tends to enshroud the matter still more, for at nine o’clock, two hours before the wedding, a motor car containing three friends of the prospective bride and bridegroom, called at Bolton Gardens, and shortly afterwards the gentlemen left Miss Ray’s flat, the expected bride accompanying them. It reminds one of the opening words of the chorus of the once-popular song, “There was I waiting at the church!”

 

Nuneaton Chronicle – Friday 1st March 1912

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Gabrielle Ray – Wedding – The Edinburgh Evening News – Friday 1st March 1912

 

The Wedding of Miss Gabrielle Ray

 

Miss Gabrielle Ray, the well-known musical comedy actress, who was married today at Windsor to Mr Erie Loder. The ceremony was to have taken plus yesterday, but the bride failed to put in an appearance. The church was decorated, the priest, registrar, and choir boys were present, and it was stated that the bridegroom attended, but Miss Ray was not forthcoming. It was stated later that she was lying ill in bed.

 

The Edinburgh Evening News – Friday 1st March 1912

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Wedding – The Newmarket Journal – Saturday 9th March 1912

MISS GABRIELLE RAY MARRIED.

 

Miss Gabrielle Ray, the musical comedy actress, whose wedding was at the last moment postponed on Thursday, was quietly married on the following day to Mr. Eric Loder, at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Edward, Windsor.

Nothing was known of the ceremony in the town until it was nearly over, and the only people present in the church were the registrar, the organist, the choir boys, and the head-mistress, teaching staff, and some of the girl pupils of St. Edward’s School.

The bride was dressed in a costume of cream serge, trimmed with braid, with a mauve slouch hat and a large fur. She carried a shower bouquet of Parma violets.

The names of the bride and bridegroom we entered in the register as “Eric Raymond Loder, twenty-three, independent means,” and “Gabrielle Elisabeth Clifford Cooke, twenty eight, spinster.”

 

The Newmarket Journal – Saturday 9th March 1912

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Gabrielle Ray – Wedding – Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper – Sunday 3rd March 1912

GABRIELLE RAY MARRIED.

 Rapid Recovery from Illness which Caused Postponement.

WINDSOR CEREMONY.

 

Miss Gabrielle Ray, the musical comedy actress, provided another surprise on Friday in being quietly married to Mr. Eric Loder at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, Windsor.

The ceremony was originally fixed for the previous day, but although the church was decorated and the bridegroom, the priest, the choir, and organist ready, there was no wedding because no bride came. The reason Miss Ray gave to curious inquirers at her London flat for her apparently strange action was that was too unwell to go through the ceremony. On Friday morning, however, she had so far recovered to be able to motor over to Windsor.

There were only half a dozen people in the pretty church besides a few schoolgirls and those assisting in the service.

The wedding party assembled at the rectory, and went through the garden to the vestry door shortly before eleven o’clock. The only view the crowd had was over a distant fence. Mr. Eric Loder, dressed in a lounge suit, was accompanied by Mr. Astley, the best man, Mr. Lacey, and Sir Edward Stewart-Richardson. They entered the church first, accompanied by Canon Longinotto, the officiating priest. The bride came in shortly afterwards, accompanied by Mrs. Nye, a friend. She wore a cream serge costume, trimmed with braid, and a large purple hat, and she carried a shower bouquet of Parma violets. Mrs. Nye wore a nary blue coat and skirt trimmed with cerise, with hat to match.

The register was signed as follows:

Eric Raymond Loder, twenty-three, bachelor, independent means, son of Alfred Basil Loder, deceased. Address, 44, Alma-road, New Windsor.

Gabrielle Elisabeth Clifford Cooke, twenty-eight, spinster, independent means, of 40, Coleherne-crescent, Kensington, W.

The honeymoon is to be spent in a world tour embracing Africa and India. Mr. and Mrs. Loder to be absent from England at least six months.

 

Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper – Sunday 3rd March 1912

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Wedding – The Daily Mirror – Saturday 2nd March 1912

MISS GABRIELLE RAY CHANGES HER MIND AND GETS MARRIED YESTERDAY.

 

 The bride entering the church by the back door.

The bride with her arm on the bridegroom’s shoulder.

 Mr. Astley, Mr. Lacey (who is wearing a bowler hat), and Mrs. Nye.

Choir boy locking the gate to keep out the public.

 Canon Longinotto, who performed the ceremony, arriving at the church.

 

Although Miss Gabrielle Ray, the musical comedy, stated that her wedding would not take place this week, she was quietly married at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, Windsor, yesterday. The ceremony was fixed for Thursday, but the bride failed to appear at the church, and the bridegroom, Mr. Eric Loder, waited for her in vain. Mr. Lacey gave away the bride, who was attended by her friend, Mrs. Nye. Mr. Astley was best man. (Daily Mirror photographs.)

 

The Daily Mirror – Saturday 2nd March 1912

 

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Wedding – The Express and Telegraph, Saturday, April 13th 1912

AN ACTRESS’ MARRIAGE.

PUBLIC LOCKED OUT.

 

Miss Gabrielle Ray, the charming musical comedy actress, provided surprise one day last month, in being quietly married to Mr. Eric Loder at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, Windsor. The ceremony was originally fixed for the previous day, but although the church was decorated and the bridegroom, the priest, the choir, and the organist were ready, there was no wedding because no bride came.

The reason Miss Ray gave to curious enquirers at her London flat for her apparently strange action was that she was too unwell to go through the ceremony. The following morning, however, she had so far recovered as to be able to motor over to Windsor.

No one expected such a sudden recovery, and when the wedding party drove up at 10.30 to Canon Longinotto’s residence not a member of the faithful public was in sight. Mr. Loder lumped out of his car, and, taking Miss Ray’s arm, he led her into the house.

 Choir Boys Sent For.

The decision to be married that morning seemed to have been arrived at very rapidly, for a wait had to be made while the organist, the registrar, and the choir boys were sent for. In about half an hour’s time they were collected. In even shorter time the public, in some mysterious way, had heard of what was happening, and by the time the wedding party was ready to leave the canon’s house many had assembled round about the house and the church. It was soon evident, however, that the bride and bridegroom were not in the least wishful for any popular demonstration, for the doors of the church were rigidly locked. The bride and bridegroom slipped stealthily through the canon’s kitchen garden to the back door of the church, and Mr. Loder held a big umbrella close down over Miss Ray’s head.

Just a Glimpse.

All that could be seen of her was that she was wearing a vivid mustard-coloured costume and carried a large bunch of violets. Glimpses of a soft mauve hat could also be occasionally caught. The service was a short one. Before the ceremony the bride and bridegroom sat down on chairs in front of the altar. They then advanced to the altar rails. Miss Ray made her responses in a clear voice, which could be heard throughout the church.

The register was signed as follows:-

Eric Raymond Loder, twenty-three, bachelor, independent means, son of Alfred Basil Loder, deceased. Address, 44, Alma road, New Windsor.

Gabrielle Elizabeth Clifford Cooke, twenty-eight, spinster, independent means, of 48, Coleherne-crescent, Kensington. W.

The same mysterious methods were observed after the wedding was over. Again the back door of the church was used and the kitchen garden traversed to the canon’s residence, where lunch was partaken of.

A last ruse was resorted to. About half-past twelve a big covered car was brought round to the back entrance of the canon’s house, while an open car took its stand outside the front door.

A World Tour.

 The crowd, which had now swelled considerably, had no doubt at all that the open car was a blind, and hurried round to the back. But they were once again badly defeated, for Mr. and Mrs. Loder, both smiling, suddenly appeared at the front door, and hurriedly getting into the open car drove rapidly away. Perhaps they suddenly relented, or perhaps it was that they wanted to have a last laugh at the crowd, for the car, after going a little way, checked, swung round, and drove past the back door, right by the waiting crowd. As it was vanishing Mrs Loder turned round and waved a gloved hand to them. A few faint cheers were raised by the slightly dazed and bewildered public. The honeymoon is to be spent in a world tour, which embraces Africa and India, Mr and Mrs Loder are to be absent from England at least six months.

On their return they are to live in the country. Whether Mrs Loder will be seen on the stage again is another matter.

 

The Express and Telegraph, Saturday, April 13th 1912

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Gabrielle Ray – Wedding – Windsor and Eton Express – Saturday 2nd March 1912

 

 

WEDDING OF MISS GABRIELLE RAY AND MR. ERIC LODER AT ST. EDWARD’S, WINDSOR.

 

The wedding of Miss Gabrielle Ray and Mr. Eric Loder, postponed from yesterday, took place this (Friday) morning at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, the ceremony being performed by Canon Longinotto. It was quite private, few people being aware that it was taking place, and there was no crowd. The marriage was performed by special dispensation on account of its taking place during Lent. Owing to this penitential season also, there were no flowers inside the sanctuary but there were palms outside.

Before the ceremony, while waiting for the bride, “Ave Maria Stella” was sung by the choir, and “Ave Maria” during the signing of the register.

The bride’s bouquet was of violets, thus being Lenten in colouring.

The bride wore a canary coloured silk coat and skirt, trimmed with braid, and a large purple velvet hat. She drove in a motor -car to Canon Longinotto’s house, accompanied by a friend, Mrs. Nye.

The bridegroom, who was accompanied by Mr. Astley, as best man, was attired in a brown suit, and arrived at the church at 11. His friends present were Sir Edward Stewart Richardson and Mr. Lacey.

The bride looked charming as she entered the church at 11.10.

Mr. W. F. Bradshaw, R.A.M., organist of the church, wrote a special nuptial march in honour of the occasion, which he played at the commencement of the service.

At the conclusion of the service a Wedding March was played, and the register was signed.

This gave the following particulars:

Eric Raymond Loder, 23 years, bachelor, of independent means.

Gabrielle Elizabeth Cliff Cooke, 28 years, spinster.

The ceremony only took about a quarter of an hour, and crowd had now grown, As the bride and bridegroom left the vestry and walked through private grounds to Canon Longinotto’s house, they sent up a cheer for the newly married couple.

At Canon Longinotto’s house, wedding cake was cut and the health of Mr. and Mrs. Loder was drunk. Later they left Windsor in a motor car for the honeymoon.

 

The wedding was originally announced to take place on Thursday, but from some cause which has not yet been fully explained she did not put in an appearance, and the ceremony was indefinitely postponed. Inquiries at Miss Ray’s flat in London were replied to with the information that she was indisposed, and that it was unlikely that the wedding would take place this week. Both the bride and the bridegroom desired a quiet marriage, and it was thought that the date of the wedding was a secret, but it was announced in a London evening paper on Wednesday, and the consequence was that an army of London Press photographers and special correspondents began to arrive shortly after 9 on Thursday morning.

By the time fixed for the ceremony, a large number of people had assembled outside St. Edward’s Church, but every door was kept locked, and only a few were allowed inside. The choir arrived, together with the registrar and the organist, who had arranged to play a specially written wedding march. The bridegroom and a friend were on the spot, for they were at Canon Longinotto’s house close by. But there was no bride.

The crowd increased every moment, and included two cinematograph operators. Subsequently a messenger boy brought a telegram to the Canon’s house, and it was stated that Miss Ray was not expected. Shortly afterwards the bridegroom and his friend left in a motor car, and the choir was dismissed but told to hold itself in readiness to take part at any moment. The crowd remained until three o’clock, but the bride did not appear, and they dispersed.

Miss Gabrielle Ray and her fiancé, who is the second son of the late Mr. Alfred Loder and the nephew of Major Loder, the famous racehorse owner, were together in a box at the Gaiety Theatre on Tuesday evening. Their engagement was announced in Paris a little more than a month ago. Miss Ray has been well known for some years in musical comedy circles as a captivating dancer. One of her chief successes was the “song and dance” which she performed at Daly’s, “He always came back to tea.” She made her first appearance on the stage at the Princess’s Theatre in 1893 as the child Geraldine in “The Green Bushes.” She was then only eight years of age. Other child parts which she played were Adrienne in “Proof” and Cissie in “The Silver King.” She spent a portion of her childhood days in Windsor.

Windsor and Eton Express – Saturday 2nd March 1912

 

 

 

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William Austin Cook – The Liverpool Mail – Saturday 1st November 1873

MARRIAGES

 

Cook – Holden – Oct. 22, St. Ann’s, Stretford, by the Rev. John Newton, assisted by the Rev. Canon Formby, William Austin Cook, of Manchester and Hathersage, Derbyshire, to Annie, only child of the late Joseph Holden, Esq., of D’Urban, South Africa, and stepdaughter Thomas Marsden, Esq., Poplar house, Sale, Cheshire

 

The Liverpool Mail – Saturday 1st November 1873

 

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The Sketch – 6th March 1912 (Marriage)

The Sketch - 6th March 1912 (Marriage)

Married to Miss Gabrielle Ray on Friday last: Mr. Eric Loder.

Miss Gabrielle Ray and Mr. Eric Loder were to have been married on Thursday last, but at the eleventh hour the wedding was postponed, owing to the indisposition of the bride. It took place next day, at Windsor.

The Sketch – 6th March 1912

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