|Jul-20-10|| ||GrahamClayton: 1905 US Open Champion, and 1912 US Open Championship runner-up.|
|Dec-19-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Also part of a four-way tie for first in the 1914 Western Championshp, but finished last in the play-off.|
|Nov-19-15|| ||Tabanus: I find no Edward Schrader 1875-1945.
If he lived in St. Louis, the nearest I can find is Edward F. Schrader b. 31 Oct 1877, d. 5 April 1966.
|Nov-19-15|| ||Tabanus: Edward Friederich Schrader (1877-1966) did live in St. Louis 1904-1916 (his time span in the City Directory) and 1920 (Census).|
I'm pretty sure it must be him. He moved to California in 1921, and there was a "E. F. Schrader" of Compton, CA playing in the 56th US Open (1955). That's either him or his son (Edward F., b. 1910), who had the same name.
|Nov-19-15|| ||Tabanus: Syracuse Herald, 21 Nov. 1914, p. 12:
<DEFEAT MARSHALL AT CHESS. D. P. Rhoads, Edward Schrader and A. C. Wood of this city won their games of chess which they played against F. J. Marshall, United States champion, last night. The games were played in the Citizen's club. Frank E. Young and F. P. Hier secured draw games with the champion.>
1915 census for Syracuse Ward 06, Onondaga, New York:
Edward F Schrader, 38, Artist
Lila F Schrader, 34
Howard F Schrader, 7
Edward F Schrader 4
Richard H Schrader, 7/12
Edward Schrader, 43, born in Switzerland, Artist Portrait Co.
Lila Schrader, 29, b. in Illinois
Howard F Schrader, 12
Edward F Schrader, 9, b. in Missouri
Richard K Schrader, 5
in Kossuth Avenue, St Louis Ward 21, St Louis, Missouri.
Clarence P Blackley, 37
Lila F Blackley, 38
Beatrice R Blackley 1 (1 7/12)
Howard F Schrader, 19
Edward F Schrader, 18
in East 97th Street, 259 Los Angeles, California. Edward Sr. is missing here.
|Nov-19-15|| ||Tabanus: Some more evidence:
1921: "Artists. .. Schrader E F, 964, 5th rm 214" (San Diego Directory)
1922: <E. F. Schrader of San Diego 7-4> (Calif. Chess Reporter, July 1952, p. 27-28) (on the Calif. Championship)
1925: <E. F. Schrader of Los Angeles, 4-4> (Calif. Chess Reporter, July 1952, p. 28) (Calif. Ch.)
1945: Pan-Am Chess congress in Hollywood, Masters Reserve: <E. F. Schrader 9-7> (http://www.chessdryad.com/articles/...)
1949: Edw F Schrader and Edw F Schrader Jr USN, 1801 Kay (Compton City Directory) (USN = US Navy)
1954: "Schrader Edw F artist h 1801 Kay .. NEwmrk 2-0108" (Compton City Directory)
1954: Schrader Edw F Jr USN r 1801 Kay .. NEwmrk 2-0108" (there is also Howard Schrader wkr, and Richard Schrader) (Compton City Directory)
<E. F. Schrader, Compton> (Calif. Chess Reporter, July 1955, p. 8) (on the US Open 1955)
Edward Jr. was 44 years old in 1955, and Edward Sr. 78 years old.
1958: Edw Schrader, retired; Edw F Schrader Jr, tech VA Hosp (LB) (Compton City Directory)
This is Edward Friederich Schrader (1877 – 1966), born in Switzerland, immigrated 1891, and his son Edward Frederick Schrader, born Nov. 3, 1910 in Illinois, died Jul. 13, 1981 in Compton, Los Angeles County.
|Nov-20-15|| ||Tabanus: More proof, from his Petition for Naturalization (1925):|
Edward Frederick Schrader, b. 31 Oct 1877 in Schwanden, Switzerland. Immigrated to New York Nov 1891 on board "La Bretagne" from Havre, France. Married to Lila F., with children: Howard b. 1907 in St. Louis, Edward b. 1910 in St. Louis, Richard, b. 1914 in Syracuse, NY, and Virginia, b. 1922 in San Diego, CA. Occupation (1925): Portrait artist. Signed in Southern District, Central Division, Los Angeles CA.
So his addresses fit exactly with where he played chess: St. Louis, Syracuse, San Diego, Los Angeles.
The petition of 1925 was denied! On the ground that "My witnesses did not know me continuously for required time". He filed a new petition in Nov 1942 at the Court of Oregon in Portland:
Name Edward Friederich Schrader, b. 31 Oct 1877 in Schwanden, Switzerland, etc. He lists the same family members, but is now divorced from Lila. His last residence is Johannesburg, Transvaal, S. Africa (!) and he entered the US in 1935 from Cape Town, S. Africa. Now lives in Portland, Oregon, as a portrait artist.
Looks like a colorful person. I'll change his bio if no protests.
|Nov-21-15|| ||Tabanus: San Francisco Chronicle, 19 March 1899, p. 27:
<The St. Louis Chess Club held its annual meeting a few days ago and elected the following officers for the coming year: President, S. R. Burgess; first vice-president, F. Ogden; second vice-president, A. H. Robins; secretary and treasurer, Ben R. Foster; governing committee, Max Judd, George H. Wolbrecht, Ben R. Foster, <Ed Schrader,> S. Blenenstock, Charles B. McGinnis.> This is the first mention I can find.
US Census 1900 for St. Louis Ward 16, District 0247, Missouri:
Fred Schrader, b. 1855 in Switzerland, Bookeeper. Gusta Schrader, b. 1857 n Switzerland. <Edw Schrader>, b. 1877 in Switzerland, Artist. Eva b. 1885 in Italy, Emile b. 1888 in Switzerland.
So he was an "artist" already in 1900. His employer in 1942 was "Midwest Studios" (WW 2 Draft Reg. Cards).
Here are two seemingly unpubl. games between Schrader and Max Judd in July 1902: http://www.memphischess.com/files/1...
For the record: Edward F Schrader, b. 31 Oct 1877, d. 5 Apr 1966 in Los Angeles (Calif. Death Index).
|Sep-26-16|| ||Phony Benoni: <"E. F. Schrader, a former St. Louis expert, and San Diego champion and recently one of the ranking players of the local club, has left for Africa to stay indefinitely,"> -- Los Angeles Times, August 26, 1928, p.19. |
Was that the reason for his absence fromt he 1930 census?
|Sep-29-16|| ||Tabanus: <PB> That seems *very* likely. He seems to be divorced before 1930 (when Lila has another surname) (census 1930), and came back in 1935 (Petition for Naturalization, Nov. 1942).|
|Oct-31-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Edward Schrader.|