Edward R. Ladew

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Edward R. Ladew
Born (1855-02-18)February 18, 1855
Died August 30, 1905(1905-08-30) (aged 50)
Glen Cove, Long Island
Cause of death Cirrhosis
Known for Fayerweather & Ladew
Children Harvey Smith Ladew
Elise Wall Ladew (1890-1978)
Parent(s) Rebecca Krom (?-1904)
Harvey Smith Ladew I (?-1888)
Relatives Joseph Harvey Ladew, Sr., brother

Edward R. Ladew (February 18, 1855 – August 30, 1905) was the cofounder of Fayerweather & Ladew with Daniel B. Fayerweather, a leather manufacturer.[1] In 1893 he became vice president of the United States Leather Company.[2][3] He owned the yacht Orienta and the mansion Elsinore.[1]


He was born on February 18, 1855 in Shokan, New York to Rebecca Krom (?-1905) and Harvey Smith Ladew I (?-1888).[4][5] He joined the leather manufacturer of J. B. Hoyt & Co. in 1877 where he met Daniel Burton Fayerweather.[1] Ladew was married January 26, 1886, to Louise Berry Wall, the sister of the famous dandy Evander Berry Wall. She was the daughter of Charles Wall. They had two children, Harvey Smith Ladew; and Elise Wall Ladew (1890–1978) who married William Russell Grace III (1879-?).[6][7] Elise Ladew was painted in November 1911 by the Swiss-born American artist Adolfo Müller-Ury, a friend of her uncle Evander Berry Wall, in an oval portrait, now in a private collection in Ketchum, Idaho.

Edward R. Ladew died on August 30, 1905 at Glen Cove, Long Island of cirrhosis at age 50.[1][6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Edward R. Ladew Dead. He Was a Well-Known Leather Manufacturer. Member of Many Clubs". New York Times. August 31, 1905. Edward R. Ladew died at his country home here to-day of cirrhosis of the liver. He was 50 years old and one of the best-known leather merchants and ... 
  2. ^ "The Leather Trust" (PDF). New York Times. March 26, 1893. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Officers of Proposed Leather Trust". Chicago Tribune. March 26, 1893. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  4. ^ "Mrs. Rebecca K. Ladew". New York Times. April 27, 1905. Retrieved 2009-12-05. Mrs. Rebecca K. Ladew. Ladew, the widow of Harvey Smith Ladew, who was for many years one of the ... 
  5. ^ US passport application of 12 September 1901
  6. ^ a b The National cyclopedia of American biography. 1910. Ladew, Edward R., manufacturer, was born at Shokan, Ulster со., New York, Feb. 18, 1855, a son of Harvey Smith Ladew. His father was one of the most prominent tanners and leather merchants of New York. He and Daniel B. Fayerweather became partners in the old leather firm of Hoyt Brothers, and upon the dissolution of that firm, in 1870, with Joseph B. Hoyt, formed the firm of J. B. Hoyt & Co., who were the first to make "scoured oak backs and "Hoyt's short lap belting." Edward R. Ladew, after a thorough education at Charlin Institute and Dr. Anthon's Grammar school, entered the business as a special partner in 1877. Joseph B. Hoyt retired in 1884, the firm of J. B. Hoyt & Co. was dissolved, and Daniel B. Fayerweather, Harvey Smith Ladew and Edward R. Ladew organized the leather house of Fayerweather & Ladew. When the senior Ladew died in 1888, a brother, J. Harvey Ladew, acquired an interest in the business and became a member of the firm. ... 
  7. ^ "Miss Elise Ladew Bride at Elsinore. Weds William Russell Grace, Son of Late Ex-Mayor Grace, at Glen Cove Estate". New York Times. April 19, 1914. Retrieved 2009-11-30.