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John W. Loader
Nationality: 
english
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1877
Birth Place: 
Hertfordshire, England
Death Date: 
1905
Born in Hertfordshire, Great Berkstead, England in 1846, John W. Loader immigrated to the United States when he was ten-years-old, settling in Texas with his father. In 1860 he went to St. Louis and began clerking for John N. Conn, a long-time hat merchant. In 1877, he established his hat store on Fourth Street, St. Louis. He relocated his shop to Broadway in 1896, where he remained until his firm's bankruptcy in 1905.