William L. Loder, 1848
Died February 23, 1924
William L. Loder was from Stoudsburg, Pennsylvania. He was born June 13, 1848, and came toMichigan with his parents as a child. He became a carpenter and contractor early in life. For nearly fifty years, William L. Loder worked on hundreds of homes and buildings in the Albion area. His death occurred on February 23, 1924, and his obituary recorded a tribute of his contribution to Albion:
Hundreds of buildings of various kinds in and around Albion speak eloquently of his handicraft, and are the monuments heleaves behind of his long, useful and industrious life. His hammer and saw and planeare now forever laid aside… but his works follow and praise him. (“Obituary of William L. Loder.” Albion Evening Recorder. February 28, 1924.)
Source: Frank Passic. Homestead Savings and Loan and the Builders of Albion: One Hundred Years of Service, 1889-1989. Albion, MI: Homestead Savings and Loan Association. 1988.