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Alexander B. "Sandy" Ellis, Jr.

Alexander B. "Sandy" Ellis, Jr.

Male 1922 - 1989  (67 years)

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  • Name Alexander B. "Sandy" Ellis 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Nickname Sandy 
    Born 9 Apr 1922  Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth 12 Oct 1924  Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1930 Census 29 Apr 1930  Belmont, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ED 179, sheet 24B
      184 Clifton Street
      Ellis, Alexander     Head  M  W  43         Md  34    MA  MA             MA             Member of firm - Insurance
      ---, Catherine H.     Wife  F   W  31         Md  22   MA   Canda-Fr  Canada-Fr
      ---, Alexander Jr     Son  M  W    8          S           MA  MA             MA
      ---, Jean C               Dau  F   W   6           S           MA  MA             MA
      ---, Shirley M           Dau   F  W   1 2/12   S           MA  MA             MA
      ---, Anna A          Sister   F  W  55          S           MA  MA             MA
      ... 2 servants
    Died 29 Dec 1989  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 30 Dec 1989  Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Boston Globe 
    • ALEXANDER B. ELLIS JR., CHAIRMAN OF BACK BAY INSURANCE FIRM; AT 67

      Alexander B. Ellis Jr., chairman of Corroon & Black of Massachusetts, an insurance brokerage firm with offices in the Back Bay, died of heart failure yesterday in Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 67 and lived in Lincoln.

      Mr. Ellis had been president of Fairfield & Ellis, a Boston insurance firm founded by his father, before it merged in 1985 with Corroon & Black, a multinational firm that also deals in employee benefits.

      Born in Cambridge in 1922, Mr. Ellis graduated from Belmont Hill School and in 1943 from Yale University. As a first lieutenant in the Army's 82d Airborne Division during World War II, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and other campaigns in Europe and was decorated with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.

      Mr. Ellis raised funds for MGH, the Greater Boston YMCA, Yale University, Belmont Hill School and various Republican candidates, among them Sen. John Chafee of Rhode Island and John V. Lindsay, former mayor of New York.

      He leaves his wife, Nancy (Bush), President Bush's sister; a daughter, Nancy Walker Ellis of Wellesley; three sons, Alexander B. 3d of Brookline, John Prescott of New York and Josiah Wear of Nashua, N.H.; his mother, Catherine Ellis of Osterville; two sisters, Jean Ellis of Osterville and Shirley Cummings of Providence; and four grandchildren.
    Obituary 30 Dec 1989  Washington, District of Columbia, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Washington Post 
    • ALEXANDER ELLIS II, 67, DIES PRESIDENT'S BROTHER-IN-LAW

      Alexander Ellis II, brother-in-law of President Bush and a prominent businessman, died today of a stroke. He was 67.

      Mr. Ellis was married to Nancy Walker Bush Ellis, the president's sister. He had been hospitalized for two weeks at Massachusetts General Hospital and had undergone an intestinal operation Monday, said his son, Alexander Ellis III.

      President Bush was "very close to the family. He has been in touch constantly through this 2 1/2 weeks," Ellis said.

      Mr. Ellis was born April 9, 1922, in Cambridge, son of Alexander Ellis, the founder of Fairfield and Ellis, an insurance brokerage. He attended Yale University and was a lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. He was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge.

      He married Nancy Bush in 1946. He joined his father's firm and became president during the late 1960s and chief executive officer in 1975.

      Mr. Ellis was active in state Republican politics, serving as a state committeeman and a delegate to the 1964 Republican National Convention. He also was on the board of the YMCA and an overseer for Massachusetts General Hospital.

      In 1986, he sold Fairfield and Ellis to Carroon and Black, a New York-based insurance brokerage, but remained as chairman of the company's Boston office and was active in the business until his recent hospitalization.

      In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Alexander Ellis III, John Prescott Ellis and Josiah Wear Ellis; a daughter, Nancy Walker Ellis Black; and four grandchildren
    Person ID I28822  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Father Alexander B. Ellis,   b. 25 Jan 1887, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1953  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Catherine Ellen Cassidy,   b. 20 Oct 1898, Somerville, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1993, Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married Abt 1921 
    Family ID F27216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Walker Bush,   b. 4 Feb 1926, Milton, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Oct 1946  Greenwich, Fairfield Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Walker "Nandy" Ellis
     2. Alexander B. Ellis, III
     3. John Prescott Ellis
     4. Josiah Wear Ellis
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F10778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Apr 1922 - Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - 12 Oct 1924 - Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 Census - 29 Apr 1930 - Belmont, Middlesex Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Oct 1946 - Greenwich, Fairfield Co., CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Dec 1989 - Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Boston Globe - 30 Dec 1989 - Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Washington Post - 30 Dec 1989 - Washington, District of Columbia, DC Link to Google Earth
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