StedmanFamiliesResearchCenter
One Name Study of the Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]
Alexander B. Ellis

Alexander B. Ellis

Male 1887 - Bef 1953  (65 years)

Generations:      Standard    |    Compact    |    Text    |    Register    |    PDF

Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Alexander B. EllisAlexander B. Ellis was born 25 Jan 1887, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA; died Bef 1953.

    Other Events:

    • 1900 Census: Jun 1900, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
    • 1930 Census: 29 Apr 1930, Belmont, Middlesex Co., MA

    Notes:

    1900 Census:
    Ward 2, ED 686,  sheets 14A-14B
    18 Market St.
    Ellis, Alexander     Head  W  M  Feb    1846  54  Md  30           MA        Ireland  Ireland   Carriage Agent
    ---, Catherine         Wife  W   F  April  1846  54  Md  30  5  3   Canada  Ireland  Ireland
    -----  sheet 14B  -----
    Ellis, Anna A.         Dau    W  F  Feb  1872  28   S                    MA         MA       Canada   Bookeeper
    ---, Alfred F.          Son    W  M  Feb  1883  17   S                    MA         MA       Canada  
    ---, Alexander        Son   W  M  Jan   1887  13   S                    MA         MA       Canada  
    ---, Josephine     Sister   W   F  Sep  1859  40   S                    MA         Ireland   Ireland   Drapery Store

    1930 Census:
    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

    Alexander married Catherine Ellen Cassidy Abt 1921. Catherine (daughter of Edmund Cassidy and Emma Crompton) was born 20 Oct 1898, Somerville, Middlesex Co., MA; died 28 Jan 1993, Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Alexander B. "Sandy" Ellis, Jr.  Descendancy chart to this point was born 9 Apr 1922, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA; died 29 Dec 1989, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.
    2. 3. Jean C. Ellis  Descendancy chart to this point was born 25 Jun 1923, Belmont, Middlesex Co., MA; died Unknown.
    3. 4. Shirley Marie Ellis  Descendancy chart to this point was born 28 Jan 1929, ____, ____, MA; died Unknown.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Alexander B. "Sandy" Ellis, Jr.Alexander B. "Sandy" Ellis, Jr. Descendancy chart to this point (1.Alexander1) was born 9 Apr 1922, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA; died 29 Dec 1989, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.

    Other Events:

    • Alt. Birth: 12 Oct 1924, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
    • 1930 Census: 29 Apr 1930, Belmont, Middlesex Co., MA
    • Obituary: 30 Dec 1989, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA; Boston Globe
    • Obituary: 30 Dec 1989, Washington, District of Columbia, DC; Washington Post

    Notes:

    1930 Census:
    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

    Obituary:
    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:
    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

    Alexander married Nancy Walker Bush 26 Oct 1946, Greenwich, Fairfield Co., CT. Nancy (daughter of Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy Walker) was born 4 Feb 1926, Milton, Norfolk Co., MA; died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Nancy Walker "Nandy" Ellis  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 6. Alexander B. Ellis, III  Descendancy chart to this point
    3. 7. John Prescott Ellis  Descendancy chart to this point
    4. 8. Josiah Wear Ellis  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 4.  Shirley Marie EllisShirley Marie Ellis Descendancy chart to this point (1.Alexander1) was born 28 Jan 1929, ____, ____, MA; died Unknown.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: Dec 1989, Providence, Providence Co., RI
    • Residence: Aug 2007, Wakefield, Washington Co., RI

    Shirley married Robert Cummings Aft 9 Apr 1953; divorced Yes, date unknown. Robert (son of M. Joseph Cummings and Miss [--?--]) was born 21 Sep 1926; died 22 Aug 2007, Little Compton, Newport Co., RI. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. Marci Cummings  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 10. Dede Cummings  Descendancy chart to this point
    3. 11. Connie Cummings  Descendancy chart to this point
    4. 12. Alex Cummings  Descendancy chart to this point
    5. 13. Ann Cummings  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 3

  1. 5.  Nancy Walker "Nandy" EllisNancy Walker "Nandy" Ellis Descendancy chart to this point (2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1)

    Nancy — Tom Black. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. Sophie Ellis Black  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 6.  Alexander B. Ellis, IIIAlexander B. Ellis, III Descendancy chart to this point (2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1)

    Alexander married Patricia Robin Rand (daughter of Calvin G. Rand and Miss [--?--]) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 15. Alexander Ellis, IV  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 16. Christopher Ellis  Descendancy chart to this point
    3. 17. Walker Bush Ellis  Descendancy chart to this point

  3. 7.  John Prescott EllisJohn Prescott Ellis Descendancy chart to this point (2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1)

    John — Joan Kenyon. [Group Sheet]

    John — Susan Smith. [Group Sheet]


  4. 8.  Josiah Wear EllisJosiah Wear Ellis Descendancy chart to this point (2.Alexander2, 1.Alexander1)

    Josiah — Ann Corning Woodworth. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 18. Josiah Wear Ellis, Jr.  Descendancy chart to this point

  5. 10.  Dede CummingsDede Cummings Descendancy chart to this point (4.Shirley2, 1.Alexander1)

    Dede — Scott Carmichael. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 19. Sam Carmichael  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 20. Emma Carmichael  Descendancy chart to this point
    3. 21. Joey Carmichael  Descendancy chart to this point