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department store executive

Ernest Willard Dennis, American department store executive. member of board of managers Memorial Art Gallery U. Rochester; Member National Sales Executives, Theta Chi.

Background

Dennis, Ernest Willard was born on October 13, 1887 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of John and Jennie (Markham) Dennis.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Rochester, 1910.

Career

With Sibley, Lindsay & Curr Company, Rochester, since 1903, store superintendent, 1921-1943, vice president, 1943-1949, became president, 1949, Chairman of the Board, since 1954, director, since 1945. Director Security Trust Company, Erie Dry Goods Company Trustee Rochester Museum Association, Chamber of Commerce.

Membership

Member of board of managers Memorial Art Gallery U. Rochester. Member National Sales Executives, Theta Chi. Clubs: Genesee Valley, University, Sales Executives (Rochester).

Connections

Married Lucile Costich, June 19, 1913. Children: June (Mistress Stephen Webster), Betty (Mistress Gardner Burt), Robin.

father:
John Dennis

mother:
Jennie (Markham) Dennis

spouse:
Lucile Costich

children:
June Dennis (Mistress Stephen Webster)

Betty Dennis (Mistress Gardner Burt)

Robin Dennis