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Winslow Sears (1893 - 1969)

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Winslow Sears
Born in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
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Husband of — married 15 Nov 1916 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
Died in East Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusettsmap
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Winslow Sears was born on 05 Sep 1893 in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA as the second child of Russell Adams Sears and Jennie P Crocker. He had six siblings, namely: Percival Adams, Samuel Powers, Constance, Barbara, Eleanor, and Joan. He died in Oct 1969 in East Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA. When he was 23, he married Adele M Towle on 15 Nov 1916 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.

Winslow Sears lived in Ward 1, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA in 1910 (Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son). He was buried in Quivet Neck Cemetery, East Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA.

Winslow Sears and Adele M Towle had the following children:

  1. Winslow Warren Sears was born on 27 Jan 1918 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 28 Apr 1977 in Hyannis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA. He married Marcia Louise King on 29 Dec 1945 in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA.
  2. Nancy Adele Sears was born on 24 Sep 1919. She married Vinton Freedley in 1941.
  3. Jane Sears was born on 12 Jun 1923 in Massachusetts, USA. She married A Stanton Bubbins in 1944.


  • Harvard Class of 1915-1946 Croft Brewing Co, 165 Terrace st, Boston "Nothing special with me since 1941, except underwent Smithwick operation with great success and merged my investment firm of Sears Corp with Chace, Whiteside & Warren; the firm is now known as Chace, Whiteside, Warren & Sears, Inc My hobbies are the same as ever.
  • Harvard Class of 1916-1951 Anniversary Report-p.106 home: 318 Beacon St, Boston; Office: 20 Providence st, Boston 16 Mass Completely out of industrial business. Now financial consultant and president of Sears Corporation, established in 1924
  • Harvard Class of 1915-1965 Anniversary Report-p.527 Home address: 119 Old Orchard Rd, Chestnut Hill, MA Office Address: President, Croft Brewing Co, Heath St, Roxbury. Mother is listed as Jane Crocker. Prepared at: Milton Academy, Milton MA Years in college: 1912-1916 Degree: AB, 1916 Harvard Brother: Samuel Powers Sears, '17
  • 1966 Harvard Fifitieth Anniv Report p. 88 Home: Dennis, MA, Retired from active business. The Sears Corporation, formerly an investment banking company, is now a personal holding company. They have three children. There are eleven grandchildren. Sears reports that he served as chairman of the board of trustees of the Mass Mental Health Center and Dennis Board of Appeals, Dennis, Mass. Formerly engaged in investment banking with a New York Stock Exchange firm, he is retired. He writes: "After graduation, i worked for United Drug Company for two years, and then entered the investment banking business as a neophyte with the firm of Estabrook & Company. During World War I, i was a yeoman second class in the US Navy. After the war, I was with the National City Company, soon to become Sears Corporation. As investment bankers, we had a substantial business in New England. "For a few years while retaining the chairmanship of the Sears Corporation, I reorganized the Croft Brewing Company which my company had originally financed with Fenner & Beane of New York. When the Croft Brewing Company was put on its feet, and in excellent financial shape, we sold it to the Narragansett Brewing Company. I then merged my investment firm with Chace, Whiteside & Winslow, members of the New York Stock Exchange, where although retired, I have an interest. In the meantime, I have held eighteen directorships and trusteeships. "My most interesting work has been, and still is, that of being able to give my service as a chairman of the board of trustees of the Mass Mental Health Center, one of the outstanding mental hospitals in the world, and which is very closely associated with the Harvard Medical School. "This is the picture of my business career. "In 1946 I had an operation for high blood pressure (splanchnic ectomy) which was very successful, and now I have the blood pressure of a teen-ager. In 1961 I had an operation for cancer which luckily was very successful. Now feeling great for an old codger. "I am retired on Cape Cod, at Dennis. My pastimes are my lobster pots and specializing in growing championship tomatoes. "My married life (forty-nine years today) has been one of supreme happiness. Home: Seaside Ave, Dennis. Office: Chace, Whiteside & Winslow, Inc, 24 Federal St, Boston, MA
  • BIRTH-PARENTS: Who Was Who; ; Chicago;
  • John W Sears Archive: b., d. shows b. 1892 vice 1893 John W Sears ltr, Anandale, VA, OCCUPATION: Financier lr. 02638, 024-07-8832 Lived Chestnut Hill in 1932
  • Whos Who in N.E., 1938 Vol 3, investment banker, stud-Milton Academy, began broker w Arnold Sears & Co
  • 1920 Census Name: Winslow Sears Age: 26 years Estimated birth year: 1893 Birthplace: Massachusetts Race: White Home in 1920: Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts Roll: T625_722 Page: 14B ED: 205 Image: 0884, farmer
  • 1930 Census Name: Winslow Sears Age: 36 Estimated birth year: abt 1894 Birthplace: Massachusetts Relation to head-of-house: Head Spouse's Name: Adele Sears Race: White Home in 1930: Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 927; Page: ; Enumeration District: 391; Image: 226.0. Old Orchard Rd, occup: stocks and bonds broker
  • SSDI Name: Winslow Sears SSN: 024-07-8832 Last Residence: 02638 Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States of America Born: 5 Sep 1893 Died: Oct 1969 State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951 )
  • Name: Winslow Sears City: Needham County: Norfolk State: Massachusetts Birthplace: Massachusetts;United States of America Birth Date: 5 Sep 1893 Race: Caucasian Roll: 1684747 DraftBoard: 33

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