William Charles Ellis was born on 16 June 1880 at Waterloo, NSW, the son of William Henry Ellis and Teresa Ann Brown. He married Mary Louise Victoria Harris (1881-1970) on 11 January 1902 at Waterloo, and they had eight sons and three daughters. William Ellis died at Balmain. NSW on 8 September 1963, aged 83 years; he was buried in the Methodist section of Botany Cemetery. William Ellis lived at 37 Suttor Street, Alexandria.
Occupation & interests
As a long serving alderman William Ellis became an influential figure locally, and gained a good measure of social recognition in the municipality.
Local government service
Following the death of Alderman Ernest Bishop, Ellis was elected an alderman on Alexandria Council; he served three terms representing the West Ward: 1917-22, 1925-28 and 1932-34. He served as mayor in 1926.
The Councils’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 July 1917, p. 8, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15744589
Ellis, William Charles, Railway Personal History Card, State Archives NSW, NRS-12922-1-[11/16603]-, https://search.records.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1ebnd1l/ADLIB_RNSW113737368