Irad W. Storrs

Irad W. Storrs was a resident of Mansfield on September 8, 1862 when he enlisted as a Corporal in Co. E of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out July 7, 1863.

The descriptive muster roll of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 21 and his occupation as butcher.  He is described as 5’ 6” tall with a light complexion and black eyes and brown hair.  His marital status is single. 

He was born March 25, 1841 in Mansfield to Artemus Gurley and Lydia (Harding) Storrs. Irad Storrs married Roselia Adelaide Southworth on November 28, 1867 in Mansfield; he married second, Marion E. _____.  After his military service, he worked as a salesman in the Cincinnati, Ohio area for some time. He was working in a steam saw mill in Lebanon, Connecticut in the 1880 U.S. census.

On July 9, 1890, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 801,298 that was granted under certificate No. 576,530. His widow filed for a pension on April 10, 1899.

Irad W. Storrs died on March 15, 1899 and is buried at the Old Willimantic Cemetery in Windham, Connecticut.

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