Ralph W. Storrs

Ralph W. Storrs was a resident of Mansfield on September 8, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged for disability on April 2, 1863.

The descriptive muster roll of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 23.  No occupation is recorded.  He is described as 5’ 8” tall with a light complexion and blue eyes and brown hair.  Hi marital status is married. 

He was born in Ashford, Connecticut on July 14, 1839 to Edwin and Laura (Wright) Storrs. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 20 year old farmer in the household.of Edwin Storrs.  On November 26, 1861, he married Mary A. Gurley in Mansfield. Children include Eckley R. Storrs, born October 19, 1866, Llewellyn J. Storrs, born May 22, 1868 and Marion Storrs, born August 3, 1874. He was a farmer and served in the following positions in Mansfield: Town Clerk and Treasurer of the town, Treasurer of the School fund, and Clerk of Probate. 

Ralph W. Storrs died on October 22, 1904 and is buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Mansfield.

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