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Mary Osborne (Chase) Storrs (1891 - 1983)

Mary Osborne Storrs formerly Chase
Born in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticutmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 20 Nov 1912 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Mother of , [private son (1910s - 1980s)] and [private son (1910s - 2010s)]
Died at age 92 in Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Mary was born in Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut on February 2, 1893. She died November, 1983. She married Gilbert H. Storrs on November 20, 1913. She and Gilbert had 3 sons, Raymond, Richard, and Russell.


Family Members: [1]


  • Josephine W. Osborn Chase-( 9 Nov 1859-16 Jan 1926)
  • Fred William Chase-( 2 Feb 1858-Oct.2, 1929)

U.S., Marriage Index, 1800s-1999

Name: Miss Mary Osborne Chase, Gender: Female, Marriage Date: 20 Nov 1912, Father: F. W. Chase, Mother: Chase, Spouse: Gilbert Holland Storrs, Siblings: Hattie D. Chase, W. Rowell Chase[2]


Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2012

Name: Mary C Storrs, Race: White, Occupation: RETIRED HOUSE WIFE, Industry: OWN HOME, Marital Status: Widowed, Birth Date: 2 Feb 1891, Birth Place: Connecticut, Address: 1628 BOSTON, Residence: Coventry, Connecticut, Death Date: 6 Nov 1983, Death Place: Hartford, Connecticut, Age: 92 Years, Spouse: Gilbe, Father's Surname: Chase, State File #: 23278[3]

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

Name: Mary O Chase, Gender: Female, Spouse: Gilbert H Storrs, Child: Richard Chase Storrs,[4]

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

Name: Mary O Chase, Gender: Female, Spouse: Gilbert H Storrs, Child: Raymond Henry Storrs[5]

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

Name: Mary Storrs, Social Security Number: 048-40-4846, Birth Date: 2 Feb 1891, Issue Year: 1964, Issue State: Connecticut, Last Residence: 06238, Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, USA, Death Date: Nov 1983[6]

U.S., Obituary Index, 1800s-current

Name: Mary Storrs, Gender: Female, Death Age: 92, Birth Date: 2 Feb 1891, Birth Place: Conventry, Residence Place: 1628 Boston Tpke., Coventry, Death Date: 6 Nov 1983, Burial Place: Conventry, Obituary Date: 8 Nov 1983, Obituary Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA, Spouse: Gilbert H. Storrs, Child: Raymond Storrs, Russeli Storrs, Richard Storrs, Siblings: W. Rowell Chase[7]

Find A Grave

Burial: MEMORIAL ID 23028604 Mary Chase Storrs, Center Cemetery, Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA [8]


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  2. U.S., Marriage Index, 1800s-1999: Publication Date: 30/ Nov/ 1912; Publication Place: Norwich, Connecticut, USA; URL:,0.70706743,0.45211318,0.95309603&xid=3398
  3. Vital: Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2012: Connecticut Department of Health. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001. Hartford, CT, USA: Connecticut Department of Health.
  4. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.
  5. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.
  6. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.
  7. U.S., Obituary Index, 1800s-current: Hartford Courant; Publication Date: 8 Nov 1983; Publication Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA; URL:,0.7678705,0.65747744,0.96516883&xid=3355
  8. Find a Grave, database and images (, memorial page for Mary Chase Storrs (2 Feb 1891–6 Nov 1983), Find a Grave Memorial ID 23028604, citing Center Cemetery, Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by WIllowisp (contributor 46847439) .
  • Obituary in the Hartford Courant.
  • Census records for Coventry Connecticut - 1900 - 1940.
  • Written family records.
  • Bible Record of HEH Gilbert (See space page ).

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Mary Storrs was my grandmother & a true role model for those females who followed in her footsteps. She appeared in photographs on top of an enormous haystack holding her pitchfork, while a team of horses pulled the wagon. She was never a stranger to hard, farm labor nor did she forsake her chores & duties because of a headache, upset stomach, or flu bug. Grandma began her day by emptying the 4 "thunder mugs", stirring the wood stove into life, collecting the henhouse eggs, & preparing breakfast for the 4 males in the household. In all the years I was around her, I never, ever heard Grandma complain about anything! She would laugh it off if I collected the eggs & brought in the "china" ones as well as the real ones. Her patience was admirable & her cooking divine! On holidays, when my aunt, uncle, & cousins would all gather at the farmhouse ~ we each attempted to discover where the freshly made buns were, & then try to secretly grab one for ourselves. Those rolls would melt in your mouth even without butter! Her sister, Bessie, would call & if Grandma wasn't nearby, my cousins or myself would answer the phone. Danny & I were near the phone once when it rang. Aunt Bessie would hang up if she didn't recognize Grandma's voice, so it went like this, "Hello?" and she'd hang up without a word. Several times we went through this routine until finally Grandma caught on & answered herself. Decorating for Christmas was always a pleasure & it would begin with my uncles & cousins traipsing out into the woods to pick the "perfect" tree & gather crawling greens for wreath making. Uncle Ray would set up the tree & get down the decorations from the attic. The lights went on first, & then we were encouraged to put on the many bulbs & decorations. I liked the red, felt poinsettias & bubbly lights. As children, no one was denied the opportunity to beautify the large tree as it dominated the entire living room. The first time I ever saw "A Christmas Carol" movie was during our process of decorating the tree. I was immediately taken by it & sought it out for the rest of my life. Grandma would add to the ambience by making the best popcorn ever, & serving it to us with her best grade butter & moderately salted. If more was needed - she'd pop up more. I can now think of a dozen different reasons to complain & more even, as time progressed. Yet ~ nothing negative was ever expressed by Grandma. As kids, we were terribly unaware & ignorant of her plight as a farmer's wife. Grandma was a strong Christian & her social life centered around the church. She was the oldest member of the Second Congregational Church & had been so for 86 years. I enjoyed going with her to the Community House & Grange Hall on days that the women got together to sew, begin new projects, & cook for that evening's community supper. While I didn't engage much in the conversation, I learned the fine art of observing & listening. It served me well in my lifetime. Grandma never tired of our questions & demonstrated her deep well of patience in many ways. How unaware the children of the family all were of her frustrations, needs, joys, & sorrows. When she died, it was my first introduction to a trauma that I felt hard to endure. She meant so much to me & I believed that I wouldn't be able to go on without her. It still hurts.
posted 16 Sep 2021 by Eileen (Storrs) Ruth   [thank Eileen]
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