William Alfred Storrs

Male7 June 1891–6 July 1974

Brief Life History of William Alfred

When William Alfred Storrs was born on 7 June 1891, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, his father, John Alfred Storrs, was 30 and his mother, Mary Jeanette “ Jennie” Johnson, was 24. He married Hulda Serephia Nelson on 20 May 1922. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Rockford Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. He died on 6 July 1974, at the age of 83.

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William Alfred Storrs
Hulda Serephia Nelson
Marriage: 20 May 1922
Arleen J. Storrs

Sources (14)

  • William Storrs in household of Jennie Storrs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Alfred Storrs, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • William Storrs, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 May 1922
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1892 · The Chicago Canal

    Age 1

    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 22

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning


    habitational name from one or more minor places in northern England and the North Midlands named with the singular or plural form of Middle English storth (Old Norse storth) ‘brushwood; young plantation’. In Lancashire these include Storrs (in Arkholme with Cawood), and in Yorkshire Storrs (in Bradfield), Storr Hill (in Wyke), Storthes Hall (near Huddersfield), and Dungworth Storrs (near Sheffield). In Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire the surname is associated with terrain on the western edge of Sherwood Forest.

    variant of Storr , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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