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1870 "Kate" Alice Catherine Storrs Burch Photo, dau of Abel Storrs NH


NOTE: See her sister Nellie Storrs Townsend here.

On reverse: "A.C. Storrs, Lebanon, NH" is handwritten in old period dip pen ink. We know this to be Alice Catherine Storrs. Photo Type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1870's. Photographer: William Coffrin (known to be NH photographer William Coffrin 1841-1915, Civil War veteran of Co K, New Hampshire 7th Infantry)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Alice Catherine Storrs Burch 1855–1884
Father: Abel Storrs 1807–1902
Mother: Elizabeth Charlotte Hoyt Storrs 1831–1916
(known as Eliza Hoyt or Eliza Storrs)
Her siblings:
1. Daniel E. Storrs 1851–1870
2. Nellie Elvira Storrs Townsend 1853–1930 married Amasa Watkins Townsend 1857–1935. Their children were Ellice Storrs Townsend 1883–1975, Harry Storrs Townsend 1886–1969, Hugh S Townsend 1888–1973 and Philip Nelson Townsend 1890–1975 and John Storrs 1859–1870. See her sister Nellie here.
3. Jennie Laurie Storrs 1865–1891

Her husband was Joseph Turk Burtch or Burch 1857–1908. He was born in South Westerlo, Albany, New York, and died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He was the son of Darius Burtch 1820–1910 and Elizabeth Turk Burtch 1822–1900. He and Kate married in 1884, see below, and it sadly appears she died soon after. His second wife was Edith Swan Burtch 1864–1908 of Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass and their children were Chester Swan Burtch 1893–1983 (married Edna Farnsworth Drisko Burtch 1897–1984) and his sister Bertha Katherine Burtch 1896–1900, died age 4. Joseph and his 2nd wife appear to have lived in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida and Boston, Masachusetts.

Kate Alice Storrs in the New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947
Name: Kate A Storrs
Marriage Date: 16 Apr 1884
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Place: Lebanon, New Hampshire
Birth Date: abt 1856
Birth Place: Lebanon, New Hampshire
Age: 28
Father's name: Abel Storrs
Mother's name: Charlotte H Storrs (Eliza Charlotte Storrs 1831–1916)
Spouse Name: Joseph T Burch
Spouse Birth Place: Albany County NY
Spouse Age: 27
Spouse Father's Name: Derius Burch
Spouse Mother's Name: Elizabeth

We believe this is her husband's family:
Darius Burch in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Darius Burch (also seen as Burtch)
Age in 1870: 50
Birth Year: abt 1820
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Stockholm, Saint Lawrence, New York
Inferred Spouse: Elizabeth Burch
Household Members: Name Age
Darius Burch 50
Elizabeth Burch 48
Henrietta Burch 25
Angelia Burch 21
James N Burch 19
Silas W Burch 17
Albert W Burch 15
Joseph Burch 13
Bell Burch 11
Elizabeth Burch 9
Mary J Burch 7
Hattie M Burch 5
Lettie L Burch 3

Alice C Storrs in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Age in 1870: 14
Birth Year: abt 1856
Birthplace: New Hampshire
Home in 1870: Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire
Household Members: Name Age
Abel Storrs 63
Eliza C Storrs 38
Mary E Storrs 16
Alice C Storrs 14
Jennie L Storrs 4
Mary B Hoyt 64
Joseph Fellows 68

Alice C Storrs in the U.S. School Catalogs 1765-1935
Publication Year: 1876
Publication Place: New Hampshire
School Name: State Normal School
Residence Place: Lebanon NH

Alice Catherine Storrs in the U.S. High School Student Lists, 1821-1923
Name: Alice Catherine Storrs
Publication Year: 1873
Publication State: New Hampshire
School Name: Kimball Union Academy
Residence: Lebanon
Title: Catalogue of the officers and students of Kimball Union Academy for 1873.

Alice C Stores in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Age: 24
Birth Year: abt 1856
Birthplace: New Hampshire
Home in 1880: Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Abel Stores
Father's Birthplace: New Hampshire
Mother's name: Eliza C Stores
Mother's Birthplace: Vermont
Household Members: Name Age
Abel Stores 78
Eliza C Stores 48 
Nellie E Stores 26: See her here.
Alice C Stores 24

The Granite State Free Press was published in Lebanon, N.H. from 1859-1968. This excerpt is from 1902: "Abel Storrs was born on the old homestead on May 15, 1807. He graduated from Kimball Union Academy and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He became a professor of Geology, Mineralogy, and botany at that same institute. He was invited to fill prominent positions for which he was well qualified; he declined these positions and came home and cared for his parents who were in declining years. Abel married 1st: Sarah Almira Storrs of Argyle, NY on September 9, 1839; she died June 3, 1840. He married 2nd: Eliza Charlotte Hoyt, who was born in Craftsbury, VT. They had 3 daughters. Their daughter Nellie married A.W. Townsend, her classmate at Kimball Union Academy; and a graduate of Dartmouth College. He was a successful lawyer in Iowa. Mr. Townsend helped Abel Storrs in his declining years."

This is a beautiful piece. It was found in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Alice Catherine, known as "Kate" is a beautiful young woman and an alumni of NH schools. Her father Abel Storrs was a prominent professor or teacher. Sadly, Alice, born in 1855, died at age 29 in 1884. The Storrs family surname is listed as both Storrs and Stores in census records. A stunning portrait of young Alice, whom it appears married Joseph Burch, then died soon after. We could not find her grave.

NOTE: See her sister Nellie Storrs Townsend here.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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