Mary (Watkins) Surman (1810 - 1894)

Mary (Watkins) Surman
1810 - 1894
updated June 05, 2019
Mary (Watkins) Surman, mother to 2 children, was born in 1810. She was born into the Watkins family and married into the Surman family. She was born to John Watkins. Mary's partner was Daniel Surman, and they gave birth to Jane (Surman) Gunn and John Watkins Surman. Mary died in 1894 at 84 years old.

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Mary (Watkins) Surman, mother to 2 children, died in 1894 at 84 years old. She was born in 1810. She was born to John Watkins. Mary's partner was Daniel Surman, and they gave birth to Jane (Surman) Gunn and John Watkins Surman.
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In 1810, in the year that Mary (Watkins) Surman was born, in October, King George III of the United Kingdom - King of England during the American Revolutionary War - was recognized as insane. Although he reigned until his death in 1820, he was mentally ill - the cause is unknown - and in 1810 regency was established to oversee his rule. His eldest son was recognized as Prince Regent.

In 1830, Mary was 20 years old when 10,000 chests of opium were sold in China - one chest was 60–65 kilograms, about 140 pounds, and was worth nearly $740 in US dollars. This worked out to a trade of roughly 7.5 million US dollars in 1830.

In 1855, at the age of 45 years old, Mary was alive when on March 3rd, Congress appropriated $30,000 to create the U.S. Camel Corps. The idea was to use camels as pack animals in the Southwest and 34 camels were bought. But the Army wasn't enthusiastic about the idea and after the Civil War the Camel Corps was entirely abandoned.

In 1864, she was 54 years old when on April 22nd, the Coinage Act of 1864 was passed by Congress. It mandated that "In God We Trust" was to be placed on all United States coins and created a 2 cent coin. Later - in 1956 - "In God We Trust" replaced "E Pluribus Unum" - which means out of many, one - as the national motto.

In 1894, in the year of Mary (Watkins) Surman's passing, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

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