Mary Watkins

1811–11 March 1872 (Age 61)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Watkins was born in 1811, in England, United Kingdom, her father, William Evans, was 57 and her mother, Gwen Thomas, was 53. She died on 11 March 1872, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

William Evans
1754–
Gwen Thomas
1758–
Mary Watkins
1811–1872

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 22

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

English (also frequent in Wales): patronymic from the personal name Watkin .

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

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  • Mary Watkins, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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