Carol (Surat) Smith researched the Surat lineage for several years. Here are her complete notes, interviews and images that pieced together the Surat family history. She completed this project in 1984, before the conveniences of the digital world, and all of her work was done manually.
Pictured: Front: Alvin and Ruth Surat
Back: Carol (Surat) Smith, Wayne Surat, Carmen (Surat) Arrowood and Karen (Surat) Taylor
Lynn Tjeerdsma, a fellow Bijou Hills resident and friend, wrote this article about Ruth Surat when she turned 97 years old in 2012. The Tjeersdsma family owned a dairy farm about a mile south of Bijou Hills.