Ruby Evelyn Allen

1909–2006 (Age 97)
Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas, United States

The Life of Ruby Evelyn

When Ruby Evelyn Allen was born on 14 April 1909, in Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas, United States, her father, John Jacob Allen, was 36 and her mother, Mary Lavina Schlotz, was 32. She married Thomas Henderson Christopher on 11 August 1929, in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas, United States. She lived in Richland Township, Ottawa, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Sherman Township, Ottawa, Kansas, United States in 1920. She died on 24 July 2006, in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ruby Evelyn Allen
Thomas Henderson Christopher
Marriage: 11 August 1929

Spouse & Children

11 August 1929
Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1872–1948Male

  • Mary Lavina Schlotz




World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 18

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 26

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruby Christopher in household of Thomas H Christopher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby E Allen in household of John J Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby E Allen in household of John J Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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