Ruby Dell Allen

1894–1988 (Age 93)
Adair, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ruby Dell

When Ruby Dell Allen was born on 22 October 1894, in Adair, Missouri, United States, her father, Wesley William Allen, was 21 and her mother, Sarah Minnetta Burchett, was 24. She married Harvey Bunch on 6 December 1910, in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in New Providence, Hardin, Iowa, United States in 1928 and Providence Township, Hardin, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 2 May 1988, at the age of 93, and was buried in Raymore, Cass, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ruby Dell Allen
Harvey Bunch
Marriage: 6 December 1910
Eugene Garrett Bunch
William Harvey Bunch

Spouse & Children

  • Female1894–1988Female

  • Harvey Bunch


6 December 1910
Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States


  • Eugene Garrett Bunch


  • William Harvey Bunch


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 10

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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 A Bunch nella famiglia di Asenath C Reece, “United States Census, 1930”
  • Ruby D Bunch in household of Harvey Bunch, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Ruby Allen in household of Wesley Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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