Ruby Edna Allen

1894–1990 (Age 96)
Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Ruby Edna

When Ruby Edna Allen was born on 9 January 1894, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, her father, Lafayette M. Allen, was 35 and her mother, Marie Ella Brown, was 32. She married Samuel Fairburn Blaemire on 16 April 1922, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 28 January 1990, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Ruby Edna Allen
Samuel Fairburn Blaemire
Marriage: 16 April 1922
Allen Fairburn Blaemire
Mildred Blaemire

Spouse & Children

16 April 1922
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States


  • Allen Fairburn Blaemire


  • Mildred Blaemire


Parents & Siblings

  • Lafayette M. Allen


  • Marie Ella Brown




  • Female1888–1981Female

  • Lawrence Allen


  • Female1894–1990Female

  • Girard Stephen Allen


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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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 Allen in household of Lafayette N Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruby Blaemire in household of Samuel Blaemire, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruby E Blaemire in household of Samuel F Blaemire, "United States Census, 1940"

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