Ruby Bird Allen

1900–1980 (Age 79)
Washington, Kansas, United States

The Life of Ruby Bird

When Ruby Bird Allen was born on 22 April 1900, in Washington, Kansas, United States, her father, John Lamkin Allen, was 34 and her mother, Addah Belle Greenwood, was 34. She married Paul Cabert Leonard on 2 September 1919, in Webster Township, Hamilton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Sidney, Cheyenne, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Alliance Election Precinct, Box Butte, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 31 March 1980, in Hitchcock, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Ruby Bird Allen
1900–1980
Paul Cabert Leonard
1893–1965
Marriage: 2 September 1919
Percy Ellsworth LEONARD
1921–2012
Judith Kay Leonard
1945–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
2 September 1919
Webster Township, Hamilton, Iowa, United States
children

(2)

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1865–1946Male

  • Addah Belle Greenwood

    Female1865–1938Female

siblings

(9)

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 22

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

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 John A Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby Allen in household of John Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ruby Lenard in household of Paul C Lenard, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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