Ruby Buelah Allen

1908–1990 (Age 82)
Carter, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Ruby Buelah

When Ruby Buelah Allen was born on 16 February 1908, in Carter, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Willie Lee Allen, was 31 and her mother, Katie Eliza O'Sullivan, was 25. She married Edward Carl Pryor on 27 August 1928. She lived in Poarch Township, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 2, Gray, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 August 1990, in Pampa, Gray, Texas, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Ruby Buelah Allen
Edward Carl Pryor
Marriage: 27 August 1928

Spouse & Children

27 August 1928

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · State Capital Moves to Oklahoma City

Age 2

The state capital of Oklahoma moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on June 10, 1910. 

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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 B Allen in household of Willie L Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby B Pryor in household of Edward C Pryor, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby B Pryor in household of Edward C Pryor, "United States Census, 1930"

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