Ruby Ethel Allen

1883–1951 (Age 68)
Plumstead, England

The Life of Ruby Ethel

When Ruby Ethel Allen was born on 8 September 1883, her father, Mr. Allen, was 25 and her mother, Mrs. Allen, was 22. She married Ralph Henderson about 1910, in Berkley, Oakland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Canada in 1904 and lived in Jacques-Cartier, Quebec, Canada in 1911. She died on 23 August 1951, in Warren, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Ruby Ethel Allen
Ralph Henderson
Marriage: about 1910
Marran Henderson
Stanley Henderson
Marion Louise Henderson
Arnold Maurice Henderson
Leslie A Henderson

Spouse & Children

about 1910
Berkley, Oakland, Michigan, United States


  • Marran Henderson


  • Stanley Henderson


  • Marion Louise Henderson


  • Male1912–1947Male

  • Leslie A Henderson


Parents & Siblings

  • Mr. Allen


  • Mrs. Allen




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 4

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 18

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.

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 E Henderson in household of Ralph Henderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby Henderson in household of Ralph Henderson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruby E Henderson in household of Ralph Henderson, "United States Census, 1930"

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