Ruby Emma Allen

1889–1959 (Age 69)
Randolph, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life of Ruby Emma

When Ruby Emma Allen was born on 28 December 1889, in Randolph, Orange, Vermont, United States, her father, Royal Wilford Allen, was 31 and her mother, Jennie Gertrude Slack, was 22. She married Earl Hicks Handy on 31 January 1920. She lived in Chelsea, Orange, Vermont, United States in 1900. She died in October 1959, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Ruby Emma Allen
Earl Hicks Handy
Marriage: 31 January 1920

Spouse & Children

31 January 1920

Parents & Siblings

  • Royal Wilford Allen


  • Jennie Gertrude Slack




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 19

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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 Handy in household of Earl Handy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruby E Allen in household of R Wilfred Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby E Allen in household of R Wilfred Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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