Ruby Ethel Allen

1891–1966 (Age 75)
Jefferson, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Ruby Ethel

When Ruby Ethel Allen was born in November 1891, in Jefferson, Mississippi, United States, her father, William Luther Allen, was 30 and her mother, India Adelaide Compton, was 29. She married Joseph C. Robertson on 11 September 1910, in Jefferson, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Beat 2, Franklin, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years and Beat 1, Copiah, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 29 November 1966, in Copiah, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 75.

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Ruby Ethel Allen
Joseph C. Robertson
Marriage: 11 September 1910
Ted Mercer Robertson
Fred Robertson
Helen June Robertson

Spouse & Children

11 September 1910
Jefferson, Mississippi, United States


  • Male1919–1981Male

  • Fred Robertson


  • Helen June Robertson


Parents & Siblings

  • William Luther Allen


  • India Adelaide Compton




  • W Luther Allen


  • Caroline Eugenia Allen


  • Robert Allen


  • Susie Mattie Allen


  • Female1891–1966Female

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 16

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Ethel Allen in household of Luther Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby E Robertson in household of Joseph C Robertson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ethel Allen in household of W Luther Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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