Ruby Clara Allen

1909–1993 (Age 83)
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ruby Clara

When Ruby Clara Allen was born on 1 October 1909, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Charles W. Allen, was 35 and her mother, Rachel Ann Stillwell, was 43. She married George Thomas Sidebottom on 22 January 1926, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Allin Township, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 3 June 1993, in Lemon Grove, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ruby Clara Allen
George Thomas Sidebottom
Marriage: 22 January 1926
Thelma I. Sidebottom
Dora Mae Sidebottom

Spouse & Children

  • Female1909–1993Female

  • George Thomas Sidebottom


22 January 1926
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Charles W. Allen


  • Rachel Ann Stillwell




  • Bettie W Allen


  • Harvey Johnson Allen


  • Female1898–1954Female

  • Flora J Allen


  • Female1909–1993Female

World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 3

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.

Age 22

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 Clara Allen in household of C W Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby Sidebottom in household of Thomas Sidebottom, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby Sidebottom in household of Robert Sidebottom, "United States Census, 1930"

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