Ruby Dale Allen

1908–1998 (Age 90)
Montebello, Nelson, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ruby Dale

When Ruby Dale Allen was born on 15 January 1908, in Montebello, Nelson, Virginia, United States, her father, Jefferson Davis Allen, was 46 and her mother, Adeline Whitmore Zink, was 44. She married Gilbert Hamilton Brandenburg on 13 November 1933, in Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia, United States. She lived in Massies Mill, Nelson, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 3 February 1998, in Stuarts Draft, Augusta, Virginia, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Steeles Tavern, Augusta, Virginia, United States.

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Ruby Dale Allen
Gilbert Hamilton Brandenburg
Marriage: 13 November 1933

Spouse & Children

13 November 1933
Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia, United States

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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.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 9

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 24

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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 Allen in household of Jefferson D Powell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rubie D Allen in household of J D Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Not Named Allen in household of Jefferson D Allen, "United States Census, 1910"

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