Ruby Eleanor Allen

1892–1973 (Age 81)
Kadavu, Fiji

The Life of Ruby Eleanor

Ruby Eleanor Allen was born about 1892, in Kadavu, Fiji as the daughter of William Allen and Annie Eleanor Simmonds. She married William Thomas Henry Errington on 1 March 1912, in Kaniva, Victoria, Australia. She died on 22 August 1973, in Kew, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 81, and was buried in Springvale, Victoria, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Ruby Eleanor Allen
William Thomas Henry Errington
Marriage: 1 March 1912

Spouse & Children

  • Female1892–1973Female

  • William Thomas Henry Errington


1 March 1912
Kaniva, Victoria, Australia

Parents & Siblings

  • William Allen


  • Annie Eleanor Simmonds




World Events (8)


Age 0

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 9

First Federal election.

Age 22

Fijians served as allies to France in World War I.

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 (1)

  • 1 March 1912 Marriage of Ruby Eleanor Allen to William Thomas Henry Errington

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