Ruby Ellen Allen

1905–2006 (Age 101)
Jackson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Ruby Ellen

Ruby Ellen Allen was born on 2 April 1905, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. She died on 10 April 2006, in Castalian Springs, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Jackson, Tennessee, United States.

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Ruby Ellen Allen
1905–2006
Oliver Lawson Anderson
1903–1974

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 26

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1932

Age 27

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.

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