Ruby E Allen

1905–1948 (Age 42)
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Ruby E

When Ruby E Allen was born on 6 October 1905, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, her father, Thomas A Allen, was 25 and her mother, Alberta Philps, was 23. She died on 1 May 1948, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

Thomas A Allen
1880–
Alberta Philps
1882–
Cerey Fleeton Allen
1898–
Eve Mae Allen
1902–
Ruby E Allen
1905–1948

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas A Allen

    Male1880–Male

  • Alberta Philps

    Female1882–Female

siblings

(3)

  • Cerey Fleeton Allen

    Male1898–Male

  • Eve Mae Allen

    Female1902–Female

  • Female1905–1948Female

World Events (3)

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.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1909 · The Ford Building

Age 4

The Ford Building was one of the first high-rises to use a steel structural support system. It stands at 23 stories in total height and it held the title as tallest building in Detroit from 1908 until 1913.

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 (2)

  • Ruby Edith Allen, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Ruby E Allen, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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