Ruby E Allen

1903–1974 (Age 71)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Ruby E

When Ruby E Allen was born in 1903, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, Emery Wendell Allen, was 35 and her mother, Rebecca Ellen Ricords, was 29. She married Muriel L Nowlin on 24 August 1924, in Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Clay Township, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years and Two Buttes, Baca, Colorado, United States in 1930. She died in August 1974, in Las Animas, Bent, Colorado, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Ruby E Allen
Muriel L Nowlin
Marriage: 24 August 1924

Spouse & Children

  • Female1903–1974Female

  • Muriel L Nowlin


24 August 1924
Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Emery Wendell Allen


  • Rebecca Ellen Ricords




World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 0

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Age 4

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 20

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 E Nowlin in household of Muriel L Nowlin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruby E Allen in household of Emery W Allen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby E Allen in household of Emery W Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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