Digby,  Anna Ruth

Digby, Anna Ruth

Female 1903 -

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  • Name Digby, Anna Ruth  [1, 2, 3
    Born 01 Jan 1903  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1954  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    231 Vaughan Road 
    Person ID I18653  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Family Allen, George Albert Roy,   b. 18 Apr 1898, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1920  York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Allen, Richard Roy Dick,   b. 13 Mar 1931, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +2. Allen, Gloria Ruth,   b. 16 Jul 1926, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Allen, Donald George,   b. 25 Nov 1920, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1942, Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F6503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Jan 1903 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Apr 1920 - York, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 231 Vaughan Road - 1954 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Allen, George Albert Roy and Anna Ruth Digby Grave Stone
    Allen, George Albert Roy and Anna Ruth Digby Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Digby Family Crest
    Digby Family Crest
    This interesting and unusual surname is of Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian origin, and is habitational from a minor place so called in Lincolnshire, derived from the Middle English (1200 - 1500) "diche, dike", from the Olde English pre 7th Century "dic", dyke, earthwork, and the Old Norse "byr", farm, settlement; the medieval dyke was larger and more prominent than the modern ditch, and was usually constructed for urposes of defence rather than drainage. The placename was first recorded as "Dicbi" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and as "Diggebi" in the Pipe Rolls of 1197. The surname was first recorded in the mid 12th Century and early recordings include; Geoffrey de Dyggeby in the 1250 Feet of Fines of Lincolnshire; and Simon Digby in the 1497 Feet of Fines of Warwickshire. An interesting namebearer, recorded in the "Dictionary of National Biography", was Sir Everard Digby (1578 - 1606), a Gunpowder Plot conspirator, who was converted to Catholicism at court by John Gerard in 1599, and knighted in 1603. He was detailed to incite a rising in the Midlands at the time of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605, but deserted his companions when besieged in Holbeach House, Staffordshire, on November 8th 1605, and was executed in 1606. A Coat of Arms granted to the family is azure a fleur-de-lis silver and a canton gold, the Crest being an ostrich silver holding in the beak a horseshoe proper. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger de Digby, which was dated circa 1160 - 1165, in the "Registrum Antiquissimum", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.1154 - 1189.

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] 1901 Canadian Census, taken March 31, 1901.

    2. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records, Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Series: MS932; Reel: 514.
      Record for Ruth Digby

    3. [S766] Michigan, Federal Naturalization Records, (Location: https://www.archives.gov/chicago/public/;), National Archives at Chicago; Chicago, Illinois; ARC Title: Declarations of Intention, 1856 - 1989; NAI Number: 1137682; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009; Record Group Number: RG 21.
      Record for George Albert Roy Allen

    4. [S424] The Works of M. E. Laughlin and E. R. Laughlin, 1955 2nd Edition, Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Laughlin and Edgerton Ross Laughlin.