Ruby Fitzgibbons Cuevas

Former adventuress, mother of Temperance Murphy


Ruby Fitzgibbons Cuevas is the mother of Temperance Murphy, a rich heiress, a fixture of the Los Angeles charity circle, and the founder and former director of the Los Angeles Society for Archaeological Studies.

In the 1930s, Ruby led a rather checkered life, hanging out with such associates as Jimmy Wright and Ashley Murphy. In 1938, in a minor scandal, she married her bodyguard, Geronimo Cuevas, and settled down to a more peaceful existence farming the San Gabriel valley.

Ruby and Geronimo have two children, Rodolfo “Rudy” Cuevas and Charlotte “Charlie” Cuevas.

Ruby Fitzgibbons Cuevas

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