The Unanswered Question
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.