Eva Ruby Palmer

1 December 1913–27 May 1998 (Age 84)
West Plains, Howell, Missouri, United States

The Life of Eva Ruby

When Eva Ruby Palmer was born on 1 December 1913, in West Plains, Howell, Missouri, United States, her father, Robert Daniel Palmer, was 29 and her mother, Amanda Cecelia Peterson, was 30. She married Willis Ellis Boyd in 1927, in Aztec, San Juan, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Ignacio, La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 10 Sunnyside, La Plata, Colorado, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 May 1998, in Mancos, Montezuma, Colorado, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis Ellis Boyd
Eva Ruby Palmer
Marriage: 1927
Gladys Boyd
Robert Eugene Boyd
Joyce Irma Boyd
Barbara Ann Haptonstall

Spouse and Children

    Willis Ellis Boyd



Aztec, San Juan, New Mexico, United States


    Gladys Boyd



    Joyce Irma Boyd


    Barbara Ann Haptonstall


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Daniel Palmer


    Amanda Cecelia Peterson




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World Events (8)

1914 · The Ludlow Massacre

Age 1

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado national Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards, attacked striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, killing 25 people, including miners, women, and children.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1936 · Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Age 23

"Built on property donated by the Broadmoor Art Academy, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center was built in April of 1936. This was in the middle of the """"Gret Deperession"""" and Alice Bemis Tylor funded the project to help employ laborers who were unemployed."

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English, Old French palmer, paumer (from palme, paume ‘palm tree’, Latin palma), a nickname for someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Such pilgrims generally brought back a palm branch as proof that they had actually made the journey, but there was a vigorous trade in false souvenirs, and the term also came to be applied to a cleric who sold indulgences.2 Swedish (Palmér): ornamental name formed with palm ‘palm tree’ + the suffix -ér, from Latin -erius ‘descendant of’.3 Irish: when not truly of English origin (see 1 above), a surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair ( see Milford ) perhaps because they were from an ecclesiastical family.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Eva R Palmer in household of Robert D Palmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eva Boyd in household of Willis Boyd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eva Boyd in household of Ida Boyd, "United States Census, 1930"

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