Born in Florida, Ruby lived in Tallahassee her entire life. She was one of only thirteen members in the 1905 graduating class of Florida State College. Ruby inherited an immense fortune from her family and donated millions to charitable causes throughout her lifetime. Miss Ruby, as she was known to friends, never married. Her life was her community. She was one of the wealthiest and most influencial people in Tallahassee. Ruby Diamond Auditorium at Florida State University is named in her honor.