|Birth: ||May 4, 1841|
|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1923|
Eva was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Weld Parker, a prominent family in Groveland, Illinois. Her parents were devotees of Paine and Voltaire and held unorthodox religious views. Her grandmother, Sarah Buckman Parker, was known to be extremely bright and was also known to be an "infidel." It is believed Eva's lack of traditional religious views was influential in the intellectual development of her husband, Robert Green Ingersoll.
"The Great Agnostic," Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll, met Eva at a dinner to which her parents had invited him while he was in town trying a case. The two fell in love at once and were married on 13 February, 1862. Robert was 29 at the time. Eva was 21. "She is a good, natural, sweet woman. One that loves me and one that I love -- that is enough," wrote Ingersoll.
The couple had two daughters, Eva and Maude, and remained deeply devoted throughout their 37 years of marriage, ending with Robert's death on 21 July, 1899.
In a letter referencing his wife and daughters, Ingersoll once wrote: "Tell them that they are my Holy Trinity comprising the only Deity I worship."
Robert Green Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)
"Nothing is grander than to break chains from the bodies of men — nothing nobler than to destroy the phantoms of the soul".
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec: SOUTH, Site: 1620
Maintained by: Gerrie
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49263670
With your respect for your devotion to free thinking.|
Added: Jul. 8, 2013
May you rest in peace.|
Added: Dec. 3, 2010