Eliza Stewart Boyd, ca. 1870
In March 1870 (1833-1912) Boyd became the world's first woman selected for jury duty. The grand jury indicted Andrew Howie for murder; later that month, she and five other women were jurors in his criminal trial. Boyd graduated in 1861 as a teacher and taught school in Pennsylvania before moving to Laramie in 1868. She became the first teacher in Laramie public schools. In 1870, she married Union Pacific machinist Stephen Boyd.