BUCKLEY, Minnie Luna Mae Murral

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Last Name
 
BUCKLEY
Given Names
 
Minnie Luna Mae Murral
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
5/6/1941
Age at Death
 
37
Place of Birth
 
Forest, Mississippi
Residence (US)
 
Ukiah, California 95482
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 03
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
C03
Religion
 
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Female
Information on __Source of Death
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Body Identification Number
 
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
nurse's aide (PT occupation record); farming, practical nurse (2nd PT occupation record); nurse, cooking, sewing, diet training (LJ memo)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
welfare
Entry in Guyana
 
8/22/1977
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Children
 
Christopher Calvin Buckley; Dorothy Helen Buckley, aka Helen Buckley; Frances Elizabeth Buckley; Loreatha Buckley; Odesta Buckley, aka Odessa Buckley
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Minnie Buckley and her children were residents of Redwood Valley and members of Peoples Temple when my husband and I joined. I thought of her as a mentor and a great mother. She and her children had escaped an abusive husband in Mississippi, a minister, to come up to the Valley, but exactly when I do not know. She had a glass eye because of the beatings she endured while married. Her children were all incredibly gentle, caring and well-mannered. In spite of the difficulties of their childhood, they knew they were loved. She started using her middle name, Luna, in 1976. She was an incredible woman, a matriarch without pretension, or self-importance. I will always miss her sound judgment and wisdom. ” - Kathryn Barbour