CARTMELL, Patty

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Last Name
 
CARTMELL
Given Names
 
Patty
AKA's
 
Patricia Ann Cartmell
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
7/31/1929
Age at Death
 
49
Place of Birth
 
Ohio
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 26
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
C26
Religion
 
Race
 
Caucasian
Gender
 
Female
Information on __Source of Death
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Planning Commission (FBI document 89-4286-1207)
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Walter Clayton Cartmell
Children
 
Michael Cartmell, Trisha Cartmell aka Patricia Pauline Cartmell; Tyrone James Cartmell aka Tyrinia Tyrone Williams (adopted)
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Discrepancies
 
PT occupation record lists birthdate as 8/31/1929; passport DOB above
Remembrances
 
“I recently saw some NBC video footage of you on Nov. 18, 1978. You were looking on with curiosity at Jim Jones talking to the Parks family, who asked to return to the USA with Congressman Leo Ryan. I also saw footage of you hugging a young black woman- I didn't know her name. It's as if you were consoling her, trying to convince her everything was going to be all right. Unfortunately you and your daughter Trish, as well as that young black woman you were consoling later died on that awful day. I was horrified and saddened to see a photo of you and that same black woman laying next to each other- dead. When I saw how old you and your daughter were, you reminded me of my own Mother and older sister, who were about the same age. I was 12 years old when the Jonestown tragedy occurred. Even though it happened thousands of miles from where I grew up. I couldn't help think that could have been me and my family that died that day, along with all those hundreds of other families. I heard so many people say that such a thing could never happen to me, but my heart really felt for all those tragic souls that day in Jonestown. I never knew you or your family but my heart still goes out to you three decades later. May God bless you and all the victims of Jonestown. ” - Anonymous