CARTMELL, Walter Clayton

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Last Name
 
CARTMELL
Given Names
 
Walter Clayton
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
5/15/1928
Age at Death
 
50
Place of Birth
 
Van Lere, Kentucky
Residence (US)
 
Redwood Valley, California 95470
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 26
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
C26
Religion
 
Race
 
Caucasian
Gender
 
Male
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
 
carpenter (PT occupation record); screen room attendant, farm (Maaga)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
3/29/1977
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Patty Cartmell aka Patricia Ann Cartmell
Children
 
Michael Cartmell, Trisha Cartmell aka Patricia Pauline Cartmell; Tyrone James Cartmell aka Tyrinia Tyrone Williams (adoptive)
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Walter Cartmell was the husband of Patty Cartmell, a senior and highly respected staff member who had been with Peoples Temple for years and kept the church going while Jim and his family were in Brazil in 1963 for a year. Walter was a man of few words and subdued intensity, with a steely calm that brought to mind "men of hickory"--tough, unbreakable, resourceful. He was the first person I remember meeting from Kentucky, very handy, a straight talker and hard worker. In Jonestown, he worked as a carpenter in the wood shop (with his daughter, Tricia), and also in the piggery. Edith Roller's journals disclose that he was also in the remedial reading class in Jonestown. Walter had another talent, I've just learned: He could intimidate Jim\'s dreaded monkey, Leon (who bit people) and make him run and hide in the farthest recesses of his cage. ” - Kathryn Barbour