CORDELL, Edith Excell

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Last Name
 
CORDELL
Given Names
 
Edith Excell
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
2/6/1902
Age at Death
 
76
Place of Birth
 
Indianapolis, Indiana
Residence (US)
 
Redwood Valley, California 95470
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 10
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
C10
Religion
 
Race
 
Caucasian
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
 
child care (PT occupation record); barber (LJ memo)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
SSA (JT), CSA Ann
Entry in Guyana
 
3/15/1978
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
(senior)
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Harold Ernest Cordell, Sr.
Partner
 
Children
 
Carol Ann Cordell McCoy aka Carol Dennis (adopted); Eugene Cordell (adopted), Harold Ernest Cordell, Jr. aka Harold Bogue (nephew)
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“My name is Carol Ann Cordell. My Grandparents were from Indiana. ” - Carol Ann Cordell

“Grandma Dee Dee, You sure have been missed a lot in Indiana. The family here has grown beyond your belief. I remember all of the times we stayed with you and watching for your car to pull in our driveway. We all wish you had never left us. Why?? That is the neverending question. Why did you have to follow Jim Jones? He was just a man. You were a strong person, why did you make such a mistake?We Loved You! Missing you, Donna your Grand Daughter ” - Donna Cordell


“Edith Cordell was the beloved aunt of my mother Esther Cordell. She was grieved when her aunt went to California and Jonestown. My sister is named after this beloved aunt and I lived with her for a year when I was seven. We attended her funeral. ” - Anonymous