Remembrances

  1. Perspectives on Johnny Moss Brown Jones
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    Photo courtesy of the California Historical Society
    1. Johnny Brown: Taking Care of His Own, by Stephan Jones
    2. Johnny Moss Brown Jones: A Presence and a Partner, by Don Beck
    3. The Loyalty of Johnny Moss Brown, by Dawn Gardfrey
    4. Johnny Moss Brown: A Born Leader, by Laura Johnston Kohl
    5. Johnny Brown: The Passion and the Revolution, by Eugene Smith
    6. The Johnny Brown I Knew, by Guy Young
  2. Memories of Monica Bagby
    1. Remembering Monica, by Vernon Gosney
    2. Monica Bagby, A Gentle Poet of Uniqueness, by Elizabeth MacQueen
  3. My friend Ava, by Vera Washington
  4. Edith Cordell and the Cordell Family Legacy, by Don Cordell
  5. Life with the Cordells, by Denise Davenport
  6. Honoring My Duty to My Family, by Steve Daniel
  7. My Friend, Sonje Regina Duncan, by Dawn Gardfrey
  8. A Note to My Tiffany, by Linda Mertle
  9. The Coty Johnson Story, by Charles Johnson
  10. Memories of My Friend, Carolyn Moore Layton, by Katharine Sparrow
    1. Poems about Carolyn Moore and our times at UC Davis
  11. A Letter to Bruce Oliver, by Kimberly White
  12. Joe Phillips: A Reflection, by Garrett Lambrev
  13. Hunting time, by Eugene Smith
  14. From Houston to Guyana and Back: The Discovery of Larry Schacht, by Craig Malisow
  15. Anthony Simon and the Jonestown Chicks, by Don Beck

The remembrance section of the jonestown report is certainly what the editors consider our most important work – not only for the relatives and longtime friends of the people who died in Jonestown, but the other Temple members who survived – and it’s the part which we need the most help with. We can use government and Temple records to give the people of Jonestown their names and basic biographical information. For the stories and recollections that restores them as people, we need people like you.

In fact, oftentimes, you as individuals are the only people who can help us. When we hear someone recall a memory, we are often aware that – even though the story may be about three or four people – only one person, the story-teller, is still alive. Unless you tell us the story, no one will hear it.

This is how history is preserved. This is how our friends and relatives will continue to live, long after all of us are gone.

You can leave a remembrance about a loved one, friend or anyone else you knew who died in Jonestown on The Jonestown Memorial List. When you click on the name of anyone on the list, the link leads you to a biographical box which includes photographs, information on dates and places of birth, and the names of known relatives.

Under the pictures is a highlighted “Submit Remembrance” bar that invites you to write as much as you like about any person. In posting your remembrance, you may decide whether you wish to include your name. If you are a relative or a friend, however, the editors of the jonestown report will likely follow up and ask for an article for the next edition of this section.

Thank you.

Originally posted on October 13th, 2013.

Last modified on May 20th, 2014.
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