BELLE, Ethel Mathilda

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Last Name
 
BELLE
Given Names
 
Ethel Mathilda
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
4/7/1890
Age at Death
 
88
Place of Birth
 
Montserrat, British West Indies
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Body Identification Number
 
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
8/10/1977
Residence (US)
 
Residence (JT)
 
Dorm 4
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
child care (PT occupation record); canning (LJ memo); Farming (Maaga)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
(senior)
Government Income
 
SSA (JT), SSI
Discrepancies
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78) and other PT records say birthyear is 1892 (in Tape 590, the woman herself says she's 88). Another record says birthday is April 13. Passport birthdate above
Remembrances
 
“Ethel was a slightly-built but healthy, an active senior who was very self-sufficient. She is noted in Edith Roller's Journals (ER Jrnl, 9/76), being commended for helping out in a senior care home. Ethel had no relatives at Jonestown and was listed only as "senior" on the Jobs list. Another mystery elder to be rediscovered. ” - Kathryn Barbour