BUCKLEY, Minnie Luna Mae Murral

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Last Name
 
BUCKLEY
Given Names
 
Minnie Luna Mae Murral
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
5/6/1941
Age at Death
 
37
Place of Birth
 
Forest, Mississippi
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Minnie Buckley Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Children
 
Christopher Calvin Buckley; Dorothy Helen Buckley, aka Helen Buckley; Frances Elizabeth Buckley; Loreatha Buckley; Odesta Buckley, aka Odessa Buckley
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Body Identification Number
 
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
8/22/1977
Residence (US)
 
Ukiah, California 95482
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 03
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
nurse's aide (PT occupation record); farming, practical nurse (2nd PT occupation record); nurse, cooking, sewing, diet training (LJ memo)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
welfare
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Minnie Buckley and her children were residents of Redwood Valley and members of Peoples Temple when my husband and I joined. I thought of her as a mentor and a great mother. She and her children had escaped an abusive husband in Mississippi, a minister, to come up to the Valley, but exactly when I do not know. She had a glass eye because of the beatings she endured while married. Her children were all incredibly gentle, caring and well-mannered. In spite of the difficulties of their childhood, they knew they were loved. She started using her middle name, Luna, in 1976. She was an incredible woman, a matriarch without pretension, or self-importance. I will always miss her sound judgment and wisdom. ” - Kathryn Barbour