DANIEL, Steve Nathaniel III

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Last Name
 
DANIEL
Given Names
 
Steve Nathaniel III
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
11/18/1974
Age at Death
 
4
Place of Birth
 
California
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Male
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Betty Daniel Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Betty Ann Daniel; Sonje Regina Duncan (first cousin once removed)
Birth Father
 
Steve Nathaniel Daniel Jr.; Melvin Johnson, Charles Wesley Williams (uncles); Tyrone Duncan (first cousin once removed)
Siblings
 
Maurice Chaunte Carter, Marcus Emile Morgan (half-brothers); Sharon Denise Johnson (cousin); Ebony Patrice Duncan (second cousin)
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Richard Brown (uncle); Dorothy Boxx Daniel & Steve Nathaniel Daniel (grandparents)
Body Identification Number
 
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
Residence (US)
 
Residence (JT)
 
Not Known
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
(child)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
(child)
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“The children need to be remembered, they were given no choices. ” - Anonymous

“You died on your birthday. I'm so sorry little sweetheart. ” - Freya

“i was born the same year as little Steve. His father Steve N Daniel, has raised me since I was in junior high school, well over 20 years ago. I stumbled across this site today, and I showed it to him. I don't think I've ever seen an expression like that before in my life. There are no words to describe it, but I know it did eventually turn to joy. He saw his son's picture today for the forst tim in over 30 years. I know that he has been beyond heartbroken since this tragedy. There are no words of comfort, even 30 years after, that can begin to ease some of this man's pain. He is a honest, caring, gentle man. He's never lifted a hand to me and he loves children more than anything in the world. I'm so sorry that you didn't get the life that he wanted to give to you. He's such a gentle present father. I am absolutely honored to have him as my step-father. Especially considering the amount of pain and grief that he carries for his son, not many men could give his heart to another child after that. I will look at him with great awe and compassion from this day forward. ” - glisag9@gmail.com

“I REMEMBRANCE OF ONE OF MY 11 FAMILY MEMBERS LOST AT THE HANDS OF SATAN. MY FIRST COUSIN YOUR DAD DID NOT WANT YOU TO BE TAKEN OVER THERE. STEVE JR., YOUR DAD HAS RETIRED FROM HIS CITY JOB AND STILL MOURNS YOU. HIS NAMESAKE. I WAS BLESSED TO GIVE YOU A KISS AND HUG BEFORE BETTY TOOK YOU ON WHAT ENDED UP BEING THE LAST TIME I WOULD EVER SEE YOU. STEVE 3 I FIND SOLACE IN KNOWING YOU ARE WITH A LOT OF FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE AND AFTER YOU. WHILE I AM STILL TRYING TO COME TO TERMS WITH THIS TRAGEDY 36 YEARS LATER, I AM GRATEFUL TO GOD FOR SPARING ME AND MY TWO CHILDREN AS WE WERE TO COME OVER THERE DEC. 1978 AFTER THE BIRTH OF MY DAUGHTER. IT HAS TAKEN ME THIS LONG TO POST BECAUSE AFTER POSTING IN MY DAD'S (PETE HOLMES aka JOHN HARRIS your great uncle RIP) my lack of emotional stability prevented me from posting on you til now. This does not mean that I love or miss you any less. We did not get your body back and this always gave me hope that someone took you and we would later find you. I am finally laying you to rest my love and I will call your dad to check on him after posting this. I KNOW HE FEELS THE PRESENCE OF HIS ONLY BIOLOGICAL CHILD. REST IN PARADISE MY LOVE. TIL WE MEET AGAIN. SHIRLETHA YOU COUSIN. ” - Shirletha Holmes-Boxx

Honoring My Duty to My Family” - Steve Daniel