KLINGMAN, Martha Ellen

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Last Name
Given Names
Martha Ellen
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Ukiah, California
Family Tree
  Klingman Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Michael Klingman
Clarence Elmer Klingman aka Clarence Elmer Cole III, Clarence Jackson; Matthew Todd Klingman aka Matthew Todd Cole; William Arnold Klingman aka William Arnold Cole; April Heather Klingman; Kenneth Bernard Bowie (ward)
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, CA
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Ukiah, California 95482
Residence (JT)
Cottage 20
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
accountant (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-26p); phys ed teacher, bakery, waitress, legal secretary (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1bbb)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Kitchen & Food Preparation (bakery) (RYMUR 89-4286-C-7-A-11); Bookkeeper (RYMUR 89-4286-X-4-l-4a); Teacher in Jonestown school (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1yy)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Gym teacher (FBI document 89-4286-1207)
Government Income
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78) says birthyear is 1976, but it is in error
“Martha Ellen Klingman was my sister-in-law, I only knew her a short time. I was just a young kid, I lived in Shreveport, Louisiana with my mother Eloise Cole. Clarence Elmer Cole was my Brother. He also had my father's name. His three sons died that day in 1978 Clarence Elmer Cole III, William Arnold Cole, Matthew Todd Cole, April Heather Klingman (5) I just learned of today, My Brother Died in 1996 after 20 years in the Army, we never spoke to each other after my mother died in 1975. ” - Charles Elmer Cole

“You were my Aunt Marty. You were married to my mother's brother Clarence. Eloise Cole, my grandmother, was your mother-in-law and I loved you even though I was very young. I remember playing with my cousins before my parents (William F. Anderson and Gloria Jean (Cole) Anderson) were stationed in England. I never got to see you or them again. I'll never forget the day my parents sat us down and explained to me and my brother that you and our cousins were in Heaven now. I was just 7, I think, but all I could think about was me and my cousins will never get to play again. You were wonderful and so sweet to me and my brother. I pray your memory is never forgotten and know you were always loved. Charles Elmer Cole was my uncle, your brother-in-law, and I can still remember him carrying me on his shoulders running around my grandmother's front yard making me laugh and giggle. Hold my cousins close. I'll never forget you. Tania Dee Anderson ” - Tania Dee Anderson

“I'm speaking for my dad and I. I wish I could have met you. Your sisters are great, but the way dad made you sound was epic, and for you to be the kind of person you were, with the way you were raised, all you guys were amazing! I love you aunty. Dad told all of us kids about you. Dad wanted to hurt jim jones. grandma didnt tell him you called till it was too late. I wish I seen you in person and not in pictures. I wish I could have talked to you, and not hear stories of you. but this is the way it is. ” - Sherry Read