NELSON, Enola Marthenya (Kay)

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Last Name
 
NELSON
Given Names
 
Enola Marthenya (Kay)
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
12/9/1920
Age at Death
 
57
Place of Birth
 
San Antonio, Texas
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Nelson Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
James Nelson McElvane
Partner
 
Children
 
Juanell Smart; Tinetra La Dese Fain aka Tinetra Johnson, Alfred Laufton Smart, Scott Cameron Smart, Teri Lynn Smart (grandchildren)
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
 
3/9/1978
Residence (US)
 
Los Angeles, California 90008
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 44
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
Real estate broker, arc welder (WWII), teacher (Maaga); Social worker/ Bookkeeper
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Planning commission (FBI document 89-4286-1557); Judicial council, Businesses committee officer (Jonestown photo, 7/12/1978)
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“I honor you and my friendship with your daughter. I know, you are loved. ” - Susan White Hicks

“Mom, today is your birthday. You never made a big fuss about it, that was just you. You always put the happiness of others before your own. You gave so much of yourself and you deserved so much more out of life than you got. I wanted you to be proud of me and I know that you were, but I wanted you to be happy and you were not. You were not only my mother, you were my best friend. I wanted to be like you. The song “The Wind Beneath My Wings” says everything that I feel about you. You were my wind and now I am often unable fly. Had you not taught me to be strong and independent I could not have gone on. I am so fortunate to have had you as my mother. I know this world is a better place because you were here. Mom, you and the children were my life, my world but, I want all of you to be at peace. You knew and know that I have always loved you as I still do. I miss you so very much. Your daughter – Nell. ” - Juanell Smart