NELSON, Enola Marthenya (Kay)

Photos Courtesy of California Historical Society, MSP 3800

Submit Remembrances

Last Name
Given Names
Enola Marthenya (Kay)
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
San Antonio, Texas
Family Tree
  Nelson Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
James Nelson McElvane
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
Remains claimed by next of kin; burial location unknown
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Los Angeles, California 90008
Residence (JT)
Cottage 44
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
Real estate broker, arc welder (WWII), teacher (Maaga); Social worker/ Bookkeeper
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
ACAO (RYMUR 89-4286-C-7-d-4); Business & Industry ACAO (RYMUR 89-4286-X-4-l-3a); Business manager & consultant (RYMUR 89-4286-X-4-l-4a); Kumaica Store; Sewing Room (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1a); Counseling (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1eee); Georgetown Personnel Exchange (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1fff)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Planning commission (FBI document 89-4286-1557); Judicial council, Businesses committee officer (Jonestown photo, 7/12/1978)
Government Income
“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