POLITE, Glenda Bell

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Last Name
 
POLITE
Given Names
 
Glenda Bell
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
8/1/1957
Age at Death
 
21
Place of Birth
 
Texarkana, Arkansas
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Children
 
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
 
2/23/1978
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California
Residence (JT)
 
Not Known
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
banking loans clerk
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78) and PT occupation list say birthdate is 7/30/1956; passport DOB aboveFBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78) says birthplace is Texarkana, Texas; passport birthplace above
Remembrances
 
“Glenda Polite was a dedicated and active member for the eight years I was in the Temple. She was well respected and liked by everyone for her calmness, sensibility, maturity and organizational skills. Working with her was fun, as when she helped us hand-collate the pages of a book (by Mary Warner) on the Persecution of Black Elected Officials in the US, in the dining room at the San Francisco Temple in 1977, shortly before her departure.┬áIn Jonestown, Glenda supervised orchard crews and gave progress reports on the orchards once or twice a week, along with supervisors of other agricultural and livestock departments. Glenda, you were so good, so strong, and so true. You were too much to lose. May your soul be at rest with the angels, home at last. You are missed and remembered always, by more than you or I can ever know.” - Kathryn (Tropp) Barbour