SIMON, Jose

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Last Name
 
SIMON
Given Names
 
Jose
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
8/20/1916
Age at Death
 
62
Place of Birth
 
Middletown, California
Race
 
Native American
Gender
 
Male
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Jose Simon Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Children
 
Alvin Harold Simon, Sr., Sue L. Grimm; (grandchildren) Alvin Harold Simon, Jr.; Crystal Michelle Simon; Summer Renae Simon; Tina Lynn Grimm
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
 
8/17/1977
Residence (US)
 
Middletown, California 94561
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 52
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
rancher (Maaga); Equipment operator
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
SSA
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Jose Simon was a wonderful part of the Peoples Temple family. He was the Elder Simon of a large family of Native Americans from Lake County. His clan was quiet and hardworking, and he had wise and thoughtful input in agricultural work being done in Jonetown. Some of his family wanted to leave with Congressman Ryan but some wanted to stay. I am really sorry that they came so close to surviving and then didn't. ” - Laura Johnston Kohl

“I knew Jose from around 1947 when my family moved to Middletown. He and my father worked together on the Diamond D Ranch for many years. I grew up with his children. He was a good and honorable man. RIP Jose, I know you and my dad are swapping stories about the good old days. ” - Nick Bennett

Remembering Jose Simon and Sue Grimm ” - Nick Bennett