TUPPER, Mary Elizabeth

Photos Courtesy of California Historical Society, MSP 3800

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Last Name
Given Names
Mary Elizabeth
Lenin, Mary
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Family Tree
  Rita Tupper Family Tree
Birth Mother
Rita Jeanette Tupper
Birth Father
Janet Marie Tupper aka Janet Lenin; Larry Howard Tupper; Ruth Ann Tupper; Timothy Tupper aka Timothy Glenn Tupper Jones, Tim (Day) Jones (adopted by Jim & Marceline Jones)
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, CA (columbarium)
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Redwood Valley, California 95470
Residence (JT)
Cottage 05
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
student (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-30)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
(minor); Security (Internal Security) (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1aaaaa)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
“I saw two photos of you. One you were smiling and were dressed nice, the other you looked depressed and frightened. That's what Jonestown did to you what a shame.” - Anonymous

“I am a niece of Mary. I never got the chance to meet her, as I was not born until '97. I am the daughter of her brother Timothy Tupper Jones. I've been told that I resemble her, as well as her sisters, my other aunts, Ruth and Janet. I think about that often. I cannot express my gratitude for this site for providing pictures of those who died, as it gave me my first opportunity to see what Mary looked like. What a sweet smile she had! Ever since I found out about what happened to her and my other family members, I have wondered what kind of person she was. What made her laugh? What were her favorite things to do? I hope that one day I can learn more about her. How I wish I could have met her. I am so sorry you lost your life in such a horrific way, and I cannot even imagine what went through your head that day. I may have never met you, but I won't forget you, Aunt Mary.” - Taylor Jones