TUPPER, Ruth Ann

Photos Courtesy of California Historical Society, MSP 3800

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Last Name
Given Names
Ruth Ann
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Onawa, Iowa
Family Tree
  Rita Tupper Family Tree
Birth Mother
Rita Jeanette Tupper
Birth Father
Janet Marie Tupper aka Janet Lenin; Larry Howard Tupper; Mary Elizabeth Tupper aka Mary Lenin; 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 48
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
secretary (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-26aa); secretarial skills, farming (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ccccc)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Security (Internal Security) (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1aaaaa)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
“I am a niece of Ruth. I am a daughter of her brother Timothy Tupper Jones. I was never able to meet her, as I was not born until 1997. I've been told that I resemble her, as well as her sisters, my other aunts, Mary and Janet. This website is one of the first places where I learned about Ruth and my other family who died in Jonestown, and it is the first place that I got to see photos of them. Needless to say, it was a very surreal experience. I do wonder what she was like, and I do wish I could have met her. It was special being able to read one of the articles on this site called "Ruth's Teeth". It provided me with a tiny bit of insight of who she was and what she was like, and I am very thankful for that. I hope to learn more about her one day. I am so sorry you lost your life on November 18th, and I cannot even imagine what was going on in your mind as everything was happening. Though I have not met you, I will not forget you, Aunt Ruth.” - Taylor Jones