Temple, Leonora Chandos.


Temple, Leonora Chandos. (Nora); b. November 29, 1908, Pasadena, California; AMB; Jewish; Father Edward Leofrick Temple (1870-1928), mother Helen Clough Temple (1878-1968); Single; Nurse; CP, February 1937, Spanish CP; Received Passport# 375591 on March 16, 1937 which listed his address as 432 West 124th Street, NYC; Arrived in Spain in April 1937; Served with the Medical Services; Hospital at Villa Paz; Returned to the US on August 30, 1938 aboard the Aquitania; Was romantically involved with Phil Detro in Spain; She nursed him after he was wounded until his death; Detro left her all his papers; She was arrested and imprisoned in Spain on unspecified charges; She left Spain on August 16, 1938 aboard the British Destroyer Hotspur; She arrived in the US on August 30, 1938 aboard the Aquitania; Married Harold Holmes Owen (1899-1966), son Jerome Temple (1930-2007); d. December 7, 1994, NYC, cremated.
Siblings: brothers Edward Leofric Temple, Jr. (1911-1936), John Landon Temple (1912-1985), Frederic Harlan Temple (1915-2001), and Harlan F. Temple (1916-?), and step-brother Robert Temple (1923-?).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6 Delo 572, ll. 10 (fiche); Opis 6, Delo 999, ll. 54-55; (obituary) New York Times, December 9, 1994; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #204437235. Code A
Photographs: Lenora Temple from a group photograph. FM Collection.