Oral History

James, Pat & Tina Towner

The Towner family – Jim, Pat, and daughter Tina – were eyewitnesses to the assassination. James Towner took still photographs while 13-year-old Tina filmed with her father’s home movie camera as the limousine turned onto Elm Street. Tina Towner Pender, who donated her family’s images to The Sixth Floor Museum in 2015, wrote the book, Tina Towner: My Story as the Youngest Photographer at the Kennedy Assassination (2012). Recorded March 30 and November 22, 1996, November 21, 2000, February 1, 2008, and September 25, 2010.

Mr. James Towner passed away on November 13, 2002.  Mrs. Patricia Towner passed away on August 29, 2005.