CARR, Karen Yvette

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Last Name
 
CARR
Given Names
 
Karen Yvette
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
7/18/1963
Age at Death
 
15
Place of Birth
 
San Francisco, California
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California 94102
Residence (JT)
 
Dorm 5
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
A5
Religion
 
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Female
Information on __Source of Death
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Body Identification Number
 
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
Student (PT occupation record)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
5/29/1977
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
(minor)
Birth Mother
 
Violatt Esther Dillard
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Timothy Borl (Tim Night) Jones; Claudia Jo Bouquet, aka Claudia Jo Norris
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
PT occupation record says birthdate is 4/18/1963
Remembrances
 
“Karen Carr probably went early to help with child care, as she was one of the children's workers in San Francisco, and many children were sent to Guyana before their parents, sometimes months before. Karen was the sister of Claudia (Norris) Bouquet, 22, and Tim "Night" Jones, 19; their mother was Violatt Esther Dillard, 51. Karen was the baby of the family, an exuberant and lively, sometimes strong-willed teenager who gravitated early to working with children, which she enjoyed. Here she is behind Lisa Whitmire and Danny Beck, with Diana McKnight, in the children's group photo taken in 1975 or early 1976: In Jonestown, Karen continued her junior high school classes, and helped on work crews, including Shirley's crew (in the herb garden?) as time permitted. She was good friends with Dee Dee Duckett and Donna Briggs; the three were so close that Jim ordered, "Break them up." It was Instruction No. 66 on "Jim's Instructions since March 17, 1978" a list of his decrees kept by Penny Dupont, and typed up for him around the end of May so he would be able to remember his own mandates, I guess. There were a total of 161 "rulings." RIP, Karen, may you and your good buddies be with the angels now. ” - Kathryn Barbour