ANDERSON, Orelia

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Last Name
 
ANDERSON
Given Names
 
Orelia
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
6/8/1910
Age at Death
 
68
Place of Birth
 
Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
Residence (US)
 
Los Angeles, California 90006
Residence (JT)
 
Dorm 4
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
A4
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
 
poultry & swine exp.; seamstress (PT occupation record); housewife (PT occupation record)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
SSA (US), SSI
Entry in Guyana
 
8/10/1977
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
(senior)
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78) and PT occupation record list birthdate as 6/8/1908
Remembrances
 
“Orelia Anderson was not related to any of the other residents of Jonestown and family members back in Los Angeles or elsewhere remain a mystery. In Jonestown, Orelia is simply a "senior," not assigned to any job. She is absent from Edith Roller's journals, so never got into trouble. However, her page lists skills useful to the community under "PT occupation record," poultry & swine experience, seamstress. RIP, Orelia, 68 years young, taken too soon. You will always be remembered. ” - Kathryn Barbour