CHAIKIN, Phyllis

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Last Name
 
CHAIKIN
Given Names
 
Phyllis
AKA's
 
Phyllis Bloom
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
5/6/1939
Age at Death
 
39
Place of Birth
 
Los Angeles, California
Residence (US)
 
Redwood Valley, California 95470
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 43
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
C43
Religion
 
Race
 
Caucasian
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
 
nurse (PT occupation record); LVN, specialize in cardiology (LJ memo)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Eugene Bernard Chaikin
Children
 
Gail Stephanie Chaikin, David Lee Chaikin
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Phyllis was a friend of mine in High School - a very sweet kind person. She always seemed to be a little lost, like she didn't know where she belonged. I could always feel the longing in her for her place to stand. She was a very unique individual with the kind of uniqueness that doesn't fit into a typical high school scene. On top of that, the kids found out that her father was a communist and so she was ostracized, which was horrible for her - one of the worst things that can happen to a kid in high school. High school kids can be so cruel, and they were. She essentially became an outcast. Perhaps this is what set her up to become part of a cult. My heart always went out to the sadness and loneliness in her soul. ” - Margaret (Margie) Brustein Paul

Living with Ghosts ” - Barry Isaacson