CHRISTIAN, Vernetta Carolyn

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Last Name
 
CHRISTIAN
Given Names
 
Vernetta Carolyn
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
12/25/1944
Age at Death
 
33
Place of Birth
 
Houston, Texas
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California 94117
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 35
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
C35
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
 
Secretary, data processing (PT occupation record); executive secretary for insurance company (Maaga)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
7/23/1977
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Legislative Steering Committee, Judicial council (Jonestown photo, 7/12/1978)
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Robert Louis Christian
Children
 
Tina Rayette Christian, Robert Louis Christian II
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Vernetta and Robert Christian had two children, Tina, 9, and Robert II, 8. In their arrival order in Guyana, Robert went first, on 7/1/1977, followed on 7/23 by his wife and children. He was a civil engineer and sanitation specialist. The aptly named Christians, with Vernetta born on Christmas Day, were an incredibly close and loving professional family, recently relocated to the SF Bay Area, as both children were born in Houston, TX. They may have moved to SF after attending one of our on-the-road services in Houston. Vernetta was its driving force and in Jonestown, both she and her husband were teachers. Vernetta served as secretary for the Judicial Council and the Legislative Steering Council. She was also a healthcare services auditor, and taught political enlightenment in the school, a department her husband co-chaired. ” - Kathryn Barbour