CORDELL, Chris Mark

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Last Name
 
CORDELL
Given Names
 
Chris Mark
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
9/13/1957
Age at Death
 
21
Place of Birth
 
Indianapolis, Indiana
Residence (US)
 
Redwood Valley, California 95470
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 24
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
C24
Religion
 
Race
 
Caucasian
Gender
 
Male
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); painter (2nd PT occupation record)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
5/29/1977
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Birth Mother
 
Loretta Mae Cordell, aka Loretta Coomer, Loretta Wilkinson; Edith Excell Cordell (great-aunt); Barbara Jeanne Cordell (aunt)
Birth Father
 
Harold Ernest Cordell, Jr. aka Harold Bogue; (uncle) Richard William Cordell, Sr.
Siblings
 
Candace Kay Cordell aka Candace Ingram; Cindy Lyn Cordell; James Joseph Cordell aka Jim Stalin; Mabel Joy Cordell; (cousins) Julie Rene Cordell; Richard William Cordell, Jr.; Rita Diane Cordell; Mark Nathan Cordell; Jameel Regina Lawrence, aka Jamie Cordell; (second cousin) Natasha LaNa Cordell
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
PT occupation record says birthdate is 11/13/1957
Remembrances
 
“Chris was the oldest child of Harold and Loretta Cordell. He arrived in Guyana 5/29/77 and lived in Cottage 24. Altogether they numbered sixteen, including grandchildren, and all but three died in Jonestown. Yet the Cordell families are a study in themselves, of the solid Pentecostal heart of Peoples Temple, with roots in the Quaker tradition. They were loved and loving, committed to the principles of brotherhood and service, and exemplary in their lives. ” - Kathryn Barbour