CORDELL, Rita Diane

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Last Name
 
CORDELL
Given Names
 
Rita Diane
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
9/18/1962
Age at Death
 
16
Place of Birth
 
Indianapolis, Indiana
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 13
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
C13
Religion
 
Race
 
Caucasian
Gender
 
Female
Information on __Source of Death
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Body Identification Number
 
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
StudentChildren worker (LJ memo)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
student
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
7/17/1977
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
(minor)
Birth Mother
 
Barbara Jeanne Cordell; Edith Cordell (great-aunt); Loretta Cordell (aunt)
Birth Father
 
Richard Cordell
Siblings
 
Julie Rene Cordell; Richard William Cordell, Jr.; Mark Nathan Cordell; Jameel Regina Lawrence, (cousins) Candace Kay Cordell aka Candace Ingram; Chris Mark Cordell; Cindy Lyn Cordell; James Joseph Cordell aka Jim Stalin; Mabel Joy Cordell
Partner
 
Children
 
(niece) Natasha LaNa Cordell
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Rita Cordell had her mother's calm and steady nature. Rita looked so much like her cousin, Julie, it was hard for me to tell them apart. Barbara Cordell was always surrounded by children, usually not just her own, but their cousins as well, who were around the same age range. Jamie Lawrence became part of their family after being born to Marie Lawrence. Marie L was pregnant with Jamie when she lived in Calpella with Dick and I, and Curtis, Tim Carter, and her other children, Wobbie, DeeDee and Nicky. She left Jamie in Barbara Cordell's care, and moved with her three other children to SF when we did. In Jonestown, Rita worked with the children, according to her page. She was an angel already; RIP, dear Rita. ” - Kathryn Barbour