GROOT, Pauline

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Last Name
 
GROOT
Given Names
 
Pauline
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
5/30/1950
Age at Death
 
28
Place of Birth
 
Richland, Washington
Residence (US)
 
Santa Rosa, California 95401
Residence (JT)
 
Dorm 4
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
A4
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
 
chemical engineer (PT occupation record); teacher (2nd PT occupation record); convalescent hospital worker (Maaga); Chemist/ Nurse, tutor
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
Entry in Guyana
 
12/10/1977
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
"Explosives committee" (FBI document 89-4286-1207); Electrical engineer (FBI document 89-4286-1552)
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Birth Father
 
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Remembrances
 
“Pauline Groot was a one-of-a-kind goofy girl. She was a little younger than me, but never had the polish to work easily with people. She was feisty and outspoken, and didn't listen to the little voice that told her to think first before speaking. So, the great part of her was that whatever she said was her truth. She didn't sugar coat what she said, and she was refreshingly honest. Whatever entered her head just emptied out. and it was always delightful. I remember once she told me that she never wanted to taste alcohol because she didn't want to take the chance that she'd like it. She said she would rather not, "Take the cap off of that particular bottle." I think she avoided other things that might complicate her fairly simple take on life. But, she was bubbly and goofy, and comfortable with who she was. She was content to be a part of Peoples Temple and work in an inclusive community where she had many friends. ” - Laura Johnston Kohl