BEAM, Rheaviana Wilson

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Last Name
 
BEAM
Given Names
 
Rheaviana Wilson
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
8/15/1924
Age at Death
 
54
Place of Birth
 
Millwood, Kentucky
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California 94117
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 35
Residence (JT) Abbreviated
 
C35
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
 
Practical nurse (PT occupation record); LVN, bookkeeping, makes household products, purchasing, planning (LJ memo); care home manager (Maaga)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Government Income
 
welfare
Entry in Guyana
 
9/17/1977
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Planning Commission; Jonestown store (FBI document 89-4286-1207)
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Jack Lovell Beam
Children
 
Jack Arnold Beam, Eleanor Marie Beam, Joyce Ann Parks; (adopted) Deanna (Diane) Kay Wilkinson, aka Deanna Kay Moten
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Family Tree
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“We called her Ravena Beam. She was the wife of Jack Beam and a ball of fire. Ravena was my guardian while I was pregnant with my son Jakari. Joe worked nights, so I went to stay at her and Jack's house at night in the last couple of weeks before my due date. She fed me well and we would talk about her life when she was young and just about life. Ravena did not take any mess off of anyone. She was very outspoken. One night I went to the bathroom and my water broke. Hearing me scream she ran into the bathroom. I was in shock, somehow i missed the part that I was going to wet on myself. She told me what had happened and gave me a towel. She called Joe at work and Jack beam. Joe got there first and we went to the hospital. Ravena was famous for her peanut butter fudge. Peace and Blessings ” - Leslie Cathey(Wilson)


“I read the story made by Laura Johnston Kohl. You sound like you would have made a wonderful grandma for your grandkids. You are loved and you are missed. Enjoy heaven & rest in peace. ” - Anonymous