There were 87 members of Peoples Temple who survived – their names are listed here, the circumstances of their survival are listed here – but there were 25 others connected in some way to the Temple who were in Guyana but who did not perish.
With a couple of exceptions, they comprised two groups which had traveled to Guyana in mid-November 1978 in conjunction with Leo Ryan’s fact-finding mission. Half of the people continued on with the congressman to Port Kaituma and Jonestown; the other half remained behind in Georgetown.
These survivors included:
Members of Leo Ryan’s congressional party
- Jackie Speier, Ryan legislative aide, severely wounded during the Port Kaituma attack;
- Jim Schollaert, staff member of House Foreign Affairs committee, remained in Georgetown
Members of the media
- Tim Reiterman, reporter for San Francisco Examiner, wounded at Port Kaituma
- Ron Javers, reporter for San Francisco Chronicle, wounded at Port Kaituma
- Charles Krause, reporter for Washington Post, wounded at Port Kaituma
- Steve Sung, NBC soundman, wounded at Port Kaituma
- Bob Flick, NBC producer, at Port Kaituma
- Gordon Lindsay, freelance reporter, in Georgetown after being denied entry into Jonestown on November 17
Members of Concerned Relatives
- Jim Cobb, former Temple member, at Port Kaituma
- Wayne Pietella, former Temple member, in Georgetown
- Grace Stoen, former Temple member, in Georgetown
- Tim Stoen, former Temple member, in Georgetown
- Bonnie Thielmann, former Temple member, in Georgetown
- Carol Boyd, relative of Houston family, at Port Kaituma
- Nadyne Houston, in Georgetown
- Sherwin Harris, father of Lianne Harris, in Georgetown
- Anthony Kataris, brother of Maria Katsaris, wounded at Port Kaituma
- Steven Kataris, father of Maria Katsaris, in Georgetown
- Beverly Oliver, mother of Jonestown residents, at Port Kaituma airstrip
- Howard Oliver, father of Jonestown residents, in Georgetown
- Mickey Touchette, relative of numerous Jonestown residents, in Georgetown
- Neville Annibourne, Guyana Information Ministry who accompanied Ryan group to Jonestown, at Port Kaituma
- Richard Dwyer, American Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, wounded at Port Kaituma
- Charles Garry, Temple attorney, escorted to East House in Jonestown during deaths, escaped into jungle
- Mark Lane, Temple attorney, escorted to East House in Jonestown during deaths, escaped into jungle
Originally posted on December 1st, 2020.
Last modified on February 19th, 2021.