Declarations for living communally, summer 1975

B-3-f

Editor’s note: These pages consist of short handwritten statements by members of Peoples Temple. The text in each is virtually identical, with only slight variations on what follows:

I, [name], hereby declare that I am living communally in response to the New Testament experience of the early Christian Church. I therefore declare that any and all monies & property that I deliver henceforth or have delivered to any of the following named persons, Mrs. Eva Pugh & Mrs. Helen Swinney or their designees shall be deemed a gift in every respect. Executed on this [date] at Redwood Valley, California.

The signers, with the dates of signature, are in alphabetical order below. Those who died in Jonestown are designated with the “†” symbol:

Jean Brown, June 25, 1975 (f-15)
†Kim Brewster, June 26, 1975 (f-29)
†Dorothy Buckley, June 26, 1975 (f-28)
†Loreatha Buckley, June 24, 1975 (f-8)
†Terry Carter [Jones], July 9, 1975 (f-2)
Tim Carter, June 25, 1975 (f-16)
†Gail Chaikin, June 24, 1975 (f-3)
Patti Chastain, June 24, 1975 (f-7)
†Marylou Clancey, June 24, 1975 (f-12)
Timothy Clancey, June 24, 1975 (f-9)
June Crym, June 29, 1975 (f-42)
Laurie Efrein, July 3, 1975 (f-50)
Deborah D. Evans, July 6, 1975 (f-54)
James Evans, June 23, 1975 (f-18 [first])
†Rebecca (Becky) Flowers, illegible date (f-4)
Doreen K. Greaves, June 28, 1975 (f-55)
†Pauline Groot, June 28 [25?], 1975 (f-58)
†Tom Grubbs, June 25, 1975 (f-30)
Glenn Hennington, June 28, 1975 (f-56)
Robert Houston, June 29, 1975 (f-39)
†Barbara Hoyer, June 23, 1975 (f-18 [second])
Melvin Johnson, June 29, 1975 (f-36)
Wanda F. Johnson, June 23, 1975 (f-22)
Kris Johnston, June 29, 1975 (f-34)
Laura Johnston, June 30, 1975 (f-31)
†Bob Kice, June 28, 1975 (f-5)
†Corrine Jackson Kice, June 28, 1975 (f-53)
Michael Klingman, June 24, 1975 (f-13)
Bryan Kravitz, June 29, 1975 (f-33)
†Cassandra Minor, June 29, 1975 (f-43)
†Luna Murrell [Minnie Luna Mae Murral Buckley], June 29, 1975 (f-23)
Hattie Newell, June 23, 1975 (f-20)
†Claudia Norris [Bouquet], June 28, 1975 (f-52)
†Denise Purifoy, June 25, 1975 (f-51)
†Kathy Purifoy, June 28, 1975 (f-17)
Michael J. Prokes, July 1, 1975 (f-49)
Joan Pursley, June 23, 1975 (f-21)
Jim Randolph, June 25, 1975 (f-14)
†Kay Rosas, June 19, 1975 (f-1)
†Mike Rozynko, June 24, 1975 (f-11)
Alfreda Safford, July 2, 1975 (f-48)
†Debby L. Schroeder, June 29, 1975 (f-44)
Rich Schroeder, July 2, 1975 (f-47)
Gina Severn, June 29, 1975 (f-37)
†Ronald B. Sines, June 29, 1975 (f-38)
†Donald Sly, June 26, 1975 (f-27)
†Shirley Smith, July 14, 1975 (f-45)
†Wanda S. Swinney, June 29, 1975 (f-41)
†Vera M. Talley, June 23, 1975 (f-19)
Robert S. Tarver, Jr., June 26, 1975 (f-25)
Kathy Tropp, July 1, 1975 (f-46)
†Richard Tropp, June 24, 1975 (f-10)
†Bruce Turner, June 23, 1975 (f-6)
Katherine Wesley, June 29, 1975 (f-40)
Debbie Wetzel, June 29, 1975 (f-32)
†Marlene Wheeler, June 26, 1975 (f-24)
Sue Ellen Williams, June 29, 1975 (f-35)
†Curtis Winters, June 26, 1975 (f-26)
†Peter Wotherspoon, June 28, 1975 (f-57)

Originally posted on August 14th, 2022.

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