CANADA, Mary Francis

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Last Name
 
CANADA
Given Names
 
Mary Francis
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
1/20/1901
Age at Death
 
77
Place of Birth
 
Mer Rouge, Louisiana
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Body Identification Number
 
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
3/30/1978
Residence (US)
 
Pittsburg, California
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 10
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
farm work, chemical plant, steel mill (Maaga)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
(senior)
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Mary Canada (pronounced Cuh-NAH-da) had a 50-mile commute to attend services, which she did regularly for as long as I can remember. I know she went on trips with us, because I remember her name at roll call (to make sure everybody was on the bus). There were a few families who lived in Pittsburg, a far-flung Bay Area suburb. Mary was short, quiet and very pleasant. In Jonestown she roomed at some point with Edith Roller in Cottage 48, and is described as very agreeable in Edith's August 1978 journal entries. I'm sad that I can't tell you more about her and it is too late to ask. RIP, dear Mother Canada ” - Kathryn Barbour