COOK, Bertha Pearl

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Last Name
 
COOK
Given Names
 
Bertha Pearl
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
12/12/1912
Age at Death
 
65
Place of Birth
 
Perot, Alabama
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Body Identification Number
 
63-C [Listed as "Haynes, Bertha Pearl"]
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
8/10/1977
Residence (US)
 
Los Angeles, California 90006
Residence (JT)
 
Dorm 4
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
seamstress, tailor, manicurist (PT occupation record); food worker (LJ memo); housework (Maaga)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
(senior)
Government Income
 
SSI, SSA (JT), DIB
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“I worked with Bertha often, doing security shifts together inside and outside of the San Francisco and Los Angeles Temples. I loved her humor, wisdom, common sense and political savvy. I miss her still. In Jonestown, she was a part of Counseling Team C (group 1), serving with 5 others,including Rosie Burgines and Rev. James Edwards. Dear Bertha, I'll remember the good times, and know you're resting in well-earned peace. Always loved and remembered. ” - Kathryn Barbour