HERRING, Nena Davidson

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Last Name
 
HERRING
Given Names
 
Nena Davidson
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
1/15/1906
Age at Death
 
72
Place of Birth
 
Sparta, Bienville Parish, 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
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
8/10/1977
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California 90001
Residence (JT)
 
Dorm 4
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
housekeeper (PT occupation record); seamstress, typist (2nd PT occupation record); cook (Maaga)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
(senior)
Government Income
 
SSA (JT), SSI
Discrepancies
 
PT occupation record says birthdate is 7/15/1906; passport DOB above
Remembrances
 
“Nena was the twin sister of my grandmother, Nona Davidson-White (Loudd). I was so happy to have the opportunity to be able to see information about Aunt Nena. The family had begged her not to leave with Reverend Jim Jones but she went to Guyana anyway. There was nothing we could do. Steve and Sharon, the twins, are fine and living in Los Angeles. I would like contact with any of Nena's children. ” - Sheila Allen

“Nena was the twin to Nona, who we all called g-mama for grandma. They were children of J.W. Davison and Narcissa Davis-Davison. Narcissa's parents were David Davis and her mother was Harriet Dixon-Davis. They were raised in the Bienville Parish area but have farmed also in the Red River Parish areas of Louisiana. Nena had 12 sisters and brothers. There was also another set of twins, Millie and Mollie. ” - sheila Allen