KERNS, Carol Ann

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Last Name
 
KERNS
Given Names
 
Carol Ann
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
4/28/1958
Age at Death
 
20
Place of Birth
 
Norfolk, Virginia
Race
 
Caucasian
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Ellen Dupont Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Ellen Louise “Penny” Kerns Dupont
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Jeanette Kerns, Philip Kerns, Ruth Kerns
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
 
7/27/1977
Residence (US)
 
San Francisco, California
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 05
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
child care supervisor, student (PT occupation record); key punch operator
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“A native Virginian caught up in a tragedy thousands of miles from her home. Strange to think she could've been my sister, cousin, or friend. May she rest easy. ” - Patrick

“Carol came to Jonestown with her mother, Penny Dupont. She was the youngest of Penny\'s children and the only one to accompany her mother to Guyana. We all loved Carol, a creative, warm and vibrant youth. She appeared in skits, led projects, and especially had a way with children. She was a children's worker in San Francisco, and a nursery supervisor in Jonestown. In June 1978, Carol was assembled along with a dozen others who had relatives in the U.S. that had left the Temple, to denounce them publicly over the radio from Jonestown; by August she was criticized with several other members in connection with partying on the boat and neglecting maintenance there, and had become a girlfriend of Philip Blakey, causing Jim to lament, "we lost her somehow." ” - Kathryn (Tropp) Barbour