McKNIGHT, Rose Marie

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Last Name
 
McKNIGHT
Given Names
 
Rose Marie
AKA's
 
VeZain, Rose Marie
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
8/23/1953
Age at Death
 
25
Place of Birth
 
San Diego, California
Race
 
Caucasian
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
 
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Ray Anthony McKnight
Children
 
Raymond Anthony McKnight
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
 
11/11/1977
Residence (US)
 
Oakland, California 94607
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 26
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
Nurse (PT occupation record); housewife (2nd PT occupation record)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“I remember Rose Marie at school. We shared an art class together. She was always so happy and loved to make people laugh. I have an old picture that she took of me and another classmate...the only remembrance of her in that picture was her straw tote bag which she carried all the time. I was shocked and heartbroken when I heard about her passing in Jonestown..one that I will never forget. I miss you Rose Marie!! ” - Philene Gordon

Remembrance of Rose Marie McKnight ” - Philene Gordon

“I went to Chollas Elementary School with Rose and we were friends. She was such a nice person but kids teased her about her weight. She would cry sometimes. I have thought of Rose many times over the years and wondered what became of her. Recently, I attended my high school reunion and inquired about her. I was told she was a part of the Jonestown massacre. I refused to believe it until I found this site. I was still in denial until I saw her picture. It was the same sweet face I remembered from elementary school. I hope all the cruel teasing did not scar her and cause her to join Peoples Temple. It saddens me to know that such an extremely nice person died so tragically. I will always remember you Rose. ” - Carolyn Brooks-Provost

Reclaiming a Childhood Friendship ” - Carolyn Brooks-Provost