PERRY, Leon

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Last Name
 
PERRY
Given Names
 
Leon
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
8/8/1917
Age at Death
 
61
Place of Birth
 
Beaumont, Texas
Race
 
Black
Gender
 
Male
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Cottingham Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Florence Heath
Children
 
Michael DeAngelo Heath; Mary Nathanial Morton (stepchildren); Gloria Victoria Parker (step-granddaughter)
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 94115
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 26
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
truck driver (PT occupation record)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“Leon had two families in Jonestown. He had a relationship in Redwood Valley with Barbara Farrell, 45, that I knew about, but he is identified here as the husband of Florence Heath and the stepfather of her children – Mary Morton, 36, and Michael Heath, 14 – and the grandfather of Mary's daughter, Gloria Victoria Parker, 8. Leon was a hard worker, but always helpful and generally jovial when asked. Leon was a truck driver, whose work entailed regular absences. He was not often involved in projects to my knowledge, though he attended services regularly when in town. He went communal in 1976, less than a year before his departure (Edith Roller's journals for September 1976). In Jonestown, he was a tractor driver and carpenter. Rest in well-earned peace, Brother Perry. You are missed and remembered always.” - Kathryn (Tropp) Barbour