STEVENSON, Frances Lee

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Last Name
 
STEVENSON
Given Names
 
Frances Lee
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
7/30/1916
Age at Death
 
62
Place of Birth
 
Indiana
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 94115
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 18
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
barber (PT occupation record); seamstress (Maaga)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Some PT records say birthplace is Little Rock, Arkansas; passport birthplace aboveSome records say first name is "Francis"; passport name above
Remembrances
 
“Frances was a tall, strong and skilled sister, and was one of our singles who had no other relatives in Jonestown. Plain-spoken, honest and direct, she was very well liked and trusted, got along with everyone, and was an enthusiastic participant in Temple projects. In Jonestown, Frances worked in the sew/decorate/mend shop, was a cottage supervisor, and a hairdresser for the residents. In January 1978, she was one of a dozen selected to go to the Peoples National Congress meeting to represent the Agricultural Project. Personable, articulate, and knowledgeable, with excellent judgment, she was a great ambassador for us. Dear Frances, we so could not afford to lose you. You had too much life left to live. Rest in peace, sister. You were beautiful. Always missed and remembered.” - Kathryn Barbour