TUPPER, Janet Marie

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Last Name
Given Names
Janet Marie
Lenin, Janet
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Oakland, California
Family Tree
  Rita Tupper Family Tree
Birth Mother
Rita Jeanette Tupper
Birth Father
Larry Howard Tupper; Mary Elizabeth Tupper aka Mary Lenin; Ruth Ann Tupper; Timothy Tupper aka Timothy Glenn Tupper Jones, Tim (Day) Jones (adopted by Jim & Marceline Jones)
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, CA
Source of Death Information
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Residence (JT)
Cottage 37
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
student (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-26aa); Child care, first aid, baker, filing, sewing, library, nurses aide (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ww)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Field worker (RYMUR 89-4286-PP-8-M-5); Pre-School Education (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ww)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78) and PT occupation record say birthyear is 1962; passport DOB above
“I am Janet's niece. I never got to meet her, as I was born in '97. I am the daughter of her brother Timothy Tupper Jones. I've been told that I resemble Janet, as well as her sisters, my other aunts, Ruth and Mary. To me, that is very bittersweet. I am so thankful that this site has provided pictures of those lost in Jonestown, as it has given me the opportunity to see what Janet looked like. I have not known about my family's involvement in The Peoples Temple/Jonestown for very long, but since I found out, I have wondered about Janet. I've wondered about who she was and what she was like. I've wondered what it would be like if she was still alive today... what she would of done with her life. I hope one day I can learn more about her. I'm so sorry you had your life taken from you, and at only 15 too. I can't imagine the fear you felt that day... the thought of it makes me tear up. I may have never met you, but I will never forget you, aAnt Janet.” - Taylor Jones

Janet Tupper: A Biographical Sketch” - Kathryn (Tropp) Barbour