WOTHERSPOON, Peter Andrew

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Last Name
 
WOTHERSPOON
Given Names
 
Peter Andrew
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
5/5/1947
Age at Death
 
31
Place of Birth
 
Santiago, Chile
Race
 
Caucasian
Gender
 
Male
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Wotherspoon Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Mary Beth Wotherspoon aka Mary Wotherspoon, Sr
Children
 
Mary Margaret Wotherspoon aka Mary Wotherspoon, Jr
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
 
7/19/1977
Residence (US)
 
Ukiah, California 95482
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 11
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
biologist (PT occupation record); teacher, musician, artist (2nd PT occupation record); bilingual, construction, leather work, tutoring (LJ memo); security guard (Maaga)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
"Practiced with weapons" (security) (FBI document 89-4286-1207)
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78) says birthdate is 5/4/1947; passport DOB above
Remembrances
 
“I first met Peter in the summer of 1968. I was hitchhiking cross country, broke and homeless. Peter took me in, gave me food and a place to stay. I left for awhile and went to Florida but as fate would have it i would return to Chicago just in time for the police riots there. Peter had moved but I knew of one other place where Peter might be. He was there as was Mary. They had not yet become an item. But over that winter they would do so. I left for Canada that spring and Peter and Mary would travel to California. We kept in contact for sometime but there letters started to fade. I think this was wend they started to become involved with the people's temple but I'm not sure. Peter and Mary both were wonderful caring people with huge caring hearts. I would hear of their death some time later . I miss them both, the world would be much better had they survived. ” - William Rettler

“When I was in high school, Peter and I attended the same church, First Presbyterian Church of York, Pennsylvania. He and his mother lived just a block over from us.” - Robert Eakle