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Last Name
Given Names
Peter Andrew
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Santiago, Chile
Family Tree
  Wotherspoon Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Mary Beth Wotherspoon aka Mary Wotherspoon, Sr
Mary Margaret Wotherspoon aka Mary Wotherspoon, Jr
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, CA
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Ukiah, California 95482
Residence (JT)
Cottage 11
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
biologist (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-26cc); teacher, musician, artist, weaver, food preserver (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ccc); bilingual, construction, leather work, tutoring (LJ memo); security guard (Maaga)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Teacher in Jonestown school (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1yy); Graphics shop (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ddddd)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
"Practiced with weapons" (security) (FBI document 89-4286-1207)
Government Income
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78) says birthdate is 5/4/1947; passport DOB above
“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