Mrs. Robert Reid a.k.a. Jeraldean Bray
Mrs Reid was born Jeraldean Bray on 24 August 1912 in Cedar Hill, Dallas. She was married to a Robert A Reid, and she died on 21 April 1973 in Oak Cliff Medical & Surgical Hospital, Dallas. She was the clerical supervisor and worked under Roy Truly.
She has also been referred to as Jereldean Reid by researchers. At the time of the assassination she was 51 years old.
French researcher Leo Sauvage was puzzled by the reference to a “switchboard operator” in the Dec. 6th issue of Time Magazine (see the gallery below for the excerpt).
In February 64, he asked Roy Truly about it: yes, he confirmed, that was the story told to the FBI when—on the following week—they finally began questioning everyone who works in the School Depository. But, he added, it wasn’t the switchboard operator who spoke to Oswald. It was another woman working in the same office, and yes, that office is “right next to the lunchroom.” Did either of the two women notice the noise Oswald must have made in the corridor rushing in from the sixth floor? Mr. Truly didn’t know.
In her statement Reid is quoted as seeing Oswald wearing a T shirt. Baker saw Oswald, in long sleeves, exit the lunchroom; Mrs Reid saw Oswald, in no-sleeves T shirt, enter the office. This also complicates matters with regards his departure. Then there is James Jarman who said that Oswald would leave his jacket or over shirt downstairs, on a hanger, then work in his T shirt.
Furthermore she said that Oswald had a coke in his hands, this particular bit of testimony looks like it has been inserted afterwards (see page 2 of her hand written statement below). In the typed statement after there is of course no trace of this insertion.
Mrs Robert Reid also stated that Oswald made his way directly out of the building which causes an issue with Mrs. Bledshoe’s testimony as she saw Lee on the bus shortly after. She stated that Oswald was wearing a long sleeved brown shirt. The Warren Commission never addressed the discrepancy that he was longer in the building after the shooting. Oswald must have gone to wherever he had hung his shirt, collect it and put it on before leaving and also as per his own statement spoke with Bill Shelley that there was no work to be done that day.
But more importantly there is the testimony of Geneva Hine who worked in the same office as Mrs. Robert Reid. And she pretty much destroyed Mrs. Robert Reid’s testimony. Mainly by staying behind and saying that she saw Mrs Reid walk back in the office alongside with a group of 5/6 others. Hine also stated that she was on her own between 12:25 and 12:35.
Reid was timed by David Belin himself and they came to the conclusion that it took her two minutes to get up into the office, which of course contradicts with Hine’s FBI statement. It’s also worth observing the due diligence of David Belin timing Mrs Robert Reid. If only he had done the same with Victoria Adams and Sandra Styles, who was not called up as a witness……..
Mrs. Robert Reid doesn’t come well off in this enigma, she assisted Truly in nailing Oswald. She based Oswald T-shirt appearance on his regular dress inside the TSBD not what he was wearing at that so called encounter (because it did not happen!). Baker described him wearing outer wear!