Jim Jones (IV) (1931–1978)

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Jim Jones was born during the Great Depression. He was the only son of James Thurmond Jones and Lynette Jones (neé Putnam). His father was an alcoholic Klansman and he claimed his mother was part Cherokee Indian. He spent most of his formative years in conservative rural Indiana. His father struggled to earn a living as a mystic fortune teller. His... See full bio »


(age 47) in Jonestown, Guyana

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People's Temple Himself


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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rev. Jim Jones


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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I believe we're the purest Communists there are. See more »


Had some association with Father Divine, and his ministry, and later with Divine's widow; he was hoping to merge their Peace Mission with the People's Temple. Asked his followers to call him "Father" during this period. See more »


Immensely charismatic personality See more »

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