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

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Rev. Jim Jones


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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There is no Heaven up there, so we're going to have to make Heaven down here. See more »


Father of Jim Jones Jr. (full real name: James Thurman Warren Jones III). See more »


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