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Jim Jones' relationship with Marceline Jones ended when Jim Jones died on November 18, 1978. They had been married for 23.4 years.

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Jim Jones

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Why Famous: Founder of The Peoples Temple, cult

Age: 47 (5/13/1931 - 11/18/1978)

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Marceline Jones

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Why Famous: Wife of Jim Jones

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 2/12/1951 3 years
Engaged 2/14/1954 1.3 years
Married 6/15/1955 23.4 years
Deceased 11/18/1978 --
 Total27.7 years

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Agnes194335 yrs.*FemaleAdopted
Suzanne195353 yrs.*FemaleAdopted
Stephanie19545 yrs.*FemaleAdopted
Lew Eric195721 yrs.*MaleAdopted
Tim195959 yrs.MaleAdopted
Stephan Gandhi195959 yrs.MaleBiological
James Warren Jones, Jr.196157 yrs.MaleAdopted
John Victor Stoen19717 yrs.*MaleAdopted

* Age at time of death

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Other Relationship Information about Jim Jones and Marceline Jones:

Jones married Marceline, a nurse, with whom he had two sons, one biological and one adopted. Their biological son, Stephan Gandhi Jones, did not take part in the mass suicide because he was away, playing with the Peoples Temple basketball team in a game against the Guyanese national team. Jones' adopted son, Jim Jones Jr., was African American; he was also playing with the basketball team at the time of the mass suicide. Jones and his wife were the first white couple in Indiana to adopt an African American child.

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