Photographs of children who died at Jonestown

Pictures of children who died at Jonestown.

Photos Courtesy of California Historical Society, MSP 3800.

Most of these images were found at “Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple” at

8 Responses to “Photographs of children who died at Jonestown”

  1. Tony Moore Says:
    November 18th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    I have only known these children through the eyes of my stepsister a jonestown survivor. My other step siblings weren’t that lucky. I have missed them so much, I have never known what day they were taken but I find myself here today thinking and looking for parts of their lives that I didn’t know. I find that it is today. I could feel them reaching out to me after 30 years. We were one big happy family before they went there and I never saw them again. I have never forgotten them.

  2. Eric Moore Says:
    November 22nd, 2008 at 9:56 am

    My Eyes have not seen you and my hands have not felt you but my heart feels you and has never stopped searching for a glimsp of your smiles. My big Stster Danielle, Lil sista Dominique and Little brutha Darren. I never got to tell you how much I really thanked god for you all. And I actually ask the most high for you just before we became family. I only have my faith in God that we will be together again. Please show yourselves to me in what ever way god allows us to see each other, Kiss momma Beverly for me. We miss you Sista’s and Lil Brutha!! : )

    I still thank God for keeping our big Sista Dawn here with us, I still cry for you……….

    Ur Brutha Eric #4 in the Clan of 8

  3. Janet Hockey Says:
    October 1st, 2011 at 9:26 am

    That was a cruel thing that Jim Jones thought of in taking the children’s lives. I don’t want this to happen again.

  4. s cooper Says:
    February 28th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I only feel for the kids they had no choice their parents took them to a horribble place where children should not be as parents they should of known better that is child abuse I. Have no remorse for the adults they were either stupid and blind or severley brainwashed!!! I know the children went to heaven as far as I know the parents were no better then Jim Jones.disguisted!!!

  5. s cooper Says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Judy Houston looks very unhappy and she was I know you did not want to be there too bad you couldn’t. Get away from that horrible mess you seemed too decent of a person to be around. That hell hole I don’t understand how your mother could expose you and your sister to something like that too bad you couldn’t. Stay with your grandparents in California your mother should of went to jonestown by herself and you and your sister could of had a future you were robbed of that one day you will return you would be around 50 years old now you could of been a mother and grandmother now what a shame Jim Jones and your mother are the reason your not here she was brainwashed like the rest it wasn’t your fault you really had no choice I can only imagine the hell you endured at that moment you didn’t know what was going to happened God bless.

  6. s cooper Says:
    April 13th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    When I heard the horrible things that the adults were saying about their families in jonestown it sent chills through me this shows this was a cult no Real true Cristians would not talk that way or have suicide drills I’m surprised that the seniors continued to go to the church after hearing all the horrible things that Jones wad doing I guess they were brainwashed too

  7. s cooper Says:
    May 18th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    The jonestown people did not have to go to guhanna a red flag should of went up when. Jones wanted to move all the way on the other side of the world I cant believe these peoplegave up their homes and money as well as their freedom to go to a jungle and live in a hut what were they thinking jonestown was nasty and dirty and uncivilized it was nothing but a crap hole couldn’t these people see that they must of been totally brainwashed to the Max!!! Or pure stupid. I cant believe they took their children to that God forsaken place what kind of mother would do that to their child it wasn’t just Jim Jones in fault it was the mothers and adults as well and. I cant believe Tim Carter went to jonestown after the dirty suggestions. Jones made to him what was he thinking!!! That would of been the last straw I would of walked out of that so called church and never went back were these people mentally retarted or on heavy drugs real true church’s don’t beat their people and humiliate them or have sex with other women to be honest I have never heard of. Anything so horrible as this but you have to understand this was a evil cult,.

  8. Janet Heimlich Says:
    November 18th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    This is a wonderful remembrance. I wrote a book called ‘Breaking Their Will’ which looks at religious child abuse and neglect. I write about Jonestown in the book and speak about it often. When I do I refer to it as the worst case of religious child maltreatment this country has ever known. Not enough attention has been paid to the young victims. I applaud you for sharing this (I will do the same on social media) as well as Ken Wooden, whose book ‘The Children of Jonestown’ exposed the horrendous abuses that took place before the genocide.
    Janet Heimlich
    President, The Child-Friendly Faith Project

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