Revised Order Re Child Custody,
October 14, 1977

SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE of California in the City and County of San Francisco

In re the Marriage of Petitioner: GRACE LUCY STOEN and Respondent: TIMOTHY O. STOEN – No. 719-147

Good cause appearing:

(1) Petitioner is awarded custody of JOHN VICTOR STOEN, age 5, date of birth, January 25, 1972 pending further order of this court.

(2) Petitioner’s Order to Show Cause Re Custody is continued for further hearing until November 18, 1977, Dept. 13 at 9:00 a.m.

(3) Good cause appearing, REV. JIM JONES is ordered joined as a party to this action pursuant to Section 5159 of the California Civil Code.

(7) Pursuant to Section 5154 (1) of the California Civil Code, the court directs that service of this order, the summons and petition upon Claimant JONES shall be deemed to have been effected upon proof of the doing of the following acts: (1) the mailing of a copy of this order, the summons and petition first class postage prepaid, to the REVEREND JIM JONES, c/o PEOPLES TEMPLE, 1851 Geary Street, San Francisco, California. Said mailing shall occur no later than September 1, 1977; (2) the mailing of this order, the summons and petition airmail postage prepaid to REV. JIM JONES, c/o THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE AGRICULTURAL MISSION, Guyana. Said mailing shall occur no later than September 1, 1977; (3) the mailing of a copy of this order to CHARLES GARRY, Attorney at Law, 1256 Market Street, San Francisco, California. Said mailing shall occur no later than September 1, 1977; and (4) publication of this order in The Recorder, a newspaper of general circulation for four times in four consecutive weeks as provided in government as provided in Government Code 6064. The last day of publication shall be no later than November 11, 1977. In the alternative, REV. JONES may be personally served.

(8) Pursuant to Section 5160 (2) of the California Civil Code, Claimant REV. JIM JONES is ordered to appear before this court on November 18, 1977, Room 481, City Hall, with said minor to show cause why Petitioner should not be awarded custody of said minor.

(9) Pursuant to Section 5160 (2) of the California Civil Code, Claimant REV. JIM JONES is advised that a failure to appear at that time and place designated above may result in a decision adverse to himself.

(10) Any previous declaration of statement signed by either Petitioner or Respondent authorizing Claimant JONES to act as guardian of said minor child is hereby declared null and void.

(11) The parties and their agents are restrained from removing said minor from the City and County of San Francisco pending further order of this court.

Dated: October 14, 1977
DONALD B. KING
Judge of the Superior Court

Endorsed: Filed Oct. 14, 1977. CARL M. OLSEN, Clerk. By: SUE WALKER, Deputy Clerk.
JEFFREY A. HASS, 3609 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California 94118;
MARGARET RYAN, 294 Page Street, San Francisco, California 94102, Attorneys for Petitioner.

Originally posted on April 25th, 2021.

Last modified on April 26th, 2021.
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