STOEN, John Victor

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Last Name
Given Names
John Victor
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Santa Rosa, California
Family Tree
  (If Jim Jones is father) Lynetta Jones Family Tree
Birth Mother
Grace Lucy Stoen
Birth Father
Timothy Oliver Stoen/ James Warren Jones
(If Jim Jones is father) Stephanie Jones (died in 1959); Suzanne Jones; Agnes Pauline Jones; Stephan Gandhi Jones; James Warren (Jimmie) Jones, Jr.; Lew Eric Jones; Timothy Glenn Tupper (Day) Jones; John Moss Brown Jones; Jim Jon (Kimo) Prokes
(If Jim Jones is father) (nephews) William Dillon Dean Jones; James Arthur (Jimbo) Bishop Jones; Michael Ray Jones; Chaeoke Warren Jones; (nieces) Stephanie Jones aka Stephanie Lynn Bishop; Stephanie Brown aka Stefanie Jamelle Morgan; Monyelle Maylene Jones; Marchelle Jacole Jones
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, CA
Source of Death Information
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
San Francisco, California
Residence (JT)
Cottage 03
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
“The story of this little boy has always broken my heart. I sincerely hope that his parents found peace. ” -

“I saw the 30th anniversary special on this tragedy, Lil John's story stood out as it did in 1978 in the documentary. Of all the innocent children who died that horrific night Lil John touched me the most. I'm so sorry that this child amongst others lives were taken at a whispers breath by a mad killer and his sick hallucinations. Gone too soon, but will always be remembered by the world. God Bless richly the real living parents of John Victor Stoen. ” - JAMES

“I just read A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres. I am so moved by the courage John's parents showed in pursuing a rescue of John John. How tragic that the efforts did not result in saving his life. My deepest sympathy to you for your loss. And to all those who lost their lives and their loved ones: may we never forget; may we learn from the past. ” - Katharine English

“An angel in heaven, R.I.P.” - Anonymous

“This was one beautiful child. I've seen Grace Stoen on some documentaries and my heart aches for her. She really tried to save her son and get him back. What a horrific ending to a beautiful life. Not just John Victor but all of the beautiful babies and children that lost their precious lives. Rest in Peace!” - Dianna Jones

“Bless you, angel. You'll never be forgotten.” - Anonymous