James M. Owens
James M. Owens
James Montgomery Owens (1878-1955) was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He served with the 9th Cavalry, Buffalo Soldiers, in the Philippines (1896-1898) during the Spanish-American War. He came to Vallejo in 1903 and became an active member of the community by helping to establish many civic and fraternal orders including Vallejo’s NAACP chapter and Firma Lodge. He was also one of Vallejo’s first African-American building contractors. Photo courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum


Contacting GSVB


Mailing Address
Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia
c/o: Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
734 Marin Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
Telephone
(707) 334-0675
Email
General Inquiry: Web-Manager@gsvb.org
Officers
President: John Watson
Vice President: Pat Innes
Treasurer: Toni Rehmus
Secretary: Laurel Knapp
 
Committees
Librarian / Researcher: John Watson
Public Relations: Ruth Anne Goos Halligan
 
Board Members
Newsletter Editor: Christine Dunn
Publicity: Jeff Solomon
Membership Chairperson: Sue Hanson
Librarian / Researcher: John Watson
Fundraising Chairperson: Vacant
Facebook Manager: Ruth Anne Goos Halligan
Mistress of the Web: Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt
Mistress of the Web: Ruth Anne Goos Halligan
 
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