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

Our Library

 
Our small but well-stocked library is open to members and to the public on the 2nd Thursdays of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm and every Tueday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  Other times may be arranged by appointment.

We also have use of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum's reference library.  A GSVB member will welcome your questions and help you search for your family.