J. J. OwenUnion
Born in July 22, 1827 in Onondaga County, New York
1850s: Superintendent of Schools [New York] (three years)
1857: Assemblymember, New York State Legislature
1861-1884: Editor and Proprietor, San Jose Daily Mercury (eventually sold the paper to Charles M. Shortridge)
1864: Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly
- Be Fruitful and Multiply: Owen had six children.