A. E. Newby

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Dried Fruit Packer
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San Jose

A. E. Newby was a San Jose dried fruit packer. His business was listed in an 1896 city directory.

A significant fire hit the Willows plant on November 15, 1894. It described the packing house as a "brick structure of three stories covered by a corrugated iron roof." The fire destroyed a large grader (capacity 50 tons/day), several elevators, 25 drapers, dippers, scales, 35,000 cherry boxes, and six or seven carloads of fruit[1].


Location Years Address Details
San Jose 1894 Myrtle Ave. near Willow Street Double building of brick, box factory, several other structures[2].
San Jose 1896 13 South First Street 1896 San Jose City Directory


  1. The Big Drier Fire: November 16, 1894 San Jose Evening News.
  2. On Fire: November 15, 1894 San Jose Evening News