A. E. Newby
Dried Fruit Packer
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.
|San Jose||1894||Myrtle Ave. near Willow Street||Double building of brick, box factory, several other structures.|
|San Jose||1896||13 South First Street||1896 San Jose City Directory|
- The Big Drier Fire: November 16, 1894 San Jose Evening News.
- On Fire: November 15, 1894 San Jose Evening News