A. P. Marston
Dried Fruit Packer
A. P. Marston was a fruit dryer in Los Gatos. His dryer used mechanical drying, with a 75 foot long drying tunnel will have an output of 45 tons of prunes per 24 hours, built by Smith Manufacturing.
A.Paul Marston, the namesake, lived on Winchester Blvd (Santa Clara and Los Gatos Road) in 1913, Saratoga Ave. in 1918 according to a 1918 San Jose City Directory. (A 1911 city directory showed him on the Los Gatos Road "two south of Moorpark Ave." with a residence at 295 Orchard. 1926 showed him on Union Ave. 1933 showed him on a Los Gatos rural route. 1920 census showed him as "operator, fruit farm". Mr. Marston was also involved with the Dee-Hi Food Products Company as director in the early 1920's.