Alden Anderson Fruit Company

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The Alden Anderson Fruit Company was a dried fruit packer run by Alden Anderson, son of business pioneer J.Z. Anderson. His primary packing house appeared to be in Suisun[1] and in Concord (with control over the Concord Fruit Company in 1898). Alden Anderson also had an outpost in San Jose, showing up in city directories as sharing the Chilton packing house on North First Street. The company was represented in 1910 by California Fruit Distributors[2].

A biography lists Alden Anderson's father as J.Z. Anderson, another dried fruit pioneer. Alden was also lieutenant governor for California in 1902[3]. Anderson was also the manager of California Fruit Distributors in 1904[4].


Location Years Address Details
Concord 1896
San Jose 1906 385 North First Street Shared with J._W._Chilton_Fruit_Packing
Suisun 1890's


  1. Frank Butterfield biography. In Marguerite Hunt and Harry Lawrence Gunn, History of Solano County, California From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time, S. J. Clarke Publishing, Chicago, 1926.
  2. California Fruit Distributors advertisement. In March 12, 1910 California Fruit News
  3. Alden Anderson biography. In The Successful American, Press Biographical Corp, 1902.
  4. December 25, 1904 Los Angeles Herald.