Alfred. E. Friant

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Alfred. E. Friant
Employer Great Western Can Company
Occupation Merchantilist

Alfred E. Friant was a San Jose business owner. He was, at different times, a paper dealer[1] and San Francisco mechantilist, but was also active in the Great Western Can Company, an upstart can company associated with the San Jose Fruit Packing Company.

He was the president of the Great Western Can Company in 1896[2], and also served as its secretary[3].


  1. A. Friant & Co. In 1892 San Jose City Directory.
  2. 1896 San Jose City Directory.
  3. No Divorce for Mrs. Friant. March 30, 1901 San Francisco Call. "Friant was formerly secretary of the Great Western. Can Company of this city, but is now ' engaged In the mercantile business." The Friants had been married for 12 years, and had a seven year old child.