C. M. Webber and Company

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Dried Fruit Packer
Main Location

San Jose, CA


C. M. Webber and Company was a Chicago-based wholesaler, with a dried fruit packing plant in San Jose. The company appears in 1896 San Jose City Directory. "Webber, Frost, and Small" appears in 1897 San Jose City Directory on Ryland near San Pedro.

The Webber warehouse was leased to the Santa Clara County Fruit Union in 1900, and was in use by Rosenberg Brothers in 1906.

Langley's 1892 San Francisco City Directory shows an office at 116 California Street.

The company had disappeared by around 1906; Walter A. Frost and Company billed themselves as "successors to C. M. Webber and Co." in 1916[1].


Location Years Address Details
Chicago 1896, 1916
San Francisco 1893 116 California Street
San Jose 1896 Ryland St. at Santa Teresa 1896 San Jose City Directory Became Rosenberg Brothers, burned in November 1906[2].


  1. May 27, 1916 California Fruit News lists Walter A. Frost & Co, Commision Merchants" as "successors to C.M. Webber & Co".
  2. San Jose Visited by the Most Damaging Fire In Its History: November 11, 1906 Sunday Mercury and Herald.