E. S. Whitney
Dried Fruit Packer
Elijah S. Whitney ran a fruit packing house in Los Gatos around 1900. Whitney was born in Maine, but moved to Santa Cruz in 1875. In 1885, he moved to Los Gatos, dropped out of running storefronts, and "switched to real estate and railway business" as agent for the Northern Pacific. In 1888, he lived near Los Gatos's downtown,
By 1912, Whitney lived south of downtown San Jose at 98 San Jose Ave.
|Los Gatos||1900, 1902||Bascom Ave.||"residence: San Jose road"|
- E. S. Whitney of Los Gatos: In Charles M. Shortridge, Santa Clara County and its Resources, Historical, Descriptive, and Statistical: A Souvenir of the San Jose Mercury, 1888.
- Elijah S. Whitney, orchardist: 1911-1912 Polk's San Jose City Directory.
- Polk's 1902 San Jose City Directory