Edenvale Fruit Company

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Dried Fruit Packer
Main Location

Edenvale, CA

1903 -

The Edenvale Fruit Company was a dried fruit packer located south of San Jose in the hamlet of Edenvale. The company was incorporated in 1903 by Mrs. M. H. Cheynoweth, E.A and J.O. Hayes, William P. and E.C. Lyon, and M.B. and C.L.Hayes[1]. The company built a brick packing house and warehouse at Edenvale[2]. William P. Lyon, founder in 1903 with Hayes Brothers, was the business manager for Mercury Publishing, indicating his ties with the Hayes's. Lyon became president of the company in 1911. The company operated fruit ranches as well as packing house [3]. in 1904. Lyon sold his orchards to Norman Church .

Just after World War I, the plant was sold to Sanitary Fruit Company [4], then to was probably sold to Richmond Chase around 1918.


Location Years Address Details
Edenvale 1903-1907 Saddlebrook Drive


  1. Edenvale Fruit Co. Legally Incorporated: April 29, 1903 San Jose Mercury.
  2. New Fruit Packing Company Organized: June 2, 1903 San Jose Mercury: LYon: "We are building a packing house... somewhat more elaborate than we need for our own use."
  3. Wisconsin alum magazine
  4. Obituary of William P. Lyon: November 14, 1931 San Jose Mercury Herald.