Edith Daley

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Edith Daley
Born 1874
Died 1948
Employer San Jose Evening News, City of San Jose
Occupation Journalist, author, librarian

Edith Daley was a long-time San Jose librarian, writer, and poet. Edith deserves much more credit for her time as a columnist and writer for the San Jose Evening News through 1922 where she wrote colorful and in-depth articles on local industries. Even though these were intended as flattering portraits, the articles give significant color and detail about local plants.

Edith also wrote the War History of Santa Clara County summarizing life in San Jose during World War I, and wrote a book of poetry entitled "The Angel in the Sun", reviewed in the Evening News in December 1917[1][2].

Edith's husband, Fred Daley, died in 1938[3]

Cannery and Fruit Articles

Among others:

August 6, 1918 San Jose Evening News]: Coverall Clad Can Co. Girls Run Machinery. [[Edith Daley American Can Company article].

September 18, 1918 San Jose Evening News: Edith Daley: About Prunes and Poems and 'Cover Crops'

September 21, 1918: Gov't O.K.'S Prune Alcohol.

October 1, 1918 San Jose Evening News : Steel Bridge and Water Tank Known To Burn.

July 14, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Richmond Chase Cannery. (Edith Daley Richmond-Chase article)

July 14, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Hunt Brothers Packing Company. (Edith Daley Hunt Brothers article).

July 16, 1919 San Jose Evening News: California Cooperative Canneries. (Edith Daley Cooperative Canneries article).

July 19, 1919 San Jose Evening News: George N. Herbert Packing Company cannery. (Edith Daley Herbert Packing article).

July 22, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Bisceglia Brothers. (Edith Daley Bisceglia Brothers article).

July 23, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Pratt-Low Preserving Company.

July 24, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Salsina Packing and Canning Company. "Salsina isn't a man's name. I know because I inquired for him..." (Edith Daley Salsina Packing article.)

July 25, 1919 San Jose Evening News: J.F. Pyle Cannery. (Edith Daley Pyle Cannery article).

July 31, 1919 San Jose Evening News: California Packing Corporation Plant #4 at Seventh and Taylor. (Edith Daley Seventh Street Cannery article).

August 1, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Alba Canning Company, with Anthony and Gaspare Greco. Also mentions a past column on Salsina. (Edith Daley Alba Canning article.)

August 4, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Toma-Butter Soon to Appear on Every Table. (Greco Canning Company) (Edith Daley Greco Canning article.)

August 6, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Wired Washer Cleans fruit at Flickinger's. (Image reversed in Google News Archive)

August 8, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Shaw Family Cannery. "I spelled 'science' with a capital letter purposely. You would, too, after visiting the most delectably enticing place in a valley 'so full of a number of things', mostly canneries - that 'I'm sure we should all be as happy as Kings' used to be!"

August 11, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Contadina Co. Packs Many 'Love Apples'. (Edith Daley Contadina Canning article.)

August 13, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Edith Daley Sums Up S.J. Canning Plants. (Edith Daley summary article) August 15, 1919 San Jose Evening News: American Can Girls Are a Triumph for Sex.

August 18, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Edith Daley Thanked for Suggestions.

September 19, 1919 San Jose Evening News: "Bluebird Cottage, Unhappy House". Edith Daley mentions the well behaved, happy house with happy children, and unmaintained house with crying children.

December 20, 1920 San Jose Evening News True Christmas Story Brings Message That Stirs Hearts. Shaw Family Cannery gets letter from crusty old miner asking for an order of jam and dolls for the orphaned children who live on his road.

January 7, 1921 San Jose Evening News "Dreams Back of Inventors Fish And Fruit Machinery." A. Reynolds and San Jose Drafting Company. He was also an inventor working on machinery for handling cannery waste.

July 19, 1921 and July 20, 1921 San Jose Evening News: Pacific By-Products Company, Stanley Hiller, and Louis Clark.

February 4, 1922 San Jose Evening News: San Jose's Self-Made Men: R. P. Lathrop.

Articles that ought to have been written by her

There are a few articles without by-lines that almost seem in the Edith Daley voice:

July 29, 1918 San Jose Evening News: Big Mfg Plant Built Here By Ice Cream Co.]. Describes National Ice Cream Company, which was building a new plant on North First Street just north of Borchers Brothers.

August 6, 1928 San Jose Evening News article on Larson Ladder. Unlikely to be Edith's work, but worth including in this list.

"Pretty Feet Defeat SP"

Other Articles

July 29, 1918 San Jose Evening News: A Woman's Idea of San Jose's Social Service. Laura Watkins.

July 31, 1918 San Jose Evening News: Nurse Reserve Gains Recruits, Women Enlist.

August 1, 1918 San Jose Evening News. San Jose's New Manager Takes Up Work Today. W.C. Bailey. Front page.

August 2, 1918 San Jose Evening News. Defender's Club Is Mother To Soldier Boys].

August 7, 1918 San Jose Evening News: Salvage Shop Full of Real Heart Stories.

August 12, 1918 San Jose Evening News: 'Joyful Work of Scientists Comforts Com.

August 13, 1918 San Jose Evening News: Social Service Is Big Hearted Home Charity

August 20, 1918 San Jose Evening News: Louis Sonniksen Tells of East In War Time

October 2, 1918 San Jose Evening News Scar On Hill To Be Landmark of Efficiency (Alum Rock "meteor")

October 3, 1918 San Jose Evening News Firemen Plant Tin Cans And Grow Roses.

October 4, 1918 San Jose Evening News 'Pigs is Pigs' They Must Be Fed With Care

October 11, 1918 San Jose Evening News Mistakes Make Heavy Hearts Let's Be Sure

July 29, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Joan Benett, nine year old actress.

July 30, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Catherine Comstock, painter, sister in law of W.S. Matthew Jr.

August 2, 1919 San Jose Evening NEws: 5 year old rock-throwing juvenile delinquent.

August 5, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Notre Dame College has its 60th anniversary.

August 12, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Arch-Bishop in Beautiful Rite for McLaughlin]

August 14, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Tells Pitiful Tale of Home Squalid, Dirty.

August 18, 1919 San Jose Evening News: Eyes are Misted as Boy's War Story Is Read.

August 19, 1919 San Jose Evening News Gives Absorbing Sketches of Alum Rock Park]

August 21, 1919 San Jose Evening News Kiddies Party Really Just Happened.

February 12, 1920 San Jose Evening News: War Bride Incident Called Big Lesson in Christian Charity.

March 5, 1921 San Jose Evening News: Beehive Secrets Are Told In Sunny Blossom-Land part 1.

March 7, 1921 San Jose Evening News: Beehive Secrets Are Told In Sunny Blossom-Land. J. E. Wing, California Apiaries.

March 8, 1921 San Jose Evening News: Beehive Secrets Are Told In Sunny Blossom-Land.

[March 9, 1921 San Jose Evening News: Beehive Secrets Are Told In Sunny Blossom-Land. Part 4.

March 10, 1921 San Jose Evening News: Beehive Secrets Are Told In Sunny Blossom-Land. Part 5.

May 7, 1921 San Jose Evening News: "Miss Heuer Tells All To Edith Daley". Suicide attempt by mistress, wife stands by husband.

October 14, 1921 San Jose Evening News: Edith Daley Tells of Hightower Trial. Machine guns and poison gas don't mean he's a murderer.

February 2, 1922 San Jose Evening News San Jose's Self-Made Men: C. J. Cornell]. Fur seller; had bought 30 acres of land off Infirmatory Road, but couldn't get the trees planted soon enough, and went to work at Flickinger's.

February 3, 1922 San Jose Evening News San Jose's Newest Library Proves Exceedingly Pleasant Book Center.

February 7, 1922 San Jose Evening News: Asks Nothing But Meals and a Bed and Has a Hard Time To Get Them.

February 10, 1922 San Jose Evening News: Big Company Makes Make Ovens and "Blends" to Bake Them In" (Bake-Rite ovens and bakeries).

February 11, 1922 San Jose Evening News: San Jose's Self Made Men: #20: James I. Beatty. Blacksmith.

February 14, 1922 San Jose Evening News: Sick Soldier Braves the Storm to Help Children of His "Buddies.

February 16, 1922 San Jose Evening News: Man Who Digs Graves Has Learned Life's Great Lesson of Content. Oak Hill gravedigger.

February 18, 1922 San Jose Evening News: Son of '49er Tells Colorful Stories of Early Days in California. C. W. Metz. Bandits.

February 20, 1922 San Jose Evening News: San Jose's Self-Made Men: #21: Rev. F. W. Morrison. "Spokane's Boy-Preacher".

February 23, 1922 San Jose Evening News: Friend of Apache Indians Lauds Virtues of "Most Abused" Tribe. George Wharton James.

February 25, 1922 San Jose Evening News: San Jose's Self Made Men: #22: Rev. Charles Pease."

March 3, 1922 San Jose Evening News: Los Gatos Has Finest Auto Camp In State of California. Across from Hunt Brothers cannery.

April 15, 1922 San Jose Evening News The "Sunsweet Maid" Musical Comedy Is Prune Blossoms Set To Music". [September 18, 1922] and [September 19, 1922] San Jose Evening News: WInchester Mystery House.

June 1, 1922 San Jose Evening News: "Leaves from the Log an Old Salt; an Old Tramp in the Making".

July 1, 1922 San Jose Evening News: "Here's to a Marvel: Kiddies Take to School In Vacation: Extraordinary!".

References

  1. Local Woman is Author of Book of Good Verse: December 1917 San Jose Evening News.
  2. Mrs. Edith Daley: An Interview: January 17, 1918 San Jose Evening News.
  3. Services Held for Frederick Daley. July 2, 1938 San Jose Evening News.