Edmund Nutting Richmond
|Edmund Nutting Richmond|
|Occupation||Dried fruit packer|
Edmund Nutting Richmond ("Ed") was a San Jose dried fruit packer and businessman. Richmond started in the dried fruit business working for J. K. Armsby in 1902 and managed the company's Santa Clara valley packing house. In 1916, Richmond decided to strike out on his own, leasing the former Hayes dried fruit packing house in Edenvale. Within three years, Richmond joined with Elmer Chase to form the new Richmond Chase company which grew into a large dried fruit packer and canner. Richmond also owned orchard and ranch land in the Santa Clara valley.
Richmond lived at the corner of Asbury and Myrtle in San Jose.
A strange poem suggests he once rescued Dorothy Gish, a movie star, from a car accident.
- Edmund Nutting Richmond: in Eugene T. Sawyer, http://www.santaclararesearch.net/SCBIOS/enrichmond.html History of Santa Clara County, Historical Record Co., 1922
- Popular San Jose Manager Leaves Armsby Company: April 22, 1916 California Fruit News.
- Moving Pictures: The Course of True Love: September 16, 1918 San Jose Evening News. "Ed Richmond is // a quiet chap. He thinks // of naught but prunes, and sits. All day behind // a desk, and whistles merry tunes".