George H. Hooke

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George H. Hooke
Employer San Jose Fruit Packing Company, Sunnyvale Canneries
Occupation cannery superintendent, wholesale merchant

George H. Hooke was a cannery superintendant and owner, first of the Los Gatos Fruit Packing Company in the 1890's[1], and then of Sunnyvale Canneries after sale of the Los Gatos plant to Hunt Brothers Packing Company in 1906.

Hooke lived in San Francisco in 1902, managing both the Los Gatos Canneries and wholesale Hooke-Field Company. His offices were at 220 Market Street in San Francisco, and his home at 2325 Pacific Ave.[2]. Hooke was also part owner of the California Selling Company, a reorganization of the Napa Valley Packing Company. Hooke was also involved in the Pajaro Packing Company in Watsonville[3][4].


  1. Polk's 1892 San Jose Directory: Hooke is listed as superintendant of the Los Gatos Canning Company
  2. 1902 San Francisco City Directory
  3. Personal Mention: April 1, 1911 California Fruit Grower. "George H. Hooke of the Sunnyvale Canneries, Pajaro Packing Company, and the California Selling Company, San Francisco, was recently in New York City on a tour of the east.".
  4. May 4, 1918 Chicago Packer. "Watsonville , Calif: The George H . Hooke Company is making many extensive improvements in its canning plant. The plant is being overhauled and up-to-date machinery in all lines is being installed . Work on berries already has commenced and will be continued until September. In July apricots also will be canned. Apples will be canned from September 1 until the end of the apple crop in December . The company is assured that there will be no shortage of cans this season."