San Jose Dried Fruit Company
Dried Fruit Packer
Stillman A. Moulton drying yard
San Tomas Drying Company
The San Jose Dried Fruit Company was a dried fruit packer in the San Jose area, incorporated in 1891 by W.H. Wright, Stillman A. Moulton, Silas N. Johnson, Henry Ward Wrights, and Bernard D. Murphy with $200,000 in capital stock. City directories list the company as run by Stillman A. Moulton, suggesting either the company was just the corporate name for his drying yard, or that it was a separate business operating in the same location. The location and dates imply the company's plant was later used by the San Tomas Drying Company from 1900 through at least 1907. According to comments in Moulton's biography, the packing house itself probably had a spur on the South Pacific Coast railroad.
Directory of Tufts graduates from 1905 lists Colonel Philo Hersey as the president in 1905; no other evidence exists of his participation.
Location according to
|San Jose||1891, 1896, 1898||Bascom Avenue at Hamilton|
- ↑ Fruit Drying Company: Articles of Incorporation: San Jose Evening News, January 10, 1891.
- ↑ Company incorporation: January 13, 1891 Sacramento Record Union
- ↑ 1896 Polk's City Directory for San Jose
- ↑ 1898 Polk's City Directory for San Jose