Jonathan B. Coykendall

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Jonathan B. Coykendall
Born April 22, 1829
Died February 8, 1904
Employer Andrews and Coykendall Ham Company
Occupation Canner, meat packer

Jonathan B. Coykendall was an immigrant from New York who founded a grocery, meat-packing business, and fruit business.

The 1904 Evening News obituary described him thus: "A few years ago Mr. Coykendall began the manufacture of prune coffee, and this industry was carried on with some success. It was the making of this product of the prune that led him extensively into the handling of prunes, and the Coykendall Prune Company was formed when the ham business was abandoned. This has been carried on by Mr. Coykendall and his two sons, Frank and Horatio, with considerable success, the firm having important connections in France and other foreign countries."[1]

In 1903, he suffered a fall from a buggy at corner of 5th and Santa Clara after horse scared by steam roller. "Mr Coykendall is quite a heavy man and the force of the fall caused a fracture of the thigh bone and several scratches and bruses about the face."[2]. He was buried at Cypress Lawn in Colma, California[3].