CANBY, Alfred

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Alfred J. Canby (1897-1989)
Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, CA

CANBY, Alfred Justice (1897-1989)[SS#558-66-9862], was one of five children born to Henry and Mary Canby in San Fernando Valley, CA.

Canby attended two years of college and became a farmer. In 1928 he was field assistant to John T. Howell collecting plants on Anacapa Island in 1928.


Alfred J. Canby = Hazel M. Wood

  • 1. Wilbur W. Canby (c. 1927-)
  • 2. Mary M. Canby (c. 1929-)
  • 3. Claire J. Canby (c. 1932-)
  • 4. Alfred J. Canby, Jr. (1934-1935)


Canby died on June 23, 1897 at age 91 in Poway, CA. He is buried in Sylmar, CA.


Canby collected on:

  • Anacapa Island (1928)



Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Anacapa Island J. T. Howell & Alfred Canby CAS May 19, 1928 CAS-176619 Silene laciniata Plants
Anacapa Island J. T. Howell & Alfred Canby CAS May 20, 1928 CAS-176620 Grindelia hirsutula Plants
Anacapa Island J. T. Howell & Alfred Canby CAS May 20, 1928 CAS-176720 Deinandra clementina Plants