Biographies of American Seedsmen and Nurserymen Sturtevant, Edmund D.–Bordentown, New Jersey, 1881; Los Angeles, California, 1896; Hollywood, California, 1907–established a nursery of aquatic plants in what is now the Hollywood area in 1876. In 1921, the nursery was bought by Harry Johnson who moved it to Paramount, California and renamed it the Johnson Cactus and Water Gardens.
Sources: CHSJ-Jul. 1968