Leanora Cantua


A representative of an old and esteemed family of Santa Clara County is Miss Lenora Cantua, the only surviving child of her father, Joseph Manuel Cantua, who was born in Santa Clara in 1828. She was born near the new Almaden Mines, Santa Clara County, Cal., May 20, 1872, and was the youngest of the family. Her father removed to the Almaden district when he was thirty years of age and engaged in raising cattle and sheep and became the owner of considerable land well stocked with cattle and sheep. He married Ramona Beulna, a native of California, born in Monterey in 1837, and they were the parents of the following children; Haviel, who died when forty years old; Manuela, passed away aged sixty-five, the mother of sixteen children; Joseph is survived by two children who live in San Jose; Isabel died an infant; the next girl was also named Isabel, who lived to the age of sixty-five; Charles; Amelia; Theodora; Tiothilo; Antonio E. All are deceased except Lenora Cantua. Her father passed away on May 4, 1890, at the age of sixty-two years and her mother died on May 6, 1900, aged sixty-three.

During the year of 1876 the family removed to the ranch home in the Uvas district, which is now the property of our subject, and consists of 317 acres of fine land beautifully located, rolling and wooded.

Miss Cantua has adopted a bright boy by the name of Adolph Bosques, who was born in San Jose February 18, 1906, a son of Charles Bosques, and who was taken into her home when only three years of age. He takes an active interest in helping with the work on the ranch and is being trained for the management, which he will assume within a few years. The Cantua rancho is devoted to the raising of grapes and fruit, and also supports several head of cattle, much of the ranch being fine grazing land. Miss Cantua by hard work and good management has ample means and is held in high esteem by all who know her.

Transcribed by Marie Clayton, from Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California,
 published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 560