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,
SANTA CLARA COUNTY BIOGRAPHIES
published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 560
SANTA CLARA COUNTY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY