Henry Genaro Cantu

19 September 1877–28 March 1954 (Age 76)
Gonzales, Texas, United States

The Life of Henry Genaro

When Henry Genaro Cantu was born on 19 September 1877, in Gonzales, Texas, United States, his father, Manuel P Cantu, was 43 and his mother, Marselina Figeroa, was 39. He married Silveria Sepulveda on 4 August 1918, in Gonzales Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Gonzales, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 28 March 1954, in Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Genaro Cantu
Silveria Sepulveda
Marriage: 4 August 1918
Jesus Cantu
Carolina Cantu
Jessie Cantu
Genaro Cantu
Esperanza Cantu

Spouse and Children

4 August 1918
Gonzales Land District, Texas, United States


    Jesus Cantu


    Carolina Cantu



    Genaro Cantu


    Esperanza Cantu


Parents and Siblings

    Manuel P Cantu


    Marselina Figeroa




    Alejandro Cantu


    Edaliajuna Cantu


    Calletano F Cantu


    Canuta C Cantu


    Juanna Cantu


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Mexican (Cantú): probably a habitational name from Cantù in Italy. This surname is extremely frequent in Mexico, but rare elsewhere.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Genaro Cantu in household of Marcelina Cantu, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry Cantu, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jenaro Cantu in household of Guadalupe Cantu, "United States Census, 1900"

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