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
1877–1954
Silveria Sepulveda
1899–1969
Marriage: 4 August 1918
Jesus Cantu
1922–1928
Carolina Cantu
1926–
Jessie Cantu
1929–2002
Genaro Cantu
1931–1932
Esperanza Cantu
1934–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 August 1918
Gonzales Land District, Texas, United States
children

(5)

    Jesus Cantu

    Male1922–1928Male

    Carolina Cantu

    Female1926–Female

    Female1929–2002Female

    Genaro Cantu

    Male1931–1932Male

    Esperanza Cantu

    Female1934–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Manuel P Cantu

    Male1834–Male

    Marselina Figeroa

    Female1838–Female

siblings

(8)

    Alejandro Cantu

    Male1860–1935Male

    Edaliajuna Cantu

    Female1861–1928Female

    Calletano F Cantu

    Male1866–1943Male

    Canuta C Cantu

    Female1871–1928Female

    Juanna Cantu

    Female1873–Female

+3 More Children

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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