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Maria Modesta "Maud" Espinosa Cantua
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1894
California, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1951
Santa Cruz County
California, USA

Maria Modesta Espinosa, or Maud as she was known, born near Mission San Juan Bautista and baptized there, was the daughter of Jose Leonardo Espinosa and of Margarita Pacheco.

In 1900 Maud was living with her grandmother and other family members in San Juan, and was identified as Indian. Maud had her three daughters, Margaret Skinner, Bertha Cantua, and Carmelita Corral, by the time she was 26, starting her family at a very early age.

She moved around a bit, living in San Juan before 1910, then living in Chittenden when she married Santiago "James" Rubin Cantua in 1918, then Santa Cruz where her daugther Carmelita was born. She is listed on the 1928 Indian Roll, living in Hollister, San Benito County, CA.

She lived for several years as the wife of Crescencio Corral in San Juan Bautista, San Benito County until their relationship ended.
She lived in Santa Cruz until her death in 1951.

Maud's ancestors can be traced back to the first settlers arriving in California with Juan Bautista de Anza in 1775-76, only to be greeted by her other ancestors, Native Americans living here for generations. 
Family links: 
  James Rubin Cantua (1883 - 1918)*
  Margaret Skinner Corral (1910 - 1938)*
  Bertha A Cantua Kramer (1913 - 1980)*
*Calculated relationship
San Juan Bautista Cemetery
San Juan Bautista
San Benito County
California, USA
Maintained by: Sheila Ruiz Harrell
Originally Created by: Shelly Mead
Record added: Jun 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72184544
Maria Modesta Maud <i>Espinosa</i> Cantua
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Maria Modesta Maud <i>Espinosa</i> Cantua
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- Sheila Ruiz Harrell
 Added: Mar. 29, 2012

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