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 Jose Leonardo Cesena Carrillo

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Jose Leonardo Cesena Carrillo

  • Birth 2 Dec 1859 Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Death 30 Jan 1928 Newhall, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 12889362

Leonardo Cesena was born Dec. 2, 1859, and died in Newhall on Jan. 30, 1928. He was buried at the Ruiz Cemetery in San Francisquito Canyon. Some say he was born in Spain or Italy and settled in the San Diego area and then in Newhall, where he married Erolinda Rivera of California. In the 1920 Soledad Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA. census he lists himself as being born in Mexico, immigrating in 1882, and a farm laborer. Leonardo worked for The Newhall Land and Farming Co., breaking their horses.

Leonardo and Erolinda had 12 children, not including infants who died early. The 12 who lived were: Vincent, Lonzie (died approx. age 12), Phillip (died in the St. Francis Dam flood), Vincent, Leonard, Robert, George, Dan, Vidal, Oliver, Mary Clorinda Ramirez Cesena, and Albertina Cesena Morales.

He died a few months before the flood following the breaking of the St. Francis dam at the head of the San Francisquito Canyon on or about 11:30 P.M. Monday, March 12th, 1928.


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  • Created by: KRW
  • Added: 5 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12889362
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jose Leonardo Cesena Carrillo (2 Dec 1859–30 Jan 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12889362, citing Ruiz-Perea Family Cemetery, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by KRW (contributor 46517473) .