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 Dixie Lillie <I>Cage</I> Castro

Dixie Lillie Cage Castro

Napa County, California, USA
Death 8 Jan 1941 (aged 78)
Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA
Burial Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA
Memorial ID 27762663 · View Source
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Dixie Lillie (Cage) Castro, Birth 12 Feb 1862 in Napa County, California, USA -
Death 08 Jan 1941 in Bakersfield, Kern, California, USA Burial Union Cemetery,
Bakersfield, California, USA. Wife of Leonides Lee Castro Birth 18 May 1856 in
Sonora, Mexico - Death 20 Mar 1933 in Bakersfield, Kern,California, USA, Mother
of Charles Castro 1880 - 1963, Daniel Lee Castro 1882 - 1974, Robert Castro
1884, Henry Castro 1886, Sylvania Castro 1888, John Castro 1891, Lottie Castro
1894 - 1980, Martin Castro 1895, Louisa Castro 1898.

Bakersfield Californian, March 20, 1933: LEONIDES CASTRO CALLED BY DEATH

Resident of Kern Since 1867 Passes; Was Rancher and Farmer Many Years

Death early today claimed the life of Leonides "Lee" Castro, 76, eldest son
of one of Kern county's first families, and a resident of the county since 1867.

Born May 18, 1856, in Sonora, Mexico, Mr. Castro was the oldest of the 12
children of Thomas and Concepcion Castro, and was brought by them to this
section of the country two years after the close of the Civil War.

His mother was a Coronado and he was a cousin of Santiago Coronado, who
preceded him in death by but 48 hours.

Young Lee Castro worked for his father until he was 25 years of age. His
father had purchased 160 acres in the Panama district south of Bakersfield and
in 1867 Lee and his brothers were taken into partnership.

Farming, however, proved too quiet for the adventuresome youth and he with
drew from the partnership to enter the employ of Miller and Lux as a wild horse
breaker. He remained in that work for ten years then engaged in the stock
business for Kern County Land Company until 1890 when he bought 20 acres of land
five miles south of Bakersfield. From time to time he added to this and at one
time owned 120 acres devoted entirely to general farming.

The oldest canal in Kern county, the Castro ditch, was constructed by his

Lee Castro was married in Sacramento in 1880 to Miss Dixie Cage, native
daughter of Napa county.

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  • Created by: steven campbell
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27762663
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dixie Lillie Cage Castro (12 Feb 1862–8 Jan 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27762663, citing Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA ; Maintained by steven campbell (contributor 46962470) .