Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
Cesena Family: 5 Generations
Newhall, California

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April 2002 — Esther (Callahan) Cesena Lowy, seated, is the matriarch in this rare 5-generation photo. Esther was born to Ivan Callahan and Francis Pastor Callahan in Denver, Colo., on July 21, 1915, and moved to Newhall at age 12. In 1933 she married her next-door neighbor, Robert Ralph Cesena, and had four children: Lorraine, Robert Jr., Charles and Bill.

Their son Charles "Chuck" Cesena (generation 2) is at the viewer's right. He's a 1954 graduate of Hart High School, when Hart's colors were maroon and gray, as evidenced by the shirt (they were later changed to red, white and black because it was too difficult to order maroon and gray).

Chuck's daughter, Christy Cesena Himler (generation 3), is the woman at center; her son, Charlie Jaramillo (generation 4), is at the viewer's left. His baby daughter, Ciera Jarmillo (generation 5), is held by her great-grandma Esther.

Another of baby Ciera's great-grandmothers — Christy Cesena Himler's mother — is Venita Quinn Skovgaard, who was born in Newhall.

Photograph courtesy of Lorraine Cesena Leach, granddaughter of Ivan Callahan and sister of Bobby Cesena Jr.

LC2002: 9600 dpi jpeg from smaller jpeg courtesy of Lorraine Cesena Leach. Online image only.

Leonardo Cesena ~1890s

Son Leonard's Saddle

Esther & Robert Cesena 1930s

Callahan-Cesena Family 1930s

Ivan Callahan 1940s

Callahan Homestead 1941

5 Generations 2002

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