Frances Leyba was born in Sonora, Mexico. She married Calvin Martin in 1853 and bore thirteen children. The Martins owned two city blocks of prime business property in San José and a local 470-acre ranch.


  • Title: Frances Martin, ca. 1870
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1860/1880
  • Location: Santa Clara Valley (Calif.)
  • Physical Dimensions: Oil on canvas, 58 x 36 in.
  • Provenance: Gift of Clarence James Martin, History San José Collection

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