Undated newspaper clipping (probably Los Angeles Times) found inside a copy of "Home of Ramona"
by Charles F. Lummis (1888).
Shown at left are Mrs. Joseph Y. Del Valle (nee Rose Bellan) and Joseph Y. Del Valle. Clipping reads:
TWO OLD FAMILIES ARE UNITED BY WEDDING.
Miss Rose Bellan Becomes the Bride of Joseph Y. Del Valle Amid Pretty Appointments.
A pretty wedding which united two of Los Angeles' oldest families, was celebrated at 9:30
yesterday morning at Sacred Heart Church, corner of Sichel and Baldwin streets.
The bride was Miss Rose Bellan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Bellan, and the groom was
Joseph Y. Del Valle.
The nuptial high mass was celebrated by the Rev. Michael McAuliffe and the music incidental
to the mass and the wedding marches was played on the organ by Miss Mary L. O'Donoghue.
Miss Susanna Del Valle attended Miss Bellan as bridesmaid. The best man was Frank L. Bellan. The little
ringbearer was Juan Forster.
The bride was attired in a handsome gown of white net over white silk trimmed with importaed handmade
lace and pearls. She carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley.
Miss Del Valle wore a handsome yellow embroidered silk mull trimmed with pearls and carried a bouquet
of white sweet peas.
In the afternoon a large reception was held at the home of the groom's aunt, Mrs. Josefa del Valle Forster,
Twenty-second street and Grand avenue. On this occasion a pretty chapel built by Mrs. Forster for her
two children was dedicated by Father C.M. Glass. Many guests called during the afternoon and a handsomely
appointed wedding breakfast was served.
Mr. Del Valle is a descendant of the famous family of Del Valles of Camulos ranch and is well known
in all circles. He has been a member of the local fire department for the past thirteen years. The young
man is a nephew of Senator Reginaldo F. del Valle. After August 15 the young couple will (be?) at home at 2915