|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1931|
Los Angeles Times, Dec 28, 1931:
MEMBER OF OLD SPANISH CLAN TO BE BURIED TODAY
Funeral services will be conducted this morning for Senorita Tranquilina Sepulveda, last surviving member of the immediate family of Don Jose Andres Sepulveda, who died after a short illness Christmas Eve at the home of her grandnephew, Laurence Vander Leck, in Altadena. Short services at the Cunningham and O'Connor chapel, 1031 South Grand avenue, at 9 o'clock, will be followed by a requiem mass at the Plaza Church at 10 o'clock. Interment will be in the Mott family vault at Calvary Cemetery.
Senorita Sepulveda was born here eighty-two years ago and was baptized at the Old Plaza Church, the event being the occasion for a week of festivities, for she was a veritable princess of early day California, being related by blood or marriage to almost every prominent Spanish family in Southern California.
Her grandfather, Francisco Sepulveda, came here in the service of the King of Spain and was the grantee of the Rancho San Vicente, extending from the Pacific Coast at Santa Monica to what is now Beverly Hills. Her father was the grantee of the Rancho San Joaquin, now Irvine ranch in Orange county, and was a leading citizen of his time. The late Judge Ygnacio Sepulveda, father of the Princess Pignatelli and one of the first judges to sit on the Superior Court bench in Los Angeles county, was her brother, and her sister was the late Mrs. Thomas D. Mott, long prominent in the social life of the city and still remembered for her activity in charitable and church work.
Upon the death of her parents, Senorita Sepulveda became a member of the household of Mr. and Mrs. Mott, and when they passed on she took up her residence with her niece, Mrs. Henry Vander Leck at San Juan Capistrano.
The pallbearers at her funeral today will be Thomas D. and John G. Mott, nephews; Laurence Vander Leck, grandnephew; Lorenzo Palanconi and John O. Forster, cousins, and Isidore B. Dockweiler, who had been her friend for more than sixty years.
NOTE: In 1912 the VANDERLECK Family moved to old 1812 south wing of The MIGUEL YORBA Adobe (north portion built 1778) on (now) Camino Capistrano. VANDERLECKS were the original owners - est. 1948- of the rather famous El Adobe Restaurant.
Los Angeles County
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Record added: May 20, 2006
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