Education, Business and Social Interests Important to First African-Americans

Camp Grant

Source: postcard for sale on photo is from 1917

Source: Rockford Register Republic 3/2/1941

Source: above photos of baseball players, from Camp Grant Clippings April 20, 1942 – July 7, 1942

Source: Rockford Register Republic 4/29/1942 & Camp Grant Clippings April 20, 1942 – 7-Jul-42

Source: Camp Grant Clippings April 20, 1942 – 7-July 1942

Source: Camp Grant Clippings April 20, 1942 – 7-Jul- 1942

Source: Rockford Morning Star 12/11/1957

Source: Rock River Times November 10-16, 2010 Vol. 18, No. 3




Orpheum Theater

118 N. Main St. Manager, Harry E. Grampp

Source: 1919 Rockford City Directory

Orpheum Thearter

Source: Orpheum Theater p24 Rockford 1900 – World War I by Eric A. Johnson 977.331 J661r

Orpheum Theater ad

Source: Rockford Morning Star 7/8/2010

Orpheum Theater ad 1920

Source: Rockford Morning Star 2/5/1920

Orpeheum Theater 1923

Source: Rockford Morning Star 8/19/1923

Trapp, Robert Lloyd


Robert Lloyd Trapp, 88, of Belvidere, IL, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Born Nov. 1, 1926, in Chicago, IL, to Elizabeth (Claus) Lage and Leon Trapp.

He married Jeanne on Nov. 16, 1960, in Pine City, MN.

Proudly served with the U.S. Navy during WWII-Pacific Theatre and in the Korean War.

Sheet Metal Worker.

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, First United Methodist Church, Belvidere Cemetery.

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Sunday, March 8, 2015