Jacksonville Daily Journal (Jacksonville, Illinois) Dec. 23, 1932 pg 3
RAPP FUNERAL SERVICES TO BE HELD SATURDAY Well Known Jacksonville Business Man Passes Away at Home Thursday Thomas H. Rapp, lifelong resident of this city, public sen ant and well known business man. died at 12 45 o’clock Thursday at his home, 330 South East tsreet, following an eight days* illness with pneumonia. Rir P.app had been failing in health for pbout three we*ks, but did not| take to his bed until Wednesday, Dec. 14. Pneumonia developed at once and his condition grew rapidly worse. Allj members of his /;\m.ly wcie at his btdslce when he d away. THOS. H. RAPP . ir Rapp was bom on South t ast street in this city on.y a hort d*s- tance from where he died, and he spent his enure life in this com- munltt He was born July 14. 1865, a son of Michael and Susan H. Rapp He was married Sept 30. 1880, to Mias Clara J. Rutledge, who survives him. ------------Ha leaves also the following chil- dren: Charir: E. and Miss Grace O Rapp, of Chieapo; Miss Ruth Rapp of tins city, and Miss Catherine Rapp of Chicago, and one brother, M Deem Rapp, of this city. Two daughters died in infancy. Sir.cc 1882 Mr. Rapp has been associated associated with his brother In the Rapp Bros rtreet. His father Michael Rapp, es- tablished this business »n 1835 and the brothers came into possession of it followine his death. The Rapp firm Harness shop cm Eust Morgan is brhrvrd tn he thp oMwsi rr^Hnimm oenctea 10 De tne otaest continuous business establishment in the city. Mr Rapp was a member of Cen- unary church and the Loval Men’s Etble clas». He was a faithful at- tendant upon the services and served nis church in many oilicial capacities F.e wa* a member of Illini Lodge No. », I. O. O F . and of Harmony L/vjge No. 3, A F &: A H. At various times he served *be n*o- ple of Jacksonville in -t public way. He was an alderman from the Tnird ward, wrved several terms as a mem- ber of the Board of Education, and ---------also on the Public Library B *ard. Mr Rap,j was a man of kindly and ^nial w v c sit ion. He will be greatly tnissed from his place in the Rapp harness shop, where his manv friends always received a cordial welcome He was never too busy to give a cheery .reeling The body was removed to the Wil- • <mson Funeral Home and prepared for burial. The remains will be taken to the late home. 330 South Ea street, at one o'clock thus afternoon Funeral services will be conducted from Centenary M, E church on Saturday afternoon at two-thirty o’clock Rev Frank McCarty, oi Mattoon Mattoon and former pastor of Centenary church, and Rev. C, H. Thrall, present present pa>tor. will officiate. Interment will be made in Diamond Grove cemetery cemetery Ih< will . 1 # :r. r. Cen- Vlia rt* tirr-H «mi -1 tenary church from one-thirty unul two-Uilrty o’clock Saturday* afternoon and may be viewed by friends during that time.