JOSEPH ELVON RAPP, 84, died on April 3, 1996.
Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Park in
Lexington, KY. He was born on April 2,
1912 in Pennsylvania to John A. & Anna
Shawfield Rapp. He attended Ranger High
School in the Class of 1933 at Ranger, TX.
His spouse was Helen who died in 2000. He
had three brothers; Herbert Rapp (RHS-1930),
Lowell Rapp (RHS-1934) & Jack Rapp (RHS-1938);
& a sister, Gladys Rapp Wallis (RHS-1929).
FATHER: JOHN ARTHUR "JACK" RAPP died in 1959. He
came from Pennsylvania to Ranger during the oil boom
bringing his wife and children. He had four sons;
Herbert Rapp (RHS-1930), Lowell Rapp (RHS-1934),
Elvon Rapp (RHS-1933), and Jack Rapp (RHS-1938);
and one daughter Gladys Rapp (RHS-1929). He owned
& operated the Lone Star Torpedo Company and worked
with nitroglycerin in the oil fields. Jack was known
as the world's greatest oil well shooter. His wife
was Annie Shawfield.