Prince L. Trapp Dies in Colorado, 1926

From the January 7, 1926 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1, column 6:

Prince Trapp Dies in Boulder, Colo.

Lived in Graham and Community a Number of Years.  Buried Tuesday Afternoon.

Prince L. Trapp, formerly a resident of the Graham community many years, died at his home in Boulder, Colo., on Thursday, of last week and funeral services were held at Graham Tuesday afternoon, January 5.

Mr. Trapp was 74 years old, having been born on a farm in Andrew County, Mo., on September 11, 1851.  His parents, Elder William R. and Mary A. (Garner) Trapp, were both born in Missouri, Elder Trapp dying near Fillmore in Andrew County in December , 1878, and Mrs. Trapp dying at Graham on July 5th, 1897.

Mr. Trapp spent the first fourteen years of his life in Andrew County, moving to Graham in February, 1866.  After three years residence at Graham the family returned to Andrew County, where Mr. Trapp remained until February, 1870, when he went to colorado, where he engaged in the silver mining during the following six years.  Returning then to Graham, Mr. Trapp engaged in the clothing business, but two years later he turned his attention to farming in Hughes township, to which he devoted his attention until December, 1898, when he again located in Graham and engaged in the lumber business.  The business was conducted under the name of M. M. Rhoades Lumber Co., until June, 1904, when Mr. Trapp bought the entire interests and at that time formed a partnership with his son, Clyde C. Trapp, under the firm name of P. L. Trapp & Son.  Mr. Trapp and his son sold the lumber yard a few years ago, Mr. Trapp moving to Boulder, Colo., and his son, Clyde, moving to Wichita, Kan.

Mr. Trapp had been married twice.  On November 11, 1877, he married Adeke E. Wyman, who died on January 16, 1884.  On April 29, 1885, at De Soto, Ia., Mr. Trapp married Hattie A. Horoer.

Mr. Trapp was a Democrat in his political views and took a deep interest in public affairs.  He was a member of the Christian church. — Democrat-Forum.

Mrs. Edna Trapp Groves went to Graham Tuesday to attend the funeral services of her uncle, Prince L. Trapp.