Harold "Red" Grange and his father Lyle discussing the construction of a new garage, circa 1927.
Close Window

Two men standing next to each other are engaged in a discussion. The older gentleman is pointing.

Credit: Courtesy of Wheaton College Archives and Special Collections

Red Grange's father, Lyle also won celebrity as his son's fame grew during the 1920s. In Only Yesterday (1931), Frederick Lewis Allen described him as "king of the lumberjacks in the Pennsylvania mountains, renowned for his strength, skill, and daring." After his wife died when Harold was just five, Lyle moved from Sullivan County, PA, to Wheaton, Ohio, where the family barely scraped by for many years.

Back to Top