I don't recognize this name, but my grandmother was a Northrop (Virgie Marie Northrop Pennell, dtr of Louis Ruben Northrop), so it caught my interest. I noticed this obituary in the Sacramento Bee newspaper and thought it might be of interest to Northrup researchers.
Wallace Elgin Northrup
NORTHRUP, Wallace Elgin Born on March 6, 1924, to Martin and Kathleen Northrup in Sacramento, Calif., he passed away on October 5, 2008. He leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years, Lee, his daughters Vicki Jones and Carol Northrup and grandchildren Jesse Jones, and Nathan and Megan Dilly. Wallace is survived by brother Vernon, sisters Lois Sharpes, Phyllis Thomas, Geraldine McClelland, Joyce Melton, and Sharon Wymer. He was employed as an aircraft mechanic at McClellan Field for 42 years. He received his pilots license at age 21 and has been an active pilot since then. A resident of Sacramento for 84 years. Visitation will be held on Oct. 13, from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. and services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Oct. 14 at Russ Monroe's Funeral Home, 7960 Winding Wy, Fair Oaks, Calif.