What clues can gravestones give us about a person or family now gone? See if you can match grave markers to brief Truby family bios.
Black Hand and the Chicken Coop Caper
On a fall afternoon in 1921, Clark Owens Truby opens a letter that demands he place $100 next to his dad’s backyard chicken coop, or he will be killed. The letter is signed “Black Hand”
Captain Henry Truby’s Hard Knocks
1854 was a rough year for Capt Truby of Gilpin Twp. His crops failed, his dad died, and his 3-year-old son lost his sight. But the Captain took in an orphan boy who helped him out.
Truby Diary Hints at a Soft Heart for his Sweetheart
Bachelor Capt Henry Truby of Gilpin Twp was a man of few words when writing his diary back in 1844. Here’s what the Captain was up to exactly 176 years ago, in the days leading up to Valentine’s day.
Capt. Henry Truby House for Sale in Gilpin Twp
Can sibling rivalry persist beyond the grave? This real estate coincidence made me wonder …..
New Decade, New Family, Many Thanks
A century ago, the Roaring 20s reportedly ushered in racy fun and frivolity to the Kiski Valley. Illegal booze freely flowed, and folks were fox-trotting up a storm. In greeting our new decade–2020–I’m happy report that the Simon Truby farmhouse in Apollo, PA, is now being lovingly cared for by new owners, Candis and Ed Boop.