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.
Apollo’s news-loving ladies at Terrace & 7th kept each other informed at the turn of the century.
The Apples Didn’t Fall Far from the Tree. All 9 of Simon Truby’s children stayed close to home once they reached adulthood. Here’s where they lived, and where their children lived too.
Sorrow & Suicide: Mary Jane Truby was the first-born child of wealthy farmer and landowner Simon Truby of Apollo PA. But her life seemed marked by heartbreak and tragedy.
For most of Nellie Bly’s childhood, she resided on land that had once been a part of Simon Truby’s farm.
Simon Truby cashes in on the Good Earth in Apollo PA.