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”
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.
The Growing Family of Simon Truby Technically speaking, Simon Truby was Apollo’s real-life farmer in the dell—especially when he stood on his property along today’s