Biography of Alcinus G. Truitt
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

ALCINUS G. TRUITT, whose service in defence of the liberties of his country led to his early and untimely death, was much missed in Mahoning township, where he was a most useful business man and a highly respected citizen. He was a son of George W. and Nancy (Coursin) Truitt, and was born in Madison township, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, January 30, 1844. His fattier, George W. Truitt, was also born in Madison township, where he was engaged in farming until his death. He was a republican in politics, and a member of the Baptist church. He married Nancy Coursin and to their union were born three children: Seth C., a merchant at Truittsburg; Alcinus G., and M. M., a farmer of Madison township.

Alcinus G. Truitt was reared on his father's farm, and after attending the common schools of his native township and the Dayton academy, went to Pittsburgh and took the full course of a commercial college, from which he graduated. He then returned to Armstrong county and engaged in the general mercantile business at Truittsburg, of which he was one of the most prominent citizens. He enlisted in Co. D., 14th regiment, Pennsylvania Vols., and served one year. The privations and exposures of army life impaired his health and finally caused his death, which occurred February 2, 1885, when he was in the forty second year of his age.

He married Jennie E. Corbett, a pleasant and estimable woman. Their nnion was blessed with one child: Harry W., born January 23, 1878. Mrs. Truitt's father was Lewis T. Corbett. He married Lucinda Mohmey and reared a family of three sons and three daughters: Worthington, married Ellen Gumbert, and is now engaged in the drug business at New Bethlehem; Maggie, wife of Charles Ellenberger, a farmer residing near Goheenville; Jennie E., Melancthon J., married Jennie Cochrane, and is a resident of Oakland; Dr. Vander K., married Jennie Dunlap, and is practicing medicine at Caledonia, Elk county; and Lavina L., married to A. M. Woodward. a druggist of Reynoldsville, Jefferson county.

Alcinus G. Truitt was a republican, and although he always took a lively interest in politics yet never aspired to any office. He was honorable and straightforward and was one of the reliable business men of his township.


From:
Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891


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