Another Item Added To The Allan Truax To-Do List
In Evelyn and Allan Truax Journey Through Life Together, mention was made of the variety of projects Allan Truax1 pursued, including Truax family genealogy, horticulture, American History, leadership within the Masonic Lodge, and travel across the continental United States, the Canadian provinces, Alaska, Hawaii, Cuba, Mexico, England, and Scotland.
In the time he spent nearly every day alone in his private room that served as his office, den, library, and retreat,2 however, Allan Truax not only read, wrote, listened to opera,3 and worked on those projects noted in the previous paragraph, but he also pursued at least one other interest not yet listed in these posts, one, in fact, that was not revealed to anyone until the results of his efforts were discovered after his death.
Another Item Checked Off The Allan Truax To-Do List
As it turns out, he also was interested in the stock market.
Prior to his death in 1965, Allan Truax accrued the sum of $1,000,000 through his investments,4 a feat rendered all the more impressive when considered in the context of his retirement from his position as a railway mail clerk 30 years earlier, after which he and his wife were dependent on his railroad pension as their income.
Having sporadically researched Allan Truax’s life for almost a year now, I am convinced there are few things I could discover about him that would surprise me. Earning a million bucks with a self-taught investment strategy while living on a pension in a small town in the northwest corner of North Dakota – all without telling another human being (other than, presumably, his broker) – does, however, come close.
Allan Truax At Heck Of A Guy
An explanation of who Allan Truax is and why he is a feature of the Heck Of A Guy Blog can be found at Who’s Allan Truax?
Identification: Allan Truax, Allen Truax, and A.L. Truax
“Allan Truax” and “Allen Truax” appear with approximately equal frequency in the written material I’ve reviewed, with “A.L. Truax” occurring somewhat less often. The name Mr. Truax inscribed in his books, one of which ended up in my hands and led to my interest in its former owner, was “Allan” so I use it preferentially
Other Heck Of A Guy Posts About Allan Truax
- The 1st Allan Truax Post was Allan Truax, A.E. Housman, The Ex, and Me
- The most recent Allan Truax Post was Evelyn and Allan Truax Journey Through Life Together
- All Allan Truax posts can be found by clicking on the Allan Truax category