Arthur Fabian Aull (1872 – 1948)

Arthur Fabian Aull

Arthur Fabian Aull (1872 – 1948). Born in Knottsville. Son of William Aull and Mary Pool. Grandson of Benjamin Aull Jr. and Joan “Joanna” Carrico. His great-grandfather Benjamin Aull Sr was a native of Maryland and moved to Nelson county Kentucky in 1810. Benjamin Aull Sr was married to Maria Drury. The family came to Daviess county in 1830. In 1870, Arthur’s father (William), bought a large general store in Knottsville with his brother Tom Aull. The store’s failure left William financially ruined and at odds with his family. Will left Knottsville and eventually settled in Missouri. His son Arthur would go on to become the editor and publisher of a small town Missouri newspaper called The Lamar Democrat. His opinions on American life and politics were widely quoted in the national press. He was profiled in both Time and Life magazines. When word reach him of Arthur Aulls’ death on May 7th, 1948, President Harry Truman declared that “an able and picturesque figure in American journalism had passed on.”

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