Howard H. Sarlls, publisher and proprietor of the Mt. Vernon "Republican," a weekly newspaper, was
born in Mt. Vernon December 27, 1870, and has been a resident of that city ever since. He is the son of Colonel
Richard and Elizabeth A. Sarlls (see sketch of father). His mother died February 7, 1879. He attended the public
schools of Mt. Vernon, graduating in the class of 1888. He worked at the printer's trade in local offices during
the summer months while attending school. He went to business college in Indianapolis in the winter of 1889-1890,
after which he again took up printing in local offices and in the offices of the Poseyville "News" and
Evansville "Journal." In February, 1893, he went in with John B. Thomas to establish the "Republican"
under the firm name of Sarlis and Thomas. Eighteen months later he took entire charge of the paper, which he has
since conducted. On December 4, 1895, Mr. Sarlls married Miss Lottie Engler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W.
Engler. At present their home is at 220 West Fifth street, Mt. Vernon.
History of Posey County, Indiana
John C. Leffel, Editor
Standard Publishing Company
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