In LaRue County’s history, there have been few entrepreneurs to match Edward Stanton Ferrill.
Ferrill, the grandfather of Linda Back of Hodgenville, turned a small drugstore in Buffalo into a booming wholesale business during a time when almost every other business was struggling or going belly-up.
The secret to his success? He never went into a new venture until he had the cash saved to start it.
“E.S.” as he was known, was born Feb. 19, 1862, to Henry and Mary Jane Ray Ferrill. He was raised on a farm on the Rolling Fork River.