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Joel Stollings obit LCB 10.02.1897 1.JPG

Col. Joel E. Stollings, of Boone C.H., who was well and favorably known throughout the State, died on last Monday morning, after a brief illness with inflammation of the stomach.

Col. Stollings has long been the leading spirit and  most prominent citizen of his county. He conducted a large store at Madison, was engaged in timbering on a large scale and was a practicing attorney. He was a member of the constitutional convention, has twice represented his district in the State Senate, and was the Democratic candidate for Senator at the last general election. Being a man widely known by reason of his public services and large business connections, he was held in the highest estimation everywhere.

Col. Stollings was 64 years of age at the time of his death. He leaves a widow and seven children, Mrs. Hopkins and Mrs. Leftwich, of Boone county; Mrs. Peck, of Logan; Misses Ethel and Pearl and two sons, Aubrey and Opie, of Madison.

“Col. Joel E. Stollings,” Logan County Banner (Logan,WV), 2 October 1897.