Stoll, John William

1864 – 1929


J. Will Stoll was born in Lexington on September 11, 1864, the fifth son of George J. Stoll, Sr.  After graduating from Transylvania University in 1882, he became a messenger for the Lexington City National Bank.  During the 1890s Stoll became the bank’s Cashier and in 1908 its President.  After the merger in 1913, with the First National Bank, he became the President of the First & City National Bank, serving in that position until his death in 1929.

Stoll also operated an insurance agency, under the name J. Will Stoll and served as a director of the Lafayette Hotel Company, Lexington Water Company, Kentucky Traction and Terminal Company, Lexington Utilities Company, Lexington Ice Company and Kentucky Coach Company (later Greyhound).  He died on January 14, 1929 in Lexington. [i]


[i] Lexington Herald, January 15, 1929, page 1, column 1.

William M. Ambrose, Bottled In Bond under U. S. Government Supervision, Limestone Press, Lexington, 2008.