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Dr. C. G. Stoll

Research and article written by D. Lemeron


Charles Gilbert Stoll was born in Lawrenceville October 7, 1900. He was the son and only child of Carl F. and Lillie Mae Gilbert Stoll. His father was the editor of the Lawrence County News for many years and his mother worked for the same newspaper prior to their marriage.


Charles attended Lawrenceville schools. He then entered Eureka College after which he completed his premedical requirements at the University of Illinois. In 1922, he then attended the University of Illinois in Chicago, graduating in 1926. He interned at the Illinois Central Hospital in Chicago and then spent six months at the Lord Lister Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. After passing the Illinois State Board examination, he received his certificate to practice on August 16, 1927. He was also licensed to practice medicine in Indiana and was in practice there for a time before locating in Sumner, Illinois.


In June 1928, he married Isabelle Mae Bennett, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L. J. Bennett. Mrs. Stoll was a Registered Nurse. They had three children.


Having established a fine medical practice in Sumner for 13 years, he volunteered for military service in 1941. He served three- and one-half years before mustering out with the rank of Major. Returning to Illinois after the war, he reopened his civilian medical practice in Lawrenceville. Dr. Stoll served as Lawrence County Coroner for three terms. He was on the medical staff for the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital and the Good Samaritan Hospital.


After a fifty-year career, he retired in March 1977. In December of 1977, he was the recipient of the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital Forward Look Award. He was a member of the Illinois State Medical Society’s 50- year club.


Dr. Stoll passed away June 13, 1982 in Columbia, S. C. with his daughter and son-in-law and is buried in the Lawrenceville Cemetery alongside his wife, Isabelle.

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