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McCarroll, Joe, Judge

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McCarroll, Joe, Judge
March 16, 2007 03:32PM
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904,
pp 779-781 [Christian]

JUDGE JOE McCARROLL, a prominent attorney of Hopkinsville, and
a representative of one of the oldest and most highly respected
families of Christian county, was born in Christian county,
Kentucky, April 6, 1848. His grandfather was Dr. John McCarroll, a
native of the earliest settlers of Hopkinsville, where he practiced
for many years. He died during the progress of the Civil war, and
at an advanced age. He was of Scotch origin. His son, Charles A.
McCarroll, was born in Hopkinsville, September 16, 1818, and is
still living, having been a bank clerk, a hotel man and a farmer.
He married Eloma Ellis, who was a native of Virginia and was brought
in childhood to Hopkinsville by her parents, Nichols [sic] M. and
Mary (Gunn) Ellis, the latter a member of the celebrated Gunn family
of North Carolina. The wife of Charles A. McCarroll died at the age
of sixty-seven years, in 1893. She was of English ancestry. She
was the mother of two children: Mary E., the wife of George B.
Starling, of Christian county, and Joe.
Joe McCarroll, the elder child of his parents, was reared in
Christian county and educated in the country and in the private
schools of Hopkinsville. He taught school two years from his
eighteenth year, and in the meantime employed his leisure time in
the study of law. He then entered the law department of the
University of Louisville, and was admitted to the bar in March,
1873. Since that date he has been constantly in practice in
Hopkinsville, and has enjoyed thirty years of ever increasing
success. He was elected judge of the criminal court of
Hopkinsville, and during several terms has sat as special judge of
the circuit court.
Judge McCarroll is a prominent member of the Masonic and Knights
of Pythias orders, and has filled all the chairs in the same. He
was married in 1880 to Miss Mary T. Holloway, a native of Henderson
county, Kentucky, and a daughter of John G. and Laura (Smith)
Holloway. Mr. and Mrs. McCarroll have four living sons, Charles,
Joe, Jr., Robert H. and William S. Three children died in youth,
and the eldest son, John, died at the age of nineteen, in October,
1902. Judge McCarroll has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal
church, South, since boyhood and has been an official of the same
since 1871. He is a Cleveland Democrat, and for many years has been
known as one of the leading lawyers of western Kentucky. For the
past eleven years he has been a local member of the law department
of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company.
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