Willard B. Jolls


Buffalo Courier, February 23, 1958
Town to Pay Tribute To Dr. Jolls, 88
Dr. Willard B. Jolls, 88, who has been practicing in the Town of Orchard Park since 1895, will be honored Tuesday night, March 4, at a dinner and community meeting in Orchard Park Central School.

He has served as town health officer since 1918.

Dr. Jolls came to Orchard Park in 1895 at the invitation of Quaker leaders. The town had no doctor at that time.

He is the son of a Dayton (N.Y.) farmer whose ancestors were Revolutionary War Tories banished by the colonists. His great-grandmother was an Indian of the Cattaraugus Lightfoot tribe.

Dr. Jolls, long an advocate of better sanitation, played a prominent part in the bitter dispute which brought sewers to the town in the late 1930's. His health column appeared in the weekly Orchard Park Press for almost 25 years.

Dr. Jolls has delivered over 1,200 babies since he came to Orchard Park after graduating from the University of Buffalo Medical School in 1895. He had previously attended the normal schools in Fredonia and Gowanda.

He is a member of the Buffalo Guild of Organists.