Col. E.L. Starling, age 70, died at his home in Henderson 15 May 1910. He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary B. (Stewart) Starling and seven children, five of whom lived in Henderson and two who lived at a distance.
Col. Starling was highly regarded as a writer in western Kentucky, having been owner of the Reporter and managing editor of the Henderson Gleaner. He also served as mayor of Henderson twice and was responsible for the building of the city water works. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Col. Starling is also well known to genealogists as the author of Starling's History of Henderson County, Kentucky.
Col. Starling is buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Kentucky. His tombstone was photographed 19 April 2014.