Carson Clark Henry, age 25, worked at the feed mill and electric plant in SE Glenwood. He took a serious shock from the power lines above the roof of the feed elevator. He was treated at the hospital but died a few days later. He left a young, pregnant widow. This story becomes more interesting when his daughter returned to Glenwood 50 years later to install a marker for her father. She had arranged her visit with Oliver Hoplin. Meanwhile, the elevator was being dismantled. Workers noted that the bottom step of the stairs to the basement was white marble and thought it should be saved. When they turned it over, they found the name Carson Clark Henry carved on the face. Wallace Ogdahl, then owner of the elevator and power company property, turned the story over to the Pope County Tribune for investigation. As he related the story of the stone, Mr. Hoplin came to the Tribune office with his idea for a story on the daughter coming to pay respect to the father she never met. Serendipity? This marker is the one Mr. Henry’s daughter had ordered. The military style white marble stone from the feed mill rests at the Pope County Museum.
The Glenwood Cemetery Association maintains the grounds with funds from the sale of burial plots, interest from investments and from memorial gifts. As you research your family ancestry and visit their graves, consider a gift to the cemetery. The “Contact Us” page has details.