Wm.A. & Jane Simonton

In 1896 the Glenwood Herald was purchased by W.A Simonton and W.J. Gordon (who had published the Glenwood News).  They also bought the Pope County Journal of 1892 owned by P.A Kroshus (1855-1910).  Simonton left town for a time.  In 1900 W.A. Simonton (1871-1912) returned as editor.  He was a grandson of Dean Stabler, early pioneer, and the son of J.H. Simonton of the Sauk Centre Herald.  Simonton was married to Jane Whittemore, a daughter of J.G. Whittemore.  Simonton bought out the Glenwood Gopher (1903-05) from G.B. Wollan and formed the Gopher Press.  Simonton died in 1912.


The Glenwood Cemetery Association maintains the grounds with funds from the sale of burial plots, earnings 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.

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