Sampler Series: William Herndon, the Man Who Knew Lincoln
Pope Farm, 1913
A large delegation of 60 Modern Woodmen, neighbors, and friends of the late Charles Pope journeyed to Pope Farm in early October of 1913. They came out in masses in their wagons and buggies for a Corn Cutting and Shocking Bee. The men worked diligently all day and were able to cut and shock 55 acres of corn at the Greenwood Township farm. At noon the ladies served a fine dinner to the grateful "hands." Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal benefit society, was founded by Joseph Cullen Root in 1883. The organization was created in order to protect families following the death of a breadwinner.