Thank you so much for your help. This is a huge mystery to me. There must be a connection somewhere. I've only found a few documents that mention Henry Atwood...
Albert's (his son's) death cert says Henry is from France. I can find nothing to support this. You know how notoriously unreliable those informants on the death certs can be sometimes! Is there a "France" in Arkansas or Missouri?
On Albert's SS-5 he lists his father as Henry Atwood. The marriage license of Albert's parent's list the name as W.H. Atwood. I've never been able to accurately pinHenry down in the census.
Thanks for any help. Your theory is a pretty good one and bears more research. Thanks again!