About Me

Dr. Bill is retired Professor Emeritus, Emporia State University, living in the southern Missouri Ozarks in a little cabin in Hollister, MO, with his wife, Nancy. He is the author of "Back to the Homeplace," a family saga novel, and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories," as well as four family history books on the Kinnick, Brightwell and Schwyhart families. Dr. Bill is the author of several blogs and writes three regular columns for, one on Springfield (MO) Genealogy, one on Ozarks Cultural Heritage, and another on Springfield Heritage Tourism. He is also an original contributor at The In-Depth Genealogist digi-mag.


The Story of Pete and Eileen Through the Years

The Story of Pete and Eileen Through the Years

Pete and Eileen (Kinnick) Smith were married on St. Patrick's Day, 17 Mar 1938, and lived on a farm north of Coon Rapids, Iowa.

1900 – 1999
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