Thursday, January 6, 2011

John Wishard KINNICK family update

John Wishard KINNICK family update
(This family was based in Mountainburg, Crawford Co, Arkansas - just drove past there on I-540 over the holidays - we do have a lot of information on this family - thanks to all those who contributed)

From time to time, I get emails for KINNICK family researchers with updates to information we published in the 2003 KINNICK GENEALOGY BOOK online. This year, I will endeavor to get permission to share these update here on The KINNICK Project blog, so that all of you with interest will be able to check it out and add it to your database.

Also, I hope we can manage to get a few more of the family interested in our family history.

Following is a note from Duane Thompson with updates on his family (with permission):


If it is any help, here is some update information for the page:

Children to John David Thompson and (subsequently divorced) Martha Morris

1 - Lennon Rose Thompson, b 18 Nov 1988 in Denver
2 - Duane Scott Thompson, b 1 Dec 1989 in Denver

BTW, there is a reunion trying to be planned for the Thompson side
of this family in Pittsburg, Kansas for June 2011.  I've tried to
post information to which includes a tree
and family information showing the Kinnick link through our Mother,
Mescal Jeane Kinnick Thompson (daughter of Emmett Robert Kinnick
and Mary Ruth Snadon).


Duane Thompson
Centennial, CO


  1. Dr. Bill,

    Thank you for your kind words on my Blog ( You are correct, my daughter, Kinnick, was named after Kinnick stadium, her twin brother was named after Carver arena. Our first son, Hayden was named after Hayden Fry. My husband is from Iowa and dreamed of playing football for the Iowa Hawkeyes, but was never big enough or good enough to play. We now live in Kansas, and this is his way of staying connected to his dream. Please visit us anytime. It's nice to know a little more history about "Kinnick". Thanks so much. Shanon Woolley

  2. Thank you for your comment, Shanon. I appreciate it, very much. Best wishes to you and your family.
    P.S. I was a professor at Emporia State University, just up I-35 from you for 15 years until last year when I retired. Small world!

    Bill ;-)