AUTHOR AND RESEARCHER INTO THE LIFE OF
graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
from Bradley University in May 1974. He and his wife Karen, have
been married for twenty-one years and they have three daughters. His
career has remained in the field of business, however, his outside
interests have always included an active study of history focusing on the
American Civil War and the Old West.
years he has read every book he could find about America's western
frontier. His interest was drawn to Ben and Billy Thompson because
so very little had been presented about them and much of what he had read
In 1995, his
curiosity set him off searching cemetery records, libraries, county clerk
offices, state and federal depositories, photographic archives and to read
through dozens of 19th century newspapers.
He has since
authored several articles, and through the help and tireless efforts of
some very dear friends, both in America and England, he has been able to
separate fact from legend when presenting these episodes of the remarkable
lives of Ben and Billy Thompson.
Knottingley and Ferrybridge
Online, are indebted to him for offering us his
assistance and support, and his permission to reproduce a selection of his
articles within our web site.
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