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Ben Zuber Swanson, Jr., DDS, MPhil (#47273947)
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Bio Photo Ben Swanson (or Ben Zuber Swanson, Jr.) is a life-long collector who has concentrated on vintage items related to his profession of dentistry for the past 42 years. He has amassed a collection of some 40,000 images and 3-dimensional artifacts. In addition to his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree he holds a masters degree (MPhil) in the history of dentistry from the prestigious Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London. He is a past president of the American Academy of the History of Dentistry and was the founding executive director of the National Museum of Dentistry, at the University of Maryland, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ben also had a career in the United States Air Force (USAF) as a dentist and retired as a full colonel in 1983.

The Website listed here give one a taste of the items he collects.
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Brenda A. Darbyshire
Anna Sealy
Unfortunately you have not reliable source. I did use a note for the memorial, but I have been in genealogy for 30 years, and as you stated it has been stated is not good enough. On Ancestry I can show 5 sources that all incorrect for 1 person. Folks just do not verify anything.
Added by Brenda A. Darbyshire on Dec 08, 2014 1:29 PM
Amy A
RE: Rebecca Reynolds Longshore
Thank you for that information. I will check into that book being written :)
Added by Amy A on Dec 04, 2014 2:47 PM
Amy A
Rebecca Reynolds Longshore

I see you sponsored Rebecca's memorial. Are you related to her or her family?
Added by Amy A on Nov 19, 2014 3:30 PM
Sheila (Horn) Strickler
John Patton
That was very nice of you Ben and very interesting. This was an extra picture I took at Fairview, it is my families cemetery. My great-grandfather was an undertaker in Wrightsville and buried a lot of those people. If you would like a transfer, please let me know. Thanks again, Sheila
Added by Sheila (Horn) Strickler on Nov 19, 2014 5:27 AM
Frank Patnaude
Dr. Ann Preston
Thank you for sponsoring Dr. Ann Preston memorial? Are you related to Dr. Ann Preston?

Added by Frank Patnaude on Nov 15, 2014 1:46 PM
Sandy Vandertol
Dr Mary Frame Myers Thomas
# 52802776

Thank you for your kind sponsorship of Dr. Mary Thomas' page.
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Nov 14, 2014 2:12 PM
thank you
for the sponsorship - much appreciated.
Added by Donna on Oct 31, 2014 4:11 PM
Charlotte Pritchard
Noah Ortman
Thank you for sponsoring this memorial....
Added by Charlotte Pritchard on Sep 17, 2014 4:09 PM
Connie Kappelman McKean
RE: Albright FAG Memorial# 128137607
I can't find where I got the C for the middle name ... so I removed it ... and I changed her name to Maebelle "Mable" Moore Albright ... thank you for all the information ...
Added by Connie Kappelman McKean on Aug 25, 2014 5:50 AM
re: your transfer
Ben, I will transfer her to you just give me a few days, I just moved to the DFW. Area and am getting settled in the new house ( after 25 yrs in the old house, its a mess has) I promise you it won't be but a couple of days!! Thank you
Added by WichitaFalls on Aug 24, 2014 2:10 PM
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