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Ben Z. Swanson, Jr., DDS, MPhil (#47273947)
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Bio Photo Ben Swanson (or Ben Z. 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-dimentional 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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John Brice
Thank you for the heads up, Ben. Greatly appreciated. I must have been distracted when I typed that earlier.
Here's to teamwork!
Added by J F-B on Jul 27, 2014 5:00 PM
Debbie B
William Clarke
Hello, Dr. Swanson,
Thank you for sponsoring Dr. Clarke's memorial. I would be happy to transfer him to you, but may I also transfer his family members? I like to keep families together whenever possible. Also I see that I may have posted some wrong information on Mrs. Clarke's memorial, and hope you will correct it , if you accept the transfer. Let me know, when you have a chance, and thanks for your research on and interest in Dr. Clarke.
--Debbie B.
Added by Debbie B on Jul 18, 2014 9:37 AM
Diane LM
A. Courtney
Thank you again for the sponsorship. Would you like a transfer?
Added by Diane LM on Jun 03, 2014 6:17 PM
Diane LM
Francis Nellis
I received an email that you sponsored this memorial. I would be happy to transfer.
Added by Diane LM on Jun 02, 2014 6:15 PM
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Dr. Helbeck Jensen sponsorship

Thank you so much for sponsoring the memorial for Dr. Helbeck Jensen.
Added by Grave Whisperer on Jun 02, 2014 4:25 PM
"Spring Fever" by Dr. Sigel Roush (1926)
Added by tofftroy on May 27, 2014 8:09 AM
Deb Breniser
Levi Spear Parmly
I wanted to let you know that Levi Spear Parmly (the inventor of dental floss) is buried at Perry Center Cemetery in LAKE County, not Wood County. There are more then one Perry, OH's and it gets confusing.

Added by Deb Breniser on Mar 04, 2014 2:56 PM
Janet Muff
Charles Race
Hello Ben,

Thanks so much for sponsoring Charles Race's memorial. I have long been a researcher of the Warren family (my husband's ancestors), which is how I arrived at Charlotte Elizabeth Warren, the mother of Charles Race.

Janet Muff

Added by Janet Muff on Feb 24, 2014 8:55 PM
RE: Dr Josiah Artemas
No problem. I am glad I could help. I am documenting the cemetery in Berlin where his parents are buried. I only recently created the memorials.
Added by kwhitco on Feb 23, 2014 6:12 AM
RE: Dr Edgar O. Furrow
You are welcome, Edgar's wife is distantly related through my Huss family line. I have added her page and linked her to Dr. Furrow.

Edgar Otho Furrow was born June 17, 1866 in St Paris, Champaign county, Ohio. He served with Company F, 6th US Infantry. He enlisted on June 8, 1898 and was discharged November 23, 1898.

I am eternally grateful to Major Hillard for providing the information for Captain Bynum's memorial page. It is possible there is a link to the Texas Bynum's.

Thank you for your service to our country.

Added by Red on Feb 14, 2014 7:27 AM
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