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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, 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.

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Kurt S
Hannah Spear Parmly
I believe Hannah Spear Parmly - Memorial# 96523029 is listed in the wrong cemetery.
The listing says Perry Center Cemetery (by Toledo) and it should be Perry Township Cemetery (by Perry / Painseville). Several other Parmlys are also located incorrectly.

Thanks!
Kurt
Added by Kurt S on Feb 28, 2015 9:59 PM
History Hunter
RE: Re: Dr Llewellyn Gwynn
Ben,

Great bio info and other photos that you added.

I enjoyed reading about him. I am local so if I find more that I think you might be interested in, dentistry, I will let you know.

Have a great evening,
History Hunter
Added by History Hunter on Feb 13, 2015 1:51 PM
Deb
Marcelle Gibbs
Thoughtful of you to sponsor this memorial - thank you!
Added by Deb on Feb 02, 2015 12:26 PM
Kay Parker McCary
David Alan Swanson
Many thanks for the sponsorship of David's memorial in Brookeland Cemetery!!
Added by Kay Parker McCary on Feb 02, 2015 11:33 AM
Amy
Dr George Tyson Carpenter
I just noticed that you were sponsoring the memorial for Dr George Tyson Carpenter in St Joseph MO. Would you like me to transfer him to you?


Amy
findagraveinfo@yahoo.com
Added by Amy on Jan 23, 2015 10:08 AM
Pat
Dr. George Laubach
Thank you for your generous sponsorship of George! Are you related?
Added by Pat on Jan 15, 2015 2:16 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
Hello,

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?

Thanks,
Frank
Added by Frank Patnaude on Nov 15, 2014 1:46 PM
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