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 45 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.
RE: Claude Wildes Hi again Ben - I looked through the local papers again for the 4 weeks after Claude's death and there is no mention at all. I suspect he found himself at the county hospital in Monroe and died there and thus ended up at the county subsidized cemetery in Monroe. I notice his brother was in Island County which is a much less populous county not too far away and they may not have had the facility to take in Claude. As far as transfers I stick with the FindAGrave guidelines - parents, grandparents, children, but am always happy to add whatever you want on the memorial.
Claude Wildes thank you for sponsoring Claude Wildes' memorial and posting the great business card/photo. Usually someone just wants a memorial transferred to them and then does nothing. I am clueless as to why or when Mr. Wildes moved to Monroe and why he does not have a grave marker. There is no mention of him in the local paper. Perhaps he did not live in Monroe but is merely buried here, as it was the county cemetery, for those who did not have anyone to deal with their affairs.
Thank you so much for sponsoring Dr. Lemley's memorial.
I love the images you posted.
The poetic "Age of a Horse" was great.
It's so wonderful to see the face of George. He was a handsome guy.
Do you have the year the advertisement was printed? In the photo Dr. Lemley appears to be about 30 years old. I looked for an Dr. N. Pease in Omaha in about 1906 based on how old George looked. I came up empty handed.
Dr. James Keck You should stop and check on his memorial again. He treated cancer without using a knife.
Dr. James Keck thoroughly understands, and is eminently successful in the treatment of all chronic and difficult diseases of both sexes and all ages, having made a specialty of their treatment for fourteen years.