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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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S. Gray
Thank you SO much for helping the work here to continue! :-) Please forward any updates to name, birth date or death date, I have a spreadsheet on the cemetery
Added by ProgBase on May 17, 2015 5:30 PM
RE: Preussel family @ Oakwood in New Baltimore
Thank you so much Ben for your kind words abt. the photo order because I was pondering what you would like. I so much appreciate the added important info on the family which enhances their important history & contributions. THANK YOU - and I've added you as a friend also - hope to see you again.
Added by Marguerite on Apr 05, 2015 9:15 AM
Preussel family @ Oakwood in New Baltimore
Hello Ben - Thank you so much for the photos and sponsoring the profile. If you are related, I would be delighted to transfer the family to you. Let me know . . .
Added by Marguerite on Apr 04, 2015 7:02 PM
John Glassford
Dr. Nathan Richardson at Reading, Massachusetts
re: Memorial# 65157681


Thank you for sponsoring the memorial of Dr. Richardson. I am working my way through the entire cemetery at Reading and within a year or two at most I should have the whole cemetery photo-documented in it's entirety.


John Glassford
Andover, MA
Added by John Glassford on Mar 15, 2015 7:00 PM
Paul Noyes
Dr. Rufus Noyes
Thanks for sponsoring the Dr. Rufus Noyes page - is he your ancestor?
Added by Paul Noyes on Mar 06, 2015 5:30 PM
louise floria
H McCormick
Would you like the transfer? Thanks for the sponsorship.
Added by louise floria on Mar 06, 2015 8:47 AM
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.

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

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
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
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