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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 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.

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Leo Mandel
I have transferred Leo Mandel to you. I added a newspaper clipping, but I am happy to delete it if you prefer.
Added by Katie on Jul 23, 2015 3:25 PM
Coral Tyson King
My pleasure! If there are any more that you wish to manage, let me know.
Added by Coral Tyson King on Jul 18, 2015 7:12 PM
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John Raser
Would you like me to transfer this memorial to you? He is not my family and you cared enough to sponsor him. Coral King
Added by Coral Tyson King on Jul 17, 2015 10:56 PM
J Spencer
Edwin Wiley Grove
Thank you very much Dr. Swanson for sponsoring Mr. Groves memorial page. If you are ever in the Paris TN area, I would be honored to show you the many historical exhibits we have here, about his life and times.
Added by J Spencer on Jun 13, 2015 1:27 PM
Marie Bonafonte
Louisa Handy
Thanks - I've made the correction.
Added by Marie Bonafonte on Jun 08, 2015 7:25 AM
L Evans
Job Stanton Pendleton
Thank you for sending the edit concerning his name and rank..... could you share how/where you know this so I can add this to his memorial?
Thank You,
L Evans
Added by L Evans on Jun 07, 2015 5:22 PM
STEVENS, Felix (G)
I did a bit of research before adding the middle name. Yes, I believe there are several Felix Stevens in Harrison County and the local libraries and other researchers in & near Corydon convinced me to create this memorial. The book that claims he is buried in that cemetery contained only the name "Felix Stevens" and no dates or middle name.
3 women named "Mary Stevens" and no dates, middle names, spouse or maiden names are also listed in a book as buried there but Findagrave deleted 2 of them, suspecting them to be the same person.
So much disagreement makes it difficult to finish a project but, as you know, wrong information makes the job much easier.
I would appreciate learning more about the Stevens families (at least 7 of them) in Harrison County.
Thank you for your help and for your letter.
What do you recommend ?
Added by Carol STEVENS on Jun 02, 2015 7:19 PM
Norris - West Point
From the earliest handwritten burial register I could find:

180 Norris, Phoebe M. A-267
181 Norris, Greenleaf R. B-148
182 Norris, Georgiana & E.V. A-268 - two individuals
183 Norris, Mary E. A-269
Added by SLGMSD on May 30, 2015 6:40 PM
Capt Robert Saunders
Find A Grave Memorial# 124528800

Edit for birth year declined. Both the NY National Guard Service Record and his passport application have 1871 as the year of his birth, not 1868.
Added by SLGMSD on May 30, 2015 3:57 PM
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
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