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Dr Fred Irving Drowne
Birth: Apr. 24, 1853
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1926
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA

Fred I. Drowne, DDS was an 1880 graduate of the Philadelphia Dental College and Garretson Hospital of Oral Surgery.

The DDS degree is the one awarded by the majority of dental schools in the United States. The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery was established in 1840 and was THE FIRST DENTAL SCHOOL IN THE WORLD and thus the first to grant the DDS degree. The DMD degree was first used in 1867 when Harvard established the first university affiliated dental school. The reason this degree is DMD rather than DDM is that it stands for the Latin "Dentariae Medicinae Doctor."

He was known to have practiced dentistry in Derry Depot, Epping and Sandown, Rockingham county, New Hampshire from 1884-1896 (dental directories). The postal card pictured on this memorial is typical of an itinerant dentist of the period and would lead one to believe he may have visited other towns as well as the three more permanent locations he listed in directories.

Surprisingly he is not listed in later dental directories even though he lived until 1926. Evidently he gave up dentistry as a means of livelihood. Census records for 1900, 1910 and 1920 show him living apart from his wife in Boston as a lodger along with others in a boarding house run by Flora Lopez.

He and his wife, Mary Ellen Scribner Drowne, had one son, Clarence Irving Drowne, born 25 May 1875 in Sandown and buried in the same cemetery (memorial #23750050).

They marriage supposebly took place on 28 Feb 1874 in Sandown, NH. However one source says Blackstone, Maine and another says Blackstone, Massachusettes (Dr. Drowne's parents lived in the latter).

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  Mary E. Drowne (1853 - 1947)
  Clarence I. Drowne (1875 - 1958)*
*Calculated relationship
North Cemetery
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
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Record added: Jan 04, 2008
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Dr Fred Irving Drowne
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Dr Fred Irving Drowne
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Dr Fred Irving Drowne
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