• Name: Benjamin "Ben" Earl Dunstan
  • Location of Birth: Eveleth, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 11, 1911
  • Date of Death: February 7, 1995
  • Parents: George Dunstan & Thyra (Grenquist) Dunstan
  • High School and Class: 1929 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota - BA degree
    University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota - MA degree
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    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Benjamin Earl Dunstan
    Race: White
    Age: 29
    Birth Date: June 11, 1911
    Birth Place: Eveleth, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Sandstone, Pine, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Sandstone School Board, District No. 5, Sandstone High School, Pine, Minnesota
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other Characteristic: Slight scar on wrist of right hand
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Benjamin Earl Dunstan, wife, Sandstone, Pine, Minnesota

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    Ben Dunstan married Genevieve Lawson in 1937 in Minneapolis, MN. He had been a physics and chemistry teacher at Sandstone, Red Wing, and Austin prior to teaching at Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota from 1953 until his retirement in 1973. He was a member of the Grand Rapids Masonic Lodge 208, the Duluth Scottish Rite Bodies, and the Minnesota Retired Teachers Association.

    Ben died in Quincy, Illinois and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 29). He is survived by his wife, Genevieve; a son, Tom Dunstan; a sister, Thyra Hanson; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by two infant sons; his parents; and a brother George “Muzzy” Dunstan.

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