Benjamin B. Dent Foreman at C&P

April 26, 1991

Services for Benjamin Blackistone Dent, a retired foreman fo the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at All Saints Episcopal Church in the St. Mary's County community of Avenue.

Mr. Dent, who was 89, died Wednesday at the Charlestown Care Center in Catonsville.

A native of St. Mary's County, Mr. Dent was a direct descendant of one of Maryland's original settlers. He had lived in recent years at Denton Farm, a 450-acre property that has been in his family for generations.

worked in Baltimore for C&P for more than 40 years before his retirement in 1966. Mr. Dent was a former member of the Towson Moose Lodge and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Confederate Sons of America, the St. Mary's County Historical Society and All Saints Church in Avenue, to which the family suggested memorial donations.

His first wife, the former Margaret Chambers, died in 1943.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, the former Eva Schwienteck; a son, John K. Dent of Towson; a daughter, Diana Y. May of Ellicott City; a brother, Theodore Hatch Dent of Denton Farm; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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