From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Dehaven, Burrell B.

(born: 1882  -  died: 1941) 

Born in Hardinsburg, KY, Dehaven became a dentist. He was founder and president of the Capitol City Medical, Dental, and Pharmacy Association (Ohio). He was the only African American dentist from Columbus to serve in the Dental Corp during World War I.

For more see Who's Who in Colored American, 1933-37; and African American Dental Surgeons and the U.S. Army Dental Corps: A Struggle for Acceptance, 1901-1919, by John M. Hyson, Jr.


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NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America; a biographical dictionary of notable living persons of Negro descent in the United States [1927, 1933-37]

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“Dehaven, Burrell B.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 29, 2022,

Last modified: 2022-05-04 18:32:00