Elias Payzant Bezanson

M, #241, b. 10 December 1877, d. 19 April 1952
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 185.1
FatherGeorge Millett Bezanson b. 27 Feb 1836, d. 2 Mar 1918
MotherLorinda Millett b. 14 May 1853, d. b 1891

Family

Laura Levina Morine b. 8 Mar 1887, d. 12 Dec 1963
Children
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Elias Payzant Bezanson was born on 10 December 1877 at Falmouth, Nova Scotia.2 He was a farmer at Wolfville at the time of his marriage.3 He married Laura Levina Morine, daughter of Jerry Morine and Barbara Ferris, on 2 July 1903 at Wolfville Baptist Church, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He was 25. She was 16.2,3 Elias Payzant Bezanson died on 19 April 1952 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 74.2 He was buried in Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.4

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1881Elias Payzant Bezanson appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of George Millett Bezanson and Lorinda Millett at Falmouth, Nova Scotia.5
Census1891Elias Payzant Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of George Millett Bezanson at Gaspereaux, Nova Scotia.6
Census1901Elias Payzant Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of George Millett Bezanson at Wolfville, Nova Scotia.7,8
Census1911Elias Payzant Bezanson and Laura Levina Morine appeared on the census of 1911 at King Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, with George Roy Bezanson, Lillian Bezanson, Ella Blanche Bezanson, Mary Bezanson, Gertrude Lorenda Bezanson and Leslie Raymond Bezanson.9
Census1921Elias Payzant Bezanson and Laura Levina Morine appeared on the census of 1921 at Gaspereau Village, Nova Scotia, with George Roy Bezanson, Leslie Raymond Bezanson, Jeremiah Doane Bezanson, Lillian Bezanson, Ella Blanche Bezanson, Mary Bezanson, Gertrude Lorenda Bezanson, Eleanor Phyllis Bezanson and Mildred Theresa Bezanson.10
Last Edited26 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 59.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 59, 121.
  3. [S143] Marriage Records of Kings County (published), Vol. 2, 75, 42, Date=2 Jul 1903.
  4. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville, Section 12, Stone 215, "Elias Payzant Bezanson, 10 Dec 1877-19 April 1952, Laura Levina Morine, 8 March 1887-12 Dec 1963."
  5. [S652] FamilySearch Internet, "1881 Canadian Census Index", Census Place=Falmouth, Hants, Nova Scotia, FHL Film=1375809, NA Film=C-13173, District=18, Sub-district=B, Page=5, Household=26, Name=George Besanson.
  6. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), 1891, Gaspereaux, Location=g, Page=3, Line=3-6, Family=13, where Emma Theresa is "Tressa."
  7. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), Year=1901, Location=Wolfville, Code=Aa, Community=Wolfville town, Family=185, Page=18.
  8. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", District=NS KINGS (#36), Subdistrict=Wolfville (Town/Ville) a(1) Page 18, Line=43, Family=185, Name=Bazantson George.
  9. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Wolfville, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 9; Family No: 85.
  10. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 7; Lines: 13-24.
  11. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121.

Laura Levina Morine

F, #242, b. 8 March 1887, d. 12 December 1963
FatherJerry Morine b. c 1857
MotherBarbara Ferris b. c 1858

Family

Elias Payzant Bezanson b. 10 Dec 1877, d. 19 Apr 1952
Children
     Laura Levina Morine was born on 8 March 1887.1 She married Elias Payzant Bezanson, son of George Millett Bezanson and Lorinda Millett, on 2 July 1903 at Wolfville Baptist Church, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She was 16. He was 25.2,3 Laura Levina Morine died on 12 December 1963 at age 76.4,5 She was buried in Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.5

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1891Laura Levina Morine appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Jerry Morine and Barbara Ferris at Grand Pre, Nova Scotia.6
Census1911Elias Payzant Bezanson and Laura Levina Morine appeared on the census of 1911 at King Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, with George Roy Bezanson, Lillian Bezanson, Ella Blanche Bezanson, Mary Bezanson, Gertrude Lorenda Bezanson and Leslie Raymond Bezanson.7
Census1921Elias Payzant Bezanson and Laura Levina Morine appeared on the census of 1921 at Gaspereau Village, Nova Scotia, with George Roy Bezanson, Leslie Raymond Bezanson, Jeremiah Doane Bezanson, Lillian Bezanson, Ella Blanche Bezanson, Mary Bezanson, Gertrude Lorenda Bezanson, Eleanor Phyllis Bezanson and Mildred Theresa Bezanson.8
Last Edited26 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 59.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 59, 121.
  3. [S143] Marriage Records of Kings County (published), Vol. 2, 75, 42, Date=2 Jul 1903.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 59, where the date is "1969, Dec. 12."
  5. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville, Section 12, Stone 215, "Elias Payzant Bezanson, 10 Dec 1877-19 April 1952, Laura Levina Morine, 8 March 1887-12 Dec 1963."
  6. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), Year=1891, Location=Grand Pre, Code=h-2, Family=128.
  7. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Wolfville, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 9; Family No: 85.
  8. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 7; Lines: 13-24.
  9. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121.

Lillian Bezanson

F, #243, b. April 1905, d. 1977
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 361.1
FatherElias Payzant Bezanson b. 10 Dec 1877, d. 19 Apr 1952
MotherLaura Levina Morine b. 8 Mar 1887, d. 12 Dec 1963

Family

Roy Allison Harris b. 28 Nov 1906, d. 18 Jun 1954
Child
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Lillian Bezanson was born in April 1905 at Nova Scotia.2,1 She married Roy Allison Harris on 22 June 1931 at Hantsport, Nova Scotia. She was 26. He was 24.3,1 Mrs. Lillian (Bezanson) Harris was the informant listed on the death certificate of Roy Allison Harris who died 18 June 1954.4,5 Lillian Bezanson married Edwin Smith.6 Lillian Bezanson died in 1977.6

     Bezansons from Nova Scotia implies that Lillian Bezanson was the mother of Edwin Smith's children. Given Lillian was married to Roy Harris until he died in 1954 when Lillian was 49, and given that the obituary for Marie Smith says she was the daughter of Beatrice (Pinch) Smith, I do not think that Lillian was the mother of any of Edwin's children.4,7

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1911Lillian Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Elias Payzant Bezanson and Laura Levina Morine at King Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.2
Census1921Lillian Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Elias Payzant Bezanson and Laura Levina Morine at Gaspereau Village, Nova Scotia.8
Last Edited13 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Wolfville, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 9; Family No: 85.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Lillian; Harris, Roy Allison; Registration Year: 1931; Book: 63; Page: 190.
  4. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Harris, Roy Allison; Registration Year: 1954; Page: 4244.
  5. [S2] Ronald Leo Harris Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 8 July 1998.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121, 204.
  7. [S2] Weir, Alice "Marie" Death Notice, ObitsForLife.com.
  8. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 7; Lines: 13-24.
  9. [S2] Harris, Ronald Leo Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 8 July 1998.

Ella Blanche Bezanson

F, #245, b. 10 March 1906, d. 27 June 1979
FatherElias Payzant Bezanson b. 10 Dec 1877, d. 19 Apr 1952
MotherLaura Levina Morine b. 8 Mar 1887, d. 12 Dec 1963
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Ella Blanche Bezanson was born on 10 March 1906 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia.1,2 She married Gordon MacAuley on 29 April 1927 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 21.3,2 Ella Blanche Bezanson died on 27 June 1979 at age 73.2

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1911Ella Blanche Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Elias Payzant Bezanson and Laura Levina Morine at King Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.4
Census1921Ella Blanche Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Elias Payzant Bezanson and Laura Levina Morine at Gaspereau Village, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited13 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Ella; Registration Year: 1905; Page: 68400085; a delayed entry recorded 12 October 1916.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezantson, Ella; McCauley, Walter Gordon; Registration Year: 1927; Book: 48; Page: 789.
  4. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Wolfville, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 9; Family No: 85.
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 7; Lines: 13-24.

Gertrude Lorenda Bezanson

F, #247, b. 23 September 1909, d. 29 February 1980
FatherElias Payzant Bezanson b. 10 Dec 1877, d. 19 Apr 1952
MotherLaura Levina Morine b. 8 Mar 1887, d. 12 Dec 1963

Family

Russell Brown
Children
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Gertrude Lorenda Bezanson was born on 23 September 1909 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia.1,2 She married Russell Brown on 20 March 1929 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She was 19.3 Gertrude Lorenda Bezanson and Russell Brown were divorced on 4 May 1972.3 Gertrude Lorenda Bezanson died on 29 February 1980 at age 70.2 She was buried in West Brooklyn Cemetery, West Brooklyn, Nova Scotia.4

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1911Gertrude Lorenda Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Elias Payzant Bezanson and Laura Levina Morine at King Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.5
Census1921Gertrude Lorenda Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Elias Payzant Bezanson and Laura Levina Morine at Gaspereau Village, Nova Scotia.6
Last Edited23 Aug 2016

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Gertrude Lorenda; Registration Year: 1909; Page: 99000332; a delayed entry recorded 26 April 1971.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Gertrude L; Brown, Russell E; Registration Year: 1929; Book: 55; Page: 104.
  4. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, WEST BROOKLYN, Stone 54, "Mother, Gertrude L. Brown, 1909-1980, her son, Russell Jr., 1940, age 1 month. Gone but not forgotten."
  5. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Wolfville, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 9; Family No: 85.
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 7; Lines: 13-24.
  7. [S2] Harold 'Bub' Brown Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 23 August 2016.

Gordon David Bezanson

M, #249, b. July 1913, d. 8 November 1913
FatherElias Payzant Bezanson b. 10 Dec 1877, d. 19 Apr 1952
MotherLaura Levina Morine b. 8 Mar 1887, d. 12 Dec 1963
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Gordon David Bezanson was born in July 1913.1 He died on 8 November 1913.1
Last Edited15 Feb 1999

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121.

Elizabeth Bezanson

F, #250, b. 1919, d. 1919
FatherElias Payzant Bezanson b. 10 Dec 1877, d. 19 Apr 1952
MotherLaura Levina Morine b. 8 Mar 1887, d. 12 Dec 1963
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Elizabeth Bezanson was born in 1919.1 She died in 1919.1
Last Edited17 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121.

Leta Christabel Bezanson

F, #251, b. 16 June 1921, d. 8 November 1990
FatherElias Payzant Bezanson b. 10 Dec 1877, d. 19 Apr 1952
MotherLaura Levina Morine b. 8 Mar 1887, d. 12 Dec 1963
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Leta Christabel Bezanson was born on 16 June 1921 at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia.1,2 She married Victor Pinch.1 Leta Christabel Bezanson married James Davison.1 Leta Christabel Bezanson died on 8 November 1990 at age 69.1,2 She was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited25 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121.
  2. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Section 6, Stone 93, "James Wesley Davison, 1919 - , his wife, Leta Bezanson, 1921 - 1990."

James Ronald Bezanson

M, #257, b. 15 May 1923, d. 28 June 1972
FatherElias Payzant Bezanson b. 10 Dec 1877, d. 19 Apr 1952
MotherLaura Levina Morine b. 8 Mar 1887, d. 12 Dec 1963
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     James Ronald Bezanson was born on 15 May 1923 at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia.1 He married Enid Tanner. James Ronald Bezanson and Enid Tanner lived at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 James Ronald Bezanson died on 28 June 1972 at age 49.1

     Obituary:
James Ronald Bezanson, 49, of 31 Gateway Road, Halifax, died Wednesday in Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax. He was president of Brett Real Estate Ltd., and member of the Halifax-Dartmouth Real Estate Board.

He was former president of Bezanson Builders and Sales Ltd., owned and operated Fairview Hardware Ltd., and was a member of the Halifax Metropolitan Homebuilders Association.

He was a member of the Fairview and Armdale Lions Club, Bedford Branch, Royal Canadian Legion, and the Rockingham Yacht Squadron. He served overseas during the Second World War.

Born in Gaspereau, Kings County, he was a son of the late Elias and Laura (Morine) Bezanson.

Surviving are his wife, the former Enid Tanner; two daughters, Deloris (Mrs. Larry Remby), Massachusetts; Kim, at home; one son, Brett, at home; one grandson; seven sisters, Lillian (Mrs. Edwin Smith), Wolfville; Mrs. Ella McCaulay, Port Williams; Mrs. Gertrude Brown, Hantsport; Mary (Mrs. James Mooney), Colorado, Eleanor (Mrs. Wendell Smith), Wallbrook; Mrs. Mildred Barkhouse, Halifax; Leta (Mrs. James Davison), New Minas; four brothers, Roy, Halifax; Leslie, Hortonville; Jerry, Kentville; and Kenneth, East Uniacke.

One sister, Bessie, and one brother, Gordon, predeceased him.

The body is at the R. D. Lindsay Funeral Honie, Bayers Road, Halifax, where funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m., Canon C. 0. Holm officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Last Edited13 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121.

Enid Tanner

F, #258, d. 4 February 1986
     Enid Tanner married James Ronald Bezanson, son of Elias Payzant Bezanson and Laura Levina Morine. Enid Tanner and James Ronald Bezanson lived at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 Enid Tanner died on 4 February 1986.1
Last Edited6 Jan 2002

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 121.