Cecil Bernard Rudolph1

M, #7224, b. 17 November 1903, d. May 1976
FatherDavid James Rudolph2 b. 19 Sep 1843, d. 1 Apr 1904
MotherMargaret A. Mailman2 b. 13 Apr 1844, d. 14 Jun 1927

Family

Margaret Elizabeth Bezanson b. 28 Jul 1906, d. 24 Sep 1986
Children
     Cecil Bernard Rudolph was born on 17 November 1903 at Little Liscombe, Nova Scotia.2 He married Margaret Elizabeth Bezanson, daughter of John Duncan Bezanson and Alice May Croft, on 21 April 1926. He was 22. She was 19.1 Cecil Bernard Rudolph died in May 1976 at age 72.2 He was buried in Saint Luke's Anglican Cemetery, Liscombe.2
Last Edited27 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 130, 209.
  2. [S530] Edward M. Jack and Carolyn Jack, "Jack - Pouliot - Connors - Edwards Family Tree."
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 209.

Stephen Daniel Bezanson1

M, #7226, b. 22 September 1919, d. 16 March 1979
FatherWilliam George Bezanson1 b. 19 Aug 1857, d. 21 May 1943
MotherAnna Sophia Jorgenson1 b. c 1890
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Stephen Daniel Bezanson was born on 22 September 1919 at New Hampshire.2,3,4 On 10 July 1939, Stephen Daniel Bezanson was charged in Exeter Municipal Court, New Hampshire, with breaking and entering a vacant house. A second man, Phillip Pratt, was charged the previous day for the same offense.5 Stephen Daniel Bezanson was indicted on the charges by a Rockingham Grand Jury on 24 October 1939.6 On 25 October 1939, Bezanson and Pratt plead guilty in Superior Court. They were ordered to make restitution and sentenced to two years probation.7 He began military service on 14 July 1941 at Manchester, New Hampshire, when he enlisted in the US Army.8,9 He married Bessie Ida Whittaker on 23 January 1945 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was 25.10 Stephen Daniel Bezanson ended military service on 24 December 1945.9 He died on 16 March 1979 at Lowell, Massachusetts, at age 59.11,2,12

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1919
1920
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1930
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1930
1940
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1950
1960
1970
Death
1979

Census, Residence

Census1920Stephen Daniel Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of William George Bezanson and Anna Sophia Jorgenson at East Road, Hampstead, New Hampshire.13
Census1930Stephen Daniel Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of William George Bezanson and Anna Sophia Jorgenson at East Road, Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.14
Census1940Stephen Daniel Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of William George Bezanson and Anna Sophia Jorgenson at East Road, Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.15
Last Edited10 Mar 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 100.
  2. [S3] Social Security Death Index, Stephen Bezanson; Issue State: New Hampshire; Issue Date: Before 1951.
  3. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Hampstead; Roll: T625_1013; Image: 947; ED: 190; Page: 2A; with age shown as "3/12."
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 100, but the birth date is "1928."
  5. [S814] Ancestry.com, "Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 1898-1977", 10 July 1939, page 1, "Second Hampstead Man Is Held In Court At Exeter."
  6. [S814] Ancestry.com, "Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 1898-1977", 25 October 1939, page 1, "Thrirty-Five Indicitments by Grand Jury."
  7. [S814] Ancestry.com, "Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), 1898-1977", 26 October 1939, page 1 and 10, "Thirteen Sentenced in Superior Court."
  8. [S666] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), "U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946", Stephen D. Bezanson; Manchester, New Hampshire; 14 July 1941.
  9. [S837] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), "U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File", Stephen Bezanson; Enlistment Date: 24 July 1941; Release Date: 24 Dec 1945.
  10. [S878] North Carolina County Registers of Deeds, "North Carolina Marriage Records, 1741-2011", Stephen Bezanson; Bessie Ida Whittaker; 23 Januray 1945.
  11. [S742] Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, "Massachusetts Death Index,1970-2003", Stephen D Bezanson; Certificate: 021023.
  12. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 100, "died in the 1970's."
  13. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire; Roll: T625_1013; Image: 948; ED: 190; Page: 2A; Lines: 7-13.
  14. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire; Roll: 1305; Page: 5B; ED: 17; Image: 575.
  15. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire; Roll: T627_2295; ED: 8-25; Page: 7A; Lines: 24-28.

Laura Ann Bezanson1

F, #7227, b. circa 1921
FatherWilliam George Bezanson1 b. 19 Aug 1857, d. 21 May 1943
MotherAnna Sophia Jorgenson1 b. c 1890
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Laura Ann Bezanson was also known as Shaw.2 She was born circa 1921 at New Hampshire.3,4

Census Summary

1920
Birth
1921
1930
Census
1930
1940
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1940

Census, Residence

Census1930Laura Ann Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of William George Bezanson and Anna Sophia Jorgenson at East Road, Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.4
Census1940Laura Ann Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of William George Bezanson and Anna Sophia Jorgenson at East Road, Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.5
Last Edited13 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 100.
  2. [S2] Edwin F. Bezanson Death Notice, Carriage Town News (Kingston, New Hampshire), 12 November 2015.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 100, where the birthyear is 1930 but that is contradicted by the 1930 census which seems more reliable in this case.
  4. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire; Roll: 1305; Page: 5B; ED: 17; Image: 575.
  5. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire; Roll: T627_2295; ED: 8-25; Page: 7A; Lines: 24-28.

Edwin Frederick Bezanson1

M, #7229, b. 15 February 1928, d. 1 November 2015
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 309.1
FatherWilliam George Bezanson1 b. 19 Aug 1857, d. 21 May 1943
MotherAnna Sophia Jorgenson1 b. c 1890
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Edwin Franklin Bezanson
     Edwin Frederick Bezanson was born on 15 February 1928 at Hampstead, New Hampshire.2,3,4 He married Betty Duchemin circa 1952.2 Edwin Frederick Bezanson died on 1 November 2015 at Brentwood Nursing Home at age 87.2

     Obituary from Carriage Town News (Kingston, New Hampshire), 12 November 2015:
HAMPSTEAD, NH: Edwin Frederick Bezanson, 87, died peacefully on November 1, 2015 at Brentwood Nursing Home following a prolonged illness

On February 15, 1928 he was born at the family homestead on 416 East Road, the son of the late William and Anna (Neilson) Bezanson.

He was educated in Hampstead schools. While in his teens he worked at the Hotel Whittier as a bell-hop, later working for two years at Western Electric to provide for his mother Anna until her death.

For 63 years he was married to his devoted and loving wife, Elizabeth “Betty” (Duchemin) Bezanson. She caught his big blue eyes at a dance in Merrimac, on a Saturday night. They were united in marriage two years later at the Baptist Church, in Saunders Hill in Haverhill.

Edwin was happiest when working as a self-employed carpenter. He took great pride in building three homes for his wife and children on the family homestead where he was born named “Jorgenson”, and also building a summer camp on Eagle Lake, Maine.

Edwin was a member of Masonic Lodge Gideon No. 81 F. & A.M., of Kingston, N.H., and was Past Master for two terms. He enjoyed being dedicated to making good men better, and the friendships he made through Masonry. He was presented with the Major General John Sullivan Award for his work in Free Masonry.

Edwin had great pride in his family heritage and genealogy, leaving behind the Bezanson legacy for future generations.

In 1988 he was fortunate to travel to the Principality of Montbeliard, France, northwest of Switzerland, to research family archives with his daughter Dorothy Cooper.

In making this trip he established a life-long friendship with Max Kolbani which he cherished.

Edwin traveled to the town of Lunenburg in Nova Scotia with his wife, Betty for the dedication of Montbeliard Monument dedicated to Foreign Protestants who had landed in Nova Scotia onboard the ship Speedwell in 1752. The monument bears the Bezanson name in French language. During the trip he visited his father’s birthplace in Mt. Tom, Nova Scotia.

In addition to his wife Elizabeth, he is survived by two daughters, Deborah Lucchesi, Dorothy Cooper and her husband Robert; sons, Forrest Bezanson, David Bezanson and his wife, Karen; grandchildren, Gregory, Adam, Joey, Jason, Chad, Ethan and Brianna; great grandchildren, Amaya, Joey, Krystal, Lily, Bradley, Brayden, Olivia, Cooper, Paisley; great great grandchildren, James, Divinity and Daegan.

He is predeceased by his siblings, Laura Shaw, Evelyn Thompson and Steven Bezanson.

The family extends their grateful and heartfelt thanks to the staff at Hampstead Public Library for providing reading material to Edwin during his illness.

Arrangements by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill. At the request of the family, a service of remembrance will be held at a later date. It will be a time to share memories, and look back on the life of a person who cherished his family and heritage with love, humor and storytelling.2

Census Summary

1920
Birth
1928
1930
Census
1930
1940
Census
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
Death
2015

Census, Residence

Census1930Edwin Frederick Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of William George Bezanson and Anna Sophia Jorgenson at East Road, Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.4
Census1940Edwin Frederick Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of William George Bezanson and Anna Sophia Jorgenson at East Road, Hampstead, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.5
LivedEdwin Frederick Bezanson lived in Hampstead, New Hampshire.6
Last Edited13 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 100.
  2. [S2] Edwin F. Bezanson Death Notice, Carriage Town News (Kingston, New Hampshire), 12 November 2015.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 100, 184, where the birth year is 1933, but the 1930 census seems more reliable in this case.
  4. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire; Roll: 1305; Page: 5B; ED: 17; Image: 575.
  5. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire; Roll: T627_2295; ED: 8-25; Page: 7A; Lines: 24-28.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 100, 184.