Bertha Maude Bezanson

F, #722, b. 6 July 1904, d. 13 September 1985
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 253.1
FatherElijah Bezanson b. 15 May 1851, d. 27 Jan 1935
MotherCharlotte Leopold b. 1889, d. 1982

Family

Ira Gordon Reeves b. 14 Jan 1904, d. 13 Sep 1985
Children
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Bertha Maude Bezanson was born on 6 July 1904 at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.2,3 She married Ira Gordon Reeves, son of James Edward Reeves and Mary Ella Vienot, on 11 May 1927 at St. James Church, Aldersville, Nova Scotia. She was 22. He was 23.4,5 Bertha Maude Bezanson died on 13 September 1985 at age 81.3

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1904
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1985

Census, Residence

Census1911Bertha Maude Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.6
Census1921Bertha Maude Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.7
Last Edited18 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Bertha Maude; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 99200047; a delayed entry recorded 2 May 1969.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80, 157.
  4. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Bertha Maud; Reeves, Ira Gordon; Registration Year: 1927; Book: 48; Page: 913.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 157.
  6. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; New Ross, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Family: 42; Page: 5; Lines: 29-36.
  7. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross East, Aldersville, Mill Road, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 16; Lines: 5-12.

Ira Gordon Reeves1

M, #723, b. 14 January 1904, d. 13 September 1985
FatherJames Edward Reeves2 b. 15 Nov 1870, d. Dec 1958
MotherMary Ella Vienot2 b. 4 May 1879, d. 24 Jul 1972

Family

Bertha Maude Bezanson b. 6 Jul 1904, d. 13 Sep 1985
Children
     Ira Gordon Reeves was born on 14 January 1904.3,2 He married Bertha Maude Bezanson, daughter of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold, on 11 May 1927 at St. James Church, Aldersville, Nova Scotia. He was 23. She was 22.1,4 Ira Gordon Reeves died on 13 September 1985 at age 81.5,2
Last Edited18 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Bertha Maud; Reeves, Ira Gordon; Registration Year: 1927; Book: 48; Page: 913.
  2. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 157, where the date is 1904.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 157.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 157, where the date is 1986.

Gordon Ira Reeves

M, #724, b. 4 March 1928, d. 1 June 1987
FatherIra Gordon Reeves b. 14 Jan 1904, d. 13 Sep 1985
MotherBertha Maude Bezanson b. 6 Jul 1904, d. 13 Sep 1985
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Gordon Ira Reeves was also known as Ira Gordon Reeves Jr.1 He was born on 4 March 1928.2,1 He married Bettylu Russell.3 Gordon Ira Reeves died on 1 June 1987 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, at age 59.4,1 He was buried in St. Augustine of Hippo Cemetery, Forties, Nova Scotia.1

     Death Notice from The Halifax Herald:
FORTIES - Gordon Ira Reeves, 59, Forties, Lunenburg County, died Monday in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.

Born in Forties, he was a son of the late Ira and Bertha (Bezanson) Reeves. He was a lifelong resident of Forties. He was a member of Forties Anglican Church and took an active part in church and community affairs. He owned and operated his own trucking business for more than 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, the former Bettylu Russel; two sons, Sean and Gavin, both at home; a daughter, Shelly (Mrs. Glendon Reeves) Forties; a brother, Murray, Forties; a sister, Annie (Mrs. Wayne Brown) Weston; two grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister, Joyce. The body will be in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, New Ross, after 12 noon today. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Forties Anglican Church, Rev. Gordon Neish officiating. Burial will be in Forties Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,donations may be made to Canadian Arthritis Society.
Last Edited4 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 157, where the date is 1928.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 157.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 157 ("1987").

Joyce Marguerite Reeves1,2

F, #725, b. 3 February 1931, d. 25 October 1950
FatherIra Gordon Reeves b. 14 Jan 1904, d. 13 Sep 1985
MotherBertha Maude Bezanson b. 6 Jul 1904, d. 13 Sep 1985
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Joyce Marguerite Reeves was born on 3 February 1931.3,1 She married Dean Rafuse.3 Joyce Marguerite Reeves died on 25 October 1950 at B.M.F. Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia, at age 19.3
Last Edited5 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 157, but does not include middle name.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 157.

Grace Emmeline Bezanson

F, #726, b. 14 September 1906, d. 29 December 1997
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 254.1
FatherElijah Bezanson b. 15 May 1851, d. 27 Jan 1935
MotherCharlotte Leopold b. 1889, d. 1982

Family

Stanley Benjamin Russell b. 8 Aug 1905, d. 4 Aug 1997
Children
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Grace Emmeline Bezanson was born on 14 September 1906 at Aaldersville, Nova Scotia.2 She married Stanley Benjamin Russell on 7 October 1925. She was 19. He was 20.3 Grace Emmeline Bezanson died on 29 December 1997 at Grand View Manor, Berwick, Nova Scotia, at age 91.4 She was buried on 31 December 1997 in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Nova Scotia.4

     Death Notice from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 30 December 1997:
RUSSELL, Gracie Emeline - 91, Grand View Manor, Berwick, formerly of Forest Home, died December 29, 1997, in the manor.

Born in Aaldersville, Lunenburg Co., she was a daughter of the late Elizah and Charlotte (Lottie) Bezanson. She was a member of St. James Anglican Church, Aaldersville; the women's church club, and the Community Club of Blue Mountain.

Surviving are sons, Cecil, Gary, Avery, Forest Home; Percy, Kentville; daughters, Jean Aalders, Billtown, Kings Co; Dorothy (Mrs. Patrick Robinson), Kentville; Alice Aalders, Kentville; brothers, Edgar, Aaldersville; Percy, Blandford, Lunenburg Co; Basil, New Minas; sister, Hilda (Mrs. Barry Ivers), Port Williams; 29 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter.

She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Benjamin; sons, Robert, Stanley; granddaughters, Christine Russell in infancy, Connie Aalders; brothers, Gordon, Norman; sisters, Bertha, Viola.

Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, both in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Kentville, Rev. Gordon Neish officiating. Burial in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill.5

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1906
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
Death
1997

Census, Residence

Census1911Grace Emmeline Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.6
Census1921Grace Emmeline Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.7
Last Edited8 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80, 157.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 157.
  4. [S2] Gracie Emeline Russell Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 30 December 1997.
  5. [S2] Grace Emeline Russell Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 30 December 1997.
  6. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; New Ross, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Family: 42; Page: 5; Lines: 29-36.
  7. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross East, Aldersville, Mill Road, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 16; Lines: 5-12.

Stanley Benjamin Russell

M, #727, b. 8 August 1905, d. 4 August 1997

Family

Grace Emmeline Bezanson b. 14 Sep 1906, d. 29 Dec 1997
Children
     Stanley Benjamin Russell was born on 8 August 1905 at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.1,2 Stanley Benjamin Russell lived at Blue Mountain. He married Grace Emmeline Bezanson, daughter of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold, on 7 October 1925. He was 20. She was 19.3 Stanley Benjamin Russell died on 4 August 1997 at Forest Home, Nova Scotia, at age 91.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 August 1997:
RUSSELL, Stanley Benjamin - Forest Home, Kings Co., died suddenly Monday, August 4, 1997, at home, four days short of his 92nd birthday.

Born in Aldersville, Lunenburg Co., he was a son of the late Robert and Agnes (DeAdder) Russell. He was a member of St. James Anglican Church, Aldersville. A lifelong farmer, he was well-known for his love of oxen, and had been an active participant in local exhibitions and won numerous trophies and ribbons. He was a former member of the Maritime Ox Association. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, enjoying good health until his passing.

Surviving are his wife, the former Gracie Bezanson; sons, Cecil and wife Shirley, Gary and wife Gwen, Avery and wife Diane, all of Forest Home; Percy and wife Lova, Kentville; daughters, Jean Aalders, Billtown, Kings Co; Dorothy and husband Patrick Robinson, Kentville; Alice Aalders, Kentville; 29 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by sons, Stanley in infancy and Robert; granddaughters, Christine Russell in infancy and Connie Aalders; brothers, Leslie, Howard, Otis, Melvin and Warren; sisters, Mable, Elsie, Ida and Edna.

Visitation today from 7-9 p.m., funeral service Thursday at 2 p.m., both in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Kentville, Canon S.J.P. Davies officiating. Burial in Elm Grove Cemetery.1
Last Edited25 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Russell, Stanley Benjamin Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 August 1997.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80, 157.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 157.

Robert Russell

M, #728, b. 1929, d. 1977
FatherStanley Benjamin Russell b. 8 Aug 1905, d. 4 Aug 1997
MotherGrace Emmeline Bezanson b. 14 Sep 1906, d. 29 Dec 1997
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Robert Russell was born in 1929.1 He married Shirley Parker. Robert Russell died in 1977.1,2
Last Edited6 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 157.
  2. [S2] Gracie Emeline Russell Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 30 December 1997.

Stanley Russell

M, #730, d. before 29 December 1997
FatherStanley Benjamin Russell b. 8 Aug 1905, d. 4 Aug 1997
MotherGrace Emmeline Bezanson b. 14 Sep 1906, d. 29 Dec 1997
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Stanley Russell died before 29 December 1997.1
Last Edited6 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. [S2] Gracie Emeline Russell Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 30 December 1997.