Alice M. Taylor1

F, #1042, b. circa 1907
FatherHenry Arthur Taylor b. c 1875, d. b 12 Apr 1940
MotherAmelia Deborah Bezanson b. 13 Aug 1879
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Alice M. Taylor was born circa 1907 at Massachusetts.2 She married (?) Shedd.1 As of January 1998, Alice M. Taylor lived at Springfield, Massachusetts.

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1907
1910
Census
1910
1920
Census
1920

Census, Residence

Census1910Alice M. Taylor appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Henry Arthur Taylor and Amelia Deborah Bezanson at Hubbardston, Massachusetts.2
Census1920Alice M. Taylor appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of Henry Arthur Taylor and Amelia Deborah Bezanson at Hubbardston, Massachusetts.3
Last Edited5 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S479] Bell and Howell Information and Learning Company, "Telegram (Worcester, MA) Obituaries", June 14, 1994, Phyllis Jason.
  2. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1374641; Roll: T624_628; ED: 1764; Page: 3B; Lines: 56-62.
  3. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_746; Image: 973; ED: 91; Page: 1A; Lines: 40-49.

Anne Catherine Bezanson

F, #1046, b. 28 February 1881, d. 4 February 1980
FatherJohn Allen Bezanson b. 21 May 1856, d. 21 Dec 1928
MotherSarah Jane Creighton b. 6 Aug 1850, d. 1936
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Anne Catherine Bezanson
     Anne Catherine Bezanson was born on 28 February 1881 at Mt. Dalhousie, Nova Scotia.1,2,3
     She was the author of Prices and Inflation During the American Revolution and other works. She died on 4 February 1980 at Hanover, Massachusetts, at age 98.4,3 She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.4
     Obituary from Bezansons of Nova Scotia: d. Feb. 4, Dr. Anne Bezanson bur. Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. Professor Emeritus, Wharton School of Finance & Commerce, U. of Pennsylvania, d... Hanover, Mass.

Born Mt. Dalhousie, N.S. d/o the late John & Sarah (Creighton) Bezanson. Dr. Bezanson went to the United States in 1901, where she rec'd her A.B. Degree, A.M. & PhD. from Radcliffe...member of the Phi Beta Kappa...awarded an honourary doctor of science degree from U.B.C. and from the U. of Penn...served as Director of the Industrial Research Dept., Wharton School of Finance & Commerce; was professor at the Graduate School of Penn...served on the staff of the U.S. Coal Commission..member of Conference of Price Research, advisor to the Social Services Research Project, Rockefeller Foundation...wrote numerous articles in various professional economic journals ...member American Economic Assn; Historical Soc. of Penn; Economic History Assn., serving as President from 1946-1948; American Statistical Assn; Ecometrics Society; V-P Delta Chapter Phi Beta Kappa, U. of P.4
     When Wharton College celebrated the 125th anniversary of the school, they included Anne Catherine Bezanson on their list of "125 Influential People and Ideas".
     ANNE BEZANSON had not yet completed her PhD in economic history in 1921, yet she was about to make history herself. At Wharton, the young Canadian helped establish the first business school research center, the Industrial Research Unit (later known as Industrial Research Department or IRD), with Professor Joseph Willits. The founding marked Wharton’s shift toward becoming an academic business research hub — defining a new role for business schools that continues today.
     Bezanson’s 1921 article on promotion practices became the first product of the IRD. Bezanson continued her practical research in the early 1920s, writing a series on personnel issues, focusing on turnover, worker amenities, and accident prevention.
     Willits and Bezanson designed an ambitious research program to explore and help civilize industrial working conditions, with the goal of social change. In 1922, Bezanson and Willits spent a year studying the earnings of coal miners at the U.S. Coal Commission. Employer associations, government agencies, and international organizations continued to look to the IRD for timely and practical knowledge.
     In 1929, Bezanson finished her Harvard PhD and became the first female faculty member of Penn’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Under her leadership as co-director (which continued until 1945), the IRD had many women on its team and pursued research into the economic status of workers, revealing for the first time hard proof of the disparities in salaries and promotions for women and minorities across many industries.
     Bezanson became the first woman to get full tenure at Penn, and in the 1930s sat on the National Bureau of Economic Research Price Conference. From 1939 to 1950 Bezanson was a part-time consultant at the Rockefeller Foundation, where she organized the first-ever roundtable on economic history in 1940. As a result of this involvement, Bezanson played a crucial role in the creation of the Economic History Association in the early 1940s, serving as president between 1946–1947. She died in 1980.5

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1881
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
Census
1901
1910
1920
1930
Census
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1980

Census, Residence

Census1891Anne Catherine Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Kempt, Nova Scotia.6
Census1901Anne Catherine Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 at Canso, Nova Scotia.7,8
Census1901She appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.9
Census1930Anne Catherine Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 at 205 Tulpehocken Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.10
Last Edited22 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Anne Catherine; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 71401130; a delayed entry from 8 October 1935.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99, "1880."
  3. [S3] Social Security Death Index, ANNE BEZANSON, Born=28 Feb 1881, Died=1 Feb 1980, Residence=02339 Hanover, Plymouth, MA, Last Benefit=02170 Quincy, Norfolk, MA, Issued=PA (1951).
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99.
  5. [S754] Wharton Magazine, "Anne Bezanson, Professor, Pioneer in Academic Business Research."
  6. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Kempt, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6310; Family: 48; Lines: 7-16.
  7. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6450, District=NS GUYSBOROUGH, Subdistrict=Canso East b-2 Page 14, Line=4, Family=126.
  8. [S171] John Cardinal, "Research Notes,", It appears that Anne Bezanson was counted twice in the census. She appears in her parent's household as well as her employer's household.
  9. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6449, Transcriber=Shirley E. Rathbun, District=NS COLCHESTER, Subdistrict=Upper Stewiacke West v Page 7, Line=23-33.
  10. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2105; Page: 1B; ED: 0636; Image: 296.0; FHL microfilm: 2341839, where her name is indexed as "Anna Besanson."

James Edward Bezanson

M, #1047, b. 10 December 1882, d. 1964
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 305.1
FatherJohn Allen Bezanson b. 21 May 1856, d. 21 Dec 1928
MotherSarah Jane Creighton b. 6 Aug 1850, d. 1936

Family

Martha Lillian Cook b. 1875, d. 1943
Children
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     James Edward Bezanson was born on 10 December 1882 at Mount Thom, Nova Scotia.2,3,4 He married Martha Lillian Cook.5 James Edward Bezanson was the informant listed on the death certificate of Daniel Duncan Smith Bezanson who died 20 December 1955.6,1 James Edward Bezanson died in 1964 at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.7

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1882
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1910
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
Death
1964

Census, Residence

Census1891James Edward Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Kempt, Nova Scotia.8
Census1901James Edward Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.9
Census1910James Edward Bezanson and Martha Lillian Cook appeared on the census of 1910 at Nichols Ave, Westminster, Massachusetts, with Sarah Louisa Bezanson.10
Census1921James Edward Bezanson and Martha Lillian Cook appeared on the census of 1921 at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, with Sarah Louisa Bezanson, Alice Evelyn Bezanson, Charlotte Bezanson, Annie Prudence Bezanson and John Allen Bezanson.11
Last Edited26 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, James Edward; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 68800075; a delayed entry recorded 11 April 1927.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99, 182, where the brithdate is "1882."
  4. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6449, Transcriber=Shirley E. Rathbun, District=NS COLCHESTER, Subdistrict=Upper Stewiacke West v Page 7, Line=23, Family=74.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99, 182, but Martha's surname is not provided.
  6. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Daniel Duncan Smith; Registration Year: 1955; Page: 6853.
  7. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99, 182.
  8. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Kempt, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6310; Family: 48; Lines: 7-16.
  9. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6449, Transcriber=Shirley E. Rathbun, District=NS COLCHESTER, Subdistrict=Upper Stewiacke West v Page 7, Line=23-33.
  10. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1374643; Roll: T624_630; ED: 1845; Page: 3A; Lines: 35-37.
  11. [S5] Upper Stewiache, West and Village, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 41; Page: 5; Lines: 26-32 Canadian Census.
  12. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182.
  13. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182, 242.

Martha Lillian Cook1,2

F, #1048, b. 1875, d. 1943

Family

James Edward Bezanson b. 10 Dec 1882, d. 1964
Children
     Martha Lillian Cook was born in 1875.3 She married James Edward Bezanson, son of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton.4 Martha Lillian Cook died in 1943.3

Census Summary

1870
Birth
1875
1880
1890
1900
1910
Census
1910
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
Death
1943

Census, Residence

Census1910James Edward Bezanson and Martha Lillian Cook appeared on the census of 1910 at Nichols Ave, Westminster, Massachusetts, with Sarah Louisa Bezanson.5
Census1921James Edward Bezanson and Martha Lillian Cook appeared on the census of 1921 at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, with Sarah Louisa Bezanson, Alice Evelyn Bezanson, Charlotte Bezanson, Annie Prudence Bezanson and John Allen Bezanson.6
Last Edited26 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99, 182, where there is no mention of her surname.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 4 November 2002, Alice Evelyn Bezanson.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99, 182, but Martha's surname is not provided.
  5. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1374643; Roll: T624_630; ED: 1845; Page: 3A; Lines: 35-37.
  6. [S5] Upper Stewiache, West and Village, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 41; Page: 5; Lines: 26-32 Canadian Census.
  7. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182, 242.

Annie Prudence Bezanson

F, #1049, d. 11 January 2003
FatherJames Edward Bezanson b. 10 Dec 1882, d. 1964
MotherMartha Lillian Cook b. 1875, d. 1943
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Annie Prudence Bezanson was born at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.1 She married Paul Anderson on 4 December 1935.2 Annie Prudence Bezanson died on 11 January 2003 at Cedarstone Home for Enhanced Care, Truro, Nova Scotia.1 She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 13 January 2003:
ANDERSON, Anna P. - Passed away in Cedarstone Home for Enhanced Care, Truro, on January 11, 2003.

Born in Upper Stewiacke, she was the fourth daughter of the late James and Martha (Cook) Bezanson. She was an adherent of the Upper Stewiacke Pastoral Charge and a past member of the Meadowvale Ladies Aid. She was an avid gardener and birdwatcher; in earlier years she loved to sew.

She is survived by her son, Frederik (Marilyn), Stewart, B.C; daughters, Eva MacKenzie and Verna (Donald) Lepper, both of Truro; sister, Sarah Hamilton, Upper Stewiacke; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul; grandson, David MacKenzie; sons-in-law, Jack MacKenzie and Bob Casey; sisters, Alice Bezanson, Charlotte Hamilton and Erma McDermott.

Visitation will be this evening from 7:30-8:30 p.m., the funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Natalie Buchanan officiating, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke, in the spring.3

Census Summary

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Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2003

Census, Residence

Census1921Annie Prudence Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of James Edward Bezanson and Martha Lillian Cook at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.4
Lived2002Annie Prudence Bezanson lived in Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, on 2 November 2002.5
Last Edited24 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 13 January 2003, Anna P. Anderson.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182.
  3. [S2] Anderson, Anna P. Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 13 January 2003.
  4. [S5] Upper Stewiache, West and Village, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 41; Page: 5; Lines: 26-32 Canadian Census.
  5. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 4 November 2002, Alice Evelyn Bezanson.

Erma Bezanson

F, #1051, b. 1922, d. 16 February 1990
FatherJames Edward Bezanson b. 10 Dec 1882, d. 1964
MotherMartha Lillian Cook b. 1875, d. 1943
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Erma Bezanson was born in 1922.1 She married Amos McDermott on 5 April 1941.1 Erma Bezanson died on 16 February 1990.1
Last Edited22 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182, 243.

Daniel Duncan Smith Bezanson1

M, #1053, b. 10 August 1884, d. 20 December 1955
FatherJohn Allen Bezanson b. 21 May 1856, d. 21 Dec 1928
MotherSarah Jane Creighton b. 6 Aug 1850, d. 1936
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Daniel Duncan Smith Bezanson was born on 10 August 1884.2,3 He never married.4 He was a farmer at Upper Stewiake, Nova Scotia.4 He died on 20 December 1955 at South Vale, Nova Scotia, at age 71. The informant on his death certificate was James Edward Bezanson.1,4 The cause of death was coronary thrombosis.1

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1884
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
1930
1940
1950
Death
1955

Census, Residence

Census1891Daniel Duncan Smith Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Kempt, Nova Scotia.5
Census1901Daniel Duncan Smith Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.6
Census1911Daniel Duncan Smith Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.7
Last Edited17 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Daniel Duncan Smith; Registration Year: 1955; Page: 6853.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99, where the birthdate is "1884."
  3. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6449, Transcriber=Shirley E. Rathbun, District=NS COLCHESTER, Subdistrict=Upper Stewiacke West v Page 7, Line=23, Family=74.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99.
  5. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Kempt, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6310; Family: 48; Lines: 7-16.
  6. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6449, Transcriber=Shirley E. Rathbun, District=NS COLCHESTER, Subdistrict=Upper Stewiacke West v Page 7, Line=23-33.
  7. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Upper Stewiacke West poll district, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Page: 6; Family: 60; Lines: 11-16.

Mary Jane Bezanson

F, #1054, b. 19 April 1886, d. 1975
FatherJohn Allen Bezanson b. 21 May 1856, d. 21 Dec 1928
MotherSarah Jane Creighton b. 6 Aug 1850, d. 1936

Family

Fred Miller b. 1874
Child
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Mary Jane Bezanson was born on 19 April 1886 at Mount Thom, Nova Scotia.1,2 She married Fred Miller, son of John G. Miller and Fannie A (?), on 4 December 1906 at Williamsburg, Massachusetts. She was 20.3,4 Mary Jane Bezanson died in 1975.4

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1886
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1910
1920
Census
1920
1930
Census
1930
1940
Census
1940
1950
1960
1970
Death
1975

Census, Residence

Census1891Mary Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Kempt, Nova Scotia.5
Census1901Mary Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.6
Census1910Mary Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of John G. Miller and Fannie A (?) at Williamsburg, Massachusetts.7
Census1920Fred Miller and Mary Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 at Williamsburg, Massachusetts, with Ethel Miller and Fannie A (?) and with two lodgers, William Graves (age 14) and Eva Graves (age 12.)8
Census1930Fred Miller and Mary Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 at Mountain Street, Haydenville, Massachusetts, with Fannie A (?) and Lesley Edward Bezanson where Lesley was described as a State Ward with three others, Warren Gould (M, age 11), Charles Dunham (M, age 11), and Clifford Farmer (M, age 10). I have not been able to find a connection between Lesley Bezanson and Mary Jane.9
Census1940Fred Miller and Mary Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 at Reservoir Road, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, with a lodger named James Mullholland (age 45.)10
Last Edited27 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Mary Jane; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 71401131, a delayed entry from 8 October 1935.
  2. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6449, Transcriber=Shirley E. Rathbun, District=NS COLCHESTER, Subdistrict=Upper Stewiacke West v Page 7, Line=23, Family=74.
  3. [S7] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910", Bezanson, Mary J; Miller, Fred C; Williamsburg Marriage Register; Year: 1906; Volume: 563; Page: 306; recorded as the second marriage for Mary.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99.
  5. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Kempt, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6310; Family: 48; Lines: 7-16.
  6. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6449, Transcriber=Shirley E. Rathbun, District=NS COLCHESTER, Subdistrict=Upper Stewiacke West v Page 7, Line=23-33.
  7. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1374607; Roll: T624_594; ED: 0723; Page: 9A; Lines: 38-42.
  8. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_705; Image: 477; ED: 192; Page: 10A; Lines: 30-35.
  9. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 2340648; Roll: 913; Image: 516.0; ED: 0054; Page: 10B; Lines: 86-92.
  10. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1600; ED: 8-79; Page: 13A; Lines: 15-17.

Fred Miller

M, #1055, b. 1874
FatherJohn G. Miller2 b. c 1846
MotherFannie A (?)1 b. c 1851

Family

Mary Jane Bezanson b. 19 Apr 1886, d. 1975
Child
     Fred Miller was born in 1874 at Massachusetts.1 He married Mary Jane Bezanson, daughter of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton, on 4 December 1906 at Williamsburg, Massachusetts. She was 20.3,4

Census Summary

1870
Birth
1874
1880
1890
1900
1910
Census
1910
1920
Census
1920
1930
Census
1930
1940
Census
1940

Census, Residence

Census1910Fred Miller appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of John G. Miller and Fannie A (?) at Williamsburg, Massachusetts.2
Census1920Fred Miller and Mary Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 at Williamsburg, Massachusetts, with Ethel Miller and Fannie A (?) and with two lodgers, William Graves (age 14) and Eva Graves (age 12.)1
Census1930Fred Miller and Mary Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 at Mountain Street, Haydenville, Massachusetts, with Fannie A (?) and Lesley Edward Bezanson where Lesley was described as a State Ward with three others, Warren Gould (M, age 11), Charles Dunham (M, age 11), and Clifford Farmer (M, age 10). I have not been able to find a connection between Lesley Bezanson and Mary Jane.5
Census1940Fred Miller and Mary Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 at Reservoir Road, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, with a lodger named James Mullholland (age 45.)6
Last Edited27 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_705; Image: 477; ED: 192; Page: 10A; Lines: 30-35.
  2. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1374607; Roll: T624_594; ED: 0723; Page: 9A; Lines: 38-42.
  3. [S7] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910", Bezanson, Mary J; Miller, Fred C; Williamsburg Marriage Register; Year: 1906; Volume: 563; Page: 306; recorded as the second marriage for Mary.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99.
  5. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 2340648; Roll: 913; Image: 516.0; ED: 0054; Page: 10B; Lines: 86-92.
  6. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1600; ED: 8-79; Page: 13A; Lines: 15-17.

John Bezanson

M, #1056, b. 10 November 1887
FatherJohn Allen Bezanson b. 21 May 1856, d. 21 Dec 1928
MotherSarah Jane Creighton b. 6 Aug 1850, d. 1936
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     John Bezanson was born on 10 November 1887.1,2

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1887
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901

Census, Residence

Census1891John Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Kempt, Nova Scotia.3
Census1901John Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited18 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99, where the birthdate is "ca. 1888."
  2. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6449, Transcriber=Shirley E. Rathbun, District=NS COLCHESTER, Subdistrict=Upper Stewiacke West v Page 7, Line=23, Family=74.
  3. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Kempt, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6310; Family: 48; Lines: 7-16.
  4. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6449, Transcriber=Shirley E. Rathbun, District=NS COLCHESTER, Subdistrict=Upper Stewiacke West v Page 7, Line=23-33.

Alexander Bezanson

M, #1057, b. 13 March 1891, d. February 1975
FatherJohn Allen Bezanson b. 21 May 1856, d. 21 Dec 1928
MotherSarah Jane Creighton b. 6 Aug 1850, d. 1936

Family

Janet Lena Geddes b. 31 Jul 1902, d. Aug 1970
Children
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Alexander Bezanson was born on 13 March 1891.1,2 He married Janet Lena Geddes on 29 June 1921 at Truro, Nova Scotia. He was 30. She was 18.3 Alexander Bezanson died in February 1975 at Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 83.4,2

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1891
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
Census
1930
1940
Census
1940
1950
1960
1970
Death
1975

Census, Residence

Census1891Alexander Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Kempt, Nova Scotia.5
Census1901Alexander Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.6
Census1911Alexander Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.7
Census1921Alexander Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Sarah Jane Creighton at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.8
Census1930Alexander Bezanson and Janet Lena Geddes appeared on the census of 1930 at 53 Town Hill Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, with Doris Bezanson, Lena Bezanson, Donald Alexander Bezanson and Janet Bezanson.9
Census1940Alexander Bezanson and Jeanette Geddes appeared on the census of 1940 at 491 Quincy Avenue, Quincy, Massachusetts, with Doris Bezanson, Lena Bezanson, Donald Alexander Bezanson, Janet Bezanson, George Kenneth Bezanson and William E. Bezanson.10
LivedAlexander Bezanson lived in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at the time of his death.2
Last Edited12 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99, where the date is "ca.1890."
  2. [S3] Social Security Death Index, ALEXANDER BEZANSON, Born=13 Mar 1891, Died=Feb 1975, Residence=02190 Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, Issued=010 (Before 1951).
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99, where the date is "1970/75."
  5. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Kempt, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6310; Family: 48; Lines: 7-16.
  6. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6449, Transcriber=Shirley E. Rathbun, District=NS COLCHESTER, Subdistrict=Upper Stewiacke West v Page 7, Line=23-33.
  7. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Upper Stewiacke West poll district, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Page: 6; Family: 60; Lines: 11-16.
  8. [S5] Upper Stewiache, West and Village, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 41; Page: 5; Lines: 39-46 Canadian Census.
  9. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 937; Page: 1B; ED: 105; Image: 112.0.
  10. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1630; ED: 11-198; Page: 2B; Lines: 55-62.
  11. [S2] Bezanson, George K. Death Notice, The Hanover Mariner (Hanover, Massachusetts), 22 July 2013.

Janet Lena Geddes

F, #1058, b. 31 July 1902, d. August 1970

Family

Alexander Bezanson b. 13 Mar 1891, d. Feb 1975
Children
     Janet Lena Geddes was also known as Jeanette.1 She was born on 31 July 1902.2 She married Alexander Bezanson, son of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton, on 29 June 1921 at Truro, Nova Scotia. She was 18. He was 30.3 Janet Lena Geddes died in August 1970 at age 68.2

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1902
1910
1920
1930
Census
1930
1940
Census
1940
1950
1960
1970
Death
1970

Census, Residence

Census1930Alexander Bezanson and Janet Lena Geddes appeared on the census of 1930 at 53 Town Hill Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, with Doris Bezanson, Lena Bezanson, Donald Alexander Bezanson and Janet Bezanson.4
Census1940Alexander Bezanson and Jeanette Geddes appeared on the census of 1940 at 491 Quincy Avenue, Quincy, Massachusetts, with Doris Bezanson, Lena Bezanson, Donald Alexander Bezanson, Janet Bezanson, George Kenneth Bezanson and William E. Bezanson.1
LivedJanet Lena Geddes lived in Qunicy, Massachusetts, at the time of her death.2
Last Edited12 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1630; ED: 11-198; Page: 2B; Lines: 55-62.
  2. [S3] Social Security Death Index, JANET BEZANSON, Born=31 Jul 1902, Died=Aug 1970, Residence=02169 Quincy, Norfolk, MA, Issued=MA (Before 1951).
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99.
  4. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 937; Page: 1B; ED: 105; Image: 112.0.
  5. [S2] Bezanson, George K. Death Notice, The Hanover Mariner (Hanover, Massachusetts), 22 July 2013.

Samuel William Bezanson

M, #1059, b. 7 March 1892, d. 1975
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 306.1
FatherJohn Allen Bezanson b. 21 May 1856, d. 21 Dec 1928
MotherSarah Jane Creighton b. 6 Aug 1850, d. 1936

Family

Mary Elizabeth Whelan b. 1901, d. 1982
Children
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Samuel William Bezanson was born on 7 March 1892.2,3 He was drafted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 4 March 1918 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was described as 5ft 4in tall with gray eyes and brown hair.4 He married Mary Elizabeth Whelan, daughter of Elijah Whalen and Mary Cash, on 18 June 1918. He was 26.5,6 Samuel William Bezanson died in 1975.5

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1892
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
Death
1975

Census, Residence

Census1901Samuel William Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.7
Census1911Samuel William Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.8
Census1921Samuel William Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Sarah Jane Creighton at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.9
Last Edited15 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99, 183, where the birthdate is "1892."
  3. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6449, Transcriber=Shirley E. Rathbun, District=NS COLCHESTER, Subdistrict=Upper Stewiacke West v Page 7, Line=23, Family=74.
  4. [S808] Library and Archives Canada, "Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918", Bezanson, Samuel William; MSA; Date: 4 March 1918.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99, 183.
  6. [S516] Unknown compiler, "GeneJane's Homepage", September 23, 2001.
  7. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6449, Transcriber=Shirley E. Rathbun, District=NS COLCHESTER, Subdistrict=Upper Stewiacke West v Page 7, Line=23-33.
  8. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Upper Stewiacke West poll district, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Page: 6; Family: 60; Lines: 11-16.
  9. [S5] Upper Stewiache, West and Village, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 41; Page: 5; Lines: 39-46 Canadian Census.
  10. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 183.

Mary Elizabeth Whelan1

F, #1060, b. 1901, d. 1982
FatherElijah Whalen
MotherMary Cash

Family

Samuel William Bezanson b. 7 Mar 1892, d. 1975
Children
     Mary Elizabeth Whelan was born in 1901.2 She was also known as Bessie.2 She married Samuel William Bezanson, son of John Allen Bezanson and Sarah Jane Creighton, on 18 June 1918. He was 26.1,3 Mary Elizabeth Whelan died in 1982.2

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1901
1910
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1982

Census, Residence

Census1921Bessie Whelan appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Sarah Jane Creighton at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited24 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 99, 183.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 183.
  3. [S516] Unknown compiler, "GeneJane's Homepage", September 23, 2001.
  4. [S5] Upper Stewiache, West and Village, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 41; Page: 5; Lines: 39-46 Canadian Census.