Arthur Henry Bezanson

M, #1242, b. 22 October 1918, d. 26 April 1989
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 327.1
FatherManson Bigelow Bezanson b. 12 Mar 1882, d. 26 Aug 1955
MotherJanie Elizabeth Millen b. 1887, d. 4 Apr 1982
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Arthur Henry Bezanson was born on 22 October 1918 at Westville, Nova Scotia.2 He married Betty Margaret Finch.3 Arthur Henry Bezanson lived at 1 South Main Street, Westville, Nova Scotia.1 He died on 26 April 1989 at age 70.1
Last Edited29 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 109.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 109, 189.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 109, 190.

Frank Curwin Bezanson

M, #1243, b. 31 August 1928, d. 10 November 1993
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 328.1
FatherManson Bigelow Bezanson b. 12 Mar 1882, d. 26 Aug 1955
MotherJanie Elizabeth Millen b. 1887, d. 4 Apr 1982
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Frank Curwin Bezanson was born on 31 August 1928.1 He married Wanda Alice Banks, daughter of Leslie Banks and Margaret Hatt.2 Frank Curwin Bezanson served in the Royal Canadian Air Force.2 He ran for election as a Member of the Legislative Assembly from the Liberal Party for Kings West six times, and won a seat twice. He lost the General Elections of 3 May 1967 and 30 Oct 1970. He won a By-Election on 16 Nov 1971, and a General Election on 2 Apr 1974. He lost the General Elections of 19 Sep 1978 and 6 Sep 1988.2 He died on 10 November 1993 at Toronto, Ontario, at age 65.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 12 November 1993:
BEZANSON, Frank Curwin - 65, Kingston, Kings County, died November 10, 1993, in Toronto.

Born in Westville, Pictou County, he was a son of the late Manson and Janie (Millen) Bezanson. He served with the RCAF from 1946-61. He was a Liberal MLA for Kings West from February 1972-74 and was re-elected in 1974 and served until 1978. He ran in the 1979 federal election; was past president of Royal Canadian Legion, Kingston Branch; former member of Kingston Lions Club; Markland Masonic Lodge; past member of Greenwood Council and an ardent sportsman active in baseball, football and golf. In later years, he was a member of Kingston Lawn Bowling Club and was a very competitive lawn bowler, travelling throughout Canada and the United States.

He is survived by his wife, the former Wanda Banks; son, Stephen, Halifax; daughter, Joy (Mrs. Michael Lynch), Dartmouth; two sisters, Winnie (Mrs. Joe Leese), Westville; Helen (Mrs. Gordon Humpreys), Trenton; three grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Walter, Arthur; two sisters, Mae, Margaret.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Kingston United Baptist Church, Dr. John Bartol officiating.3

Census, Residence

LivedFrank Curwin Bezanson lived in Kingston, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited1 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 109.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 190.
  3. [S2] Bezanson, Frank Curwin Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 12 November 1993.

Marion Olive Bezanson

F, #1244, b. 11 March 1915, d. 22 August 1959
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 325.1
FatherManson Bigelow Bezanson b. 12 Mar 1882, d. 26 Aug 1955
MotherJanie Elizabeth Millen b. 1887, d. 4 Apr 1982
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Marion Olive Bezanson was born on 11 March 1915 at Westville, Nova Scotia.2 She married Louis Layton Tattrie, son of Frederick Tattrie and Hazel Elizabeth Geddes.2 Marion Olive Bezanson was also known as Mae Tattrie. She died on 22 August 1959 at age 44.2 In her sister Helen Myra Humphrey's 1998 obituary Marion is referred to as Mae Tattrie.3
Last Edited9 Feb 2003

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 109.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 109, 189.
  3. [S2] Helen Myra Humphreys Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 15 May 1998.

Agnes Bezanson

F, #1245, b. between 1885 and 1886, d. 7 May 1906
FatherEnos Henry Bezanson b. 30 Sep 1851, d. 20 Sep 1936
MotherMargaret Ann Beeswanger b. 9 May 1851, d. 24 May 1942

Family

Augustus J. Sponagle b. 1879
Child
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Agnes Bezanson was born between 1885 and 1886.1 She married Augustus J. Sponagle, son of A. Sponagle and A. (?), on 3 September 1903 at Country Harbour, Nova Scotia; the ceremony was performed by Rev. D. Edwards.2,1 Agnes Bezanson died on 7 May 1906.1 From her obituary: Left husband, one son, Byron Manson (Sponagle.)1

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1885-1886
1890
Census
1891
1900
Death
1906

Census, Residence

Census1891Agnes Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Enos Henry Bezanson and Margaret Ann Beeswanger at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited3 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 48.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Agnes F; Sponagle, Augustus J; Registration Year: 1903; Book: 1814; Page: 244; Number: 57.
  3. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6315; Family: 251; Page: 59.

Augustus J. Sponagle

M, #1246, b. 1879
FatherA. Sponagle
MotherA. (?)

Family

Agnes Bezanson b. bt 1885 - 1886, d. 7 May 1906
Child
     Augustus J. Sponagle was born in 1879 at Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.1 Augustus J. Sponagle lived at Goldboro, Nova Scotia. He married Agnes Bezanson, daughter of Enos Henry Bezanson and Margaret Ann Beeswanger, on 3 September 1903 at Country Harbour, Nova Scotia; the ceremony was performed by Rev. D. Edwards.2,1
Last Edited3 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 48.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Agnes F; Sponagle, Augustus J; Registration Year: 1903; Book: 1814; Page: 244; Number: 57.

Byron Manson Sponagle

M, #1247, b. 6 May 1905
FatherAugustus J. Sponagle b. 1879
MotherAgnes Bezanson b. bt 1885 - 1886, d. 7 May 1906
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Byron Manson Sponagle was born on 6 May 1905 at Goldboro, Nova Scotia.1,2 He married May Belle Behie on 21 June 1928 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia. He was 23.3

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1905
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1911Byron Manson Sponagle may have appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Enos Henry Bezanson and Margaret Ann Beeswanger at Church Street, Westville, Nova Scotia, but if so, he was enumerated with the surname Bezanson, not Sponagle.4
Census1921Byron Manson Sponagle appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Enos Henry Bezanson and Margaret Ann Beeswanger.5
Last Edited3 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Sponagle, Byron Manson; Registration Year: 1905; Page: 71704148; a delayed entry recorded 27 April 1934.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 48.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Behie, May Bell; Sponagle, Byron Manson; Registration Year: 1928; Book: 52; Page: 294.
  4. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Westville, Pictou, Nova Scotia; Family: 105; Page: 10.
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour Polling District No 25 A, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 43; Page: 16; Lines: 16-22.

Annie Parker Bezanson

F, #1248, b. 23 April 1887, d. 11 April 1957
FatherEnos Henry Bezanson b. 30 Sep 1851, d. 20 Sep 1936
MotherMargaret Ann Beeswanger b. 9 May 1851, d. 24 May 1942

Family

Chadwick Murray Malay b. 13 Jul 1882, d. 11 Jan 1961
Children
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Annie Parker Bezanson was born on 23 April 1887 at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia.1,2 She married Chadwick Murray Malay, son of Joseph Malay and Mariah McCarthy, on 26 May 1903 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia. She was 16. He was 20.3,2 Sisters Annie and Sadie Bezanson married brothers Chadwick and Joseph Malay. Joseph was Sadie's second husband. Annie Parker Bezanson died on 11 April 1957 at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, at age 69.4,2 She was buried in Lochaber Mines Cemetery, Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia.2

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1887
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
Death
1957

Census, Residence

Census1891Annie Parker Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Enos Henry Bezanson and Margaret Ann Beeswanger at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.5
Census1901Annie Parker Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Enos Henry Bezanson and Margaret Ann Beeswanger at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.6
Census1911Chadwick Murray Malay and Annie Parker Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia, with Elsie Malay, Abbie Malay and Colin Malay.7
Census1921Chadwick Murray Malay and Annie Parker Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia, with Colin Malay, Enos Malay, Abbie Malay, Janie Malay, Essie Malay, Catherine Malay and Eva Malay.8
Last Edited8 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Annie Parker; Registration Year: 1887; Page: 99000175, a delayed entry from 6 October 1947.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 48.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Annie Parker; Malay, Chadwick M; Registration Year: 1903; Book: 1820; Page: 51; Number: 185.
  4. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Malay, Annie; Registration Year: 1957; Page: 2895.
  5. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6315; Family: 251; Page: 59.
  6. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour, Halifax (county/comté), Nova Scotia; Family: 9; Page: 2.
  7. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 141; Page: 16.
  8. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour Polling District No 25 A, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 43; Page: 16; Lines: 1-9.
  9. [S2] Trindall, Elsie Frances Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 28 January 1995.

Chadwick Murray Malay1

M, #1249, b. 13 July 1882, d. 11 January 1961
FatherJoseph Malay2
MotherMariah McCarthy2

Family

Annie Parker Bezanson b. 23 Apr 1887, d. 11 Apr 1957
Children
     Chadwick Murray Malay was born on 13 July 1882 at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia.1,3 He married Annie Parker Bezanson, daughter of Enos Henry Bezanson and Margaret Ann Beeswanger, on 26 May 1903 at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia. He was 20. She was 16.4,3 Sisters Annie and Sadie Bezanson married brothers Chadwick and Joseph Malay. Joseph was Sadie's second husband. Chadwick Murray Malay died on 11 January 1961 at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia, at age 78.5,3

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1882
1890
1900
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
Death
1961

Census, Residence

Census1911Chadwick Murray Malay and Annie Parker Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia, with Elsie Malay, Abbie Malay and Colin Malay.6
Census1921Chadwick Murray Malay and Annie Parker Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia, with Colin Malay, Enos Malay, Abbie Malay, Janie Malay, Essie Malay, Catherine Malay and Eva Malay.7
Last Edited8 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Malay, Chadwick Murray; Registration Year: 1882; Page: 99000243; a delayed entry recorded 6 October 1948.
  2. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Annie P; Maloy, Chadwick M; Registration Year: 1903; Book: 1820; Page: 51; Number: 185.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 48.
  4. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Annie Parker; Malay, Chadwick M; Registration Year: 1903; Book: 1820; Page: 51; Number: 185.
  5. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Malay, Chadwick Murry; Registration Year: 1961; Page: 1201.
  6. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 141; Page: 16.
  7. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour Polling District No 25 A, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 43; Page: 16; Lines: 1-9.
  8. [S2] Trindall, Elsie Frances Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 28 January 1995.

Sadie Melvin Bezanson

F, #1250, b. 22 January 1890, d. 7 April 1973
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 159.1
FatherEnos Henry Bezanson b. 30 Sep 1851, d. 20 Sep 1936
MotherMargaret Ann Beeswanger b. 9 May 1851, d. 24 May 1942

Family 1

Colin Roderick Paige b. Feb 1887
Children

Family 2

Joseph Malay b. c 1887, d. 1939
Children
  • Margaret Malay+9 b. 15 Sep 1922, d. 7 Dec 2002
  • Cecil Wallace Malay9 b. c 1931, d. 21 Sep 1994
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Sadie Melvin Bezanson was also known as Sarah Bezanson. She was born on 22 January 1890 at Lochaber Mines, Nova Scotia.2,3,4 She married Colin Roderick Paige on 2 May 1907 at Westville, Nova Scotia. She was 17. He was 20.5,6 Sadie Melvin Bezanson and Colin Roderick Paige were divorced before 27 July 1929.7 Sadie Melvin Bezanson married Joseph Malay, son of Joseph Malay and Mariah McCarthy, on 27 July 1929 at Lochaber, Nova Scotia. She was 39.8,9 Sisters Annie and Sadie Bezanson married brothers Chadwick and Joseph Malay. Joseph was Sadie's second husband. She died on 7 April 1973 at Ottawa, Ontario, at age 83.6

     Death Notice from The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario), 9 April 1973:
MALAY, Sadie Melvin — In hospital at Ottawa, Saturday, April 7, 1973, Sadie Bezanson, age 83, widow of Joseph Malay; dear mother of Mrs. Edgar Malay (Kay), Mrs. Annie McPhee, Manson, Mrs. William Cavanagh (Margaret) and Wallace, Nova Scotia, Mrs. Kenneth Devanney (Winnie), Ottawa. Remains left the Tubman Funeral Home, Ottawa, for service at the Halifax Funeral Home, Halifax, N.S., on Wednesday.10

     Sadie Melvin Bezanson was described as the inspiration for the life of her grandchild Joy Winnifred Cavanaugh in the latter's death notice in South Shore Now (Bridgewater, Nova Scotia) on 28 June 2011.11
     From Bezansons from Nova Scotia: "Two daughters by Malay, others by Paige. The age given in the record of her first marriage seems to indicate that Sarah (vi) and Sadie (vii) are in fact the same person (i.e. [Sadie] is 18 yrs old in 1907) (Also possible that Sarah d. in infancy, D.E.E.)1"
     The 1891 census entry for Enos and Margaret includes Sarah, age 1. The 1901 entry includes Sarah, age 10. Given the census evidence, and the birth register entry, I believe there was only one child, not two as listed in Bezansons from Nova Scotia. Dorothy Evans thought the same thing, but still included both Sarah (vi) and Sadie Melvin (vii) in the list of Enos and Margaret's children.3,12

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
Death
1973

Census, Residence

Census1891Sadie Melvin Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Enos Henry Bezanson and Margaret Ann Beeswanger at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.3
Census1901Sadie Melvin Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Enos Henry Bezanson and Margaret Ann Beeswanger at Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.12
Census1911Colin Roderick Paige and Sadie Melvin Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 at Church Street, Westville, Nova Scotia, with Kathleen McKenzie Paige.13
Last Edited7 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 48.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Sadie Melvin; Registration Year: 1890; Page: 99000198, a delayed entry from 8 July 1947.
  3. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6315; Family: 251; Page: 59.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 48 ("1893"), 109 ("1889/93").
  5. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Sadie; Paige, Colin Roderick; Registration Year: 1907; Book: 1833; Page: 4; Number: 54.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 48, 109.
  7. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Paige, Sadie M; Malay, Joseph; Registration Year: 1929; Book: 56; Page: 179; where Sadie was listed as divorced when she remarried in 1929.
  8. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Paige, Sadie M; Malay, Joseph; Registration Year: 1929; Book: 56; Page: 179.
  9. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 109.
  10. [S2] Sadie Melvin Malay Death Notice, The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario), 9 April 1973.
  11. [S2] Cavenaugh, Joy Winnifred Death Notice, South Shore Now (Bridgewater, Nova Scotia), 28 June 2011.
  12. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Sheet Harbour, Halifax (county/comté), Nova Scotia; Family: 9; Page: 2.
  13. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Westville, Pictou, Nova Scotia; Family: 56; Pages: 6-7.
  14. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Paige, Maud Yule; Registration Year: 1909; Page: 54100901; Number: 54100902.
  15. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Paige, Jean Margaret; Registration Year: 1915; Book: 44; Page: 273; Number: 989.

Afton Fenton Bezanson1

M, #1251, b. 1 April 1907, d. 16 February 2000
FatherAfton Fenton Bezanson1 b. Jul 1869, d. 9 Nov 1906
MotherEmily S. Morris1 b. c 1870, d. 1956
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Afton Fenton Bezanson was born on 1 April 1907 at Marblehead, Massachusetts.1 Afton Fenton Bezanson was born after the death of his father. He married Margaret Roller, daughter of J. Vance Roller and Bertha (?).2 Afton Fenton Bezanson died on 16 February 2000 at Beverly, Massachusetts, at age 92.3

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1907
1910
Census
1910
1920
Census
1920
1930
Census
1930
1940
Census
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2000

Census, Residence

Census1910Afton Fenton Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Albert F. Morris and Emily G. Swett at 19 Franklin Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts.4
Census1920Afton Fenton Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of Albert F. Morris and Emily G. Swett at 19 Franklin Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts.5
Census1930Afton Fenton Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Albert F. Morris at 19 Franklin Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts.6
Census1940Afton Fenton Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Bertha (?) at 31 High Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts.2
Last Edited18 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S7] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910", Bezanson, Afton Fenton; Marblehead Birth Register; Year: 1907; Volume: 566; Page: 614.
  2. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1585; ED: 5-240; Page: 9B; Lines: 72-75.
  3. [S742] Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, "Massachusetts Death Index,1970-2003", Bezanson, Afton F; Certificate: 024398.
  4. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Massachusetts, Essex County, Marblehead; FHL Film: 1374599; Roll: T624_586; ED: 0417; Page: 7B; Lines: 84-88.
  5. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_691; Image: 744; ED: 205; Page: 5A; Lines: 19-23.
  6. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 2340636; Roll: 901; Image: 166.0; ED: 0197; Page: 9B; Lines: 88-92.

Joseph Malay

M, #1253, b. circa 1887, d. 1939
FatherJoseph Malay1
MotherMariah McCarthy1

Family

Sadie Melvin Bezanson b. 22 Jan 1890, d. 7 Apr 1973
Children
  • Margaret Malay+2 b. 15 Sep 1922, d. 7 Dec 2002
  • Cecil Wallace Malay4 b. c 1931, d. 21 Sep 1994
     Joseph Malay was born circa 1887 at Lochaber, Nova Scotia.1 He married Sadie Melvin Bezanson, daughter of Enos Henry Bezanson and Margaret Ann Beeswanger, on 27 July 1929 at Lochaber, Nova Scotia. She was 39.1,2 Sisters Annie and Sadie Bezanson married brothers Chadwick and Joseph Malay. Joseph was Sadie's second husband. Joseph Malay died in 1939.3
Last Edited7 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Paige, Sadie M; Malay, Joseph; Registration Year: 1929; Book: 56; Page: 179.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 109.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 48.
  4. [S2] Malay, Cecil Wallace Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 23 September 1994.

William Joseph Bezanson

M, #1254, b. 1853
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 064.1
FatherBenjamin Bezanson b. 2 Dec 1799, d. c 1878
MotherMary-Ann (?) b. c 1822, d. 1895

Family

Hannah Catherine Prest b. c 1861, d. 1889
Children
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     William Joseph Bezanson was born in 1853 at Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.2 He married Hannah Catherine Prest, daughter of John W. Prest and Mary A. (?), on 29 December 1884 at Mooseland, Nova Scotia.3 William Joseph Bezanson married Mary Gammon on 2 August 1889 or 29 November 1899.2 Eldest two children were listed with William in 1891 Census, Spry Bay, his mother with them, youngest child with maternal grandparents.4
Last Edited1 Apr 2000

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 12.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 12, 49.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 12, 49, where Hannah's middile name is "Catherine" on page 12, but her middle initial is"R" on page 49.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 49.

Hannah Catherine Prest

F, #1255, b. circa 1861, d. 1889
FatherJohn W. Prest
MotherMary A. (?)

Family

William Joseph Bezanson b. 1853
Children
     Hannah Catherine Prest was born circa 1861 at Mooseland, Nova Scotia.1 She married William Joseph Bezanson, son of Benjamin Bezanson and Mary-Ann (?), on 29 December 1884 at Mooseland, Nova Scotia.2 Hannah Catherine Prest died in 1889.1 Karen Farmer's data had Evabell Bezanson as the daughter of Mary Gammon. Roxanna Kelley, a descendant, reported that Eva was the daughter of Hannah Prest, and that Hannah died giving birth to her. Eva was then adopted by Hannah's brother.3
Last Edited1 Apr 2000

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 12.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 12, 49, where Hannah's middile name is "Catherine" on page 12, but her middle initial is"R" on page 49.
  3. [S302] Roxanna (Prest) Kelley, "Millet/Bezanson," e-mail to John Cardinal, 19 May 1999.

Mary Gammon

F, #1256, b. 1848
     Mary Gammon was born in 1848.1 She married William Joseph Bezanson, son of Benjamin Bezanson and Mary-Ann (?), on 2 August 1889 or 29 November 1899.2
Last Edited1 Apr 2000

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 49.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 12, 49.

Beatrice Bezanson

F, #1257, b. 1885
FatherWilliam Joseph Bezanson b. 1853
MotherHannah Catherine Prest b. c 1861, d. 1889
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Beatrice Bezanson was born in 1885.1 She married William MacDonald on 5 March 1906 at Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited1 Apr 2000

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 49.

Bessie Leuvella Bezanson

F, #1259, b. 12 March 1886
FatherWilliam Joseph Bezanson b. 1853
MotherHannah Catherine Prest b. c 1861, d. 1889

Family

LeRoy Taylor
Child
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Bessie Leuvella Bezanson was born on 12 March 1886 at Mooseland, Nova Scotia.1,2 She married LeRoy Taylor on 2 May 1905 at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. She was 19.3
Last Edited23 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Bessie Leuvella; Registration Year: 1886; Page: 99000387, a delayed entry from 6 March 1950.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 49, where the date is "1887."
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 49.
  4. [S867] Virginia Department of Health, "Virginia Marriage Records Index, 1936-2014", Willard Leroy Taylor; Verna Isabel (McKay) Barber; Date: 23 October 1959.