Mary Ann McNeil1

F, #20381, b. say 1880
Father(?) McNeil2
MotherJane (?)2 b. May 1850

Family

Enos Parker Bezanson b. Apr 1879, d. 19 Jan 1930
Child
     Mary Ann McNeil was born say 1880.1 She married Enos Parker Bezanson, son of Joseph Bezanson and Annie Eisan, on 19 June 1899. He was 20.1

Census Summary

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1911

Census, Residence

Census1911Mary Ann McNeil appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Jane (?) at 6 Queen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited24 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 89.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Ward 1, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 149; Page: 15-16.

Patrick Edward Bezanson1

M, #20382
FatherJoseph Bezanson1 b. 1846
MotherAnnie Eisan1 b. 1850, d. 1887
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Last Edited17 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 89.

Alfred Bezanson1

M, #20383, b. 1847, d. 24 March 1921
FatherChristopher Moland Bezanson1 b. 2 Mar 1814, d. 21 Sep 1890
MotherEmily Melvin1 b. c 1818, d. 29 Apr 1873
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Alfred Bezanson was born in 1847.1 He married Mary Eastwood.1 Alfred Bezanson died on 24 March 1921 at Bedford, Nova Scotia.2,1
Last Edited23 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 35.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Alfred; Registration Year: 1921; Book: 83; Page: 165.

Mary Eastwood1

F, #20384, d. 1934
     Mary Eastwood married Alfred Bezanson, son of Christopher Moland Bezanson and Emily Melvin.1 Mary Eastwood died in 1934.1
Last Edited17 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 35.

Jane Bezanson1

F, #20385, b. April 1850
FatherChristopher Moland Bezanson1 b. 2 Mar 1814, d. 21 Sep 1890
MotherEmily Melvin1 b. c 1818, d. 29 Apr 1873

Family

Winfield S. McGregor b. Jun 1852, d. b Jan 1920
Children
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Jane Bezanson was born in April 1850.1,2 She married Winfield S. McGregor on 25 April 1877 at Boston, Massachusetts. He was 24.3

Census Summary

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1910
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1920

Census, Residence

Census1880Winfield S. McGregor and Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1880 at 34 Brookline Street, Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, with Fred H. McGregor and Nellie Bezanson.4
Census1900Winfield S. McGregor and Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1900 at 655 Sixth Street, Boston, Massachusetts, with Fred H. McGregor, William C. McGregor and Luella F. McGregor.2
Census1910Winfield S. McGregor and Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 at 6 Hillside Avenue, Everett, Massachusetts, with Luella F. McGregor.5
Census1920Jane Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of Lofton G. Hand and Luella F. McGregor at 716 26th Street, Denver, Colorado.6
Residence1928Jane Bezanson lived at 4400 Osceola, Denver, Colorado, in 1928.7
Last Edited20 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 35.
  2. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; Boston Ward 14, Suffolk, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1240682; Roll: 682; ED: 1362; Page: 10A, 10B; Lines: 49-53.
  3. [S7] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910", Marriage: Bezanson, Jane; McGregor, Winfeild S; Boston Marriage Register; Year: 1877; Volume: 291; Page: 67.
  4. [S4] 1880 U.S. Federal Census; Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1254543; Roll: 543; Image: 0003; ED: 441; Page: 181C; Lines: 46-49.
  5. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Everett Ward 2, Middlesex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1374610; Roll: T624_597; ED: 0805; Page: 8B; Lines: 70-72.
  6. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Denver, Denver, Colorado; Roll: T625_161; Image: 261; ED: 174; Page: 15B; Lines: 83-86.
  7. [S667] Ancestry.com, "U.S. City Directories", Ballenger & Richards' 1928 Denver, Colorado Directory, p. 1558.

Jessie Bezanson1

F, #20386, b. 1852
FatherChristopher Moland Bezanson1 b. 2 Mar 1814, d. 21 Sep 1890
MotherEmily Melvin1 b. c 1818, d. 29 Apr 1873
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Jessie Bezanson was born in 1852.1 She married James Gibson, son of Joseph Gibson and Rosina Metier, on 12 August 1871.1
Last Edited17 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 35.

James Gibson1

M, #20387, b. 1844
FatherJoseph Gibson1 b. s 1824
MotherRosina Metier1 b. s 1824
     James Gibson was born in 1844.1 He was baptized on 20 April 1845 at Sackville Anglican Church, Sackville, New Brunswick.1 He married Jessie Bezanson, daughter of Christopher Moland Bezanson and Emily Melvin, on 12 August 1871.1
Last Edited17 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 35.

Harding Porter Bezanson1

M, #20390, b. 1858, d. 9 January 1923
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 129.2
FatherChristopher Moland Bezanson1 b. 2 Mar 1814, d. 21 Sep 1890
MotherEmily Melvin1 b. c 1818, d. 29 Apr 1873

Family

Frances Forrester
Children
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Harding Porter Bezanson was born in 1858.1 He married Frances Forrester, daughter of Sydney Forrester.3 Harding Porter Bezanson was an active member at St. Paul's Church, Halifax.3 He was a bookkeeper in 1887 living at 13 Moren Street, Halifax.3 He was a men's clothing supplier at 144 Granville Street, Halifax, in 1896.4 He died on 9 January 1923.1

Census Summary

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1900
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Death
1923

Census, Residence

Census1881Harding Porter Bezanson appeared on the census of 1881 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.5
Census1891Harding Porter Bezanson and Frances Forrester appeared on the census of 1891 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with Leonard Harding Bezanson and Viola Pearl Bezanson.6
Lived1896Harding Porter Bezanson lived in 67 Tower Road, Halifax, in 1896.3
Last Edited8 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 35, 89.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 35.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 89.
  4. [S553] Ancestry.com, "Canada, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906", McAlpine's 1896-1897 Halifax City, Nova Scotia Directory, p. 71.
  5. [S652] FamilySearch Internet, "1881 Canadian Census Index", Census Place=Ward No. 5, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, FHL Film=1375804, NA Film=C-13168, District=9, Sub-district=F, Division=1, Page=60, Household=316.
  6. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Ward 5a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6314; Family: 354; Lines: 11-15.

Frances Forrester1

F, #20391
FatherSydney Forrester1 b. s 1830

Family

Harding Porter Bezanson b. 1858, d. 9 Jan 1923
Children
     Frances Forrester married Harding Porter Bezanson, son of Christopher Moland Bezanson and Emily Melvin.1

Census Summary

1890
Census
1891

Census, Residence

Census1891Harding Porter Bezanson and Frances Forrester appeared on the census of 1891 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, with Leonard Harding Bezanson and Viola Pearl Bezanson.2
Last Edited17 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 89.
  2. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Ward 5a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6314; Family: 354; Lines: 11-15.

Leonard Harding Bezanson1

M, #20392, b. circa 1887
FatherHarding Porter Bezanson1 b. 1858, d. 9 Jan 1923
MotherFrances Forrester1

Family

Mary Petranella Bowers b. c 1893, d. 8 Jul 1970
Child
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Leonard Harding Bezanson
Image credit: Ancestry.com user Baddaboomer
     Leonard Harding Bezanson was born circa 1887.2 He married Mary Petranella Bowers on 11 June 1918 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.3

Census Summary

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1900
1910
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1930
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1930

Census, Residence

Census1891Leonard Harding Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Harding Porter Bezanson and Frances Forrester at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2
Census1930Leonard Harding Bezanson and Mary Petranella Bowers appeared on the census of 1930 at Meadowcroft Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, with Eric Harding Bezanson.4
Last Edited18 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 89.
  2. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Ward 5a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6314; Family: 354; Lines: 11-15.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Year: 1918; Book: 6; Page: 397; Mary Petranella Bowers and Leonard Harding Bezanson.
  4. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 2340657; Roll: 922; Image: 633.0; ED: 0156; Page: 4A; Lines: 22-24.

Viola Pearl Bezanson1

F, #20393, b. circa 1888, d. September 1935
FatherHarding Porter Bezanson1 b. 1858, d. 9 Jan 1923
MotherFrances Forrester1
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Viola Pearl Bezanson was born circa 1888.2 She married Reverend John MacAskill, son of Donald MacAskill and Mary (?), on 14 September 1916 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 Viola Pearl Bezanson died in September 1935 at East St. Andrews.1 Her funeral was 9 September 1935.1

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1888
1890
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1891
1900
1910
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1930
Death
1935

Census, Residence

Census1891Viola Pearl Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Harding Porter Bezanson and Frances Forrester at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited26 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 89.
  2. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Ward 5a, Halifax City, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6314; Family: 354; Lines: 11-15.

Reverend John MacAskill1

M, #20394, b. circa 1893, d. 16 August 1975
FatherDonald MacAskill1 b. s 1870
MotherMary (?)1 b. s 1870
     Reverend John MacAskill was born circa 1893.1 He married Viola Pearl Bezanson, daughter of Harding Porter Bezanson and Frances Forrester, on 14 September 1916 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 Reverend John MacAskill became a widower upon the death of his wife Viola Pearl Bezanson in September 1935 at East St. Andrews.1 Reverend John MacAskill died on 16 August 1975.2

     Death Notice from The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario), 18 August 1975:
MACASKILL, Reverend John (retired United Church Minister) – In hospital on Saturday, Aug. 16, 197S, Rev. John Macaskill of 42 Clegg St., age 91 years, husband of the late Veola Pearl Bezanson and the late Elizabeth Hendry; dear father of Elizabeth and uncle of Miss Rachel MacLean, of Sydney Mines, N.S; and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berry, of West Lebanon, N.H. Resting at Hulse and Playfair, Central Chapel, 315 McLeod St. Service at Northwestern United Church, on Tuesday at 2 p. m. Interment Pinecrest cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday.2
Last Edited7 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 89.
  2. [S2] Rev. John MacAskill Death Notice, The Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Ontario)), 18 August 1975, p. 22.

Alice J. Bezanson1

F, #20400, b. 1856, d. 25 March 1857
FatherDeacon Joseph Bezanson1 b. 3 Dec 1828, d. 3 May 1908
MotherJessie Wilson1 b. 30 May 1826, d. 10 Mar 1916
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Alice J. Bezanson was born in 1856.1 She died on 25 March 1857.1 She was buried in Old Burial Ground, Chester, Nova Scotia.2 According to the gravestone transcription, Alice was "67 yrs 7 mos"3, but that would make her older than her parents. My conclusion is that the "67 yrs" portion is a transcription error of some kind, although it is also possible that Alice was a sister of Joseph, not his daughter.
Last Edited26 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 37.
  2. [S468] George Newbury, "St. James Anglican Cemetery, Aaldersville", Surname=BEZANSON, Givenname=John, Dates=d Sep 4, 1872, Age=85? years, Comments=Deacon-Chester Baptist, Givenname=Ann, Dates=d Jan 6, 1858, Age=62 yrs, Givenname=Alice, Dates=d Mar 25, 1857, Age=67 yrs 7 mos, Comments=dau of Joseph & Jessie.
  3. [S330] George Newbury, "Old Burial Ground, Chester, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia", January 16, 2000, Surname=BEZANSON, Givenname=John, Dates=d Sep 4, 1872, Age=85? years, Comments=Deacon-Chester Baptist, Givenname=Ann, Dates=d Jan 6, 1858, Age=62 yrs, Givenname=Alice, Dates=d Mar 25, 1857, Age=67 yrs 7 mos, Comments=dau of Joseph & Jessie.