Herbert Francis Bezanson1

M, #20421, b. 6 February 1894
FatherEphriam Bezanson1 b. 22 Mar 1861, d. 17 Mar 1937
MotherCatherine Elinor Perkins1 b. 8 May 1865, d. 11 Mar 1911
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Herbert Francis Bezanson was born on 6 February 1894 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2,3,4,5 He volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 29 July 1915 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was described as 5ft 11½in tall with blue eyes and brown hair. His application was approved on 13 August 1915.6 Siblings Herbert, Bessie, and Hattie were all injured and hospitalized as a result of the munition's ship explosion at Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1917.1 He was Secretary of Halifax Board of School Commissioners.1 He was prominent in the affairs of at St. Paul's Church, Halifax.1 He witnessed the marriage of James Cameron Kennedy and Bessie Winifred Bezanson on 9 May 1928 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.7,1

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1894
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911

Census, Residence

Census1901Herbert Francis Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Ephriam Bezanson and Catherine Elinor Perkins at Halifax, Nova Scotia.8,5
Census1911Herbert Francis Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Ephriam Bezanson at 18 Bauer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.9
Last Edited15 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 98.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Herbert Francis; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 92606314, a delayed entry from 19 October 1944.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 98, where the birthdate is "1894, Feb. 6."
  4. [S470] Kris Hewitt, "Halifax District, Nova Scotia Census, 1901: Halifax City", Ward=3, Division=2, Page=23, Entry=24, Family=228, Film=T-6451.
  5. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6451, Transcriber=Dave Tanner, District=NS HALIFAX, Subdistrict=Halifax (City/Cité) Ward/Quartier No. 3 c-2 Page 23, Line=19, Family=224.
  6. [S808] Library and Archives Canada, "Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918", Bezanson, Herbert Francis; Attestation; Date: 29 July 1915.
  7. [S923] Family Search Internet, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932", Bessie Winifred Bezanson; James Cameron Kennedy; 9 May 1928.
  8. [S470] Kris Hewitt, "Halifax District, Nova Scotia Census, 1901: Halifax City", Ward=3, Division=2, Page=23, Entry=19-26, Family=228, Film=T-6451.
  9. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Ward 4, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 13; Page: 2.

Bessie Winifred Bezanson1

F, #20422, b. 24 October 1896
FatherEphriam Bezanson1 b. 22 Mar 1861, d. 17 Mar 1937
MotherCatherine Elinor Perkins1 b. 8 May 1865, d. 11 Mar 1911

Family

James Cameron Kennedy b. c 1892
Child
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Bessie Winifred Bezanson was born on 24 October 1896.1,2 Siblings Herbert, Bessie, and Hattie were all injured and hospitalized as a result of the munition's ship explosion at Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1917.1 She married James Cameron Kennedy on 9 May 1928 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 31.3,1

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1896
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1901Bessie Winifred Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Ephriam Bezanson and Catherine Elinor Perkins at Halifax, Nova Scotia.4,5
Census1911Bessie Winifred Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Ephriam Bezanson at 18 Bauer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.6
Census1921Bessie Winifred Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Charles Hartlen and Minnie Bezanson at 309 Maynard Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.7
Last Edited23 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 98.
  2. [S470] Kris Hewitt, "Halifax District, Nova Scotia Census, 1901: Halifax City", Ward=3, Division=2, Page=23, Entry=25, Family=228, Film=T-6451.
  3. [S923] Family Search Internet, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932", Bessie Winifred Bezanson; James Cameron Kennedy; 9 May 1928.
  4. [S470] Kris Hewitt, "Halifax District, Nova Scotia Census, 1901: Halifax City", Ward=3, Division=2, Page=23, Entry=19-26, Family=228, Film=T-6451.
  5. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6451, Transcriber=Dave Tanner, District=NS HALIFAX, Subdistrict=Halifax (City/Cité) Ward/Quartier No. 3 c-2 Page 23, Line=19, Family=224.
  6. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Ward 4, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 13; Page: 2.
  7. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 44; Page: 44; Lines: 18-30.
  8. [S2] Kennedy, Mary (Blanche) Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 2 December 1996.

Hattie Edith Bezanson1

F, #20423, b. 28 June 1899
FatherEphriam Bezanson1 b. 22 Mar 1861, d. 17 Mar 1937
MotherCatherine Elinor Perkins1 b. 8 May 1865, d. 11 Mar 1911
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Hattie Edith Bezanson was born on 28 June 1899 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2,1,3 Siblings Herbert, Bessie, and Hattie were all injured and hospitalized as a result of the munition's ship explosion at Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1917.1 She married Frank Verge in 1918.1

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1899
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911

Census, Residence

Census1901Hattie Edith Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Ephriam Bezanson and Catherine Elinor Perkins at Halifax, Nova Scotia.4,5
Census1911Hattie Edith Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Ephriam Bezanson at 18 Bauer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.6
Last Edited21 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 98.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Hattie Adelia; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 91501210; application recorded 26 February 1942.
  3. [S470] Kris Hewitt, "Halifax District, Nova Scotia Census, 1901: Halifax City", Ward=3, Division=2, Page=23, Entry=26, Family=228, Film=T-6451.
  4. [S470] Kris Hewitt, "Halifax District, Nova Scotia Census, 1901: Halifax City", Ward=3, Division=2, Page=23, Entry=19-26, Family=228, Film=T-6451.
  5. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6451, Transcriber=Dave Tanner, District=NS HALIFAX, Subdistrict=Halifax (City/Cité) Ward/Quartier No. 3 c-2 Page 23, Line=19, Family=224.
  6. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Ward 4, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 13; Page: 2.

Katie Maud Bezanson1

F, #20424, b. 10 June 1902, d. 1903
FatherEphriam Bezanson1 b. 22 Mar 1861, d. 17 Mar 1937
MotherCatherine Elinor Perkins1 b. 8 May 1865, d. 11 Mar 1911
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Katie Maud Bezanson was born on 10 June 1902.1 She died in 1903.2,1 She was buried in Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited27 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 98.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Katie Maud; Registration Year: 1903; Page: 18; Number: 23.

Arthur Gordon Bezanson1

M, #20425, b. 10 June 1902, d. 2 November 1903
FatherEphriam Bezanson1 b. 22 Mar 1861, d. 17 Mar 1937
MotherCatherine Elinor Perkins1 b. 8 May 1865, d. 11 Mar 1911
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Arthur Gordon Bezanson was born on 10 June 1902.1 He died on 2 November 1903 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 1.2,1 He was buried in Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.2,1
Last Edited15 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 98.
  2. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Arthur; Registration Year: 1903; Page: 31; Number: 5.

Ethel Beatrice Bezanson1

F, #20426, b. 19 November 1903, d. 22 October 1964
FatherEphriam Bezanson1 b. 22 Mar 1861, d. 17 Mar 1937
MotherCatherine Elinor Perkins1 b. 8 May 1865, d. 11 Mar 1911
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Ethel Beatrice Bezanson was born on 19 November 1903.1 She died on 22 October 1964 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 60.1

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1903
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
Death
1964

Census, Residence

Census1911Ethel Beatrice Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Ephriam Bezanson at 18 Bauer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.2
Census1921Ethel Beatrice Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Charles Hartlen and Minnie Bezanson at 309 Maynard Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited17 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 98.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Ward 4, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 13; Page: 2.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 44; Page: 44; Lines: 18-30.

Frank Clarence Bezanson1

M, #20427, b. 11 May 1906, d. 1936
FatherEphriam Bezanson1 b. 22 Mar 1861, d. 17 Mar 1937
MotherCatherine Elinor Perkins1 b. 8 May 1865, d. 11 Mar 1911
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Frank Clarence Bezanson was born on 11 May 1906.1 He died in 1936 at St. John's, Newfoundland.1

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1906
1910
Census
1911
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
Death
1936

Census, Residence

Census1911Frank Clarence Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Ephriam Bezanson at 18 Bauer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.2
Census1911Frank Clarence Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Ida Blanche Bezanson at Gaspereau, Nova Scotia.3,4
Census1921Frank Clarence Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Charles Hartlen and Minnie Bezanson at 309 Maynard Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited17 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 98.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Ward 4, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 13; Page: 2.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 86; Page: 9.
  4. [S171] John Cardinal, "Research Notes,", It is not certain that Frank Clarence Bezanson was living with his sister at this time. The person is enumerated as "Frances Lightfoot", brother of Rufus, the head of household. Rufus had no such brother as far as I can determine.
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 44; Page: 44; Lines: 18-30.

Charles Hartlen1

M, #20428, b. circa 1885
Father(?) Hartlen2

Family

Minnie Bezanson b. 12 Mar 1885
Children
     Charles Hartlen was born circa 1885 at Nova Scotia.2 He married Minnie Bezanson, daughter of Ephriam Bezanson and Catherine Elinor Perkins.1

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1885
1890
1900
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921

Census, Residence

Census1911Charles Hartlen appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Ephriam Bezanson at 18 Bauer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.3
Census1921Charles Hartlen and Minnie Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 at 309 Maynard Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, with Arthur Hartlen, William Hartlen, Katherine Hartlen, Margaret Hartlen, Ronald Hartlen, Muriel Hartlen, Gordon Hartlen, Ephriam Bezanson, Bessie Winifred Bezanson, Ethel Beatrice Bezanson and Frank Clarence Bezanson.2
Last Edited25 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 98.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Halifax (City), Halifax, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 44; Page: 44; Lines: 18-30.
  3. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Ward 4, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Family: 13; Page: 2.
  4. [S2] Muriel Edna MacDonald Death Notice, Ronald A. Walker Funeral Homes (http://www.rawalker.ca/) (June 2003).

Ethel Blanche Kinsman1

F, #20429, b. 1892, d. 1964
     Ethel Blanche Kinsman was born in 1892.1 She married George William Bezanson, son of Ephriam Bezanson and Catherine Elinor Perkins, in 1919 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 Ethel Blanche Kinsman died in 1964.1
Last Edited17 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 98.

Emily Bezanson1

F, #20433, b. 1859, d. 1871
FatherSilas Bezanson1 b. 1829, d. 7 Oct 1885
MotherRachael Clark1 b. 10 Apr 1839, d. 31 Jan 1923
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Emily Bezanson was born in 1859.1 She died in 1871.1 She was buried in Baptist Cemetery, Dundas, Prince Edward Island.1
Last Edited17 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45.

Abbie Bezanson1

F, #20434, b. 1865, d. 1880
FatherSilas Bezanson1 b. 1829, d. 7 Oct 1885
MotherRachael Clark1 b. 10 Apr 1839, d. 31 Jan 1923
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Abbie Bezanson was born in 1865.1 She died in 1880.1 Died from complications following surgery.1
Last Edited17 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45.

Silas Bezanson1

M, #20435, b. 26 November 1873, d. 31 August 1893
FatherSilas Bezanson1 b. 1829, d. 7 Oct 1885
MotherRachael Clark1 b. 10 Apr 1839, d. 31 Jan 1923
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Silas Bezanson was born on 26 November 1873 at Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.2,1 He died on 31 August 1893 at hospital, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, at age 19.3 The cause of death was typhoid fever.3

     Obituary from The Messenger and Visitor (Saint John, New Brunswick), 11 October 1893:
d. At the hospital, Vineyard Haven, Mass., Aug. 31, of typhoid fever, Silas BEZANSON, 20th year. On Aug. 20 he wrote to his mother from the vessel of which he was mate that he was coming home in a few months unless something should happen. He was impressed that something was going to happen. On Aug. 25 he was left at the hospital and on the 31st he died. His body was brought home to Isaac's Harbor, N.S. and was buried Sept. 8. The pastor being absent from home at the time, the sermon was not preached until Oct. 1.3

Census Summary

1870
Birth
1873
1880
Census
1881
1890
Death
1893

Census, Residence

Census1881Silas Bezanson appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of Silas Bezanson and Rachael Clark at Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited22 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Silas; Registration Year: 1873; Book: 1808; Page: 157; Number: 319.
  3. [S683] Daniel F. Johnson, "Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers", Volume 88, Number 72, from Messenger and Visitor, October 11, 1893, "d. At the hospital, Vineyard Haven, Mass., Aug. 31, of typhoid fever, Silas BEZANSON, 20th year."
  4. [S5] 1881 Canadian Census; Isaacs Harbour, Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Roll: C_13168; Family: 130; Page: 32.

Miranda Bezanson1

F, #20436, b. 1864, d. 1935
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 153.2
FatherSilas Bezanson1 b. 1829, d. 7 Oct 1885
MotherRachael Clark1 b. 10 Apr 1839, d. 31 Jan 1923

Family

John H. Kennedy b. s 1860
Children
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Miranda Bezanson was also known as Martha Melinda Bezanson. She was born in 1864.1 She married John H. Kennedy on 15 January 1891 at Baptist Church, Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.1,3 Miranda Bezanson died in 1935.1

Census Summary

1860
Birth
1864
1870
1880
Census
1881
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
Death
1935

Census, Residence

Census1881Miranda Bezanson appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of Silas Bezanson and Rachael Clark at Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited17 Oct 2006

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45, 106.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45.
  3. [S683] Daniel F. Johnson, "Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers", Volume 79, Number 1750, from Messenger and Visitor, February 4, 1891, "m. At home of O.C. GIFFIN, Isaac's Harbor, by Rev. D. Price, J.H. KENNEDY, Wine Harbor / M.M. BEZANSON, Isaac's Harbor."
  4. [S5] 1881 Canadian Census; Isaacs Harbour, Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Roll: C_13168; Family: 130; Page: 32.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 106.

Theodisia Bezanson1

F, #20438, b. 1861, d. 6 April 1938
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 154.2
FatherSilas Bezanson1 b. 1829, d. 7 Oct 1885
MotherRachael Clark1 b. 10 Apr 1839, d. 31 Jan 1923
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Theodisia Bezanson was born in 1861.1 She married Captain Obed Chuto Giffin, son of Simon Giffin and Theresa (?), on 23 January 1877. He was 24. The ceremony was performed by Reverend McQuillan.1 Theodisia Bezanson died on 6 April 1938 at Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.1 She was buried in United Baptist Church Cemetery, Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited18 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45, 106.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45.
  3. [S465] Maureen Brown, "Isaac's Harbor United Baptist Church Cemetery."
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 106.

Captain Obed Chuto Giffin1

M, #20439, b. 12 November 1852, d. 1941
FatherSimon Giffin2 b. s 1830
MotherTheresa (?)2 b. s 1830
     Captain Obed Chuto Giffin was born on 12 November 1852 at Goldboro, Nova Scotia.3,4 He was a mariner.2 He married Theodisia Bezanson, daughter of Silas Bezanson and Rachael Clark, on 23 January 1877. He was 24. The ceremony was performed by Reverend McQuillan.1 Captain Obed Chuto Giffin died in 1941 at Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.5,4 He was buried in United Baptist Church Cemetery, Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.6

     Obituary, 6 May 1941:
HEROIC SEA VETERAN DIES IN HALIFAX
May 6, 1941
Captain Obed. Chuto Giffen (shown above), one of Nova Scotia’s best-known seamen, passed away at his Halifax home at an early hour yesterday morning after a short illness. At the time of the Halifax disaster he played an important part, with a heroic band, in preventing added damage. With the passing of Captain Obed Chuto Giffen early yesterday, Nova Scotia lost one of the most colorful figures ever to sail out of provincial ports. Captain Giffen died at his home, 259 ½ Creighton Street, after an illness of only three weeks. Despite his advanced age of 80 years previous to his short illness he had been in excellent health and spirits. The Captain, or “Uncle Chuto” as he was known to children and grown-ups alike was born at Goldboro on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, on Nov. 12, 1852, and while still a boy began a seagoing career. At 20 he was a coastwise master. He served as a commander in the North Atlantic during the First Great War and for a time was Captain of the S. S. Goliath sailing between Mulgrave and Point Tupper. Intensely religious throughout his lengthy life Captain Giffen was inclined to attribute his record of never having lost a ship nor a man to the protection of Divine Providence rather than his own excellent seamanship. He was well-known in small ports for his habit of conducting Sunday service when there was no resident pastor. Endowed with indomitable courage Captain Giffen distinguished himself in the First Great War when in company with Admiral Kingston he and his crew volunteered to man a fire-swept ship loaded with high explosives that was anchored in Bedford Basin and successfully extinguished the blaze. Through the courage of Captain Giffen and his colleagues possible added disaster was averted.

His wife, Theodosia, predeceased him three years ago and he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Levina MacArthur, 93 year old resident of Goldboro; six sons, B.A. Giffen, Portland, Ore; W. V. Giffen, Hamilton, Ont; C. B. Giffen, Brockville, Ont; O. L. Giffen, West Medford, Mass; M. E. and H.R. Giffen, both of this city. Besides immediate relatives he leaves 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held from his home 259 ½ Creighton Street, this Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock, remains being forwarded to Isaac’s Harbor for burial in the family lot.

Typing of this obituary was done by Peggy O'Neal-Thurston.4
Last Edited18 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45, 106.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 106.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45, 106, which has the birth year as 1851.
  4. [S465] Maureen Brown, "Isaac's Harbor United Baptist Church Cemetery", in an obituary linked to his headstone transcription.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45, 106, which has the year as 1951.
  6. [S465] Maureen Brown, "Isaac's Harbor United Baptist Church Cemetery."