Edwin M. Bezanson1

M, #20443, b. 22 January 1879, d. 29 January 1964
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 155.2
FatherSilas Bezanson1 b. 1829, d. 7 Oct 1885
MotherRachael Clark1 b. 10 Apr 1839, d. 31 Jan 1923

Family

Margaret Boyd b. 27 Jan 1876, d. 1967
Children
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Edwin M. Bezanson was born on 22 January 1879.3 He married Margaret Boyd, daughter of Alexander Boyd and Abigail (?), in March 1901. He was 22. She was 25.4 Edwin M. Bezanson was an engineer in 1909.5 He died on 29 January 1964 at General Hospital, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, at age 85.1
     From Bezansons of Nova Scotia: Obit of Edwin: "pioneer auto dealer & proprietor of Glace Bay's first garage died at the General Hospital here...a week after celebrating his 85th birdthday, and less than 2 months from the date of his 63rd wedding anniversary. One of the town's best known and most active citizens Mr. Bezanson opened his bicycle and auto repair shop early in the century, operating first on Lower Main St. and removing shortly to Campbell's Cor., where he carried on a thriviing business in the town's first garage in the building now known as HMS Dreadnaught, and used following Mr. Bezanson's retirement for the training of Sea Cadets. Senior deacon in the United Baptist Church for many years, he was a staunch member of the Loyal Orange Lodge and of Royal Black Preceptory, in both of which he held capable office."4

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1881Edwin M. Bezanson appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of Silas Bezanson and Rachael Clark at Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.6
Census1901Edwin M. Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of George Giffin and Rachael Clark at Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.7
Census1921Edwin M. Bezanson and Margaret Boyd appeared on the census of 1921 at Douglas Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, with Abigail May Bezanson, Alexander Silas Bezanson, Ralph Edwin Bezanson, Rachel Bezanson and Georgina Bezanson.8
Last Edited2 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45, 107.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45, 107, born in Isaac's Harobor or possibly P.E.I.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 107.
  5. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Ralph Edwin; Registration Year: 1909; Page: 58100498; Number: 58100498.
  6. [S5] 1881 Canadian Census; Isaacs Harbour, Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Roll: C_13168; Family: 130; Page: 32.
  7. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6450, Transcriber=Lynn Henry, District=NS GUYSBOROUGH, Subdistrict=Isaac Harbour j Page 19, Line=47.
  8. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Glace Bay (Town), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 14; Lines: 23-29.

Margaret Boyd1

F, #20444, b. 27 January 1876, d. 1967
FatherAlexander Boyd1 b. s 1850
MotherAbigail (?)1 b. s 1850

Family

Edwin M. Bezanson b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 29 Jan 1964
Children
     Margaret Boyd was born on 27 January 1876.2,3 She married Edwin M. Bezanson, son of Silas Bezanson and Rachael Clark, in March 1901. She was 25. He was 22.1 Margaret Boyd died in 1967 at Glace Bay.1

Census Summary

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1967

Census, Residence

LivedMargaret Boyd lived in Kennington Cove.1
Census1901She appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of George Giffin and Rachael Clark at Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.3
Census1921Edwin M. Bezanson and Margaret Boyd appeared on the census of 1921 at Douglas Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, with Abigail May Bezanson, Alexander Silas Bezanson, Ralph Edwin Bezanson, Rachel Bezanson and Georgina Bezanson.4
Last Edited31 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 107.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 107, where the birthdate is "1875, Jan. 27."
  3. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6450, Transcriber=Lynn Henry, District=NS GUYSBOROUGH, Subdistrict=Isaac Harbour j Page 19, Line=47.
  4. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Glace Bay (Town), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 14; Lines: 23-29.

Abigail May Bezanson1,2

F, #20447, b. 12 February 1902, d. 7 February 1994
FatherEdwin M. Bezanson2 b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 29 Jan 1964
MotherMargaret Boyd2 b. 27 Jan 1876, d. 1967

Family

Harry Merton Munroe b. c 1902
Child
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Abigail May Bezanson was born on 12 February 1902 at Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.1,2 She married Harry Merton Munroe on 23 August 1924 at Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia. She was 22.3,2 Abigail May Bezanson died on 7 February 1994 at Glace Bay General Hospital, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, at age 91.4 She was buried on 9 February 1994 in Forest Haven Memorial Garden, Sydney, Nova Scotia.4

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 9 February 1994:
MUNROE, Abbie M. - 91, 21 Catherine St., Glace Bay, died February 7, 1994, in Glace Bay General Hospital.

Born in Isaac's Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Edwin M. and Margaret (Boyd) Bezanson. She was a life member of the United Baptist Church and was active in her community. She was a member of Cape Breton Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; ladies auxiliary of Glace Bay General Hospital; the Red Cross and Ladies Aid of the Baptist Church. Until her retirement in 1979, she worked with her husband in their insurance agency for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Jean (Mrs. Allison Arbuckle), Edmonton; granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; two sisters, Georgie Robb, Sydney; Rae McVean, Perth, Ont; two nieces; a nephew.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harry M; son, Edwin in infancy; two brothers, Alex, Ralph.

Funeral and committal service will be 2 p.m. today in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Glace Bay, Rev. Jennifer Smart officiating. Burial will be in Forest Haven Cemetery.4

Census Summary

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1994

Census, Residence

Census1921Abigail May Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Edwin M. Bezanson and Margaret Boyd at Douglas Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited4 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Abbie May; Registration Year: 1901; Page: 99100055; a delayed entry recorded 29 September 1959.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 107.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Abigail Marion; Munroe Harry Merton; Registration Year: 1924; Book: 28; Page: 919.
  4. [S2] Murnoe, Abbie M. Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 9 February 1994.
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Glace Bay (Town), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 14; Lines: 23-29.

Alexander Silas Bezanson1

M, #20449, b. circa 1905, d. 1979
FatherEdwin M. Bezanson1 b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 29 Jan 1964
MotherMargaret Boyd1 b. 27 Jan 1876, d. 1967
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Alexander Silas Bezanson was born circa 1905.1 He married Olive (?).1 Alexander Silas Bezanson died in 1979.1 His estate was probated in 1980.1

Census Summary

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1979

Census, Residence

Census1921Alexander Silas Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Edwin M. Bezanson and Margaret Boyd at Douglas Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited18 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 107.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Glace Bay (Town), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 14; Lines: 23-29.

Olive (?)1

F, #20450, b. say 1905
     Olive (?) was born say 1905. She married Alexander Silas Bezanson, son of Edwin M. Bezanson and Margaret Boyd.1
Last Edited18 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 107.

Rachel Margaret Bezanson1

F, #20451, b. March 1907, d. 7 November 1911
FatherEdwin M. Bezanson1 b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 29 Jan 1964
MotherMargaret Boyd1 b. 27 Jan 1876, d. 1967
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Rachel Margaret Bezanson was born in March 1907.1 She died on 7 November 1911 at age 4.1
Last Edited18 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 107.

Ralph Edwin Bezanson1

M, #20452, b. 7 June 1909, d. before 22 June 1999
FatherEdwin M. Bezanson1 b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 29 Jan 1964
MotherMargaret Boyd1 b. 27 Jan 1876, d. 1967

Family

Jenny O'Handley b. c 1910, d. 22 Jun 1999
Child
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Ralph Edwin Bezanson was born on 7 June 1909 at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.2,3 He married Jenny O'Handley, daughter of John O'Handley and Rose Gardiner.4 Ralph Edwin Bezanson died before 22 June 1999.5

Census Summary

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1999

Census, Residence

Census1921Ralph Edwin Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Edwin M. Bezanson and Margaret Boyd at Douglas Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.3
LivedRalph Edwin Bezanson lived in Bezanson Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited27 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 107.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Ralph Edwin; Registration Year: 1909; Page: 58100498; Number: 58100498.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Glace Bay (Town), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 14; Lines: 23-29.
  4. [S2] Jennie Bezanson Death Notice, GenealogyBuff.com.
  5. [S510] Cape Breton Post, June 23, 1999, Jenny Bezanson.

Rachel Bezanson1

F, #20453, b. circa 1912
FatherEdwin M. Bezanson1 b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 29 Jan 1964
MotherMargaret Boyd1 b. 27 Jan 1876, d. 1967
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Rachel Bezanson was born circa 1912.1 She married Neil MacBain after 1940.1 Rachel Bezanson also went by the name of Rae Bezanson.

Census Summary

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1921

Census, Residence

Census1921Rachel Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Edwin M. Bezanson and Margaret Boyd at Douglas Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited14 Jul 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 107.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Glace Bay (Town), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 14; Lines: 23-29.

Frederick Kidston Bezanson1

M, #20457, b. 29 June 1871, d. 3 February 1956
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 156.2
FatherSilas Bezanson1 b. 1829, d. 7 Oct 1885
MotherRachael Clark1 b. 10 Apr 1839, d. 31 Jan 1923

Family

Myra Letitia Giffin b. 1877, d. Jan 1951
Children
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Frederick Kidston Bezanson was born on 29 June 1871 at Dundas, Prince Edward Island.1,3 He attended Acadia University, but left before graduation.4 He may have been the Fred Bezanson mentioned in the "Billtown" section, "Fred Bezanson, of Acadia College, is spending his vacation at C.B. Lamont's." on 29 June 1898 at Berwick Register, Berwick, Nova Scotia.5 He married Myra Letitia Giffin, daughter of Ira P. Giffin, on 4 December 1901. He was 30. The ceremony was performed by Reverend George A. Lawson.4 Frederick Kidston Bezanson was the informant listed on the death certificate of Charity Hope Giffin who died 25 November 1946.6,1 Frederick Kidston Bezanson died on 3 February 1956 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 84.1,3 He was buried in United Baptist Church Cemetery, Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.3

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1881Frederick Kidston Bezanson appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of Silas Bezanson and Rachael Clark at Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.7
Census1911Frederick Kidston Bezanson and Myra Letitia Giffin appeared on the census of 1911 at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, with Robie Silas Bezanson and also with Kate McDonald (F, 18, domestic.)8
Last Edited24 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45, 108.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 45.
  3. [S465] Maureen Brown, "Isaac's Harbor United Baptist Church Cemetery", "Bezanson, Fred K. 1871 - 1956, Wife Myra Giffin 1877 - 1951."
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 108.
  5. [S517] Phil Vogler and John Parker, "Extracts from the Berwick Register", jun291898.htm, "Fred Bezanson, of Acadia College, is spending his vacation at C.B. Lamont's."
  6. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Charity Hope; Registration Year: 1946; Page: 6895.
  7. [S5] 1881 Canadian Census; Isaacs Harbour, Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Roll: C_13168; Family: 130; Page: 32.
  8. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Ward 1, Cape Breton South, Nova Scotia; Family: 81; Page: 11.

Myra Letitia Giffin1

F, #20458, b. 1877, d. January 1951
FatherIra P. Giffin1

Family

Frederick Kidston Bezanson b. 29 Jun 1871, d. 3 Feb 1956
Children
     Myra Letitia Giffin was born in 1877.1,2 She married Frederick Kidston Bezanson, son of Silas Bezanson and Rachael Clark, on 4 December 1901. He was 30. The ceremony was performed by Reverend George A. Lawson.1 Myra Letitia Giffin was the author of a history of the Isaac's Harbor United Baptist Church.1 She died in January 1951 at Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.1,2 She was buried in United Baptist Church Cemetery, Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary:
Mrs. Fred K. Bezanson
(Myra Giffin Bezanson) 1877-1951

Isaac’s Harbor, Jan. 26, 1951-The death occurred here Tuesday of Mrs. F. K. Bezanson at the age of 73. She had been ill for some time. Mrs. Bezanson was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ira L. Giffin. She was a lifetime member of the Baptist Church.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son Robie, in Halifax; one sister, Mrs. Lottie MacConell, in Sydney, and a number of grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.3

[Peggy O'Neal-Thurston typed this obituary.]

Census Summary

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Census1911Frederick Kidston Bezanson and Myra Letitia Giffin appeared on the census of 1911 at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, with Robie Silas Bezanson and also with Kate McDonald (F, 18, domestic.)4
Last Edited17 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 108.
  2. [S465] Maureen Brown, "Isaac's Harbor United Baptist Church Cemetery", "Bezanson, Fred K. 1871 - 1956, Wife Myra Giffin 1877 - 1951."
  3. [S465] Maureen Brown, "Isaac's Harbor United Baptist Church Cemetery", in an obituary linked to her headstone transcription.
  4. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Ward 1, Cape Breton South, Nova Scotia; Family: 81; Page: 11.

Robie Silas Bezanson1

M, #20460, b. December 1902, d. 12 September 1990
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 321.1
FatherFrederick Kidston Bezanson1 b. 29 Jun 1871, d. 3 Feb 1956
MotherMyra Letitia Giffin1 b. 1877, d. Jan 1951

Family

Laura Baker b. 1904, d. 12 Apr 2002
Children
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Robie Silas Bezanson was born in December 1902 at Nova Scotia.2,3,4 He married Laura Baker, daughter of William Baker and Bessie Heisler, in 1921.1 Robie Silas Bezanson died on 12 September 1990 at St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, at age 87.5,1 He was buried in United Baptist Church Cemetery, Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia.6

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 13 September 1990:
BEZANSON, Robie Silas — 87, Isaac's Harbour, Guysborough County, died Wednesday in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Frederick K. and Myra (Giffin) Bezanson. He was educated in Isaac's Harbour, and graduated in 1925 from Acadia University. He worked in parts and accounting departments in automobile businesses in Glace Bay, Antigonish and Halifax, retiring in 1970 after 33 years as salesman for Auto Parts Company Ltd of Halifax. He was a member and deacon of North Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Halifax and received his 50-year jewel in 1980 from Masonic Lodge of St. Mark, 38, AF & AM.

He is survived by his wife, the former Laura Blanche Baker, two daughters, Melba (Mrs. Percy Zwicker), Mississauga, Ont., Ruth (Mrs. Vernon MacWilliam), Cornwall, Ont., two sons, Lewis, Isaac's Harbour, Fred, Glenwood, Ill., 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.

The body will be in Isaac's Harbour United Baptist Church, visiting 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, from where funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Robert and Lola Mather-Dyer officiating. Burial will be in Isaac's Harbour Cemetery.5

Census Summary

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1990

Census, Residence

Census1911Robie Silas Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Frederick Kidston Bezanson and Myra Letitia Giffin at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.2
Lived1977Robie Silas Bezanson and Laura Baker lived in Niagara Falls, Ontario, before 1977.7
Lived1977Robie Silas Bezanson and Laura Baker lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, before 1977.7
Lived1977Robie Silas Bezanson and Laura Baker lived in Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia, after 1977.7
Last Edited28 Mar 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 108.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Ward 1, Cape Breton South, Nova Scotia; Family: 81; Page: 11.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 108, which has the birth year as 1903.
  4. [S465] Maureen Brown, "Isaac's Harbor United Baptist Church Cemetery", which has the birth year as 1902.
  5. [S2] Robie Silas Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 13 September 1990.
  6. [S465] Maureen Brown, "Isaac's Harbor United Baptist Church Cemetery."
  7. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 188.
  8. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 188, 246.