Annie Love Bezanson1

F, #20721, b. 31 December 1878, d. 4 January 1967
FatherBenjamin Bezanson1 b. 21 Nov 1855, d. 16 Sep 1939
MotherHannah White1 b. 1859, d. 30 Mar 1883
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Annie Love Bezanson was born on 31 December 1878 at Garland, Nova Scotia.2,1 She married Edgar J. Ryerson.1 Annie Love Bezanson died on 4 January 1967 at age 88.1

Census Summary

1870
Birth
1878
1880
Census
1881
1890
Census
1891
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
Death
1967

Census, Residence

Census1881Annie Love Bezanson appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of Benjamin Bezanson and Hannah White at Harbourville, Nova Scotia.3
Census1891Annie Love Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John George Bezanson and Margaret Margeson at Canada Creek, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited3 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 84.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Annie Love; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 71401054; a delayed entry recorded 10 August 1936.
  3. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), Year=1881, Location=Harbourville, Code=n-2, Family=38, Page=8.
  4. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), Year=1891, Location=Canada Creek, Code=n-1, Family=76, Page=19.

William John Bezanson1

M, #20722, b. 10 October 1881, d. 31 December 1950
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 272.1
FatherBenjamin Bezanson1 b. 21 Nov 1855, d. 16 Sep 1939
MotherHannah White1 b. 1859, d. 30 Mar 1883

Family

Ethel Viola Rawding b. 1882, d. 1955
Children
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     William John Bezanson was born on 10 October 1881 at Garland, Nova Scotia.2,1 He married Ethel Viola Rawding in 1901.3 William John Bezanson died on 31 December 1950 at North Weymouth, Massachusetts, at age 69.4

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1881
1890
Census
1891
1900
1910
1920
1930
Census
1930
1940
1950
Death
1950

Census, Residence

Census1891William John Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John George Bezanson and Margaret Margeson at Canada Creek, Nova Scotia.5
Census1930William John Bezanson and Ethel Viola Rawding appeared on the census of 1930 at 406 North Street, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, with Aubrey Henry Bezanson, Vera Celeste Bezanson and Edna Pauline Bezanson.6
Last Edited3 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 84.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, William John; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 71401053; a delayed entry recorded 10 August 1936.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 84, 167.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 84, 167, where it says "No. Weymouth, Maine", but I believe that is an error.
  5. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), Year=1891, Location=Canada Creek, Code=n-1, Family=76, Page=19.
  6. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 938; Page: 8B; ED: 137; Image: 69.0.
  7. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 167.
  8. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 167, 234.

Ethel Viola Rawding1

F, #20724, b. 1882, d. 1955

Family

William John Bezanson b. 10 Oct 1881, d. 31 Dec 1950
Children
     Ethel Viola Rawding was born in 1882.2 She married William John Bezanson, son of Benjamin Bezanson and Hannah White, in 1901.2 Ethel Viola Rawding died in 1955.2

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1882
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
Census
1930
1940
1950
Death
1955

Census, Residence

Census1930William John Bezanson and Ethel Viola Rawding appeared on the census of 1930 at 406 North Street, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, with Aubrey Henry Bezanson, Vera Celeste Bezanson and Edna Pauline Bezanson.3
Last Edited27 Apr 2011

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 84.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 84, 167.
  3. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 938; Page: 8B; ED: 137; Image: 69.0.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 167.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 167, 234.

John Henry Gates Jr.1,2

M, #20725, b. 5 April 1832
FatherJohn Henry Gates Sr.2
MotherHarriett Ann Reece2

Family

Mary Ann Lantz
Children
     John Henry Gates Jr. was born on 5 April 1832 at New Ross, Nova Scotia.2 He married Mary Ann Lantz.1
Last Edited15 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S143] Marriage Records of Kings County (published), Vol. 1, 131, 28.
  2. [S508] Wendy Bezanson, "Ancestors and Relatives of Gregory and Wendy Bezanson", September 15, 2001.

Kempton Bradford Bezanson1,2

M, #20728, b. 22 April 1881, d. 1973
FatherJohn David Bezanson3 b. 28 Jul 1853, d. 31 May 1918
MotherHarriett Ann Gates3 b. 2 Aug 1862, d. 1957

Family

Kathleen Blanche Blenkhorn b. 21 Sep 1889, d. 15 Aug 1958
Child
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Kempton Bradford Bezanson was also known as Bradford Kempton Bezanson.3 He was born on 22 April 1881 at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.1,3,4 He married Kathleen Blanche Blenkhorn, daughter of James Blenkhorn and Sophie (?), on 4 November 1909 at Look Off, Kings County, Nova Scotia. He was 28. She was 20.3,5,6 Kempton Bradford Bezanson was a farmer at Port Williams, Nova Scotia, at the time of his marriage.5 He was an heir to the estate of John David Bezanson.7 A quote from the "Glancing Over Nova Scotia" article in the Halifax Herald, 12 October 1921, may refer to him: "The moose hunters are hastening to the forest. Parnell Gaetz and Kempton Bezanson left Port Williams at 2:30 a.m. Monday, and picked up Gordon Meister about 8 a.m."8 A quote from the "Glancing Over Nova Scotia" article in the Halifax Herald, 19 October 1921, may refer to him: "New Ross, Oct 18 – Seymour Gates autoed with Kempton Bezanson to Windsor Saturday."8 Kempton Bradford Bezanson died in 1973.3,4 He was buried in Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Nova Scotia.4

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1881
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
Death
1973

Census, Residence

Census1891Kempton Bradford Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John David Bezanson at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.9
Census1901Kempton Bradford Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.10
Census1911Kempton Bradford Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 at Port Williams, Nova Scotia, with Robie DeBlois Bezanson.11
Census1921Kempton Bradford Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.12
Last Edited12 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Kempton Bradford; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 69901871; a delayed entry recorded 3 August 1928.
  2. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), 1891, Port Williams, Location=b-2, Page=5, Line=10, Family=24.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78.
  4. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Section 1, Stone 58, "Kempton B. Bezanson, 1881 - 1973 , his wife, Kathleen Blanche, 1889 - 1958."
  5. [S143] Marriage Records of Kings County (published), Vol. 2, 134, 114.
  6. [S517] Phil Vogler and John Parker, "Extracts from the Berwick Register", vitstats1909.htm, "Bezanson, Kempton B., s/o J. D. Bezanson, Port Williams, married at Look Off, Kings Co., NS, [no date], to Kathleen Blenkhorn d/o James E. Blenkhorn. [11 Nov 1909 write up]."
  7. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, Name=BEZANSON, John D, Date=31 May 1918, PlaceOfDeath=Port Williams, Residence=Port Williams, FileID=PRO B-232.
  8. [S494] Vern Keddy and Brenda Keddy, "Glancing Over Nova Scotia", August 27, 2001, Wednesday Oct 12, 1921.
  9. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), 1891, Port Williams, Location=b-2, Page=5, Line=8-15, Family=24.
  10. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 8; Family: 74; Lines: 18-29.
  11. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 4; Family: 30; Lines: 1-3.
  12. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Port Williams (Village), Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 45; Page: 8; Lines: 41-50; Page: 9; Lines: 1-3.
  13. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Section 1, Stone 57, "Paul M. Bezanson, infant son of K.B. and K.H. Bezanson, 1920."

Melissa Evelyn Bezanson1

F, #20729, b. 20 September 1882, d. May 1980
FatherJohn David Bezanson1 b. 28 Jul 1853, d. 31 May 1918
MotherHarriett Ann Gates1 b. 2 Aug 1862, d. 1957

Family

Frederick Weaver b. c 1872
Child
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Melissa (Bezanson) Weaver
Image credit: Barry Weaver
     Melissa Evelyn Bezanson was born on 20 September 1882 at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.2,1 She married Frederick Weaver.1 Melissa Evelyn Bezanson was an heir to the estate of John David Bezanson.3 Melissa Evelyn Bezanson died in May 1980 at age 97.4,1

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1882
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
Census
1930
1940
Census
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1980

Census, Residence

Census1891Melissa Evelyn Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John David Bezanson at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.5
Census1901Melissa Evelyn Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.6
LivedMelissa Evelyn Bezanson and Frederick Weaver lived in Bristol, Rhode Island.1
Census1911Melissa Evelyn Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.7
Census1921Frederick Weaver and Melissa Evelyn Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 at Port Williams, Nova Scotia, with Marjorie Weaver, Lawrence Weaver, Evelyn O. Weaver and Elsie H. Weaver.8
Census1930Frederick Weaver and Melissa Evelyn Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 at 182 Bay View Ave, Bristol, Rhode Island, with Marjorie Weaver, Lawrence Weaver, Evelyn O. Weaver, Gladys S. Weaver, Elsie H. Weaver and Ernest W. Weaver.9
Census1940Frederick Weaver and Melissa Evelyn Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 at 182 Bay View Ave, Bristol, Rhode Island, with Gladys S. Weaver, Ernest W. Weaver, Lawrence Weaver, Rose (?), Ellen Weaver and Frederick Weaver.10
Last Edited23 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Melissa Evelyn; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 99000199; a delayed entry recorded 1 November 1947.
  3. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, Name=BEZANSON, John D, Date=31 May 1918, PlaceOfDeath=Port Williams, Residence=Port Williams, FileID=PRO B-232.
  4. [S3] Social Security Death Index, Issue State: Rhode Island; Issue Date: Before 1951.
  5. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), 1891, Port Williams, Location=b-2, Page=5, Line=8-15, Family=24.
  6. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 8; Family: 74; Lines: 18-29.
  7. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 11; Family: 99; Lines: 25-34.
  8. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Port Williams (Village), Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 45; Page: 12; Lines: 3-11.
  9. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island; FHL Film: 2341902; Roll: 2168; Image: 134.0; ED: 0004; Page: 12A; Lines: 40-47.
  10. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island; Roll: T627_3757; ED: 1-7; Page: 14B; Lines: 69-76.

Inez May Bezanson1

F, #20730, b. 17 September 1884, d. 1983
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 243.1
FatherJohn David Bezanson1 b. 28 Jul 1853, d. 31 May 1918
MotherHarriett Ann Gates1 b. 2 Aug 1862, d. 1957

Family

Edgar Avery Manuel d. b 7 Sep 2000
Children
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Inez May Bezanson was born on 17 September 1884 at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.2,1,3 She married Edgar Avery Manuel, son of Joseph Manuel and Priscilla (?), on 2 October 1907 at Port Williams Baptist Church, Port Williams, Nova Scotia. She was 23.4,3,1 Inez May Bezanson was an heir to the estate of John David Bezanson.5 Inez May Bezanson died in 1983.1

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1884
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1983

Census, Residence

Census1891Inez May Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John David Bezanson at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.6
Census1901Inez May Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.7
Last Edited17 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Inez May, indexed as "Inex May"; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 99000500, a delayed entry from 6 September 1947.
  3. [S143] Marriage Records of Kings County (published), Vol. 2, 113, 89.
  4. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Inez May; Manuel, Edgar Avery; Registration Year: 1907; Book: 1827; Page: 113; Number: 89.
  5. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, Name=BEZANSON, John D, Date=31 May 1918, PlaceOfDeath=Port Williams, Residence=Port Williams, FileID=PRO B-232.
  6. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), 1891, Port Williams, Location=b-2, Page=5, Line=8-15, Family=24.
  7. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 8; Family: 74; Lines: 18-29.
  8. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 152.

Willard Ewart Bezanson1

M, #20731, b. 6 October 1886, d. 13 June 1943
FatherJohn David Bezanson1 b. 28 Jul 1853, d. 31 May 1918
MotherHarriett Ann Gates1 b. 2 Aug 1862, d. 1957
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Willard Ewart Bezanson was also known as Willard Ewoirth Bezanson.2 He was born on 6 October 1886 at Nova Scotia.3,1,4 He married Olive Saunders.1,5,6 Willard Ewart Bezanson registered for the military service draft on 5 June 1917 while living at Richmond, California.2 He was an heir to the estate of John David Bezanson.7 A quote from the "Glancing Over Nova Scotia" article in the Halifax Herald, 10 October 1921, "Willard Bezanson and Parnell Gates, Port William, motored thru Wednesday", may refer to Willard Ewart Bezanson, with Parnell Gates presumably a cousin via Willard's mother, Harriett Ann Gates.8 A quote from the "Glancing Over Nova Scotia" article in the Halifax Herald, 19 October 1921, may refer to him: "Willard Bezanson, of Port Williams, has bought up about 500 barrels of apples in this vicinity. He spent 13 years in California in the railroad business. At one time he worked in a place with the temperature 110 degrees. He thinks the Nova Scotia climate is more healthy."9 According to a newspaper item, Olive Saunders sought a divorce from Willard Ewart Bezanson in June 1923 charging failure to provide and cruelty.10 He died on 13 June 1943 at Port Williams, Nova Scotia, at age 56.11,1,4 Willard was listed as single on his death certificate.11 He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Nova Scotia.4,11

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1886
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1910
1920
Census
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
Death
1943

Census, Residence

Census1891Willard Ewart Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John David Bezanson at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.12
Census1901Willard Ewart Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.3
Census1910Willard Ewart Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 at Tulare, California.13
Census1920Willard Ewart Bezanson and Olive Saunders appeared on the census of 1920 at 569 Second Street, Richmond, California.6
Census1921Willard Ewart Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited5 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78.
  2. [S664] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), "U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", Willard Ewoirth Bezanson; Richmond, California.
  3. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 8; Family: 74; Lines: 18-29.
  4. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Section 6, Stone 94, "Bezanson, John D, 1852-1918; Hattie A, 1862-1957; Roy A, 1895- 1926, Bezanson, Willard F, 1886-1943; Robie D, 1888-1974 Bezanson, Percy S, Sapper Can Engrs C.E.F., d. 24 Sept 1958 at 68 years."
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Port Williams (Village), Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 45; Page: 8; Lines: 41-50; Page: 9; Lines: 1-3.
  6. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Richmond, Contra Costa, California; Roll: T625_95; Image: 957; ED: 36; Page: 12A; Lines: 30-31.
  7. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, Name=BEZANSON, John D, Date=31 May 1918, PlaceOfDeath=Port Williams, Residence=Port Williams, FileID=PRO B-232.
  8. [S494] Vern Keddy and Brenda Keddy, "Glancing Over Nova Scotia", August 27, 2001, Monday Oct 10, 1921.
  9. [S494] Vern Keddy and Brenda Keddy, "Glancing Over Nova Scotia", August 27, 2001, Wednesday Oct. 19, 1921.
  10. [S898] , Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California), 23 May 1923, p. 15.
  11. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Registration Year: 1943; Book: 208; Page: 438.
  12. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), 1891, Port Williams, Location=b-2, Page=5, Line=8-15, Family=24.
  13. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Tulare, San Joaquin, California; FHL Film: 1374116; Roll: T624_103; ED: 0147; Page: 10A; Line: 20.

Robie DeBlois Bezanson1

M, #20732, b. 23 June 1888, d. 1974
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 244.1
FatherJohn David Bezanson1 b. 28 Jul 1853, d. 31 May 1918
MotherHarriett Ann Gates1 b. 2 Aug 1862, d. 1957

Family

Anne Harper
Child
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Robie DeBlois Bezanson was born on 23 June 1888 at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.2,1,3 He was drafted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 20 March 1918 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was described as 5ft 7in tall with blue eyes and black hair.4 He was an heir to the estate of John David Bezanson.5 Robie DeBlois Bezanson married Anne Harper, daughter of William Harper and Vera (?).6 Robie DeBlois Bezanson died in 1974.1,3 He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Nova Scotia.3

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1888
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
Death
1974

Census, Residence

Census1891Robie DeBlois Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John David Bezanson at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.7
Census1901Robie DeBlois Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.8
Census1911Robie DeBlois Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Kempton Bradford Bezanson at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.9
Census1921Robie DeBlois Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.10
Last Edited15 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Robie DeBlois; Registration Year: 1888; Page: 99100215, a delayed entry from 8 June 1957; there is a previous delayed-entry registration from 7 January 1928 that shows his birth date as 23 June 1898, but he appears on the 1891 census.
  3. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Section 6, Stone 94, "Bezanson, John D, 1852-1918; Hattie A, 1862-1957; Roy A, 1895- 1926, Bezanson, Willard F, 1886-1943; Robie D, 1888-1974 Bezanson, Percy S, Sapper Can Engrs C.E.F., d. 24 Sept 1958 at 68 years."
  4. [S808] Library and Archives Canada, "Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918", Bezanson, Robie DeBlois; MSA; Date: 20 March 1918.
  5. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, Name=BEZANSON, John D, Date=31 May 1918, PlaceOfDeath=Port Williams, Residence=Port Williams, FileID=PRO B-232.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 153.
  7. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), 1891, Port Williams, Location=b-2, Page=5, Line=8-15, Family=24.
  8. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 8; Family: 74; Lines: 18-29.
  9. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 4; Family: 30; Lines: 1-3.
  10. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Port Williams (Village), Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 45; Page: 8; Lines: 41-50; Page: 9; Lines: 1-3.

Percy Samuel Bezanson1

M, #20733, b. 29 June 1890, d. 24 September 1958
FatherJohn David Bezanson1 b. 28 Jul 1853, d. 31 May 1918
MotherHarriett Ann Gates1 b. 2 Aug 1862, d. 1957
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Percy Samuel Bezanson was born on 29 June 1890 at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.2,1,3 He volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 18 March 1916 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He was described as 5ft 4in tall with brown eyes and brown hair. His application was approved 18 March 1916.4 He was an heir to the estate of John David Bezanson.5 Percy Samuel Bezanson was mentioned in the manifest entry when Edgar Elias Bezanson traveled to the USA on 5 November 1927.6 Percy Samuel Bezanson died on 24 September 1958 at age 68.7,3 He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Nova Scotia.3

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
Death
1958

Census, Residence

Census1891Percy Samuel Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John David Bezanson at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.8
Census1901Percy Samuel Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.9
Census1911Percy Samuel Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.10
Census1921Percy Samuel Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.11
Last Edited15 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Percy Samuel; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 69000187, a delayed entry from 26 July 1927.
  3. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Section 6, Stone 94, "Bezanson, John D, 1852-1918; Hattie A, 1862-1957; Roy A, 1895- 1926, Bezanson, Willard F, 1886-1943; Robie D, 1888-1974 Bezanson, Percy S, Sapper Can Engrs C.E.F., d. 24 Sept 1958 at 68 years."
  4. [S808] Library and Archives Canada, "Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918", Bezanson, Percy Samuel; Attestation; Date: 18 Mar 1916.
  5. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, Name=BEZANSON, John D, Date=31 May 1918, PlaceOfDeath=Port Williams, Residence=Port Williams, FileID=PRO B-232.
  6. [S692] National Archives and Records Administration, "Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956", Edgar B Bezanson, Calais, Maine, 05 Nov 1927.
  7. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78, where the death date is "1958."
  8. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), 1891, Port Williams, Location=b-2, Page=5, Line=8-15, Family=24.
  9. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 8; Family: 74; Lines: 18-29.
  10. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 11; Family: 99; Lines: 25-34.
  11. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Port Williams (Village), Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 45; Page: 8; Lines: 41-50; Page: 9; Lines: 1-3.

Margaret Pearl Bezanson1

F, #20734, b. 29 July 1892, d. 16 August 1987
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 245.1
FatherJohn David Bezanson1 b. 28 Jul 1853, d. 31 May 1918
MotherHarriett Ann Gates1 b. 2 Aug 1862, d. 1957

Family

Berwick Rooney b. 1890, d. 1951
Children
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Margaret Pearl Bezanson was born on 29 July 1892 at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.2,1 She was an heir to the estate of John David Bezanson.3 Margaret Pearl Bezanson married Berwick Rooney on 16 November 1921 at Pt. Williams, Nova Scotia. She was 29.4 Margaret Pearl Bezanson died on 16 August 1987 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia, at age 95.1,5 She was buried in Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Nova Scotia.5
     From Dorothy Evans in Bezansons from Nova Scotia, "Margaret showed great interest in the genealogical study, and was of great assistance in tracing the descendants of Alexander3[Alexander Bezanson, #19]. She wrote many letters and encouraged me (DEE) to continue. She got material on first three generations from me--errors or omissions in her records likely mine, and I had just begun search in PANS."6

Census Summary

1890
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Death
1987

Census, Residence

Census1901Margaret Pearl Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.7
Census1911Margaret Pearl Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.8
Census1921Margaret Pearl Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.9
Last Edited10 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Margaret Pearl; Registration Year: 1892; Page: 99000131, a delayed entry from 16 Oct 1946.
  3. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, Name=BEZANSON, John D, Date=31 May 1918, PlaceOfDeath=Port Williams, Residence=Port Williams, FileID=PRO B-232.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 153, 78.
  5. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Section 1, Stone 128, "Berwick Rooney, 1890 - 1951, his wife, Margaret Bezanson, 1892 - 1987, her sister, Etta Bezanson, 1894 - ."
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 153.
  7. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 8; Family: 74; Lines: 18-29.
  8. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 11; Family: 99; Lines: 25-34.
  9. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Port Williams (Village), Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 45; Page: 8; Lines: 41-50; Page: 9; Lines: 1-3.
  10. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Section 1, Stone 130, "Burnell E. Rooney, 1924 - 1972, Helen B. 1935 -."

Etta Blanche Bezanson1

F, #20735, b. 6 July 1894, d. 18 February 1994
FatherJohn David Bezanson1 b. 28 Jul 1853, d. 31 May 1918
MotherHarriett Ann Gates1 b. 2 Aug 1862, d. 1957
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Etta Blanche Bezanson was born on 6 July 1894 at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.2,1,3,4 She was an heir to the estate of John David Bezanson.5 Etta Blanche Bezanson died on 18 February 1994 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia, at age 99.3,6,4 She was buried in Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Nova Scotia.3 Her estate was probated at Kings County, Nova Scotia.6

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 19 February 1994:
BEZANSON, Etta Blanche - 99, Port Williams, Kings County, died February 18, 1994, in Eastern Kings Memorial Hospital, Wolfville.

Born in Port Williams, she was a daughter of the late John and Harriett (Gates) Bezanson. She was a dental assistant in Lynn, Mass. for 40 years, first for Dr. Murdock C. Smith and later for Dr. Chenvert. In 1963, at the age of 69, she retired and returned to the family homestead in Port Williams, deciding to make a home for her brothers and sisters. She corresponded regularly to a hugh number of people in Canada and the United States. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Hilda Bezanson-Ivers, Port Williams and Brewer, Me; eight nephews, Ken and Carl Bezanson, both of Port Williams; Charlie Bezanson, Lockhartville; Earl, George, Curtis and Lloyd Manuel, William Rooney; ten nieces, Betty Weir, Port Williams; Reta Pick, Kentville; Vivian Schofield, Florida and Vermont; Dorothy (Manuel) Weagle, Phyllis (Manuel) Cox, Etta (Rooney) Carisse, Marjorie Weaver, Evelyn Casteen, Gladys Vermette, Elsie Detleft, all of Rhode Island; niece-in-law, Helen Rooney, Canning; foster sister, Pauline Dodge, New Minas; cousin, Irene (Gates) Hunt, Watertown, Mass.

She was predeceased by four sisters, Reta, Margaret, Inez, Melissa (Lizzie); six brothers, Willard, Kempton, Robie, Percy, Roy, Avery; foster brother, Ivan; four nephews, Donald and Bob Manuel, Burnell Rooney, Lawrence Weaver.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Home, Kentville and 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday at her home in Port Williams. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Port Williams Baptist Church, Rev. Donald Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Canard Corner (Jawbone Corner) Cemetery.7

Census Summary

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Death
1994

Census, Residence

Census1901Etta Blanche Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.8
Census1911Etta Blanche Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.9
Census1930Etta Blanche Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 at 36 Rogers Avenue, Lynn, Massachusetts, in the household of Murdock and Helen Smith, where Etta is listed as a cousin.10
Census1940Etta Blanche Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 at 69 North Common Street, Lynn, Massachusetts.11
Last Edited1 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Etta Blanche; Registration Year: 1894; Page: 99000276, a delayed entry from 24 January 1948.
  3. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Section 1, Stone 128, "Berwick Rooney, 1890 - 1951, his wife, Margaret Bezanson, 1892 - 1987, her sister, Etta Bezanson, 1894 - ." and Section 1, Stone 56, "Etta B. Bezanson, July 6, 1894 - 18 Feb 1994, dau. of John & Harriet [Gates] Bezanson, Kenneth R., July 1944."
  4. [S3] Social Security Death Index, ETTA BEZANSON, Born=6 Jul 1894, Died=18 Feb 1994, Residence=XX953, Issued=MA (Before 1951).
  5. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, Name=BEZANSON, John D, Date=31 May 1918, PlaceOfDeath=Port Williams, Residence=Port Williams, FileID=PRO B-232.
  6. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, BEZANSON, Etta Blanche, Date=18 Feb 1994, PlaceOfDeath=Wolfville, Residence=Port Williams, FileID=10402.
  7. [S2] Bezanson, Etta Blanche Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 19 February 1994.
  8. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 8; Family: 74; Lines: 18-29.
  9. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 11; Family: 99; Lines: 25-34.
  10. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 2340635; Roll: 900; Image: 254.0; ED: 0168; Page: 11B; Lines: 60-64.
  11. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1696; ED: 19-70; Page: 6B; Line: 79.

Roy Archibald Bezanson1

M, #20736, b. 17 December 1896, d. 1926
FatherJohn David Bezanson1 b. 28 Jul 1853, d. 31 May 1918
MotherHarriett Ann Gates1 b. 2 Aug 1862, d. 1957
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Roy Archibald Bezanson was born on 17 December 1896 at Nova Scotia.2,1,3 He volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 18 March 1916 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He was described as 5ft 4in tall with brown eyes and brown hair. His application was approved 18 March 1916.4 He was an heir to the estate of John David Bezanson.5 Roy Archibald Bezanson may have been the "R. A. Bezanson" who was described as being gassed as part of the casualties report in the on 2 October 1918 at The Register, Berwick, Nova Scotia.6 He died in 1926.1,3 He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Nova Scotia.3

Census Summary

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Death
1926

Census, Residence

Census1901Roy Archibald Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.2
Census1911Roy Archibald Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.7
Last Edited15 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78.
  2. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 8; Family: 74; Lines: 18-29.
  3. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Section 6, Stone 94, "Bezanson, John D, 1852-1918; Hattie A, 1862-1957; Roy A, 1895- 1926, Bezanson, Willard F, 1886-1943; Robie D, 1888-1974 Bezanson, Percy S, Sapper Can Engrs C.E.F., d. 24 Sept 1958 at 68 years."
  4. [S808] Library and Archives Canada, "Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918", Bezanson, Roy Archibald; Attestation; Date: 18 March 1916.
  5. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, Name=BEZANSON, John D, Date=31 May 1918, PlaceOfDeath=Port Williams, Residence=Port Williams, FileID=PRO B-232.
  6. [S585] Phil Vogler, R.A. Bezanson in "Casualties," listserve message November 29, 2002.
  7. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 11; Family: 99; Lines: 25-34.

Reta Evangeline Bezanson1

F, #20737, b. 1900, d. 1911
FatherJohn David Bezanson1 b. 28 Jul 1853, d. 31 May 1918
MotherHarriett Ann Gates1 b. 2 Aug 1862, d. 1957
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Reta Evangeline Bezanson was born in 1900.1,2 She died in 1911.1,2 She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited22 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78.
  2. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Section 6, Stone 93, "Bezanson, Reta E. daughter of John and Hattie Bezanson, 1901- 1911."

Charles Avery Bezanson1

M, #20738, b. 13 February 1903, d. 28 August 1961
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 246.2
FatherJohn David Bezanson1 b. 28 Jul 1853, d. 31 May 1918
MotherHarriett Ann Gates1 b. 2 Aug 1862, d. 1957

Family

Hilda Blanche Bezanson b. 29 Oct 1912, d. 9 Jan 2012
Child
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Charles Avery Bezanson was born on 13 February 1903 at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.3,1,4 He was an heir to the estate of John David Bezanson.5 Charles Avery Bezanson married Hilda Blanche Bezanson, daughter of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold, on 3 June 1931 at Windsor, Nova Scotia. He was 28. She was 18.6,7 Charles Avery Bezanson died on 28 August 1961 at Sobey's Store, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 58 in an accident.8,1,4 He was buried in Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Nova Scotia.4

Census Summary

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Death
1961

Census, Residence

Census1911Charles Avery Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.9
Census1921Charles Avery Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.10
Last Edited2 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78, 154.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78.
  3. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Avery Charles; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 68400087; a delayed entry recorded 17 November 1926.
  4. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Section 1, Stone 136, "Charles Avery Bezanson, 13 Feb. 1902 - 28 Aug. 1961, his Wife Hilda Blanch, 29 Oct. 1912."
  5. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, Name=BEZANSON, John D, Date=31 May 1918, PlaceOfDeath=Port Williams, Residence=Port Williams, FileID=PRO B-232.
  6. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Hilda Blanch; Bezanson, Charles Avery; Registration Year: 1931; Book: 62; Page: 750.
  7. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78, 80, 154, 158.
  8. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Avery Charles; Registration Year: 1961; Page: 4926.
  9. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Page: 11; Family: 99; Lines: 25-34.
  10. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Port Williams (Village), Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 45; Page: 8; Lines: 41-50; Page: 9; Lines: 1-3.
  11. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 154.

Kathleen Blanche Blenkhorn1

F, #20739, b. 21 September 1889, d. 15 August 1958
FatherJames Blenkhorn2,3
MotherSophie (?)2

Family

Kempton Bradford Bezanson b. 22 Apr 1881, d. 1973
Child
     Kathleen Blanche Blenkhorn was born on 21 September 1889 at Nova Scotia.4,5,6 She married Kempton Bradford Bezanson, son of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates, on 4 November 1909 at Look Off, Kings County, Nova Scotia. She was 20. He was 28.1,7,3 Kathleen Blanche Blenkhorn died on 15 August 1958 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia, at age 68.4,1 She was buried in Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Nova Scotia.6 Her estate was probated at Kings County, Nova Scotia.8

Census Summary

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1958

Census, Residence

LivedKathleen Blanche Blenkhorn lived in Look Off, Nova Scotia, at the time of her marriage.7
Census1921She appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Harriett Ann Gates at Port Williams, Nova Scotia.9
Last Edited17 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78.
  2. [S143] Marriage Records of Kings County (published), Vol. 2, 134, 114, in the marriage record of daughter Kathleen.
  3. [S517] Phil Vogler and John Parker, "Extracts from the Berwick Register", vitstats1909.htm, "Bezanson, Kempton B., s/o J. D. Bezanson, Port Williams, married at Look Off, Kings Co., NS, [no date], to Kathleen Blenkhorn d/o James E. Blenkhorn. [11 Nov 1909 write up]."
  4. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Kathleen B; Registration Year: 1958; Page: 4797.
  5. [S143] Marriage Records of Kings County (published), Vol. 2, 134, 114, where she was 21 at the time of her marriage.
  6. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Section 1, Stone 58, "Kempton B. Bezanson, 1881 - 1973 , his wife, Kathleen Blanche, 1889 - 1958."
  7. [S143] Marriage Records of Kings County (published), Vol. 2, 134, 114.
  8. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, Name=BEZANSON, Kathleen Blanche, Date=15 Aug 1958, PlaceOfDeath=Port Williams, Residence=Port Williams, FileID=1069.
  9. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Port Williams, Port Williams (Village), Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 45; Page: 8; Lines: 41-50; Page: 9; Lines: 1-3.
  10. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Section 1, Stone 57, "Paul M. Bezanson, infant son of K.B. and K.H. Bezanson, 1920."