Eliakim Tupper1

M, #20805, b. circa 1873, d. 6 July 1911
FatherCharles Tupper2
MotherElizabeth (?)2

Family

Emma Lutz b. 15 Apr 1870, d. 7 Sep 1961
Children
  • Harold Tupper5 b. 3 Dec 1899
  • Percy Tupper5 b. 21 Apr 1901
  • Thomas Tupper5 b. 3 Nov 1903
  • Archie Tupper5 b. Aug 1908, d. 3 Jan 1926
  • Grace Ophelia Tupper5 b. 6 Jun 1909
     Eliakim Tupper was born circa 1873 at Lake George, Nova Scotia.2 He married Emma Lutz, daughter of Rufus Lutz and Margaret Clem, on 22 March 1895 at Berwick, Nova Scotia. She was 24.1,3 Eliakim Tupper died on 6 July 1911 at Lake George, Nova Scotia.4 The cause of death was drowning. His death register entry indicates the primary cause of death was "getting drunk" and the secondary cause was "drowning".4
Last Edited26 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 77.
  2. [S143] Marriage Records of Kings County (published), Vol. 1, 266, 29, Date=22 Mar 1895.
  3. [S143] Marriage Records of Kings County (published), where the bride's surname appears to be in error: Vol. 1, 266, 29, Date=22 Mar 1895.
  4. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Tupper, Eliakim; Registration Year: 1911; Book: 12; Page: 151; Number: 936.
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Millville, Aylesford, Kings, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 21; Page: 11; Lines: 39-45.

Edgar Elias Bezanson1

M, #20806, b. 23 March 1908, d. 18 February 2006
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 255.2
FatherElijah Bezanson1 b. 15 May 1851, d. 27 Jan 1935
MotherCharlotte Leopold1 b. 1889, d. 1982

Family

Wilhelmina Annie Thelma Hiltz b. 21 Apr 1913, d. 24 Jan 1998
Child
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Edgar Elias Bezanson was born on 23 March 1908 at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.3,1 He traveled to the USA on 5 November 1927. His father Elijah Bezanson and cousin Percy Samuel Bezanson were mentioned in the manifest.4 Edgar Elias Bezanson married Wilhelmina Annie Thelma Hiltz, daughter of James Levi Hiltz and Sarah Alma Daniels, on 29 December 1930. He was 22. She was 17.1 Edgar Elias Bezanson died on 18 February 2006 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia, at age 97.5 He was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Nova Scotia.5,6

     Death Notice from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 21 February 2006:
BEZANSON, Edgar Elijah - 97, Aaldersville, passed away, Saturday, February 18, 2006, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.

Born March 23, 1908, he was a lifelong resident of Aaldersville. At a very young age, Edgar started working in his father's cooper shop, making barrels which were than taken to Chester or Kentville by oxen to be sold. When he was 22 years of age, he married the love of his life, Wilhelmina Hiltz and they were together 67 years until she passed away in 1998. The hardworking father of seven children, had a variety of jobs including, Acadia University, Wolfville, where he worked in the greenhouses. For many years, he worked in the woods and did trucking for various people throughout the area and for a brief time he was employed with the Ross Farm Museum. After retiring, he enjoyed his gardens, yard sales, and making wooden handles and spoons.

Surviving are children, Roy (Fern), Port Lambton, Ont; Elsie (Marshall) Roast, North Alton; Lloyd (Carrol), Blue Mountain; Willie "Bill" (Linda), Aaldersville; Violet Hatt, New Glasgow; Lyda (Gary) Herget, Pepperell, Mass; Alma (Gene) Russell, Aaldersville; also surviving are sister, Hilda Ivers, Port Williams; brother, Percy, Blandford; 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.

Edgar was predeceased by his wife, Wilhelmina (Hiltz); three grandchildren; brothers, Basil and Gordon; stepbrother, Norman; sisters, Bertha Reeves, Gracie Russell, and stepsister, Lola. Edgar was a loving father, good friend and pioneer man, he will be sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him.

Visitation for Mr. Bezanson will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 5 Leverett Ave., Kentville, where funeral service will take place at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, Rev. Leonard Bednar officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill.5

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1908
1910
Census
1911
1920
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1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2006

Census, Residence

Census1911Edgar Elias Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.7
Census1921Edgar Elias Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.8
LivedEdgar Elias Bezanson and Wilhelmina Annie Thelma Hiltz lived in Aaldersville, Nova Scotia.9
Last Edited18 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80, 158.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80.
  3. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Edgar Elias; Registration Year: 1908; Page: 69300074; a delayed entry recorded 17 December 1927.
  4. [S692] National Archives and Records Administration, "Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956", Edgar B Bezanson, Calais, Maine, 05 Nov 1927.
  5. [S2] Bezanson, Edgar Elijah Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 21 February 2006.
  6. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Section 7, Stone 204, "Edgar E. Bezanson, 1908- , his wife, Wilhelmina A.T., 1913- ." and [Wilhelmina] "Died 24 Jan. 1998 age 84. d/o James and Sarah Hiltz. w/o Edgar Bezanson."
  7. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; New Ross, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Family: 42; Page: 5; Lines: 29-36.
  8. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross East, Aldersville, Mill Road, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 16; Lines: 5-12.
  9. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 158.
  10. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 227.

Wilhelmina Annie Thelma Hiltz1

F, #20807, b. 21 April 1913, d. 24 January 1998
FatherJames Levi Hiltz2,3 b. 16 Aug 1869, d. 23 Oct 1918
MotherSarah Alma Daniels4,3 b. 31 Aug 1871, d. 4 Jan 1953

Family

Edgar Elias Bezanson b. 23 Mar 1908, d. 18 Feb 2006
Child
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Wilhelmina Annie Thelma Hiltz was born on 21 April 1913.5,3 She married Edgar Elias Bezanson, son of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold, on 29 December 1930. She was 17. He was 22.1 Wilhelmina Annie Thelma Hiltz died on 24 January 1998 at Aldersville, Nova Scotia, at age 84.6 She was buried on 28 January 1998 in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Nova Scotia.7

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 26 January 1998:
BEZANSON, Wilhelmina Annie Thelma - Aldersville, Lunenburg Co., passed away January 24, 1998, at home after a lengthy illness.

Born in Forties, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah Hiltz. She was employed at Canada Foods for 16 years. She was a member of St. James Anglican Church, Aldersville, where she was a Sunday school teacher and secretary treasurer for several years.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Edgar; daughters, Elsie (Mrs. Marshall Roast), North Alton, Kings Co; Violet Hatt, New Glasgow; Lyda Herget, Pepperell, Mass; Alma Russell, Aldersville; sons, Roy and wife Fern, Port Lambton, Ont; Lloyd and wife Carol, Forest Home; Willie (Bill) and wife Linda, Aldersville; sister, Oran (Mrs. Gordon Veinott), Dalhousie; brother, Matthew (Jack) Hiltz, Coldbrook; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by sons-in-law, Ray Russell, Curtis (Buddy) Herget; grandsons, Jason Roast, Derek Hatt; sister, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bezanson; brothers, Percy, Arthur and Wilfred Hiltz.

Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, both in H.C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Kentville, Rev. Gordon Neish officiating. Interment in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings Co.6

Census, Residence

LivedWilhelmina Annie Thelma Hiltz and Edgar Elias Bezanson lived in Aaldersville, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited8 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80, 158.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 158, where the father's name is "Jason."
  3. [S356] Bryan Keddy, "Keddy's of Nova Scotia."
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 158.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80, 158, where her birth date was "1917", but that does not agree with the gravestone transcription ("at 84"), and she would have been 13 at the time of her marriage in 1930, so the 21 Apr 1913 date from another source seems more likely.
  6. [S2] Wilhelmina Annie Thelme Bezanson Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 26 January 1998.
  7. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Section 7, Stone 204, "Edgar E. Bezanson, 1908- , his wife, Wilhelmina A.T., 1913- ." and [Wilhelmina] "Died 24 Jan. 1998 age 84. d/o James and Sarah Hiltz. w/o Edgar Bezanson."
  8. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 227.

Derek Francis MacDonnell1

M, #20808, b. circa 1951, d. 2 June 1997
FatherDonald MacDonnell1
MotherDorothy Ida Bezanson1 b. c 1918, d. 12 Oct 1987
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Derek Francis MacDonnell was born circa 1951 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 He married Carolyn Goodfellow.1 Derek Francis MacDonnell died on 2 June 1997 at QEII Health Sciences Centre, VG Site, Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 He was buried on 6 June 1997 in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 4 June 1997:
MacDONNELL, Derek Francis - 46, Halifax, died June 2, 1997, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, VG Site.

Born in Halifax, he was a son of Donald MacDonnell, Halifax, and the late Dorothy (Bezanson) MacDonnell. He was educated at St. Patrick's High School, Halifax, and Humber College, Toronto. He was last employed with the Nova Scotia government in the Supply and Services Department.

Surviving are his wife, the former Carolyn Goodfellow, London, England; brother, Donald J., Owen Sound, Ont; two nephews and a niece.

Cremation has taken place. Family will receive visitors 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Snow's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Memorial service 9 a.m. Friday, in St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Halifax, Rev. Donald Boudreau officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.1
Last Edited22 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] MacDonnell, Derek Francis Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 June 1997.

Percy Oswald Bezanson1

M, #20810, b. 27 September 1910, d. 27 September 2008
FatherElijah Bezanson1 b. 15 May 1851, d. 27 Jan 1935
MotherCharlotte Leopold1 b. 1889, d. 1982

Family

Flora Costley b. 1912, d. 4 Jun 1977
Child
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Percy Oswald Bezanson
     Percy Oswald Bezanson was born on 27 September 1910 at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.2,1 Percy Oswald Bezanson may have been named "Elijah Bezanson" briefly after birth. There are two birth registrations for male children of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold within a couple days of each other. One birth was registered on 29 September 1910 for Elijah, born on the same date. A second was registered on 14 October 1910 for Percy Oswald, born 27 September 1910.3,4 Percy Oswald Bezanson married Flora Costley on 19 June 1935. He was 24.5,1 Percy Oswald Bezanson and Flora Costley were photographed. Percy Oswald Bezanson married Nora Jennings after 1977.6 Percy Oswald Bezanson owned and operated his own trucking business.6 He died on 27 September 2008 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, at age 98.6 He was buried on 1 October 2008 in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Aaldersville, Nova Scotia.5

     Obituary from White Family Funeral Home (Kentville, Nova Scotia):
Percy Oswald Bezanson - 98, of Blandford, Lunenburg County, formerly of Aaldersville, Lunenburg County, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2008 in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.

Born in Aaldersville, he was a son of the late Elijah and Charlotte ”Lottie” (Leopold) Bezanson. Percy owned and operated his own trucking business in Aaldersville for years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Percy was a member of St. James Anglican Church, Aaldersville and St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Blandford.

He is survived by his wife, Nora (Jennings-Fleet); a daughter, Ruby (Vernon) Keddy, North Alton; two sons, Stanley, Forest Home and Garnet (Patsy), Kentville; seven grandchildren, Paul (Marisa) Bezanson, Valerie (Bill) Esford, Judy Mahe, Bruce (Carrie) Bezanson, Kevin (Loretta) Bezanson, Bonnie Keddy and Eric Keddy; 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; a sister, Hilda Bezanson Ivers, Port Williams; a step-daughter, Lorna MacLeod, Blandford; a step-son, Percy (Noreen) Fleet, Dartmouth; five step- grandchildren, Wanda Arsenault, Sheila MacLeod, Ronald MacLeod, Michael Fleet and Krista Fleet; five step great grandchildren and one step great great grandchild; a sister-in-law, Ruby Cotter, Berwick.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Flora (Costley); a son Russell; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Rose; a great grandchild; a great great grandchild; two sisters, Bertha Reeves and Gracie Russell; a half-sister, Viola Reeves; three brothers, Edgar, Gordon and Basil; a half-brother, Norman. There will be no visitation, by family request. The funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2008 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Laura McCue officiating. Burial will take place in the St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Aaldersville.6

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2008

Census, Residence

Census1911Percy Oswald Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.7
Census1921Percy Oswald Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.8
LivedPercy Oswald Bezanson and Flora Costley lived in Blandford, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited23 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Percival Oswald; Registration Year: 1910; Number: 54600711.
  3. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Elijah; Registration Year: 1910; Page: 54600507; Number: 54600509.
  4. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Percy Oswald; Registration Year: 1910; Page: 54600711; Number: 54600711.
  5. [S468] George Newbury, "St. James Anglican Cemetery, Aaldersville."
  6. [S680] Percy Oswald Bezanson Death Notice, White Family Funeral Home (Kentville, Nova Socita).
  7. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; New Ross, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Family: 42; Page: 5; Lines: 29-36.
  8. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross East, Aldersville, Mill Road, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 16; Lines: 5-12.
  9. [S468] George Newbury, "St. James Anglican Cemetery, Aaldersville."

Flora Costley1

F, #20811, b. 1912, d. 4 June 1977

Family

Percy Oswald Bezanson b. 27 Sep 1910, d. 27 Sep 2008
Child
Flora (Costley) Bezanson
     Flora Costley was born in 1912.1 She married Percy Oswald Bezanson, son of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold, on 19 June 1935. He was 24.1,2 Flora Costley and Percy Oswald Bezanson were photographed. Flora Costley died on 4 June 1977.3 She was buried in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Aaldersville, Nova Scotia.1

Census, Residence

LivedFlora Costley and Percy Oswald Bezanson lived in Blandford, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited23 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S468] George Newbury, "St. James Anglican Cemetery, Aaldersville."
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80.
  3. [S468] George Newbury, "St. James Anglican Cemetery, Aaldersville", where the gravestone inscription includes the year of death only.
  4. [S468] George Newbury, "St. James Anglican Cemetery, Aaldersville."

Hilda Blanche Bezanson1

F, #20812, b. 29 October 1912, d. 9 January 2012
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 256.1
FatherElijah Bezanson1 b. 15 May 1851, d. 27 Jan 1935
MotherCharlotte Leopold1 b. 1889, d. 1982

Family

Charles Avery Bezanson b. 13 Feb 1903, d. 28 Aug 1961
Child
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Hilda Blanche Bezanson
Image credit: Ancestry.com user kschlough
     Hilda Blanche Bezanson was born on 29 October 1912 at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.2,1,3 She married Charles Avery Bezanson, son of John David Bezanson and Harriett Ann Gates, on 3 June 1931 at Windsor, Nova Scotia. She was 18. He was 28.4,5 Hilda Blanche Bezanson became a widow at age 48 upon the death of her husband Charles Avery Bezanson on 28 August 1961 at Sobey's Store, Halifax, Nova Scotia.6,7,3 Hilda Blanche Bezanson married Barrington Ivers circa 1989.8 Hilda Blanche Bezanson died on 9 January 2012 at age 99.3 She was buried in Jawbone Corner Cemetery, Canard, Nova Scotia.3

     Hilda Blanche Bezanson was mentioned in an article that appeared in The Kings County Register / Advertiser (Kentville, Nova Scotia) on 26 October 2007:
Port Williams News
by Sylvia Jacquard

The Port’s oldest resident, Hilda Bezanson-Ivers, turned 95 Mon., Oct. 29, 2007!

She had shared her 95th birthday party earlier this summer, on Aug. 19, with the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of her daughter Vivian and son-in-law Gilbert Schofield of Florida/Vermont.

On that sunny August afternoon, approximately 200 family, friends and neighbours attended a garden party hosted by her son Ken Bezanson at the Bezanson Farmstead and held in honour of these three special people.

The refreshments for this double celebration were presented in old-world charm and served elegantly by CentreStage actors and directors. The backdrop for the festivities was the musical group of Carl Bezanson (guitar), Harley Corkum (fiddle) and Bill Tupper (bass), with a guest solo by Sara MacLeod (violin) and Kim Snow (keyboard).

While friends renewed acquaintances and shared congratulations outside, Hilda was feted inside the homestead by family and friends. She received hundreds of birthday cards, good wishes and many hugs and kisses. Kristie Keech entertained the gathering with her piano stylings.

At 7 p.m., many of the guests gathered at the Baptist Church (where Vivian and Gilbert were married) to enjoy musical excerpts and visuals from the PowerPoint presentation: “Port Williams -- Inland Port of the Valley” and “Port Williams Overture” (music by Lucas Porter, visuals by Ken Bezanson).

This was a nostalgic moment for many since it transported them back to the Port Williams of their childhood, during the days when the ships came in. There are many pictures to commemorate this milestone event and numerous people to thank for its success.

On Sun., Oct. 28, in the Baptist Church, Hilda was honoured with a special bulletin, photo insert and flowers. On Mon., Oct. 29, a private communion at the homestead was performed by Reverends Dave Ogilvie and Hedley Hopkins to start her special day.

We applaud you, Hilda, for your wonderful longevity and wish you continued good health and happiness in the coming years.9

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1912
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
Death
2012

Census, Residence

Census1921Hilda Blanche Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold at Aldersville, Nova Scotia.10
Last Edited28 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Hilda Blanch; Registration Year: 1912; Page: 54800009; Number: 54800011.
  3. [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."
  4. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Hilda Blanch; Bezanson, Charles Avery; Registration Year: 1931; Book: 62; Page: 750.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78, 80, 154, 158.
  6. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Avery Charles; Registration Year: 1961; Page: 4926.
  7. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 78, 154.
  8. [S2] Barrington Ivers Death Notice, The Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine), 22 February 1999, p. B6.
  9. [S19] "Port Williams News", The Kings County Register/Advertiser (Kentville, Nova Scotia), 26 October 2007.
  10. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; New Ross East, Aldersville, Mill Road, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 16; Lines: 5-12.
  11. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 154.

Basil Edwin Bezanson1

M, #20813, b. 5 November 1924, d. 23 September 2005
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 258.2
FatherElijah Bezanson1 b. 15 May 1851, d. 27 Jan 1935
MotherCharlotte Leopold1 b. 1889, d. 1982
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Basil Edwin Bezanson was born on 5 November 1924.1 He married Marie Meister, daughter of Gordon Meister and Grace Hiltz, on 21 May 1946 at New Ross, Nova Scotia. He was 21.1 Basil Edwin Bezanson died on 23 September 2005 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia, at age 80.3 He was buried on 27 September 2005 in Christ Anglican Church Cemetery, New Ross, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 26 September 2005:
BEZANSON, Basil Edwin - 80, New Minas, passed away peacefully Friday, September 23, 2005, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.

Born in Aaldersville, he was the son of the late Elijah and Charlotte (Leopold) Bezanson. Basil was always known as a kind hearted, quiet soft spoken, friendly, and very generous man. He was thought of very highly as a father and grandfather. Basil would give you a cute little grin and always had a wonderful sense of humour. He worked for Avon Foods Ltd. Basil enjoyed farming and taking his oxen to different exhibitions throughout the province, up until this past summer when he donated them to the Ross Farm Museum, New Ross.

Surviving are son, Robert (Roberta), Alberta; daughters, Eleanor (David) Russell, North Alton; Barbara Ann Nickerson, Windsor; Peggy (Harry) Chase, Prospect Road; Janet (Dereck) Card, Kentville; sister, Hilda Ivers, Port Williams; brothers, Edgar, Aaldersville; Percy, Blandford; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased and then rejoined his wife of 59 years, Marie (Meister); sisters, Gracie (Mrs. Stanley Russell) and Bertha (Mrs. Ira Reeves); brother, Gordon; half-brother, Norman; half-sister, Viola, and stepfather, Willie Turbitt; son-in-law, Jimmy Nickerson.

Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today with funeral service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, both in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 5 Leverett Ave., Kentville (902-678-2151), Rev. Leonard Bednar officiating. Burial in Anglican Christ Church Cemetery, New Ross.3
Last Edited24 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80, 159.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80.
  3. [S2] Bezanson, Basil Edwin Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 26 September 2005.

Marie Meister1

F, #20814, b. circa 1925, d. 9 June 2005
FatherGordon Meister1
MotherGrace Hiltz1
     Marie Meister was born circa 1925 at New Ross, Nova Scotia.2 She married Basil Edwin Bezanson, son of Elijah Bezanson and Charlotte Leopold, on 21 May 1946 at New Ross, Nova Scotia. He was 21.1 Marie Meister died on 9 June 2005 at Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville, Nova Scotia.2 She was buried on 11 June 2005 in Christ Anglican Church Cemetery, New Ross, Nova Scotia.2

     Death Notice from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 10 June 2005:
BEZANSON, Marie Eveline - 80, New Minas, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2005, in Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville.

Born in New Ross, she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Grace (Hiltz) Meister. She worked for several years with Avon Foods Ltd. and cleaning and cooking in various locations of the valley. She was a dedicated, loving mother and wife who will always be remembered for her kind heart and loving smile.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Basil; son, Robert (Roberta), New Minas; daughters, Eleanor (David) Russell, North Alton; Barbara Ann (Jimmy) Nickerson, Windsor; Peggy (Harry) Chase, Prospect Road; Janet (Dereck) Card, Kentville; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Violet "Bud" Veinott and Alice Acker, both of New Ross.

She was predeceased by brother, Ivan, and a sister in infancy.

Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, both in H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 5 Leverett Ave., Kentville. Burial in Christ Anglican Church Cemetery, New Ross.2
Last Edited24 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 80, 159.
  2. [S2] Bezanson, Marie Eveline Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 10 June 2005.

Alberta Bezanson1

F, #20818, b. 15 March 1899, d. 1972
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 269.2
FatherGeorge Edward Bezanson1 b. c 1848
MotherHarriet Alice Simmons1 b. 22 Feb 1863, d. 5 Sep 1955

Family

Merton Francis Gray
Child
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Alberta Bezanson was born on 15 March 1899.1 She married Merton Francis Gray in 1918.1 Alberta Bezanson and Merton Francis Gray were divorced in 1922.3 Alberta Bezanson married Herman Rowe.1 Alberta Bezanson married Ray Cote.3 Alberta Bezanson died in 1972.1

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1899
1900
Census
1900
1910
Census
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
Death
1972

Census, Residence

Census1900Alberta Bezanson appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of George Edward Bezanson and Harriet Alice Simmons at 43 Robin Hood Road, Newton, Massachusetts.4
Census1910Alberta Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of George Edward Bezanson and Harriet Alice Simmons at Rice Road, Wayland, Massachusetts.5
Last Edited9 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 83, 166.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 83.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 166.
  4. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; Newton Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1240664; Roll: 664; ED: 0901; Page: 2A; Lines: 18-20.
  5. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1374620; Roll: T624_607; ED: 1060; Page: 15A; Lines: 8-12.

George Elwood Bezanson1

M, #20819, b. 11 January 1901, d. 3 February 1971
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 270.2
FatherGeorge Edward Bezanson1 b. c 1848
MotherHarriet Alice Simmons1 b. 22 Feb 1863, d. 5 Sep 1955
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     George Elwood Bezanson was born on 11 January 1901.1,3,4 He married Bernice Salisbury on 3 July 1926 at Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 25. She was 19.5,6 In 1937 he was involved in an animal neglect case involving cattle placed on his farm by the government.7 George Elwood Bezanson died on 3 February 1971 at Moore General Hospital, Goffstown, New Hampshire, at age 70.8,3

     Obituary from The Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts), 6 February 1971:
GEORGE E. BEZANSON

NEW BOSTON, N.H. — George E. Bezanson, 70, of Francestown Turnpike, died Wednesday in Moore General Hospital, Goffstown.

He was born in Wayland. Mass., a son of the late George F. and Alice H. (Simmons) Bezanson, and lived in Rindge until moving here a year ago.

Mr. Bezanson was a retired farmer, He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Wayland.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bernice H. (Salisbury) Bezanson; two sons, George E. Bezanson Jr. of Stow. Mass., and Horace A. Bezanson of Bellows Falls., Vt; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys B. Richards of Fitchburg, Mass., Mrs. Clara A. Hunter of Stow, Mrs. Helen L. Hoyt of Rindge, and Mrs. Rose M. Norcross of Winchendon, Mass; a brother, Horace Bezanson of Wellesley, Mass; a sister, Mrs. Alberta Cote of Lyndeboro; 21 grandchildren.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at a later date.

There are no calling hours.

The Snow Funeral Home of Winchendon is in charge of arrangements.8

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1910George Elwood Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of George Edward Bezanson and Harriet Alice Simmons at Rice Road, Wayland, Massachusetts.9
Census1920George Elwood Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of George Edward Bezanson and Harriet Alice Simmons at Winter Street, Weston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.10
Census1930George Elwood Bezanson and Bernice Salisbury appeared on the census of 1930 at Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, with George Bezanson Jr. and Gladys Bernice Bezanson.4
Census1940George Elwood Bezanson and Bernice Salisbury appeared on the census of 1940 at Amherst, New Hampshire, with George Bezanson Jr., Gladys Bernice Bezanson, Clora Avalon Bezanson, Horace Alvin Bezanson and Helen Louise Bezanson.11
LivedGeorge Elwood Bezanson lived in Rindge, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at the time of his death.3
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Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 83, 166.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 83.
  3. [S3] Social Security Death Index, GEORGE BEZANSON, Born=11 Jan 1901, Died=Feb 1971, Residence=03461 Rindge, Cheshire, NH, Issued=NH (Before 1951).
  4. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 925; Page: 5B; ED: 352; Image: 301.0.
  5. [S840] Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts, "Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988", Bezanson, George Ellwood; Salisbury, Bernice Harriet; Wayland Marriage Register; 3 July 1926.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 166, where the year is 1924.
  7. [S19] "MONT VERNON CATTLE CASE IS UP AGAIN", The Telegraph (Nashua, New Hampshire), 15 April 1937, p. 22.
  8. [S2] George E. Bezanson Death Notice, Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts), 6 February 1971.
  9. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1374620; Roll: T624_607; ED: 1060; Page: 15A; Lines: 8-12.
  10. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Westford; Roll: T625_715; ED: 525; Image: 1077; Page: 6B.
  11. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire; Roll: T627_2288; ED: 6-1; Page: 8B; Lines: 77-80; Page: 9A; Lines: -1-3.

Horace Bezanson1

M, #20820, b. 9 May 1903, d. 16 November 1973
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 271.2
FatherGeorge Edward Bezanson1 b. c 1848
MotherHarriet Alice Simmons1 b. 22 Feb 1863, d. 5 Sep 1955
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Horace Bezanson was born on 9 May 1903 at Wayland, Massachusetts.3,4 He married Carolina Giovanella.5 Horace Bezanson died on 16 November 1973 at Wayland, Massachusetts, at age 70.6,4,7

Census Summary

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Birth
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1910
Census
1910
1920
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Census
1930
1940
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1950
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Death
1973

Census, Residence

Census1910Horace Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of George Edward Bezanson and Harriet Alice Simmons at Rice Road, Wayland, Massachusetts.8
Census1920Horace Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of George Edward Bezanson and Harriet Alice Simmons at Winter Street, Weston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.9
Census1930Horace Bezanson and Carolina Giovanella appeared on the census of 1930 at 119 Washington Street, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, with Virginia Bezanson and John Bezanson.10
Census1940Horace Bezanson and Carolina Giovanella appeared on the census of 1940 at 1 Stevens Street, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, with Virginia Bezanson and John Bezanson.11
Last Edited23 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 83, 167.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 83.
  3. [S7] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910", Horace B. Bezanson; Wayland Birth Register; Year: 1903; Volume: 533; Page: 683.
  4. [S3] Social Security Death Index, HORACE BEZANSON, Born=2 May 1903, Died=Nov 1973, Residence=02181 Wellesley, Norfolk, MA, Issued=MA (Before 1951).
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 167.
  6. [S742] Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, "Massachusetts Death Index,1970-2003", Horace Bezanson; Certificate: 052274; Death: 16 November 1973.
  7. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 83, 167, which says "d. before 1987."
  8. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1374620; Roll: T624_607; ED: 1060; Page: 15A; Lines: 8-12.
  9. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Westford; Roll: T625_715; ED: 525; Image: 1077; Page: 6B.
  10. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Wellesley, Norfolk, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 2340672; Roll: 937; Image: 888.0; ED: 0130; Page: 5B; Lines: 66-69.
  11. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Wellesley, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1633; ED: 11-278; Page: 8A; Lines: 30-33.