Frank Coldwell1

M, #20821, b. 14 February 1876
FatherEdwin Coldwell1 b. 1 Aug 1852
MotherMargaret Ann Bezanson1 b. 5 May 1853, d. 23 Nov 1938
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Frank Coldwell was born on 14 February 1876.2 He married Winnafred Webb.1 Frank Coldwell and Winnafred Webb had 2 children.

Census Summary

1870
Birth
1876
1880
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901

Census, Residence

Census1891Frank Coldwell appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Edwin Coldwell and Margaret Ann Bezanson at Canada Creek, Nova Scotia.3
Census1901Frank Coldwell and Winnafred Webb appeared on the census of 1901 at Canada Creek, Harbourville, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited30 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 84.
  2. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), Year=1901, Location=Harbourville, Code=N, Community=Canada Creek, Page=4, Family=40.
  3. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), Year=1891, Location=Canada Creek, Code=n-1, Page=20, Family=82.

Edith Coldwell1

F, #20822, b. 3 February 1878, d. 1965
FatherEdwin Coldwell1 b. 1 Aug 1852
MotherMargaret Ann Bezanson1 b. 5 May 1853, d. 23 Nov 1938
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Edith Coldwell was born on 3 February 1878.2,3 She married Howard Thomas.1 Edith Coldwell died in 1965.1

Census Summary

1870
Birth
1878
1880
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
Death
1965

Census, Residence

Census1891Edith Coldwell appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Edwin Coldwell and Margaret Ann Bezanson at Canada Creek, Nova Scotia.4
Census1901Edith Coldwell appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Edwin Coldwell and Margaret Ann Bezanson at Canada Creek, Harbourville, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited30 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 84.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 84, where the birth date was "1879."
  3. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), Year=1901, Location=Harbourville, Code=N, Community=Canada Creek, Page=4, Family=40.
  4. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), Year=1891, Location=Canada Creek, Code=n-1, Page=20, Family=82.

Myrna Mildred Bezanson1,2

F, #20825, b. 5 September 1909
FatherGuilford Bezanson1 b. 21 Sep 1861, d. 12 May 1922
MotherBertha May Parker1 b. 1880, d. 1967
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Myrna Mildred Bezanson was born on 5 September 1909 at Garland, Nova Scotia.3,1 She was an heir to the estate of Guilford Bezanson.4 Myrna Mildred Bezanson married Montague Schoyer Kilby on 6 September 1944 at Saint John, New Brunswick. She was 35.2,1 Myrna Mildred Bezanson was Dean of Women at Mount Allison College, Sackville, New Brunswick, at the time of her marriage.2

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1909
1910
Census
1911

Census, Residence

Census1911Myrna Mildred Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Guilford Bezanson and Bertha May Parker at Garland, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited2 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 85.
  2. [S860] Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, "Vital Statistics from Government Records", Marriage Certificate; Microfilm F20034, Saint John County, Code B4/1944, Number 38804, Myrna Mildred Bezanson and Montague Schoyer Kilby, 6 September 1944.
  3. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Myrna Mildred; Registration Year: 1909; Page: 54900405; Number: 54900406.
  4. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, BEZANSON, Guilford, Date=12 May 1922, PlaceOfDeath=Garland, Residence=Garland, FileID=ADM B-195.
  5. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 72; Page: 7.

Norma Bezanson1

F, #20826, b. 12 February 1911, d. 18 April 1995
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 276.2
FatherGuilford Bezanson1 b. 21 Sep 1861, d. 12 May 1922
MotherBertha May Parker1 b. 1880, d. 1967
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Norma Bezanson was born on 12 February 1911.1 She was an heir to the estate of Guilford Bezanson.3 Norma Bezanson married J. Whitman Freeman on 25 December 1937. She was 26.1 Norma Bezanson died on 18 April 1995 at Pleasant River, Nova Scotia, at age 84.4

     Obituary from The Halifax Mail Star (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 April 1995:
Norma M. Freeman, 84, Pleasant River, Queens County, died April 18, 1995, at home.

Born in Garland, she was a daughter of the late Gilford and Bertha (Parker) Bezanson. She was a graduate of Acadia University and a retired teacher. She was an active community worker and a devoted church member.

Surviving are daughters, Barbara Williams, Halifax; Bertha Fiddes, Pleasant River; sons, Wilson, South Mountain, Ontario; Robert, Nepean, Ontario; Alan, Pleasant River; sister, Myrna Kilby, Guelph, Ontario; brother, Gordon, Berwick; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, J. Whitman.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Trinity United Church, Pleasant River, Rev. Elizabeth Hogan officiating.4

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1911
Census
1911
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
Death
1995

Census, Residence

Census1911Norma Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Guilford Bezanson and Bertha May Parker at Garland, Nova Scotia.5
LivedNorma Bezanson and J. Whitman Freeman lived in Pleasant River, Nova Scotia.6
Last Edited14 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 85, 169.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 85.
  3. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, BEZANSON, Guilford, Date=12 May 1922, PlaceOfDeath=Garland, Residence=Garland, FileID=ADM B-195.
  4. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Mail Star, 20 April 1995, Norma M. Freeman.
  5. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Kings, Nova Scotia; Family: 72; Page: 7.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 169.

Gordon Parker Bezanson1,2

M, #20827, b. 3 July 1920, d. 18 October 2006
FatherGuilford Bezanson2 b. 21 Sep 1861, d. 12 May 1922
MotherBertha May Parker2 b. 1880, d. 1967
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Gordon Parker Bezanson was born on 3 July 1920.2 He was an heir to the estate of Guilford Bezanson.3 Gordon Parker Bezanson married Phyllis Wilhelmina Payzant on 12 June 1943. He was 22. She was 21.2 Gordon Parker Bezanson died on 18 October 2006 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia, at age 86.1 He was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.1

     Death Notice from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia):
BEZANSON, Gordon Parker - 86, Berwick, Kings Co. It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gordon Parker Bezanson on Wednesday, October 18, 2006, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.

Born in Garland, he was the only son of the late Guilford and Bertha Bezanson.

Gordon is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis, with whom he shared many happy years. She will cherish his memory as she cherished him in life. He will be missed and remembered by his daughter, Joanne Bezanson-Earle and Mark Earle of Prince George, B.C; his son, Peter Gordon Bezanson and Naomi Louis, Nineveh, Lunenburg Co; granddaughters, Beth and Emily Bezanson; stepgrand-daughters, Lisa Baker and Jamie O'Gorman; also his well-loved nieces and nephews and their children with whom he spent many happy occasions during his life. He enjoyed the loving care provided by his niece, Birdie Fiddes, R.N. and Wayne Fiddes.

Gordon spent his youth in Wolfville and other areas with many interesting stories from his childhood. He attended Wolfville High and Acadia University and Nova Scotia Technical College. He served in the Royal Canadian Army. As a professional engineer he worked for Imperial Oil and Defense Research Establishment Atlantic in Dartmouth, where he and Phyllis made their home. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying skiing, camping, fishing, canoeing and gardening. Gordon enjoyed meeting with the "Old Boys" and was involved with community organizations and fundraising, church events, family events and maintained an interest in current events, technology, weather and camping organizations, Hub Campers and High Tide Drifters.

Besides his parents, Gordon was predeceased by sisters, Myrna (Monty) Kilby and Norma (Whitman) Freeman.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, Berwick. No visitation by request. Cremation has taken place and memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, October 23, in Berwick Baptist Church, Berwick, Rev. Murray Shaw officiating, followed by a reception. Private family interment in Berwick Cemetery.1
Last Edited8 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Bezanson, Gordon Parker Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 20 October 2006.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 85.
  3. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, BEZANSON, Guilford, Date=12 May 1922, PlaceOfDeath=Garland, Residence=Garland, FileID=ADM B-195.

Phyllis Wilhelmina Payzant1

F, #20832, b. 8 January 1922, d. 30 March 2011
Phyllis Wilhelmina (Payzant) Bezanson
     Phyllis Wilhelmina Payzant was born on 8 January 1922.1 She married Gordon Parker Bezanson, son of Guilford Bezanson and Bertha May Parker, on 12 June 1943. She was 21. He was 22.1 Phyllis Wilhelmina Payzant died on 30 March 2011 at Berwick, Nova Scotia, at age 89.2 She was buried on 28 July 2011 in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary:
BEZANSON, Phyllis Wilhelmina - 89, Berwick, Kings Co., passed away, peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

Born in Port Mouton, Queens Co., she was a daughter of the late Everett B.G. and Cora E. (Cook) Payzant. While living in Dartmouth, Phyllis had been a member of the First Baptist Church, Dartmouth and had been active in the I.W.K. Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. After she and her late husband moved to the Annapolis Valley, she became a member of the Berwick Baptist Church, the Hub Campers Club and had volunteered with the former Western Kings Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Berwick.

Surviving are son, Peter (Naomi Louis), Nineveh, Lunenburg Co; daughter, Joanne (Mark Earle) Bezanson-Earle, Prince George, B.C; grandchildren, Jamie, Lisa, Beth and Emily; great-grandchildren, Franklyn, Amma, Madilyn and Lauren; sister, Eva Telfer, Truro; several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gordon P. Bezanson; brother, Wilfred Payzant; sister, Dorothy Carter. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral service for Phyllis will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, in the Berwick Baptist Church, 265 Commercial St., Berwick, Rev. Marilyn Rose officiating, with burial in the Berwick Cemetery.2
Last Edited13 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 85.
  2. [S2] Phyllis Wilhelmina Bezanson Death Notice, InMemorium.ca, 30 March 2011.
  3. [S2] Phyllis Wilhelmina Bezanson Death Notice, InMemorium.ca, 30 March 2011, there was no explanation of why the funeral service was several months after her death.

George Wright1

M, #20835, b. circa 1880
FatherWilliam Hallett Wright1 b. 20 May 1858, d. 25 Jun 1927
MotherAlberta Bezanson1 b. 1862, d. 1934
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     George Wright was born circa 1880.2 He married Myrtle (?).1

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1880
Census
1881

Census, Residence

Census1881George Wright appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of John George Bezanson and Margaret Margeson at Harbourville, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited23 Apr 2003

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 85.
  2. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), Year=1881, Location=Harbourville, Code=n-2, Family=41, Page=9.

Walter Judson Duffy1,2

M, #20839, b. 31 May 1864, d. 11 December 1947
FatherRobert J. Duffy2 b. 6 Mar 1836, d. 19 May 1906
MotherSusanetta Bezanson2 b. 14 Oct 1845, d. 7 May 1933

Family

Elizabeth Lennox b. 17 Dec 1872, d. b 1921
Children
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Walter Judson Duffy was born on 31 May 1864 at New Brunswick.3,4 He married Augusta A. Wood on 30 June 1891 at Saint John, New Brunswick. He was 27.5 Walter Judson Duffy married Elizabeth Lennox, daughter of William Lennox and Jane (?), on 4 September 1894 at Richibucto, New Brunswick. He was 30. She was 21.6 Walter Judson Duffy became a widower upon the death of his wife Elizabeth Lennox before 1921.7 Walter Judson Duffy died on 11 December 1947 at Moncton City Hospital, Moncton, New Brunswick, at age 83. The informant on his death certificate was Roy Huntington Duffy.1 Walter Judson Duffy was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton, New Brunswick.1

Census Summary

1860
Birth
1864
1870
Census
1871
1880
Census
1881
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
Death
1947

Census, Residence

Census1871Walter Judson Duffy appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of Robert J. Duffy and Susanetta Bezanson at Hillsborough, New Brunswick.8
Census1881Walter Judson Duffy appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of Robert J. Duffy and Susanetta Bezanson at Hillsborough, New Brunswick.4
Census1891Walter Judson Duffy appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Robert J. Duffy and Susanetta Bezanson at Moncton, New Brunswick.9
Census1901Walter Judson Duffy and Elizabeth Lennox appeared on the census of 1901 at Moncton, New Brunswick.3
Census1911Walter Judson Duffy appeared on the census of 1911 at Moncton, New Brunswick, with Frank Duffy, Walter Judson Duffy Jr., Ruth Marion Duffy, Nerine Susanette Duffy and Bessie Kathleen Duffy and with Marion Lennox, age 79, possibly Walter Judson Duffy's mother-in-law but listed as housekeeper, and Maggie W Lennox, age 20, sister-in-law.10
Census1921Walter Judson Duffy appeared on the census of 1921 at Elm Street, Sunny Brae, Moncton, New Brunswick, with Ruth Marion Duffy, Nerine Susanette Duffy, Walter Judson Duffy Jr., Bessie Kathleen Duffy, Susanetta Bezanson, John Duffy, Roy Huntington Duffy and William Duffy.7
Last Edited29 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S860] Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, "Vital Statistics from Government Records", Death Certificate; Walter Judson Duffy; Date: 11 December 1947.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 86.
  3. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick; Family: 105; Page: 13.
  4. [S5] 1881 Canadian Census; Hillsborough, Albert, New Brunswick; Roll: C_13177; Family: 239; Pages: 55-56.
  5. [S860] Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, "Vital Statistics from Government Records", Marriage Certificate; Walter J. Duffy; Augusta A. Wood; Date: 30 June 1891.
  6. [S860] Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, "Vital Statistics from Government Records", Marriage Certificate; Walter J. Duffy; Elizabeth Lennox; Date: 4 September 1894.
  7. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Moncton (Parish), Westmorland, New Brunswick; Sub-District: 25; Page: 18; Lines: 42-50.
  8. [S5] 1871 Canadian Census; Hillsborough, Albert, New Brunswick; Roll: C-10394; Family: 19; Page: 5.
  9. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick; Roll: T-6306; Family: 436; Page: 99; Lines: 4-13.
  10. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; 21, Westmorland, New Brunswick; Family: 217; Page: 25.
  11. [S860] Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, "Vital Statistics from Government Records", Birth Certificate; Ruth Marion Duffy; Date: 2 June 1902; a delayed entery registered 29 July 1946.
  12. [S860] Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, "Vital Statistics from Government Records", Birth Certificate; Nerine Susanette Duffy; Date: 26 July 1905; a delayed entery registered 19 March 1926.
  13. [S860] Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, "Vital Statistics from Government Records", Birth Certificate; Walter Judson Duffy, Jr.; Date: 24 October 1905; a delayed entery registered 29 November 1930.
  14. [S860] Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, "Vital Statistics from Government Records", Birth Certificate; Bessie Kathleen Duffy; Date: 28 September 1907; a delayed entery registered 4 April 1945.

Mabel Duffy1

F, #20840, b. circa 1867
FatherRobert J. Duffy1 b. 6 Mar 1836, d. 19 May 1906
MotherSusanetta Bezanson1 b. 14 Oct 1845, d. 7 May 1933
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Mabel Duffy was born circa 1867 at New Brunswick.2

Census Summary

1860
Birth
1867
1870
Census
1871
1880
Census
1881

Census, Residence

Census1871Mabel Duffy appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of Robert J. Duffy and Susanetta Bezanson at Hillsborough, New Brunswick.3
Census1881Mabel Duffy appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of Robert J. Duffy and Susanetta Bezanson at Hillsborough, New Brunswick.2
Last Edited28 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 86.
  2. [S5] 1881 Canadian Census; Hillsborough, Albert, New Brunswick; Roll: C_13177; Family: 239; Pages: 55-56.
  3. [S5] 1871 Canadian Census; Hillsborough, Albert, New Brunswick; Roll: C-10394; Family: 19; Page: 5.