Howard Pitts Bezanson1

M, #20861, b. 22 June 1894, d. 18 September 1964
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 284.2
FatherJames H. Bezanson1 b. 14 Nov 1860, d. 1938
MotherIda Pitts1 b. 18 Oct 1860

Family

Gwendolyn LeCapelin b. 1898, d. 1968
Children
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Howard Pitts Bezanson was born on 22 June 1894 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.3,4,5 He volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 27 November 1914 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was described as 5ft 7in tall with brown eyes and black hair. His application was approved on 1 December 1914.6 He married Gwendolyn LeCapelin.1 Howard Pitts Bezanson died on 18 September 1964 at Sydney, Nova Scotia, at age 70.1

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1894
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
Death
1964

Census, Residence

Census1901Howard Pitts Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of James H. Bezanson and Ida Pitts at Sydney, Nova Scotia.5
Census1911Howard Pitts Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of James H. Bezanson and Ida Pitts at 110 Inglis Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia.7
Census1921Howard Pitts Bezanson and Gwendolyn LeCapelin appeared on the census of 1921 at 110 Inglis Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia, with Dorothy Ida Bezanson and Howard J. Bezanson.8
Last Edited24 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 90, 174.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 90.
  3. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Howard Pitts; Registration Year: 1894; Page: 99100130, a delayed entry from 16 December 1957.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 90, 174, where the bithdate is "ca. 1894."
  5. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6448, Transcriber=Wilfred Morley, District=NS CAPE BRETON, Subdistrict=Sydney (Town/Ville) z-2 Page 20, Line=22, Family=161.
  6. [S808] Library and Archives Canada, "Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918", Bezanson, Howard; Attestation; Date: 27 November 1914.
  7. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Cape Breton South, Nova Scotia; Family: 74; Page: 8.
  8. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sydney (City), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 2; Lines: 45-48.
  9. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 174.

Vera Lillian Bezanson1,2

F, #20862, b. 19 February 1898
FatherJames H. Bezanson2 b. 14 Nov 1860, d. 1938
MotherIda Pitts2 b. 18 Oct 1860
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Vera Lillian Bezanson was born on 19 February 1898 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1,3 She married (?) MacPherson.1

Census Summary

1890
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1900
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1921

Census, Residence

Census1901Vera Lillian Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of James H. Bezanson and Ida Pitts at Sydney, Nova Scotia.4
Census1911Vera Lillian Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of James H. Bezanson and Ida Pitts at 110 Inglis Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia.5
Census1921Vera Lillian Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of James H. Bezanson and Ida Pitts at 110 Inglis Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia.6
Last Edited17 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Vera Lillian; Registration Year: 1898; Page: 99000840; a delayed entry recorded 6 July 1955.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 90.
  3. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6448, Transcriber=Wilfred Morley, District=NS CAPE BRETON, Subdistrict=Sydney (Town/Ville) z-2 Page 20, Line=22, Family=161.
  4. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6448, Transcriber=Wilfred Morley, District=NS CAPE BRETON, Subdistrict=Sydney (Town/Ville) z-2 Page 20, Line=22, Family=161.
  5. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Cape Breton South, Nova Scotia; Family: 74; Page: 8.
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sydney (City), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 2; Lines: 40-44.

Hilda Bezanson1

F, #20863, b. 3 October 1899, d. 1979
FatherJames H. Bezanson1 b. 14 Nov 1860, d. 1938
MotherIda Pitts1 b. 18 Oct 1860
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Hilda Bezanson was born on 3 October 1899 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2,3,4 She married Adam Boyd, son of John Boyd and Elizabeth Aitken McKay.1 Hilda Bezanson died in 1979 at Sydney, Nova Scotia.1

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1899
1900
Census
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1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
Death
1979

Census, Residence

Census1901Hilda Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of James H. Bezanson and Ida Pitts at Sydney, Nova Scotia.5
Census1911Hilda Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of James H. Bezanson and Ida Pitts at 110 Inglis Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia.6
Census1921Hilda Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of James H. Bezanson and Ida Pitts at 110 Inglis Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia.7
Last Edited17 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 90.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Hilda; Registration Year: 1899; Page: 99100323; a delayed entry recorded 24 January 1963.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 90, where the birthdate is "1900."
  4. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6448, Transcriber=Wilfred Morley, District=NS CAPE BRETON, Subdistrict=Sydney (Town/Ville) z-2 Page 20, Line=22, Family=161.
  5. [S617] Automated Genealogy, "1901 Census of Canada", Schedule 1 Microfilm T-6448, Transcriber=Wilfred Morley, District=NS CAPE BRETON, Subdistrict=Sydney (Town/Ville) z-2 Page 20, Line=22, Family=161.
  6. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Cape Breton South, Nova Scotia; Family: 74; Page: 8.
  7. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sydney (City), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 2; Lines: 40-44.

William Lake1

M, #20864, b. April 1877
FatherWilliam Lake1
MotherCatherine (?)1

Family

Maud Bezanson b. 21 Jul 1887
Children
     William Lake was born in April 1877 at Nova Scotia.2 He married Maud Bezanson, daughter of James H. Bezanson and Ida Pitts, on 19 February 1904 at Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was 26. She was 16.1

Census Summary

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Birth
1877
1880
1890
1900
1910
Census
1911

Census, Residence

Census1911William Lake and Maud Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 at 106 Inglis Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia, with Marion Lake and Lloyd H. Lake.2
Last Edited24 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 90, 174.
  2. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Cape Breton South, Nova Scotia; Family: 73; Page: 8.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 174.

Gwendolyn LeCapelin1

F, #20867, b. 1898, d. 1968

Family

Howard Pitts Bezanson b. 22 Jun 1894, d. 18 Sep 1964
Children
     Gwendolyn LeCapelin was born in 1898.1 She married Howard Pitts Bezanson, son of James H. Bezanson and Ida Pitts.1 Gwendolyn LeCapelin was a "British War Bride."2 She died in 1968.1

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1898
1900
1910
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
Death
1968

Census, Residence

Census1921Howard Pitts Bezanson and Gwendolyn LeCapelin appeared on the census of 1921 at 110 Inglis Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia, with Dorothy Ida Bezanson and Howard J. Bezanson.3
Last Edited24 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 90, 174.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 174.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Sydney (City), Cape Breton South and Richmond, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 40; Page: 2; Lines: 45-48.

John Edwin Bezanson1

M, #20871, b. 27 March 1888, d. 30 July 1940
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 285.2
FatherWilliam Oliver Bezanson1 b. 6 Feb 1860, d. 7 Oct 1943
MotherAnnie Rosina Davis1 b. 1857, d. 14 Dec 1929

Family

Carrie Myrtle Crouse b. 1893, d. 1969
Children
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     John Edwin Bezanson was born on 27 March 1888.3,1,4 He married Carrie Myrtle Crouse, daughter of (?) Crouse, on 29 October 1913. He was 25.1,5 John Edwin Bezanson was proprietor of Quality Bakery, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.1 He died on 30 July 1940 at age 52.1 He was an heir to the estate of William Oliver Bezanson.6

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1888
1890
Census
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
1930
1940
Death
1940

Census, Residence

Census1891John Edwin Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis at New Germany, Nova Scotia.7
Census1901John Edwin Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis at Barss Corner, Nova Scotia.4
Census1911John Edwin Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis.8
Last Edited21 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 91, 174.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 91.
  3. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, John Edwin; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 91100082; application recorded 19 August 1940.
  4. [S458] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "1901 Canadian Census Extracts for Lunenburg County", Year=1901, District=c - Barss Corner, Page=11, Line=37, Name=Bezanson, William.
  5. [S517] Phil Vogler and John Parker, "Extracts from the Berwick Register", vitstat1913.htm, "Crouse, Carrie Myrtle married at Waterville, 29 Oct 1913 to Edwin J. Bezanson, New Germany, Lun. Co., NS [13 Nov 1913 write up + notice]."
  6. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, BEZANSON, William O, Date=7 Oct 1943, PlaceOfDeath=Berwick, Residence=Berwick, FileID=PRO B-356.
  7. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; New Germany, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6318; Family: 141; Page: 34.
  8. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Farmington, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Family: 8; Page: 1.
  9. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 174.

Bessie Edith Bezanson1

F, #20872, b. 6 June 1891, d. 3 December 1989
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 286.2
FatherWilliam Oliver Bezanson1 b. 6 Feb 1860, d. 7 Oct 1943
MotherAnnie Rosina Davis1 b. 1857, d. 14 Dec 1929

Family

Clarence Veno b. 1880, d. 1970
Children
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Bessie Edith Bezanson's birth registration claims she was born 6 June 1891 in Farmington, Nova Scotia, but she appeared on the 1891 census (enumerated on 24 April) as a 1 year old daughter. She was probably born a year earlier.3,1,4 She married Clarence Veno on 30 December 1908 at New Germany, Nova Scotia. She was 17.5,1 Bessie Edith Bezanson was an heir to the estate of William Oliver Bezanson.6 Bessie Edith Bezanson died on 3 December 1989 at age 98.1 She was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.5

Census Summary

1890
Census
1891
Birth
1891
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
Death
1989

Census, Residence

Census1891Bessie Edith Bezanson appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis at New Germany, Nova Scotia.7
Census1901Bessie Edith Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis at Barss Corner, Nova Scotia.4
Census1911Clarence Veno and Bessie Edith Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 at Farmington, Nova Scotia, with Viola Veno and Marguerite Veno.8
Census1921Clarence Veno and Bessie Edith Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 at Barss Corner, Nova Scotia, with Viola Veno, Marguerite Veno, Muriel Veno, Alice Veno, Robert Veno, Mary Veno, Beatrice R. Veno and Corey E. Veno.9
Last Edited7 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 91, 175.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 91.
  3. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Bessie Edith; Registration Year: 1891; Page: 99100029, a delayed entry from 3 October 1953.
  4. [S458] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "1901 Canadian Census Extracts for Lunenburg County", Year=1901, District=c - Barss Corner, Page=11, Line=37, Name=Bezanson, William.
  5. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 9, Stone 92, "Clarence W. Veno, 1880-1970, his wife Bessie E., 1889-1989, son, Robert W.D., 1915-1985."
  6. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, BEZANSON, William O, Date=7 Oct 1943, PlaceOfDeath=Berwick, Residence=Berwick, FileID=PRO B-356.
  7. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; New Germany, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6318; Family: 141; Page: 34.
  8. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Farmington, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Family: 7; Page: 1.
  9. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Barss´ Corners, Union Square, Watford, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 8; Lines: 25-34.
  10. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 175.

Mary Bezanson1

F, #20873, b. 14 April 1894, d. 16 February 1906
FatherWilliam Oliver Bezanson1 b. 6 Feb 1860, d. 7 Oct 1943
MotherAnnie Rosina Davis1 b. 1857, d. 14 Dec 1929
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Mary Bezanson was born on 14 April 1894.1,2 She died on 16 February 1906 at Victoria General, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at age 11.1 The cause of death was appendicitis.1 She was buried in Barss Corner Baptist Cemetery, Barss Corner, Nova Scotia.1

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1894
1900
Census
1901
Death
1906

Census, Residence

Census1901Mary Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis at Barss Corner, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited31 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 91.
  2. [S458] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "1901 Canadian Census Extracts for Lunenburg County", Year=1901, District=c - Barss Corner, Page=11, Line=41, Name=Bezanson, Mary, Sex=f, Relation=d, MaritalStatus=s, BirthDate=14 Apr 1893, where the birth year differs with Bezansons from Nova Scotia.
  3. [S458] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "1901 Canadian Census Extracts for Lunenburg County", Year=1901, District=c - Barss Corner, Page=11, Line=37, Name=Bezanson, William.

Arthur Elroy Bezanson1

M, #20874, b. 15 May 1896, d. 23 October 1963
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 287.2
FatherWilliam Oliver Bezanson1 b. 6 Feb 1860, d. 7 Oct 1943
MotherAnnie Rosina Davis1 b. 1857, d. 14 Dec 1929

Family

Gertrude Crouse b. 1894, d. 5 Oct 1981
Child
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Arthur Elroy Bezanson was born on 15 May 1896 at Farmington, Nova Scotia.3,1,4 He was drafted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 6 July 1918 at Aldershot, Nova Scotia. His date of birth was recorded as 15 May 1895 and he was described as 5ft 7in tall with blue eyes and light brown hair.5 He married Gertrude Crouse, daughter of (?) Crouse, on 19 November 1919 at Berwick, Nova Scotia. He was 23.6 Arthur Elroy Bezanson was the proprietor and founder in 1923 of Berwick Bakery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.1 He was an heir to the estate of William Oliver Bezanson.7 Arthur Elroy Bezanson died on 23 October 1963 at Berwick, Nova Scotia, at age 67.1,8 He was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.9 His estate was probated at Kings County, Nova Scotia.8

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1896
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
Death
1963

Census, Residence

Census1901Arthur Elroy Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis at Barss Corner, Nova Scotia.10
Census1911Arthur Elroy Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis.11
Census1921Arthur Elroy Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis at Barss Corner, Nova Scotia.12
Last Edited15 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 91, 175.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 91.
  3. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Arthur Elroy; Registration Year: 1896; Page: 99000001, a delayed entry from 24 December 1945.
  4. [S458] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "1901 Canadian Census Extracts for Lunenburg County", Year=1901, District=c - Barss Corner, Page=11, Line=42, Name=Bezanson, Arthur, Sex=m, Relation=s, MaritalStatus=s, BirthDate=15 May 1895, where the birth year differs with Bezansons from Nova Scotia.
  5. [S808] Library and Archives Canada, "Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918", Bezanson, Arthur Elory; MSA; Place: Aldershot, Nova Scotia; Date: 6 July 1918.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 91, 175, but the marriage date may have been 1924.
  7. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, BEZANSON, William O, Date=7 Oct 1943, PlaceOfDeath=Berwick, Residence=Berwick, FileID=PRO B-356.
  8. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, BEZANSON, Arthur E, Date=23 Oct 1963, PlaceOfDeath=Berwick, Residence=Berwick, FileID=1719.
  9. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 6, Stone 109, "Arthur Elroy Bezanson, 1896-1963, his wife Mary Gertrude, 1894-1981."
  10. [S458] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "1901 Canadian Census Extracts for Lunenburg County", Year=1901, District=c - Barss Corner, Page=11, Line=37, Name=Bezanson, William.
  11. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Farmington, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Family: 8; Page: 1.
  12. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Barss' Corners, Union Square, Watford, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 1; Lines: 25-28.
  13. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 175, 239.

Dr. Corey Seldon Bezanson1

M, #20875, b. 16 December 1897, d. 16 October 1957
FatherWilliam Oliver Bezanson1 b. 6 Feb 1860, d. 7 Oct 1943
MotherAnnie Rosina Davis1 b. 1857, d. 14 Dec 1929
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Dr. Corey Seldon Bezanson was born on 16 December 1897.1,2 He was drafted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 29 April 1918 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was described as 5ft 11in tall with blue eyes and light hair.3 He was the only doctor in Aylesford, Nova Scotia, from 1924 to 1956.1 He married Gwladys Louise Waterbury Troop on 28 June 1927. He was 29. She was 21.1 Dr. Corey Seldon Bezanson was an heir to the estate of William Oliver Bezanson.4 Dr. Corey Seldon Bezanson bred Samoyed dogs, and pioneered in the development of cranberry bogs.1 He died on 16 October 1957 at Aylesford, Nova Scotia, at age 59.5,1 The cause of death was carcinoma of antrum.5 He was buried in Aylesford Union Cemetery and Graves Family Cemetery, Aylesford, Nova Scotia.6,7

     From an unidentified newspaper:
PROMINENT AYLESFORD PHYSICIAN PASSES

Dr. C. Seldon Bezanson, prominent valley physician and surgeon, died at his home in Aylesford, yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) following several months illness.

Highly regarded as a physician and surgeon, Dr. Bezanson practiced the profession for thirty-five years in Kings County.

Dr. Bezanson took an active part in community affairs and was actively associated with the medical societies, not only of the Valley and Province but also with the Canadian and U. S. medical societies.

For sixteen years, until the time of his illness, Dr. Bezanson was a member of the Municipal Council. He was chairman of the Building Committee and was keenly interested in West Kings District High School, Auburn.

During the depression years, Dr. Bezanson introduced the development of cranberry bogs, to give employment to many who were unemployed at that time, in the district. He built and developed three large cranberry bogs, introducing his own flooding system, whereby he tapped the Cornwallis river, passing it through to the Annapolis river. Dr. Bezanson added sprinkler systems and invented and manufactured several new picking machines to speed up crop gathering.

A Conservative in politics, Dr. Bezanson maintained an active interest in provincial and federal government affairs.

As a hobby, Dr. Bezanson devoted considerable time to the raising of Samoyede dogs, producing show champions in Canada and the U. S.

Dr. Bezanson enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a great reader especially interested in history as well as current events.

For twenty years, until the time of his illness, Dr. Bezanson took an active part in the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival and was a member of the Festival Committee.

Dr. Bezanson was born sixty years ago in Farmington, Lunenburg County, son of the late William and Annie (Davis) Bezanson. After early schooling in Farmington, he attended and graduated from Mt. Herman College, Mass. He attended Acadia in 1918 and later graduated from Dalhousie University in 1922, with the degree of M.D., C.M.

After practicing six months in Newfoundland, Dr. Bezanson moved to Aylesford, where he practiced the medical profession until the time of his death.

Surviving besides his wife, the former Gwladys Troop, are a sister, Bessie (Mrs. Clarence Veno), Halifax and a brother Arthur E. Bezanson, Berwick. A brother, J. Edwin Bezanson, Yarmouth and a sister Mary Bezanson, Farmington, predeceased him.

Dr. Bezanson was a member of the Aylesford Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge.

The remains are resting at H. C. Lindsay's Funeral Home and will be removed to the Aylesford residence, Friday afternoon at five o'clock. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at three o'clock, at the Aylesford Baptist Church. Rev. A. G. McClare will conduct the service, assisted by Rev. T. E. McLennon of the United Church, Truro. Rev. Mr. McLennon was a close friend and assisted at Dr. and Mrs. Bezanson's wedding.

Burial will be in the family lot in the Bezanson Cemetery, Aylesford. The Municipal Council will attend in a body. Also attending will be the Masonic Lodge and members of the hospital board.

Six associate doctors will be pallbearers and other members of the medical profession and close friends will be honorary pallbearers.8

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1897
1900
Census
1901
1910
Census
1911
1920
1930
1940
1950
Death
1957

Census, Residence

Census1901Dr. Corey Seldon Bezanson appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis at Barss Corner, Nova Scotia.9
Census1911Dr. Corey Seldon Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis.10
Last Edited25 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 91.
  2. [S458] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "1901 Canadian Census Extracts for Lunenburg County", Year=1901, District=c - Barss Corner, Page=11, Line=43, Name=Bezanson, Corey, Sex=m, Relation=s, MaritalStatus=s, BirthDate=16 Dec 1896, where the birth year differs with Bezansons from Nova Scotia.
  3. [S808] Library and Archives Canada, "Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918", Bezanson, Corey Seldon; MSA; Place: Halifax, Nova Scotia; Date: 29 April 1918.
  4. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, BEZANSON, William O, Date=7 Oct 1943, PlaceOfDeath=Berwick, Residence=Berwick, FileID=PRO B-356.
  5. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Bezanson, Corey Seldon; Registration Year: 1957; Page: 5555.
  6. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, in two entries: AYLESFORD UNION, Section 1, Stone 42, "Corey Seldon Bezanson, M.D. 16 Dec 1897 - 16 Oct 1957. His wife Gwladys Louise Waterbury (Troop), May 15 1906 - Mar 4 1982.", and AYLESFORD GRAVES, Section 1, Stone 17, "Corey Seldon Bezanson M.D. 16 Dec 1897, 16 Oct 1957."
  7. [S596] John F. Dugan, "People of Western Kings", which shows 2 tombstones in two different cemeteries.
  8. [S2] Dr. Corey Seldon Bezanson Death Notice, Can-NS-Obits, 1957.
  9. [S458] Lunenburg County GenWeb, "1901 Canadian Census Extracts for Lunenburg County", Year=1901, District=c - Barss Corner, Page=11, Line=37, Name=Bezanson, William.
  10. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Farmington, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Family: 8; Page: 1.

Carrie Myrtle Crouse1

F, #20876, b. 1893, d. 1969
Father(?) Crouse1

Family

John Edwin Bezanson b. 27 Mar 1888, d. 30 Jul 1940
Children
     Carrie Myrtle Crouse was born in 1893.1 She married John Edwin Bezanson, son of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis, on 29 October 1913. He was 25.1,2 Carrie Myrtle Crouse died in 1969.1

Matrimonial notice in The Register, Berwick, Nova Scotia: BEZANSON - CROUSE

A very pretty home wedding took place at the home of Mr. N. A. Osborne, on Wednesday, October 29th, when Miss Carrie Crouse was united in marriage to Mr. Edwin J. Bezanson, of New Germany. The parlors were very prettily decorated. The bride, who was dressed in cream silk with lace and flower trimmings, was given away by her cousin, Mr. N. A. Osborne. She carried a bouquet of white and cream chrysanthemums. Rev. Wm. McPherson, of Waterville, performed the ceremony. Miss Mildred Skinner played the wedding march. Little children, relatives of the bride, stood near.

The presents were numerous. Conspicuous among them were the linen, a shower presented to her by her friends. The members of the Sunday School of the Waterville Presbyterian Church in which the bride studied as a scholar and has worked faithfully as a teacher presented her with a silver butter dish and knife.

After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Bezanson were taken by auto to Kentville where they took train for their future home in Lunenburg County.

The bride, who has been one of the most popular young ladies of Waterville, admired and respected by all who knew her, is followed to her new home by the best wishes of very many friends.3
Last Edited28 Feb 2003

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 91, 174.
  2. [S517] Phil Vogler and John Parker, "Extracts from the Berwick Register", vitstat1913.htm, "Crouse, Carrie Myrtle married at Waterville, 29 Oct 1913 to Edwin J. Bezanson, New Germany, Lun. Co., NS [13 Nov 1913 write up + notice]."
  3. [S602] Phil Vogler, Berwick Register marriage notice in "Matrimonial, BEZANSON, CROUSE, 1913," listserve message February 13, 2003.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 174.

Gertrude Crouse1

F, #20879, b. 1894, d. 5 October 1981
Father(?) Crouse1

Family

Arthur Elroy Bezanson b. 15 May 1896, d. 23 Oct 1963
Child
     Gertrude Crouse was born in 1894.2 She was also known as Mary Gertrude Crouse.2 She married Arthur Elroy Bezanson, son of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis, on 19 November 1919 at Berwick, Nova Scotia. He was 23.3 Gertrude Crouse died on 5 October 1981 at Berwick, Nova Scotia.1,2,4 She was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.2 Her estate was probated at Kings County, Nova Scotia.4

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1894
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1910
1920
Census
1921
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Death
1981

Census, Residence

Census1921Gertrude Crouse appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of William Oliver Bezanson and Annie Rosina Davis at Barss Corner, Nova Scotia.5
Last Edited29 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 91, 175.
  2. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 6, Stone 109, "Arthur Elroy Bezanson, 1896-1963, his wife Mary Gertrude, 1894-1981."
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 91, 175, but the marriage date may have been 1924.
  4. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, Name=BEZANSON, Mary Gertrude, Date=05 Oct 1981, PlaceOfDeath=Berwick, Residence=Berwick, FileID=8725.
  5. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Barss' Corners, Union Square, Watford, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 1; Lines: 25-28.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 175, 239.

Gerald Eaton Bezanson1,2

M, #20880, b. 25 March 1924
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 460.3
FatherArthur Elroy Bezanson1 b. 15 May 1896, d. 23 Oct 1963
MotherGertrude Crouse1 b. 1894, d. 5 Oct 1981
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Gerald Eaton Bezanson was born on 25 March 1924.1 He was an heir to the estate of William Oliver Bezanson.4 Gerald Eaton Bezanson married Vivian Ringer on 2 September 1944. He was 20.1 Gerald Eaton Bezanson was buried in Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited22 Nov 2006

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 175, 239.
  2. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Berwick Cemetery, Section 6, Stone 178, "Gerald Eaton Bezanson, 1924-, his wife, Vivian R. Ringer, 1921-."
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 175.
  4. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, BEZANSON, William O, Date=7 Oct 1943, PlaceOfDeath=Berwick, Residence=Berwick, FileID=PRO B-356.