Trueman Holley1,2

M, #20923, b. 10 November 1888, d. 2 October 1946
FatherAugustus Levi Holley2 b. 23 Jan 1859, d. 28 Sep 1948
MotherSarah Jane Bezanson2 b. 28 Jun 1862, d. 2 Nov 1948

Family

Sadie A. MacKay b. c 1892
Child
  • Hughena Maud Holley4 b. 8 Dec 1911
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Trueman Holley was born on 10 November 1888 at Cambridge, Massachusetts.1 He married Sadie A. MacKay, daughter of John MacKay and Margaret (?), on 7 June 1911 at Eureka, Nova Scotia. He was 22.3,4 Trueman Holley died on 2 October 1946 at Eureka, Nova Scotia, at age 57.5

Census Summary

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Birth
1888
1890
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1900
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1910
1920
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1921
1930
1940
Death
1946

Census, Residence

Census1891Trueman Holley appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of Augustus Levi Holley and Sarah Jane Bezanson at Truro, Nova Scotia.6
Census1901Trueman Holley appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Augustus Levi Holley and Sarah Jane Bezanson.7
Census1921Trueman Holley and Sadie A. MacKay appeared on the census of 1921 at Eureka, Nova Scotia, with Hughena Maud Holley, Jean Holley, Everett Holley and Raymond Holley.8
Last Edited8 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S7] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910", Holly, Truman B; Cambridge Birth Register; Year: 1888; Volume: 386; Page: 104.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 97.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", McKay, Sadie Agnes; Holley, Freeman; Registration Year: 1911; Book: 1833; Page: 66; Number: 89.
  4. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Holley, Hughena Maud; Registration Year: 1911; Page: 54400259; Number: 54400260.
  5. [S14] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Death Registrations", Holley, Trueman Bishop; Registration Year: 1946; Page: 5215.
  6. [S5] 1891 Canadian Census; Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6311; Family: 168; Page: 42.
  7. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Goshen, Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Family: 48; Page: 6.
  8. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Jerrona, Pictou, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 47; Page: 2; Lines: 22-27.

Frank Holley1

M, #20924, b. circa 1908
FatherAugustus Levi Holley1 b. 23 Jan 1859, d. 28 Sep 1948
MotherSarah Jane Bezanson1 b. 28 Jun 1862, d. 2 Nov 1948
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Frank Holley was born circa 1908 at Nova Scotia.2 He was living at California in 1977.1

Census Summary

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Birth
1908
1910
1920
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1921

Census, Residence

Census1921Frank Holley appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Augustus Levi Holley and Sarah Jane Bezanson at Hopewell, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited7 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 97.
  2. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Hopewell, Riverton, Fox Brook, Pictou, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 47; Page: 7; Lines: 39-42.

Frances Dale Holley1,2

F, #20925, b. 8 September 1902
FatherAugustus Levi Holley2 b. 23 Jan 1859, d. 28 Sep 1948
MotherSarah Jane Bezanson2 b. 28 Jun 1862, d. 2 Nov 1948
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Frances Dale Holley was born on 8 September 1902 at Country Harbour, Nova Scotia.1,3 She was living at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1977.2

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1902
1910
1920
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1921

Census, Residence

Census1921Frances Dale Holley appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Augustus Levi Holley and Sarah Jane Bezanson at Hopewell, Nova Scotia.3
Last Edited7 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Holley, Frances Dale; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 90800729; a delayed entry recorded 25 June 1937.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 97.
  3. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Hopewell, Riverton, Fox Brook, Pictou, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 47; Page: 7; Lines: 39-42.

Caroline Holley1

F, #20926, b. 10 November 1892, d. 1977
FatherAugustus Levi Holley1 b. 23 Jan 1859, d. 28 Sep 1948
MotherSarah Jane Bezanson1 b. 28 Jun 1862, d. 2 Nov 1948

Family

Oswald MacKenzie b. c 1890
Child
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Caroline Holley was born on 10 November 1892 at Truro, Nova Scotia.2,1 She married Oswald MacKenzie on 7 September 1915 at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was 22.3,1 Caroline Holley died in 1977 at Truro, Nova Scotia.1

Census Summary

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Birth
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1900
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1920
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1950
1960
1970
Death
1977

Census, Residence

Census1901Caroline Holley appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Augustus Levi Holley and Sarah Jane Bezanson.4
Last Edited2 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 97.
  2. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Holley, Caroline Irene; Registration Year: 1904; Page: 70302222; a delayed entry recorded 20 November 1928.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Holly, Caroline; McKenzie, Oswald; Registration Year: 1915; Book: 1822; Page: 30; Number: 541.
  4. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Goshen, Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Family: 48; Page: 6.
  5. [S2] Brown, Ethel Mae (MacKenzie) (Hill) Death Notice, Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home (Truro, Nova Scotia).

James Mitchell Holley1

M, #20928, b. 29 October 1899, d. 7 June 1902
FatherAugustus Levi Holley1 b. 23 Jan 1859, d. 28 Sep 1948
MotherSarah Jane Bezanson1 b. 28 Jun 1862, d. 2 Nov 1948
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     James Mitchell Holley was born on 29 October 1899 at Nova Scotia.2,1 He died on 7 June 1902 at Country Harbour, Nova Scotia, at age 2.1

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1899
1900
Census
1901
Death
1902

Census, Residence

Census1901James Mitchell Holley appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Augustus Levi Holley and Sarah Jane Bezanson.2
Last Edited7 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 97.
  2. [S5] 1901 Canadian Census; Goshen, Guysborough, Nova Scotia; Family: 48; Page: 6.

May Louise Copeland1

F, #20929, b. circa 1890
FatherJohn Copeland b. c 1864
     May Louise Copeland was born circa 1890 at Indiana.2 She married Forrest Seaward Bezanson, son of William George Bezanson and Rebecca Taylor, circa 1911.1,2

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1890
1900
1910
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1930
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1930

Census, Residence

Census1930Forrest Seaward Bezanson and May Louise Copeland appeared on the census of 1930 at 22 Newbury Street, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, with Grace Estelle Bezanson and Dorothy Hazel Bezanson.2
Last Edited10 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 100.
  2. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 931; Page: 2B; ED: 553; Image: 1072.0.

Alice Evelyn Bezanson1

F, #20933, b. circa 1911, d. 2 November 2002
FatherJames Edward Bezanson1 b. 10 Dec 1882, d. 1964
MotherMartha Lillian Cook1 b. 1875, d. 1943

Family

George Ebeneezer Bezanson b. 17 Mar 1905, d. 19 Jul 1963
Children
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Alice Evelyn Bezanson was born circa 1911 at Quincy, Massachusetts.2 She married George Ebeneezer Bezanson, son of Daniel James Bezanson and Margaret Lynds, on 26 December 1927. He was 22.3 Alice Evelyn Bezanson died on 2 November 2002 at Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.2 She was buried on 5 November 2002 in Bethel Cemetery, Scotsburn, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 4 November 2002:
BEZANSON, Alice Evelyn - 91, West Branch, died Saturday, November 2, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital.

Born in Quincy, Mass., she was a daughter of the late James E. and Martha Lillian (Cook) Bezanson. She was a housewife, did restaurant work and cared for seniors in her home. She was a lover of birds and flowers. She was a member of Burns Memorial Presbyterian Church, West Branch.

She is survived by daughters, Phyllis (Gordon) Mitchell, London, Ont; Marie (Donald) Rae, Truro; Thelma (Harold) Cloney, New Annan; sons, Fred (Vendres), Plainfield; George A. (Muriel), West Branch; sisters, Sarah Hamilton, Annie Anderson, Upper Stewiacke; 25 grandchildren; 41 great-grand- children.

She was predeceased by her husband, George E. Bezanson; sons, James Freeman, John Edward; daughter, Frances Crowe; sisters, Charlotte Hamilton, Erma McDermott. The remains are resting at her late residence with visitation today 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, in Burns Memorial Presbyterian Church, West Branch, Rev. Lara Scholey officiating assisted by Rev. Lee MacNaughton. Burial in Bethel Cemetery, Scotsburn.2

Census Summary

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1920
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1930
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Death
2002

Census, Residence

Census1921Alice Evelyn Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of James Edward Bezanson and Martha Lillian Cook at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.4
Last Edited24 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 4 November 2002, Alice Evelyn Bezanson.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 101, 182.
  4. [S5] Upper Stewiache, West and Village, Colchester, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 41; Page: 5; Lines: 26-32 Canadian Census.
  5. [S2] Fred Bezanson Death Notice, InMemorium.ca, 26 July 2011.

Catherine Rebecca Bezanson1,2

F, #20934, b. 19 July 1903, d. 25 November 2004
FatherDaniel James Bezanson2 b. May 1864, d. 28 Apr 1938
MotherMargaret Lynds2 b. 4 May 1884, d. 11 Jan 1947

Family

Gordon Taylor b. c 1896
Children
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Catherine Rebecca Bezanson was also known as Cassie Bezanson.2 She was born on 19 July 1903 at Mount Thom, Nova Scotia.1 She married Gordon Taylor on 12 March 1919 at West Branch, Nova Scotia. She was 15.3,2 Catherine Rebecca Bezanson married Allen Gregory.2 Catherine Rebecca Bezanson died on 25 November 2004 at Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, at age 101.4 She was buried on 27 November 2004 in West Branch Cemetery, River John.4

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 26 November 2004:
GREGORY, Catherine "Cassie" - 101, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, formerly of Lyons Brook, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2004, in Shiretown Nursing Home.

Born in Dalhousie Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret (Lynds) Bezanson. She was a midwife and lumber woods cook for 29 years. She moved to Lyons Brook in 1953.

She is survived by her daughters, Jean Muir, Trenton, and Isabel Cooke, Diamond; sisters, Mary Hiltz, River John; Libby Fraser, New Glasgow; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 14 great great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Gregory was predeceased by her first husband, Gordon Taylor; her second husband, Allan Gregory; sons, James, Elmer and Earl Taylor, and an infant son. She was also predeceased by brothers, George, Dave, William, Raymond and Stewart Bezanson; sister, Annie Holt and grandson, Joe Taylor.

Visitations will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Eagles Funeral Home Chapel, Westville, with Pastor Vincent Hanley officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery.4

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1903
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1911
1920
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1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2004

Census, Residence

Census1911Catherine Rebecca Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Ebenezer Bezanson at South Dalhousie, Nova Scotia.5
Census1921Gordon Taylor and Catherine Rebecca Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 at Dalhousie, Nova Scotia.6
Last Edited26 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Catherine Rebecca; Registration Year: 1903; Page: 99100438; a delayed entry recorded 18 October 1964.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 101.
  3. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Catherine Rebecca; Taylor, Gordon Louis; Registration Year: 1919; Book: 41; Page: 578.
  4. [S2] Gregory, Catherine "Cassie" Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 26 November 2004.
  5. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Pictou, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 31; Family: 78; Page: 7.
  6. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Pictou, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 12; Page: 10; Lines: 40-42.

Mary Jean Bezanson1,2

F, #20937, b. 4 April 1910, d. 3 May 2008
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 311.3
FatherDaniel James Bezanson2 b. May 1864, d. 28 Apr 1938
MotherMargaret Lynds2 b. 4 May 1884, d. 11 Jan 1947

Family

Wade Martin Hiltz b. 1903, d. 1966
Children
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Mary Jean Bezanson was born on 4 April 1910 at Dalhousie, Nova Scotia.1,2,4 She married Wade Martin Hiltz, son of Charles Hiltz and Melissa Adams, on 6 June 1931 at Pictou County, Nova Scotia. She was 21.5,2 Mary Jean Bezanson died on 3 May 2008 at Willow Lodge Home for Special Care, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, at age 98.6 She was buried on 6 May 2008 in Mountain Road Cemetery, River John, Nova Scotia.6

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 5 May 2008:
HILTZ (Bezanson), Mary Jean - 98, River John, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2008, in Willow Lodge, with her daughter by her side. Mary was born on April 4, 1910, in Dalhousie Mountain, and was the last surviving child of the late Daniel and Margaret (Lynds) Bezanson.

She is survived by her daughter, Anita (Kenneth) Clarke, River John; granddaughters, Kenda Gamble (Glen Breen), Edmonton, Alta; Melody (Peter) Murphy, Saint John, N.B; Leanne (Cory) Cyr, Dartmouth; great-grandchildren, Randy Gamble, India; Nile and Chloe Cyr, Agnes and Leo Murphy; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Wade (1966); son, Charles (1984); sisters, Cassie Gregory, Margaret "Libby" Fraser, Annie Holt; brothers, George, William, David, Raymond, Stewart and James.

Visitation will be held today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and the funeral will take place on Tuesday, May 6, at 2 p.m., both in St. George's Presbyterian Church, River John. Interment will be in Mountain Road Cemetery.6

Census Summary

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

Census, Residence

Census1911Mary Jean Bezanson appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Ebenezer Bezanson at South Dalhousie, Nova Scotia.7
Census1921Mary Jean Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Daniel James Bezanson and Margaret Lynds at Dalhousie, Nova Scotia.8
LivedMary Jean Bezanson lived in River John, Nova Scotia.9
Last Edited25 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Bezanson, Mary Jean; Registration Year: 1910; Page: 54200348; Number: 54200349.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 101, 185.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 101.
  4. [S58] Gordon A. Watts, "Mountain Road Cemetery", June 20, 1999, "Hiltz, Wade M. Hiltz, 1903 -- 1966, wife Mary Bezanson, 1910, son Charles W. Hiltz, 1932 -- 1984."
  5. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Mary Jane; Hiltz, Wade Martin; Registration Year: 1931; Book: 63; Page: 255.
  6. [S2] Hiltz, Mary Jean (Bezanson) Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 5 May 2008.
  7. [S5] 1911 Canadian Census; Pictou, Nova Scotia; Sub-District: 31; Family: 78; Page: 7.
  8. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Pictou, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 47; Page: 10; Lines: 32-39.
  9. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 185.

Wade Martin Hiltz1

M, #20938, b. 1903, d. 1966
FatherCharles Hiltz2
MotherMelissa Adams2

Family

Mary Jean Bezanson b. 4 Apr 1910, d. 3 May 2008
Children
     Wade Martin Hiltz was born in 1903.3,4 He married Mary Jean Bezanson, daughter of Daniel James Bezanson and Margaret Lynds, on 6 June 1931 at Pictou County, Nova Scotia. She was 21.5,1 Wade Martin Hiltz died in 1966.1,4
Last Edited2 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 101, 185.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 101.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 101, 185, where the birth date is "1904."
  4. [S58] Gordon A. Watts, "Mountain Road Cemetery", June 20, 1999, "Hiltz, Wade M. Hiltz, 1903 -- 1966, wife Mary Bezanson, 1910, son Charles W. Hiltz, 1932 -- 1984."
  5. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Bezanson, Mary Jane; Hiltz, Wade Martin; Registration Year: 1931; Book: 63; Page: 255.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 185.