Clara Bell Power1

F, #21081, b. 22 November 1898, d. 4 September 1994
FatherWilliam Power2
MotherMary MacDonald2

Family

Chester Gordon Bezanson b. 3 May 1903, d. 3 Jan 1995
Children
     Clara Bell Power was born on 22 November 1898.1 She married Chester Gordon Bezanson, son of Clyde Palmer Bezanson and Gladys M. Corkum, in 1925.1 Clara Bell Power died on 4 September 1994 at Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville, Nova Scotia, at age 95.3,4 She was buried in Hall's Harbour East, Kings County, Nova Scotia.4

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 September 1994:
BEZANSON, Clara Belle - 95, Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville, formerly of Centreville, Kings County, died September 4, 1994, in the home.

Born at Halls Harbour, Kings County, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (MacDonald) Power. She was a member of West Halls Harbour Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Chester, Centreville; daughter, Mrs. Doris Rogers, Centreville; two sons, Emmerson, Black Rock, Kings County; Thomas, Surrey, B.C; sister, Mrs. Genevieve Kinsman, Kentville; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two sons, Harvey, Lewis; two sisters, Mabel, Leona; four brothers, Clayton, Harold, Ambrose, Lewis.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. tonight in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Home, Kentville, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Robert Billings and Rev. Gerald Zinck officiating. Burial will be in Advent Church Cemetery, East Halls Harbour.3
Last Edited1 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 119.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 199.
  3. [S2] Bezanson, Clara Belle Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 6 Septemer 1994.
  4. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, HALLS HARBOUR EAST, Stone 41, "Chester G Bezanson, 1903-3 Jan 1995 Clara B [Porter] 1898-4 Sept 1994. Their Son Harvey R, 1932-1937."
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 199, 252.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 199, 253.

Florence Hobin1

F, #21082, b. 1911, d. 10 December 1988
FatherJohn Hobin1
MotherEllen Duggan1
     Florence Hobin was born in 1911.1 She married Harold Benjamin Bezanson, son of Clyde Palmer Bezanson and Gladys M. Corkum.1 Florence Hobin died on 10 December 1988.1 She was buried on 12 December 1988 in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited4 Sep 2006

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 119.
  2. [S681] Catholic Cemeteries Commission, "Internment Database."

Donald Francis Bezanson1,2

M, #21088, b. 23 January 1920, d. 10 July 1996
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 355.3
FatherBurton Bezanson1 b. 3 Nov 1880, d. 15 May 1967
MotherVeda Djureen1 b. 10 Nov 1895, d. 26 Aug 1974

Family

Evelyn Marie Aust b. 17 May 1920, d. 4 Mar 1992
Child
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Donald Francis Bezanson was born on 23 January 1920 at Omaha, Nebraska.4,1,5 He married Evelyn Marie Aust on 4 September 1939. He was 19. She was 19.2 Donald Francis Bezanson died on 10 July 1996 at San Bernardino, California, at age 76.1,5

     Obituary from The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California), 13 July 1996:
DONALD F. BEZANSON
Retired railroad conductor

Donald F. Bezanson, 76, of Alta Loma died Wednesday of cardiac arrest at San Antonio Community Hospital.

Bezanson, a native of Omaha, Neb., lived in San Bernardino 34 years.

He was a railroad conductor for Santa Fe Railroad.

He was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran and was part of the Okinawa Campaign.

He was a member of Muscoy United Methodist Church and a life member of United Transportation Union Local 811, Masonic Lodge 582 A & FM, American Legion Post 14 in San Bernardino and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Survivors include his son, Glen of Alta Loma; two daughters, Judith Jacobson of Paso Robles and M'Liss Zanella of Upland; two brothers, Stanley of Minneapolis, Minn. and Charles of Lufkin, Texas; three sisters, Margie Raitz of Long Beach, Betty Swinhart of Laughlin, Nev. and Virginia Quaid or Vista; six grandchildren: and three great-grand children.

Service will be today at 9 a.m. at Draper Memorial Chapel, 811 N. Mountain Ave., Ontario. Inurnment will be private.6

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Census1930Donald Francis Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Burton Bezanson and Veda Djureen at 4012 Kansas Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska.7
Census1940Donald Francis Bezanson and Evelyn Marie Aust appeared on the census of 1940 at Beverly Hills, California.8
Last Edited26 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S416] State of California Department of Health Services, "California Death Index, 1940-1997", Donald Francis Bezanson; Birth: 23 January 1920; Death: 10 July 1996;.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 201.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 119.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 201, "1920, Jan. 3."
  5. [S3] Social Security Death Index, DONALD BEZANSON, Born=23 Jan 1920, Died=10 Jul 1996, Residence=72, Issued=CA (Before 1951).
  6. [S2] Donald F. Bezanson Death Notice, The San Bernardino County Sun (13 July 1996), 19.
  7. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska; FHL Film: 2341014; Roll: 1279; Image: 605.0; ED: 0133; Page: 7A; Lines: 7-13.
  8. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_222; ED: 19-58; Page: 19A; Lines: 30-31.
  9. [S417] State of California Department of Health Services, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995", Bezanson; 15 June 1942.

Stanley Burton Bezanson1

M, #21089, b. 16 August 1917, d. 4 October 2002
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 354.2
FatherBurton Bezanson2 b. 3 Nov 1880, d. 15 May 1967
MotherVeda Djureen2 b. 10 Nov 1895, d. 26 Aug 1974

Family

Evelyn Frances Kingsley b. 18 Dec 1919, d. 7 Jul 2002
Child
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Stanley Burton Bezanson was born on 16 August 1917 at Omaha, Nebraska.1 He served in the U.S. Navy.3 He married Evelyn Frances Kingsley on 19 August 1941. He was 24. She was 21.3 Stanley Burton Bezanson participated in a dangerous rescue mission on 9 March 1942 and was subsequently commended for it. Stanley Burton Bezanson and Stanley Oliver Bezanson were mentioned in a Fitchburg Sentinel article on 5 May 1942. The author presupposed that Stanley Oliver Bezanson was the person who was commended for his part in a rescue operation when actually it was Stanley Burton Bezanson. They are third cousins once removed, but were not known to each other.4 He operated a photographic consultant firm.3 He was an avid cyclist.3 He died on 4 October 2002 at age 85.5

Census Summary

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Census1920Stanley Burton Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of Burton Bezanson and Veda Djureen at Omaha, Nebraska.6
Census1930Stanley Burton Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Burton Bezanson and Veda Djureen at 4012 Kansas Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska.7
Last Edited20 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 119, 200.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 119.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 200.
  4. [S799] Ancestry.com, "Ancestry Newspaper Archive", The Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts), 8 May 1942, page 6, "Here and There."
  5. [S3] Social Security Death Index, Issue State: California; Issue Date: 1956.
  6. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Omaha Ward 12, Douglas, Nebraska; Roll: T625_989; Image: 1039; ED: 126; Page: 12B; Lines: 58-61.
  7. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska; FHL Film: 2341014; Roll: 1279; Image: 605.0; ED: 0133; Page: 7A; Lines: 7-13.
  8. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 200, 253.

Charles Benjamin Bezanson1

M, #21090, b. 10 March 1922, d. 22 June 2011
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 356.1
FatherBurton Bezanson1 b. 3 Nov 1880, d. 15 May 1967
MotherVeda Djureen1 b. 10 Nov 1895, d. 26 Aug 1974

Family

Grace Marie Anderson b. 18 Jul 1926, d. 30 Nov 2007
Child
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Charles Benjamin ("Chuck") Bezanson
Image credit: Ancestry.com user DennyS82
     Charles Benjamin Bezanson was also known as Chuck Bezanson.2 He was born on 10 March 1922 at Omaha, Nebraska.3 He served in the military in World War 2 as an aircraft crewman in the Pacific theater.2 He married Grace Marie Anderson.2 Charles Benjamin Bezanson was a owner at Elite Enterprises.2 He died on 22 June 2011 at Lufkin, Texas, at age 89.4

     Obituary from The Lufkin Daily News, 24 June 2011:
Charles B. Bezanson

Funeral services for Charles B. "Chuck" Bezanson, 89, of Lufkin will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Andrew G. Pittman officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Mr. Bezanson was born March 10, 1922 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late Viedia (Djureen) and Burton Bezanson, and died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 in a local hospital. Mr. Bezanson had resided in Lufkin most of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy, completing two tours of combat duty during World War II in the South Pacific. He was the owner and CEO of Lufkin Elite Enterprises, Inc. (Elite Cleaners). Mr. Bezanson was the founder of the Bezanson Bike-A-Thon Against Cancer, from the late 70s to the mid 90s. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Dianne Bezanson of Etoile; daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Paul Campbell of Houston; grandson, Blake Bezanson of Lufkin; granddaughter and spouse, Jennifer and Bob Johnson of Dallas; great-granddaughters, Olivia Rose and Vivian Grace Johnson of Dallas; sister, Virginia Quaid of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bezanson was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Bezanson; daughter, Sharon Bezanson Pitts; and brothers, Donald and Stanley Bezanson. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Sudheer Karnati for his exceptional care to Chuck and the Bezanson family. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.4

Census Summary

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Census1930Charles Benjamin Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Burton Bezanson and Veda Djureen at 4012 Kansas Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska.5
Census1940Charles Benjamin Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Burton Bezanson and Veda Djureen at 8011 McKinley, Los Angeles, California.6
LivedCharles Benjamin Bezanson lived in Angelina County, Texas.2
Last Edited3 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 119.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 201.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 119, 201.
  4. [S839] Ancestry.com, "United States Obituary Collection", The Lufkin Daily News, 24 June 2011, Charles B. Bezanson.
  5. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska; FHL Film: 2341014; Roll: 1279; Image: 605.0; ED: 0133; Page: 7A; Lines: 7-13.
  6. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_427; ED: 60-631; Page: 5A; Lines: 35-40.

Florence Shaw1

F, #21095, d. 8 September 1928
FatherWhidden C. Shaw1 b. 1885
MotherAlice Bezanson1 b. 15 May 1884, d. 23 Jun 1939
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Florence Shaw died on 8 September 1928.1
Last Edited16 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 120.

Bertha Shaw1

F, #21096, b. 1929
FatherWhidden C. Shaw1 b. 1885
MotherAlice Bezanson1 b. 15 May 1884, d. 23 Jun 1939
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Bertha Shaw was born in 1929.1
Last Edited16 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 120.

Frances Leighton1

F, #21100, b. 1920, d. 1955
FatherFrancis Archibald Leighton1 b. bt 1888 - 1889, d. 11 Aug 1973
MotherLillian Bezanson1 b. 10 Nov 1889, d. 17 Jul 1987
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Frances Leighton was born in 1920.1 She married Herman Killam in 1939.1 Frances Leighton and Herman Killam had 2 children.1 Frances Leighton died in 1955.1
Last Edited16 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 120.