Ralph Prescott Bezanson1

M, #22487, b. 10 October 1899, d. 16 April 1947
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 449.2
FatherReverend Walter Scott Bezanson1 b. 12 Sep 1875, d. 21 Feb 1966
MotherFlorence Turner Putnam1 b. 1875, d. 1909

Family

Grace Louise Cross b. 15 Nov 1899, d. 15 Oct 1967
Children
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Ralph Prescott Bezanson circa 1915
Image credit: Bezanson-Gilliatt-Holman Family photos submitted by Louise Holzman
     Ralph Prescott Bezanson was born on 10 October 1899.1 He was photographed with Reverend Walter Scott Bezanson and Daisy Frances Cole circa 1915. Ralph Prescott Bezanson married Grace Louise Cross.1 Ralph Prescott Bezanson died on 16 April 1947 at age 47.1

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1899
1900
1910
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1910
1920
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1920
1930
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1930
1940
Death
1947

Census, Residence

Census1910Ralph Prescott Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Reverend Walter Scott Bezanson at 21 West Concord Street, Dover, New Hampshire.3
Census1920Ralph Prescott Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of Reverend Walter Scott Bezanson and Daisy Frances Cole at 10 Summit Street, Bristol, Connecticut.4
Census1930Ralph Prescott Bezanson and Grace Louise Cross appeared on the census of 1930 at Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, with Dorothy Florence Bezanson, Richard Scott Bezanson and Beverly June Bezanson.5
Last Edited20 Mar 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 170, 235.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 170.
  3. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Dover Ward 3, Strafford, New Hampshire; FHL Film: 1374879; Roll: T624_866; ED: 0282; Page: 4B; Lines: 59-63.
  4. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: T625_180; Image: 966; ED: 19; Page: 8A; Lines: 9-14.
  5. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Connecticut, Bristol County, Hartford; Roll: T626_261; Image: 0599; ED: 95; Page: 4B.
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 235.

Grace Louise Cross1

F, #22488, b. 15 November 1899, d. 15 October 1967

Family

Ralph Prescott Bezanson b. 10 Oct 1899, d. 16 Apr 1947
Children
     Grace Louise Cross was born on 15 November 1899.1,2 She married Ralph Prescott Bezanson, son of Reverend Walter Scott Bezanson and Florence Turner Putnam.1 Grace Louise Cross died on 15 October 1967 at age 67.1,2

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1899
1900
1910
1920
1930
Census
1930
1940
1950
1960
Death
1967

Census, Residence

Census1930Ralph Prescott Bezanson and Grace Louise Cross appeared on the census of 1930 at Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, with Dorothy Florence Bezanson, Richard Scott Bezanson and Beverly June Bezanson.3
Last Edited6 Dec 2003

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 170, 235.
  2. [S3] Social Security Death Index, GRACE BEZANSON, Born=15 Nov 1899, Died=Oct 1967, Residence=06086, Issued=CT (Before 1951).
  3. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Connecticut, Bristol County, Hartford; Roll: T626_261; Image: 0599; ED: 95; Page: 4B.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 235.

Richard Scott Bezanson1

M, #22493, b. 28 August 1925, d. 29 September 1990
FatherRalph Prescott Bezanson1 b. 10 Oct 1899, d. 16 Apr 1947
MotherGrace Louise Cross1 b. 15 Nov 1899, d. 15 Oct 1967
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Richard Scott Bezanson was born on 28 August 1925.1,2 He married Diane LeFebvre.1 Richard Scott Bezanson died on 29 September 1990 at age 65.2

Census Summary

1920
Birth
1925
1930
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1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
Death
1990

Census, Residence

Census1930Richard Scott Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Ralph Prescott Bezanson and Grace Louise Cross at Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut.3
LivedRichard Scott Bezanson lived in South Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, at the time of his death.2
Last Edited6 Dec 2003

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 235.
  2. [S3] Social Security Death Index, RICHARD BEZANSON, Born=28 Aug 1925, Died=29 Sep 1990, Residence=02660 South Dennis, Barnstable, MA, Issued=CT (Before 1951).
  3. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Connecticut, Bristol County, Hartford; Roll: T626_261; Image: 0599; ED: 95; Page: 4B.

Diane LeFebvre1

F, #22494, b. 6 May 1928, d. 19 April 1998
     Diane LeFebvre was born on 6 May 1928.1 She married Richard Scott Bezanson, son of Ralph Prescott Bezanson and Grace Louise Cross.2 Diane LeFebvre died on 19 April 1998 at age 69.1
Last Edited11 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S3] Social Security Death Index, DIANE BEZANSON, Born=06 May 1928, Died=19 Apr 1998, Residence=02660 South Dennis, Barnstable, MA, Issued=048 (Before 1951).
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 235.

Beverly June Bezanson1

F, #22496, b. 10 March 1928, d. 5 October 2006
FatherRalph Prescott Bezanson1 b. 10 Oct 1899, d. 16 Apr 1947
MotherGrace Louise Cross1 b. 15 Nov 1899, d. 15 Oct 1967
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Beverly June Bezanson was born on 10 March 1928.1 She married David E. Imgraham.1 Beverly June Bezanson died on 5 October 2006 at age 78.2,3

     Obituary from The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), 9 October 2006:
Beverly (Bezanson) Ingraham, 79, of Coventry, beloved wife of David Ingraham passed at her home with her loving family by her side.

Beverly was born March 10, 1928 in Bristol, daughter of the late Jess and Grace (Cross) Bezanson. Beverly was an accomplished artist and sculptress throughout the New England and New York area. Beverly along with her son, Bruce were involved with the antique business for 25 years. She was always a familiar face at the Brimfield Antique Show. Beverly enjoyed gardening, painting, spending quality time with her grandchildren, and traveling throughout the Northeast with her husband. Her spare time consisted of community service, cub scouts, girl scouts and the Heart Foundation in Vernon.

Besides David Ingraham, her husband and best friend of 53 years, she is survived by a daughter, Beth Alexandra-Cross Ingraham of Nairobi, Kenya; three sons, Bruce and his wife, Theresa Ingraham of Coventry, Brad and his wife, Danielle Ingraham of Dennis Port, MA, an David Ingraham Jr. of Manchester; three grandchildren, Gretta Grace, Amelia Leigh and Alexander David and other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m. at the Coventry Funeral Home, 2665 Boston Tpke, Rte. 44, Coventry with the Rev. Dr. Bruce Johnson officiating. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held Thursday, October 12 from 4- 7 p.m. JUST PRIOR TO SERVICE. The Ingraham family would like to thank the Visiting Nurses Association of Vernon.3

Census Summary

1920
Birth
1928
1930
Census
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2006

Census, Residence

Census1930Beverly June Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Ralph Prescott Bezanson and Grace Louise Cross at Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut.4
Last Edited14 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 235.
  2. [S3] Social Security Death Index, Beverly J. Ingraham; Issue Sate: Connecticut; Issue Date: Before 1951.
  3. [S2] Beverly J. Ingraham Death Notice, Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), 9 October 2006.
  4. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Connecticut, Bristol County, Hartford; Roll: T626_261; Image: 0599; ED: 95; Page: 4B.

Martha Busse1

F, #22498, b. circa 1901

Family

Raymond Moody Bezanson b. 3 Nov 1900, d. 8 May 1978
Child
     Martha Busse was born circa 1901 at Connecticut.2 She married Raymond Moody Bezanson, son of Reverend Walter Scott Bezanson and Florence Turner Putnam, on 26 October 1921. He was 20.1 According to Bristol, Connecticut city directories, Raymond Moody Bezanson and Martha Busse lived at separate addresses for most of the 1930s. As of 1937, Raymond was listed with Susan C. Bezanson, so I presume Raymond and Martha divorced in the mid-1930s.

Census Summary

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Birth
1901
1910
1920
1930
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1930
1940
Census
1940

Census, Residence

Census1930Raymond Moody Bezanson and Martha Busse appeared on the census of 1930 at 171 Burlington Street, Bristol, Connecticut, with Mildred Irene Bezanson and in the same home as Martha's parents and siblings.3
Census1940Martha Busse appeared on the census of 1940 at 171 Burlington Street, Bristol, Connecticut, with Mildred Irene Bezanson and Donald Raymond Bezanson in the household of an unknown person parents.2
Last Edited10 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 235.
  2. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: T627_501; ED: 2-13; Page: 1B; Lines: 57-63.
  3. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL Film: 2339996; Roll: 261; Image: 776.0; ED: 0098; Page: 22A; Lines: 5-7.

Raymond Moody Bezanson1

M, #22499, b. 3 November 1900, d. 8 May 1978
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 450.2
FatherReverend Walter Scott Bezanson1 b. 12 Sep 1875, d. 21 Feb 1966
MotherFlorence Turner Putnam1 b. 1875, d. 1909

Family

Martha Busse b. c 1901
Child
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Raymond Moody Bezanson circa 1915
Image credit: Bezanson-Gilliatt-Holman Family photos submitted by Louise Holzman
     Raymond Moody Bezanson was born on 3 November 1900.1,3 He was photographed with Reverend Walter Scott Bezanson and Daisy Frances Cole circa 1915. Raymond Moody Bezanson married Martha Busse on 26 October 1921. He was 20.4 According to Bristol, Connecticut city directories, Raymond Moody Bezanson and Martha Busse lived at separate addresses for most of the 1930s. As of 1937, Raymond was listed with Susan C. Bezanson, so I presume Raymond and Martha divorced in the mid-1930s. Raymond Moody Bezanson married Hattie Susan Charette.4 Raymond Moody Bezanson died on 8 May 1978 at age 77.1,3 He was buried in West Cemetery, Bristol, Connecticut.5

Census Summary

1900
Birth
1900
1910
Census
1910
1920
1930
Census
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
Death
1978

Census, Residence

Census1910Raymond Moody Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Reverend Walter Scott Bezanson at 21 West Concord Street, Dover, New Hampshire.6
Census1930Raymond Moody Bezanson and Martha Busse appeared on the census of 1930 at 171 Burlington Street, Bristol, Connecticut, with Mildred Irene Bezanson and in the same home as Martha's parents and siblings.7
LivedRaymond Moody Bezanson lived in Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut, at the time of his death.3
Last Edited20 Mar 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 170, 235.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 170.
  3. [S3] Social Security Death Index, RAYMOND BEZANSON, Born=3 Nov 1900, Died=May 1978, Residence=06010 Bristol, Hartford, CT, Issued=CT (Before 1951).
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 235.
  5. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Raymond M. Bezanson, West Cemetery, Bristol, Connecticut; Memorial Number: 76264746.
  6. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Dover Ward 3, Strafford, New Hampshire; FHL Film: 1374879; Roll: T624_866; ED: 0282; Page: 4B; Lines: 59-63.
  7. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL Film: 2339996; Roll: 261; Image: 776.0; ED: 0098; Page: 22A; Lines: 5-7.

Mildred Irene Bezanson1

F, #22500, b. circa 1922, d. 24 February 2016
FatherRaymond Moody Bezanson1 b. 3 Nov 1900, d. 8 May 1978
MotherMartha Busse1 b. c 1901
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Mildred (Bezanson) Dragon
     Mildred Irene Bezanson was born circa 1922.2 She married Loren Dragon on 3 August 1941. He was 23.3,1 Mildred Irene Bezanson became a widow upon the death of her husband Loren Dragon on 2 March 2001.3 Mildred Irene Bezanson died on 24 February 2016 at Alzheimer's Resource Center of Connecticut, Plantsville, Connecticut.4

     Obituary from The Bristol Observer (Bristol, Connecticut), 25 February 2016:
Mildred (Bezanson) Dragon, 93, widow of Loren S. Dragon, Sr., passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday (February 24, 2016) at The Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Connecticut.

Mildred (also known to friends and family as “Tootsie”) was born in Bristol on April 27, 1922 to the late Martha (Busse) and Raymond Bezanson. She was a communicant member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Her most important role was being a loving and compassionate Mom and Grandmother. She lived in Bristol until 1975 when she moved to South Alburg, VT, where she and her husband operated a summer restaurant (Kathy’s Kitchen) for many years. She enjoyed playing Bingo, her trips to the casino, and spending time at the beach.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: Loren and Stella Dragon of Southington; six daughters and sons-in-law: Donna and Donald Audet, Nan and Ed Grosky, and Nina and Bill Kelley, all of Florida, Dale and Wayne Goodrich of North Hero, VT, Cathy and Sal Ruscitti of Terryville, and Holly and Barry Simard of Bristol, with whom she resided from 2001 to 2010, when she entered The Pines at Bristol. In July 2015 she moved to the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Connecticut. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law: Donald and Barbara Bezanson of Waterbury; a sister: Deborah Ann (Bezanson) Spagnoletti of Houston, TX; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was a loving “Aunt Tootsie” to numerous nieces and nephews.

Mildred was predeceased by four grandchildren: Barry, Jimmy, and Kristie Dragon and Shannon Lynn Gilbert.

The family wishes to thank the staff at both The Pines at Bristol and The Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Connecticut for their compassion and care to our Mom. Funeral services will be held Saturday (February 27, 2016) at 11 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 154 Meadow Street, Bristol. Burial will follow in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol on Saturday morning between 9 and 10:30 AM.4

Census Summary

1920
Birth
1922
1930
Census
1930
1940
Census
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
Death
2016

Census, Residence

Census1930Mildred Irene Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Raymond Moody Bezanson and Martha Busse at 171 Burlington Street, Bristol, Connecticut.5
Census1940Mildred Irene Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Martha Busse at 171 Burlington Street, Bristol, Connecticut.6
Last Edited20 Mar 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 235.
  2. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Connecticut, Bristol County, Hartford; Roll: T626_261; Image: 0776; ED: 98; Page: 22A.
  3. [S505] ProQuest Information and Learning, "Hartford Courant Obituaries, 1998-1999", March 04, 2001, Page B4, Loren S. Dragon, Sr.
  4. [S2] Mildred (Bezanson) Dragon Death Notice, The Bristol Observer (Bristol, Connecticut), 25 February 2016.
  5. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL Film: 2339996; Roll: 261; Image: 776.0; ED: 0098; Page: 22A; Lines: 5-7.
  6. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: T627_501; ED: 2-13; Page: 1B; Lines: 57-63.