Donald Gardner Bezanson1

M, #22623, b. 20 May 1922, d. 31 May 2008
Reference: Bezansons from Nova Scotia ID # 457.2
FatherRoland Henry Bezanson1 b. 2 Nov 1890, d. 28 Feb 1940
MotherMabel Tolman Douglas1 b. 31 Jan 1893, d. 18 Jun 1969
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Donald Gardner Bezanson was born on 20 May 1922.1 He married Barbara Louise King on 1 September 1943 at Concord, New Hampshire. He was 21. She was 21.3,1 Donald Gardner Bezanson was an usher at the marriage of Arthur Stanley Bezanson and Mary Dickinson in July 1948 at Advent Christian Church, Crouseville, Maine.1,4 Donald Gardner Bezanson died on 31 May 2008 at age 86.5

     Obituary from The Sentinel and Enterprise (Fitchburg, Massachusetts), 4 June 2008:
Donald Bezanson of Leominster; 86

Leominster - Donald "Gard" Bezanson, 86, died in Life Care Center, Leominster after several months of failing health.

He was born on May 20, 1922 in Marblehead, MA, and was the son of Roland & Mabel (Douglass) Bezanson.

He was raised in Somerville, where he graduated from high school in 1940. He married Barbara King on Sept. 1, 1943 and they lived in MA, and then Clearwater, Florida until her death in 1989. Many of their summers were spent in Alton Bay, NH at the Christian Conference Center. The last eight years, he was living with his daughter & son-in-law in Leominster, MA and recently moved to "Manor on the Hill" in Leominster.

He is survived by family members who include a daughter, Evelyn and her husband Thomas Nowell, three grandchildren Tom Nowell, Barbara Paull, & Jennifer Parker, and 11 great-grandchildren Emily, Thomas, Nicholas, and Katherine Nowell; Susanna, Karissa, Caleb, Julianna, Micah, Kristianna, and Daniel Paull. He also leaves one brother, Arthur, of Astoria, Oregon as well as three sisters-in-law and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

As were his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral. A private service will be held at Puritan Lawn, Lynnfield at a later date.6

Census Summary

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Death
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Census, Residence

Census1930Donald Gardner Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Roland Henry Bezanson and Mabel Tolman Douglas at 27 Ossipee Road, Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.7
Census1940Donald Gardner Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Mabel Tolman Douglas at 27 Ossippee Road, Somerville, Massachusetts.8
Last Edited22 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 173, 238.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 173.
  3. [S792] New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, "New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947", Bezanson, Donald; King, Barbara Louise; Date: 1 September 1943.
  4. [S569] Phylis Allen and Jeff Allen, "Phylis's Scrapbook", April 27, 2002, 1948/4807beza.html, "Miss Mary E. Dickinson Weds Bay State Man In Crouseville."
  5. [S3] Social Security Death Index.
  6. [S2] Donald Bezanson Death Notice, Sentinel and Enterprise (Fitchburg, Massachusetts), 4 June 2008.
  7. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 929; Page: 9B; ED: 461; Image: 466.0.
  8. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1705; ED: 21-101; Page: 1B; Lines: 53-57.

Barbara Louise King1

F, #22631, b. 28 February 1922, d. 5 August 1989
     Barbara Louise King was born on 28 February 1922.1,2 She married Donald Gardner Bezanson, son of Roland Henry Bezanson and Mabel Tolman Douglas, on 1 September 1943 at Concord, New Hampshire. She was 21. He was 21.3,1 Barbara Louise King died on 5 August 1989 at age 67.2

     Death Notice from The St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida), 9 August 1989:
BEZANSON, BARBARA L., 67, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Aug. 5, 1989) in Alton Bay, N.H., after a brief illness.

She was born in Concord, N.H., and came here in 1969 from Wilmington, Mass. She attended Skycrest Baptist Church, Clearwater. She was a retired clerk typist for Pinellas County schools.

Survivors include her husband, D. Gardner; a daughter, Evelyn L. Nowell, Hatboro, Pa; a sister, Joyce Baudouin, Montgomery, Ill; three grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Peaslee Alton Funeral Home, Alton, N.H.4
Last Edited14 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 173, 238.
  2. [S3] Social Security Death Index, BARBARA BEZANSON, Born=28 Feb 1922, Died=5 Aug 1989, Residence=34624, Issued=NH (Before 1951).
  3. [S792] New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, "New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947", Bezanson, Donald; King, Barbara Louise; Date: 1 September 1943.
  4. [S2] Barbara L. Bezanson Death Notice, St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida), 9 August 1989.