Doris Bezanson1

F, #25878, b. circa 1922
FatherAlexander Bezanson1 b. 13 Mar 1891, d. Feb 1975
MotherJanet Lena Geddes1 b. 31 Jul 1902, d. Aug 1970
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Doris Bezanson was born circa 1922 at Canada.1 She married Souza (?).2

Census Summary

1920
Birth
1922
1930
Census
1930
1940
Census
1940

Census, Residence

Census1930Doris Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Alexander Bezanson and Janet Lena Geddes at 53 Town Hill Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.1
Census1940Doris Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Alexander Bezanson and Jeanette Geddes at 491 Quincy Avenue, Quincy, Massachusetts.3
Lived2013Doris Bezanson lived in Hanover, Massachusetts, in 2013.2
Last Edited12 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 937; Page: 1B; ED: 105; Image: 112.0.
  2. [S2] Bezanson, George K. Death Notice, The Hanover Mariner (Hanover, Massachusetts), 22 July 2013.
  3. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1630; ED: 11-198; Page: 2B; Lines: 55-62.

Lena Bezanson1,2

F, #25879, b. 2 October 1924, d. 20 June 2012
FatherAlexander Bezanson2 b. 13 Mar 1891, d. Feb 1975
MotherJanet Lena Geddes2 b. 31 Jul 1902, d. Aug 1970

Family

Child
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Lena Bezanson was born on 2 October 1924 at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.1,2 She married George L. Steele.3 Lena Bezanson died on 20 June 2012 at Fremont, New Hampshire, at age 87.1

     Obituary from The Union Leader (Manchester, New Hampshire), 28 June 2012:
Fremont - Lena E. Steele, 87, died on June 20, 2012, at her home.

She was born on Oct. 2, 1924, in Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, Canada, the daughter of the late Alexander and Janet (Geddes) Bezanson.

She moved to the United States as an infant and became a citizen in 1993. Lena grew up in Quincy, Mass., and formerly resided in Hough's Neck and Dorchester, Mass.

She had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was formerly employed for many years as a fancy stitcher for shoe factories in Boston and also had worked for Nike Shoe and Keezer Manufacturing Company in New Hampshire.

She greatly enjoyed taking annual trips with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren all over Canada. She liked going out to eat and was an avid reader who also enjoyed word puzzles and games. She was talented and creative at crocheting and was well-known for the beautiful afghans that she made. Lena loved being surrounded by her family and was the primary caregiver, along with her husband, to her granddaughter, Holly, for 35 years.

She was predeceased by her son, Bruce A. Bezanson, who died in 2001, and her husband, George L.

Steele, who died in 2009; and is survived by three granddaughters, Lisa Deyermond and her husband, Timothy, Heidi Jackman and her husband, Jeffrey, and Holly Bezanson; four great-grandchildren, Raeann Croston and her husband, Daniel, Samantha Anderson and her husband, Roger Anderson II, and Aaron and Asa Deyermond; three great-great-grandchildren, Natalya Croston, Anthony Anderson and Kimberly Anderson; two brothers, George and William Bezanson; and her sister, Doris Sousa.

Services: At Lena's request, there will be no calling hours. Brewitt Funeral Service, 9 Pleasant St., Epping, is assisting the family with arrangements.1

Census Summary

1920
Birth
1924
1930
Census
1930
1940
Census
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
Death
2012

Census, Residence

Census1930Lena Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Alexander Bezanson and Janet Lena Geddes at 53 Town Hill Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.2
Census1940Lena Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Alexander Bezanson and Jeanette Geddes at 491 Quincy Avenue, Quincy, Massachusetts.4
Last Edited16 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Steele, Lena E. Death Notice, The Union Leader (Manchester, New Hampshire), 28 June 2012.
  2. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 937; Page: 1B; ED: 105; Image: 112.0.
  3. [S2] Bezanson, George K. Death Notice, The Hanover Mariner (Hanover, Massachusetts), 22 July 2013.
  4. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1630; ED: 11-198; Page: 2B; Lines: 55-62.

Donald Alexander Bezanson1,2,3

M, #25880, b. 24 May 1926, d. 28 January 1998
FatherAlexander Bezanson3 b. 13 Mar 1891, d. Feb 1975
MotherJanet Lena Geddes3 b. 31 Jul 1902, d. Aug 1970

Family

Betty Jean Cooper b. 27 May 1927, d. 6 May 1995
Children
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Donald Alexander Bezanson was born on 24 May 1926 at Massachusetts.2,3 He married Betty Jean Cooper in 1945 at Quincy, Massachusetts.1 Donald Alexander Bezanson died on 28 January 1998 at age 71.2

Census Summary

1920
Birth
1926
1930
Census
1930
1940
Census
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
Death
1998

Census, Residence

Census1930Donald Alexander Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Alexander Bezanson and Janet Lena Geddes at 53 Town Hill Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.3
Census1940Donald Alexander Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Alexander Bezanson and Jeanette Geddes at 491 Quincy Avenue, Quincy, Massachusetts.4
Last Edited25 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S731] Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, "Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970", Donald Alexander Bezanson; Betty Jean Cooper; Year: 1945.
  2. [S902] U.S. Social Security Administration, "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007", Donald Alex Bezanson; Birth: 24 May 1926; Death: 28 January 1998.
  3. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 937; Page: 1B; ED: 105; Image: 112.0.
  4. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1630; ED: 11-198; Page: 2B; Lines: 55-62.
  5. [S902] U.S. Social Security Administration, "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007", Donald Alexander Bezanson, Jr.; Birth: 2 April 1948; Death: 8 July 1992.
  6. [S2] Betty J. Pelletier Death Notice, The Quincy Sun (Quincy, Massachusetts), 23 August 2017.