Thelma Phinney1

F, #26830, b. 24 September 1912, d. 29 July 2010
FatherHarry Phinney1 b. c 1889
MotherGladys M. Bezanson1 b. 24 May 1886
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Thelma Phinney was born on 24 September 1912 at Middleton, Nova Scotia.2,1 She married Charles A. Bates on 1 July 1945. She was 32.2 Thelma Phinney died on 29 July 2010 at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, at age 97.2

     Obituary from The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts), 31 July 2010:
Thelma P. Bates, 97, of 70 Pomeroy Avenue passed away at Berkshire Medical Center on Thursday.

Thelma was born in September 24, 1912 in Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was the daughter of Harris and Gladys Bezanson Phinney, and graduated from Holten High School in Danvers in 1929.

She worked at Standard Crayon Co which later became Binney and Smith. Thelma moved to Pittsfield in 1947 where she became secretary in the Trust Department of First Agricultural Bank, which is now the Bank North, where she retired in 1978.

Thelma was a charter member of the National Secretaries association, Secretary for the Executive Board for South Mountain Association, member of the Friends of Berkshire Athenaeum, volunteer at various organizations including Audubon Society. Thelma was a valued member of the First Church of Christ in Pittsfield, Congregational. She loved her garden and her flowers, and Thelma was a supporter of fairness for all animals.

Her husband Charles A. Bates, whom she married July 1, 1945 died February 14, 1992. She was also predeceased by a brother, Harris T. Phinney.

Survivors include Brother Charles K. Phinney of Wildwood FL, two sisters Mrs. Anita Webb of Manchester N.H., and Mrs. Florence Esposito of Tenn.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday August 3, 2010 at the First Church of Christ Congregational in Pittsfield at 11 a.m. A reception will follow in the Church Parlor. Following Cremation, burial will be in Danvers, with her husband. There will be no calling hours.2

Census Summary

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Census1930Thelma Phinney appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Harry Phinney and Gladys M. Bezanson at 31 Clark Street, Danvers, Massachusetts.1
Census1940Thelma Phinney appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Harry Phinney and Gladys M. Bezanson at 11 Wadsworth, Danvers, Massachusetts.3
Last Edited16 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 2340630; Roll: 895; Image: 728.0; ED: 0032; Page: 8B; Lines: 92-99.
  2. [S2] Bates, Thelma P. Death Notice, The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts), 31 July 2010.
  3. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1579; ED: 5-57; Page: 3A; Lines: 24-30.

Anita Phinney1

F, #26831, b. 31 July 1919, d. 21 December 2014
FatherHarry Phinney1 b. c 1889
MotherGladys M. Bezanson1 b. 24 May 1886
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Anita Phinney was born on 31 July 1919 at Middleton, Nova Scotia.2,1 She married Edward J. Webb.2 Anita Phinney died on 21 December 2014 at Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, Massachusetts, at age 95.2

     Obituary from The Union Leader (Manchester, New Hampshire), 30 December 2014:
MANCHESTER - Anita M. (Phinney) Webb, 95, passed away on Dec. 21, 2014, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Webb.

Born on July 31, 1919, in Middleton, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Harris and Gladys (Bezanson) Phinney.

Anita was raised and educated in Danvers, Mass., and graduated from Holten High School in 1938. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Methodist Church in Danvers. Anita had been employed at the former Nissen Crayon Factory and Ideal Baby Shoe Factory. She helped create the Lazy Eye Clinic, volunteered at the American Red Cross, the Women's Church Group and Girl Scouts. Anita enjoyed gardening, oil painting and traveling.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses, David and Judith Webb of Redmond, Wash., Joan and Joseph Stavre of Manchester, Nancy and Roland Couillard of Seabrook, and Tina and Ken Sweet of Madison; her siblings, Charles Phinney of Florida, Florence Esposito of Tennessee; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Edward J. Webb Jr., her sister, Thelma Bates and brother, Harris Tremaine Phinney.

Services: Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers, Mass. Her funeral service will be celebrated on at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Holten Cemetery, Danvers.2

Census Summary

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Census1930Anita Phinney appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Harry Phinney and Gladys M. Bezanson at 31 Clark Street, Danvers, Massachusetts.1
Last Edited16 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 2340630; Roll: 895; Image: 728.0; ED: 0032; Page: 8B; Lines: 92-99.
  2. [S2] Webb, Anita M. Death Notice, The Union Leader (Manchester, New Hampshire), 30 DEcember 2014.

Tremaine Phinney1

M, #26832, b. circa 1921
FatherHarry Phinney1 b. c 1889
MotherGladys M. Bezanson1 b. 24 May 1886
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Tremaine Phinney was also known as Harris Tremaine Phinney. He was born circa 1921.1

Census Summary

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Census1930Tremaine Phinney appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Harry Phinney and Gladys M. Bezanson at 31 Clark Street, Danvers, Massachusetts.1
Census1940Tremaine Phinney appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Harry Phinney and Gladys M. Bezanson at 11 Wadsworth, Danvers, Massachusetts.2
Last Edited16 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 2340630; Roll: 895; Image: 728.0; ED: 0032; Page: 8B; Lines: 92-99.
  2. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1579; ED: 5-57; Page: 3A; Lines: 24-30.

Sarah E. Willson1

F, #26835, b. April 1846

Family

Mahlon V. Bezanson b. Feb 1845, d. 3 Apr 1915
Children
     Sarah E. Willson was born in April 1846 at Augusta County, Virginia.2,1 She married Mahlon V. Bezanson, son of Joseph Bezanson and Jerusha G. Parsons, on 25 December 1871 at Fisherville, Augusta County, Virginia. She was 25. He was 26.1

     Something is amiss with the records of Mahlon V. Bezanson and Sarah E. Willson. An obituary indicates that Mahlon died in 1915, but his wife Sarah was listed as a widow in the census of 1910.

Census Summary

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Census1880Mahlon V. Bezanson and Sarah E. Willson appeared on the census of 1880 at South River, Virginia.3
Census1900Mahlon V. Bezanson and Sarah E. Willson appeared on the census of 1900 at 92 Fairview Street, New Britain, Connecticut, with Harry Brown Bezanson, Virginia Bezanson and Emma Bezanson.2
Census1910Sarah E. Willson appeared on the census of 1910 at Ridge Road, Hamden, Connecticut, with Virginia Bezanson and Emma Bezanson and also with two young boarders, Bruno Tarazona, age 3, and Alfred Oaks, age 2.4
Last Edited12 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S677] Ancestry.com, "Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940", Mahlon V. Bezanson; Sarah E. Wilson; 25 December 1871.
  2. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL Film: 1240138; Roll: 138; ED: 0205; Page: 9B; Lines: 80-84.
  3. [S4] 1880 U.S. Federal Census; South River, Augusta, Virginia; FHL Film: 1255354; Roll: 1354; ED: 019; Page: 252D; Lines: 4-5.
  4. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut; FHL Film: 1374149; Roll: T624_136; ED: 0340; Page: 15A; Lines: 19-23.

Joseph Bezanson1

M, #26836, b. circa 1840, d. 24 October 1922
FatherJoseph Bezanson1 b. 27 Aug 1812
MotherJerusha G. Parsons1 b. c 1814, d. 19 Oct 1889
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Joseph Bezanson was born circa 1840 at Nova Scotia.2 He immigrated with Joseph Bezanson and Jerusha G. Parsons on 7 July 1853 to Boston, Massachusetts, aboard the Pearl.3 Joseph Bezanson married Louise J Hull circa 1885.4 Joseph Bezanson died on 24 October 1922 at Polk County, Oregon.5,6 He was buried in Hilltop Cemetery, Independence, Oregon.6

Census Summary

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Census1860Joseph Bezanson appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of Joseph Bezanson and Jerusha G. Parsons at Burke's Mill, Virginia.7
Census1900Joseph Bezanson and Louise J Hull appeared on the census of 1900 at Otter, Oklahoma, with Oliver Denney (age 23, nephew.)8
Census1910Joseph Bezanson and Louise J Hull appeared on the census of 1910 at D Street, South Independence, Oregon.4
Census1920Joseph Bezanson and Louise J Hull appeared on the census of 1920 at B Street, Independence, Oregon.9
Last Edited28 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S532] Unknown compiler, "Kingfisher County GenWeb", Obituary for Mahlon V. Bezanson.
  2. [S4] 1860 U.S. Federal Census; North Subdivision, Augusta, Virginia; FHL Film: 805333; Roll: M653_1333; Image: 464; Page: 982; Lines: 1-7.
  3. [S699] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), "Massachusetts Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1963", Pearl; 7 July 1853; Joseph Bezanson and family, with several unfamiliar names including Amdich Bezanson, Chitden Bezanson, and Mary Furth.
  4. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; South Independence, Polk, Oregon; FHL Film: 1375295; Roll: T624_1282; ED: 0250; Page: 5B; Lines: 70-71.
  5. [S874] Family Search Internet, "Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998", Joseph Benzanson; Polk County, Oregon; 22 October 1922; Certificate: 129.
  6. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Joseph Bezanson, Hilltop Cemetery, Independence, Oregon; Memorial Number: 60591602.
  7. [S4] 1860 U.S. Federal Census; North Subdivision, Augusta, Virginia; FHL Film: 805333; Roll: M653_1333; Images: 463, 464; Page: 981; Line: 40; Page: 982; Lines: 1-7.
  8. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; Otter, Kingfisher, Oklahoma; FHL Film: 1241338; Roll: 1338; ED: 0114; Page: 2B; Lines: 66-68.
  9. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Independence, Polk, Oregon; Roll: T625_1497; Image: 379; ED: 368; Page: 2B; Lines: 52-53.

Dr. Charles Bezanson1

M, #26837, b. circa 1847, d. 16 April 1927
FatherJoseph Bezanson1 b. 27 Aug 1812
MotherJerusha G. Parsons1 b. c 1814, d. 19 Oct 1889

Family 1

Emma J. Wilkins b. Feb 1857
Children

Family 2

Miriam Olivet Thornley b. c 1862, d. 28 May 1946
Child
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Dr. Charles Bezanson was born circa 1847 at Virginia.2 Some sources indicate he was born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.3 He married Emma J. Wilkins, daughter of J. M. Wilkins and Hattie (?), on 16 July 1876 at Gilead, Michigan. She was 19.4 Dr. Charles Bezanson was a horticulturist.5 Emma J. Wilkins filed for divorce from Dr. Charles Bezanson in July 1900 at Arkansas City, Kansas. Emma claimed that Charles abandonned her.6 He married Miriam Olivet Thornley on 3 June 1901 at Paradise, Oklahoma.7,8 Dr. Charles Bezanson died on 16 April 1927 at Oklahoma.9,10 He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Perkins, Oklahoma.9

     Obituary, 17 April 1927:
In Memoriam -- Dr. Charles Bezanson, 79 years old, 2400 W. 17th street, died at the family home Saturday. Funeral services will be held from the Watts & McAtee funeral home, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The body will be forwarded to Coyle, Okla., for burial.

He is survived by his widow, two sons, Charles Bezanson, San Diego, Calif., and Fred Bezanson, Coyle, Okla.

Dr. Bezanson was one of the pioneer physicians of Oklahoma, having practiced medicine in Guthrie and Oklahoma City for more than 25 years old. He operated a hospital in Guthrie before statehood days.9

Census Summary

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Census1860Dr. Charles Bezanson appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of Joseph Bezanson and Jerusha G. Parsons at Burke's Mill, Virginia.11
Census1870Dr. Charles Bezanson appeared on the census of 1870 at Rome, Ohio, in the household of Andrew and Martha Griffith.12
Census1880Dr. Charles Bezanson and Emma J. Wilkins appeared on the census of 1880 at Monroe, Kansas, with Fred Wilkins Bezanson and John M. Bezanson.5
Census1910Dr. Charles Bezanson and Miriam Olivet Thornley appeared on the census of 1910 at 811 North Main Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.8
Census1920Dr. Charles Bezanson and Miriam Olivet Thornley appeared on the census of 1920 at Paradise Township, Oklahoma, with Charles Bezanson.13
Last Edited10 Jan 2017

Citations

  1. [S532] Unknown compiler, "Kingfisher County GenWeb", Obituary for Mahlon V. Bezanson.
  2. [S4] 1860 U.S. Federal Census; North Subdivision, Augusta, Virginia; FHL Film: 805333; Roll: M653_1333; Image: 464; Page: 982; Lines: 1-7.
  3. [S894] Family Search Internet, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995", Charles Beyanson; Mariam Olivet Thornley; 3 June 1901.
  4. [S895] Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics Michigan Department of Community Health, "Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952", Chas Bezason; Emma J Wilkins; 16 July 1876.
  5. [S4] 1880 U.S. Federal Census; Monroe, Anderson, Kansas; FHL Film: 1254372; Roll: 372; Image: 0352; ED: 016; Page: 174D; Lines: 14-17.
  6. [S898] "Divorces", Arkansas City Daily Traveler (Arkansas City, Kansas), 28 July 1900.
  7. [S894] Family Search Internet, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995", Charles Bezanson; Miriam Olivet Thornley; 3 June 1901.
  8. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Oklahoma City Ward 3, Oklahoma, Oklahoma; FHL Film: 1375279; Roll: T624_1266; ED: 0214; Page: 7B; Lines: 64-65.
  9. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Dr. Charles Bezanson, Oak Grove Cemetery, Perkins, Oklahoma; Memorial Number: 29675350.
  10. [S929] Oklahoma State Department of Health, Vital Records Division, "Oklahoma State Vital Records Index", Chas Bezanson; Date: 16 April 1927.
  11. [S4] 1860 U.S. Federal Census; North Subdivision, Augusta, Virginia; FHL Film: 805333; Roll: M653_1333; Images: 463, 464; Page: 981; Line: 40; Page: 982; Lines: 1-7.
  12. [S4] 1870 U.S. Federal Census; Rome, Lawrence, Ohio; FHL Film: 552730; Roll: M593_1231; Image: 568; Page: 492B; Lines: 24.
  13. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Paradise, Payne, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1483; Image: 70; ED: 184; Page: 5A; Lines: 15-17.

Harry Brown Bezanson1,2

M, #26838, b. 14 July 1880, d. 9 June 1946
FatherMahlon V. Bezanson1 b. Feb 1845, d. 3 Apr 1915
MotherSarah E. Willson1 b. Apr 1846

Family

Grace Hoffman b. c 1882
Child
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Harry Brown Bezanson was born on 14 July 1880 at Virginia.2,1 He married Grace Hoffman circa 1906.3 Harry Brown Bezanson registered for the military service draft on 12 September 1918 while living at 1414 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.2 He married Lois Cobb.4 Harry Brown Bezanson registered for the military service draft on 25 April 1942 while living at 14 West 102nd Street, New York, New York.5 He died on 9 June 1946 at Milner Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, at age 65. The informant on his death certificate was Lois Cobb.6

Census Summary

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Census1900Harry Brown Bezanson appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of Mahlon V. Bezanson and Sarah E. Willson at 92 Fairview Street, New Britain, Connecticut.1
Census1910Harry Brown Bezanson and Grace Hoffman appeared on the census of 1910 at 145 Fillmore Street, New Haven, Connecticut, with Gordon Hoffman Bezanson.3
Census1930Harry Brown Bezanson and Lois Cobb appeared on the census of 1930 at Dexter Street, Fort Worth, Texas, with Betty B. Bezanson.7
Census1940Harry Brown Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 at 129 103rd Street, New York, New York, a a lodger in the home of Mary McFadden.8
Last Edited13 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL Film: 1240138; Roll: 138; ED: 0205; Page: 9B; Lines: 80-84.
  2. [S664] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), "U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", Harry Brown Bezanson; Ohio, Cincinnati.
  3. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; New Haven Ward 12, New Haven, Connecticut; FHL Film: 1374153; Roll: T624_140; ED: 0432; Page: 9B; Lines: 79-81.
  4. [S900] Texas Department of State Health Services, "Texas, Death Index, 1903–2000", Lois Cobb Bezanson; Date: 16 September 1950.
  5. [S665] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), "U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942", Harry Beverly Besancon; State: New York; Local Board29, New York.
  6. [S791] Texas Department of State Health Services, "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982", Harry B. Besancon; Date: 9 June 1946.
  7. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas; FHL Film: 2342130; Roll: 2396; Image: 61.0; ED: 0069; Page: 30A; Lines: 4-6.
  8. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; New York, New York, New York; Roll: T627_2647; ED: 31-989; Page: 5A; Lines: 21-25.

Virginia Bezanson1

F, #26839, b. April 1887
FatherMahlon V. Bezanson1 b. Feb 1845, d. 3 Apr 1915
MotherSarah E. Willson1 b. Apr 1846
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Virginia Bezanson was born in April 1887 at Connecticut.1

Census Summary

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Census1900Virginia Bezanson appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of Mahlon V. Bezanson and Sarah E. Willson at 92 Fairview Street, New Britain, Connecticut.1
Census1910Virginia Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Sarah E. Willson at Ridge Road, Hamden, Connecticut.2
Last Edited12 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL Film: 1240138; Roll: 138; ED: 0205; Page: 9B; Lines: 80-84.
  2. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut; FHL Film: 1374149; Roll: T624_136; ED: 0340; Page: 15A; Lines: 19-23.

Emma Bezanson1

F, #26840, b. March 1889
FatherMahlon V. Bezanson1 b. Feb 1845, d. 3 Apr 1915
MotherSarah E. Willson1 b. Apr 1846
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Emma Bezanson was born in March 1889 at Connecticut.1 She married Henry David Elliott circa 1926.2

Emma's marriage to Henry David Elliott is based on circumstantial evidence. Henry married someone named Emma Bezanson, but I am not certain it was this Emma.2

Emma Bezanson became a widow at age 46 upon the death of her husband Henry David Elliott on 3 May 1935 at Vermont.2

Census Summary

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Census1900Emma Bezanson appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of Mahlon V. Bezanson and Sarah E. Willson at 92 Fairview Street, New Britain, Connecticut.1
Census1910Emma Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Sarah E. Willson at Ridge Road, Hamden, Connecticut.3
Census1930Henry David Elliott and Emma Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 at Morgan, Vermont, with Henry's sister Jennie (67) and step-mother Susan (76.)4
Census1940Emma Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 at Morgan Center, Vermont.5
Last Edited9 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL Film: 1240138; Roll: 138; ED: 0205; Page: 9B; Lines: 80-84.
  2. [S747] Vermont State Archives and Records Administration and Vermont Department of Health, "Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008", Elliott, Henry David; Date: 3 May 1935.
  3. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut; FHL Film: 1374149; Roll: T624_136; ED: 0340; Page: 15A; Lines: 19-23.
  4. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Morgan, Orleans, Vermont; FHL Film: 2342163; Roll: 2429; Image: 902.0; ED: 0021; Page: 2A; Lines: 11-12, 18-19.
  5. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Morgan, Orleans, Vermont; Roll: T627_4234; ED: 10-24; Page: 4A; Line: 32.