Mary Bezanson1

F, #26841, b. circa 1842
FatherJoseph Bezanson1 b. 27 Aug 1812
MotherJerusha G. Parsons1 b. c 1814, d. 19 Oct 1889
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Mary Bezanson was born circa 1842 at Nova Scotia.1 She immigrated with Joseph Bezanson and Jerusha G. Parsons on 7 July 1853 to Boston, Massachusetts, aboard the Pearl.2

Census Summary

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1860

Census, Residence

Census1860Mary Bezanson appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of Joseph Bezanson and Jerusha G. Parsons at Burke's Mill, Virginia.3
Last Edited12 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S4] 1860 U.S. Federal Census; North Subdivision, Augusta, Virginia; FHL Film: 805333; Roll: M653_1333; Image: 464; Page: 982; Lines: 1-7.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.

Milligan Bezanson1

M, #26842, b. circa 1853
FatherJoseph Bezanson1 b. 27 Aug 1812
MotherJerusha G. Parsons1 b. c 1814, d. 19 Oct 1889
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Milligan Bezanson was born circa 1853 at Virginia.1

Census Summary

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1860

Census, Residence

Census1860Milligan Bezanson appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of Joseph Bezanson and Jerusha G. Parsons at Burke's Mill, Virginia.2
Last Edited12 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S4] 1860 U.S. Federal Census; North Subdivision, Augusta, Virginia; FHL Film: 805333; Roll: M653_1333; Image: 464; Page: 982; Lines: 1-7.
  2. [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.

George Bezanson1

M, #26843, b. circa 1856
FatherJoseph Bezanson1 b. 27 Aug 1812
MotherJerusha G. Parsons1 b. c 1814, d. 19 Oct 1889

Family

Mattie E. Harris b. c 1852
Children
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     George Bezanson was born circa 1856 at Virginia or in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.1,2 He married Mattie E. Harris on 2 April 1876 at Long Glade, Virginia.2,3

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1860George Bezanson appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of Joseph Bezanson and Jerusha G. Parsons at Burke's Mill, Virginia.4
Census1870George Bezanson appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of Joseph Bezanson and Jerusha G. Parsons at Mount Sidney, Virginia.5
Census1880George Bezanson and Mattie E. Harris appeared on the census of 1880 at Middle River, Virginia, with Charles Harris Bezanson and with boarder James Chaplin (27) and servant/cook Bettie Weaver (22.)3
Census1900George Bezanson appeared on the census of 1900 at Justice Precinct No. 4, Fort Bend, Texas, with partner Abert M. Rice (26) and Charles P. Page (34). George is described as married, but his wife is not present in the household. This census entry may not be for this George Bezanson, but it seems likely.6
Last Edited23 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S4] 1860 U.S. Federal Census; North Subdivision, Augusta, Virginia; FHL Film: 805333; Roll: M653_1333; Image: 464; Page: 982; Lines: 1-7.
  2. [S677] Ancestry.com, "Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940", Bozeman, George A.P; Harris, Mattie E; 2 April 1876.
  3. [S4] 1880 U.S. Federal Census; Middle River, Augusta, Virginia; FHL Film: 1255355; Roll: 1355; ED: 023; Page: 340A; Lines: 13-17.
  4. [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.
  5. [S4] 1870 U.S. Federal Census; District 2, Augusta, Virginia; FHL Film: 553133; Roll: M593_1634; Image: 292; Page: 265B; Lines: 33-37.
  6. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; Justice Precinct 4, Fort Bend, Texas; FHL Film: 1241636; Roll: 1636; ED: 0012; Page: 10B; Lines: 67-69.
  7. [S749] Kansas State Historical Society, "Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925", Year: 1895; Place: Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas.

Miriam Olivet Thornley1,2

F, #26844, b. circa 1862, d. 28 May 1946

Family

Dr. Charles Bezanson b. c 1847, d. 16 Apr 1927
Child
     Miriam Olivet Thornley was born circa 1862 at Indiana.2 She married Dr. Charles Bezanson, son of Joseph Bezanson and Jerusha G. Parsons, on 3 June 1901 at Paradise, Oklahoma.3,2 Miriam Olivet Thornley became a widow upon the death of her husband Dr. Charles Bezanson on 16 April 1927 at Oklahoma.4,5 Miriam Olivet Thornley died on 28 May 1946 at Oklahoma.6,7 She was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Perkins, Oklahoma.6
     In 1926, Miriam Olivet Thornley ran for governor of Oklahoma as an independant. Her platform was chiefly an "attack on the Ku Klux Klan", and she ran mostly because she was not satisfied with the position of either the Democractic or Republican candidate on the Klan question.8

Census Summary

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1940
Death
1946

Census, Residence

Census1910Dr. Charles Bezanson and Miriam Olivet Thornley appeared on the census of 1910 at 811 North Main Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.2
Census1920Dr. Charles Bezanson and Miriam Olivet Thornley appeared on the census of 1920 at Paradise Township, Oklahoma, with Charles Bezanson.9
Census1930Miriam Olivet Thornley appeared on the census of 1930 at 1721 Billen Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.10
Census1940Miriam Olivet Thornley appeared on the census of 1940 at Paradise Township, Oklahoma, where her name is recorded as M.O. T. Bezanson.11
Last Edited10 Jan 2017

Citations

  1. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Miriam Olivet Thornley Bezanson, Oak Grove Cemetery, Perkins, Oklahoma; Memorial Number: 29675350.
  2. [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.
  3. [S894] Family Search Internet, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995", Charles Bezanson; Miriam Olivet Thornley; 3 June 1901.
  4. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Dr. Charles Bezanson, Oak Grove Cemetery, Perkins, Oklahoma; Memorial Number: 29675350.
  5. [S929] Oklahoma State Department of Health, Vital Records Division, "Oklahoma State Vital Records Index", Chas Bezanson; Date: 16 April 1927.
  6. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Miriam Olivet Thornley Bezanson, Oak Grove Cemetery, Perkins, Oklahoma; Memorial Number: 29675334.
  7. [S929] Oklahoma State Department of Health, Vital Records Division, "Oklahoma State Vital Records Index", Mariam O. Bezanson; Date: 28 May 1946.
  8. [S19] "Woman Is Independent Candidate for Governor", Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Bluefield, West Virginia), 15 August 1926, p. 4.
  9. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Paradise, Payne, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1483; Image: 70; ED: 184; Page: 5A; Lines: 15-17.
  10. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma; FHL Film: 2341652; Roll: 1918; Image: 623.0; ED: 0039; Page: 8A; Line: 1.
  11. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Paradise, Payne, Oklahoma; Roll: T627_3323; ED: 60-20; Page: 5A; Lines: 25.

Charles Bezanson1

M, #26845, b. 24 December 1911, d. 10 March 1965
Adoptive fatherDr. Charles Bezanson1 b. c 1847, d. 16 Apr 1927
Adoptive motherMiriam Olivet Thornley1 b. c 1862, d. 28 May 1946
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Charles Bezanson was also known as Gail Roberts. He was born on 24 December 1911 at Oklahoma.1,2 He married Lorraine Battaglia on 29 March 1951 at Cook County, Illiniois. He was 39.3 Gail Roberts married Evelyn Straks on 26 September 1960 at Cook County, Illiniois. He was 48.4 Charles Bezanson died on 10 March 1965 at Skokie, Illiniois, at age 53.2
     According to his son Gail Roberts, Jr.
Charles Bezanson, the son [of Dr. Charles Bezanson and his wife Miriam Olivet Thornley], was my father. His given name was Gail Roberts. ... I do not know the whole story, but from what I understand he was adopted. Then at some point when he left home he took his real name back.

Census Summary

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1965

Census, Residence

Census1920Charles Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of Dr. Charles Bezanson and Miriam Olivet Thornley at Paradise Township, Oklahoma.1
Last Edited19 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Paradise, Payne, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1483; Image: 70; ED: 184; Page: 5A; Lines: 15-17.
  2. [S919] Family Search Internet, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994", Gail Roberts; 10 March 1965; Skokie, Cook County, Illinois.
  3. [S918] Ancestry.com, "Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1930-1960", Gale Roberts; Lorraine Battaglia; 29 March 1951.
  4. [S918] Ancestry.com, "Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1930-1960", Gale Roberts; Evelyn Straks; 26 September 1960.

Grace Hoffman1,2

F, #26846, b. circa 1882

Family

Harry Brown Bezanson b. 14 Jul 1880, d. 9 Jun 1946
Child
     Grace Hoffman was born circa 1882 at Connecticut.1 She married Harry Brown Bezanson, son of Mahlon V. Bezanson and Sarah E. Willson, circa 1906.1 Grace Hoffman married Perry Chapman circa 1927.3

Census Summary

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Census, Residence

Census1910Harry Brown Bezanson and Grace Hoffman appeared on the census of 1910 at 145 Fillmore Street, New Haven, Connecticut, with Gordon Hoffman Bezanson.1
Census1930Perry Chapman and Grace Hoffman appeared on the census of 1930 at 223 Grandview Terrace, Hartford, Connecticut, with Gordon Hoffman Bezanson.3
Last Edited13 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Canton, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: T625_180; Image: 1151; ED: 25; Page: 9B; Lines: 87-89, where her son Gordon is enumerated in the household of his grandparents Henry and Louise Hoffman.
  3. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL Film: 2339999; Roll: 264; Image: 600.0; ED: 0051; Page: 33A; Lines: 27-29.

Gordon Hoffman Bezanson1,2

M, #26847, b. 21 September 1908, d. 12 September 2008
FatherHarry Brown Bezanson1 b. 14 Jul 1880, d. 9 Jun 1946
MotherGrace Hoffman1 b. c 1882

Family

Evelyn Myers b. 10 Mar 1910, d. 28 Oct 1995
Child
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Gordon Hoffman Bezanson was born on 21 September 1908 at New Haven, Connecticut.2,1 He married Evelyn Myers circa 1932.2 Gordon Hoffman Bezanson died on 12 September 2008 at age 99.2

     Obituary from The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), 15 September 2008:
Gordon Hoffman Bezanson, 99, of Bloomfield died Friday, September 12, 2008.

Born September 21, 1908 in New Haven, son of the late Harry Brown Bezanson and Grace (Hoffman) Bezanson Chapman. Gordon retired in 1973 as a Senior Vice-President after 46 years with the Hartford National Bank & Trust Co.

He was the beloved widower of the late Evelyn (Myers) Bezanson who predeceased him in 1995 after 63 years of marriage. He was also predeceased by his granddaughter, Debra Bezanson Kerner, in 1989.

He is survived by his daughter, Dianne B. Keleher, and her husband Robert, of Torrington; his son, Gordon H. Bezanson, Jr. and his wife Lee of Meredith, NH; eight grandchildren, Tracy Atkins of South Berwick, ME, R Shawn Keleher of Torrington, Edward Ted Keleher of Torrington; Donna Stalley of Vernon, Cynthia Trenholm and her husband Scott of Manchester, Thomas Bezanson and his wife Kathy of Ellington, Brian Fons and his wife Tonya of Auburn, ME and Brett Martin and her husband Joe of Bolton and 17 great grandchildren, Joshua, Kathryn, Taylor, Jared, Sean, Zachary, Samantha, Kirby, Thomas Joe, Kyle, Erica, Julie, Lori, Katya, Dasha, Molly Evelyn and Jack. Throughout the years, Gordon was active in civic and school affairs in Avon including the Secret Lake Association, Avon Public Health Association, Justice of the Peace, Avon Zoning Commission, The Avon Free Public Library, Avon Historical Society, and Senior Citizens of Avon. The family would like to thank the staff, aides, and nurses at Seabury Retirement Community for their excellent care and compassion especially during the past few difficult weeks.

Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike, Canton, Tuesday September 16, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service, 3:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Harris Road, Avon with the Reverend Halsey Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Village Cemetery, Collinsville.2

Census Summary

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2008

Census, Residence

Census1910Gordon Hoffman Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Harry Brown Bezanson and Grace Hoffman at 145 Fillmore Street, New Haven, Connecticut.1
Census1920Gordon Hoffman Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 at Huckleberry Hill, Canton, Connecticut, living in the household of his paternal grandparents, Henry J. and Louise E. Hoffman.3
Census1930He appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Perry Chapman and Grace Hoffman at 223 Grandview Terrace, Hartford, Connecticut.4
Census1940Gordon Hoffman Bezanson and Evelyn Myers appeared on the census of 1940 at 38 Somerset Street, West Hardford, Connecticut, with Gordon Hoffman Bezanson Jr.5
Last Edited14 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S2] Bezanson, Gordon Hoffman Death Notice, The Hartord Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), 15 September 2008.
  3. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Canton, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: T625_180; Image: 1151; ED: 25; Page: 9B; Lines: 87-89.
  4. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL Film: 2339999; Roll: 264; Image: 600.0; ED: 0051; Page: 33A; Lines: 27-29.
  5. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: T627_507; ED: 2-219; Page: 10A; Lines: 3-5.

Evelyn Myers1

F, #26849, b. 10 March 1910, d. 28 October 1995

Family

Gordon Hoffman Bezanson b. 21 Sep 1908, d. 12 Sep 2008
Child
     Evelyn Myers was born on 10 March 1910 at Collinsville, Connecticut.2 She married Gordon Hoffman Bezanson, son of Harry Brown Bezanson and Grace Hoffman, circa 1932.1 Evelyn Myers died on 28 October 1995 at Concord, New Hampshire, at age 85.2

     Obituary from The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), 29 October 1995:
BEZANSON. Evelyn Agnes (Myers) Bezanson, of Concord, NH, died Saturday (Oct. 28, 1995) in Concord. She was born March 10, 1910 in Collinsville, daughter of the late John Martin Myers and Edith (Archambeault) Myers.

She is survived by Gordon H. Bezanson, her husband of 63 years; a daughter, Dianne B. Keleher of Winsted and her husband, Robert; a son, Gordon H. Bezanson, Jr. of Webster, NH and his wife, Lee; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bezanson was active in civic and school affairs in Avon throughout the years, including the Secret Lake Women's Club, Avon Senior Citizens, American Red Cross, and was past president of the Garden Club of Avon.

Funeral will be Tuesday, 10:15 a.m., from the Vincent Funeral Home, 12 0 Albany Turnpike, Canton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., in St. Ann's Church, Avon. Burial will be in Village Cemetery, Collinsville. Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home in Canton, Monday, 7-9 p.m.2

Census Summary

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1950
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1995

Census, Residence

Census1940Gordon Hoffman Bezanson and Evelyn Myers appeared on the census of 1940 at 38 Somerset Street, West Hardford, Connecticut, with Gordon Hoffman Bezanson Jr.3
Last Edited14 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S2] Bezanson, Gordon Hoffman Death Notice, The Hartord Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), 15 September 2008.
  2. [S2] Evelyn Agnes (Myers) Bezanson Death Notice, Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), 29 October 1995.
  3. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: T627_507; ED: 2-219; Page: 10A; Lines: 3-5.

Gordon Hoffman Bezanson Jr.1,2

M, #26850, b. 10 February 1935, d. 12 April 2015
FatherGordon Hoffman Bezanson1 b. 21 Sep 1908, d. 12 Sep 2008
MotherEvelyn Myers1 b. 10 Mar 1910, d. 28 Oct 1995

Family

Dorothea Tharau b. 1 Jul 1937, d. 19 Jun 2005
Child
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Gordon Hoffman Bezanson, Jr.
     Gordon Hoffman Bezanson Jr. was born on 10 February 1935 at Hartford, Connecticut.2,1 He married Dorothea Tharau in September 1956. He was 21. She was 19.3 Gordon Hoffman Bezanson Jr. and Dorothea Tharau were divorced on 1 March 1978.3 Gordon Hoffman Bezanson Jr. married Janet Lee Hitchcock on 9 March 1979 at Connecticut. He was 44. She was 35.4,2 Gordon Hoffman Bezanson Jr. died on 12 April 2015 at Glastonbury, Connecticut, at age 80.2

     Obituary from The Citizen (Laconia, New Hampshire), 14 April 2015:
GLASTONBURY, Conn. — Gordon Hoffman Bezanson, Jr., 80, formerly of Meredith, New Hampshire, died April 12, 2015.

Born Feb. 10, 1935, in Hartford, he was the son of Gordon Hoffman Bezanson Sr. and Evelyn (Myers) Bezanson. Gordon was the beloved widower of Janet “Lee” (Hitchcock) Bezanson. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Debra (Bezanson) Kerner in 1989.

He is survived by his sister, Dianne B. Keleher and her husband, Robert, of Winsted; his children, Donna Chaffin and her husband, Christopher, of Vernon; Cynthia Trenholm and her husband, Scott, of Manchester; Thomas Bezanson and his wife, Kathy, of Ellington; Brian Fons and his wife, Tonya, of Auburn, Maine; Brett Martin and her husband, Joseph, of Bolton; and his adoring grandchildren, Samantha (Stalley) Penoyer (husband Jeff) and Kirby Stalley; Joey (wife Kelly), Kyle and Erica Trenholm; Julie and Lori Bezanson; Katya and Dasha Fons; Molly, Jack and Riley Jane Martin. Gordon is also survived by his niece, Tracy Atkins, and nephews, Shawn and Teddy Keleher.

During the years he lived in Canton he served as Town Treasurer and was active in the Canton Jaycees and Lions Club. Gordon retired from Quodata in 2003 after many years of service and enjoyed volunteering for St. Vincent de Paul while living in New Hampshire. He was happiest on Diamond Island, Lake Winnipesaukee, with family, friends and his dogs, or on a beach in Curacao, with Lee by his side and a drink in his hand.

The family is eternally grateful for the love, care and devotion his healthcare aide, Samantha Gray, provided to Gordon and his family. Samantha was Gordon’s anchor, voice and champion for the past year. The family would also like to express their gratitude to those who went above and beyond while taking part in Gordon’s care.

Calling hours will be at Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike, Canton, Connecticut, from 5 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, April 16. Funeral services will be private.2

Census Summary

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2015

Census, Residence

Census1940Gordon Hoffman Bezanson Jr. appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Gordon Hoffman Bezanson and Evelyn Myers at 38 Somerset Street, West Hardford, Connecticut.1
Last Edited9 Jun 2017

Citations

  1. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: T627_507; ED: 2-219; Page: 10A; Lines: 3-5.
  2. [S2] Bezanson, Gordon Hoffman, Jr. Death Notice, The Citizen (Laconia, New Hampshire), 14 April 2015.
  3. [S889] Ancestry.com, "Connecticut, Divorce Index, 1968-1997", Gordo Bezanson; Doro; Date: 1 March 1978.
  4. [S888] Ancestry.com, "Connecticut, Marriage Index, 1959-2012", Gordo H. Bezanson; Janet L Fons; Date: 9 March 1979.
  5. [S150] Connecticut Department of Health, "Connecticut Death Index 1949-2012", Debra L. (Bezanson) Kerner; Date: 22 October 1989.

L. W. Scotty Allan

M, #26851, b. 1912, d. 28 October 1993
     L. W. Scotty Allan was born in 1912. He married Myrtle Jane Bezanson, daughter of James H. Bezanson and Ida Pitts. L. W. Scotty Allan died on 28 October 1993 at Sydney City Hospital, Sydney, Nova Scotia.1

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 29 October 1993:
ALLAN, Louis W. - 500 Kings Rd., Sydney, died October 28, 1993, in Sydney City Hospital.

Born in Scotland, he was a son of the late William and Marion (Wright) Allan. He was a retired chief engineer for the West River Ore Company. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, Sydney. He was educated at the Allan Glen School, Royal Technical College, Glasgow, Scotland. He came to Sydney in 1940. He was an honorary member of the Sydney Curling Club; Sydney Masonic Lodge 84; member of Eastern Star 51, Dartmouth; St. Andrew's Masonic Lodge 7; Prince of Wales Masonic Lodge, Chapter 10; Cape Breton Preceptory 43; 32nd degree Scottish Rite; Philae Temple of the Shriners; past director of Royal Order of Jesters Court 155 and Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12. He was chairman of the million dollar YMCA campaign; served for 10 years as chairman of the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal; member and past director of Kiwanis Club, Sydney and named Kiwanian of the Year in 1985-86.

He is survived by his wife, the former Myrtle Bezanson.

He was predeceased by four brothers, George, William, Joseph, John. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. November 3 in the United Baptist Church, Sydney, Rev. Willis Henderson officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel.1
Last Edited4 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Allan, Louis W. Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 29 October 1993.

Eliza J. French1

F, #26852, d. 1897
FatherWilliam French2
MotherElizabeth (?)2

Family

James Bezanson d. 19 May 1915
Children
     Eliza J. French married James Bezanson, son of Stephen Bezanson and Francis Fenton, in 1878 at Tenterfield, New South Wales.1 Eliza J. French died in 1897 at Tenterfield, New South Wales.2
Last Edited17 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S676] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950", Bezanson, Isaiah James; French, Eliza J; Date: 1878; Registration Number: 4885.
  2. [S674] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985", Bezanson, Eliza J; Date: 1897; Registration Number: 9868.
  3. [S672] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Birth Index, 1789-1922", Bezanson, Eliza; Date: 1885; Registration Number: 33388.
  4. [S2] Bezanson, Stephen William Death Notice, The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia), 3 October 1946, p. 16.
  5. [S672] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Birth Index, 1789-1922", Bezanson, Stephen W; Date: 1888; Registration Number: 36402.
  6. [S672] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Birth Index, 1789-1922", Bezanson, Ellen; Date: 1892; Registration Number: 35011.
  7. [S672] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Birth Index, 1789-1922", Bezanson, Eva C; Date: 1897; Registration Number: 26547.

Elizabeth Jane Bezanson1

F, #26853, b. circa 1882, d. 5 January 1924
FatherJames Bezanson d. 19 May 1915
MotherEliza J. French d. 1897
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Elizabeth Bezanson
Image credit: Ancestry.com user Simoz51
     Elizabeth Jane Bezanson was born circa 1882. She married George Werner in 1900 at Tenterfield, New South Wales.2 Elizabeth Jane Bezanson died on 5 January 1924.1 She was buried in Coffs Harbour Historic Cemetery, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.1
Last Edited17 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S671] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Cemetery Index, 1808-2007", Elizabeth Jane Matthews [Werner, Elizabeth Jane]; Date: 5 January 1924.
  2. [S676] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950", Bezanson, Elizabeth J; Werner, George; Date: 1900; Registration Number: 7190.

Stephen William Bezanson1,2

M, #26855, b. 1888, d. 27 September 1946
FatherJames Bezanson2 d. 19 May 1915
MotherEliza J. French2 d. 1897
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Stephen William Bezanson was born in 1888 at Tenterfield, New South Wales.2 He married Ada L. Stibbard in 1913 at Glen Innes, New South Wales.3 Stephen William Bezanson died on 27 September 1946 at Queensland.4,1 He was buried on 29 September 1946 in Tenterfield Presbyterian Cemetery, Tenterfield, New South Wales.1

     Death Notice from The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, New South Wales), 3 October 1946:
BEZANSON.--September 27 1946. Stephen William Bezanson, late of Tenterfield, dearly beloved husband of Adie and dear father of Vivienne, Bonnie and Perry, dear son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Bezanson of Tenterfield, and loving brother of Fannie (Mrs. W. Tickle, Woy Woy), Eliza (Mrs. J. Cubis, Tenterfield), Nell (Mrs. F. Long, Sydney), aged 58 years. Interred at Tenterfield Presbyterian Cemetery, September 29, 1946. Deeply mourned.1
Last Edited17 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Bezanson, Stephen William Death Notice, The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia), 3 October 1946, p. 16.
  2. [S672] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Birth Index, 1789-1922", Bezanson, Stephen W; Date: 1888; Registration Number: 36402.
  3. [S676] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950", Bezanson, Stephen W; Stibbard, Ada L; Date: 1913; Registration Number: 16235.
  4. [S674] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985", Bezanson, Stephen William; Date: 27 September 1946; Registration Number: 005856.
  5. [S835] National Library of Australia, "Trove Newspaper Archive", The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 September 1936, p. 16, "Engagements."
  6. [S674] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985", Bezanson, Lima; Date: 1915; Registration Number: 16726.

Ada L. Stibbard1

F, #26856, b. 1891, d. 1973
     Ada L. Stibbard was born in 1891 at Glen Innes, New South Wales.2 She married Stephen William Bezanson, son of James Bezanson and Eliza J. French, in 1913 at Glen Innes, New South Wales.1 Ada L. Stibbard died in 1973.
Last Edited17 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S676] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950", Bezanson, Stephen W; Stibbard, Ada L; Date: 1913; Registration Number: 16235.
  2. [S672] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Birth Index, 1789-1922", Stibbard, Ada L; Date: 1891; Registration Number: 13865.
  3. [S835] National Library of Australia, "Trove Newspaper Archive", The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 September 1936, p. 16, "Engagements."
  4. [S2] Bezanson, Stephen William Death Notice, The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia), 3 October 1946, p. 16.
  5. [S674] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985", Bezanson, Lima; Date: 1915; Registration Number: 16726.

Ellen Bezanson1

F, #26859, b. 1892, d. 1977
FatherJames Bezanson1 d. 19 May 1915
MotherEliza J. French1 d. 1897
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Ellen Bezanson was also known as Nell.2 She was born in 1892 at Tenterfield, New South Wales.1 She was a bridesmaid at the marriage of Walter Tickle and Frances E. Bezanson on 28 March 1906 at Methodist Parsonage, Tenterfield, New South Wales.3,4 Ellen Bezanson married Frederick W. Long in 1910 at Tenterfield, New South Wales.5 Ellen Bezanson was photographed with Frances E. Bezanson, Eliza Bezanson and Eva C. Bezanson. Ellen Bezanson died in 1977.
Last Edited17 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S672] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Birth Index, 1789-1922", Bezanson, Ellen; Date: 1892; Registration Number: 35011.
  2. [S2] Bezanson, Stephen William Death Notice, The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia), 3 October 1946, p. 16.
  3. [S676] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950", Bezanson, Frances E; Tickle, Walter; Date: 1906; Registration Number: 2534.
  4. [S835] National Library of Australia, "Trove Newspaper Archive", The Tenterfield Intercolonial Courier and Fairfield and Wallangarra Advocate, 30 March 1906, p. 2, "Tickle--Bezanson."
  5. [S676] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950", Bezanson, Ellen; Long, Frederick W; Date: 1910; Registration Number: 6628.

Eva C. Bezanson1

F, #26860, b. 1897, d. 1978
FatherJames Bezanson1 d. 19 May 1915
MotherEliza J. French1 d. 1897
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Eva C. Bezanson was born in 1897 at Tenterfield, New South Wales.1 She married Howard K. McCallum in 1925 at Lismore, New South Wales.2 Eva C. Bezanson was photographed with Frances E. Bezanson, Eliza Bezanson and Ellen Bezanson. Eva C. Bezanson died in 1978.
Last Edited17 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S672] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Birth Index, 1789-1922", Bezanson, Eva C; Date: 1897; Registration Number: 26547.
  2. [S676] Ancestry.com, "Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950", Bezanson, Eva C; McCallum, Howard K; Date: 1925; Registration Number: 8525.