Melinda Bezanson1

F, #21541, b. 9 March 1913, d. 17 June 2003
FatherSeymour Nathan Bezanson1 b. 26 Oct 1886, d. 1 Mar 1961
MotherNina Edna Melvin1 b. 1889, d. 18 Feb 1965

Family

Reginald Crowell d. 21 Jun 2000
Child
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Melinda Bezanson was also known as Lindy Bezanson.2 She was also known as Mabel Melinda Bezanson.2 She was born on 9 March 1913.1 She married Reginald Crowell circa 1937.1,3 Melinda Bezanson died on 17 June 2003 at Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, Nova Scotia, at age 90.2 She was buried on 20 June 2003 in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport, Nova Scotia.2

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 19 June 2003:
CROWELL, Mabel Melinda "Lindy" - 90, formerly of Hantsport, Hants Co., passed away peacefully June 17, 2003, in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor.

Born in Waterville (Vaughan), Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Seymour and Nina (Melvin) Bezanson. In her early years, she loved working at Yeaton's Candy Factory, Hantsport, and later with her husband, Reg, and owned and operated "Crowell Grocery" for over 35 years in Hantsport. After retirement they joined the camping clubs "Sam Slick" and "Autumn Leaves". She also enjoyed selling at flea markets. She was an adherent of Hantsport Baptist Church. Lindy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her son, Laurie (Audrey) Crowell, Bishopville; daughters, Elva (Mrs. David Peach), Falmouth; Ella (Mrs. Douglas Young), Hantsport; Mary, (Mrs. David Robarts), Hantsport; sisters, Eva Patterson, Kentville, and Hazel Beckwith, Hantsport; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Frank Reginald; sister, Margaret and twin sister, Emma; great great-grandson, Logan Blue.

Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today in Lohnes~Beazley Family Funeral Home, 419 Albert St., Windsor. Funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, in Hantsport Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. John Bartol officiating. Interment in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport.2

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1913
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Death
2003

Census, Residence

Census1921Melinda Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Seymour Nathan Bezanson and Nina Edna Melvin at Bishopville, Nova Scotia.4
LivedMelinda Bezanson and Reginald Crowell lived in Hantsport, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited27 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 143.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 19 June 2003, Mabel Melinda "Lindy" Crowell.
  3. [S675] Hants County GenWeb, "Hants County, Nova Scotia GenWeb, Obituary Records", Halifax Herald Limited, June 23, 2000, CROWELL, Frank Reginald "Reg."
  4. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 14; Lines: 34-39.

Eva Mary Bezanson1

F, #21542, b. 22 January 1917, d. November 2014
FatherSeymour Nathan Bezanson2 b. 26 Oct 1886, d. 1 Mar 1961
MotherNina Edna Melvin2 b. 1889, d. 18 Feb 1965

Family

Wylie Patterson b. c 1920, d. 1972
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Eva Mary Bezanson was born on 22 January 1917 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia.1,3,4 She married Wylie Patterson on 24 April 1940 at Upper Canard, Nova Scotia. She was 23.5,2 Eva Mary Bezanson died in November 2014 at age 97.6

Census Summary

1910
Birth
1917
1920
Census
1921
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
Death
2014

Census, Residence

Census1921Eva Mary Bezanson appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Seymour Nathan Bezanson and Nina Edna Melvin at Bishopville, Nova Scotia.7
LivedEva Mary Bezanson and Wylie Patterson lived in Kentville, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited27 Nov 2018

Citations

  1. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Eva Mary Bezanson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 10000008; Number: 10000008.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 143.
  3. [S12] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Birth Registrations", Eva Mary Bezanson; Registration Year: 1917; Page: 43900795; Number: 43900796.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 143, where the year is 1918.
  5. [S13] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM), "Marriage Registrations", Eva Mary Bezanson; Wiley Franklin Patterson; Registration Year: 1940; Book: 98; Page: 935.
  6. [S141] "Obituary Daily Times", Entry: PATTERSON, Eva Mary (BEZANSON); 90; Kentville NS; Chron-Herald; 2008-11-14; kbutler.
  7. [S5] 1921 Canadian Census; Gaspereau, Kings, Nova Scotia; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 46; Page: 14; Lines: 34-39.

Hazel Bezanson1

F, #21543, b. 30 March 1925, d. 25 November 2018
FatherSeymour Nathan Bezanson1 b. 26 Oct 1886, d. 1 Mar 1961
MotherNina Edna Melvin1 b. 1889, d. 18 Feb 1965

Family

James Beckwith d. 16 Aug 1983
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
Hazel Maud (Bezanson) Beckwith
     Hazel Bezanson was also known as Hazel Maud.2 She was born on 30 March 1925.1 She married James Beckwith on 24 December 1947. She was 22.1 Hazel Bezanson died on 25 November 2018 at Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, Nova Scotia, at age 93.2 She was buried in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport, Nova Scotia.2

     Death Notice from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 27 November 2018:
Age 93, of Hantsport, passed a-way peacefully Sunday, November 25, 2018 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Bishopville, she was a daughter of the late Seymour and Nina Bezanson.

Hazel worked in a one-room schoolhouse in Kings County as a teacher. She was also a member of the Lockhartville Women's Institute.

She is survived by daughter, Glenda (Robert) Braham; grandson, James (Sandra); foster son, Garnet Lorencovitch.

Besides her parents, Hazel was predeceased by her husband, James William Beckwith (August 16, 1983); sisters, Margaret and Eva, and twin sisters, Melinda and Emma.

Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St. Windsor, where visitation will be held Wednesday, November 28th from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service celebrating Hazel's life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 29th in DeMont Family Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Garnet Parker officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Interment will take place in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport.2

Census, Residence

LivedHazel Bezanson and James Beckwith lived in Hantsport, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited27 Nov 2018

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 143.
  2. [S2] Hazel Maud Beckwith (Bezanson) Death Notice, The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 27 November 2018.

Reginald Crowell1

M, #21546, d. 21 June 2000

Family

Melinda Bezanson b. 9 Mar 1913, d. 17 Jun 2003
Child
     Reginald Crowell was also known as Frank Reginald Crowell.2 He married Melinda Bezanson circa 1937.1,3 Reginald Crowell died on 21 June 2000 at Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, Nova Scotia.3 He was buried on 24 June 2000 in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport, Nova Scotia.3

     Obituary from The Halifax Herald Limited (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 23 June 2000:
CROWELL, Frank Reginald "Reg" - 86, Hantsport, Hants Co., passed away peacefully June 21, 2000, in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor.

Born in Summerville, Hants Co., he was a son of the late Frank and Bertha (Sanford) Crowell. He was an adherent of the Hantsport Baptist Church. Reg spent his early years on the railroad, but for most of his life he was a carpenter. He was a member of the Avon Boat Club and a past member of the Hantsport Fire Department. He was an avid musician being able to play most instruments. He enjoyed performing, was noted for his deep bass voice and always had a joke to tell. He loved hunting and fishing. He and his wife owned and operated "Crowell's Grocery" for over 35 years in Hantsport. After retirement they joined the camping clubs, "Sam Slick" and "Autumn Leaves". They also enjoyed going to flea markets. Reg was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mabel Melinda (Bezanson) Crowell; son, Laurie Crowell and wife Audrey, Bishopville; daughters, Elva (Mrs. David Peach), Falmouth; Ella (Mrs. Douglas Young), Hantsport; and Mary (Mrs. David Robarts), Hantsport; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother Lloyd Crowell, Summerville.

He was predeceased by brother, Wilfred; sisters, Ola and Marjorie.

Visitation, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Lohnes-Beazley Funeral Home, Windsor. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in Hantsport Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. John Bartoll officiating. Interment in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport.3

Census, Residence

LivedReginald Crowell and Melinda Bezanson lived in Hantsport, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited27 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 143.
  2. [S662] Roberta Joudrey, "Nova Scotia Obituaries", citing Halifax Herald, 19 June 2003, Mabel Melinda "Lindy" Crowell.
  3. [S675] Hants County GenWeb, "Hants County, Nova Scotia GenWeb, Obituary Records", Halifax Herald Limited, June 23, 2000, CROWELL, Frank Reginald "Reg."

George P. Vaughan1

M, #21556, b. 4 May 1888, d. 1951
FatherCharles Vaughan1 b. 11 Jun 1864
MotherHattie Adelia Bezanson1 b. 13 Mar 1866

Family

Blanche Stedman
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     George P. Vaughan was born on 4 May 1888 at Massachusetts.2 He married Blanche Stedman.1 George P. Vaughan died in 1951.1

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1888
1890
1900
Census
1901
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
Death
1951

Census, Residence

Census1901George P. Vaughan appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Charles Vaughan and Hattie Adelia Bezanson at Garland, Harbourville, Nova Scotia.2
Last Edited9 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 165.
  2. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), Year=1901, Location=Harbourville, Code=N, Community=Garland, Family=45, Page=5.

Seaman Vaughan1

M, #21557, b. 14 August 1890
FatherCharles Vaughan1 b. 11 Jun 1864
MotherHattie Adelia Bezanson1 b. 13 Mar 1866
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Seaman Vaughan was born on 14 August 1890.1

Census Summary

1890
Birth
1890
1900
Census
1901

Census, Residence

Census1901Seaman Vaughan appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Charles Vaughan and Hattie Adelia Bezanson at Garland, Harbourville, Nova Scotia.1
Last Edited28 Aug 2001

Citations

  1. [S350] Census Records of Kings County (published), Year=1901, Location=Harbourville, Code=N, Community=Garland, Family=45, Page=5.

Laura P. Vaughan1

F, #21558, b. 4 August 1889, d. 1965
FatherCharles Vaughan1 b. 11 Jun 1864
MotherHattie Adelia Bezanson1 b. 13 Mar 1866

Family

William Thomas
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Laura P. Vaughan was born on 4 August 1889.1 Laura P. Vaughan was not listed in the 1901 Census with her parents. In Bezansons from Nova Scotia, she is listed with a husband, William Thomas, but 12 years old seems too young to have left her home. A mystery.2 She married William Thomas.1 Laura P. Vaughan died in 1965.1
Last Edited9 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 165.
  2. [S171] John Cardinal, "Research Notes."