Elizabeth Bezanson1

F, #23042, b. 1917, d. 2 October 2006
FatherOsborne Bezanson1 b. 10 Nov 1888, d. 27 Feb 1961
MotherEdith Perry Buel1 b. 11 Dec 1887, d. 3 Aug 1943

Family

Urshall Gammon
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Elizabeth Bezanson was born in 1917.1 She married Urshall Gammon on 28 September 1940 at Woburn, Massachusetts.1,2 Elizabeth Bezanson died on 2 October 2006.3

     From The Lewiston Daily Sun (Lewiston, Maine) on 30 September 1940:
GAMMON-BEZANSON

NORWAY-The wedding of Urshal Gammon of Norway and Springfield, Mass., son of Mr. and Mrs. Urshal C. Gammon of Beal street, Norway and Miss Elizabeth Bezanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Bezanson of Woburn, Mass., took place at the First Congregational church at Woburn, Saturday evening at 7 o'clock. Rev. Robert M. Grey, pastor of the church, officiated, using the double ring service.

The bride was gowned in white satin with veil, and her flowers were white orchids, lilies of the valley and bouvardia. She was attended by Miss Jane Hayden of Newton, Mass., as maid of honor and her bridesmaids were Dorothy Bezanson of Woburn, Ruth Buchanan of Woburn, Jean Cheney of Woburn and Eileen Gammon of Norway, Maine. Their gowns were of cyclamen velvet and their flowers were pink asters.

Mr. Gammon was attended by Robert W. Goodwin of Norway as best man.

The ushers were Lawrence Gammon of Augusta and Norway, Warren W. Stearns of Paris Hill and Springfield, Mass., John Shottdorf, of Worcester, Mass., and Robert Bezanson of Woburn. Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the Vesper Country club at Lowell, Mass. The bride and bridegroom were assisted in receiving by their mothers, Mrs. Bezanson being attired in dusty rose velvet and Mrs. Gammon in teal blue velvet and satin. Mrs. Robert Bezanson the wife of the bride's brother was in charge of the guest book. On returning from a wedding trip they will reside at Cambridge. Mass.

Mrs. Gammon was born at Woburn and educated in the Woburn schools. She was graduated from Wellesley College in 1938 and Katherine Gibbs School in Boston in 1939. She is employed as a chemical secretary. She is a member of the Wellesley club of Boston. Mr. Gammon was born in Norway and was graduated from Norway high school in 1932, Bates College in 1939 and has since been employed by the Liberty Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Boston as claims adjuster.

Several Maine people attended the wedding and reception.4

Census Summary

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Death
2006

Census, Residence

Census1920Elizabeth Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of Osborne Bezanson and Edith Perry Buel at 77 Elm Street, Woburn, Massachusetts.5
Census1930Elizabeth Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Osborne Bezanson and Edith Perry Buel at 628 Main Street, Woburn, Massachusetts.6
Census1940Elizabeth Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Osborne Bezanson and Edith Perry Buel at 628 Main Street, Woburn, Massachusetts.7
Last Edited15 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 181.
  2. [S2] GAMMON-BEZANSON Death Notice, The Lewiston Daily Sun (Lewiston, Maine), 30 September 1940.
  3. [S3] Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", Elizabeth B. Gammon; Birth Date: 6 March 1917; Death Date: 2 October 2006; Issue State: Massachusetts; Issue Date: Before 1951.
  4. [S2] GAMMON-BEZANSON Death Notice, The Lewiston Daily Sun (Lewiston, Maine), 30 September 1940.
  5. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; Woburn Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_720; Image: 1071; ED: 545; Page: 3A; Lines: 27-30.
  6. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 931; Page: 8A; ED: 547; Image: 883.0.
  7. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1622; ED: 9-645; Page: 9B; Lines: 63-67.

Dorothea Bezanson1

F, #23044, b. 26 February 1921, d. 3 June 2009
FatherOsborne Bezanson1 b. 10 Nov 1888, d. 27 Feb 1961
MotherEdith Perry Buel1 b. 11 Dec 1887, d. 3 Aug 1943

Family

Bernard R. Kane b. 21 Jul 1917, d. 10 Aug 2001
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Dorothea Bezanson was born on 26 February 1921 at Woburn, Massachusetts.1,2 She married Bernard R. Kane circa 1947.3,4 Dorothea Bezanson died on 3 June 2009 at Merrimack, New Hampshire, at age 88.2

     Obituary from The Union Leader (Manchester, New Hampshire), 7 June 2009:
MERRIMACK -- Dorothea B. Kane, 88, of Merrimack, died June 3, 2009, at home.

She was born Feb. 26, 1921, in Woburn, Mass., to Osborne and Edith (Buel) Bezanson.

She attended Rogers Hall Prep School in Lowell, Mass., and Bradford College. She worked tirelessly with her husband in his drugstore in New Boston for many years before moving to Merrimack in 1963.

Affectionately known as "Skibby" by many, she was always genuinely interested in people, which endeared her to many. She enjoyed horseback riding, gardening, the ocean, travel and reading. She was particularly fond of biographies and American history. Some of her happiest memories were on the golf course with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Kane, in 2001, and a sister, Elizabeth Gammon, in 2006.

A special thank you to Dorothy Hebert, whose kind and immeasurable help will never be forgotten.

IN HER LIFE: Family members include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Douglas and Donna Kane of Hebron, and Stephen Kane of Merrimack; two grandsons, Darryl Kane of Hebron and Devin Kane of Sanbornton; three great-grandchildren; a half brother, Steve Bezanson of Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at Last Rest Cemetery, Baboosic Lake Rd., Merrimack.2

Census Summary

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Death
2009

Census, Residence

Census1930Dorothea Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Osborne Bezanson and Edith Perry Buel at 628 Main Street, Woburn, Massachusetts.5
Census1940Dorothea Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Osborne Bezanson and Edith Perry Buel at 628 Main Street, Woburn, Massachusetts.6
Last Edited20 Apr 2019

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 181.
  2. [S2] Dorothea B. Kane Death Notice, Union Leader (Manchester, New Hampshire), 7 June 2009.
  3. [S6] Richard Buel Bezanson Obituary, Harvard Magazine (Cambridge, Massachusetts), May-June 1997.
  4. [S6] Bernard R. Kane Obituary, The Merrimack News Connection (Merrimack, New Hampshire), 28 August 2001.
  5. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 931; Page: 8A; ED: 547; Image: 883.0.
  6. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1622; ED: 9-645; Page: 9B; Lines: 63-67.

Richard Buel Bezanson1,2

M, #23045, b. 28 February 1924, d. 17 January 1997
FatherOsborne Bezanson3 b. 10 Nov 1888, d. 27 Feb 1961
MotherEdith Perry Buel3 b. 11 Dec 1887, d. 3 Aug 1943

Family

Dorothy Kenney b. c 1920, d. 10 Aug 2007
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Richard Buel Bezanson was born on 28 February 1924.4,5 According to Bezansons from Nova Scotia, Richard's mother was Marguerite Inez (Crouse) Bezanson, but it seems more likely, given the dates and other circumstances, that Richard was the last child of Osborne and Edith, and his brother Stephen was the first and only child of Osborne and Marguerite.6 He married Dorothy Kenney.7 Richard Buel Bezanson died on 17 January 1997 at Manchester, New Hampshire, at age 72.5,2

     Obituary from The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 20 January 1997:
Richard B. Bezanson Was Salesman, WWII veteran; 72

Richard B. Bezanson of Merrimack, N.H., a former salesman and World War II veteran, died Friday of respiratory failure at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H. He was 72.

Mr. Bezanson grew up in Woburn and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard College in 1950.

Mr. Bezanson served as a private first class in the US Army in World War II. Following the war, he served as a salesman for Weyerhauser Paper Co. of Fitchburg, then for Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co., and finally for Sears. Mr. Bezanson leaves his wife, Dorothy (Kenney) of Merrimack, N.H; four sons, Jeffrey B. and James R. of Boxborough, Peter O. of Ashby, and Mark P. of Maynard; two sisters, Elizabeth Gammon of Rowley and Dorothea Kane of Merrimack, N.H; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held in Woodbrook Cemetery in Woburn at a later date.8


     Obituary from Harvard Magazine, May 1997:
RICHARD BUEL BEZANSON '50 died January 17 in Manchester, N.H. He was a retired salesman for Weyerhauser Paper Co., Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co., and, most recently, Sears Roebuck and Co. He leaves his wife, Dorothy (Kenney), four sons, Jeffrey, James, Peter, and Mark, and two sisters, Elizabeth Gammon and Dorothea Kane.2

Census Summary

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Death
1997

Census, Residence

Census1930Richard Buel Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Osborne Bezanson and Edith Perry Buel at 628 Main Street, Woburn, Massachusetts.9
Census1940Richard Buel Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Osborne Bezanson and Edith Perry Buel at 628 Main Street, Woburn, Massachusetts.10
Last Edited20 Apr 2019

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 181, does not include his middle name.
  2. [S6] Richard Buel Bezanson Obituary, Harvard Magazine (Cambridge, Massachusetts), May-June 1997.
  3. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 181.
  4. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 181, "1924."
  5. [S3] Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", RICHARD BEZANSON, Born=28 Feb 1924, Died=17 Jan 1997, Residence=03054 Merrimack, Hillsborough, NH, Issued=NH (Before 1951).
  6. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 242.
  7. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 181, 242.
  8. [S2] Richard B. Bezanson Death Notice, The Boston Globe (BOston, Massachusetts), 20 January 1997.
  9. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 931; Page: 8A; ED: 547; Image: 883.0.
  10. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1622; ED: 9-645; Page: 9B; Lines: 63-67.

Dorothy Kenney1

F, #23046, b. circa 1920, d. 10 August 2007
Father(?) Kenney1

Family

Richard Buel Bezanson b. 28 Feb 1924, d. 17 Jan 1997
     

     Death Notice:
Dorothy K. Bezanson, 87

Dorothy K. Bezanson, 87, died Aug. 10 at Emerson Hospital after suffering a stroke.

A resident of Acton from 1961 to 1979, and again during the final years of her life, Mrs. Bezanson was a dedicated wife and mother. She was the wife of Richard Bezanson for 49 years, before his death in 1997.

Together they raised four sons during her initial stay in Acton, each of which graduated from the Acton- Boxborough schools.

Mrs. Bezanson often proclaimed that she lived for her children, seeing them through many an illness and injury without thought for herself. Her dedication to her husband was also measured with self-sacrifice, most notably during Mr. Bezanson's last year of life when he was ravaged with diabetes.

She is survived by four sons: Jeffrey of Boxborough, Peter of Ashby, James of Arlington, and Mark of Stow; her sister Betty Young, and several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.2
Dorothy Kenney was born circa 1920.2 She married Richard Buel Bezanson.1 Dorothy Kenney died on 10 August 2007 at Emerson Hospital, Concord.2
Last Edited15 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 181, 242.
  2. [S2] Dorothy K. Bezanson Death Notice, Beacon (Acton, Massachusetts), 13 September 2007.

Paul Kenneth Bezanson1

M, #23052, b. 25 January 1930, d. 15 April 1989
FatherClifford E. Bezanson1 b. c 1900, d. 14 Dec 1981
MotherAlice Hall1 b. c 1903, d. 21 Apr 1959
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Paul Kenneth Bezanson was born on 25 January 1930 at Woburn, Massachusetts.1 He married Lorraine Chute.1 Paul Kenneth Bezanson died on 15 April 1989 at Hanover, New Hampshire, at age 59.2,3 He was buried in Center Cemetery, Lyman, New Hampshire.4 According to Dorothy Bezanson, Paul Kenneth Bezanson was a "Store Owner in Lyman, Sports enthusiast and Stock Car driver."5

Census Summary

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Birth
1930
Census
1930
1940
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1950
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1970
1980
Death
1989

Census, Residence

Census1930Paul Kenneth Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Clifford E. Bezanson and Alice Hall at 22 Ward Street, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.6
Census1940Paul Kenneth Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 in the household of Clifford E. Bezanson and Alice Hall at 158 Prospect Avenue, Revere, Massachusetts.7
LivedPaul Kenneth Bezanson lived in Amesbury, Massachusetts.8
Last Edited3 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182, 242.
  2. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182, 242, where the death date is "1989."
  3. [S3] Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", P BEZANSON, Born=25 Jan 1930, Died=15 Apr 1989, Residence=PE, Issued=025 (Before 1951).
  4. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Paul K. Bezanson, Center Cemetery, Lyman, New Hampshire; Memorial Number: 53594940.
  5. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 242.
  6. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 2340666; Roll: 931; Image: 1058.0; ED: 552; Page: 13B; Lines: 51-54.
  7. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Revere, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1644; ED: 13-84; Page: 3A; Lines: 32-46.
  8. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 242, where it says "Amesburg" which I believe is actually "Amesbury."

Lorraine Chute1

F, #23053

Family

Paul Kenneth Bezanson b. 25 Jan 1930, d. 15 Apr 1989
     Lorraine Chute married Paul Kenneth Bezanson.1 Lorraine Chute was buried in Center Cemetery, Lyman, New Hampshire.2
Last Edited3 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] Dorothy Evans, Bezansons from Nova Scotia, 182, 242.
  2. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Lorraine C. Bezanson, Center Cemetery, Lyman, New Hampshire; Memorial Number: 53594939.