Judith Ruth Knowles

F, #26050, b. circa 1948, d. 14 November 2002


Gordon Karl Bezanson b. 1934 or 1935, d. 22 Jun 2011
     Judith Ruth Knowles was born circa 1948 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.1 She married Gordon Karl Bezanson. Judith Ruth Knowles died on 14 November 2002 at Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia.1 She was buried on 17 November 2002 in Newport Landing Cemetery, Newport Landing, Nova Scotia.1

     Death Notice from The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 15 November 2002:
BEZANSON (Knowles), Judith Ruth "Judy" - 54, Kentville, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2002, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.

Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Gordon and Ethel Ruth (Austen) Knowles, Avondale, Hants Co. She spent many years with Aldershot Elementary School participating in the lunch program and many Grade 5 school camps at Sherbrooke Lake. She was involved with the United Church Hobby Crafters and was involved with Girl Guides and Pathfinders for over 25 years as well as Trefoil Guild. Judy loved her many trips with her friends to Huntington Point.

She is survived by her husband, Gordon Bezanson; daughters, Tammie, Petawawa, Ont; Jackie, Kentville; sons, Larry (Irene), Kentville; Danny, at home; stepdaughters, Elizabeth, Minto, N.B; Yvonne, Kentville; stepsons, Larry, Sackville; Darren and Bobby, both of Halifax; Darrel "Butch", Kentville; sister, Margy Knowles-Fletcher, Poplar Grove, Hants Co; brother, Michael (Ann) Knowles, Avondale; numerous step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; special friends, Ann Skaling; Shirley, Coriena and Brycie Mapplebeck.

She was predeceased by niece, Becky Fletcher.

Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, November 16, in W. C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, November 17, in Avondale United Church, Avondale, Rev. Marilyn MacDonald and Rev. Valerie Rhymes officiating. Burial will take place in Newport Landing Cemetery, Hants County.1
Last Edited16 Feb 2018


  1. [S2] Judith Ruth (Judy) Bezanson Death Notice, The Halifax Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 15 November 2002.

Anna Trecartin1,2

F, #26051, b. January 1858, d. 17 November 1919
Father*(?) Trecartin


William James Bezanson b. c 1853, d. 19 Apr 1905
     Anna Trecartin was born in January 1858 at Canada.2 She married William James Bezanson on 1 June 1881 at Carleton, New Brunswick. She was 23.1,2 Anna Trecartin and William James Bezanson immigrated circa 1886 to USA.2 Anna Trecartin died on 17 November 1919 at New York, New York, at age 61.3,4

Census Summary


Census, Residence

Census1900William James Bezanson and Anna Trecartin appeared on the census of 1900 at 13 Sherlock Place, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.2
Census1910She appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Clinton Ames at 1602 10th Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, recorded as Clinton Ames's sister-in-law.5
Last Edited29 Dec 2022


  1. [S683] Daniel F. Johnson, "Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers", Volume55, Number 935, from the Daily News (Saint John), 3 June 1881, "m. At his own residence, Carleton (St. John) by Rev. G.A. Hartley, 1st June, William BEZANSON, Carleton / Miss Annie TRECARTIN, same place."
  2. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; Brooklyn Ward 26, Kings, New York; FHL Film: 1241064; Roll: 1064; ED: 0455; Page: 23A; Line:50; Page 23B; Line 51.
  3. [S1045] New York City Department of Records and Information Services, "Historical Vital Records", Annie L Bezanson; Death Certificate; Date: 17 November 1919; Borough: Kings (Brooklyn); Certificate Number: 22000.
  4. [S859] New York City Department of Records/Municipal Archives, "New York, New York, Extracted Death Index, 1862-1948", Bezanson, Annie L; Date: 17 Nov 1919; Certificate Number: 22000.
  5. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Brooklyn Ward 22, Kings, New York; FHL Film: 1374984; Roll: T624_971; ED: 0573; Page: 12B; Lines: 72-77.

Arthur McFarlane Thomas1

M, #26052, b. circa 1853
Father*William Thomas1
Mother*Matilda (?)1


Katie Edith Bezanson b. 30 Sep 1874, d. 26 Nov 1962
     Arthur McFarlane Thomas was born circa 1853 at Saint John, New Brunswick.1 He married Katie Edith Bezanson on 17 September 1907 at Saint John, New Brunswick. She was 32.1
Last Edited16 Feb 2014


  1. [S860] Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, "Vital Statistics from Government Records", Marriage Certificate; Microfilm F15928, Saint John County, Code B4/1907, Number 3304, Edith Kate Bezanson and Arthur McFarlane Thomas, 17 September 1907.