Katherine Lightizer1

F, #27042, b. August 1862, d. 19 December 1905

Family

Palmeter Bezanson b. Dec 1859, d. 24 Nov 1902
Children
     Katherine Lightizer was also known as Catherine.2 She was born in August 1862 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.2,1 She married James P. Bezanson circa 1885.2 Katherine Lightizer became a widow at age 40 upon the death of her husband James P. Bezanson on 24 November 1902 at Marshfield, Massachusetts.3 Katherine Lightizer died on 19 December 1905 at Main Street, Marshfield, Massachusetts, at age 43.1 She was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Marshfield, Massachusetts.1

Census Summary

1860
Birth
1862
1870
1880
1890
1900
Census
1900
Death
1905

Census, Residence

Census1900James P. Bezanson and Katherine Lightizer appeared on the census of 1900 at Marshfield, Massachusetts, with Viola M. Bezanson, Esther M. Bezanson and Louisa A. Bezanson.2
Last Edited8 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S7] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910", Bezanson, Katherine; Marshfield Death Certificate; Year: 1905; Volume: 1905/64; Page: 311.
  2. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1240674; Roll: 674; ED: 1132; Page: 7B; Lines: 72-76.
  3. [S7] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910", Bezanson, James P; Marshfield Death Register; Year: 1902; Volume: 530; Page: 212.

Viola M. Bezanson1

F, #27043, b. November 1885
FatherPalmeter Bezanson1 b. Dec 1859, d. 24 Nov 1902
MotherKatherine Lightizer1 b. Aug 1862, d. 19 Dec 1905

Family

Lester E. Ford b. c 1882
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Viola M. Bezanson was born in November 1885 at Chelsea, Massachusetts.1 She married Lester E. Ford on 16 July 1910 at 1st Congregational Church, Marshfield, Massachusetts. She was 24.2

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1885
1890
1900
Census
1900
1910
Census
1910

Census, Residence

Census1900Viola M. Bezanson appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of James P. Bezanson and Katherine Lightizer at Marshfield, Massachusetts.1
Census1910Viola M. Bezanson and Esther M. Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 at Prospect Street, Marshfield, Massachusetts, in the household of Charles Stodder and his family. Viola was listed as a servant, Esther as a boarder.3
Last Edited8 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1240674; Roll: 674; ED: 1132; Page: 7B; Lines: 72-76.
  2. [S7] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910", Bezanson, Viola M; Ford, Lester E; Marshfield Marriage Register; Year: 1910; Volume: 596; Page: 213.
  3. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1374625; Roll: T624_612; ED: 1223; Page: 11B; Lines: 57-61.

Esther M. Bezanson1

F, #27044, b. July 1888
FatherPalmeter Bezanson1 b. Dec 1859, d. 24 Nov 1902
MotherKatherine Lightizer1 b. Aug 1862, d. 19 Dec 1905

Family

James E. Severy b. c 1885
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Esther M. Bezanson was born in July 1888 at Massachusetts.1 She was a school teacher.2,3 She married James E. Severy on 4 September 1912 at West Somerville, Massachusetts. She was 24.3

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1888
1890
1900
Census
1900
1910
Census
1910

Census, Residence

Census1900Esther M. Bezanson appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of James P. Bezanson and Katherine Lightizer at Marshfield, Massachusetts.1
Census1910Viola M. Bezanson and Esther M. Bezanson appeared on the census of 1910 at Prospect Street, Marshfield, Massachusetts, in the household of Charles Stodder and his family. Viola was listed as a servant, Esther as a boarder.2
Last Edited8 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1240674; Roll: 674; ED: 1132; Page: 7B; Lines: 72-76.
  2. [S4] 1910 U.S. Federal Census; Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1374625; Roll: T624_612; ED: 1223; Page: 11B; Lines: 57-61.
  3. [S7] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910", Bezanson, Esther; Severy, James E; Marshfield Marriage Register; Year: 1912; Volume: 612; Page: 223.

Louisa A. Bezanson1

F, #27045, b. August 1889
FatherPalmeter Bezanson1 b. Dec 1859, d. 24 Nov 1902
MotherKatherine Lightizer1 b. Aug 1862, d. 19 Dec 1905
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Jean George Bezanson
     Louisa A. Bezanson was born in August 1889.1

Census Summary

1880
Birth
1889
1890
1900
Census
1900

Census, Residence

Census1900Louisa A. Bezanson appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of James P. Bezanson and Katherine Lightizer at Marshfield, Massachusetts.1
Last Edited8 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S4] 1900 U.S. Federal Census; Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 1240674; Roll: 674; ED: 1132; Page: 7B; Lines: 72-76.

Norma Marie Leonard1

F, #27048, b. circa 1939, d. 30 March 2001

Family 1

Edward Francis Bezanson b. c 1923, d. 2 Nov 1992

Family 2

Reggie Champagne
     Norma Marie Leonard was born circa 1939 at Boston, Massachusetts.1 She married Edward Francis Bezanson.1 Norma Marie Leonard married Reggie Champagne.2 Norma Marie Leonard died on 30 March 2001.2

     Obituary, 1 April 2001:
LOUDON - Norma M. (Leonard) Champagne, 62, of Chichester Road, died suddenly on Friday.

She was born in Boston, the daughter of Normal Bradford and Eleanor Marie (Carlson) Leonard.

She was a 1956 graduate of Brattleboro High School in Vermont. She attended the nursing program at Burbank Hospital in Fitchburg, Mass. She earned a bachelor's of science degree in accounting and computer science and an associate's degree in business management from Franklin Pierce College in Concord. She was attending the College of Life Long Learning, where was completing her teaching degree. She worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire for 17 years. She began teaching at Pembroke Academy in 1993 as a special education and behavior modification teacher, working with students with EH disabilities. Last fall, she was transferred to Hillsborough-Deering Middle School, where she continued her career in special education. A world traveler, she and her husband, Reggie, have vacationed all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Italy, France, Hawaii and throughout the United States. She was a charter member, trustee and auditor of the Eagles No. 613 Auxiliary. She was a member of the New Hampshire Writers and Publishers Project. She was also a senior friend of the Friends Program for almost 20 years.

Survivors include her husband, Reggie Champagne of Loudon; one son, Michael Bezanson of Canterbury; three daughters, Elle Bezanson and Barbie Tilton, both of Canterbury, and Cheryl Perkins of Northfield; two sisters, Carol George of Exeter and Joyce Al-darraji of Somersworth; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 274 Pleasant St., Concord.2
Last Edited21 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S811] Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, "Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008", Cheryl Lee Mary Bezanson; Birth Certificate; 10 February 1960.
  2. [S2] Norma M. (Leonard) Champagne Death Notice, GenealogyBuff.com Obituary and Death Notice Collection, April 2001.

James William Bezanson1

M, #27050, b. 16 April 1946, d. 17 December 1979
FatherEdward Francis Bezanson1 b. c 1923, d. 2 Nov 1992
MotherRosella Mae Carpenter1 b. 6 Apr 1925, d. 17 Sep 2003

Family

Mary Lou Jarvis b. 7 Feb 1949, d. 30 Oct 2012
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     James William Bezanson was born on 16 April 1946 at 10 Reed Street, Brattleboro, Vermont.1 He married Mary Lou Jarvis.2 James William Bezanson died on 17 December 1979 at 11 Cedar Street, Brattleboro, Vermont, at age 33.2 The cause of death was cardiac conductive abnormality resulting in cardiac arrhythmia.2
Last Edited11 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S811] Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, "Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008", Bezanson, James William; Date: 16 April 1946.
  2. [S747] Vermont State Archives and Records Administration and Vermont Department of Health, "Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008", Bezanson, James William; Date: 17 December 1979.

Mary Lou Jarvis1,2

F, #27053, b. 7 February 1949, d. 30 October 2012

Family

James William Bezanson b. 16 Apr 1946, d. 17 Dec 1979
     Mary Lou Jarvis was born on 7 February 1949 at Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro, Vermont.3 She married James William Bezanson.2 Mary Lou Jarvis died on 30 October 2012 at Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro, Vermont, at age 63.4

     Obituary from The BrattleBoro Reformer (Brattleboro, Vermont), 6 November 2012:
Mary Lou (Jarvis) Potvin, 63, of Vernon passed away peacfully at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital on October 30, 2012. She was surrounded and comforted by her family and friends.

Mary was born on Feb 7, 1949 in Brattleboro, the daughter of Irene and Eugene Jarvis.

She is survived by her loving husband Charles Potvin, whom she married in 1999; sons James Bezanson of Vernon, Christopher Wells of White River Junction; brother, Stetson Blake, of Montpelier; her sister, Patricia Dumont, of Piedmont, S.C. She is also survived by five grandchildren, many close friends and extended family members.

She was predeceased by her brothers John Blake and Andrew Blake.

At the family's request there will be no formal services.4
Last Edited16 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S811] Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, "Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008", Bezanson, Christopher Jay; Date: 16 Janaury 1970.
  2. [S747] Vermont State Archives and Records Administration and Vermont Department of Health, "Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008", Bezanson, James William; Date: 17 December 1979.
  3. [S811] Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, "Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008", Jarvis, Mary Lou; Date: 7 February 1949.
  4. [S2] Mary Lou (Jarvis) Potvin Death Notice, The Brattleboro Reformer (Brattleboro, Vermont), 6 November 2012.