Leslie Edward Bezanson1

M, #27870, b. 27 April 1913, d. 1 August 1991
Mother*Mildred Luella Bezanson1 b. 12 Jul 1896, d. 1950
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Leslie Edward Bezanson was born on 27 April 1913 at Somerville, Massachusetts.1 He died on 1 August 1991 at age 78.2 He was buried in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts.3

     Obituary, 3 August 1991:
Leslie E. Bezanson, former area singer

Leslie E. Bezanson, 78, of 53 Westford Ave., Springfield, a retired truck driver for Yellow Freight Inc. and a church chorister for many years, died Thursday at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

He also worked for more than 21 years as a driver for the former Adley Express, and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 404.

He was a member of Faith United Church, and a former member of the old Hope Congregational Church. He sang in both churches' choirs, and also performed with the Springfield Symphony Chorus.

Born in Somerville, he lived in Springfield for many years.

He leaves his wife of 50 years, the former Mary Bellany; a son, Leslie E. Jr. of Springfield; a daughter, Kathleen Merchant of Granby, three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be conducted Monday morning in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at Faith United Church. There are no calling hours.4

Census Summary


Census, Residence

Census1920Leslie Edward Bezanson appeared on the census of 1920 at Main Street, West Newbury, Massachusetts, as a boarder in the home of Edmund and Agnes Jordan.5
Census1930Leslie Edward Bezanson appeared on the census of 1930 at Mountain Street, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, as a state ward in the home of Frederick and Mary Miller.6
Census1940Leslie Edward Bezanson appeared on the census of 1940 at 1090 Worthington Street, Springfield, Massachusetts, as a chauffeur in the home of Asa and Lucy Baker.7
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  1. [S7] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910", Leslie Edward Bezanson; Somerville Birth Register; Year: 1913; Volume: 615; Page: 820.
  2. [S3] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Leslie E. Bezanson; Issue State: Massachusetts; Inssue Date: Before 1951.
  3. [S836] Various Contributors, "Find A Grave", Leslie E. Bezanson, Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts; Memorial Number: 62392575.
  4. [S2] Leslie E. Bezanson Death Notice, Union-News (Springfield, Massachusetts), 3 August 1991.
  5. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_697; Image: 1003; ED: 294; Page: 2A; Lines: 20-24.
  6. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts; FHL Film: 2340648; Roll: 913; Image: 516.0; ED: 0054; Page: 10B; Lines: 86-92.
  7. [S4] 1940 U.S. Federal Census; Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1709; ED: 22-95; Page: 4A; Lines: 17-19.

Louise May Haas1,2

F, #27874


Howard Gordon Bezanson b. c 1881, d. 9 Apr 1938
     Louise May Haas was also known as Lulu.3 She married Howard Gordon Bezanson.2 Louise May Haas was charged with street-walking in 1907. She was acquitted.4 She and Howard Gordon Bezanson were divorced in January 1909.2
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  1. [S898] "Legal Notices", The Fort Scott Daily Tribune-Monitor (Fort Scott, Kansas), 16 November 1907.
  2. [S19] News article "Divorce Announcement", The Fort Scott Daily Tribune-Monitor (Fort Scott, Kansas), 15 January 1909.
  3. [S667] Ancestry.com, "U.S. City Directories", Chittenden's 1904 - 1905 Ft. Scott and Bourbon County, Kansas Directory, p. 54.
  4. [S19] News article "She Is Acquitted", The Fort Scott Daily Tribune-Monitor (Fort Scott, Kansas), 19 December 1907.

Phillip Gale Bezanson1

M, #27877, b. 8 November 1939, d. 13 June 2015
Father*Fred Wilkins Bezanson2 b. 31 Mar 1877, d. 3 Feb 1958
Mother*Virginia Ansel Cochran2 b. 14 Jun 1900, d. 10 Jan 1966


Judith A. Keirn
Relationship4th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
Phillip Gale Bezanson
     Phillip Gale Bezanson was born on 8 November 1939.1 He married Judith A. Keirn on 11 July 1959 at Stanislaus County, California. He was 19.3 Phillip Gale Bezanson died on 13 June 2015 at age 75.1

     Obituary from The Modesto Bee (Modesto, California), 18 June 2015:
Phillip Gale Bezanson, November 8, 1939 - June 13, 2015

He is survived by his loving wife Judy Bezanson. Children, Patti Clark (Mic), Tammy Mead (Mark), Eric Bezanson (Juanita) and Michelle Burke (Mike). Seven grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

He graduated from Ceres High School in 1958. He lived most of his life in Ceres. His greatest joy was being with his family and friends. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed.1
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  1. [S2] Phillip Gale Bezanson Death Notice, Modesto Bee (Modesto, California), 18 June 2015.
  2. [S2] Fred Olen Bezanson Death Notice, Ceres Courier (Ceres, California), 23 June 2010.
  3. [S899] State of California Department of Health Services, "California Marriage Index, 1949-1959", Phillip Gale Bezanson; Judith A. Keirn; 11 July 1959.