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 Peleoman Bezanson

Peleoman Bezanson

Birth
Falmouth, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death 23 Jan 1945 (aged 76)
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 65540199 · View Source
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Parents: Otis Bezanson & Frances Card

Per John Cardinal, author of the genealogy Bezansons From Nova Scotia, Peleoman was born 19 Nov 1867 not 1868 as is on the gravestone.

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He was a mariner. He received a gold medal from the president of the United States for "heroic services in helping save the crew of the sinking schooner J. B. Jones off Cape Cod in March last" on 4 February 1896.7 He married Janet Maud O'Brien on 11 March 1896. He was 28. Captain Peleoman Bezanson became a naturalized U.S. citizen on 8 June 1900 at U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He moved to Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1920, made his home there for the rest of his life, and was considered a prominent citizen of the city.

Captain Peleoman Bezanson was the master of the Aloha and Aloha II, large yachts owned by Arthur Curtiss James (1867–1941), an industrialist, railroad magnate, and yachtsman. Bezanson designed the Aloha II for James, and she was built at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1910. She was a "barque rigged 218 foot, 659 ton, sail and steam yacht".

Captain Peleoman Bezanson and Clifford E. Bezanson were both aboard the yacht Aloha I when it sailed through a hurricane in October 1905. On the night of October 14th, a large wave knocked Andrew Anderson overboard. Clifford E. Bezanson commanded the dinghy that rescued Anderson.


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  • Created by: craig johnson
  • Added: 12 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65540199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peleoman Bezanson (19 Nov 1868–23 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65540199, citing Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by craig johnson (contributor 47135905) .