Phillip Brothers1

M, #24728, b. circa 1936, d. 12 November 1993
Father*Baden Powell Brothers Sr.1 b. 1910, d. 19 Mar 1996
Mother*Viola Bezanson1 b. 1913, d. 1985


Fannie Clements
Relationship5th great-grandson of Jean George Bezanson
     Phillip Brothers was born circa 1936 at Cambridge, Nova Scotia.2,3 He married Fannie Clements.3 Phillip Brothers died on 12 November 1993 at Gibson Woods, Nova Scotia.3,1,4 He was buried on 16 November 1993 in Cambridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Cambridge, Nova Scotia.3,2

     Obituary from The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 15 November 1993:
BROTHERS, Phillip Whitman - 57, Gibson Woods, Kings County, died November 12, 1993, at home.

Born in Cambridge, Kings County, he was a son of Baden Brothers, Cambridge and the late Viola (Bezanson) Brothers. He was a graduate of Central Kings Rural High School, Cambridge. He had recently retired from VIA Rail, employed between Halifax and Montreal and had been a member of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Transport and General Workers, Local 0333, for 38 years. He was presently associated with the family farm in Cambridge. He was active in many sports and was an avid sports fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, the former Fannie Clements; daughter, Paula Ardythe (Mrs. Orval Morgan), Mississauga, Ont; son, Phillip Jr., Cambridge; five sisters, Kathleen (Mrs. Malcolm Nickerson), Oromocto, N.B; Betty (Mrs. Eric Dickinson), London, Ont; Shirley (Mrs. Casey deJonge), Marilyn, both of Cambridge; Linda (Mrs. Ronald Ennis), Cole Harbour; five brothers, Baden Jr., Halifax; Stewart, Keith, both of Coldbrook; Raymond, Cambridge; Wayne, Cole Harbour; two grandchildren.

Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Home, Kentville. Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in First Cornwallis Baptist Church, Canard, Rev. David State-Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Cambridge Cemetery.2
Last Edited4 Apr 2015


  1. [S619] Rowyn MacLean, "Viola's info and Isabel Bezanson up-date," e-mail to John Cardinal, December, 2003.
  2. [S2] Phillip Whitman Brothers Death Notice, The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 15 November 1993.
  3. [S351] Family History Committee, Cemetery Records of Kings County, Cambridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Section 1, Stone 271, "Died 12 Nov. 1993, age 57. s/o Baden and Viola (Bezanson) Brothers. h/o Fannie Clements. (Obit Hfx Herald)."
  4. [S352] Family History Committee, Probate Records of Kings County, Name=BROTHERS, Phillip Whitman, Date=12 Nov 1993, PlaceOfDeath=Gibson Woods, Residence=Gibson Woods, FileID=10373.

Adelaide Snyder

F, #24730, b. 26 May 1876, d. 11 September 1949


Melbourne Wesley Bezanson b. 3 Aug 1882, d. 13 Mar 1957
     Adelaide Snyder was born on 26 May 1876 at Washington.1,2 She married Melbourne Wesley Bezanson on 30 September 1914 at Coos County, Oregon. She was 38. He was 32. Adelaide Snyder died on 11 September 1949 at Santa Barbara, California, at age 73.1

Census Summary


Census, Residence

Census1920Melbourne Wesley Bezanson and Adelaide Snyder appeared on the census of 1920 at West Silverton, Oregon.2
Census1930Melbourne Wesley Bezanson and Adelaide Snyder appeared on the census of 1930 at Hayward, California.3
Last Edited28 Mar 2014


  1. [S416] State of California Department of Health Services, "California Death Index, 1940-1997", Bezanson, Adelaide Marie (Snyder); 11 September 1949.
  2. [S4] 1920 U.S. Federal Census; West Silverton, Marion, Oregon; Roll: T625_1497; Image: 934; ED: 329; Page: 16A; Lines: 33-34.
  3. [S4] 1930 U.S. Federal Census; California, Alameda County, Hayward; Roll: T626_109; Image: 0031; ED: 234; Page: 15B.