A.M. Bezanson joined the Army Medical Corps. C.E.F. however did not pass the medical exam due to a rodeo injury he had suffered while a young man.
The first burial at the Glen Leslie Cemetery was Grace (Brookbank) Parker (wife of Fred Parker who owned and operated a jewelry store at the Townsite). James and Annie Brookbank’s property was well known as the best blueberry patch in the area.
A.M. Bezanson drove the first car over the Edson Trail. He was accompanied by Mr. Davidson who represented a large real-estate dealer from Edmonton.
A.M. Bezanson’s oldest son Frank was the first Caucasian boy born in the Peace District.
A.M. Bezanson was married 3 times.
Ancel Maynard Bezanson had 6 brothers.
The Bezanson family was originally from Montebeliard, France and the name was spelt “Besancon”. They immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1752.