Cyrus Strong BESTOR
Thomas Leonard BESTOR


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1. Mabel CRASE

2. Ruth McCANN

Thomas Leonard BESTOR

  • Born: 6 Dec 1893, Ellington, Tolland, CT, USA 2
  • Married (1): Abt 1919
  • Married (2): 5 Dec 1964, Manchester, Hartford, CT, USA 1
  • Died: 30 Mar 1982, Manchester, Hartford, CT, USA 2 3
  • Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT, USA 4

   Research Notes:

Thomas L. Bestor died aged 88 years.


Hartford Courant - March 31, 1982:
THOMAS LEONARD BESTOR, age 88, of 59 Timber Trail, Manchester, died Tuesday (March 30) at a local convalescent home. He was born in Ellington Dec 6, 1893, son of the late Cyrus and Lucy Leonard Bestor and spent most of his life in Hartford and West Hartford, before moving to Manchester in 1966. He was a retired vice president and trust officer of Hartford National Bank & Trust Co., and had been in the banking business 50 years. He began his banking career in 1910 at Riverside Trust Co., where he was secretary, and he then served as secretary of Hartford-Aetna National Bank, at which time a trust department was created. After various bank consolidations, Mr. Bestor became vice president and trust officer in 1940, and was vice president and trust officer from 1954 until his retirement in 1960. While a resident of Hartford, he was a trustee of the South Park Methodist Church many years. He was also director of the Wickham Real Estate Co. and the States Co. He was a member of the South United Methodist Church, Manchester.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Morton McCann Bestor; a son, Richard C. Bestor of Windsor; a daughter , Mrs. Richard Doris Deffaa of Montoursville, Pa.; a step daughter, Mrs. Louis Gall Callarina of Carlisle, Mass.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 4

   Marriage Information:

Thomas married Mabel CRASE, daughter of Richard Henry CRASE and Harriett TREWARTHA, about 1919. (Mabel CRASE was born on 4 May 1892 in Hartford, CT, USA, died on 3 Nov 1963 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, USA 5 and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT, USA 6.)

   Marriage Information:

Thomas also married Ruth McCANN on 5 Dec 1964 in Manchester, Hartford, CT, USA 1.

   Marriage Notes:

Thomas L. Bestor, 70, and Ruth McCann, 57


1 Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001.

2 United States Social Security Death Index, from: U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

3 Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, certificate no. 05392.

4 FindAGrave,

5 Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, certificate no. 21503.

6 FindAGrave,

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