My Great Grandmother I have conflicting evidences of her Birth. I always knew she was the most recent of my ancestors to arrive in Canada from Scotland at the beginning of the 20th century. My Grandfather told stories of visiting is cousins Scotland when he was in Great Britain during WWII and I knew for fact she was born in Edinburg area.
From my research based on Information I knew about her Parents (Father Robert and Mother Elizabeth or Lizzie) I believe I found the record of her arrival in Canada
"Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QS4-NTT : 11 March 2018), Robert Baxter, Apr 1905; citing Immigration, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, T-499, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
This puts he as age 11 at the time so she would have been born 1894.
The Canadian Census of 1911 has bein 18 at the time and being born in December 1892
However the Government of Nova Scotia;s Marriage Records show her being Married in February 1910 and being 19 years of age - Interesting enough according to the Census record above her 1st son was Born 2 months later in April (Which is not a family secret I had ever heard before) This would have made her birth year 1891
I am assuming the the Birth month is December as that seems consistent in later census and other records I have found. So I have 3 possible birth years
1891 Based on Marriage Record from 1910
1892 Based on the 1911 Census the year Later (this is also the year on her Tombstone
1894 Based on Passenger list from 1905 when she arrived in Canada
The 1921 Census confirms she arrived from Scotland in 1905 it also claims she was 28 at the time so would make a birth year of 1892
So I have a few possible Theories
1. On the Passage over her parents lied about her age because it was a cheaper ticket for a 12 year old (They are Scottish so it does fit the Penny Pinching Stereotype)
2. They lied about her age and she was only 16 and not 19 when she was married (She was 7 months pregnant at the time and appears to be a church wedding so it is possible they did to try and lessen the Scandal) - this would have made her Birth year 1891 and at some point they later they later mixed up or forgot about this lie and claimed 1892 as year of Birth which she maintained until her death.
I believe number 2 is most probable any thoughts - I have been having issues confirming her birth in Scotlish records as Elizabeth Baxters being born to a Robert was not uncommon.