305 Mother too young or not born solved for an orphan - but now what?

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I researched "305 Mother too young or not born" for this profile and have come to the conclusion that the three children resulting in the error couldn't have been her children - IF the unsourced birth dates for those three children are correct.  However, I couldn't find sources for the children to support the birth dates on their profiles (on FamilySearch or Ancestry).  

My notes are in the research section of the mother's profile.  I hesitate to detach the 3 kids because it will make them unconnected, but the whole family is orphaned - so there is nobody to contact.  However, if I leave the kids there - then there will be a new set of "father too young" errors because I sourced the father.  A conundrum :)

So - I thought I'd post the profile and let someone else do the honors - if it is appropriate.  Or maybe others will be able to locate/add sources for the three children in question before detaching them.
WikiTree profile: Faye Stuart
in Genealogy Help by Jill Claus G2G6 Mach 1 (15k points)

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I think Fred, Winifred and Mabel are supposed to be Faye's siblings rather than her children (and therefore have the wrong LNAB at the moment) - see "Canada Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6B-5FN : 4 October 2018), Winnie Coldwell in household of Albert Coldwell, Wolfville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; from "1881 Canadian Census." Database with images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing Albert Coldwell, citing Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
by Paul Masini G2G6 Pilot (126k points)
selected by Jill Claus
Ahh!  That's it!!  The dates line up too - I didn't even think of looking for that - thank you!  :)
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I found a death certificate for a Donald Frederick Stuart (same name as youngest son) from 1948, that says Donald was born in 1901. His parents are given as Herbert Clark Stuart from New Brunswick and Faye Coldwell from Nova Scotia. Assuming that the DOBs for the parents are correct, this COULD be the correct son, and the age would also fit quite ok. Also Donald is said to be born in St. Louis, Missouri. 

"Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK99-B14J : 8 November 2017), Herbert Clark Stuart in entry for Donald Frederick Stuart, 09 Dec 1948; citing Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, certificate 6214, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax.

by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (511k points)
Good find - feel free to add it to the profile if you like.  I saw other records for his father Herbert that also indicated that Herbert was born in New Brunswick (in a sourced Ancestry tree) .

Donald is the only child of the four attached to those parents that really is their child.  He appears in a lot of census records as well (two of which I attached to his profile).

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