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John Burgess Calkins M.A. II.D (1829 - 1918)

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John Burgess Calkins M.A. II.D
Born in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Husband of — married about [location unknown]
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Died in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Sep 2014
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John was born in 1829 in Nova Scotia, Canada.

John was the child of Elias Calkins and Mercy Burgess.

John passed away in 1918.

John Burgess Calkin was an outstanding figure in Nova Scotia public education. He was principal of the Provincial Normal School ( now, The Nova Scotia Teachers College) for many years and was the author of several textbooks, most notable of which were his geographies and histories used in the Nova Scotia public schools, and his book on psychology for teachers. Another of his publications was, "Old Time Customs", an interesting discription of conditions in Nova Scotia in the 1800s.


  • Source: S1 1901 Census of Canada; Census Place: Truro (Town/Ville), Colchester, Nova Scotia; Page: 12; Family No: 118. Source Information: 1901 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2004. Series RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6428 to T-6556.
  • Source: S8 Nova Scotia, Canada, Deaths, 1864-1877, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Vital Statistics Division of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, compiler. “Death Registrations: 1864–1877; 1908–1960.” Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics. Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (

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On 21 Dec 2017 at 10:24 GMT Chris Hoult wrote:

Calkin-9 and Calkins-1273 appear to represent the same person because: The sourced family name at birth was Calkins did John use Calkin later in life?

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