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: Ancestry.com. 1901 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1901. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, 2004. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/about-census.aspxl. 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: Ancestry.com 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. (https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/Deaths.aspx)
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Joseph Tate :
Y-Chromosome Test, haplogroup R1b1a2a1a2a1b1a