John David White was born May 1845 in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, the third child of Job R. and Elizabeth Phoebe White. He was christened on August 22, 1845 at Christ Church (the combined parishes of St. George & St. Patrick),just like his brother Edgar.
Other than being enumerated in Yarmouth on the 1861 Census with his family, I have no further record of John. I assume that he lived to adulthood, based on the fact that his mother Elizabeth said she had six living children in 1900. With such a common name, it hasn’t been easy to find definitive records that identify him (a marriage record would be perfect).
My “U-turn” is back to Mary Roberts (White) Goodwin, sixth child and second daughter of Job and Elizabeth White. I previously wrote that Mary lived for many years with her daughter Augusta. Just recently, I found out that Mary is buried in Pine Grove at Mayflower Path Section-3, Lot-68, in the same plot as her mother Elizabeth, but not mentioned on Elizabeth’s gravestone. Find a Grave tells me that Mary died in August 1924. Augusta is buried in Pine Grove as well, at Plot-K, Lot-750, but with no gravestone. She passed away in December 1950. I have to wonder if my grandfather knew her.