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David Shank Howard

M, b. 14 March 1846, d. 12 June 1911
FatherAlexander Grant Howard b. 25 May 1794, d. 25 May 1855
MotherCatherine McGill Kerr b. c 1800, d. 14 Apr 1861
Relationship1st cousin 4 times removed of Pamela Joyce Wood
     David Shank Howard was born on 14 March 1846 at Port Greville, Cumberland Co, Nova Scotia.1 He was the son of Alexander Grant Howard and Catherine McGill Kerr. David Shank Howard married Clara Smith on 17 September 1867 at Amherst, Cumberland Co, Nova Scotia; David was aged 21, Clara, 20; David was a Master Mariner and was a resident of Parrsboro, while Clara was of Amherst.2,3 David Shank Howard died on 12 June 1911 at Parrsboro, Cumberland Co, Nova Scotia, at age 65; He was 65 years old, a Master Mariner and the cause of death was listed as diabetes.1 He was buried at Methodist Cemetery, Parrsboro, Cumberland Co, Nova Scotia.1
     He appeared on the census of 1881 at Mills, Cumberland Co, Nova Scotia; David S. Howard, 35, wife Clara, 33, Robert A., 12, Alice G., 10, David W., 8, Thomas S., 7, Mary G., 4 and Clara D., 2, all Methodists. David was a Merchant. They also had a 19 yr old servant, Susan Pettos, living with them.3


Clara Smith b. c 1848
Last Edited8 Jan 2013


  1. [S880] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management , Marriage Bonds, Cumberland Co, Death of David S. Howard, 1911.
  2. [S880] Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management , Marriage Bonds, Cumberland Co, Marraige of David S. Howard and Clara Smith, 1867.
  3. [S303] 1881 Canadian Census Index (CD), Nova Scotia, Cumberland Co, Mills. FHL Film# 1375813; NA Film #C-13177; District 22, Sub-District M, Division 2, Page 28, Household 139.