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  • Sleighing on the Biggar Farm at 6th Line, Trafalgar
    Image       Two photographs taken at different times of members of the Bigger family sleighing in winter. It looks like Michael Bigger is on the porch seeing them off. In the main photograph, the ladies are dressed for church perhaps, but also carrying furs for warmth. In the second photograph, the snow ...
    Image     Two photographs taken at different times of members of the Bigger family sleighing in winter. It looks like Michael Bigger is on the porch seeing them off. In the main ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Michael and Grandson Wilbert Bigger
    Image       Grandfather Michael Bigger with his grandson, Wilbert, son of Albert and Hettie.
    Image     Grandfather Michael Bigger with his grandson, Wilbert, son of Albert and Hettie.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Lois, Martha, Kathryn Biggar at Glenclare Farm
    Image       The girls are feeding the turkeys at Glenclare Farm, their home. The picture was taken circa 1934.
    Image     The girls are feeding the turkeys at Glenclare Farm, their home. The picture was taken circa 1934.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Threshing at Glenclare Farm
    Image       There is no date on this family photograph but it was likely taken around 1910. A consulted expert has provided this date because, he explains, the silo in the background required mechanized equipment to get the grain into it. This photograph is showing new technology for both the silo and ...
    Image     There is no date on this family photograph but it was likely taken around 1910. A consulted expert has provided this date because, he explains, the silo in the background ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Glenclare Farm Truck
    ImageText       Truck Door: W.H. Biggar. Truck Side Panel: Glenclare Farm Oakville.
    ImageText     Truck Door: W.H. Biggar. Truck Side Panel: Glenclare Farm Oakville.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Henrietta (Munn) Biggar, 1860-1962
    ImageText       Two photographs of Hettie are in this record. The second was perhaps taken at the time of her graduation from the Wesleyan Female College in Hamilton or perhaps her engagement to Albert Biggar, circa 1883. The main record photograph is of Hettie in 1913. Hettie and Albert were married on ...
    ImageText     Two photographs of Hettie are in this record. The second was perhaps taken at the time of her graduation from the Wesleyan Female College in Hamilton or perhaps her engagement ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Albert Anson Biggar
    Image       W. Farmer, Cor. King & McNab Sts. #35 Hamilton. W. Farmer's Artist Studio, Cor. King & McNab Sts. #35 Hamilton.
    Image     W. Farmer, Cor. King & McNab Sts. #35 Hamilton. W. Farmer's Artist Studio, Cor. King & McNab Sts. #35 Hamilton.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Cousins Wilbert and Clara Bigger, Annie, Dewart and Edith Fleming
    ImageText       Thurston Oakville, Ont.
    ImageText     Thurston Oakville, Ont.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Team Levelling Field At Glenclare Farm
    Image       Preparing the field for planting. The wooden scraper is just for levelling the field. It can't deal with rocks because it is just a wooden board and has no metal edge to protect it. Glenclare Farm was Lot 15, Concession 2 NDS Trafalgar. This land had been settled by Michael ...
    Image     Preparing the field for planting. The wooden scraper is just for levelling the field. It can't deal with rocks because it is just a wooden board and has no metal ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Binding Hay At Glenclare Farm
    Image       Wilbert Biggar is driving the tractor and grandson Harold Biggar can be seen on the hay binder, Hettie Biggar is to our right behind the tractor. The hay binder takes the hay, bundles it into a sheaf and ties binder twine around it. Harold has put his hat on a ...
    Image     Wilbert Biggar is driving the tractor and grandson Harold Biggar can be seen on the hay binder, Hettie Biggar is to our right behind the tractor. The hay binder takes ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Albert, Wilbert and Clara Biggar At Glenclare Farm
    Image       Two photographs taken at different times, with different people and different horses but in the same spot with the same wagon at Glenclare Farm, on work days. The primary photograph shows brother and sister, Wilbert and Clara Biggar. The secondary photograph is of father Albert and son Wilbert.
    Image     Two photographs taken at different times, with different people and different horses but in the same spot with the same wagon at Glenclare Farm, on work days. The primary photograph ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Sisters Hettie and Jennie Munn with Albert Biggar and William Henry Reid, 1883
    ImageText       Hettie and her sister Jane, called Jennie, married in a double wedding ceremony at Munn's Church in 1883. Jennie married William Henry Reid and they went west to homestead in Manitoba with Mr. William Henry Spearin according to family descendents, living first in a "soddy" or sod roofed house while ...
    ImageText     Hettie and her sister Jane, called Jennie, married in a double wedding ceremony at Munn's Church in 1883. Jennie married William Henry Reid and they went west to homestead in ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Munn Sisters
    Image       From left to right: Eliza, Jenny, Hettie, Millie. Eldest sister Eliza never married and lived with Millie. Millie married Robert Munn, schoolmaster. Hettie and her sister Jane, called Jennie, married in a double wedding ceremony. Jennie went to Manitoba where her husband, William Henry Reid, was homesteading. Hettie married Albert ...
    Image     From left to right: Eliza, Jenny, Hettie, Millie. Eldest sister Eliza never married and lived with Millie. Millie married Robert Munn, schoolmaster. Hettie and her sister Jane, called Jennie, married ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Sisters Hettie & Jennie Munn
    Image       Hettie and her older sister Jennie, married in a double wedding ceremony at the church in Munn's Corners in 1883. Jennie went out west to live in Manitoba with her husband W.H. Reid. The family says they went "west with William Henry Spearin". In 1898, Hettie and her husband, Albert ...
    Image     Hettie and her older sister Jennie, married in a double wedding ceremony at the church in Munn's Corners in 1883. Jennie went out west to live in Manitoba with her ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Hettie (Munn) Bigger with Grandson Harold, 1917
    Image       Henrietta (called Hettie) Almira or Elmira (Munn) Bigger and grandson, Harold C. Biggar in 1917. Harold grew up to farm on the north side of Burnhamthorpe, west of Trafalgar and raised his family there. As of 2016 his son, Norman Biggar, still owns some of this farmland. Before his retirement, ...
    Image     Henrietta (called Hettie) Almira or Elmira (Munn) Bigger and grandson, Harold C. Biggar in 1917. Harold grew up to farm on the north side of Burnhamthorpe, west of Trafalgar and ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • The Munn Sisters and Their Families
    Image       This family photograph has no date nor does it identify the people but it shows the neices and nephews as well as the older generation of the Munn/Biggar families. The oldest gentleman may be King Henry Munn. The family is likely on the lawn at Glenclare Farm, the house built ...
    Image     This family photograph has no date nor does it identify the people but it shows the neices and nephews as well as the older generation of the Munn/Biggar families. The ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Hettie Munn and Grandchildren
    ImageText       A Biggar family album page showing Hettie with her grandchildren. Hettie had been educated at the Wesleyan Female College for young women in Hamilton, she was an accomplished musician and played for the church until forced to stop at age 98, she helped manage the successful family farm and property ...
    ImageText     A Biggar family album page showing Hettie with her grandchildren. Hettie had been educated at the Wesleyan Female College for young women in Hamilton, she was an accomplished musician and ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Wilbert Henry Biggar, 1887
    Image       This photograph was likely taken on the occasion of Wilbert's christening. Wilbert's parents farmed the land originally settled by his grandfather, Michael L. Bigger. This was Lot 15, Concession 2 NDS Trafalgar Township, running north from Burnhamthorpe Road on the east side of 6th Line. In 1898, his parents, Albert ...
    Image     This photograph was likely taken on the occasion of Wilbert's christening. Wilbert's parents farmed the land originally settled by his grandfather, Michael L. Bigger. This was Lot 15, Concession 2 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Munn Sisters Out West
    ImageText       Albert and Hettie Biggar travelled out west to Manitoba to visit Jennie (Munn) Reid. Unfortunately, there is no date on this photograph but Jennie died in 1935 so I have put the possible trip date between 1925 and 1935. Jennie and Hettie had married in a double wedding ceremony at ...
    ImageText     Albert and Hettie Biggar travelled out west to Manitoba to visit Jennie (Munn) Reid. Unfortunately, there is no date on this photograph but Jennie died in 1935 so I have ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • The Biggar Family of Glenclare Farm
    Image       Albert, Hettie, Wilbert Ethel & Kids is the label on this photo in the family album. Albert and Hettie are on our right, slightly in behind Harold, Russell is tucked between Harold and Ethel, Lois is between her parents, and in front are twins Martha and Kathryn (who have been ...
    Image     Albert, Hettie, Wilbert Ethel & Kids is the label on this photo in the family album. Albert and Hettie are on our right, slightly in behind Harold, Russell is tucked ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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Michael Lafey Biggar Family, Halton County