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  • Sleighing on the Biggar Farm at 6th Line, Trafalgar
        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 ...
      Two photographs taken at different times of members of the Bigger family ...
  • Michael and Grandson Wilbert Bigger
        Grandfather Michael Bigger with his grandson, Wilbert, son of Albert and Hettie.
      Grandfather Michael Bigger with his grandson, Wilbert, son of Albert and Hettie.
  • Lois, Martha, Kathryn Biggar at Glenclare Farm
        The girls are feeding the turkeys at Glenclare Farm, their home. The picture was taken circa 1934.
      The girls are feeding the turkeys at Glenclare Farm, their home. The ...
  • Threshing at Glenclare Farm
        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 ...
      There is no date on this family photograph but it was likely ...
  • Glenclare Farm Truck
        Truck Door: W.H. Biggar. Truck Side Panel: Glenclare Farm Oakville.
      Truck Door: W.H. Biggar. Truck Side Panel: Glenclare Farm Oakville.
  • Henrietta (Munn) Biggar, 1860-1962
        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 ...
      Two photographs of Hettie are in this record. The second was perhaps ...
  • Albert Anson Biggar
        W. Farmer, Cor. King & McNab Sts. #35 Hamilton. W. Farmer's Artist Studio, Cor. King & McNab Sts. #35 Hamilton.
      W. Farmer, Cor. King & McNab Sts. #35 Hamilton. W. Farmer's Artist ...
  • Cousins Wilbert and Clara Bigger, Annie, Dewart and Edith Fleming
        Thurston Oakville, Ont.
      Thurston Oakville, Ont.
  • Team Levelling Field At Glenclare Farm
        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 ...
      Preparing the field for planting. The wooden scraper is just for levelling ...
  • Binding Hay At Glenclare Farm
        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 ...
      Wilbert Biggar is driving the tractor and grandson Harold Biggar can be ...
  • Albert, Wilbert and Clara Biggar At Glenclare Farm
        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.
      Two photographs taken at different times, with different people and different horses ...
  • Sisters Hettie and Jennie Munn with Albert Biggar and William Henry Reid, 1883
        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 ...
      Hettie and her sister Jane, called Jennie, married in a double wedding ...
  • Munn Sisters
        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 ...
      From left to right: Eliza, Jenny, Hettie, Millie. Eldest sister Eliza never ...
  • Sisters Hettie & Jennie Munn
        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 ...
      Hettie and her older sister Jennie, married in a double wedding ceremony ...
  • Hettie (Munn) Bigger with Grandson Harold, 1917
        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, ...
      Henrietta (called Hettie) Almira or Elmira (Munn) Bigger and grandson, Harold C. ...
  • The Munn Sisters and Their Families
        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 ...
      This family photograph has no date nor does it identify the people ...
  • Hettie Munn and Grandchildren
        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 ...
      A Biggar family album page showing Hettie with her grandchildren. Hettie had ...
  • Wilbert Henry Biggar, 1887
        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 ...
      This photograph was likely taken on the occasion of Wilbert's christening. Wilbert's ...
  • Munn Sisters Out West
        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 ...
      Albert and Hettie Biggar travelled out west to Manitoba to visit Jennie ...
  • The Biggar Family of Glenclare Farm
        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 ...
      Albert, Hettie, Wilbert Ethel & Kids is the label on this photo ...
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Michael Lafey Biggar Family, Halton County