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  • Four Generations: Michael, Albert, Wilbert, Harold Biggar
        Michael L. Bigger is listed on the 1859 Tremaine Map of Halton County as owning the property, Lot 15, Concession 2 NDS Trafalgar Township, running north from Burnhamthorpe Road on the east side of 6th Line. As well as establishing and growing the Glenclare Farm, he served as Deputy Reeve ...
      Michael L. Bigger is listed on the 1859 Tremaine Map of Halton ...
  • Munn's Church
        This photograph was taken by a member of the Biggar family, unfortunately undated but sometime between 1910 and 1960. This is the brick building erected in 1898. The photograph is prior to the widening of Dundas in the mid-1970s which saw the church physically moved; this building is in the ...
      This photograph was taken by a member of the Biggar family, unfortunately ...
  • 21 Dundas Street West, ca2007
        This house was demolished in 2007. It was on the northwest corner of Sixth Line and Dundas, Oakville according to the Town of Oakville Heritage Planner. You can see the water damage along the eaves, the broken window and disrepair of this empty house with its old sheds behind.
      This house was demolished in 2007. It was on the northwest corner ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 41 Dundas Street, Oakville
        Several photographs prepared for the Town of Oakville review of the farmhouse at 41 Dundas Street East. The black and white photo was taken in 1977, the others including the interior, in 2012. It stands just east of Munn's United Church at 6th Line and Dundas. A link to a ...
      Several photographs prepared for the Town of Oakville review of the farmhouse ...
  • 38 Dundas Street West, Canadian Inventory of Heritage Buildings, 1972
        Front of index card: NPC 464 (9-70) 7530-21-029-3938 Verso: 06177001700038
      Front of index card: NPC 464 (9-70) 7530-21-029-3938 Verso: 06177001700038
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wilbert and Hettie Biggar, Jennie Reid
        Jennie is to our left with Albert and Hettie in the centre. The woman on the right is unknown but could perhaps be Jennie's daughter, Edna Mildred (Reid) Spearin. There is no information with the photograph to say if this was taken at Glenclare Farm in Trafalgar Township, the home ...
      Jennie is to our left with Albert and Hettie in the centre. ...
  • Wilbert and Hettie Biggar, Cousin Cecil Reid
        Jennie and Hettie had married in a double wedding ceremony at the church in Munn's Corners in 1883, Trafalgar Township. Jenny marrying William Henry Reid, a family cousin. The Reids then went west to Manitoba with William Henry Spearin according to family descendents, living first in a "soddy" or sod ...
      Jennie and Hettie had married in a double wedding ceremony at the ...
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