Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections
Sisters Hettie & Jennie Munn


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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 Biggar, built the lovely farmhouse on their "Glenclare Farm" on Lot 15, Concession 2 NDS Trafalgar. This land had been settled by Albert's father, Michael L. Biggar and his wife, Belinda. It runs north from Burnhamthorpe Road on the east side of 6th Line.

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Henrietta (called Hettie) Almira (Munn) Bigger, b.October 26, 1860, d. November 26, 1962. Hettie married Albert Anson Biggar. (The parents of Albert were Michael Lafey Bigger, d.December 10, 1921 who married Belinda (Cronkrite) Bigger, d.December 31, 1898.) Albert's brother, James William Bigger, d.December 10, 1921.) Children of Hettie and Albert were: Clara A. Bigger, b.February 13, 1884, d.1978. William James, b.July 26, 1886. Wilbert Henry, b.May 6, 1887. Hettie and Jane's (called Jennie) parents were King Henry Munn, b.1820 d.November 15, 1905, and Ann Catherine Snider, b.April 10, 1821 d.August 24, 1884. Their four daughters were: Eliza Lydia, b.1846 ; Melicent (this spelling as per the 1871 Census) Millicent Mulvina (called Millie), b.1853, married surname was Fleming ; Jane Desdamona, b.November 23, 1857 d.1935 - called Jennie, married William Henry Reid and the Reids went west to farm in Manitoba. Children of Jennie and William were Edna Mildred b.1884, who married Howard M. Spearin, and their son was Henry Cecil Reid, called Cecil, b.1887 d.1965. Family descendents note that Cecil was close to his eastern cousins, especially Dewart Fleming (son of the other Munn sister, Millie)
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TTJBT000409
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.47955 Longitude: -79.72902
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Sisters Hettie & Jennie Munn
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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 Biggar, built the lovely farmhouse on their "Glenclare Farm" on Lot 15, Concession 2 NDS Trafalgar. This land had been settled by Albert's father, Michael L. Biggar and his wife, Belinda. It runs north from Burnhamthorpe Road on the east side of 6th Line.