Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections
Hettie Munn and Grandchildren


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Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
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 called Glenclare Farms, she was active in community social groups and raised a family. She lived into her 103rd year.

As to when these were taken: twins Martha and Kathryn were born about 1927 and seem to be under 2 years in the photo of them sitting on Hettie's lap, and two of the pictures show a 1956 date stamp.

Family member Jill Rutherford writes: In the two smaller photos, mid and lower right on the page, is my mother, Rilla Jane Reid. She is the daughter of Henry Cecil Reid and granddaughter of Desdamona Jane "Jennie" Munn Reid. She is 21 in this photo, taken in 1953, standing with her great auntie Hettie -- possibly at Niagara Falls where they had taken Rilla. I am not sure who they other lady is in the picture.
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Henrietta (called Hettie) Almira (Munn) Bigger, b.October 26, 1860, d. November 26, 1962 married Albert Anson Bigger, b.November 13, 1856, d.June 24, 1938. Hettie's parents were King Henry Munn and Ann Catherine Snider. Parents and brother of Albert were Michael Lafey Bigger, d.December 10, 1921, who married Belinda (Cronkrite) Bigger, d.December 31, 1898. His brother was 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 d.June 13, 1960. Wilbert married Mary Ethel Conover, b.1888 d.1949 on February 26, 1916. Wilbert and Mary Ethel's children were Harold C., 1917-2004, Clare O. Biggar, 1937-1945, Lois, 1919-1997, Russell and (twins) Martha and Kathryn. Harold's wife's name is Isabel. Lois married Thomas Tyson, Clare died in an auto accident, Martha married Jack Patterson, Kathryn married John Allen.
Local identifier:
TTJBT000415
Collection:
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.47955 Longitude: -79.72902
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Hetty (Munn) Bigger with her Grandchildren
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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 called Glenclare Farms, she was active in community social groups and raised a family. She lived into her 103rd year.

As to when these were taken: twins Martha and Kathryn were born about 1927 and seem to be under 2 years in the photo of them sitting on Hettie's lap, and two of the pictures show a 1956 date stamp.

Family member Jill Rutherford writes: In the two smaller photos, mid and lower right on the page, is my mother, Rilla Jane Reid. She is the daughter of Henry Cecil Reid and granddaughter of Desdamona Jane "Jennie" Munn Reid. She is 21 in this photo, taken in 1953, standing with her great auntie Hettie -- possibly at Niagara Falls where they had taken Rilla. I am not sure who they other lady is in the picture.