Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections
R.D. Fleming Barn Raising 1939


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Item Type:
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Description:
Family and friends who worked to build a barn for Robert Devant Fleming. The family was connected by marriage to the Munns among others.

The Fleming family farmed at Munn's Corners, Lot 15 Concession 1 SDS, at Dundas and 6th Line for over 100 years. A link to the newspaper notice for the sale of the farm in 1954 is added to this record for your information.

One of the Biggar family has written some names on the back of this photo. You can see these in the second image in this record. My interpretation of this guide: the man wearing the dark suit on our left is "Grandpa Conover". The tall man kneeling over to our right is Bertland Conover. Mr. Fairbairn is the man standing further to our right, behind Wilbert Biggar, Mr. Fairbairn is wearing his hat. Wilbert Biggar is sitting cross-legged in the front row on our right, wearing suspenders.

"Grandpa Conover" was Russell Conover.
Notes:
The father of R.D. Fleming, Alex Fleming had married Millie Munn. They lived with Millie's father (King Henry Munn) on the Munn family farm and raised their family there. They also owned land on Lot 14 1 SDS and Lot 15 1 NDS.

This Munn farm was later owned by the Hays family.

The street address was 32 Dundas Street East.
Date Of Event:
1939
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Robert D. Fleming was the son of Robert Alexander (1849-1919) and Millicent (Munn) Fleming (1853-1928. William Russell Conover, called Russell, was born on December 15, 1851 in Trafalgar Township. He died in 1940 as per his gravestone in the Erindale Cosmopolitan Cemetery in Mississauga. He and Charlotte McGowan married on January 13, 1886. Wilbert Henry Bigger, b.May 6, 1887 d.June 13, 1960. ; Wilbert married Mary Ethel Conover, b.1888 d.1949. Austin Bertland Conover, called Bertland, b.1891 d.1964.
Local identifier:
TTJBT000472
Collection:
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.47955 Longitude: -79.72902
Recommended Citation:
R.D. Fleming Barn Raising 1939
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R.D. Fleming Barn Raising 1939


Family and friends who worked to build a barn for Robert Devant Fleming. The family was connected by marriage to the Munns among others.

The Fleming family farmed at Munn's Corners, Lot 15 Concession 1 SDS, at Dundas and 6th Line for over 100 years. A link to the newspaper notice for the sale of the farm in 1954 is added to this record for your information.

One of the Biggar family has written some names on the back of this photo. You can see these in the second image in this record. My interpretation of this guide: the man wearing the dark suit on our left is "Grandpa Conover". The tall man kneeling over to our right is Bertland Conover. Mr. Fairbairn is the man standing further to our right, behind Wilbert Biggar, Mr. Fairbairn is wearing his hat. Wilbert Biggar is sitting cross-legged in the front row on our right, wearing suspenders.

"Grandpa Conover" was Russell Conover.