Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections
Sleighing on the Biggar Farm at 6th Line, Trafalgar
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
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 looks very deep and everyone is dressed for warmth.

The family is setting out from their home at Glenclare Farm near Munn's Corners, Trafalgar, Ontario.
Notes
Some area family members use the spelling "Biggar", others "Bigger". Both spellings should be checked by researchers.
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Michael Lafey Bigger, d.December 10, 1921, married to Belinda (Cronkrite) Bigger, d.December 31, 1898. Their son, James William Bigger, d.December 10, 1921. Their son, Albert Anson Bigger, b.November 13, 1856 d.June 24, 1938. Henrietta (called Hettie) Almira (Munn) Bigger, b.October 26, 1860, d. November 26, 1962. Hettie's parents were King Henry Munn and Ann Catherine Snider. 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. Married Mary Ethel Conover, b.1888 d.1949. Wilbert married Mary Ethel Conover, b.1888 d.1949 on February 26, 1916. Parents of Ethel and Luena were William Russell (called Russell) Conover b. December 15, 1851 in Trafalgar Township. He died in 1940. He married Charlotte McGowan on January 13, 1886 in Trafalgar Township. Charlotte McGowan, b.August 1, 1859 in Trafalgar Township, d. January 15, 1927 in Trafalgar. Their children: Charles Wilmer Conover, b.February 13, 1891. Lottie Luena Conover was born September 4,1894 in Trafalgar Township. Luena is buried with her parents in the Erindale Cosmopolitan Cemetery at St. Peter's Anglican church, northeast corner of Mississaga Road and Dundas, Erindale, Mississauga. 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 born about 1927. 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
TTJBT000472
Collection
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.47955 Longitude: -79.72902
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Recommended Citation
Sleighing on the Biggar Farm at 6th Line, Trafalgar
Contact
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Email:michelle@tths.ca
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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 looks very deep and everyone is dressed for warmth.

The family is setting out from their home at Glenclare Farm near Munn's Corners, Trafalgar, Ontario.