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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
      A Biggar family album page showing Hettie with her grandchildren. Hettie had ...
  • 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 ...
  • Postcard of Sisters Ethel and Luena Conover, Home on Dundas Street, Trafalgar
        Older sister Ethel is sitting on the steps, Luena is standing on the right, at the Conover family farmhouse. Several generations of Conovers farmed and lived here. This photograph, taken by family, was turned into a postcard. It was not used as a postcard so the verso has not been ...
      Older sister Ethel is sitting on the steps, Luena is standing on ...
  • Wedding of Ethel Conover and Wilbert Biggar with Attendent Benita Post
        The family album has labelled this photograph, "Wedding at home on Dundas Highway". The Conover family home was 1499 Dundas Street East on part of Lot 6 Concession 1 NDS. Ethel and Wilbert married on February 26, 1916. Benita Post was a cousin of Ethel. Benita's parents were William H. ...
      The family album has labelled this photograph, "Wedding at home on Dundas ...
  • Harold and Lois with Mother, Ethel (Conover) Biggar
        Ethel, Lois and Harold are standing in the drive leading to the house on Glenclare Farm. Michael L. Bigger is shown 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 ...
      Ethel, Lois and Harold are standing in the drive leading to the ...
  • Ethel (Conover) and Son, Harold Bigger, 1917
        Ethel was 29 years old in 1917 when Harold was born, Wilbert 30 years old.
      Ethel was 29 years old in 1917 when Harold was born, Wilbert ...
  • Luena Conover, Clara, Ethel and Harold Bigger, 1917
        Ethel holds her new son, Harold. Clara Bigger, her sister-in-law, holds a rose in her hand. Hiding playfully behind Clara is Luena Conover, Ethel's sister.
      Ethel holds her new son, Harold. Clara Bigger, her sister-in-law, holds a ...
  • Ethel and Lois Biggar, 1919
        The main picture is of baby Lois with her mother, Ethel Biggar, likely on the day of her christening. Ethel and husband, Wilbert Biggar, had a two year old son, Harold, at this time. They lived near Munn's Corners, and the christening was likely at Munn's Methodist Church. The second ...
      The main picture is of baby Lois with her mother, Ethel Biggar, ...
  • Hettie, Wilbert and Ethel Bigger Dressed for Irene Carpenter's Wedding, 1936
        Irene Carpenter and James H. Miller married on June 10, 1936. According to a social notice on page 4 of the Oakville Star & Independent on March 18, 1932, Irene was a nurse, working at the Western hospital. The title of this record is the label for this photograph in ...
      Irene Carpenter and James H. Miller married on June 10, 1936. According ...
  • The Family of Ethel and Wilbert Bigger
        Two photographs of the family. Wilbert is not in the main record photograph - perhaps he is the photographer. In the main record photograph, eldest daughter Lois is far right to Ethel, next is Russell, then Ethel with eldest child Harold on Ethel's left, twins Martha and Kathryn are in ...
      Two photographs of the family. Wilbert is not in the main record ...
  • Millicent Fleming, Millie Speakin, Hettie Biggar, Jennie (Biggar) Reid
        Family descendent Jill Rutherford writes: this photo was taken in 1953 (my mother, Rilla Jane Reid, daughter of Henry Cecil Reid, son of Desdemona Jane "Jennie" Munn Reid, was visiting from out west at the time). The woman on the right is likely to be either another Fleming (Edith?), sister ...
      Family descendent Jill Rutherford writes: this photo was taken in 1953 (my ...
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