Binding Hay At Glenclare Farm
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- Wilbert Biggar is driving the tractor and grandson Harold Biggar can be seen on the hay binder, Hettie Biggar is to our right behind the tractor. The hay binder takes the hay, bundles it into a sheaf and ties binder twine around it. Harold has put his hat on a lever of the binder. There is no date on the photograph but Harold, born in 1917, looks to be at least 15 years old so it is likely in the 1930s.
"Glenclare Farm" was Lot 15, Concession 2 NDS Trafalgar. This land was in the Biggar (or Bigger) family for many generations. It ran north from Burnhamthorpe Road on the east side of 6th Line.
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- Michael Lafey Bigger, d.December 10, 1921, married 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 married 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 d.June 13, 1960. Wilbert married Mary Ethel Conover, b.1888 d.1949. 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, b. about 1927.
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- Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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- Binding Hay At Glenclare Farm
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton