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  • Four Generations: Michael, Albert, Wilbert, Harold Biggar
    ImageText       Michael L. Bigger is listed 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 6th Line. As well as establishing and growing the Glenclare Farm, he served as Deputy Reeve ...
    ImageText     Michael L. Bigger is listed 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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Munn's Church
    Image       This photograph was taken by a member of the Biggar family, unfortunately undated but sometime between 1910 and 1960. This is the brick building erected in 1898. The photograph is prior to the widening of Dundas in the mid-1970s which saw the church physically moved; this building is in the ...
    Image     This photograph was taken by a member of the Biggar family, unfortunately undated but sometime between 1910 and 1960. This is the brick building erected in 1898. The photograph is ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 21 Dundas Street West, ca2007
    Image       This house was demolished in 2007. It was on the northwest corner of Sixth Line and Dundas, Oakville according to the Town of Oakville Heritage Planner. You can see the water damage along the eaves, the broken window and disrepair of this empty house with its old sheds behind.
    Image     This house was demolished in 2007. It was on the northwest corner of Sixth Line and Dundas, Oakville according to the Town of Oakville Heritage Planner. You can see the ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Sleighing on the Biggar Farm at 6th Line, Trafalgar
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Michael and Grandson Wilbert Bigger
    Image       Grandfather Michael Bigger with his grandson, Wilbert, son of Albert and Hettie.
    Image     Grandfather Michael Bigger with his grandson, Wilbert, son of Albert and Hettie.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Henrietta (Munn) Biggar, 1860-1962
    ImageText       Two photographs of Hettie are in this record. The second was perhaps taken at the time of her graduation from the Wesleyan Female College in Hamilton or perhaps her engagement to Albert Biggar, circa 1883. The main record photograph is of Hettie in 1913. Hettie and Albert were married on ...
    ImageText     Two photographs of Hettie are in this record. The second was perhaps taken at the time of her graduation from the Wesleyan Female College in Hamilton or perhaps her engagement ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Albert Anson Biggar
    Image       W. Farmer, Cor. King & McNab Sts. #35 Hamilton. W. Farmer's Artist Studio, Cor. King & McNab Sts. #35 Hamilton.
    Image     W. Farmer, Cor. King & McNab Sts. #35 Hamilton. W. Farmer's Artist Studio, Cor. King & McNab Sts. #35 Hamilton.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Cousins Wilbert and Clara Bigger, Annie, Dewart and Edith Fleming
    ImageText       Thurston Oakville, Ont.
    ImageText     Thurston Oakville, Ont.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Sisters Hettie and Jennie Munn with Albert Biggar and William Henry Reid, 1883
    ImageText       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 ...
    ImageText     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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Munn Sisters
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Sisters Hettie & Jennie Munn
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Hettie (Munn) Bigger with Grandson Harold, 1917
    Image       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, ...
    Image     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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • The Munn Sisters and Their Families
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Wilbert Henry Biggar, 1887
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Munn Sisters Out West
    ImageText       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 ...
    ImageText     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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • The Biggar Family of Glenclare Farm
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Wilbert and Hettie Biggar, Jennie Reid
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Wilbert and Hettie Biggar, Cousin Cecil Reid
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Harold and Lois with Mother, Ethel (Conover) Biggar
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Ethel (Conover) and Son, Harold Bigger, 1917
    Image       Ethel was 29 years old in 1917 when Harold was born, Wilbert 30 years old.
    Image     Ethel was 29 years old in 1917 when Harold was born, Wilbert 30 years old.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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