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  • Glenclare Farm, Built 1898
    Glenclare Farm, Built 1898
    image       Albert and Hetty's son Wilbert bought an adjacent 300 acre farm for his son, Harold. The house on this property stands on the north side of Burnhamthorpe, just west of Trafalgar Road. (Some area family members use the spelling "Biggar". Both spellings should be checked by researchers.)
    image     Albert and Hetty's son Wilbert bought an adjacent 300 acre farm for his son, Harold. The house on this property stands on the north side of Burnhamthorpe, just west of ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Albert and Hettie Bigger with Children, Clara and Wilbert
    Albert and Hettie Bigger with Children, Clara and Wilbert
    imagetext       The back of the photograph is the second image in this record. The surname spelling on their headstone is "Bigger" but the spelling "Biggar" has also been commonly used by the family.
    imagetext     The back of the photograph is the second image in this record. The surname spelling on their headstone is "Bigger" but the spelling "Biggar" has also been commonly used by ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Ethel and Wilbert Biggar Going to Reeve's Convention
    Ethel and Wilbert Biggar Going to Reeve's Convention
    imagetext       Michael Lafey 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 6th Line. In 1898, Wilbert's parents, Albert and Hettie Biggar, built the lovely brick house on ...
    imagetext     Michael Lafey 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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Reeve Wilbert Biggar with Colleagues, New Trafalgar Township Hall, 1950
    Reeve Wilbert Biggar with Colleagues, New Trafalgar Township Hall, 1950
    imagetext       Michael Lafey 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 6th Line. In 1898, Wilbert's parents, Albert and Hettie Biggar, built the lovely brick house on ...
    imagetext     Michael Lafey 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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Hettie Biggar, Newspaper Articles at Age 90 and Age 98
    Hettie Biggar, Newspaper Articles at Age 90 and Age 98
    imagetext  1958     See "Description".
    imagetext  1958   See "Description".
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Thirsty Farmer, Wilbert Biggar
    Thirsty Farmer, Wilbert Biggar
    image       Wilbert Henry Biggar was a hard working farmer with a renowned mixed farm. He was also Halton County Council Reeve, representing Trafalgar Township. His grandfather, Michael L. Bigger had been the Deputy Reeve - Oakville on the Halton County Council earlier in 1890-1891, and his father, Albert, had also held ...
    image     Wilbert Henry Biggar was a hard working farmer with a renowned mixed farm. He was also Halton County Council Reeve, representing Trafalgar Township. His grandfather, Michael L. Bigger had been ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Glenclare Farm Flock of Geese
    Glenclare Farm Flock of Geese
    image       A wonderful picture showing the diversity of the Biggar family farm, Glenclare Farm. Albert Biggar's grandfather, Michael, had first owned the property, Lot 15, Concession 2 NDS Trafalgar Township, running north from Burnhamthorpe Road on the east side of 6th Line. Acreage was added to expand this property as the ...
    image     A wonderful picture showing the diversity of the Biggar family farm, Glenclare Farm. Albert Biggar's grandfather, Michael, had first owned the property, Lot 15, Concession 2 NDS Trafalgar Township, running ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Hettie (Munn) Bigger with Grandson Harold, 1917
    Hettie (Munn) Bigger with Grandson Harold, 1917
    image  1917     The gravestones of the older family members use the spelling "Bigger" as does the Tremaine's maps. But family members also commonly used the "Biggar" spelling. Both spellings should be checked by researchers.
    image  1917   The gravestones of the older family members use the spelling "Bigger" as does the Tremaine's maps. But family members also commonly used the "Biggar" spelling. Both spellings should be checked ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Hettie Munn and Grandchildren
    Hettie Munn and Grandchildren
    imagetext       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 ...
    imagetext     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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Wilbert Henry Biggar, 1887
    Wilbert Henry Biggar, 1887
    image  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 ...
    image  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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • The Biggar Family of Glenclare Farm
    The Biggar Family of Glenclare Farm
    image       The twins look to be 4-6 years old so I have put the date time frame as about 1931-1933. The surname spelling on their headstone is "Bigger" but the spelling "Biggar" has also been commonly used by the family.
    image     The twins look to be 4-6 years old so I have put the date time frame as about 1931-1933. The surname spelling on their headstone is "Bigger" but the spelling ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Reeve Biggar 1950
    Reeve Biggar 1950
    imagetext       Wilbert H. Biggar, Reeve of Trafalgar, speaking at the opening of a new addition to the Oakville Trafalgar Highschool in 1950. Wilbert retired as Trafalgar Reeve at the end of 1950 according to a December 14, 1950 article in the Acton Free Press. The Oakville Highschool was located on Reynolds ...
    imagetext     Wilbert H. Biggar, Reeve of Trafalgar, speaking at the opening of a new addition to the Oakville Trafalgar Highschool in 1950. Wilbert retired as Trafalgar Reeve at the end of ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Wilbert and Martha Biggar
    Wilbert and Martha Biggar
    image       Proud father Wilbert Biggar with his daughter, Martha, at her wedding to Jack Patterson.
    image     Proud father Wilbert Biggar with his daughter, Martha, at her wedding to Jack Patterson.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Milk Maid Clara
    Milk Maid Clara
    image       Clara Biggar trained and worked as a nurse. She never married. At her death, she was living at 599 Lyons Lane in Oakville according to the Notice to Creditors in the matter of her estate published in the April 26, 1978 Milton Canadian Champion newspaper, p.26. She was 14 years ...
    image     Clara Biggar trained and worked as a nurse. She never married. At her death, she was living at 599 Lyons Lane in Oakville according to the Notice to Creditors in ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Clara Biggar with Her Grandpa, Michael Biggar
    Clara Biggar with Her Grandpa, Michael Biggar
    image       Clara and her Grandfather, Michael L. Biggar, standing in front of the lovely home her parents built on the Glenclare Farm in 1898. Clara Biggar trained and worked as a nurse. Albert, son of Michael and Belinda, and his wife, Hetty, built the lovely house shown in this record in ...
    image     Clara and her Grandfather, Michael L. Biggar, standing in front of the lovely home her parents built on the Glenclare Farm in 1898. Clara Biggar trained and worked as a ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Four Generations: Michael, Albert, Wilbert, Harold Biggar
    Four Generations: Michael, Albert, Wilbert, Harold Biggar
    imagetext       The family is buried at St. Jude's Cemetery, Oakville. The surname spelling on their headstone is "Bigger" but the spelling "Biggar" has also been commonly used by the family.
    imagetext     The family is buried at St. Jude's Cemetery, Oakville. The surname spelling on their headstone is "Bigger" but the spelling "Biggar" has also been commonly used by the family.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Halton County Council, 1948
    Halton County Council, 1948
    imagetext  December 1948     Halton County Council, 1948
    imagetext  December 1948   Halton County Council, 1948
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Eva Biggar with Lamb
    Eva Biggar with Lamb
    image       Mary Eva Biggar was born on September 25, 1880 in Trafalgar. She married Maurice Bruce McCausland on July 21, 1908 at St. Judes Church in Oakville. They went west to live in Trehern, Manitoba. She died on June 23, 1976 in Oakville, Ontario and is buried in St. Judes Cemetery. ...
    image     Mary Eva Biggar was born on September 25, 1880 in Trafalgar. She married Maurice Bruce McCausland on July 21, 1908 at St. Judes Church in Oakville. They went west to ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Albert Anson Bigger and Henrietta Almira (Munn) Bigger, 1883
    Albert Anson Bigger and Henrietta Almira (Munn) Bigger, 1883
    imagetext       Hettie is holding a letter in her hand, perhaps signifying she and Albert had corresponded during her years at College in Hamilton. The 2nd image in this record is the back of the photograph, showing the photographer's information again.
    imagetext     Hettie is holding a letter in her hand, perhaps signifying she and Albert had corresponded during her years at College in Hamilton. The 2nd image in this record is the ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 1880-81 Wesleyan Female College Annual Catalogue
    1880-81 Wesleyan Female College Annual Catalogue
    textimage       The building used by the Wesleyan Female College had an interesting history. It was at 112 King St. E., Hamilton, Ontario. It was built in 1854 as a hotel to serve the Great Western Railway which arrived in Hamilton in the same year. The hotel was bankrupt by 1861. According ...
    textimage     The building used by the Wesleyan Female College had an interesting history. It was at 112 King St. E., Hamilton, Ontario. It was built in 1854 as a hotel to ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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