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Memorable Manitobans: John Connors Badger (1867-1934)


Born at Toronto, Ontario on 16 March 1867, he came to Manitoba and worked as a carpenter. On 26 December 1892, he married Janet Ptolemy Rodman (1869-1954) at Morris and they had seven children: Grace Harriet Badger (1894-1983, wife of William Walter Humphrey), William Robert Badger (1898-?), Emily Dell Badger (1900-1989, wife of Alex Lacharite), Pearl Badger (1901-1909), Garnet Badger (1901-1954), Janet Rodman Badger (1906-1989, wife of Lloyd Roy Erb), and John Alexander Badger (1910-?). In November 1916, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and went overseas to work as a sapper. Following the war, he returned to Manitoba and worked in bridge construction around the province. He died at Winnipeg on 26 February 1934 and was buried in the Morris Cemetery.

Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:





Concrete Beam Bridge No. 1000

Roseisle Creek, Roseisle, RM of Dufferin



Concrete Arch Bridge No. 540

Gopher Creek, RM of Wallace-Woodworth



Concrete Beam Bridge No. 1604

Henderson Creek, Municipality of Ste. Rose




1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 28 February 1934, page 18.

Obituary [Janet Badger], Winnipeg Tribune, 20 April 1954, page 13.

Obituary [Grace Harriet Humphrey], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 March 1983, page 45.

Death registration [Emily Dell Lacharite], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Janet Rodman Erb Badger], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 September 1989, page 41.

Obituary [Lloyd Roy Erb], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 February 2007, page 18.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2020

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