|Birth: ||May 21, 1821|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 16, 1894|
John Curtis Badger, son of John Emerson Badger and Irene Gilman Carter, was born May 21, 1821 in Sanbornton, Belknap Co., New Hampshire and died at the home of his brother, W.P. Badger in Muscotah on Tuesday morning, Oct. 16, 1894 where he had resided for the past seven years. Early in his life chose for his life work the profession of crayon artist. He studied under good masters and soon opened a studio in Montpelier, Vermont. It was there that he married in 1846 to Marianna Publee. There was a son born to them but he died a few years ago at the age of 23. (The 1850 census shows a 9 year old Charles H., born in Pennsylvania.) After his marriage he moved to Philadelphia, where he was quite successful in his profession until 1857, when he became a victim of the westward fever and came to Kansas. From here he went to Colorado, where he mined with poor success, and about ten years ago, returned to Kansas. At the beginning of the Civil War, he enlisted with the 2nd Kansas Cavalry and remained with it during the war. He was in five battles and the injuries he received during his service had much to do with hastening his death. The last four years of his life have had much to do with church work and while he was not a member of any church, he was a regular attendant of the Methodist church in Muscotah, and an active member of the Epworth League, of which he was and honorary member. His brother, W.P. Badger of Muscotah and his sister, Mrs. Mary Keith of St. Louis, are the only remaining members of his family. After the funeral ceremony at the M.E. Church, the G.A.R. Took charge and with the mellow strains of the fife and muffled beat of drums, escorted the remains to their final resting place. A contingent of the G.A.R. From Effingham was present, including Mr. Furgason, who was a comrade in the same company with Mr. Badger.
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