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Samuel Badger
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1842
Grant County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 22, 1924
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

Husband of Ellen Berry. Son of Ebenezer Badger and Margaret Wyant


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, August 28, 1924


Samuel Badger, son of Ebenezer and Margaret Badger, was born December 25, 1842, in Grant county, Indiana, and departed this life August 22, 1924, at his home on East Auburn avenue, Chariton, Iowa. He was one of eleven children, the others being by name Ephraim, John W., Mary, Edward T., Francis M., Martha J., Isaac N., William A., Margaret Anne and Phoebe.

His parents were among the early pioneers of this region, having come to Lucas county in the autumn of 1850, when he was seven years of age. This was 74 years ago. They settled on a tract of land about two miles south of Chariton. Our flourishing little city at that time boasted of three houses.

The journey from Indiana to Iowa was made in covered wagons over new trails and with but few bridges. Travel was slow and wearisome but their hopes were high for beyond the Mississippi there awaited them a home in the great new west.

Like other pioneers they had hardships to meet, yet these did not dishearten men and women who recognized the possibilities of this region. The nearest mill was at Eddyville, and it was to that place they drove for their flour. The first houses were rude and small but there was neighborliness and hospitality and "the latch string was always out."

Mr. Badger was a volunteer of the Civil War, enlisting as a private in Co. A, being afterwards transferred to Co. K, of the 34th Regiment of Iowa Infantry. He enrolled on the 9th day of August, 1862, served three years, and participated in seven battles, receiving his discharge August 15, 1865, at Houston, Texas.

On Christmas day, 1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Ellen Berry, of Lucas county, she also having come from Indiana in the fall of 1853. To this union were born three children, Emma, John Cyrus and Clara Belle. Mrs. Badger and the two daughters survive him and were at his bedside when he passed away. The son departed this life in July, 1893. In the last hours of suffering he expressed himself as anxiously awaiting the summons. He has answered the last roll call. The soldier sleeps.

The funeral services were held at the home on Sunday, August 24, at 3 p.m., a large company filling the house and much of the space in the large, beautiful lawn. The G.A.R. men were there, loyal still. The sermon was by Rev. Wm. B. Thompson, who has known various members of the family for fifty-seven years. Interment was in the Chariton cemetery.

Obituary courtesy of Darlene Arnold
Family links: 
  Ebenezer Badger (1812 - 1880)
  Margaret Wyant Badger (1818 - 1896)
  Ellen Berry Badger (1840 - 1934)*
  Emma Badger (1867 - 1954)*
  John Cyrus Badger (1871 - 1893)*
  Clara Belle Badger (1875 - 1950)*
  Ephraim Badger (1836 - 1908)*
  Mary Badger Bowers (1840 - 1914)*
  Samuel Badger (1842 - 1924)
  Edward Tucker Badger (1844 - 1917)*
  Martha Jane Badger Moore (1849 - 1915)*
  Phoebe Badger Moore (1862 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Chariton Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section K Row 6 N-S Grave 26
Created by: Skip
Record added: Apr 14, 2010
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Samuel Badger
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Samuel Badger
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