John Conners BADGER (1867-1934)

John was born in Toronto, Ontario on 16 March 1867. He was the son of William Badger (1844-c1914) and Harriet Eliza Fields (1846-1878). He came to Manitoba about 1891 and settled in the Morris area working as a carpenter.

On 26 December 1892, he married Janet Ptolemy Rodman (1869-1954) at Morris and they had eight children: Grace Harriet (1894-1983, wife of William Walter Humphrey), Emily Dell (1896-1899), William Robert (1898-1987), Emily Dell (1900-1989, wife of Alex Lacharite), Pearl (1901-1909), Garnet Badger (1901-1954), Janet Rodman (1906-1989, wife of Lloyd Roy Erb), and John Alexander Rodman (1910-1911).


In November 1916, at the age of 49, 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 and road construction around the province. He started a company called J.C Badger & Sons. Some of the bridges he built in Manitoba can be found on the Manitoba Historical Society website: Historic Sites of Manitoba and they include:

  • Concrete arch bridge no. 540 over Gopher Creek
  • Concrete beam bridge no. 1000 over Roseisle Creek
  • Concrete beam bridge no. 1503 over Jackson Creek
  • Concrete beam bridge no. 1604 over Henderson Creek

John died in Selkirk on 26 February 1934 and was buried in the Morris Cemetery.


  • Birth, Marriage and Death Registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  • Death Registration, Ontario Vital Statistics.
  • 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1906, 1911, 1916, 1921 and 1931 Canada Census, Ancestry
  • 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.
  • Grave Marker [William R. Badger], Find a Grave, Memorial #216434051.
  • Death Registration, [Emily Dell Lacharite] British Columbia Vital Statistics.
  • Obituary [Garnet Badger], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 1954, page 26.
  • Obituary [Janet Rodman Erb Badger], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 September 1989, page 41.
  • Grave Marker [John Badger], Find a Grave, Memorial #11734956.


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