Obituary Record

James Clyde Badger
Died on 8/17/1934
Buried in Arlington Cemetery

23 Aug., 1934 - The Enterprise


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Funeral services for J. C. Badger of Arlington, who died on Friday, were held from his home on Sunday afternoon at two thirty o’clock with the Rev. H. C. Van Valkenburgh in charge.

Many floral tributes surrounded the casket, and the house and yard were filled with friends and associates who came from all over the county to pay their last respects.

James Clyde Badger was born in Niles, Michigan on January 12, 1870. When a lad of ten years he moved, with his parents, to Sidney, Nebr. and then to Fremont the same fall. The family lived there until the spring of 1881 when they moved to Arlington, then known as Bell Creek, where the family took a prominent part in early development of the town. He was associated with his father and brother, W. D. Badger, in the old First Nation bank and later in a general merchandise store. When a young man, after attending the Arlington schools, he attended Notre Dame college and later spent a year in Fort Duchesne Military Post.

On July 10th, 1902 he was married to Honora B. Fink at Arlington. They moved to Omaha where he was in the Pullman service for several years, before retiring to Arlington where he spent the remainder of his life.

After clerking in the Don C. Weber drug store for a period of ten years, he received his appointment as postmaster, serving in that capacity from 1915 to 1924. Later he was employed in the office of the Arlington Telephone company until 1932.

He also served as secretary of the Washington County Fair Association for the past seven years, and he had been clerk of the town board for a number of years. He filed for county clerk on the Democratic ticket last spring and received the nomination in the primary election last week. He took a most active interest in all town and county affairs and served on many important committees. He was one of the oldest members of the local Masonic in length of membership, joining in 1902.

Masonic brothers who served as pallbearers were Don C. Weber, Dr. P. L. Cady, C. C. Cook. G. L. Glover, G. I. Pfeiffer and Chet G. Marshall.

A quartette composed of Vernon Marshall, Richard Cady, Mrs. Carl Keller and Mrs. Leonard Wulf, with Mrs. Alice Newcom at the piano, sang a group of sacred songs at the service.

Besides his wife, the deceased is survived by two sons, Ralph C. Badger of Omaha and Loren F. Badger of Fremont; his mother, Mrs. W. D. Badger of Arlington; one brother, Otis D. Badger, also of Arlington and two grandchildren, Jimmie and Suzanne Badger.

Among the out of town relatives who came for the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lowry of Lincoln; Mrs. D. Pierce of Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. Minna Persinger and granddaughter, Miss Jean Jewett of Lodgepole; Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Unthank and Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Unthank of Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. Will Unthank of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Unthank, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Cook and Mr and Mrs. J. C. Cook of Fremont and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Muntz of Omaha.

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

FindaGrave # 44779723

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 8/23/1934