Warren Henry Badger
- Born: 20 Jul 1847, Corning, Steuben County, New York
- Marriage: Emaline J. Green on 1 Oct 1874 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
- Died: 21 Jan 1936, Dixon, Lee County, Illinois at age 88
- Buried: 23 Jan 1936, Prarie Repose Cemetery, Amboy, Lee County, Illinois
Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1850, Illinois, Lee County, Amboy Township, Image 6 of 14. Age 3 yrs.
• Census, 1860, Illinois, Lee County, Amboy Township, Image 14 of 64. Age 12 yrs.
• Census, 1870, Illinois, Lee County, Amboy Township, Amboy Post Office, Image 2 of 105. Age 23 yrs., Druggist.
• Census, 1880, Illinois, Lee County, City of Amboy, District 107, Image 3 of 30. Age 33 yrs., Miller.
• Census, 1900, Illinois, Lee County, Amboy Township, District 50, Image 16 of 18. Age 52 yrs., married 26 yrs., Grocer.
• Census, 1910, Illinois, Lee County, Dixon Township, City of Dixon, Ward 2, District 149, Image 8 of 10. Age 62 yrs., married 34 yrs., own income.
• Census, 1920, Illinois, Lee County, Dixon Township, Dixon City, District 59, Image 8 of 15. Age 73 yrs. 920 Peoria Avenue, Dixon, Ill
• Census, 1930, Illinois, Lee County, Dixon Township, Dixon City, District 14, Image 32 of 33. Age 82 yrs., widow.
• Obituary: Freeport Journal-Standard, 22 Jan 1936, Freeport, Stephenson County, Ilinois. Warren H. Badger, Dlxon
Dixon, III., Jan. 22\emdash Funeral Servces for Warren H. Badger, pioneer settler in Lee county, for many years, a businessman, civic and political Ieader in this part of Illinois, who died Monday night, will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home with Father B, Norman Burke, of the Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Repose Cemetery at Amboy.
Warren Henry Badger was 88 years of age. He lived 86 of those years in Lee county, except for the terms he spent away at college. Mr. Badger was borm in Corning, N. Y., July 20th, 1847, the son of Henry E. and Katherine Clark Badger. In 1849 the family came west to the home of his grandfather, Chester S. Badger, who had came here In 1836, when there were only a few white settlers in the entire district, and settled on a piece of land a mile east of where Amboy is now located.
Mr. Badger's boyhood was spent in the little village of Blnghamton, where his father had a grist mill. He attended the district school, the high school at Amboy and graduated from Mt. Morris seminary and then spent a year at Northwestern University at Evanston. For many years after that he was engaged In the mercantile business in Amboy.
In 1874 Mr, Badger married Emeline Green at Elizabeth, Ill. Mrs, Badger passed away in 1925. Five children survive. They are Harry of Amboy, Mrs. G. R, Lyman of Wellesley, Mass,, Arthur of Morrison, Earl of Long Beach, Calif., and Miss Lucy, who has been at home with her father.
For many years Mr. Badger was a director In the City National bank and also a member of the Dlxon library board. He was a leader in Republican politics in this district during his active years. He was a close friend and ally of ex-Governor Frank O. Lowden and Is credited wltn having induced Col. Lowden to first enter politics as a candidate for congress from this district.
Warren married Emaline J. Green, daughter of John Green and Caroline Stead, on 1 Oct 1874 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. (Emaline J. Green was born on 17 Nov 1850 in Elizabeth, Jo Daviess, Illinois, died on 16 Mar 1925 in Dxon, Lee County, Illinois and was buried in Prarie Repose Cemetery, Amboy, Lee County, Illinois.)