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Badgers. Roy is hopeful he will reach relatives of this branch. Perhaps they have details on the Elusive Richard Taylor Family.
Roy now believes who ever wrote on the back of a postcard (IMG_SCAN_3205) was incorrect. Ila is incorrect. It should state "Ida Badger", daughter of Thomas and Isabella TAYLOR Badger married Jonas Bjarnason.
Update JAN 2012: Come into our Heritage book states it is Ila.

JOHN BADGER Mr. b Lancashire, ENG Feb 24 1851 emigrated Canada with parents to the town of Vaughan, near Toronto 1876.

Married Miss Hannah B. Hoiles of same place. They made their home there until 1882, moved west and homesteaded in Manitoba in Glenboro District. Lived in Glenboro - 1907 The Amazon Saskatchewan

4 sons, 1 daughter Son 1.
Telford O. of Glenboro
Clarence E of Saskatchewan
George H. and William Howard of Saskatoon Daughter 1. Mrs. J. A. Hall of Saskatoon
PG 200

Mr. Thomas Badger, Link to Surname pages born 1863 Carville Ontario 1890 - Manitoba homesteaded on farm in Grund District SEC. 10-6-14 W Argyle Municipality, near Glenboro.
Thomas married Isabella Taylor. Isabella born Lansing Michigan 1874. At an early age he moved with her parents Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Taylor and two brothers to Gimli, Manitoba.

In 1881, the Taylors moved to the Grund Dist. in a Red River cart. (boat?).

At 9 years of age, Isabella's mother passed away, and she was too young to be left alone during the day so she went to live at Grund with her step-sister Carrie and her husband christopher (Sig) Christopherson (Sigurdur Christopherson), who managed the Grund Post Office. The mail was brought there twice a week from Baldur. Isabella lived with Mr. & Mr.S Christopherson and their family until she married Thomas.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Badger were married in Glenboro March 27, 1895 and lived on their farm until their deaths, except for four years when they lived on his brother John's farm just west of his place, and worked the two farms from 1910 - 1914, then moving back to the home farm. They had a family of nine childen.

Thomas Badger passed away in 1936 [1863-1936 ]and Mrs. Badger in 1940 [16 Jul 1940 in Glenboro, Manitoba, Canada].

Daughter 1 of Thomas Badger
Agnes May was born in 1989, since passed away in 1912 after being ill for many years.

Ida Pearl BAGDER Dowd was b. in 1897, and lived on the farm with her parents until she married John A. Dowd, March 22, 1922. They lived on the farm till 1929, when they moved to the Dave Steel farm. In 1950, John & Ida moved to Glenboro.
They had two children Ivan, living in Glenboro.
He has 5 sons.

Elva moved to Vancouver BC in 1947 and married Gordon Clark in 1951,
they had one son, Larry, born 1956. Ivan owns and operates the Glenboro Drive Inn.

Harald born in 1898, lived on the farm with his sister Ida and family. Harold lived with Ivan Down and family on the same farm for a few years before he moved to town and lived with Ida and John Dowd until 1962, moving into the citizens Home in Glenboro. Harold now deceased (1974)

Ida Beryl born 1900, lived with her parents until she married Jonas Bjarnason in 1920. Jona's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kristjan Bjarnason with their two sons, Barney, seven years old and Jonas, two years old came to Glenboro from Iceland in 1902. They resided in Glenboro until 1938, moving to live in the Icelandic Home at Gimli, Manitoba. Kristjan passed away in 1945 and Mrs. Bjarnason passed away in 1954.
Barney taught in Fair Valley School, north of Glenboro, May 1916. He was killed at Vimy Ridge March 17, 1918.
Jonas worked as a carpenter for many years, caretaker of the Glenboro School from 1941-1955, caretaker of the Glenboro Rink for 2 1/2 years when it was completed in 1949. Jonas and Ida moved to Vancouver, BC in 1955. Jonas passed away Jan 19, 1959 and Ila now resides in a Sr. Citizens residence. [1]

page 4 of: Winnipeg Free Press Saturday, September 26, 1936
... cemetery He is survived by his wife four daughters and two sons Mrs John A Dowd and Mrs Jonas Bjarnason Edith Vancouver B.C Came Harold arid at home ...

This might be the graveyard of Jonas Bjarnson. This might be graveyard of Ila Beryl Bjarnson. They have her has Ila Burl. There are no photos of markers, [2]

They had two sons, Barney was born in 1921, educated in Glenboro School, later worked in farms, then the telephone CO., and in October 1942, joined the Royal Canadian Armored Corps. - Calgary Tank-1st Division, serving in Italy, Germany and Holland. Discharged in 1945, spent some time at home, then moved to Vancouver, BC,
married Helen Elleson in 1951 and have two sons, Wayne and Brian, born in 1957 and 1959.
Roy born in 1922, educated at Glenboro School, later woked on farms, then for Newton's Electric, in 1942, joined the Royal Canadian Infantry-Cameron Highlanders-2nd Division, serving in France and Belgium. Discharged in 1945, spent some time at home and in 1947, moved to Vancouver BC,
married Jean Simons in 1949 and had one son, Ronald, born in 1952. Roy died 1974 and Jean in 1967.

William born in 1905, died at the age of 7 years.

British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993
Name Jonas Bjarnason
Event Type Death Event Date 19 Jan 1959 Event Place Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Gender Male Age 59
Marital Status Married
Birth Date 20 Oct 1899
Birth Year (Estimated) 1900
Birthplace , Iceland
Father's Name Kristjan Bjarnason Mother's Name Kristjana
Spouse's Name Ila Badger
"British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993", database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 March 2016), Jonas Bjarnason, 1959. Document Image

Jonas Bjarnason mentioned in the record of Ila Burl Bjarnason
Name Jonas Bjarnason
Gender Male
Wife Ila Burl Bjarnason
Name Ila Burl Bjarnason
Event Type Death Event Date 23 Aug 1992
Event Place Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Gender Female
Age 91 Marital Status Widowed
Birth Date 20 Dec 1900 Birthplace , Manitoba
Father's Name Thomas Badger
Mother's Name Isabella Taylor
Spouse's Name Jonas Bjarnason
Spouse's Gender Male
Registration Number 15513 Citing this Record "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993", database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 March 2016), Jonas Bjarnason in entry for Ila Burl Bjarnason, 1992.

Edith Isabell BADGER Tech born in 1908, lived with her parents on the farm. In 1934 went to Brandon to work in the Brandon Hospital till 1936, moving to Vancouver BC, to live.
Edith married Charles Carson in 1937, moving to Belleview, Ontario in 1949. Charles died in 1953. Edith moved back to Vancouver, BC. and in 1959 married Graham Tench of Yellowknife, N.W.T. Graham was superintendent of Northern Canada Power Commision. In 1966 he was transferred to Whitehorse Yukon and lived there till August, 1974 when Graham retired from the commision and now Edith and Graham are living at Kelowna BC (1974). from Pg 201 Document Image

Cousin Miriam emailed this on Edith. Her last name is Tench, not Teach
Edith Isabella
District Deputy
Royal Purple Yukon District Deputy
Royal Purple
Web References
Kelowna Capital
News - for February 13th, 2002, 7 June 2002 [cached]

TENCH, EDITH ISABELLA passed away February 8th, 2002, just short of her 94th birthday.Edith was born February 11th, 1908 near Grund, MB, the daughter of Thomas and Isabell Badger. ...

Edith and Graham were married August 18th, 1959 in Vancouver.They spent the next few years at a power station north of Yellowknife before being transferred to Whitehorse in 1966.They retired to Kelowna in 1974.Edith was Past Yukon District Deputy for the Royal Purple, Past Matron of the Eastern Star and Past President of the Sourdough Reunion.She was also a volunteer at Cottonwoods and an active member of the Mission Senior Center.Edith and Graham traveled extensively, enjoying trips to many parts of the world.Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 15th, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul's United Church, 3131 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna. in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Eastern Star Cancer Fund, Kelowna Chapter #62, P.O. Box 335, Station A, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 7N8 in memory of Edith.Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, 762-2299.
Burial Information Plot: D 5 192 36

Burial Info on Graham
TENCH – Graham Ambrose, passed away peacefully in the Kelowna General Hospital on May 3, 2005 at the age of 89 years.
Graham was born in New Albany, New York on January 20, 1916. His family emigrated to Canada when he was six years old. He served in the Canadian Army, overseas from 1941 – 1945 and then after several years of training as an Industrial Electrician served in the Northwest Territories and Yukon as an operator and later as Superintendent of the Northern Canada Power Commission. He retired to Kelowna in 1974. Graham was always involved in community service and has been active in several fraternal organizations. He leaves to mourn, wife Nora; daughter Antonia Norberry and her mother; his brother Chester (Eva) and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by wife Ethel and sister Grace. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 1:00 PM in St. Pauls United Church, 3131 Lakeshore Road. If anyone should wish to remember Graham, donations to BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #201 – 1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6 would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
Courtesy of Miriam Westereng
I found this too but it doesn't mention edith isabella tench which I thought was strange. only a predeceased by ethel. The info re the north fits . They did go to the ST.Paul's if I remember correctly. Edie was involved with eastern star lodge and there is a scholarship in graham's name listed.

Orville born in 1910 lived on the farm with his parents. He managed the farm after his father's death. In 1939,
Orville married Mary Wagner from Vancouver BC. They moved to Winnipeg in 1941 and then to Vancouver BC in 1943 with their daughter, orva, on month old.
They have two sons, Lorne, born in in 1945 and Glen born in 1947. Orville is now retired from his plumbing business.

Carrie May Jean born in 1917, lived with her parents on the farm.
She married Edmund Green of Baldur in 1941. They lived on his farm south of Baldur until 1946. then moved to Sioux Lookout, Ontario with their two sons, Dennis born in 1943, and Larry born in 1946. Edmund has been woking for the Canadian National Railway since 1946 and Allen born in 1956. [1]

Badger Tree
The Badger family received their education at Hecla Shool which was 3 1/2 miles from the farm. They attended the Victoria Church with 2 miles from home. Many happy times are recalled at the little stone church with services, social gatherings and concerts. The anniversary supper held at the church was the big event each year.
Submitted by Mrs. I.B. Bjarnson, Vancouver BC
Retyped by Roy Einar Christopherson, 12/30/2009

Regarding photos to the right
>picking berries for pie

Redacted... I think she is also in one cousin Vern sent of the Oddstads on a veranda which we just discovered through three photos Miriam and them had, one being ytranes and numbered T.J.O?, which was an Oddstad before changing the name. This was the last page of the Ranka Johnson album...I think.

On 4/27/2010 8:15 PM, Bruce Costello wrote:
I've seen some picture of Ida Badger and her daughters. In one, they were picking berries for pie - a family tradition up in Canada. I've done it, and Great Aunt Vega (Sigurveig) taught me how to make a pie. I was six at the time. That same summer I met most of Grandpa K's siblings, including Vega, Susy, and two of his elder brothers (think they were Dory [Dorie] and possibly William, but not sure ...redacted). Believe that was the last time that group was all together. The youngest of Sigurdur Christopherson's children was Lilja, who died around age 11. My mother was named after her. Grandpa K was reportedly very upset when she died - don't think he was much older. -BC

From Vern Austman 2011
"The berry picking would be for what we called Saskatoons; in North Dakota they are June Berries; a great delicacy and chewy. We also picked large raspberries and gooseberries."

Caroline TAYLOR Christopherson to Susie Briem from Grund MAR 28, 1890
"Belle [Isabelle] is with me. She is almost as tall as I am.", pp 27, [33] transcription by Ryan Eyford.

[1] "Come into Our Heritage": R.M. of Argyle, 1882-1982 (Baldur, MB: R.M. of Argyle, 1981), p. 288-289.
[2] Mountain View Cemetery and Crematorium Vancouver British Columbia, Canada Plot: HORNE1/5/01/002R/0005 (650), 5455 Fraser Street at East 41st Vancouver British Columbia Canada

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IMG_SCAN_3237 Uncropped Badgers Picking Berries

Badger Family Picking Berries for Pie
Confimation by Hank Christopherson and Bruce Costello
Photo Courtesy of The Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection


IMG_SCAN_3238_Badger Family

Badger Family Picking Berries
Confimation by Hank Christopherson and Bruce Costello
Photo Courtesy of The Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection


Ida Badger
Possibly husband or Brother Harold
Photo Courtesy of The Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection


Ida Badger CloseUp
Photo Courtesy of The Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection