Mrs. Emma Badger
Le Grand Advocate, March 8, 1935
Mrs. Emma Badger Dies In Berkeley At Daughter's Home
Mrs. Emma Badger, 86, who came to Plainsburg from Missouri in 1879, died Tuesday in Berkeley at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amy Wasburton, where she had lived at intervals over a period of several years.
She is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Florence Sullenger of Fresno, where she at one time made her home, Mrs. Adell Moore of Knob and Mrs. Marion Crabtree of Lincoln and three sons Lee Badger of Wyoming, Eugene Badger of Sacramento and George Badger of Los Angeles.
Among her nephews are Ernest Kahl and Dr. George Kahl of Le Grand; Dr. Charles Kahl, a. W. and E. L. Morley of Berkeley. Her niece include Mrs. Maude Roberson of Le Grand and Mrs. Edith Weatherby of Oakland.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday in the Welch and Griffin Funeral Home with Rev. Davis McMartin officiating, Burial is to be at the Plainsburg Cemetery.
George W. Maguire a native of the Golden State was born in Santa Cruz Co. in 1861, a son of Philip and Catharine (Coulin) Maguire. The parents were natives of Massachusetts of Irish descent. They emigrated to California in 1853 via the Isthmus of Panama, and settled on 480acres of land near Watsonville, Santa Cruz Co. After twelve years of unremitting toil, when the land was brought to a high state of cultivation. Mr. Maguire was compelled to relinquish his claim on account of an old Spanish grant. He is still living in San Benito Co. George Maguire is the fourth of a family of eight children. He acquired a good education in public schools and at Heald's Business College. The first business in which he engaged was keeping books, but after a few months he came to Merced Co. and purchased 360 acres of land on Mariposa Creek, two and a half miles west of Plainsburg. That tract is devoted to the cultivation of wheat. Mr. Maguire also superintends the Kahl Ranch managing it to the entire satisfaction ofthe owners. He was married in February 1888, to Miss Mary E. Reynolds, a daughter of Reuben Reynolds a pioneer of 1849. One child was born of this union, Leslie C. Maguire. The mother, Mary E. (Reynolds) Maguire died in July 1890, age twenty three years.
Mr. Maguire is a member of the I. O. O. F., and is a Granger. Politically he is an intelligent supporter of the Democratic party. Although a young man he has won an enviable position in business circles and enjoys the highest respect of the entire community.
Contributed by: Tom Hilk