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Source:  "Hamilton Literary Magazine"
  A Monthly Periodical for Students and Alumni.
By Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.)
Published by The Courier Press, October, 1897.
Page 83.
Class of 1844.

David Henry Frost was born in Augusta, Oneida Co., N. Y., January 36, 1821.

In 1848 he married Miss Caroline Eaton. He was editor and proprietor of the Oneida "Telegraph", 1851-54. In 1856 he removed to Northfield, Minnesota, and was State Senator 1858-60. In 1861 he was admitted to the Minnesota bar, and was Probate Judge of Rice county, Minn., 1861-65. In 1861 he edited the Northfield "Telegraph", and was a member of the State Normal School Board, and Commissioner of the State Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. In 1866 he removed to Benton county, Iowa, and edited the Vinton "Eagle", 1866-68, and the Belle Plaine "Clarion", 1869-83. In 1883 he removed to Brunswick, Antelope county, Nebraska, where he died June 11, 1897, aged 77. At the age of 16 Mr. Frost united with the Baptist church. After 1883 he was a member of the Congregational church in Brunswick, Neb. These personal statistics of Mr. Frost were furnished by his daughter, Cornelia Frost, of Brunswick, Neb.

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