George L. Frost
FROST, JONES, CLARK
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Date: 3/30/2004 at 22:49:55
GEORGE L. FROST, who carries on general farming on section 11, Palermo Township, Grundy County, is a native of the Old Bay State. He was born in Boston, "the Hub of the Universe," June 30, 1856, and comes of an old New England family. His father, Jacob Frost, was born in Oxford County, Me., and there made his home until eighteen years of age, when he removed to Boston. He became a stockholder in the Boston Gas & Light Company, and was owner and manager of the Boston Dray Line. He married Susan Jones, who was born in that city, where they continued to reside until 1865, when they removed to Bridgton, Me. After ten years spent in that place, Jacob Frost removed to Cumberland Mills, in the same state, and four years later came to Grundy County, Iowa. This was in 1881. He located in Grundy Centre, where he made his home until his death, December 3, 1889. He was the owner of three hundred and sixty acres of land in this county. In his political views, he was a Republican and served as City Treasurer of Bridgton, Me. In religious belief he was a Congregationalist.
In the public schools of Boston, George L. Frost began his education, and later he was graduated from the high school in Bridgton. He then entered East Greenwich College, where he took a special course in languages. Being now fitted for a business career, he embarked in the manufacture of paper at Cumberland Mills, Me., and continued in that business for four years, when he disposed of his interests in the Pine Tree State, and sought a home in the west. He chose Grundy Centre as the scene of his future labors and has since here resided.
On the 11th of March, 1885, Mr. Frost wedded Miss Minnie, daughter of Albert Clark, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this work. Two children grace this union, Clara and Albert. The parents hold an enviable position in social circles where intelligence and true worth are received as the passports into society.
In 1886, Mr. Frost removed to the farm which has since been his home. He here owns two hundred acres of valuable land in Jackson County, Minn., which is rented. His home farm is under a high state of cultivation, and is one of the best improved places in the county. The home is a pleasant residence, the barns and outbuildings are models of convenience, and no accessory seems wanting. He also engages in stock-raising, making shipments to different markets. He is a man of good business ability, and success has attended his efforts. He has found no time to devote to political affairs, save to exercise his right to franchise. His ballot supports men and measures of the Republican party.
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