FROST, George L. 1856-1921
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/6/2016 at 09:13:39
A Well Spent Life Comes To Sudden End
Supervisor George L. Frost Passed Away at Farm Home West of Grundy Center Early Sunday Morning, Ending Long and Useful Career
Was One of Grundy County's Most Highly Respected Citizens, a Member of Board of Supervisors for More Than Eight Years
While many knew of the illness of Mr. Geo. L. Frost, none expected that death was only a few days away, therefore all who knew Mr. Frost were greatly shocked Sunday morning to hear of his death, which occurred at his late home a mile west of town between three and four o'clock that morning.
For more than eight years Mr. Frost had been a member of the Board of Supervisors, and it was only last week that he resigned his office on account of continued ill health. He was stricken early last fall with an attack of rheumatism, and he and Mrs. Frost went to Excelsior Springs, Mo., in hopes of greatly relieving his suffering. Mr. Frost received some benefit from the climate and baths of the Springs, but upon his return home a few weeks ago grew worse and had not been able to be about much of the time.
About one o'clock Sunday morning his condition grew alarming and relatives in town were notified. He was conscious to the last and spoke of his readiness to go. In fact Mr. Frost had long ago "set his house in readiness," therefore when the time came death held no terror for him.
The deceased was born in Boston, Mass., June 30, 1856, and grew to young manhood in the eastern states. He graduated from the Brighton, Maine, high school June 2, 1876, and later completed a course in the Commercial College Department, at Greenwich, Conn. Believing that the west afforded greater opportunities for a young man, he came to Grundy county in 1881. On March 11, 1885, he was united in marriage to Minnie Clark, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Clark, of this county, and to this union were born two children, Clara Frost Wilhelm, now living on the home place, and Albert J. Frost, of Atkinson, Neb.
Besides the members of his immediate family, Mr. Frost leaves to mourn his death his aged mother, now 87 years of age, who has been making her home with him; one brother, Fred J. Frost, of Grundy Center; and three grandchildren, George Wilhelm, Avis Jean Frost, and an infant grandson born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm two weeks ago.
Mr. Frost had been an almost lifelong Christian, and for thirty-five years had been a constant member of the Methodist church at this place. For fourteen years of that time he was superintendent of the Sunday School, and those who knew him best speak in loudest terms of his excellent Christian character and manhood.
The funeral services are being conducted as the Dispatch goes to press Tuesday afternoon. The services are at the late home, and interment is in the cemetery west of town.
--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 March 1921, pg 1
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