FROST, James W. 1842-1898
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:11
James W. Frost, who for twenty years has been a resident of Grundy Center, passed away from the earthly life Friday morning, Nov. 11, 1898. For years he had been a great sufferer and for months he lay helpless, attended by his faithful wife and children. A good man has gone to his reward, and not only the family, but the community has suffered a loss.
The final obsequies were held in the M.E. church, where his pastor, W. H. Jordan, of the Presbyterian church, preached a brief sermon from Psalms 23:4, "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil."
Mr. Frost was born in Linnington, Maine, January 5, 1842. He came to Blackhawk county in 1862 where he resided until 1878 when he moved with his family to Grundy Center where he has since resided. He was married December 10, 1862, to Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, who with three children mourn his death. The children are: Mr. Charles Frost, Mrs. Eliza Frost Bockes and Mrs. Augusta E. Converse, all of Grundy Center. Some thirteen years ago Mr. Frost was converted and united with the Presbyterian church. No man could be more careful in his daily walk or more conscientious. The pilgrimage is ended, the burden is laid down. He has passed through the valley of the shadow and entered into his rest.
I came to the spot where the white pilgrim lay
And pensively stood by the tomb.
When in a low whisper I heard some one say
"How sweetly I sleep here alone.
Go tell my companions and children most dear
To weep not for father gone;
The same hand that led me through scenes dark and drear
Has kindly assisted me home.
The tempest may howl and the loud thunders roar
And gathering storms may arise,
Yet calm is my feeling, at rest is my soul,
And the tears are all wiped from my eyes." --Selected
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 November 1898, pg 5
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