Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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November 19, 2013

Frost family had interesting names

CROSSVILLE — The Chronicle of November 28, 1889, reported, “The Lebanon Register seems to be tickled over the fact that Crossville has a citizen with the winterish cognomen of White Frost. The Register's risibility will perhaps be greater excited to know that White is not the only one of the family 'with a winterish cognomen.' White Frost, Snow Frost, Winter Frost, Sevier Frost, and Young Frost are only five out of a family of seventeen children, sixteen of whom grew to be men and women grown with families of their own.”

In 1889, White Frost was a school teacher at Bakers Crossroads. The March 14, 1900, Chronicle reports, “Found: White Frost's brother whom he had not heard from for over twenty-five years.” White wrote to B.F. Pritchard of Los Angeles, California, who had a notice placed in their newspaper directing Joseph Frost to write to his brother, White Frost. He received a letter back from Elijah Frost, an attorney, and oldest son of Joseph Frost. The letter stated that Joseph Frost is 71 years old, in good health, and living with his son in Blue Lake, California. “Uncle” White Frost is of the opinion that what a notice in the newspaper will not bring to light must be pretty securely hidden.

On March 26, 1902, the Chronicle reports that “Uncle” White Frost and his partner in business are to receive about $30,000 from the government for the destruction of a distillery property they owned at Concordia, Meade County, Kentucky, during the Civil War. Both the U.S. House and Senate have voted favorably, so the bill is expected to pass. It comes at a time in his life when it will be particularly acceptable and helpful to him. Being old Virginia stock, White Frost served as a First Lieutenant in Company A, 28th Consolidated Infantry, CSA, in the War Between the States.

In December, 1904, the Chronicle reports, “Elijah Frost died at his home in Caldwell, Idaho, November 28th, at the advanced age of 84 years and eight days. 'Uncle' White Frost who had been visiting him for months, was at his bedside.” The December 24, 1904, Chronicle has a lengthy obituary for Elijah Frost, Jr., stating he was born November 20, 1820, in the grand old state of Tennessee, and came from a family of pioneers and patriots. His ancestors were among the Jamestown Colonists. His grandfather served under Gen. Washington in the Revolutionary War. In 1854, he was a passenger on the “Yankee Blade” which wrecked south of San Francisco, sinking only a few moments after he left the ship. He brought the first mower into the Boise Idaho Valley, and gradually acquired about 1,400 acres of land. He left a widow and nine children. Elijah S. Frost, Jr., is buried in Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Idaho.

January 22, 1908, Chronicle reports, “Uncle” White Frost died at the home of his brother-in-law, John Monroe Beaty Walker, husband of Mary Adeline Frost, after an illness of over eight months. He was seventy years, seven months and seven days old at his death. The funeral was led by Judge C. E. Snodgrass at the Walker home and he was buried in the Frost graveyard two miles west of Crossville.

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