James McCaslin Frost

27 August 1852–September 1868 (Age 16)
Fremont, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of James McCaslin

When James McCaslin Frost was born on 27 August 1852, in Fremont, Iowa, United States, his father, Samuel Buchanan Frost, was 42 and his mother, Rebecca Foreman, was 31. He died in September 1868, in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 16.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Buchanan Frost
Rebecca Foreman
Mary Angeline Frost
Sarah Georgina Frost
Nancy Ann Frost
William Anderson Frost
Hettie Frost
Samuel Buchanan Frost Jr
George Washington Frost
James McCaslin Frost
John Wesley Frost
Clay Annie Frost

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World Events (5)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 5
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
Age 11
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 11
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English, German, Danish, and Swedish: nickname for someone who suffers from being cold, or perhaps used in the sense ‘frosty, cold as frost, without warmth of feeling’, or perhaps ‘having the appearance of being covered with frost’ for one with white hair or a white beard. From Old English, Old High German, Old Norse frost ‘frost’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Mc Frost in household of Saml B Frost, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James McCaslin Frost in the Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925
  • James McCaslin Frost, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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