Stephen George Frost

26 October 1826–2 May 1919 (Age 92)
Rensselaerville, Rensselaerville, Albany, New York, United States

The Life of Stephen George

When Stephen George Frost was born on 26 October 1826, in Rensselaerville, Rensselaerville, Albany, New York, United States, his father, George Frost, was 35 and his mother, Abigail Tanner, was 23. He married Elizabeth Fairchild on 27 May 1849, in Windham, Greene, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Harlan, Shelby, Iowa, United States in 1880. In 1880, at the age of 54, his occupation is listed as lumber dealer in Harlan, Shelby, Iowa, United States. He died on 2 May 1919, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Washington Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen George Frost
Elizabeth Fairchild
Marriage: 27 May 1849
George William Frost
Irving William Frost
Frances Ruth Frost

Spouse and Children

27 May 1849
Windham, Greene, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Frost


    Abigail Tanner




World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 20

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

English, German, Danish, and Swedish: nickname for someone of an icy and unbending disposition or who had white hair or a white beard, from Old English, Old High German, Old Norse frost ‘frost’, or in the case of the Swedish name from a byname with the same meaning.

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

Sources (3)

  • Stephen G Frost, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Stephen G Frost, "United States Census, 1880"
  • S C Frost, "United States Census, 1870"

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