Irving William Frost

MaleDecember 1852–29 June 1918

Brief Life History of Irving William

When Irving William Frost was born in December 1852, in La Grange, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Stephen George Frost, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Fairchild, was 22. He married Mary Dorcas on 16 October 1881, in Tipton, Cedar, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Polk, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. In 1905, at the age of 53, his occupation is listed as machinist in Polk, Iowa, United States. He died on 29 June 1918, in Des Moines Township, Boone, Iowa, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Irving William Frost
Mary Dorcas
Marriage: 16 October 1881
Stephen Andrew Frost
Robert Irving Frost
Joseph Cromwell Frost

Sources (24)

  • Irving W Frost, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Irving W. Frost, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • IRVING W FROST, "BillionGraves Index"

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  • Marriage
    16 October 1881Tipton, Cedar, Iowa, United States
  • Children (3)

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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 2

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 18

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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