Rosetta Knowlton Frost

Female5 February 1833–15 February 1907

Brief Life History of Rosetta Knowlton

When Rosetta Knowlton Frost was born on 5 February 1833, in Stukely-Sud, Memphrémagog, Quebec, Canada, her father, Aaron Frost, was 40 and her mother, Charlotte Thornton Hunt, was 29. She married Edward Hyde Besse on 24 October 1861, in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. She died on 15 February 1907, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Edson Cemetery, Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Edward Hyde Besse
Rosetta Knowlton Frost
Marriage: 24 October 1861
Grace Emery Besse
Alice Bertha Besse

Sources (24)

  • Rossitta H Frost in household of Auain Frost, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rosetta K. Frost, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Rosetta F Besse, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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  • Marriage
    24 October 1861Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 13

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 30

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

    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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