Edwin Frost

28 February 1841–16 June 1904 (Age 63)
Westville, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Edwin

When Edwin Frost was born on 28 February 1841, in Westville, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Burr Frost, was 25 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Potter, was 25. He married Eliza Evans Palmer on 2 November 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 16 June 1904, in Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Frost
Eliza Evans Palmer
Marriage: 2 November 1867
Edwin Palmer Frost
Nettie Palmer Frost
Bessie Lula Frost
Roy Palmer Frost
Leo Palmer Frost

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 7
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 22
    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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    Sources (34)

    • Edwin Frost in household of Burr Frost, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Edwin Frost, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Edwin Frost in household of Burr Frost, "United States Census, 1850"

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