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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

ALFRED FROST, deceased, was among the most prominent merchants of Greene County, and was born in Pennsylvania, April 5, 1802.  He was a son of William and Mary (Murphey) Frost, natives of Washington County.  Mr. Frost was reared on the farm and attended the common schools.  He chose farming as his vocation; but after his father’s death he was obliged to work as a hired farm hand until he accumulated enough to begin business for himself.  By dint of industry and economy he succeeded in acquiring a very fair share of this world’s goods.  In early manhood he engaged in the mercantile business, and for years owned a store in Carmichaels.  He was united in marriage, January 23, 1830, with Mary, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Stairs) Sharpnack, of German origin.  Mr. and Mrs. Frost were the parents of three children—Mary E., now living in Carmichael’s at the old home; William H. (deceased), late of Kansas City, Missouri, who married Caroline Fair, of Leavenworth City Kansas, Elizabeth, who is the wife of George D. D. Mustard, and the mother of the following children—John, Mary S., Charles, William D., James A. and George D.  Mr. and Mrs. Frost were prominent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

 

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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