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Martin VanBuren Frost
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1845
Daviess County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1883
Mendocino County
California, USA

Tenth of eleven children, youngest of five sons of Elijah Frost and Elizabeth Brown. Husband of Alice W Whitcomb 1856 1926 married April 10, 1878 in Mendocino County. Father of Jean Evans Frost 1879 1954 and Fred Whitcomb Frost 1881 1962.

Martin was with his two brothers, Ishom and Elisha Frost, who was the lone member of his family killed in the Frost-Coates street duel in Willits against the Coates clan on October 16, 1867. The fight was started by Elisha and his brother in law, Frank Duncan. Record has it that he was killed by Abner C Coates who shot his double barreled shotgun at Elisha. It is also said that Elisha was able to kill three of the Coates after he fell.

Martin was possibly shot by James Jr? 
Family links: 
  Elijah Frost (1802 - 1891)
  Elizabeth Brown Frost (1805 - 1879)
  Alice Amelia Whitcomb Heath (1856 - 1926)*
  Jean Evans Long (1879 - 1954)*
  Fred Martin Frost (1881 - 1962)*
  Elisha Frost (1826 - 1867)*
  Mary Frost McCulley (1834 - 1912)*
  Lavisa Frost Gilliam (1839 - 1919)*
  Martin VanBuren Frost (1845 - 1883)
  Lizzie A. Frost Burgess (1852 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
Frost Cemetery
Mendocino County
California, USA
Plot: No stone remains
Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: Oct 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99337214

- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: May. 10, 2016

- Patricia Mallory
 Added: Jan. 28, 2013

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