Andrew Elijah Frost

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Andrew Elijah Frost

  • Birth 29 Sep 1876
  • Death 7 Jan 1941 Star, Ada County, Idaho, USA
  • Burial Star, Ada County, Idaho, USA
  • Memorial ID 19044214

Idaho Statesman, published as The Idaho Daily Statesman
January 9, 1941 page 2

FROST--Funeral services for Andrew E. Frost, 64, who died Tuesday evening at his home in Star, will be held at the Community Hall in Star Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Mr. Cobbs, the Rev. Mr. Yearsly and the Rev. Mr. Craven will officiate. Interment will be in Star Cemetery. The McBratey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew was the son of William Isaac Frost and Sarah Frances Yaryan.
He married March 14, 1900, in Ada County, Idaho, to Ada Glenn.
Andrew and Ada had no children.

(Published in History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains Vol. 3 by James H. Hawley 1920)

Andrew E. Frost bears a family name that has been associated with the development of the Pacific coast country from early pioneer times. He was born upon a farm between Caldwell and Boise, on the Boise river, September 29,_ 1877, and following in the footsteps of his forbears, has become a leading stockman and prominent citizen of the district in which he lives. His grandfather, Elijah Frost, crossed the plains with ox teams from Iowa, passing through Idaho on his way to California in 1862. He brought his family to the west and he and his son, William Isaac Frost, father of Andrew E. Frost, engaged in freighting in California until 1865, when they returned to Idaho and settled on the Boise river about eighteen miles west of the city of Boise, where Elijah Frost, the grandfather, homesteaded. There both he and his son, William I. Frost, accumulated considerable property. The grandfather was a leader among the people of this section of the state at an early day. They looked to him for advice and direction, and his sound judgment was a beneficial element in the conduct of their affairs on many occasions. As he traveled westward across the plains from Iowa he brought with him more than a hundred head of cattle and had considerable trouble with the Indians, but managed to reach his destination in safety and for a long period thereafter continued a prominent and helpful factor in the work of general development and improvement in the state. His son, William Isaac Frost, was born in Iowa, April 20, 1850, and at his birth his mother, who belonged to the Abshire family, died, but his father, Elijah Frost, lived to the very advanced age of eighty-four years.

After attaining man's estate William I. Frost was married in 1875, to Sarah Yaryan. They began their domestic life on the frontier and spent many anxious days and nights in their little one-room cabin. Mr. Frost and his father, together with other people of the community, built a fort about three miles southwest of Star that the families might be protected from the Indians. As the years passed the hazards of Indian attacks grew less and less and the progressive settlers carefully managed their business affairs, William I. Frost becoming one of the most enterprising and prosperous business men of the district. Not only did he develop his farming interests along lines that yielded large profit, but he also became a stockholder in the Farmers Bank at Star and at his death he left to his family a large estate. His children were as follows: Andrew E.; William Claud; George E.; and Alta, the wife of C. E. Pollard, all of whom are living near Star.

As previously stated, Andrew E. Frost was born on the homestead between Caldwell and Boise and under the parental roof spent the days of his boyhood and youth, acquiring his education in the public schools. He seems to have inherited the business ability of his father and is now successfully engaged in cattle raising, feeding about three hundred head of beef cattle during the winter in Star and vicinity, while in the summer seasons he ranges his cattle in the Idaho City, Pearl and Placerville districts. He has a beautiful home and five acres of land just within the corporation limits of Star and is most comfortably and attractively situated. He has lived to witness many changes, his memory compassing the period of pioneer development as well as the era of later progress and improvement in this section of the state. He recalls that when a small child his parents thought they heard Indians walking in the creek near by. His father told the mother to take the boy in her arms and hide somewhere in the bushes while he took his gun and went to investigate, but on so doing found that the noise was made by a horse feeding in the creek. He had told his wife that should he find Indians he would do his best and that she might be able to make her escape. This occurred in the dead of night and he afterward found his wife hiding in the sagebrush.

In 1901 Andrew E. Frost was married to Miss Ada Glenn, daughter of J. T. Glenn, one of the old-time stockmen and pioneers of Idaho, who won substantial success in his business career and is now living retired. Mr. Frost is a big-hearted man of kindly nature and not given to boasting. That he possesses excellent executive and business ability is acknowledged by all, for the results thereof are manifest in the conduct of his affairs.

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