Biography of Clark A. Frost
Madison County, NY Biographies





Frost, Clark A., son of Josiah A. and Adelle (Wood) Frost, was born in Oneida, N. Y., September 13, 1852. His grandfather, Jacob G. Frost, came from Stockbridge, Mass., to this region among the earliest settlers, driving an ox team and bringing his family. He settled on East Hill in the present town of Stockbridge, and bought land of the Indians for which he was afterwards compelled to pay the State. His son, Josiah A., was in early life a farmer, and subsequently a builder and contractor in Oneida, erecting the Oneida Seminary. He died June 18, 1890. Clark A. Frost attended the old Oneida Seminary, and began business as a clerk in the Oneida jewelry store of Henry Williams. Later he worked in like capacity for Dwight Chapin, in whose store he bought an interest, forming the firm of Chapin & Frost which continued fifteen years. For two years following this period Mr. Frost was employed as a traveling salesman for the Smith. Granite Co., of Westerly, R. I., said to be the largest concern of its class in the country. He formed his present co,partnership with W. E. Hazeltine in July, 1897. Mr. Frost has served six years as a member of the village board of education. He married, in 1881, Alice Bender, daughter of Silas Bender of Oneida. One son has been born of this union, Clayton Frost.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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