Biography of George W. Frost
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Frost, George W., was born in McDonough, Chenango county, September 23, 1842. The early life of our subject was spent on a farm in his native town. He was educated in the common schools and assisted on a farm until 1863, when he removed to Ithaca, engaging in ornamental gardening, which he followed for six months and then spent one year with Teeter & Hern, of this town. He was also two years with George P. Covert. In 1867, in partnership with William H. Covert, they bought out the business, which they conducted as a firm but four months. Mr. Frost bought out his partner and has ever since conducted the business, winning an enviable reputa tion as a successful merchant and the leading grocer of this city. He is a staunch Republican, and in 1887 was elected supervisor of the town, and reelected in 1888 by a greatly increased majority. In 1892 he was elected one of the two supervisors of the city, which office he filled with honor. He has been connected with the First M. E. church for twenty six years, most of the time being an omcer. Mr. Frost married, in 1869, Martha Ford, of Chenango county, and they have three children: Francis P., a graduate of Cornell University, class of '93, now testing electrical apparatus at the World's Fair; Arthur B. a student, and Mary Grace.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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