Biography of Dr. Harry L. Frost
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Dr. Harry L. Frost, a popular young dentist of East Liverpool, is a member of a prominent family of Columbiana County. He was born in East Liverpool, Aug. 20, 1897, and is the son of Percy T. and Lillian (Mackintosh) Frost.

Percy T. Frost, deceased, was one of the leading men in this country in commercial art as applied to pottery. He was born in Longton, Stokeon-on-Trent, England, Nov. 5, 1860, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Pillsbury) Frost. Thomas Frost, great grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was born at Longton, England, and was a man of importance there, owning and operating flour mills for many years. His son, Thomas Frost, was born in 1815. He did not succeed his father in the milling business, for he possessed artistic talent which lead him to follow the profession of fresco work. For many years prior to his death in 1885 he had been in business for himself as an interior decorator. Percy T. Frost was apprenticed to learn the trade of decorating pottery, it having been demonstrated that he possessed natural artistic ability. He served for seven years, that being the limit prescribed in this trade, and during this period he completed a course in the Minton School of Art at Stoke-on-Trent. He then followed his trade in Torquay, Birmingham and Edinburgh, and in the last named city was engaged in the particular and delicate business of decorating glassware. Following this he took entire charge of R. H. Plant's china works at Longton, and continued there until 1880 when he came to America, the quality of his work being able to command very high prices. Mr. Frost's first engagement in the United States was at Trenton, N. J., with Swan & Whitehead, but shortly afterward he was engaged by W. Charles Hendrickson and then accepted an offer made at New Bedford, Mass., by the Mount Washington Art Company, manufacturers of fine glass ware. After one year he returned to Mr. Hendrickson but in 1886 entered the employ of the Homer Laughlin China Company of East Liverpool. Mr. Frost remained with this firm for nine years having charge of the decorating department. In 1895 he took charge of one of the Sebring plants and so remained until 1903 when he accepted the position as art director of the Knowles, Taylor & Knowles Company of East Liverpool. He died Jan. 17, 1925, and is buried in Riverview Cemetery. His wife, a native of Pittsburgh, resides. in East Liverpool with her son.

Harry L. Frost was graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1917 and from the Dental School of the University of Pittsburgh in 1922. He spent the following three years as an instructor in the University of Pittsburgh and in September, 1925, established his practice in East Liverpool with offices in the Little Building.

Dr. Frost is a Republican, a member of the Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Delta Sigma Delta and Delta Sigma Phi fraternities. He is a 32nd degree Mason, being a member of A. F. and A. M., Lodge No. 315, East Liverpool, and the Consistory and Shrine at Pittsburgh, Pa.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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