WILLIAM H. FROST, lumber manufacturer. P. O. Pigeon, was born in Brockwayville, Jefferson Co., Penn., November
6, 1843, a son of Abial and Mary Ann (Wilson) Frost, natives of New York State (the former born in 1809), and early
settlers in Jefferson county. His father, who was a sawyer, operated one of the first mills in the county, and
afterward settled upon a farm, becoming one of the prominent men of the county, and enjoying a reputation for uprightness
and integrity. He was identified with the Democratic party, and filled various township offices; he was a prominent
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years. He died February 12, 1889, his wife having died in 1857.
Four of their children are still living: Elizabeth (wife of Justice Gage, in Brockwayville), John W. (on the homestead
in Jefferson county), William H. and Hiram (in Brockwayville). William H. Frost received an ordinary education,
and has been engaged in the lumber business. since he was eighteen years of age. He served in the war of the. Rebellion
under Capt. N. M. Brockway, and helped to capture Morgan in Ohio. In December, 1880, he came to Forest county,
first locating in Jenks township, where he has since been engaged in manufacturing lumber, under the firm names
of W. H. Frost and Damon & Frost and W. H. Frost & Co., etc. December 25, 1863, he married Miss Annice
Powell, daughter of Reuben and Angeline Powell, of Brockwayville, Penn., and they have six children: Elizabeth,
Mary, Annie, Wilson, Angeline and Raymond. Mr. Frost is independent in politics, an advocate of prohibition, and
served as postmaster at Pigeon for seven years. In 1882 he established a small store at that place, and his business
increased until he was obliged to erect a new building. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Forest County, PA Biographies
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