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James Blaine FROST

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  • Name James Blaine FROST 
    Born 24 Feb 1882  Cincinnati, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name James Blaine "Jimmie" FROST 
    Died 22 Oct 1943  Enid, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Enid Cemetery, Enid, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950:

      Name: Frost
      Gender:
      Baptism/Christening Date:
      Baptism/Christening Place:
      Birth Date:
      Birthplace: Pleasant Twp., Appanoose, Iowa
      Death Date:
      Name Note:
      Race:
      Father's Name: James Ross Frost
      Father's Birthplace: IA
      Father's Age:
      Mother's Name: Ellen Lavina Croman
      Mother's Birthplace: IA
      Mother's Age: 32
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05315-4
      System Origin: Iowa-EASy
      Source Film Number: 1007185
      Reference Number: v 1 p 51

      [Note by compiler: This birth is that of James Blaine FROST.]

      (2) James Blaine FROST was named after James Gillespie BLAINE. Following is information about James Gillespie BLAINE from Encyclopædia Brittanica, 2010, © 2010 Encyclopædia Brittanica, Inc.:

      James G. Blaine, in full James Gillespie Blaine (b. Jan. 31, 1830, West Brownsville, Pa., U.S. - d. Jan. 27, 1893, Washington, D.C.), a leading Republican politician and diplomat for 25 years (1868-93), who was particularly influential in launching the Pan-American Movement with Latin-American countries.

      Blaine graduated from Washington (now Washington and Jefferson) College in Washington, Pa., in 1847 and then taught school for the next six years. He moved to Augusta, Maine, in 1854 to become editor and part owner of the Kennebec Journal, a crusading Republican newspaper. In 1856 he attended the first national convention of the newly organized Republican Party. He served in the Maine state legislature from 1858 until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1862. After the Civil War, he favoured a more moderate Reconstruction policy than the radicals of his party, although he was a strong advocate of black suffrage.

      In 1868 Blaine was elected speaker of the House, where his eloquence and leadership won him a devoted body of followers. He became known as the "Plumed Knight," an appellation given him by Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll of Illinois, who offered Blaine's name in nomination at the National Republican Convention of 1876. Blaine failed, however, to reply convincingly to charges that he had used his office for personal gain, and on the seventh ballot he lost the nomination to Rutherford B. Hayes.

      Immediately after the election Blaine was appointed to the Senate to fill a vacancy, and he soon won election to a full term. In 1880 he again lost a bid for the presidential nomination, and, on the election of James A. Garfield, he resigned his Senate seat to become secretary of state. In this office he envisaged a system of inter-American arbitration to relieve tensions and strengthen the Monroe Doctrine, and in 1881 he revived the idea - conceived earlier in the century - of calling an inter-American conference to consider an arbitration plan designed to prevent wars in the Western Hemisphere. This idea marked the beginning of the Pan-American Movement. The assassination of President Garfield (1881), however, brought Blaine's resignation, and his Pan-American Conference was shelved by his successor.

      Blaine finally won nomination for the presidency in 1884, only to lose by an extremely narrow margin to the Democratic candidate, Grover Cleveland, after an especially virulent campaign. By 1889 the Republicans were back in power, and Blaine again became secretary of state. As such, he assumed the chairmanship of the first Pan-American Conference, which had been authorized by Congress the previous year. The recommendation of separately negotiated reciprocity treaties was the only positive action of the conference. Blaine's proposals for a customs union and arbitration were defeated.

      Blaine resigned as secretary of state in June 1892, partly as a result of failing health, and he was dead within seven months.

      (3) James G. FROST is listed in a household headed by his father, James FROST, in the 1885 IA state census of Pleasant Township, Appanoose County, IA, on a farm located in the S.W. ¼ of the S.E. ¼ of Section 23, Township 68, Range 18.

      According to the 1885 census, James G. was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1885 census, he was born in about 1882. According to the 1885 census, he was born in Appanoose County, IA.

      (4) J. B. FROST is listed in a household headed by his father, James R. FROST, in the 1900 census of Coldwater [now Hillsdale], McKinley Township, Garfield County, OK.

      According to the 1900 census, J. B. was a farm laborer who was born in February 1882 and was then 18 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IA.

      (5) On 19 January 1905, a James B. FROST (presumably James Blaine FROST), who was then a resident of Woodward County, OK, was granted the following described patent covering 80 acres of land in Harper County, OK:

      U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Accession Nr: CV-0059-360
      Document Type: Credit Volume Patent
      State: Ohio
      Issue Date: 10/1/1824
      Cancelled: No
      Patent Details
      Names On Document
      FROST, JAMES B
      Military Rank: -
      Miscellaneous Information
      Land Office: Woodward
      US Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Tribe: -
      Militia: -
      State In Favor Of: -
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      General Remarks: -
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr: 3625
      Misc. Doc. Nr: -
      BLM Serial Nr: -
      Indian Allot. Nr: -
      Coal Entry Nr: -
      Survey Information
      Total Acres: 80.00
      Survey Date: -
      Geographic Name: -
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Land Descriptions
      Map: -
      State: OK
      Meridian: Indian
      Twp - Rng: 025N - 021W
      Aliquots: W½NW¼
      Section: 34
      Survey #: -
      County: Harper

      (6) World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005:

      Name: James Blaine Frost
      County: Garfield
      State: Oklahoma
      Birth Date: 24 Feb 1882
      Race: White
      FHL Roll Number: 1851775
      Draft Board: 0
      Age: 36
      Occupation: Mail carrier
      Nearest Relative: Clara Frost, wife
      Height/Build: Tall/Stout
      Color of Eyes/Hair: Gray/Brown
      Signature: J. B. Frost

      (7) A household headed by James FROST is listed in the 1920 census of Sumner Township, Garfield County, OK.

      James is listed in the 1920 census as a mail carrier who was then 37 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1883. According to the 1920 census, he was born in IA, and both of his parents were born in the U.S.

      Listed with James is his wife, Clara, who was then 35 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1885. According to the 1920 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in IA, and her mother was born in England.

      Also listed with James is his son, Victor, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1912. According to the 1920 census, he was born in TX, and both of his parents were born in IA.

      (8) As of March 15, 1926, James lived in Bison, Garfield County, OK.

      (9) A household headed by James B. FROST is listed in the 1930 census of Sumner Township, Garfield County, OK.

      James B. is listed in the 1930 census as a mail carrier who was then 48 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1882. According to the 1930 census, he was born in IA, his father was born in IA, and his mother was born in IL.

      Listed with James B. is his wife, Clara, who was then 45 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1885. According to the 1930 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in IA, and her mother was born in England.

      Also listed with James B. is his son, Victor, who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1911. According to the 1930 census, he was born in TX, and both of his parents were born in IA.

      (10) A household headed by James TROST is listed in the 1940 census of Tishomingo, Johnston County, OK. [The compiler believes that James' surname was really FROST.] The official enumeration date of this household is April 1, 1940; the actual enumeration date of this household is April 13, 1940.

      James is listed in the 1940 census as a rural mail carrier who was then 58 years of age; therefore, according to the 1940 census, he was born in about 1882. According to the 1940 census, he was born in IA. According to the 1940 census, his residence as of April 1, 1935 was at the same place as it was as of April 1, 1940.

      Listed with James is his wife, Clara, who was then 55 years of age; therefore, according to the 1940 census, she was born in about 1885. According to the 1940 census, she was born in IA. According to the 1940 census, her residence as of April 1, 1935 was at the same place as it was as of April 1, 1940.

      (11) Article from unknown newspaper, unknown date:

      J. B. Frost of Tishomingo was taken to a hospital in Ada recently, and reported to be in a very critical condition. Nothing has been heard later as to whether he is recovering or not.

      (12) The Enid Morning News, Enid, OK, October 23, 1943, p. 3:

      JAMES B. DROST [SIC], 61 CLAIMED BY DEATH

      James B. Frost, 61, died Friday morning at his home, 564 North Sixth.

      Surviving him are his wife of the home, a son, Victor L. Frost and a grandson, Michael Frost, both of Tulsa, his mother Mrs. Ellen L. Frost of Carthage, Mo., three sisters, Mrs. S. F. Jones of Hillsdale, Mrs. J. D. Downey of Carthage, Mrs. R. E. Hooker of California and three brothers, Frank of Carthage, J. D. of Long Island, N.Y., and C. E. of Downey, Calif.

      Funeral arrangements are pending at the Dunlavy funeral home.

      (13) Article from unknown newspaper, unknown date:

      BURIAL FOR FROST SET FOR MONDAY

      The body of James B. Frost, 61, will be buried in Enid cemetery Monday morning following funeral rites at 10 a.m. in the Dunlavy funeral home chapel.

      Pallbearers will be E. S. Barnes, Wallace Shearer, Albert Marquis, John Bowen, Hugh Shannon, and H. O. Hess. Rev. W. M. Feay of El Reno will be in charge of funeral services assisted by Rev. L. C. Sunkler.

      A brother, C. R. Frost of Downey, Calif., is en route here for the funeral.

      Mr. Frost died Friday at his home, 564 North Sixth. He leaves his wife of the home, a son, Victor of Tulsa, his mother, three sisters and three brothers.

      (14) Funeral book:

      James Blaine Frost, eldest son of J. R. and Ellen L. Frost was born near Cincinnati, Iowa, Feb. 24 1882 and died October 22, 1943 at his home at 564 North 6th Enid Okla.

      He came to Oklahoma in 1899 at the age of 17 and lived near Hillsdale Oklahoma for a number of years. At the age of 21 he was married to Miss Clara Hale and to this union was born one son V. L. of Tulsa.

      He was a rural mail carrier at Bison Okla. for many years and later at Tishomingo when ill health forced his retirement. Mr. & Mrs. Frost moved to Enid where they have resided for the past year.

      (15) Darla Terry :

      Dunlavy Funeral Home Records - Enid, OK

      June 1938 - March 1946

      FROST, James Blaine - (W) (ret mail carrier), b 24 Feb 1882 (IA), res in OK 40 y, d 21 Oct 1943, 61y 7m 28d, 564 N 6th, Enid, hypertention alropty-hemorrhage, bur Enid cem, Christian, pars-James R. FROST (IL), Ellen L. VROMAN (IL), chg Mrs Clara I. FROST, 564 N 6th, Enid.

      (16) Darla Terry :

      Photograph of tombstone in Enid Cemetery, Enid, Garfield County, OK:

      FROST

      CLARA I.
      JULY 23, 1884
      OCT. 27, 1962

      JAMES B.
      FEB. 4, 1882
      OCT. 23, 1943
    Person ID I68  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 

    Father James Ross FROST,   b. 25 Mar 1849, Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1926, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ellen Luvina VROMAN,   b. 10 Nov 1861, Lee County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1950, Carthage, Jasper County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 26 May 1881  Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • (1) Early Marriages in Appanoose County, Iowa, 1847-1900, Volume 1, p. 46:

      Frost, James R. 32 to Ellen L. Vroman 19, May 26, 1881, Bk 7 Pg 594. [The compiler believes that the age of James R. Frost shown in this record is incorrect.]

      (2) Marriage Record, Appanoose County, Iowa:

      Mr. James R. Frost age 30 to Miss Ellen L. Vroman age 19

      In the Circuit Court of Appanoose County, Iowa, in Vacation, May 26th 1881.

      ISSUE OF LICENSE

      Application being made this day by John Frost for LICENSE for the Marriage of Mr. James R. Frost aged 30 years, and Miss Ellen L. Vroman aged 19 years, and it appearing by the above written consent [sic, there is no such consent] and the statements of John Frost, the Father of James R. Frost that the said parties are of competent age and condition to marry, LICENSE IS THEREFORE ISSUED.

      L.L. Taylor
      Clerk of the Circuit Court

      CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE

      To the Circuit Court of Appanoose County, Iowa:

      This Certifies, That on the 26th day of May 1881, at Cincinnatti [sic] in said County, according to law, and by authority, I duly Joined in Marriage Mr. James R. Frost and M. Ellen L. Vorman [sic].

      Given under my hand this 30th day of May 1881.

      Josiah Gilbert
      Justice of the Peace
    Family ID F740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clara Idell HALE,   b. 23 Jul 1884, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1962, Enid, Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1903  Garfield County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Victor Leroy FROST,   b. 15 Mar 1911, Edna, Jackson County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1980, Findlay, Hancock County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (2) Iowa Marriages,1809-1992: Groom's Name: James R. Frost Groom's Birth Date: Groom's Birthplace: Groom's Age: Bride's Name: Ellen L. Vroman Bride's Birth Date: Bride's Birthplace: Bride's Age: Marriage Date: 26 May 1881 Marriage Place: Appanoose, Iowa Groom's Father's Name: Groom's Mother's Name: Bride's Father's Name: Bride's Mother's Name: Groom's Race: Groom's Marital Status: Groom's Previous Wife's Name: Bride's Race: Bride's Marital Status: Bride's Previous Husband's Name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02550-9 System Origin: Iowa-EASy Source Film Number: 1007084 Reference Number:.

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Oklahoma CountyMarriages, 1891-1959: Name: James B Frost Titles & Terms: Mr Event: Marriage Event Date: 27 Sep 1903 Event Place: Garfield, Oklahoma Age: 21 Race: Birth Date: Estimated Birth Year: 1882 Marriage License or Bond Date: Place of Marriage License or Bond: Garfield, Oklahoma Father: Father's Titles & Terms: Mother: Mother's Titles & Terms: Spouse: Clara Hale Spouse's Titles & Terms: Miss Spouse's Age: 19 Spouse's Race: Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1884 Spouse's Father: Spouse's Father's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Mother: Spouse's Mother's Titles & Terms: Reference Number: Film Number: 1398696 Digital Folder Number: 4532283 Image Number: 00637.