California Genealogy and History Archives
Civil War Veterans
SGT: MALCOLM G. FROST: OF THE 1ST VERMONT CAVALRY of Company A. Civil War Veteran of Monterey County. Malcolm G. Frost was born in Vermont on January 29, 1838. During the Civil War he enlisted into Company A of the 1st Vermont Cavalry on May 25, 1861 and was discharged on November 18, 1864. He died at Cripple Creek, Colorado on November 5, 1893. His body was shipped to Salinas for burial at the IOOF “Garden of Memories Cemetery. He was a member of the James Blair Steedman GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Post # 56 based out of the city of Salinas.
The following two obituary entries are from the “Salinas Morning
Democrat” Newspaper of the City of Salinas.
(Salinas Morning Democrat Nov 18, 1893) DIED: FROST- At Cripple Creek Colorado, Nov. 7, 18983 of Pneumonia, Malcolm G. Frost, a native of Vermont, aged 55 years and 10 months.
(Salinas Morning Democrat Nov 11, 1893) A Sudden Death Malcolm G. Frost, a native of Vermont and for a number of years a resident of this valley, died suddenly last Monday at Cripple Creek in Colorado. Mr. Frost was a brother of Mrs. Hiram Corey of Las Palmas Farm, near this city, and for some years lived at the Corey ranch in Toro precinct. He left this place about three months ago and the news of his sudden demise was a shock to his relatives and numerous friends here. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of John B. Steedman Post G.A.R., of this city, who will attend in a body his funeral. The remains were shipped yesterday for this city where the interment will take place. Due notice of the time and place of funeral ceremonies will be given later.
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and Submitted: by Tim P. Reese, PCC