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JASPER N. FRIST


Submitted by Amalea, submission date not known
From the book, Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana, page 580

"It is with a degree of satisfaction to the biographer when he adverts to the life of one who has made a success in any vocation requiring definiteness of purpose and determined action. Such a life, whether it be one of prosaid endeavor or radical accomplishment, abounds in valuable lesson and incentive to those who have become discouraged in the fight for recognition or to the youth whose future is undetermined. For a period of a quarter of a century Jasper N. Frist, well known undertaker of Clinton, Vermillion county, has directed his efforts toward the goal of success, and by patient continuance has won, being one of that city's worthy native sons, one who has been content to spend his life in the native community.
 
"Mr. Frist was born in Clinton township, Indiana, in 1863, and is a son of J.R. and Mary J. Pierce Frist. The father came to Vermillion County from Delaware in an early day and here became well established through his industry as a farmer and auctioneer.
Jasper N. Frist grew to manhood in his native community and received his early education in the common schools. Upon reaching manhood he was united in marriage with Etta L. Lambert, daughter of George M. and Melissa Shepard Lambert, a well known pioneer family of Vermillion County.
 
"Mr. Frist began life for himself by engaging in farm work and school teaching, giving eminent satisfaction. He worked for N.C. Anderson in the grocery business. He then embarked in the furniture and undertaking business, and this line of endeavor he has continued for the past twenty-five years, with ever-increasing success, enjoying a large trade with the surrounding country, always carrying a large stock of up-to-date furniture and as an undertaker he has always aimed at prompt and high grade service. For a short time he attended an embalming school under Clarke in Indianapolis, and he has been a close student at home of all that pertains to his line of endeavor. He is a member of the state board of embalmers, and is regarded as one of the best in his chosen calling in western Indiana. He has taken a great interest in the above named board and has filled all the offices in the same up to and including that of president.

"Mr. Frist has always taken an abiding interest in public affairs and for a period of nine years he served the city of Clinton as postmaster in a manner that reflected much credit upon himself and to the eminent satisfaction of the people and the department. He has also been a valued member of the city council and the advisory board. To Mr. and Mrs. Frist have been born two children, Enid and Don, both at home."