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Biography of Moses Frost

The following excerpt comes from
An Illustrated History of Jackson County, Minnesota
by Arthur P. Rose
Northern History Publishing Company, Jackson, Minnesota, 1910

p. 386

Moses L. Frost (1871) of Jackson, is a breeder of thoroughbred stock. He was born in Jackson County on Aug 25, 1871 and is a son of those pioneer settlers, Nathaniel and Maryette (Root) Frost. In 1874, the Frost family moved from the old homestead in Jackson to Mirabile, Mo. After engaging in Farmer there four years, they returned to Jackson in 1878 and since that date, Moses has made his home there. He was educated and grew to manhood in Jackson, and after reaching manhood, engaged in the stock business. He makes a specialty of thoroughbred OIC hogs and shorthorn cattle and has large herds. At the World's Fair in St. Louis in 1904, Mr. Frost exhibited his "Jackson Chief #4759" Vol.4 OIC, and that animal won the grand championship prize of the world for the best boar of any age.

Mr. Frost owns 100 acres of land in the limits of the village corporation, and 80 acres in section 9, Des Moines Township. He served as a member of the village council from 1903 to 1907 and has held the office of constable. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.

The village of Springfield was located on the homeplace before Jackson was founded and here one of the Wood brothers met his death in the Indian massacre of 1857. He was buried 60 rods north of the Frost home by Nathaniel Frost.

Transcribed and submitted by Lucille Gano
May 24, 2002

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