Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
FRANK L. FROST is business manager
of the Farmers' Warehouse Company at Lind, though his family resides at
Ritzville. He was born in Kennebeck county, Maine, December 5, 1857,
son of Charles E. and Mary A. (Higgins) Frost, also natives of Maine, where
the father still lives engaged in farming and stock raising, and where
the mother died in 1902. Charles E. Frost and wife were parents of
four children, three of whom grew to maturity. Their names are, omitting
the subject of this sketch, Flora B., and Fannie M., the latter of whom
is married. The family is of English ancestry, members of which were
among the earliest settlers in America.
Frank L. Frost received a good grammar school
education, and later took a course in the Monmouth academy, Litchfield
academy, and in the preparatory school of Bates College at Lewiston, Maine.
After completing his education he devoted his summer months in assisting
his father on the farm and his winters in teaching school for five years.
He then worked for two years in a woolen mill, then came to California
in 1886. He traveled generally over the state and in 1889 he came
to Salem, Oregon, thence to Portland, Oregon, where he worked for two years
in the Portland flour mill, in the capacity of wheat buyer for the company.
Thus he traveled all over the state in buying wheat, and in 1901 he located
in Ritzville in the employ of the Puget Sound Wheat Company of Tacoma,
remained two years, then came to Lind, since which time he has represented
the Farmers' Warehouse Company, which concern handles the major portion
of the wheat harvested tributary to Lind. Its warehouse is the largest
in the city.
Frank L. Frost was married to Flora B. Ham,
daughter of John Ham, of Androscoggin county, Maine, in the year of 1883.
She died in January, 1885, leaving one child, Edna E., who is living with
Mr. Frost's father and other relatives in Maine.
In 1888 Mr. Frost was married to Emma J. Howland,
also a native of Androscoggin county.
Politically, Mr. Frost is independent of any
party, and is decidedly liberal in his ideas.