Carol FROST

(1902 - 1940)
Father*Robert Lee FROST b. 1874, d. 1963
Mother*Elinor Miriam WHITE b. 1873, d. 1938
Carol FROST was born in Derry, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, on 27 May 1902.1,2,3
The siblings Lesley, Carol, Irma and Marjorie were listed in the 1910 US census in Derry, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, in the household of their parents, Robert Lee FROST and Elinor Miriam WHITE.4
The siblings Lesley, Carol, Irma and Marjorie were listed in the 1920 US census at Mason St in Amherst, Hampshire, in the household of their parents, Robert Lee FROST and Elinor Miriam WHITE.5

He married Lillian Edna LABATT at Congregational Church in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, on 3 November 1923.6
He was listed in the 1940 US census at Main St in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, in the household of his father Robert Lee FROST, with his wife Lillian and son William Prescott FROST, working as a farmer.7

Carol died on 9 October 1940 in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, at age 38 of suicide by shooting.2,8,3

Family

Lillian Edna LABATT (1905 - 1995)
Child
ChartsThomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S450] Book - William A Sutton, Newdick's Season of Frost, p74 - gives date as 22 May.
  2. [S451] Cemetery Marker - Robert Lee Frost and family, Old Bennington cemetery, Vermont, USA.
  3. [S1005] Book - Elinor Frost Robert Frost, Family Letters of Robert and Elinor Frost, Frost Family Chronology, p.xvii ff.
  4. [S259] Census - 15 Apr 1910, US Census, Derry Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire, Series T624, Roll 865, Page 86B, Enumeration District 239, Part 2, Line 31.
  5. [S245] Census - 1 Jan 1920, US Census, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Roll T625-704, Page 2B, Enumeration District 137, image 632.
  6. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at http://www.ancestry.com/, Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008, she being the daughter of Frank LaBatt and Lillian Haskins.
  7. [S844] Census - 1 Apr 1940, US Census, Roll T627-4229, Page 8A, ED 2-29.
  8. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at http://www.ancestry.com/, Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008 cause of death a bullet wound to the head, recorded as suicide.

Elinor Bettina FROST

(1907 - 1907)
Father*Robert Lee FROST b. 1874, d. 1963
Mother*Elinor Miriam WHITE b. 1873, d. 1938
Elinor Bettina FROST was born in Derry, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, on 18 June 1907.1,2

Elinor died on 21 June 1907 in Derry, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.3
ChartsThomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S451] Cemetery Marker - Robert Lee Frost and family, Old Bennington cemetery, Vermont, USA, gives date as 20 Jun.
  2. [S1005] Book - Elinor Frost Robert Frost, Family Letters of Robert and Elinor Frost, Frost Family Chronology, p.xvii ff.
  3. [S451] Cemetery Marker - Robert Lee Frost and family, Old Bennington cemetery, Vermont, USA.

Elliot FROST

(1896 - 1900)
Father*Robert Lee FROST b. 1874, d. 1963
Mother*Elinor Miriam WHITE b. 1873, d. 1938
Elliot FROST was born in Lawrence, Essex Co., Massachusetts, on 25 September 1896.1,2,3,4

Elliot died on 8 July 1900 in Methuen, Essex Co., Massachusetts, at age 3 of cholera.5,6,3
ChartsThomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S450] Book - William A Sutton, Newdick's Season of Frost, p57.
  2. [S451] Cemetery Marker - Robert Lee Frost and family, Old Bennington cemetery, Vermont, USA, incorrectly gives a date of Sep 28.
  3. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at http://www.ancestry.com/, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
  4. [S1005] Book - Elinor Frost Robert Frost, Family Letters of Robert and Elinor Frost, Frost Family Chronology, p.xvii ff.
  5. [S450] Book - William A Sutton, Newdick's Season of Frost, p71.
  6. [S451] Cemetery Marker - Robert Lee Frost and family, Old Bennington cemetery, Vermont, USA, incorrectly gives a date of July 23.

Irma FROST

(1903 - 1981)
Father*Robert Lee FROST b. 1874, d. 1963
Mother*Elinor Miriam WHITE b. 1873, d. 1938
Irma FROST was born in Derry, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, on 27 June 1903.1,2
The siblings Lesley, Carol, Irma and Marjorie were listed in the 1910 US census in Derry, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, in the household of their parents, Robert Lee FROST and Elinor Miriam WHITE.3
The siblings Lesley, Carol, Irma and Marjorie were listed in the 1920 US census at Mason St in Amherst, Hampshire, in the household of their parents, Robert Lee FROST and Elinor Miriam WHITE.4

She married John Paine CONE in Franconia, New Hampshire, on 15 October 1926.5

She and John were divorced in 1947.6

Irma died on 12 April 1981 in Moretown, Vermont, at age 77 of cardiovascular disease.7

Family

John Paine CONE (1903 - 1991)
Child
ChartsThomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S450] Book - William A Sutton, Newdick's Season of Frost, p74; gives date as 26 Jun.
  2. [S1005] Book - Elinor Frost Robert Frost, Family Letters of Robert and Elinor Frost, Frost Family Chronology, p.xvii ff.
  3. [S259] Census - 15 Apr 1910, US Census, Derry Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire, Series T624, Roll 865, Page 86B, Enumeration District 239, Part 2, Line 31.
  4. [S245] Census - 1 Jan 1920, US Census, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Roll T625-704, Page 2B, Enumeration District 137, image 632.
  5. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at http://www.ancestry.com/, New Hampshire Statewide Marriage Records 1637–1947, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, FHL film 2057758.
  6. [S1003] Email - D Wilber, email to D Ferguson, Nov 2014 onwards.
  7. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at http://www.ancestry.com/, Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008; User Box Number: PR-01524; Roll Number: S-31607.
  8. [S1004] Newspaper - Winston-Salem Journal, issue of 3 Feb 2010, Obituary.

Jeanie Florence FROST1

(1876 - 1929)
Father*William Prescott (Jnr.) FROST b. 1850, d. 1885
Mother*Isabella MOODIE b. 1844, d. 1900
Jeanie Florence FROST was born in Lawrence, Essex Co., Massachusetts, on 25 June 1876.1
The siblings Robert and Jeanie were listed in the 1880 US census at 729 California St in San Francisco, San Francisco Co, California, with their parents, William Prescott (Jnr.) FROST and Isabella MOODIE.2

Jeanie died on 7 September 1929 in Augusta, Maine, at age 53.
ChartsThomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S1005] Book - Elinor Frost Robert Frost, Family Letters of Robert and Elinor Frost, Frost Family Chronology, p.xvii ff.
  2. [S250] Census - 1 Jun 1880, US Census, San Francisco, California, Roll T9-74, FHL Film 1254074, page 689.2000, Enumeration District 54, image 300.

Lesley FROST

(1899 - 1983)
Father*Robert Lee FROST b. 1874, d. 1963
Mother*Elinor Miriam WHITE b. 1873, d. 1938
Lesley FROST was born in Lawrence, Essex Co., Massachusetts, on 28 April 1899.1,2
The siblings Lesley, Carol, Irma and Marjorie were listed in the 1910 US census in Derry, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, in the household of their parents, Robert Lee FROST and Elinor Miriam WHITE.3
The siblings Lesley, Carol, Irma and Marjorie were listed in the 1920 US census at Mason St in Amherst, Hampshire, in the household of their parents, Robert Lee FROST and Elinor Miriam WHITE.4

She married James Dwight FRANCIS in Manhattan, New York, on 6 September 1928.5

She and James were divorced circa 1932.

Lesley's second marriage was to Joseph William BALLANTINE on 23 August 1952 at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church in Fairfield, Connecticut.6

Lesley died on 9 July 1983 in Fairfield, Connecticut, at age 84.7,8

Family 1

James Dwight FRANCIS (1897 - 1988)

Family 2

Joseph William BALLANTINE (1888 - 1973)
ChartsThomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S247] Government Publication - US SSDI, SSN 579-14-7324 issued District of Columbia.
  2. [S1005] Book - Elinor Frost Robert Frost, Family Letters of Robert and Elinor Frost, Frost Family Chronology, p.xvii ff.
  3. [S259] Census - 15 Apr 1910, US Census, Derry Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire, Series T624, Roll 865, Page 86B, Enumeration District 239, Part 2, Line 31.
  4. [S245] Census - 1 Jan 1920, US Census, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Roll T625-704, Page 2B, Enumeration District 137, image 632.
  5. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at http://www.ancestry.com/, New York, Marriage Indexes 1866-1937, certificate no. 22070.
  6. [S823] Newspaper - New York Times, issue of 24 Aug 1952.
  7. [S247] Government Publication - US SSDI.
  8. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at http://www.ancestry.com/, Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, State File #13832.

Marjorie FROST

(1905 - 1934)
Father*Robert Lee FROST b. 1874, d. 1963
Mother*Elinor Miriam WHITE b. 1873, d. 1938
Marjorie FROST was born in Derry, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, on 29 March 1905.1,2,3
The siblings Lesley, Carol, Irma and Marjorie were listed in the 1910 US census in Derry, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, in the household of their parents, Robert Lee FROST and Elinor Miriam WHITE.4
The siblings Lesley, Carol, Irma and Marjorie were listed in the 1920 US census at Mason St in Amherst, Hampshire, in the household of their parents, Robert Lee FROST and Elinor Miriam WHITE.5

She married Willard Edward FRASER in Billings, Yellowstone Co., Montana, on 3 June 1933.6

Marjorie died on 2 May 1934 in Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota, at age 29.2,7,3

Family

Willard Edward FRASER (1907 - 1972)
ChartsThomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S450] Book - William A Sutton, Newdick's Season of Frost, p74, but gives date of 24 Mar.
  2. [S451] Cemetery Marker - Robert Lee Frost and family, Old Bennington cemetery, Vermont, USA.
  3. [S1005] Book - Elinor Frost Robert Frost, Family Letters of Robert and Elinor Frost, Frost Family Chronology, p.xvii ff.
  4. [S259] Census - 15 Apr 1910, US Census, Derry Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire, Series T624, Roll 865, Page 86B, Enumeration District 239, Part 2, Line 31.
  5. [S245] Census - 1 Jan 1920, US Census, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Roll T625-704, Page 2B, Enumeration District 137, image 632.
  6. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at http://www.ancestry.com/, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950, FHL film 1943763.
  7. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at http://www.ancestry.com/, Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002. Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Department of Health, File No. 10428, record no. 670192.

Robert Lee FROST

(1874 - 1963)
Father*William Prescott (Jnr.) FROST b. 1850, d. 1885
Mother*Isabella MOODIE b. 1844, d. 1900
Robert FROST
(1874-1963)
Frost's father, William Prescott Frost, Jr., was a journalist with ambitions of establishing a career in California, and in 1873 he and his wife moved to San Francisco.1 Robert Lee FROST was born in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, on 26 March 1874.2,3,4,5
The siblings Robert and Jeanie were listed in the 1880 US census at 729 California St in San Francisco, San Francisco Co, California, with their parents, William Prescott (Jnr.) FROST and Isabella MOODIE.6

His father's death from tuberculosis in 1885 prompted his mother to take her two children, Robert and Jeanie, to Lawrence, Mass., where they were taken in by the children's paternal grandparents. While their mother taught at a variety of schools in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Robert and Jeanie grew up in Lawrence, and Robert graduated from high school in 1892. A top student in his class, he shared valedictorian honours with Elinor White, with whom he had already fallen in love.1

Robert and Elinor shared a deep interest in poetry, but their continued education sent Robert to Dartmouth College and Elinor to St. Lawrence University. Meanwhile, Robert continued to labour on the poetic career he had begun in a small way during high school; he first achieved professional publication in 1894 when The Independent, a weekly literary journal, printed his poem "My Butterfly: An Elegy." Impatient with academic routine, Frost left Dartmouth after less than a year.1

He married Elinor Miriam WHITE at Lawrence, Essex Co., Massachusetts, on 19 December 1895.5

Frost resumed his college education at Harvard University in 1897 but left after two years' study there. From 1900 to 1909 the family raised poultry on a farm near Derry, N.H., and for a time Frost also taught at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry. Frost became an enthusiastic botanist and acquired his poetic persona of a New England rural sage during the years he and his family spent at Derry. All this while he was writing poems, but publishing outlets showed little interest in them.1

He was listed in the 1910 US census as head of the family in Derry, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, with his wife Elinor; he was working as a teacher and the household included Elinor's parents Edwin WHITE and Henrietta A COLE. Their children Lesley, Carol, Irma and Marjorie were listed as living with them.7

By 1911 he was fighting against discouragement. Poetry had always been considered a young person's game, but Frost, who was nearly 40 years old, had not published a single book of poems and had seen just a handful appear in magazines. In 1911 ownership of the Derry farm passed to Frost. A momentous decision was made: to sell the farm and use the proceeds to make a radical new start in London, where publishers were perceived to be more receptive to new talent. Accordingly, in August 1912 the Frost family sailed across the Atlantic to England. Frost carried with him sheaves of verses he had written but not gotten into print. English publishers in London did indeed prove more receptive to innovative verse, and, through his own vigorous efforts and those of the expatriate American poet Ezra Pound, Frost within a year had published 'A Boy's Will' (1913). From this first book, such poems as "Storm Fear," "Mowing," and "The Tuft of Flowers" have remained standard anthology pieces.

'A Boy's Will' was followed in 1914 by a second collection, 'North of Boston', that introduced some of the most popular poems in all of Frost's work, among them "Mending Wall," "The Death of the Hired Man," "Home Burial," and "After Apple-Picking." In London, Frost's name was frequently mentioned by those who followed the course of modern literature, and soon American visitors were returning home with news of this unknown poet who was causing a sensation abroad. The Boston poet Amy Lowell traveled to England in 1914, and in the bookstores there she encountered Frost's work. Taking his books home to America, Lowell then began a campaign to locate an American publisher for them, meanwhile writing her own laudatory review of 'North of Boston.1'

The outbreak of World War I brought the Frosts back to the United States in 1915. By then Amy Lowell's review had already appeared in 'The New Republic', and writers and publishers throughout the northeast were aware that a writer of unusual abilities stood in their midst. The American publishing house of Henry Holt had brought out its edition of 'North of Boston' in 1914. It became a best-seller, and, by the time the Frost family landed in Boston, Holt was adding the American edition of 'A Boy's Will'. Frost soon found himself besieged by magazines seeking to publish his poems. Never before had an American poet achieved such rapid fame after such a disheartening delay. From this moment his career rose on an ascending curve

Frost bought a small farm at Franconia, N.H., in 1915, but his income from both poetry and farming proved inadequate to support his family, and so he lectured and taught part-time at Amherst College and at the University of Michigan from 1916 to 1938. Any remaining doubt about his poetic abilities was dispelled by the collection 'Mountain Interval' (1916), which continued the high level established by his first books.1

He was listed in the 1920 US census as head of the family at Mason St in Amherst, Hampshire, with his wife Elinor; he was a teacher at Amherst College. Their children Lesley, Carol, Irma and Marjorie were listed as living with them.8

His reputation was further enhanced by 'New Hampshire' (1923), which received the Pulitzer Prize. That prize was also awarded to 'Frost's Collected Poems' (1930) and to the collections 'A Further Range' (1936) and 'A Witness Tree' (1942).1

He was listed in the 1930 US census as head of the family at Brier Hill in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, with his wife Elinor; he gave his occupation as Professor.9

His other poetry volumes include 'West-Running Brook' (1928), 'Steeple Bush' (1947), and 'In the Clearing' (1962). Frost served as a poet-in-residence at Harvard (1939-43), Dartmouth (1943-49), and Amherst College (1949-63), and in his old age he gathered honours and awards from every quarter.1

He was listed in the 1940 US census as Head of Household at Main St in Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont; he gave his occupation as writer/lecturer. His son Carol was listed as living with him, along with his wife Lillian and their son William Prescott FROST.10

Robert died on 29 January 1963 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, at age 88.11,4,5 He was buried at Old Bennington, Bennington, Vermont. This gravestone also carries the names of his wife, Elinor Miriam WHITE, and their children Marjorie Frost Fraser, Carol Frost, Elliot Frost and Elinor Bettina Frost. It is unclear if they are all buried here but Robert Frost did purchase 2 plots at this site.4

Family

Elinor Miriam WHITE (1873 - 1938)
Children
ChartsThomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy
Robert Frost pedigree

Citations

  1. [S589] Book - Dale Hollis Hoiberg (editor), Encyclopaedia Brittanica.
  2. [S247] Government Publication - US SSDI, SSN 015-26-1987 issued Masschusetts.
  3. [S450] Book - William A Sutton, Newdick's Season of Frost, p13.
  4. [S451] Cemetery Marker - Robert Lee Frost and family, Old Bennington cemetery, Vermont, USA.
  5. [S1005] Book - Elinor Frost Robert Frost, Family Letters of Robert and Elinor Frost, Frost Family Chronology, p.xvii ff.
  6. [S250] Census - 1 Jun 1880, US Census, San Francisco, California, Roll T9-74, FHL Film 1254074, page 689.2000, Enumeration District 54, image 300.
  7. [S259] Census - 15 Apr 1910, US Census, Derry Twp, Rockingham, New Hampshire, Series T624, Roll 865, Page 86B, Enumeration District 239, Part 2, Line 31.
  8. [S245] Census - 1 Jan 1920, US Census, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Roll T625-704, Page 2B, Enumeration District 137, image 632.
  9. [S251] Census - 1 Apr 1930, US Census, Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont, Roll 2426, Page 1B, Enumeration District 24, image 983.0.
  10. [S844] Census - 1 Apr 1940, US Census, Roll T627-4229, Page 8A, ED 2-29.
  11. [S247] Government Publication - US SSDI, SSN 015-26-1987.

Robert Lee FROST1

(1952 - 2011)
Father*William Prescott FROST1 b. 1924, d. 1989
Mother*Phyllis Marie GORDON1 b. 1927, d. c 1995
Robert Lee FROST was born on 25 October 1952.1

He died on 26 March 2011 at age 58.1
ChartsThomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S1003] Email - D Wilber, email to D Ferguson, Nov 2014 onwards.

William Prescott FROST

He married Judith COLCORD in USA.

Family

Judith COLCORD
Child
ChartsRobert Frost pedigree