Sidney Frost Obit

Frost Obituary

Sidney D. Frost, eldest child of Judge and Mrs. L.L. Frost, was born April 5, 1871, at the old Frost homeplace, 1 mile North of Mirabile, Caldwell county, Missouri, and passed through "The Gates of the Dawn", July 24, 1933 at the Sisters Hospital, St. Joseph, Missouri, where he had been taken the evening before on the hopes that medical skill might alleviate his suffering, but this proved futile. His last days were spent at home in the midst of familiar friends and on the same farm where he was born 62 years ago.

For 10 years, during his young manhood, Mr. Frost taught in the public schools of Caldwell and DeKalb counties. He received his education in Kidder Institute, Kidder, Missouri, and had one years study in Missouri University, Columbia, Missouri. On May 22, 1905, he was married to Susie Belle Knoch and took his bride to the home on the farm where they have since resided.

Being deeply interested in the political interests of the county, he was elected and served as Representative to the State Assembly in 1903 and again in 1911. As a means of livelihood, he was engaged in farming and swine breeding. For years he was a member of the OIC Breeders Association and served as president of this association for many years. Among the many other worthy community enterprises to which he devoted much time and effort were the Hamilton Fair Association and the County Highway Commission. For several years he served as director of the former and was President of the latter at the time of his demise. (His last trip away from home being to attend a meeting of the Commission a week ago last Thursday).

Being an ardent believer in higher education, he was a loyal supporter of the school activities in his neighborhood and aided much in the building of the Mirabile Consolidated High School. He was a member of the Masonic, Oddfellow and Woodman of America lodges.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his devoted wife, two sisters, Mrs. John Arey, Polo; Mrs. Homer Sackman, Mirabile; 2 brothers, I. A. of Hamilton; B. H. of Mirabile and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Mirable Community Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:00pm. The sermon was delivered by Rev. Barksdale, pastor of the Mirabile Community Church. Music was furnished by a ? quartet Mesdames Leonard Brown and H. B. Farr, Kingston, and Mesdames James White and Harry Zook, Mirabile. A beautiful musical was played by Mrs. H. J. Knoch of Cameron. His body was laid to rest in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Mr. Frost's sudden passing removes from the community a worthwhile citizen who will be greatly missed. Being of friendly disposition, he made many friends to whom he was very true. Always ready and willing to help in any public project he may rightly approve of as a public service, his life is worthy of emulation.

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