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Catherine Frost, 1792 -1876


Catherine Frost Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



Along with husband Meshach, Catherine is considered to be one of the 1812 co-founders of Frostburg. Her father Nathan Mejers from Harford County was one of the early settlers of Mt. Savage. When the Frosts bought the property, construction of the National Road was already underway. They soon found they were feeding and housing laborers working on the road. The Frost family also was instrumental in developing the coal industry that kept the town prosperous after the railroad surpassed travel along the National Road.

Catherine Frost died July 24, 1876, aged 84 years. She and her husband are buried in St Michael's Cemetery, according to Scharf.




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acwh004

Creator:
Text - Albert Feldstein, illustration - Mining Journal Publishing Company.

Notes:
Illustration from Historical-biographical sketch of Frostburg, Maryland and its citizens, old and new. published Frostburg, Md., Mining Journal Pub. Co., 1912.

Collection Location:
Allegany County

Subject:
Allegany County (Md.)--Biography; Allegany County (Md.)--Women.

Coverage:
Allegany County, (Md.)

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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