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Jonas Martin FROST, Sr.

Male 1888 - 1945  (56 years)


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  • Name Jonas Martin FROST 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 29 Sep 1888  Memphis, Shelby County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Jonas Martin "Joe" FROST 
    Died 10 Feb 1945  San Antonio, Bexar County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005:

      Name: Jonas Martin Frost
      City: Memphis
      County: Shelby
      State: Tennessee
      Birthplace: Tennessee
      Birth Date: 29 Sep 1888
      Race: Caucasian (White)
      FHL Roll Number: 1877498
      Draft Board: 3
      Age: 28
      Occupation: Merchant
      Nearest Relative: Wife, Father, Mother, 1 Child
      Height/Build: Medium/Medium
      Color of Eyes/Hair: Brown/Black
      Signature: J. M. Frost

      (2) Jonas Martin "Joe" FROST moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1917 to open Frost Brothers Department Store, which he ran until his death in 1945. The store was then sold by Joe's widow, Pearl (COHEN) FROST, to another San Antonio family and is no longer in business.

      (3) A household headed by Joseph FROST is listed in the 1920 census of Ward 4, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX.

      Joseph is listed in the 1920 census as a merchant who was then 26[?] years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1894[?]. According to the 1920 census, he was born in TN, his father was born in Germany, and his mother was born in TN. [Note by compiler: The numbers listing Joseph's age have been stricken over, and the compiler is not certain what the numbers are. However, Joseph was actually 31 years of age at the time of the 1920 census.]

      Listed with Joseph is his wife, Pearl, who was then 29 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1891. According to the 1920 census, she was born in MO, her father was born in TN, and her mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with Joseph is his daughter, Sadie, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1913. According to the 1920 census, she was born in IL, her father was born in TN, and her mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with Joseph is an apparently unrelated servant.

      (4) A household headed by Jonas Martin FROST is listed in the 1930 census of Ward 6[?], San Antonio, Bexar County, TX. [Note by compiler: The number of the Ward is stricken out, and the name of the head of the household is listed in the index to the 1930 census as James Martine FRANT. The census enumerator's handwriting is difficult to read, and the compiler is not certain that he has read it correctly.]

      Jonas is listed in the 1930 census as a store proprietor who was then 41 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1889. According to the 1930 census, he was born in TN, his father was born in Germany, and his mother was born in NY. According to the 1930 census, he was 22 years of age at his first marriage.

      Listed with Jonas is his wife, Pearl C., who was then 40 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1890. According to the 1930 census, she was born in MO, her father was born in TN, and her mother was born in MA. According to the 1930 census, she was 21 years of age at her first marriage.

      Also listed with Jonas is his daughter, Sadie, who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1912. According to the 1930 census, she was born in IL, her father was born in TN, and her mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with Jonas is his son, Jonas M., Jr., who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1920. According to the 1930 census, he was born in TX, his father was born in TN, and his mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with Jonas is an apparently unrelated servant.

      (5) Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006:

      Name: Jonas Martin Frost
      Death Date: 10 Feb 1945
      Death County: Bexar
      Certificate: 5376

      (6) JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008:

      Name: Jonas Martin Frost
      Birth Date: 29 Sep 1888
      Death Date: 10 Feb 1945
      Age at Death: 56
      Burial Place: Texas
      Burial Country: United States
    Person ID I19479  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 

    Father Julius Louis FROST,   b. 21 May 1854, Zerkow, Prussia [now Zerk??w, Jarocin County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1924, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Esther COHEN,   b. Mar 1858, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1936, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 29 May 1881  Shelby County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pearl COHEN,   b. 22 Jan 1890, St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1982, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married Abt 1911 
    Children 
     1. Jonas Martin FROST, Jr.,   b. 11 Mar 1920, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1995, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 09:55:40 
    Family ID F8683  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart