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Thomas Richard Frint

Thomas Richard Frint

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  • Name Thomas Richard Frint  [1
    Born 9 Nov 1864  Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description Tall, brown hair, 
    Died 4 Aug 1957  Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: old age 
    Buried 6 Aug 1957  Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I203400  Full Tree | Frint
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 

    Father John Henry Frint
              b. 27 Nov 1833, , , Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Oct 1876, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Clarissa Jane Harrington
              b. 14 May 1834, , , Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Mar 1884, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 7 May 1854  Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Family ID F68438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 1 Matilda Catherine Printz
              b. 10 Mar 1875, Wayne, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Nov 1920, Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1892  Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6, 7
    • Married by Rec. Ellen, Paster of Belleville. [1]
    Children 
     1. Frint
              b. 9 Sep 1893, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Sep 1893, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Gretta Myrtle Frint
              b. 14 Dec 1894, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Apr 1941, , Marion, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     3. Frint
              b. 7 Apr 1897, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Apr 1897, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Martha Gertrude Frint
              b. 3 Oct 1898, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Oct 1985, Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Frint
              b. 9 Dec 1900, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Dec 1900, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +6. Maud Adila Frint
              b. 27 Sep 1901, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Apr 1954, , Fulton, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +7. Floyd William Frint
              b. 20 May 1904, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Nov 1975, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     8. Frint
              b. 20 Mar 1907, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Mar 1907, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Frint
              b. 11 Jun 1908, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Jun 1908, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Frint
              b. 29 Mar 1909, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Mar 1909, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Frint
              b. 29 Mar 1909, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Mar 1909, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +12. Edith Mildred Frint
              b. 18 Jan 1912, Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Sep 1978, Eustis, Lake, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     13. Frint
              b. Apr 1915, Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Apr 1915, Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F68447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 2 Anna Summers
              d. 1924 
    Married 19 Feb 1921  , Orange, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F67876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 3 Mattie Bell Porter
              d. Abt Jun 1927, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Oct 1926  , Orange, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F67875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 4 Ada Webb
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Aft 1927  [1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F67874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Nov 1864 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Dec 1892 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Frint - 9 Sep 1893 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Gretta Myrtle Frint - 14 Dec 1894 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Frint - 7 Apr 1897 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Martha Gertrude Frint - 3 Oct 1898 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Frint - 9 Dec 1900 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Maud Adila Frint - 27 Sep 1901 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Floyd William Frint - 20 May 1904 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Frint - 20 Mar 1907 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Frint - 11 Jun 1908 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Frint - 29 Mar 1909 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Frint - 29 Mar 1909 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Edith Mildred Frint - 18 Jan 1912 - Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Feb 1921 - , Orange, Florida, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Oct 1926 - , Orange, Florida, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 4 Aug 1957 - Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Aug 1957 - Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Thomas Richard Frint Family
    Thomas Richard Frint
    Thomas Richard Frint
    Thomas Richard Frint
    Thomas Richard Frint
    The Frint home in Florida
    Thomas Richard and Anna Summers
    Thomas Richard Frint and Matte Bell Porter
    Thomas with his oranges
    Thomas R. Frint
    Thomas Frint
    Birthday party for Thomas Richard Frint
    Thomas Frint & his oranges
    Thomas Richard Frint
    Thomas Richard Frint
    Thomas Richard Frint and Children
    Thomas Frint & Children
    Thomas Richard Frint
    Thomas R. Frint & children
    Postcard written by Thomas R. Frint

    Documents
    Thomas Frint marriage certificate
    Thomas Frint family births
    Thomas Frint family marriages
    Thomas Frint family deaths
    Obituary for Thomas Richard Frint

    Headstones
    Headstone of Thomas Richard Frint

    Census
    1870 Kansas Census
    1885 Kansas Census
    1895 Kansas Census
    1900 Federal Census
    1905 Kansas Census
    1910 Federal Census
    1920 Census
    1930 Census

    Heraldry and Misc.
    Frint Crest

  • Notes 
    • MD: (1) Clarissa Jane Herrington
            (2) 19 Feb 1921 Mrs. Anna Summers
            (3) 14 Oct 1926 Mattie Bell Porter
            (4) Ada Webb

      Farmer
      Religion: Presbytarian

      1900 FEDERAL CENSUS for Jefferson Township, Republic, Kansas, roll 497,
           National Archives. - Owned own home (mortaged) on a farm
      1910 FEDERAL CENSUS (ibid) roll 454

      Acknowledged as the 1st white child born in Kansas

      Thomas Richard came through Salt Lake in 1923-1925.  Stayed a few days on his way back to Florida.  He had been in the North West (possibly Oregon) to see a relative.

      NINETY YEARS YOUNG
      Mr. Frint’s memories at ninety years of age.
      By Thomas Richard Frint

      Today, I am ninety years young and to prove it I would like to recall some memories, as I lived them and was told them by my parents.

      My father, John Henry Frint was born in Holland, Germany and at twenty years of age, moved to Scotland to work at his trade as a cabinet maker.

      My mother Claricia Jane Harrington Frint was born in Ireland and moved to Scotland with her parents when young.

      Father and Mother met in Scotland and were married when father was twenty and mother was sixteen years of age.  While in Scotland there were four children born to them, two boys and two girls.

      From Scotland they moved to Demoin, Iowa.  There were two more children born.  Altogether there were eleven children born, six boys and five girls.  (The others must have been born in Kansas or Iowa)

      While at Demoines they formed a colony and secured twelve covered wagons and moved to a place which would be located about twelve miles south of what is now Kansas City.  Here they took up homestead claims even before the Counties were formed.  Father was manager of the colony and he helped the state in organizing the counties.  This was in the year 1862.  I was born the following year 1863.  As father was administrator of the colony, he could not enter the Civil War, but three men from the colony did.  They joined the Confederate cause.

      The men had to be armed at all times, even when plowing in the fields.  I recall vividly in the year 1874 when the Indians stole a girl from our colony and strapped her to a horse using grass rope.  Some of the men followed and caught up with them about sixteen miles away.  They shot nine of the Indians and crippled the horse upon which the girl was tied thus rescuing her.  From then on guards were posted night and day.

      When twenty three years old on the old farm in Kansas I worked out for 50 cents a day and dinner.  This was under Cleveland’s administration.  We sold our eggs for 5 cents a dozen, hogs 3 cents a pound and cattle 3 1/2 cents a pound.

      I saw an ad in the paper Kansas City Star wanting 50 men to work on the Rail roads for $3.00 a day.  So I went to Kansas City and hired out, and they sent me to Portland Oregon.  This trip took us 4 days.  The R.R. wanted me to work in swamp lands, so I didn't take the job. I hired out to the power and light company cutting hardwood for them as I only had $5.00 left and didn’t know anyone.

      After 3 years on the west coast, I returned to the farm at 27 years of age.  Here I married Matilda Printz an old school mate of mine.  We lived on the farm for 40 years.  We had 5 children, four girls and one boy.

      In 1913 we moved to Florida where I did grove work, carpenter work and painting.  My first wife died Nov. 5, 1920 and is buried in Brooklyn, N.Y.  In 1926 I married Mattie Bell Porter, who died eight months later.  She is buried in Huntington, West Virginia.

      Due to the warlike attitude of the Indians, the colony moved to a new location about 18 miles west of Lincoln, Nebraska.  The nearest place to get provisions for the colony was Marysville 36 miles away.

      In 1874 father passed away.  This was the year of the great grasshopper plague.  They came in great swarms, blacking out the sun.  The grain was shocked in the fields, and I recall mother used every available piece of cloth including coats, sheets, blankets to cover the grain in trying to save it from the grasshoppers. 

      Just before father died he took Homestead claims on an additional 160 acres of land for my oldest brother.  In order to hold the claim he had to build a house for us to live in, on the new land.  Our old log house became my first school house.  A woman from the colony was hired to be our school teacher.  In my 3rd. grade my sister taught me a poem which I would like to recite.

         When a child I lived in Kansas with my parents on a farm.
         The lessons that my mother taught to me were quite a charm,
         She would often take me on her knee when tired of childish play,
         And as she pressed me to her breast, I have heard my mother say:
         “Waste not, want not is a maxim I should teach.
         Now let your watchword be dispatched and practice what you preach.
         And do notlet your chances like sunbeams pass you by,
         For you will never miss the water ‘til the well runs dry.”

      [You can see his memory was not very good.  Much of this information is wrong!- Marla Frint Kirby] [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2891] Personal knowledge of Marla Kirby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    2. [S2905] Family Records.

    3. [S2906] Census  1900 Federal Census roll 497, National Archives.

    4. [S2906] Census.

    5. [S2899] Marriage License.

    6. [S2906] Census  1900 Federal Census roll 497, National Archives..

    7. [S2906] Census  1910 Federal Census, Roll 454, National Archives..


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