FROTHINGHAM 5,6,7,8 was born 29 January 1830 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. William learned the blacksmith's trade in Gray, Maine and apprenticed and honed his trade while in Massachusetts and New York. He came to Paris, Maine on 15 March 1854. He married Lois Ann MERRILL, daughter of Moses MERRILL. She was born around 1831 and together they had three children. Lois passed away on 3 October 1857 in South Paris, Maine. William later re-married to Ellen J. EVERETT, daughter of George Washington EVERETT and Elizabeth F. BURNS on 9 September 1860 in Paris, Maine. She was born in April 1839 and together they had four children. William purchased a half interest, with John Farr, in the shop on the east side of the river. The following year they built the shop opposite the Savings Bank and continued the business, including
carriage-making, with William H. Newhall for about eighteen years. Mr. Newhall then retired from the firm and the shop was sold to Mr. Jacob Dresser. William purchased the Smith shoe store in 1874 and has continued it as a shoe store to the present time. He was also partner in the shoe manufactory, with
firm name of William A. Frothingham & Co. Some of William's other accomplishments were: Master of the Paris Lodge #94, from 1870-72; Served on the board of selectmen from 1870 to 1875; A trustee of new South Paris Savings Bank organized 1873; Representative to the Legislature of 1874; County Commissioner by appointment from January 1882 to January 18839. Ellen passed away on 27 January 1913 in South Paris, Maine. William died on 25 June 1896 in South Paris, Maine.
|Children of William Ausgustus FROTHINGHAM and Lois A. MERRILL are:|
||Zana FROTHINGHAM was born 1853 in New York.
||Katie Estelle FROTHINGHAM was born 13 May 1855 in Paris, Maine.
||Lois Ann FROTHINGHAM was born 26 July 1857 and died 3 Oct 1916.
She is buried in Riverside Cemetery,
South Paris, Maine.
|Children of William Ausgustus FROTHINGHAM and Ellen J. EVERETT are:|
||William Osgood FROTHINGHAM was born 13 Nov 1863 in Paris, Maine
and died 12 Jun 1947 in South Paris, Maine.
||George Wallace FROTHINGHAM was born 6 Mar 1866 and died 6 Aug 1923.
George is buried with his wife Hattie in
South Paris, Maine.
||Nellie Marie FROTHINGHAM was born 16 Mar 1868, and died 22 Oct 1871.
||Ada Louise FROTHINGHAM was born 26 Apr 1874, and died 30 May 1879.
| Sources & Records
5 U.S. 1850 CENSUS - Gray, Cumberland Co., Maine
6 U.S. 1860 CENSUS - South Paris, Oxford Co., Maine
7 U.S. 1870 CENSUS - South Paris, Oxford Co., Maine
8 U.S. 1880 CENSUS - South Paris, Oxford Co., Maine
9 History of the Town of Paris, Maine