A native of Huntsville,
Texas, Samuel R. Frost grew up in Navarro County and in 1863 enlisted in
the Confederate Army. After the Civil War he studied law and was
admitted to the bar in 1870. In the years that followed Frost served as
Navarro County attorney, County judge, District judge and State
Legislator. He and his wife (Winkler) were the parents of nine children.
The town of Frost (20 mi. W) was named in his honor.