Robert Frost

Born: 26 Mar 1875,
San Francisco, CA
Died: 29 Jan 1963, Boston, MA

American Poet

Common Ancestor:
Daniel Ladd (1613-1693)
8th Gr Grandfather
of Merle G Ladd
6th Gr Grandfather
of Robert Frost
Samuel Ladd Nathaniel Ladd
Nathaniel C Ladd Daniel Ladd
Henry Ladd Mehitable Ladd
Lemuel Ladd Daniel Colcord
Corrin Ladd Daniel Colcord
Ira Ladd Judith Colcord
Douglas C Ladd William P Frost
Irving L Ladd Robert L Frost
Allen D Ladd  
Merle G Ladd  
Relationship to Merle G Ladd:
7th Cousin, 2 Times Removed
American poet, one of the finest of rural New England's 20th century pastoral poets. Frost published his first books in Great Britain in the 1910s, but he soon became in his own country the most read and constantly anthologized poet, whose work was made familiar in classrooms and lecture platforms. Frost was awarded the Pulitzer Prize four times. Nature and Frost's rural surroundings were for him a source for insights "from delight to wisdom", or as he also said: "Literature begins with geography."  Frost taught and lectured at several universities, including Amherst, Harvard, and the Univ. of Michigan

After graduating from a high school in 1892, Frost attended Darthmouth College for a few months. Over the next ten years he held a number of jobs. Frost worked among others in a textile mill and taught Latin at his mother's school in Methuen, Massachusetts. In 1894 the New York Independent published Frost's poem 'My Butterfly', earning him $15. He had also five poems privately printed. While working as a teacher Frost continued to write and publish his poems in magazines. In 1895 he married a former schoolmate, Elinor Miriam White; they had six children.