Charles Frowine Jr. Dies in Colorado

“A telegram was received Tuesday morning by Charles Frowein, Sr., a prominent farmer of Harrison township, notifying him of the death of his son, Charles Frowein, Jr., of Manitou, Colorado. His death was directly due to typhoid fever.”

“It appears, however, that a few weeks ago, as Mr. Frowein was going home from his newspaper office in Manitou he was set upon by two men with clubs and badly beaten. He finally succeeded in chasing the fellows away, but was so seriously injured that he had to take to his bed. In a short time typhoid fever set in, and in his weakened condition he fell an easy victim. It is understood that the read for the assault on Mr. Frowein was that as editor of the Manitou paper he had advocated the cause of Prohibition.”

“The deceased was about thirty-five years of age and was born and raised in this county. He graduated from the Lebanon Normal school and taught school in Scioto county for many years. He had an excellent reputation as a thoroughly qualified teacher and is well known throughout the county. About ten years ago Mr. Frowein went to Colorado with his brother, Rob, for his health. The latter died several years ago. Mr. Frowein was a man of considerable standing in his adopted town, Manitou. He was city clerk and was editor of the leading paper of the city. He married a lady of Manitou. His remains will be brought back to this county for interment later. Among his relatives in this state, besides his father and mother1, are six sisters: Mrs. Theodore A Coburn, Scioto; Mrs. Rosetta Silvus, Athens, Ohio; Mrs. May Purdy, Lucasville; Mrs. Lora Helt, of Scioto; Misses Ida and Fanny, and one brother, Russell, who are at home.”2

  1. Katherine Fisher Frowine
  2. In Colorado A Former Scioto County Man Assaulted and Badly Bruised. (1897, November 6). Portsmouth Times, 1.