(monument text): (1833-1903)
"Thomas Claiborne Frost (1833 - 1903)
Born in Jackson County, Alabama in 1833, T. C. Frost graduated from Irving College in Tennessee before arriving in Texas in 1854 as an assistant professor at Austin College in Huntsville. He studied law in Sam Houston's office and received his license to practice signed by Judge R. E. B. Baylor. After moving to Comanche County in 1857, Frost was appointed to the Texas Rangers, protecting the citizens of Coryell and Comanche counties against Indian raids. He established a law practice in Comanche in 1859 and was elected District Attorney for Comanche County the following year.
In 1861, T. C. Frost organized a company in the Texas State Troops, known as the First Texas Mounted Riflemen. After he was elected lieutenant colonel, his regiment was then mustered into the Confederate States Army.
T. C. Frost's brother, John Frost, asked him to join his mercantile and auction business in 1867 on San Antonio's Main Plaza next to San Fernando Cathedral. Frost added a wool commission business and warehouse, making advances to wool growers and handling their sales. In 1868, a banking business developed, and he became known as T. C. Frost, Banker. On February 20, 1899, the Frost National Bank, whose principal office is just across the street, was chartered.The character and values that T. C. Frost evidenced throughout his life laid the foundation for the institution that bears his name. He died in San Antonio at his home on Soledad Street near Romana Plaza on November 21, 1903, leaving a five-generation heritage of Frosts who have continuously served this community. (2001)