Lilian Roland (nee Scholfield) Frost
Lilian was born on 09 September 1879 in Nelson. By 1888 they were living in Christchurch
and in 1895 Lilian was in Standard 6 and at year end got the award for being 1st
in that standard for attendance and progress. Lilian was just 20 when her Mother
died in 1900 followed by her father who was the Post Master Christchurch, just
21 months later, 3 weeks after Lilian's 21st birthday.
nicer event that year had been the invitation to the Misses Scholfield to attend
the presentation of Medals to the Men
of the South African Contingent in Hagley Park Christchurch.
The invitation was one of the treasures
kept by Lilian right up until her death. She and Louisa, and perhaps Alice if she hadnít gone
to America by that time, all would have attended
By 1918 she had met George
Frost #396, some 18 years her senior, a widower whose wife had died in 1917.
Whether their relationship was in Christchurch or Wellington we donít
know, but with his involvement in local
politics and being in business as a valuer would tend to suggest that most
of his time would have been spent in Wellington.
They were married in 1918, in Sydenham Christchurch.
April of the next year they were living in Wellington when their only child
Lloyd was born.
George died just over a year later on 23
August 1920, in Wellington, and was buried on 25 August 1920, in Karori
After Georgeís death Lilian moved to
Christchurch and purchased a house at 164 Chester St., where she lived for many
years. Chester St was a two story
house and my earliest memory is of Gran Frost living upstairs and Gran Kay and
Grandad, Nora's Mum and Dad living downstairs. Later when Lilian was
unable to use the stairs they moved out and Gran lived downstairs.
My other memory is of afternoon tea with
'the girls' which had continued for may years on a Wednesday
While going up town to do her weekly
shopping in her 70s she fell off her bicycle and had to go to hospital.
The cause of her fall had been a dizzy spell and her Doctor felt that
this was likely to happen again and that she should not ride her bicycle any
more. He told her therefore that it
had apparently been stolen after the accident and could not be found.
In fact it was at his home in his shed.
After some discussion with her son Lloyd it was agreed that the Doctor
would sell the Bike and forward the funds to Lloyd.
By this time the Hospital had indicated that the fall had been bad for
her and she would not be able to live on her own again.
The Hospital agreed to transfer her to Lower Hutt Hospital to be near to
Lloyd and his family who were living in Upper Hutt at the time.
From Lower Hutt Hospital she went to the Totaras Rest Home north of Upper Hutt
for a period of convalescence.
of the things that had always been a trade mark of Gran Frost was her ability to
cut a slice of fresh bread from a loaf that was still warm that was of even
consistency and less that ľ of an inch thick.
Dad and Gran agreed that when she was well enough to do that she could
return to her house in Christchurch. She
never achieved that and remained in the Home in Upper Hutt.
It was from this Home that she went to Lower Hutt Hospital where she died
just a short time later on 23 June 1960. Lilian
is buried in Karori Cemetery Wellington.