Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874, in San Francisco where his parents, William Prescott Frost Jr. and Isabelle Moodie, moved shortly after marrying (poets.org). When his father died of tuberculosis, he moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts with his mother and younger sister. Frost attended Lawrence High school where he met his future wife, Elinor White. He enrolled at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and Harvard University in Boston, but never earned a formal college degree. Frost returned home after a few months at Dartmouth taking a slew of unfulfilling jobs. In 1894, his first poem, “My Butterfly: an Elegy”, was published in a new york city based weekly literary journal called The Independent (biography.com). After this success, he proposed to Elinor, but she rejected him because she was still in school. Frost then went on a trip to Virginia, and when he returned he proposed again this time she said yes. They married in December 19, 1895.(biography.com).
Frost and his wife had six kids, Elliot (1896-1904), Lesley(1899-1983), Carol (1902-1940), Irma (1903-1967), Marjorie (1905-1934), and Elinor (1907-1907). In his lifetime he wrote and published 191 poems. He died on 29 January 1963, due to complications from prostate surgery (shmoop.com).