Born in 1853 to Jonathan Pratt Vincent (1827-1898) and Sophia Miller (1827-1853), he traveled with his parents to Kansas at the age of 14 and lived for a time in Paola but returned to Iowa with his parents. At the age of 20, he decided to return and he did so in a covered wagon. He stopped in Abilene and Salina and then onward to Castletown township and then finally to Hutchinson. The Hutchinson News referred to him as a pioneer salt manufacturer, whose plant was erected in 1888 and one of the first salt plants in Hutchinson. He was the manager of Morton Salt Co. for many years. He was elected Mayor 6 times and in 1900, a senator for Kansas and served 4 years. He then became the judge of police court for the City of Hutchinson.
Mr. Vincent married Anna Catherine Payne, who was born in Illinois in 1851. She passed away in 1936 and is buried along with Frank Vincent in Eastside Cemetery in Hutchinson Kansas.