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Samuel Valentine Cole, Rev. Dr., 1851-1925 (Wheaton President, 1897-1925)


biographical statement

b. 1851, Machiasport, ME; attended Washington Academy; grad. Bowdoin: A.B. 1874; A.M. 1877; D.D. 1898; LL.D. 1912; minister of Broadway Church (Congregational), Taunton, MA; m. (1) 1880 Annie Maria Talbot (d. 1906), (2) Helen Wieand; Trustee of Wheaton Female Seminary, 1893-1925; President of Wheaton Female Seminary, Wheaton College, 1897-1925; transformed Seminary into College, 1912; d. 6 May 1925, Norton, MA.


Werner, Susan A., "Wheaton: A Visual History", 1977.

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Wheaton Family Collection

Identifier: MC-001
Abstract The Wheaton Family Collection covers the years 1721-2009. The bulk of the collection relates to the years 1779-1905. The collection shows the activities of an affluent family in the small town of Norton, MA. Laban Morey Wheaton and Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton were both active in the community, and established Wheaton Female Seminary. Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton contributed a great deal to the town of Norton by helping to renovate the Trinitarian Congregational Church and building the...
Dates: 1721-1994; 1779 - 1905