The Reverend Henry W. Parker, pastor of the North Congregational Church of New Bedford, Massachusetts, spoke at Commencement.
1861Reverend Lyman Whiting Speaks at Commencement
The Reverend Lyman Whiting, D.D., pastor of the High Street Congregational Church in Providence, Rhode Island, gave the Commencement address.
1862The Wheatons Tour Europe
In hopes of restoring Laban Morey Wheaton’s failing health, the Wheatons spend the summer of 1862 on a “Grand Tour” of Europe.
1862Reverend Daniel Tenney Speaks at Commencement
The Reverend Daniel Tenney of Boston, Massachusetts, offered the Commencement address.
1862Ann E. Carter
Ann E. Carter was a seminary teacher from 1862-63 and 1866-71. Educated by her father, Ann E. Carter became a teacher at Wheaton in 1862-63, then withdrew because of poor health. Returning in 1866, she remained until her death, teaching… Read More »
1863James D. Butler Speaks at Commencement
Dr. James Davie Butler, LL.D., the first Professor of Latin and Greek at State University, Madison, Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin) spoke at Commencement.
1864Reverend Leonard Swain Speaks at Commencement
The Reverend Leonard Swain, D.D., pastor of the Central Congregational Church in Providence, Rhode Island, gave the Commencement address.
1865Laban Morey Wheaton Dies
Laban Morey Wheaton died on 17 January 1865, at the age of 69. He left the use of most of his property and investments to his widow, Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton, for her lifetime. The most valuable asset, the estate… Read More »
1865Reverend Eli Thurston Speaks at Commencement for a Second Time
The Reverend Eli Thurston of Fall River, MA, spoke at commencement for a second time.
1865 - 1919Kate Upson Clark
Clark was an active and influential member of Alumnae Association for over 50 years. She was the founder of the New York Wheaton Club in 1885, Wheaton’s first regional alumnae club; a Trustee from 1906-1935; and the recipient of Wheaton’s… Read More »
1865 - 1908Edwin Barrows
Edwin Barrows was a trustee from 1865 to 1908 and the treasurer from 1891 to 1908. Edwin’s father, Albert Barrows, had been a trustee from 1845 to 1853. Edwin was born in 1834, and prepared for college at Pierce Academy… Read More »
1866Reverend Mortimer Blake Speaks at Commencement
The Reverend Mortimer Blake, D.D., minister of the Winslow Trinitarian Congregational Church in Taunton, Massachusetts, provided the Commencement address.
1867Reverend Eli Thurston Speaks at Commencement for the Third Time
The Reverend Eli Thurston of Fall River, Massachusetts again provided the Commencement address.
1868Reverend Horace James Speaks at Commencement for a Second Time
The Commencement address was given by the Reverend Horace James, A.M., pastor of the First Congregational Church in Lowell, Massachusetts.
1868 - 1941Frances Vose Emerson
Frances Vose Emerson 1872 taught literature, rhetoric and history from 1881 to 1886 and was a trustee from 1922 to 1941, when she was voted trustee emerita. She was born in Hudson, OH, in 1855, to Martha Eliza Waldo Vose,… Read More »
1869Clara Pike Begins Teaching at Wheaton
Clara M. Pike, Class of 1866, began her 32-year career at Wheaton in 1869, teaching the sciences and fighting for better equipment and classroom facilities. Having attended classes at the Women’s Laboratory of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she regularly invited… Read More »
1869Reverend Jeremiah E. Rankin Speaks at Commencement
The Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Eames Rankin, D.D., LL.D., of Charlestown, Massachusetts spoke at Commencement.
1870Wheaton Alumnae Association Founded
The Wheaton Seminary Alumnae Association held its first meeting after graduation exercises on July 13. Mrs. Metcalf was elected the association’s first President. Plans for the association were formulated in 1869 by the Class of 1870.
1870J. Lewis Diman Speaks at Commencement
Professor J. Lewis Diman, D.D., Professor of History and Political Economy at Brown University, gave the Commencement address.
1870 - 1931Annie March Kilham
Annie March Kilham 1870 took a class in teaching at Wheaton in 1869-70 and remained at the Seminary to teach Latin, English, German, Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Astronomy from 1870 to 1875 and in 1885-86. A founding member of the… Read More »