Birth: 30 Jun 1818
Death: 24 Mar 1860
Burial: Waterville Cemetery, Waterville, Oneida Co, NY
Father: Oliver Harris
Mother: Betsey Wheelock
His headstone in Waterville Cemetery identifies him as the 5th son of Oliver Harris and Betsey Wheelock.HOME INDEX
Birth: 11 Nov 1731, Bellingham, MA
Father: Ebenezer Thayer
Mother: Mary Wheelock
Spouse: Mary Harriet Stoddard
Marriage: 5 Sep 1900, East Montpelier, VT
Spouse: Gladys Emmeline Stoddard
Marriage: 1 Jun 1929, Northfield, VT
Harold Thurston married Mary, then her sister, Gladys.HOME INDEX
Birth: 7 Oct 1877
Father: Joseph Barber Wheelock
Mother: Melissa A. Shedd
Birth: 16 Oct 1871
Death: 29 Apr 1933, Waseca Co, MN
Burial: St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St Mary Twp, Waseca, MN
Father: Luman Cyrus Wheelock
Mother: Kathryn Shannon Sutton
Spouse: Ellen L. Brown
Marriage: 25 Oct 1910, Waseca, Waseca Co, MN
Birth: 25 Mar 1939
Father: Gerald Truman Wheelock
Mother: Myrtle Pugh
Partner: Bonita Mae MaiHOME INDEX
Birth: 10 Jan 1822, Calais, Washington Co, VT
Death: 19 Oct 1873, Barre, Washington Co, VT
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, Washington Co, VT
Father: Welcome Wheelock
Mother: Clare Wheelock
Spouse: M. Annette Goldsbury
Marriage: 4 May 1857
The papers belonging to Langdon C. Wheelock and his family can be found in the Aldrich Public Library, Barre, Vt. These papers include L. C. Wheelock's business records, personal letters, and biographical sketches. They also include the scrapbooks and picture books of his daughter Carrie. The biographical sketches written for Langdon, his wife, and his children were adapted from those papers.
Langdon and his family resided at 145 North Main Street, in Barre, Vermont.
Two copies of a handwritten biographical sketch of Langdon C. Wheelock can be found in these archives. The author was not identified, but the sketches were written after his death, and may have been meant for publication in a local Barre newspaper.
Some excerpts from this sketch are presented here:
The subject of this sketch, Langdon C. Wheelock, true to his ancestry, early showed his aptitude and desire for study. The primitive conditions of the schools during that period made an attempt towards scholarship difficult, and limited means made the aquirement of necessary books almost impossible; but persistence, industry, and a natural gift for siezing any opportunity overcame each difficulty; and at an early age he taught each winter the "upper-room" in the Barre Village School. And in summer continued his studies while assisting on his father's farm. In 1848 he began the study of the law, and in 1850 was admitting into practice before the Washington County Bar, forming a partnership with Newell Kinsmen, Esq., at that time one of Barre's most prosperous lawyers. Two years later Mr. Kinsmen went west to join his sons, and Mr. Wheelock continued the business alone.
The conditions surrounding the practice of law at that time made it impossible for an attorney to specialize as is done today. But then each must be well versed in all branches of his profession. This too, one of Mr. Wheelocks studious habits was a most acceptable task. From various newspaper articles printed in the state at the time of his death, it would seem that his success at the bar was most generally attributed to his careful preparations of the case. An editorial in Montpelier Journal speaks of him thus "perhaps no attorney at the bar of Washinton County has been better known than L. C. Wheelock. During the past fifteen or twenty years he has had much to do of the legal affairs throughout that county, and in many portions of Orange County and has always been famous as a keen, well read, sharp sighted lawyer, noted for his careful working of the case."
Mr. Wheelocks marriage to Annette Goldsbury of Barre occurred 4 May 1857. They had two children, a son Charles S., and a daughter, Carrie M. In a sketch written by Mr. Boyce (Boyer?) Esq. and read before the Washington County Bar Association, he says "Mr. Wheelock was an exemplary family man. Tenderness and thoughtfulness toward wife and children were his to a marked degree. No matter how harrassing the course of his day may have been, once he had crossed the threshold of his home, every cloud vanished, and nothing was allowed to mar the happiness domestic life."
His Puritan ancestry showed itself in his lifelong fight for temperance. Once convinced of the moral right in this great question, nothing could change his stand upon him, although it cost him some valued friendships and exposed him to much abuse.
Devoted to his Church, Universalist, he served in many capacities. As a young man he was leader of the choir, for many years was the superintendant of the Sunday, and often in the absence of a clergyman would occupy the pulpit, and at all times was ready to give both time and of his means to further the interest of the church and it's [...illegible...].
As an educator his opinion was often sought in school matters and his councils were, even by his opponents, often afterwards acknowledged to be wise.
In the fall of 1873, Mr. Wheelock was stricken by diptheria, and his death occurred 4 days later, 19 Oct 1873.
Temperate, industrious, frugal, a loving husband and father, and a brave champion for the right as he saw it, no more can be said in the honor of any man.HOME INDEX
Birth: 19 Nov 1781, Uxbridge, Worcester, MA
Father: Simeon Wheelock
Mother: Deborah Thayer
Spouse: Caleb N. Allen
Marriage: 17 Jan 1807, Uxbridge, Worcester, MA
An Uxbridge Church Record disagrees with the 17 Jan 1807 marriage date to Caleb Allen, citing 11 Jan 1807 as the marriage date.HOME INDEX
Birth: 5 Sep 1797, Calais, Washington, Vermont
Death: 1 Mar 1874, Calais, Washington, Vermont
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Calais, VT
Father: Abijah Wheelock
Mother: Lois Nichols
Spouse: Eliza Cole
Marriage: 24 Dec 1823