Laban Morey Wheaton
Devoted husband. Successful businessman. Responsible trustee.
What caused Laban Morey Wheaton to become the sort of man who carried in his pocketbook the maxims shown below? Several factors, such as his interest in business, his marriage to Eliza Baylies Chapin, and the early death of his sister, no doubt contributed to his maturity. His transformation was so thorough that he even prepared to bear the weighty responsibility of federal office, running for Congressman as part of the Liberty Party.
Upon his death in 1865, Laban Morey was regarded as an upstanding citizen of Norton, one who served his town, his county, and his state. He was remembered for his loving regard for his wife, his commitment to Wheaton Female Seminary's success, and his numerous contributions to Norton.
- Never regret what is unintentionally lost.
- Never believe that which seems impossible.
- Never expose your disappointments to the world.
- Never complain of being ill used.
- Always speak well of your friends; of your enemies, say nothing.