Wheaton Aston is a small village in Staffordshire, England about 9 miles south west of Stafford and 7 miles west of Cannock. It is located beside Bridge 19 of the Shropshire Union Canal; the civil parish is called Lapley and Wheaton Aston. It has a population of several thousand according to the latest British Survey, it has good transport links making it an ideal commuter village to the large cities of the English Midlands. Junction 12 of the M6 motorway is only 5 miles away, providing quick access to Birmingham and Wolverhampton, while close proximity to the M54, A449 and A5 provides easy access to Stafford, Cannock and Shrewsbury; the first known reference to Wheaton Aston is in the Domesday book where the parish of Lapley is mentioned and includes other local settlements. In 1777 the first major event in the village happened when a fire burnt down over half of the village; this is known locally as the'Great Fire'. Up to the 18th century, Wheaton Aston was regarded as something of a spa due to the existence of a mineral spring in one of the gardens.
In the 1830s, Thomas Telford built the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction canal through the edge of the village, bringing a lot of people and trade into the village. This was due to the canal being the main through route between London. During World War II the village had an operational airfield 2 miles north of the village, now used as farm land, however the buildings are still present but derelict; the last large event to occur in the village was the introduction of the sewers into the village in the 1960s and 1970s which allowed the village to grow in size quickly, resulted in many new housing estates. There are a pair of moles feet from 1902 on display in the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford that were carried in the pocket of an old man from Wheaton Aston as a cure against toothache. One of the village's claims to fame is that it is the most northerly point in the UK where the snake's head fritillary can be found growing in the wild. Locally the flower is known by the name "folfallarum". In years gone by it used to be tradition that on the first Sunday on May, the villagers would all go out and pick the flowers.
This tradition is what caused the flower to become the village's unofficial emblem, used on things like the local school uniforms. Nowadays the area where the flower grows, known as Mottey Meadows, is run by English Nature, to protect the flower. Although in the heart of the South Staffordshire countryside there are many amenities for the local population including two pubs, The Hartley Arms and the Coach and Horses, Wheaton Aston and Lapley Recreation Ground, post office, paper shop, general store, a garage-cum-chandlery-cum-hardware shop, a motor engineers and a couple of farms who sell their produce direct to the public. There is one school in the village, St. Mary's CE First School, which has a total intake of 100 children. There is one church and one chapel in the village. There has been a church on the current site in the centre of the village since the 14th century; this original wooden church was one of the few buildings to survive of the Great Fire in 1777. However, due to disrepair, this church was demolished and a new stone church was built in 1857.
This was extended in 1894, is the church still standing. All of the windows were made in a medieval style by the renowned Victorian master of stained glass, Charles Eamer Kempe; the Zion chapel was built in 1814 and was established as a'Congregational church'. However, when the Congregational and Presbyterian churches combined they decides to join The Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches Worldwide so that they could continue preaching the same as before. At one time it had the Wheaton Aston Festival, it closed after the original organisers moved onto other things. Edgar Leopold Layard CMG FZS MBOU, was a British diplomat and a naturalist interested in ornithology and to a lesser extent the molluscs, he worked for a significant part of his life in Ceylon and in South Africa and New Caledonia. He lived in the village as a boy. Jeremy Weate PhD in European philosophy from Warwick in 1998, author of the children's book A Young Person's Guide to Philosophy, an international development consultant, focusing on transparency and good governance in the extractive industries in Africa, now runs an ibogaine-assisted retreat centre in Portugal.
Epic45 a British indie/post-rock band whose core members Rob Glover and Benjamin Holton grew up in Wheaton Aston Media related to Wheaton Aston at Wikimedia Commons
Wheaton College (Illinois)
Wheaton College is a Christian, residential liberal arts college and graduate school in Wheaton, Illinois. The Protestant college was founded by evangelical abolitionists in 1860. Wheaton College was a stop on the Underground Railroad and graduated one of Illinois' first African-American college graduates. Wheaton is noted for its "twin traditions of quality academics and deep faith," according to Time magazine and is ranked 20th among all national liberal arts colleges in the number of alumni who go on to earn PhDs. Wheaton is included in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges, it has been described as one of America's foremost Christian institutions. Wheaton College was ranked 8th in "Best Undergraduate Teaching" by the U. S. News & World Report for national liberal arts colleges in 2016; the school was ranked 57th overall among national liberal arts colleges by U. S. News & World Report for 2016. Forbes lists Universities in its 2015 rankings. Wheaton College was founded in 1860, its predecessor, the Illinois Institute, had been founded in late 1853 by Wesleyan Methodists as a college and preparatory school.
Wheaton's first president, Jonathan Blanchard, was a former president of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and a staunch abolitionist with ties to Oberlin College. Mired in financial trouble and unable to sustain the institution, the Wesleyans looked to Blanchard for new leadership, he took on the role as president in 1860, having suggested several Congregationalist appointees to the board of trustees the previous year. The Wesleyans, similar in spirit and mission to the Congregationalists, were happy to relinquish control of the Illinois Institute. Blanchard separated the college from any denominational support and was responsible for its new name, given in honor of trustee and benefactor Warren L. Wheaton, who founded the town of Wheaton after moving to Illinois from New England. A dogged reformer, Blanchard began his public campaign for abolitionism with the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1836, at the age of twenty-five. In his life, after the Civil War, he began a sustained campaign against Freemasonry.
This culminated in a national presidential campaign on the American Anti-Masonic Party ticket in 1884. Under Blanchard's leadership, the college was a stop on the Underground Railroad; the confirmation came from the letters of Daniel Studebaker, one of Blanchard's relatives by marriage, who notes that the town and college's anti-slavery beliefs were so held "that he, along with hundreds of other Wheaton residents, had seen and spoken with many fugitive slaves". Blanchard lobbied for universal co-education and was a strong proponent of reform through strong public education open to all. At this time, Wheaton was the only school in Illinois with a college-level women's program. Wheaton saw its first graduate of color in 1866, when Edward Breathitte Sellers took his degree. Additionally, he is one of the first African-American college graduates in the state of Illinois. In 1882, Charles A. Blanchard succeeded his father as president of the college. In 1925, J. Oliver Buswell, an outspoken Presbyterian, delivered a series of lectures at Wheaton College.
Shortly thereafter, President Charles Blanchard died and Buswell was called to be the third president of Wheaton. Upon his installation in April 1926, he became the nation's youngest college president at age 31. Buswell's tenure was characterized by expanding enrollment, a building program, strong academic development, a boom in the institution's reputation, it was known for growing divisiveness over faculty scholarship and personality clashes. In 1940, this tension led to the firing of Buswell for being, as two historians of the college put it, "too argumentative in temperament and too intellectual in his approach to Christianity." By the late 1940s, Wheaton was emerging as a standard-bearer of Evangelicalism. By 1950, enrollment at the college surpassed 1,600, in the second half of the twentieth century, enrollment growth and more selective admissions accompanied athletic success and improved facilities, expanded programs. In 1951, Honey Rock, a camp in Three Lakes, was purchased by the college.
In 2010, the public phase of The Promise of Wheaton campaign came to a close with $250.7 million raised, an "unprecedented 5-1/2 year campaign figure for Wheaton College". In 2010, Wheaton College become the first American Associate University of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation's Faith and Globalization Initiative. Tony Blair noted that the partnership will "give emerging leaders in the United States and the United Kingdom the opportunity to explore in depth the critical issues of how faith impacts the modern world today through different faith and cultural lenses" and that Wheaton's participation will "greatly enrich the Initiative"; as of 2015 the college continued to retain its Christian "Statement of Faith and Educational Purpose" and expected public statements of its faculty members to conform to it. Wheaton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. According to The Princeton Review's "The Best 351 Colleges", "If the integration of faith and learning is what you want out of a college, Wheaton is arguably the best school in the nation with a Christ-based worldview."
Students may choose in the sciences. Some of the most popular in recent years have been business, English, biblical studies, political science, international relations, psychology. In 2011 it was ranked No. 1 for best cafeteria food in the nation according to the Princeton review. In 2015, U. S. News & World Report ranked Wheaton College at 56 out of 265 Best National Liberal Arts Col
Wheaton Industries was a long-standing famous manufacturer of glassware and ceramics products in Millville, New Jersey, USA. A spin-off of the original firm adopted the name in 2006. Founded in 1888 by Dr. Theodore Corson Wheaton, it became a mainstay of the economy of southern New Jersey, which gained a reputation as the center of commercial glass manufacturing in the United States; the company was run by the Wheaton family for nearly its entire existence, at its height it had 41 factories throughout the United States and subsidiaries in 20 other countries. Many of its vintage products continue to be collectors items. A subsidiary of Alcan Packaging as Wheaton Science Products, it was taken private in November 2006, is once again known as Wheaton Industries; the company was founded by Theodore C. Wheaton, a pharmacist and businessman, who in 1883 settled in Millville, in Cumberland County, New Jersey, southeast of Philadelphia. Southern New Jersey had by that time emerged as the center of U. S. glass manufacturing because of the prevalence of natural resources such as wood and silica sand.
Wheaton became interested in the manufacture of pharmaceutical glassware, in 1888 he established a small factory on the outskirts of Millville to manufacture his own bottles. The company became known as the T. C. Wheaton Co. Anticipating future growth of the company, Wheaton purchased 25 square blocks in Millville in an area bounded by Third Street, Wheaton Avenue and north to railroad siding which allowed the company to expand over the following decades. Wheaton's son, Frank H. Wheaton, Sr. entered the company in 1889. Two years the company suffered a financial setback when T. C. Wheaton entered into a bad business venture that left the company with debts that took ten years to pay off. Frank Sr. assumed the presidency of the company in 1931 after the death of his father. He became known as the "dean of American glassware" during his tenure as company president. Despite the Great Depression, the company expanded during the 1930s through the use of automation; the expansion continued through the 1950s with acquisitions and new factory construction.
The Millville facility became the basis of the local economy, employing family members over several generations throughout the 20th century. Frank Wheaton Jr. took over the management of the company from his father in 1966. Frank Sr. remained board chairman until his death at age 102 in 1983. While he was company president, Frank Jr. founded Wheaton Village, a non-profit living museum and artisan colony in Millville which preserves the heritage of traditional glassmaking in southern New Jersey. He was ousted by the board of directors in 1991 after a long-running dispute with the Internal Revenue Service. George J. Straubmuller III, married to T. C. Wheaton's granddaughter Elizabeth Anderson Straubmuller, was elected by the Board of Directors to replace Frank Wheaton Jr. as Chairman & CEO of Wheaton Industries. George Straubmuller had been the President of the Wheaton Tubing Products division and was the leader behind the creation and the decades of success from this division within Wheaton Industries.
In 1996 the company was acquired by Algroup, a firm based in Switzerland, itself acquired by Alcan of Canada in 2000. Frank Jr. died in 1998. In 2002 the molded glass operation was spun off as The Glass Group Inc. which filed for bankruptcy in the summer of 2005. Its assets were purchased by India-based Gujarat Glass and Kimble Glass, a subsidiary of Gerresheimer, a German concern. Amcor Packaging of Australia now owns plastic operations in Millville. Wheaton Science Products was re-christened Wheaton Industries. In September 2015, a German company, DURAN Group GmbH, bought Wheaton Industries; the original Wheaton Industries' large variety of products, including recognizable consumer products, spawned a community of collectors with sales on sites such as eBay. Many of the company's products are on display at the Museum of American Glassware at Wheaton Village, which remains a popular tourist destination. Schultz v. Wheaton Glass Co. Wheaton Industries - Biopharmaceutical & Life Science Products The Duran Group Announces Acquisition of Wheaton Industries
James Wheaton Chambers was an American actor during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Prolific, he appeared in over television series during his career. Chambers was born on October 13, 1887, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a Philadelphia Main Line family, he graduated from Princeton University in 1909. With a bachelor of arts degree. While there, he was captain of a championship swimming team. In 1909, he went to China to work with marines and soldiers of the Legation Guards as part of Princeton's YMCA work in Peking. After he had to leave because of the Chinese Revolution, he worked for the Associated Press. Chambers gained early acting experience with the Henry Duffy Players, he made his film debut in the small role of a servant in the 1935 film The Florentine Dagger. Over the next 23 years he would appear in 150 feature films; some of his more notable roles include: as Dr. Allen in Marshal of Laredo, one of the series of Red Ryder films. Other notable films in which Chambers appeared include: the 1936 biopic, The Story of Louis Pasteur, starring Paul Muni.
DeMille's Reap the Wild Wind, starring Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard. In addition to his feature film work, Chambers appeared in several film shorts, film serials; the serials in which he appeared include: as Dr. Humphrey in Drums of Fu Manchu. Chambers' debut on the small screen was in the featured role of Father Batista in the eighth episode of the classic television western, The Lone Ranger, in 1949. Other television shows he appeared on include: two episodes of The Roy Rogers Show in 1952, in different roles. Chambers' last performance was in a small role in the 1958 film, Gunman's Walk, starring Van Heflin and Tab Hunter. Chambers had worked on the film in December 1957, it was released in July, 1958, six months after his death. On January 31, 1958, Chambers died after a brief illness, he was survived by a sister. Wheaton Chambers on IMDb
Wheaton is a Washington Metro station in Montgomery County, Maryland on the Red Line. The station serves the suburb of Wheaton, is located at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Reedie Drive; the station contains 230-foot-long escalators, which are the longest set of single-span escalators in the Western Hemisphere. Service at Wheaton began on September 22, 1990, it was the northeastern end of the Red Line for nearly eight years, until the Glenmont station opened in July 1998. Westfield Wheaton The Wheaton station features the longest set of single-span escalators in the Western Hemisphere, each featuring a length of 230 feet, with a vertical rise of 115 feet, it is the second deepest station in the system, behind Forest Glen, which has an elevator-only exit due to its depth. Wheaton's escalators travel at a speed of 90 feet per minute and are set at an inclination of 30 degrees; the trip takes 2 minutes and 45 seconds, though some commuters shorten the time by walking. Another architectural feature of this station is separate tunnels and platforms for each direction, instead of the large, vaulted common room seen at most other underground stations in the Metro system.
This design, similar to many of the London Underground's tube stations, was used to save money due to the station's depth. Forest Glen is the only other Washington Metro station. Media related to Wheaton at Wikimedia Commons WMATA: Wheaton StationMasters Online: Wheaton Station Reedie Drive entrance from Google Maps Street View This station is the setting of this XKCD cartoon
Wheaton is a census-designated place in Montgomery County, United States, north of Washington, D. C. northwest of Silver Spring. Wheaton takes its name from Frank Wheaton, a career officer in the United States Army and volunteer from Rhode Island in the Union Army who rose to the rank of major-general while serving before and after the American Civil War. Wheaton was split into its own CDP by the United States Census Bureau for the 2010 Census, which found its population to be 48,284; the United States Postal Service has assigned ZIP code 20902 to Wheaton, but the Wheaton Post Office is part of the Silver Spring area. Downtown Wheaton is around the triangle formed by Veirs Mill Road, University Boulevard, Georgia Avenue. Wheaton developed from Leesborough, a small business district which popped up near the junction of three major roads: The first is Brookeville Pike a north/south toll thoroughfare running from Washington, D. C. to Brookeville, to Baltimore, Maryland. The second road, Veirs Mill Road, was one portion of a much longer thoroughfare connecting westwards to Rockville and thence towards the Potomac River and subsequently to Virginia via ferry crossings.
This was known as the "City Road" in Rockville, around the time of the American Civil War it was known as the "New Cut Road."The last of these roads was known as Old Bladensburg Road which, as it does in present day, connected Georgetown, Chevy Chase, Wheaton, Silver Spring, Bladensburg. The business district subsequently became known as Mitchell's Crossroads, named after Robert T. Mitchell's tavern, located at northeast corner of Union Turnpike and Old Bladensburg Road. Confederate General Jubal Early's troops marched through the area of their way to invade Washington, D. C.. Union General Frank Wheaton led a division to defend Washington, D. C. fighting off an invasion by the Confederate troops at the Battle of Fort Stevens in 1864. The area saw them retreat through the area after the failed invasion. Mitchell's Tavern was thought to exist since around 1865, it stood until 1940 when it was destroyed by a fire. After the end of the Civil War, the area's first postmaster was George F. Plyer. In October 1869, Plyer, a war veteran, renamed the post office in honor of his commanding officer, General Wheaton.
For many years after the Civil War, the Wheaton area was being only used for farming, or was undeveloped. Into the early 20th century, growth was slow, with a few new businesses being established along the major roads, but as the capital region started to grow after World War II, Wheaton expanded. The area's first modern post office opened in 1947. In addition, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission was active, adding new utility infrastructure to the area, and starting soon thereafter, in 1948, Wheaton was built-out, by several developers, as a part of the modern-day suburbs of Washington, D. C. Today, as an unincorporated town, Wheaton is governed locally by the civic government of Montgomery County. For some modern information databases, such as official Real Estate records, Wheaton is considered to be a sub-section of larger Silver Spring. In the 1950s the area was developed with Cape Cod, ranch houses, split level homes purchased by white middle class, families. Now, more of this older housing stock is rented by a diverse population.
Between 2000 and 2010, Wheaton's Hispanic population has increased from 29% to 42%. Wheaton's Hispanic population is ethnically diverse - as of the 2010 Census, Wheaton is 18.5% Salvadoran, 3.2% Mexican, 2.8% Guatemalan, 2.3% Peruvian, 2.3% Honduran, 1.3% Dominican, 1.2% Nicaraguan, 1% Bolivian, 0.9% Colombian, 0.8% Puerto Rican, 0.7% Ecuadorians, 0.3% Cuban, 0.3% Chilean, 0.3% Argentine, all numbering over 100 residents. 16.5% of Wheaton's residents were White Hispanics/Latinos, 1% were Afro-Hispanics/Afro-Latinos, 0.6% were American Indian or Alaska Native Hispanics/Latinos, 0.2% were Asian-American Hispanics/Latinos, 3% were Hispanics/Latinos of two or more races, 20.5% were Hispanics/Latinos from some other race. Since the collapse of the housing market between 2010 and 2015, a reverse in the area's demographic makeup has occurred with a large influx of White and multiracial young professional families into the area in search of affordable single family housing along the metro line. Wheaton is home to the Wheaton Regional Park.
Much of Wheaton was developed in the 1950s. In the 1960s its shopping center, Wheaton Plaza, was the largest in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D. C. Wheaton is home to the Wheaton Regional Public Library; the library closed on March 13, 2016 and will be replaced in the spring of 201p by the combined Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center. At the closing, it was announced that an interim library will be housed in the ball
Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Wheaton College is a private liberal arts college in Norton, Massachusetts. Wheaton was founded in 1834 as a female seminary; the trustees changed the name of the institution to Wheaton College in 1912 after receiving a college charter from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It remained one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States until men began to be admitted in 1988, it enrolls 1,750 students. Wheaton College is ranked among the top liberal arts colleges by various publications; the student-faculty ratio is 10:1 and the average class size is between 15 and 20. It has a reputation for athletics, ranking as one of the top NCAA Division III institutions in overall collegiate sports programs. In 1834, Eliza Wheaton Strong, the daughter of Judge Laban Wheaton, died at the age of thirty-nine. Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton, the judge's daughter-in-law, persuaded him to memorialize his daughter by founding a female seminary; the family called upon noted women's educator Mary Lyon for assistance in establishing the seminary.
Lyon created the first curriculum with the goal that it be equal in quality to those of men's colleges. She provided the first principal, Eunice Caldwell. Wheaton Female Seminary opened in Norton, Massachusetts on 22 April 1835, with 50 students and three teachers. Mary Lyon and Eunice Caldwell left Wheaton to open Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1837. After their departure, Wheaton endured a period of fluctuating enrollment and frequent changes in leadership until 1850, when Caroline Cutler Metcalf was recruited as the new principal. Metcalf made the hiring of outstanding faculty her top priority, bringing in educators who encouraged students to discuss ideas rather than to memorize facts; the most notable additions to the faculty were Lucy Larcom, who introduced the study of English Literature and founded the student literary magazine The Rushlight. Metcalf retired in 1876. A. Ellen Stanton, a teacher of French since 1871, served as principal from 1880 to 1897, she led the seminary during a difficult time, when it faced competition from increasing numbers of public high schools and colleges granting bachelor's degrees to women.
In 1897, at the suggestion of Eliza Baylies Wheaton, the trustees hired the Reverend Samuel Valentine Cole as the seminary's first male president. Preparing to seek a charter as a four-year college, Cole began a program of revitalization that included expanding and strengthening the curriculum, increasing the number and quality of the faculty, adding six new buildings; the Commonwealth of Massachusetts granted Wheaton a college charter in 1912, the trustees changed the name of the school to Wheaton College. The Student Government Association was organized to represent the "consensus of opinion of the whole student body", to encourage individual responsibility and self-government. Wheaton received authorization to establish a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1932, twenty years after achieving college status. President Samuel Valentine Cole died unexpectedly in 1925 after a brief illness. During his career as president, Cole oversaw the expansion of the campus from three to 27 buildings, the growth of enrollment from 50 to 414, the establishment of an endowment.
On the campus, Cole Memorial Chapel is named after him. Its approximate geographical coordinates are: 41° 58' 2.01" N, 71° 11' 3.51" W. The Reverend John Edgar Park, who became president in 1926, continued Cole's building program, saw the college through the Great Depression, the celebration of its centennial in 1935 and World War II, he retired in 1944, was succeeded by Dartmouth College Professor of History Alexander Howard Meneely. During his tenure, the trustees voted to expand the size of the college from 525 to 800 to 1000 students, construction of "new campus" began in 1957. Meneely died in 1961 after a long illness and was succeeded in 1962 by William C. H. Prentice, a psychology professor and administrator at Swarthmore College. In the early 1960s, Wheaton completed its first endowment campaign; the development of new campus continued, student enrollment grew to 1,200. Wheaton students and faculty joined in nationwide campus protests against United States actions in Indochina in 1970. In 1975, Wheaton inaugurated its first woman president, Alice Frey Emerson, Dean of Students at the University of Pennsylvania.
During her tenure, Wheaton achieved national recognition as a pioneer in the development of a gender-balanced curriculum. Emerson would go on to receive the Valeria Knapp Award from The College Club of Boston in 1987 for establishing the Global Awareness Program at Wheaton College. Wheaton celebrated its Sesquicentennial in 1984/85 with a year-long series of symposia, dance performances and history exhibits, an endowment and capital campaign. In 1987, the trustees voted to admit men to Wheaton; the first coeducational class was enrolled in September 1988. Dale Rogers Marshall, Academic Dean at Wellesley College, was inaugurated as Wheaton's sixth president in 1992, she led the college in "The Campaign for Wheaton", to build endowed and current funds for faculty development, student scholarships, academic programs and facilities. Enrollment growth encouraged the construction of the first new residence halls since 1964, the improvement of classroom buildings and the renovation and expansion of the college's arts' facilities.
Wheaton's Board of Trustees appointed Ronald A. Crutcher as the seventh president of the college on March 23, 2004. Crutcher came to Wheaton from Miami University in Oxford, where he served as provost a