Category The Cemetery Keeper’s Wife

Historic Photos of Centenary University in the Tillie Smith Era

Centenary University 1899
I hope this gives you a bit more of the flavor of Tillie's world. 1867 Seeking to establish an “academic institution that shall be an honor to the church and a blessing to future generations,” Centenary Collegiate Institute (C.C.I.) is founded by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church in Hackettstown, N.J. Ten prominent citizens of the town donated $10,000 and 10 acres of land to build the Institute.