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Cornelius B. Smith


Centurion, 1892–1913

Full Name Cornelius Bishop Smith

Born 21 April 1834 in New Haven, Connecticut

Died 22 June 1913 in Mount Desert, Maine

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Dorman B. Eaton and John H. Boynton

Elected 2 April 1892 at age fifty-seven

Archivist’s Note: Son of Nathan Smith; half-brother of Alexander Mackay-Smith; grandfather of Carleton Sprague Smith

Century Memorial

Cornelius Bishop Smith, Rector Emeritus of St. James’ Church on Madison Avenue; by his blameless life and gentle spirit endeared to all who knew him. When he became Rector, in 1867, St. James was a small country church; when he resigned, in 1895, it had become under his pastorate a large and efficient city church, with mission work.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1914 Century Association Yearbook