Margaretta T Craven

c. 1853-1935

Founded Miss Craven’s School in Newark, opened in Spring 1875. Craven retired in 1915 and the school was taken over by Mrs. William Lamont. Mrs. Lamont acquired Prospect Hill School in 1918 and merged the schools to form Prospect Hill Country Day School which was active through 1970.

One of the oldest members of Third Presbyterian Church. Active in the Newark Female Charitable Society.

Newark News Dec 26, 1935


Baker, Mariana Narrative for tableaux; Newark Women of the Century.

“Ms. MT Craven Founder of School” Newark News Dec 26, 1935

“Margaretta T Craven” New York Times Dec 27, 1935

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