Archive Record

Object Name Certificate, Stock
Catalog Number 2012.030.001
Description One Chattanooga Baseball Association, Inc. stock certificate, made out William Y. McKenzie, two shares. Signed by Mrs. Davis Sandlin and Joe Engel.

The donor is a native of Chattanooga but having worked and retired in North Carolina. Recently he and his brother were looking through their late mother's papers and discovered this stock certificate for the Chattanooga Base-Ball Association, Inc. (2 shares) that the father purchased in 1937 along with a receipt of the purchase (2012.030.002).

The donor's father, William Y. McKenzie, was the Composing Room Foreman for the Chattanooga Free Press, working for Roy McDonald until his death in 1945. He made about $50 per week. The mother, Minnie B. McKenzie (born in Whitwell, TN), began working at the newspaper at age 38, after the father's death at age 40, until her retirement 1972. The donor and his brother (Bill) were 10 and 13 when their father passed away. The mother made $25 per week and was in charge of the stock room; later she worked in the National advertising department. The mother passed away in December 2009, at the age of 102 years old.

The donor delivered the Free Press from the Fall of 1945, from age 11, to his sophomore year at Central High in 1950. His brother graduated from Central High school in 1953; post grad at McCallie School in 1954 (he graduated with Dr. Smith Murray); and Georgia Tech in 1958. Both children were members of the Knot Hole Gang.
Date 1937
Dates of Creation September 20, 1937
Extent of Description 8.38" x 10.88"
Accession number 2012.030