I’m posting this information to amend erroneous and/or missing information in the “purple books” sponsored by the Alumni Association in 1994 and 2007. Maybe your parents or grandparents show up on these lists?  Were there any 3rd generation Pounders?   One of the more notable grads of 1909 was three-sport star Hawley Cushman, who returned a fumble for the only score in Central’s first football victory over City High and later started for John Heisman’s football and basketball teams at Georgia Tech.  Horace Jones was a “ringer” recruited from Baylor, who pitched Central to an undefeated season in baseball, including a win over previously undefeated Baker-Himel of Knoxville for the unofficial East Tennessee Championship on May 24, 1909 (which was also graduation day).

The 35 members of the Class of 1909 per the May 24, 1909 Chattanooga Times:

  • Oscar Barr
  • Frank S. Barker
  • Isabelle Rankin Bible
  • Richard Brown, Jr.
  • Mary Burger
  • Alma Cartwright
  • Laurel Crozer
  • Lily Crozer
  • George Hawley Cushman
  • Lois Carter
  • Mary Cochran
  • Mamie Alley Farris
  • Frank Griscom
  • Frank Hancock
  • Myrtle Holmes
  • Julius Horton
  • Horace Jones
  • Rufus Kelley
  • Nan Martin
  • Annilau Miller
  • Penelope Moore
  • Earnest W. Morrison
  • Reba Moulton
  • Willellah Neal
  • Mary Orrill
  • (Julius) Herbert Poindexter
  • Grace Shackelford
  • George H Shackelford
  • Norman Shackelford
  • Miss Willie Sutton
  • Joseph Tatum
  • Alice Taylor
  • Virna B. Wall
  • Audrey Watson
  • Harvey Wiley