Beautifully engraved certificate from the Columbus, Chicago, And Indiana Central Railway Company issued in 1869. This historic document was printed by American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of eagle, man farming, and a boat traveling down the river. This item is hand signed by the Company's President and Secretary and is over 125 years old. The certificate was issued to and signed on the back by James A. Roosevelt.
James Alfred ROOSEVELT was born on June 13, 1825 in New York City and died on July 15, 1898 in Oyster Bay, Long Island. He married Elizabeth N. Einlein. James Alfred Roosevelt was a senior partner in the private banking firm of Roosevelt & Son, and symbolized New York's wealthy old Dutch. James A. Roosevelt was the son of Margaret Barnhill and Cornelius Roosevelt. His brother was Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. He was the uncle of President, Theodore Roosevelt.