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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-137
Corporate Name: G. W. Newman and F. J. Ward
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. W. Newman and F. J. Ward
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1900
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1890 to 1900
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: 1899: Sawmill, a St. Louis 3-saw gang edger, circular saws, a #2 saw carriage, 60-feet of carriage track, a #2 saw guide, and six 5-inch sawdust grasses.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: G. W. Newman and F. J. Ward mortgaged a sawmill with P. J. Willis in 1890. Equipment included a steam sawmill, four oxen, and one log wagon. The note would be paid with 5,000 feet of lumber to be cut in 1891 plus the 55,000 feet of lumber on the yard, which had already been cut. F. J. Ward mortgaged with Freedman & Bro a St. Louis 3-saw gang edger, circular saws, a #2 saw carriage, 60-feet of carriage track, a #2 saw guide, and six 5-inch sawdust grasses. F. J. Ward bought the Freedman & Bros operation for thirteen notes at $218. 56 each. Equipment included a 12-inch by 16-inch steam engine, a 44-inch by 14-foot boiler, one sawmill, a circular saw, a 24-foot carriage, two head blocks, a Kelly Duplex Feed Mill, one log wagon, nine oxen, a 3-saw gang edger, a #2 sawmill carriage, a 60-foot track, a #2 saw guide, sheds, houses, and 28,000 feet of lumber, commencing February 15, 1900, until the notes were paid. This sawmill may have once belonged to T. W. Brozetter, for in 1900 Brozetter mortgaged such a mill to F. J. Ward for $1,962. The equipment included a 12-inch by 16-inch, 40-horsepower steam engine, a 44-inch by 14-foot boiler, a sawmill with a circular saw, a 24-foot carriage, two blocks, a Kelly duplex feed mill, a planer matcher with a single surfacer, a log wagon, nine oxen, a 3-saw edger, and a #2 sawmill carriage.
Research Date: MCJ 01-25-96
Prepared By: M Johnson