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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-270
Corporate Name: Mays Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Mays Brothers with C. A. Mays and J. J. Mays and W. S. Harris
Location: Ironton, near Prices's Switch
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Ironton, near Price's Switch
Company Town: 2
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
Power Source: Two steam engines
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern (Missouri Pacific)
Historicial Development: Mays Brothers gave a mortgage in 1907 to the Jacksonville State Bank on all of its “lumber at Ironton, and at station and at mill and all to be cut, also all logs at mill and in the woods.” By August, 1907, the Mays Brothers mortgaged “2/3 interest in Mays Bros sawmill at Ironton, including 2, engines, 1 boiler, 1 #2 sawmill, 1 planer, 1 edger, lmbr dollys, 1 blacksmith shop, 3 wagons, 4 mules & horses, 30,000 feet pine lumber.”
Research Date: MCJ 01-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson