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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-281
Corporate Name: Oscar Jones & Brother
Local Name:
Owner Name: Oscar Jones & Brother
Location: Unknown
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1883
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1883 to 1884
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 15-horsepower engine and boiler
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Oscar Jones & Brother mortgaged in 1883 to Keating of Dallas for $960, pledging a #4 8-inch by 12-inch 15-horsepower steam engine and a 15-horsepower boiler. E. Oscar Jones & Brother mortgaged in 1884 to Leon Blum of Galveston for $15,3000, pledging “one sawmill including engine, boiler, & all necessary sawmill machinery.”
Research Date: MCJ 01-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson