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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-66
Corporate Name: W Thomas Williams
Local Name:
Owner Name: W Thomas Williams
Location: One and a half miles north of Kellysville
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1907
Town: North of Kellysville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 279 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber, shingles
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: Sawmill, planing mill, shingle mill, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Historicial Development: This company first appeared listed in Kelleyville in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907. Lodi Lumber Company either bought this mill or leased its cut in 1906. Lodi Lumber also leased Williams' land between Big Cypress Bayou and Little Cypress Bayou for four years. The Lodi Lumber contract revealed that Williams's sawmill plant had steam machinery, a planer, a shingle mill, eight oxen, log wagons, a cane mill, and other property. In 1907, Williams contracted his cut through Torrans Manufacturing Company.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson