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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-36
Corporate Name: Carson, Morris, and Co
Local Name:
Owner Name: Alfred W. Morris. Carson, Morris, and Co
Location: Willis, possibly three miles east of town
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1898
End Year: 1903
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1898 to 1903
Town: Willis
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 832 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Probably 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Alfred W. Morris took an ownership in this mill after selling his mill at Bowers to W. T. Carter & Brother. Carson, Morris, and Co of West Virginia sold for $15,000 a sawmill to Carson, Morris, and Co of Willis, Texas. This may have become the A. M. Carson Company, later identified at Willis in 1916.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson