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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-41
Corporate Name: Charles Spiller
Local Name:
Owner Name: Charles Spiller
Location: Esperanza
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880s
Town: Esperanza
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: Unknown
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: Possibly a circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Spiller is listed as a sawmill owner in the 1880 Census, living in Precinct 1, Res. 343. He employed eight people. In 1907, he and W. F. Spiller sold more than 2.2 million feet of stumpage to Big Tree Lumber Company, which had a plant at Alonso, two or three miles north, just across the Walker County line.
Research Date: MCJ 6-22-94
Prepared By: M. Johnson