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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-139
Corporate Name: J. O. H. Bennette
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. O. Bennette. John G. McGregor. S. W. Perkins.
Location: McGregor Station, three miles north of Conroe, on the International & Great Northern
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1908
Town: McGregor Station
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: 26-horsepower steam engine
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: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: On February 14, 1908, J. O. H. Bennette bought from John G. McGregor a sawmill and all its equipment, including a Port Huron 26-horsepower steam engine. McGregor had bought the sawmill from S. O. Perkins in March, 1907. Bennette earlier had a sawmill at Timber and later Conroe.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson