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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-146
Corporate Name: J. Youens and Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. Youens and Company
Location: Youens, about six miles east of Conroe (post office) on the Santa Fe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 18 years
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1890s to after 1907
Town: Youens
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber.
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: 50000: 189325000: 1906
Capacity Comments: From 50,000 feet daily in 1893 to 25,000 daily in 1906
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill. Only a planing mill is listed in the 1905 and 1907 LCA listings.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe
Historicial Development: J. Youens, possibly a sawmill or planing mill company supplying lumber to manufacturing companies, appeared on an Accounts Payable Statement, Lufkin Fence Company, Lufkin, Texas, Fence Plant, Exhibit A Sheet No. 4. W N Saunders was to obtain 500,000 feet of lumber from Youens by February 23, 1893, for T M Richards Lumber Company of Oklahoma City, Indian Territory, as part of W N Saunders contract with T M Richardson. W N Saunders was to obtain 500,000 feet of lumber from Youens by February 23, 1893, for T M Richards Lumber Company of Oklahoma City, Indian Territory, as part of W N Saunders contract with T M Richardson. J. Youens & Company appeared in both the 1905 and 1907 editions of the LCA. Youens had another mill at Navasota, which appeared in a 1904 Santa Fe circular.
Research Date: JKG 8-20-93, MCJ 4-11-94
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson