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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-58
Corporate Name: A. B. Stoker
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. B. Stoker. M. D. Stoker.
Location: Stack or Stoker, ten miles on the Upper Nacogdoches and Martinsville Road
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1901
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1901 to 1910
Town: Stack or Stoker
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles, cotton, cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Small steam engine and boiler
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: Iron frame Triumph shingle mill, a De Loach drag saw, a grist mill, a 50-saw Winship gin, a set of cotton scales, gin belts, a boiler, a bolting saw, a shingle saw, an Emory stand, a Murray 9-inch by 14-inch steam engine, and a 9-foot by 36-inch boiler.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: M. D. Stoker's mill probably pre-dated 1900. In February, 1901, the Nacogdoches newspaper reported that M. D. Stoker had a log rolling Monday: a good crowd and lots of lifting. M. D. Stoker sold in 1910 to A. B. Stoker for $1,000 the following equipment at the village of Stoker in eastern Nacogdoches County: an iron frame Triumph shingle mill, a De Loach drag saw, a grist mill, a 50-saw Winship gin, a set of cotton scales, gin belts, a boiler, a bolting saw, a shingle saw, an Emory stand, a Murray 9-inch by 14-inch steam engine, and a 9-foot by 36-inch boiler. The equipment, particularly the small size of the engine and boiler, indicates that this operation was primarily one producing cornmeal and cotton with shingles as a secondary product.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson