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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-67
Corporate Name: J. C. Whitney
Local Name:
Owner Name: Jno C. Whitney
Location: On Lot 128 in Carthage next to tracks of Texas & Gulf
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 to 1909
Town: Carthage
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 956 in 1905
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
Power Source: 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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas, Sabine Valley & Northwestern, became Texas & Gulf in 1905
Historicial Development: The J.C. Whitney planing mill at Carthage appeared in the January 1905 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association and in the 1907 edition. On June 8, 1909, Jno C. Whitney executed a Deed of Trust to Miss Kate L. Whitney in the amount of $2,000 for his sawmill plant in Carthage, Rusk Texas. The plant was located on Lot 128 and consisted of a sawmill, a steam engine, a boiler, a #2 H & B planer, etc. On January 20, 1909, a document was filed at the county court house, which contracted Whitney to lease his cut to Ogburn-Dalchau Lumber Company of Dallas for twelve months at $2,000. On September 23, 1909, John C. Whitney mortgaged his entire mill cut for ninety days to Ogburn-Dalchau Lumber Company of Dallas for $1,000.
Research Date: JKG 12-10-93, MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson