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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-30
Corporate Name: C. M. Yates
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. M. Yates. J. G. Rhodes Lumber Company. B. J. Hawthorn. Bobo, Baucum & Nelson.
Location: Timpson
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1943
End Year: 1943
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1943
Town: Timpson
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: Gasoline, Buick 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: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Beaumont, & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: C. M. Yates bought a portable sawmill from J. G. Rhodes Lumber Company, which had acquired it from Bobo, Baucum & Nelson, who had bought if from B. J. Hawthorn. C. M. Yates later moved the mill to San Jacinto County, where it was was purchased by W. P. Evans Lumber Co. in 1944.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson