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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-62
Corporate Name: Ed Conway and E. C. Smith
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ed Conway and E. C. Smith
Location: Unknown
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1911
End Year: 1911
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1911
Town: Unknown
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: 20-horsepower gasoline 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: Curtis sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: On April 28, 1911, Ed Conway and E. C. Smith mortgaged to Dilley & Son for a 20-horsepower gasoline engine and a #3 Curtis sawmill. Conway and Smith were probably planning to operate a portable sawmill in Shelby County. Ed Conway was listed as a “sawmiller” in the 1910 census, living at Precinct 2, residence 275, probably on the Neuville-Shelbyville road.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson