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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-6
Corporate Name: William Henry “Bill” Spinks
Local Name:
Owner Name: William Henry “Bill” Spinks.
Location: Kennard
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880s
Town: Kennard
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cotton
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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 gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: According to Jennie Spinks, daughter of Bill Spinks, her father had a gin and sawmill at Kennard, in Houston County, where he owned a store and practiced law. Ike Daniels of Crockett was Spinks' partner in the gin.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M Johnson