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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-13
Corporate Name: Awtrey Fleming Daniel
Local Name:
Owner Name: Awtrey Fleming Daniel [William Fleming Daniel]
Location: Four locations at or near Shiloh Community
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 18 years
Start Year: 1935
End Year: 1952
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1935 to 1952
Town: Shiloh Community
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Small commissary
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: Sawmills and planing mills
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Awtrey Fleming Daniel, son of William Fleming Daniel, the noted sawmiller of Cushing and Nivac, lost his sawmill and planing mill at Crockett to fire in the later 1930s. He moved a new sawmill for a period of time to Walker County and then to Shiloh Community in Houston County. Although he did not provide tenant housing, he did have a small commissary for the workers; his daughters Barbara, Margie, and Ruth all worked in the commissary at one time or another. The A. F. Daniel Lumber Company appears in the 1938 edition of Directory of Texas Manufacturers but not the editions for 1941 and 1946. A. F. Daniel sawmilled in the area at four different locations in and near Shiloh until illness forced him to sell his equipment in 1950.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M Johnson