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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-35
Corporate Name: Hussey-Whelan Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hussey-Whelan Lumber Company. J. B. Hussey.
Location: Jefferson
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1914
End Year: 1916
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1914 to 1916
Town: Jefferson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2850 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and many types of hardwoods
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: 12000: 1915
Capacity Comments: 12,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri, Kansas & Texas, the Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: The Hussey-Whelan Lumber Company was listed in the Directory of American Sawmills of 1915 as sawing 12,000 feet of lumber daily. The lumber company entered into a contract in 1914 to supply the Marshall & East Texas Railway with no more than 60,000 crossties plus as many switch ties as necessary on a yearly basis. In 1916 the lumber company filed a mechanic's lien against the railroad company to enforce the contract payment. J. B. Hussey had been the timber business since 1903. That year he bought 252 acres in Camp County from Gus Harrison.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson