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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-206
Corporate Name: Wallace & Crawford
Local Name:
Owner Name: Travis W. Wallace and Wm. S. Crawford. J. W. Tibbetts. Seaborn and Lillian Ogletree. Pearson Grimes. J. L. and J. R. Prince. J. W. Johnson. Mrs. Jessie Johnson, the former Nadine Prince. C. H. Cobb.
Location: East of the school at New Caney
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1933
End Year: 1947
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1933 to 1947
Town: New Caney
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: Steam engine and boiler
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, carriage, trimmer, edger, planer, dry kilns, sheds and buildings
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: The second Prince Lumber Company sawmill at New Caney was first owned by C. H. Cobb, who sold it to Nadine Prince. She became Mrs. Jessie Johnson and conveyed the company to him in 1938. A year later, J. L. and J. R. Prince, possibly Mrs. Johnson's sons by her earlier marriage, sold the company to Pearson Grimes. A year later, the assets were owned by Seaborn and Lillian Ogletree, a local sawmilling family with another mill at New Caney. The Ogletrees sold the Prince Lumber Company to R. W. Peckham. Apparently, Peckham had conveyed the mill to J. W. Tibbetts. The latter sold the site to T. W. Wallace and W. S. Crawford in July, 1947. The sale included assets of the sawmill, two dry kilns, 125 kiln trucks, a steam engine, twenty fans, sheds, two boilers, steam line, a water tower and water tank, a fuel hog, a blower, an exhaust fan, an American planer.
Research Date: MCJ 03-21-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson