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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-42
Corporate Name: Jeffries Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Jeffries Brothers
Location: Lindale
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1918
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1918 to at least 1928
Town: Lindale
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 756 in 1905 and 1906; 1500 in 1928; 743 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Planed lumber and shingles
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: Planing mill, edgers, dry kiln, and a shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: In 1918, Jeffries Brothers was buying property in the county. As late as 1928, a trade journal noted that the company was operating a planing mill and shingle mill in Lindale.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson