Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-77
Corporate Name: Fontaine Erskine
Local Name:
Owner Name: Fontaine Erskine. Clanton Brantner.
Location: On the Miller tract two miles east of Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1946
End Year: 1946
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1946
Town: Two miles east of Conroe
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Gasoline
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: J. A. Fay planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Clanton Brantner ran a planing mill on the Miller tract two miles east of Conroe. His equipment included a J A Fay planer, a six-cylinder double-head International motor, and a 22-ft by 28-ft planer-mill shed on Highway 105. Brantner sold the mill to Fontaine Erskine in 1946.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson