Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-37
Corporate Name: Foley
Local Name:
Owner Name: Foley-Noble. Hugh Foley, president; C. E. Noble, vice-president. E. M. Luttrell
Location: Unknown
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1918
End Year: 1918
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1918
Town: Unknown
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: Probably 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Along with its mill northwest of Milam, Foley-Noble acquired from E. M. Luttrell his sawmill in April 1918. C. E. Noble sold out to Hugh Foley, Foley agreeing to pay ten notes of $650 to Bronson State Bank. Tilford-Hunt Lumber Company had a first mortgage on the sawmill in the amount of $2,094, while a second mortgaged was executed to C. E. Noble. Hugh Foley had sawmilling experience. He was listed in the 1910 Census as a “manager, lumber company,” living in San Augustine County, at Pct. 1, res. 141. C. E. Noble would continue in the sawmill industry in the Sabine River area until World War II.
Research Date: MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: M Johnson