Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-19
Corporate Name: Daniel Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Daniel Lumber Company. Daniel and Wintz Lumber Company. William Fleming Daniel and Awtrey Fleming Daniel.
Location: Two miles west of Kountze
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1913
End Year: 1919
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1913 to 1919
Town: Kountze
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber, specializing in mining and railroad timbers
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: 35000: 1915
Capacity Comments: 35,000 feet daily on the sawmill and 40,000 feet daily on the planer
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas and New Orleans
Historicial Development: A letter from William Fleming Daniel to F. W. Cook, San Antonio, reveals that Daniel Lumber Company operated and owned a sawmill at Kountze. Dated September 28, 1913, on Daniel Lumber Company letterhead, the letter states the mill had a daily capacity of 35,000 feet at the sawmill and 40,000 feet at the planer, producing rough and dressed lumber, railroad and mining timber. The Daniel Lumber Company at Kountze was the successor to Daniel & Wintz Lumber Company. After the close of World War I, the resulting recession hurt the company. Lufkin Foundry & Machine Company received a judgment and lien against the W. F. Daniel mill in Hardin County, in January, 1919. The Daniel Lumber Company relocated to Angelina County at Chancy Switch, where they were sawmilling by the following July.
Research Date: MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: M Johnson