Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-158
Corporate Name: L. R. Bagwell & Otho S. Wooley
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. R. Bagwell and Otho S. Wooley. W. D. Morgan, Morgan Lumber Company.
Location: Unknown
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1909
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1909 to 1910
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: 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: Morgan Lumber Company of Center sold some of its sawmill equipment, perhaps from either its mill at Neuville or at Clark's Switch, to L. R. Bagwell and Otho S. Wooley sometime in 1909. Their equipment included the Morgan sawmill, one blacksmith shop, one engine, and seven boilers. By November, they were mortgaging 260,000 feet of lumber to S. H. Matthews from their sawmill at Bland Lake, just south of Shelby County, in San Augustine County. In the 1910 census, Otho S. Wooley is enumerated as a “sawmiller” at Precinct 2, residence 93, at Shelbyville.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson