Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-160
Corporate Name: Lafayette F. Rutherford
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lafayette F. Rutherford
Location: Timpson
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1910
End Year: 1911
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1910 to 1911
Town: Timpson
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: 22-horsepower Weber gasoline engine, Ames 44-inch by 12-ft boiler, 9-inch by 12-inch steam engine
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: Curtis sawmill complete and a cutoff saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The 1910 Census records Rutherford as a sawmiller living at Precinct 7, residence 121, in Timpson. That year he mortgaged to Cottonbelt Bank for an Ames boiler and an engine, and a cutoff saw. The next year, he mortgaged to the Cottonbelt bank for a Curtis sawmill complete and a Weber gas engine. The equipment for the mortgage included a 22-horsepower Weber gasoline engine, an Ames 44-inch by 12-ft boiler, and a 9-inch by 12-inch steam engine
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson