Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-22
Corporate Name: Frank Greenaway.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Frank Greenaway. Shropshire & Daugherty Sawmill
Location: Evergreen, on the Ruth Miller league
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1900s to 1910s
Town: Evergreen
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 engine and boilers
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: Curtiss sawmill with all the fixtures and a grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Shropshire and Daugherty firm mortgaged to Geo M. Dilley & Son the steam engine, the boiler, and the sawmill. J. T. Shropshire also had another steam engine to run the grist mill. By 1909, Frank Greenaway had in his possession the machinery of the Shropshire & Daughtery sawmill, which he mortgaged to the San Jacinto State Bank and Dilley. By 1912, he had expanded his plant to include, along with his sawmill, a grist mill, two cotton gin stands, a cotton press, and a Hall gin, feeder, and condenser. He mortgaged this equipment to J. A. Hoot on July 5, 1912. He may have moved some of the equipment earlier from his cotton gin and sawmill at Shepherd.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson