Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-23
Corporate Name: Frank Greenaway
Local Name:
Owner Name: Frank Greenaway F. T. Woodward
Location: Shepherd
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1907 to 1910
Town: Shepherd
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 278 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber, shingles, cotton, cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 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 F portable sawmill, Curtis F shingle mill, one drag saw, one cutoff saw, planer, grist mill, cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: In 1907, Frank Greenaway purchased from F. T. Wood, on a mortgage to San Jacinto State Bank, a Curtis F portable sawmill, a Curtis F shingle mill, a drag saw, a cutoff saw, a side-crank stationary steam engine, a planer, and a 45-horsepower locomotive steam boiler. The following year he renewed his mortgage with the bank. Greenaway had apparently purchased the equipment of Shropshire & Daughtery sawmill firm, located on the Ruth Miller League sawmill near Evergreen, in 1909. Whether he ran the S & D sawmill or moved it to his complex at Shepherd is not known. He mortgaged more sawmill machinery, an engine, and a boiler to the Bank in June, 1909. In 1910, he mortgaged a Penitentiary (Star State) steam engine to the Bank. His complex consisted, besides the sawmill facility, a cotton gin, a grist mill, and a syrup mill. Greenaway had another sawmill at Evergreen.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M Johnson