Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-31
Corporate Name: E. A. Stewart Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. A. Stewart Lumber Company
Location: Crockett
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1930
End Year: 1930
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1930s
Town: Crockett
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: E. A. Stewart, of Dallas, had extensive sawmilling in Arkansas and Texas sawmilling. Stewart operated mills in and north of Texarkana, and in the Texas counties of Houston, Anderson, Titus, Red River, Morris, and Bowie. Consolidating his holdings in 1946, Stewart established the E. A. Stewart Hardwood Lumber Company, with offices at Texarkana. In 1948, he acquired some of the holdings as well as the mill of T. W. Rosborough on the western limits of Texarkana. His son, Charles E. Stewart, superintended the sawmill. The Texarkana business appeared in the 1957 edition of Nelson Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas as the E. A. Stewart Lumber Company, along with two other companies that may have been related: the Stewart Lumber Company and the Stewart Building Materials Company, both at Texarkana. It appeared, in 1958, in Handbook and Directory of the Forest Industries. E. A. Stewart Lumber Company did not appear in the 1966 Directory of the Forest Products Industry, but an entry for Stewart's son, Charles E., did. Late in the 1950s, feeling the strain of decades in the business, Stewart sold his mills in Texarkana and some timberlands. In 1966, he sold 7,600 acres, located in Red River and Cass counties in Texas and Miller County in Arkansas, to International Paper Company. The lumberman continued to direct a small lumber yard in northern Dallas until his death in 1977.
Research Date: MCJ 02-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson