Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-127
Corporate Name: S. J. Shaver
Local Name:
Owner Name: S. J. Shaver and W. C. Ingram
Location: Crockett, possibly several miles north at Latexo
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 8 years
Start Year: 1934
End Year: 1941
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1934 to 1941
Town: Crockett, possibly at Latexo
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2612 in 1905; 9000 in 1928; 4441 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably 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: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The Shaver sawmill was operating at Crockett in 1934. S. J. Shaver was active in the timber business a decade earlier. In 1926, a Houston County bill of sale recorded that Shaver and W C. Ingram had sold all of their timber to Day Lumber and Timber Company. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers listed the S. J. Shaver mill as located at Latexo in 1938 and 1941.
Research Date: JKG 12-10-93, MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson