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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-33
Corporate Name: Singleton Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hooper Singleton Lumber Company. Singleton Lumber Company.
Location: Jefferson
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1909
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1903 to 1909
Town: Jefferson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2,850 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine lumber and cypress shingles
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: Shingle mill and sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific; Missouri, Kansas City & Texas
Historicial Development: In 1903, Hooper Singleton Lumber Company held a mortgage for the Pine Tree Lumber Company of Panola County on a sawmill operation. Pine Tree may have been cutting lumber on contract for the Jefferson sawmill firm. Hooper Singleton Lumber Company was manufacturing pine lumber and cypress shingles at Jefferson, according to the 1905 and 1907 editions of the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association. The Singleton Lumber Company succeeded the Hooper Singleton firm in 1908 and was included in a list of Texas manufacturers of lumber in the July 1909 issue of the Southern Industrial and Lumber Review.
Research Date: JKG 10-1-93, MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson