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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-35
Corporate Name: Carson, Morris, and Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Operated by E. W. and Wilson Carroll Lumber Company. Carson, Morris, and Co.
Location: Five miles east of Willis
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1902
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1902 to 1904
Town: east of Willis
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 832 in 1906
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: E. W. and Wilson Carroll sold to Carson, Morris Company of Willis, Texas, all lumber on the yard, about 200,000, at the end of December 1902. Carroll signed a contract with Carson, Morris on April 2, 1904, to sell it entire cut at $7.75 per 1,000 feet. On March 29, 1905, Carson, Morris, and Co sold all of its lumber at the sawmill and planing mill, whether rough or dressed, for $1500 to Frank Sawyer of Interstate Lumber Company.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson