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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-38
Corporate Name: Causey & Maxey
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. E. Causey & E. J. Maxey. W. H. Borders
Location: Thoms, near Splendora, six miles north of New Caney
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1911
End Year: 1913
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1911 to 1913
Town: Thoms, near Splendora
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
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: Houston East & West Texas, later Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: W. H. Borders, according to Montgomery County records, had a sawmill at Thom's Switch in 1911. Either he, or his agent or trustee, H. Herndon leased the mill that year to R. E. Causey and E. J. Maxey, both of Jasper. Two years later, Borders sold Causey and Maxey a steam engine with an Atlas boiler and a planer. Two years later, R. E. Causey was operating a shingle mill at Center.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson