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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MS-24
Corporate Name: W. T. Connor
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. T. Connor
Location: Daingerfield
County: Morris
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: Daingerfield
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1000 in 1905, 4,000 in 1928; 1000 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: 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: Missouri, Kansas, & Texas
Historicial Development: W.T. Connor of Daingerfield appeared in the January 1905 Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association as a manufacturer of lumber. It is not known for sure if Connor operated a mill or mills at Daingerfield, however. The firm of Connor, Deprang, and Henderson ran a planing mill at Cason, Morris County, and the Lumbermen's Credit Association does not make it clear if W.T. Connor ran a separate lumber business at Daingerfield or was merely an investor in the planing mill at Cason. The firm of Connor Brothers ran a lumber yard and general store at Daingerfield as well. W. T. Connor is not listed at Daingerfield in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907.
Research Date: JKG 10-19-93, M. Johnson 04-02-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson