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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-179
Corporate Name: O. N. Cloud Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: O. N. Cloud Lumber Company. Jones - O'Shaughnessy Lumber Company: Roy Jones, John W. O'Shaughnessy
Location: Beaumont
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1934
End Year: 1942
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1934 to 1942
Town: Beaumont
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 65,000 in 1928; 57732 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: 1942: band mill, planing mill, dry kilns, sheds
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The hardwood mill of Jones and O'Shaughnessy appeared in the October 1934 rating book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association at Beaumont. It had another mill at Haslam in Shelby County. The Gulf Coast Lumberman reported in 1942 that O. N. Cloud had bought the Roy Jones Lumber Company at Beaumont. Property included a band mill, a planing mill, dry kilns, sheds, and uncut timber. This may be, in fact, the Roy Cloud Lumber Company described by W. T. Block.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson