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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-201
Corporate Name: Pineview Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Pineview Lumber Company. Charles Bybee and J. S. Patterson.
Location: Residence 147, Precinct 1, Montgomery County. Near Willis.
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1910
End Year: 1918
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1910 to 1918
Town: Near Willis
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: 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Bybee had been a partner with W. P. Vick in the Montgomery County Lumber Company sawmill at Willis from about 1907 to 1908. Both Vick and Bybee had been sold their interests to Bernard Brown. In 1910, Bybee is listed as a sawmill owner in the 1910 Census, living at Res 147, Precinct 1. This may be the Pineview Lumber Company located, in 1918, two miles south of Willis. If so, Bybee had a partner named J. S. Patterson by that year. They were cutting under contract for Tyron and Carter of Houston at $10 a thousand feet of lumber. Patterson made a contract with G. B. Robinson to construct a sawmill on the Henderson survey south of Willis. Robinson would sell timber to Patterson for $5 per thousand feet, which Patterson would mill into lumber, mining props, and crossties.
Research Date: MCJ 03-21-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson