by Gil Hoffman:
Elton Lumber Company was organized at Ellisville, Jones County, in early
1923 as a partnership composed of Floyd Herrington, C. T. Smith, Mrs. Ada C.
Pettis, Charles R. Pettis, William S. Pettis, Jr., Ernest W. Pettis and Mrs.
Marguerite M. Pettis Patterson. On February 8, 1923, the company bought
_______ acres of rosemary pine timber from the W. C. Wood Lumber Company
located in central Rankin County, about 15 miles northeast of Belpine. The
price was $35,000. On October 18, 1923 for $5,000 the company bought the
logging railroad and logging camp at Belpine, Rankin County of the W.
C. Wood Lumber Company. A band and gang mill was built at Belpine on
land leased from the Piney Woods Country Life School, on the site of the W.
C. Wood logging camp. Floyd Herrington was general manager and J. P. Russell
was secretary. The operation cut out in 1936.
|ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:
3T Shay Lima
Purchased from W. C. Wood Lumber Co. #1, Belpine, MS, in
as Pine Belt Lumber Co. #3, Fort Towson, OK; to Birmingham Rail &
Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL; to W. C. Wood Lumber Co. #1, Belpine, MS,
by Elton Lumber Co., in 1936.
from W. C. Wood Lumber Co. #2, Belpine, MS, in 10-1923.
as Stony Brook Lumber Co. #1, Lopez, PA; to Southern Iron & Equipment
Co. #1091, Atlanta, GA; to W. C. Wood Lumber Co. #2, Collins, MS, on
11-20-16, transferred to Belpine, MS
to General Equipment Co., New Orleans, LA, in 8-1924; to Batson &
Hatten Lumber Co. #11, Lyman, MS, in 10-1924.
3T Shay Lima
from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #2070, Atlanta, GA, in 1-1927.
as Laurel River Logging Co. #3, Runion, NC; to Broad River Lumber Co. #3,
Runion, NC; to Mill Creek Valley R.R. #3, Runion, NC; to French Broad R.R.
#3, Runion, NC, on
(leased); to Griffith Lumber Co. #3, Runion, NC, in 7-1924; to Southern
Iron & Equipment Co. #2070.
2T Shay Lima
from Kola Lumber Co., Kola, MS, in 2-1924.
as Tremont Lumber Co. #12, Tremont, LA (Tremont & Gulf R.R.); to
Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1056, Atlanta, GA.; to Brown Lumber Co.
#12, Hiwannee, MS, on 4-5-12; to Kola Lumber Co., Kola, MS.
to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #2136, Atlanta, GA, in 1-1927 as part
payment on 2nd #2 and subsequently scrapped by them.