C. C. Gibson & Son (1888-1893)

C. C. Gibson (1893-1900)

36" gauge, steel rail

Headquarters: Magnolia

Mill Location: Magnolia, MS (Pike County)

Mill Capacity: 25,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1888-1900

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned

Equipment:

 

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

C. C. Gibson & Son was a copartnership composed of Cicero C. Gibson and his son, George. The two were engaged in the mercantile and sawmill business at Magnolia. By 1880 the father was in the dry goods business at Magnolia and was also a farmer. In 1884 he built a sawmill, while continuing as a farmer and by 1888 had taken his son into the business. In 1888 the Gibson mill had a cutting capacity of between 12,000 and 25,000 feet per day of longleaf yellow pine. The facility included a planing mill and mule or oxen powered tram road. In 1891 animal power was replaced by a small Shay locomotive. 

George Gibson, the only son of C. C. Gibson, died on September 15, 1893 at age 26 while in Kerrville, Texas, where he had gone to recuperate failing health. After his son's death, Cicero Gibson continued to operate the mercantile and sawmill business. Gibsonís sawmill continued in operation through 1900, according to the Mercantile Agency Reference Book.

 In 1900, in the last year of his sawmill business, C. C. Gibson began operating a livery stable. He continued with the livery stable until his death in Magnolia on January 19, 1905.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:   

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

1

 

13-2

Shay

 

Lima

 

348

 

4-1891

 

2-7x12

 

26

 

27000

 

New.

Boot boiler type.

 

                                                            

 

Haskins Williams & Co., Birmingham, AL (dealer)

W. M. Carter & Co. #16, Sandersville, MS, on 7/23/1898.

Transferred as #16 to Haney, MS, in early 1900.

H. C. Fonde, Boice, MS

American Supply Co., Mobile, AL (dealer)

C. C. Vaughn, Malcolm, AL, on 12/9/1910.

Vaughn & Wright, Walker Springs, AL

Glendon Lumber Co., Glendon, AL, on 8/18/1913.

Clarke County Lumber Co., Glendon, AL

Brasher Lumber Co., Glendon, AL, in 6/1918.

Scrapped 1921.

 

   

 

 

 

 

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