by Gil Hoffman:
Ingram-Day Lumber Company was incorporated in Wisconsin in January 1906,
and purchased the sawmill plant of the Gulf Coast Lumber Company, at
Lyman, Harrison County, on April 20, 1906. The original officers were: W.
P. Tearse, of Winona, Minnesota, president; W. H. Hatten, of New London,
Wisconsin, vice president; G. R. Lindsey, of Lyman, secretary; C. A.
Chamberlain, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, treasurer, and A. S. Mitchell, of
Lyman, manager (originally from Texarkana, Arkansas).
a mill of 75,000 feet daily cutting capacity was operated. In November
1907 construction began on a triple band mill with a capacity of 400,000
feet per day. This mill was finally completed and placed in operation by
1909. It cut only longleaf yellow pine. The plant included a large planing
mill, dry kilns and a commissary. The general superintendent in 1909 was
R. D. Cody, a distant relative of Buffalo Bill Cody.
town of Lyman was nine miles north of Gulfport on the Gulf & Ship
Island Railroad and in 1909 had a population of 950 of which 600 were
employed by the Ingram-Day Lumber Company. Of this total about 150 worked
in the woods.
1909 the company was operating 16 miles of standard gauge railroad laid with
45-lb. steel rail. The logging equipment consisted of four locomotives
(three Baldwin rod types and one Shay), and 75 log cars. At Lyman the
company had a roundhouse and repair shops.
April 1918, the company bought the sawmill plant of the Yarborough Lumber
Company, at Yarbo, Alabama. On May 10, 1924, the mill at Lyman and town
property were sold to the Batson & Hatten Lumber Company.
|ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:
from Gulf Coast Lumber Co. #?, Lyman, MS, on 4-20-1906.
from Gulf Coast Lumber Co. #2, Lyman, MS, on 4-20-1906. Boiler exploded.
secondhand. In service by 1909.
as Mobile & Ohio #34.
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Purchased from W. B. Seymour, Hattiesburg, MS (dealer). In
service by 1909.
as Central Railroad of New Jersey #288, renumb. #823 in 4-1903; to J. E.
Bowen, Norfolk, VA (dealer); to W. B. Seymour, Hattiesburg, MS, in
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2T Shay Lima
to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL, on 11-24-1923
as partial payment on #12; to Weaver & Rivers Lumber Co. #3, Alden
Bridge, LA, on 11-28-1923; to Welori Lumber Co., Inc. #3, Alden Bridge,
LA, in 5-1928.
new. Cost $7,959.
to operation at Yarbo, AL
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D. & H.
from Mississippi Central #104, on 3-21-1911.
& Hudson #?; to Mississippi Central #104, by 11-1906.
to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1920, Atlanta, GA, about 1924.
new. Cost $9,850.
to Batson & Hatten Lumber Co. #9, Lyman, MS, by 3-1924.
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from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1375, Atlanta, GA, on 11-7-1919.
as Alabama Great Southern #140; to Dayton Coal & Iron Co. #1, Dayton,
TN; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1375, Atlanta, GA; to Dawkins
Lumber Co., Dawkins, KY, in 8-1919; returned to Southern Iron &
Equipment Co. #1375.
to Holleman-Batson Lumber Co. #10, Lyman, MS, in 1924.
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from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1517, Atlanta, GA, on 1-2-1924.
as Pennsylvania R.R. #868; to New York Equipment Co., in 3-1896; to
Rockaway Valley #868; to Georgia Northern #7, in 1899; to Georgia
Locomotive Co. #26, Atlanta, GA; to Garbutt & Donovan #7, Lyons, GA,
10-1907; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #967, Atlanta, GA; to A. F.
Langford #7, Valdosta, GA, on 1-22-1915; to Southern Iron & Equipment
Co. #1517, on 1-31-1920; to Helen Lumber Co., Helen, FL, on 4-1-1920;
returned to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1517.
Purchased from Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.,
Birmingham, AL, on 11-24-1923.
as Texas, Arkansas & Louisiana #3, Atlanta, TX; to Dorsey Land &
Lumber Co. #3, Texarkana, AR, by 4-1920; to Birmingham Rail &
Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL; to Webster County Lumber Co., Cumberland,
MS, on 2-28-1923; returned to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.
to Batson & Hatten Lumber Co. #12, Lyman, MS, about 3-1924; to
Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL; to Georgia Car &
Locomotive Co. #533, Atlanta, GA, on 8-29-1924;
to J. W. McWilliams Co., Inc. #12, Fort Myers, FL, on 10-10-1924; to
Dowling & Camp, Inc. #12, Slater, FL.
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