Perry-Fraser Lumber Co.

Standard gauge, 25 and 30-lb rail

Headquarters: Ellisville

Mill Location: Beech Spur (N Ellisville), MS (Jones County)

Mill Capacity: 25,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1911-1913

Miles Operated: 2 miles

Locomotives Owned: 1




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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Perry-Fraser Lumber Company was incorporated at Ellisville, Jones County on November 10, 1911 by W. B. Perry, of Hattiesburg; R. B. Fraser, of Ellisville, and R. N. Davis, of Biloxi, with authorized capital stock of $10,000. Company officers were: W. B. Perry, president; R. N. Davis, vice president, and R. B. Fraser, secretary and treasurer. About August 1911 a circular sawmill was purchased from A. D. Anderson, located on the New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad, about a mile northeast of Ellisville. Several million feet of longleaf yellow pine were also purchased. About January 1912 a new Filer & Stowell single band mill with a cutting capacity of 25,000 feet per day was placed in operation, replacing the old Anderson mill. The financial backer of the operation was R. N. Davis.

The mill cut out in 1913.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

?     0-4-0T?      Baldwin      24000

Purchased secondhand. In service by 7-1912.






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