by Gil Hoffman:
November 1921 the Tallahoma Lumber Company began operating the sawmill of George
W. Howell & Company, at Montrose, Jasper County, as replacement for
its mill at Mossville which had burned in June 1921. The property was
purchased from the Union Trust Company, of St. Louis, Missouri, on April 17,
1922 for $97,832.05. This included the Montrose sawmill, logging railroad
and equipment and timber in Jasper County. The Tallahoma Lumber Company was
incorporated for 50 years at Montrose on December 15, 1921 by J. F. Bethea,
J. W. Robbins, J. B. Hogue, all of Montrose, and E. T. Williams, of Laurel,
with authorized capital stock of $50,000. The company planned to build a
30,000 feet daily cutting capacity mill on the site of George Howell's old
mill at Montrose, to be in operation by March 1, 1922. J. W. Robins was the
general manager and J. B. Hogue, the superintendent.
mill cut out in early 1927. Afterward, J. B. Hogue
began operating his own hardwood mill at Tuckers Crossing, in Jones County.
|ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:
Purchased from George W. Howell #1, Montrose, MS, on 4-17-22.
2T Shay Lima
from George W. Howell & Co. #4, Montrose, MS, on 4-17-22.
as Gregory & Coe Lumber Co., Stanton, Ala. (36-inch gauge); to
Kingston Lumber Co., Laurel, MS, in 1897; to Laurel Machine & Foundry
Co., Laurel, MS; to George W. Howell & Co. #4, Montrose, MS (standard
to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1942, Atlanta, GA; to Green Lumber
Co., Avera, MS, on 7-12-24; to Pascagoula Hardwood Co., Laurel, MS.
2T Shay Lima
from George W. Howell & Co. #9, Montrose, MS, on 4-17-22.
as East Union Lumber & Manufacturing Co. #9, Hammond, LA (Hammond
& Eastern Ry.); to Ship Island Lumber Co. #9, Sanford, MS; to George
W. Howell & Co. #9, Montrose, MS, in 1919.
to Jones County Hardwood Co., Tuckers Crossing, Miss., by 2-1926; to Wells
Hardwood Co., Tuckers Crossing, MS, in 5-1926; to Stoddard & Cletts
Equipment Co., Mobile, AL, in
from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1898, Atlanta, GA, on 3-13-24.
as Kenfick, Quigley & Russell # ,
Denver, CO; to Robert Russell #103, Belmont, NC; to Southern Iron &
Equipment Co. #1445; to Kreis & Mays, Contractors #1445, Knoxville,
TN, on 7-17-19; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1898.
- to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #2014; to G. L. Mays, Arkwright,
AL, about 1925, converted to 2-4-0 "Spark Plug;" to Georgia Car
& Locomotive Co. #594, Atlanta, GA; to J. W. McWilliams Co., Inc. #6,
Fort Myers, FL, in 10-1928.
2T Shay Lima
from Green Lumber Co. #1, Avera, MS, about 11-1924.
as J. P. Griffin Lumber Co. #1, Avera, MS; to Green Lumber Co. #1, Avera,
to Eastman-Gardiner Hardwood Co. #1, Sandersville, MS, about 4-1927; to
Pascagoula Hardwood Co. #1, Laurel, MS; to The Mengel Co. #1, Laurel, MS,
on 11-29-35. Scrapped 1947.