Monroe Lumber Co.

Standard gauge

Headquarters: New Orleans, LA

Mill Location: Monroe, MS ( Franklin County)

Mill Capacity: unk 

Years of Operation: 1909-1912

Miles Operated: 5

Locomotives Owned: 4

Equipment:

 

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Monroe Lumber Company, owned principally by W. G. Day, of New Orleans, reassembled the sawmill of the Interstate Lumber Company, at Shipman, in George County, at Monroe, in Franklin County, with sawing commencing in July 1909.

A receiver took charge of the operation on February 10, 1910 and on April 13, 1910 the company was judged bankrupt by the U. S. District Court, at Jackson, MS. On October 12, 1910 the property was sold to Eamanuel Samuels and A. Baldwin, Jr. The mill was restarted by Day in November 1910 under the name Franklin Lumber Company and operated for a short time. On January 15, 1912 Samuels and Baldwin sold the property to the Alabama-Mississippi Lumber Company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

 

1      4-4-0      Baldwin      15x24      60000

Transferred from Day Lumber Co. #1, Shipman, MS, in 1909.

Probably sold to Alabama-Mississippi Lumber Co. #1, Monroe, MS, on 1-15-12.

3      2-6-0      Baldwin      56      17x24      90000

Transferred from Day Lumber Co. #5, Shipman, MS, in 1909.

Probably sold to Alabama-Mississippi Lumber Co. #3, Monroe, MS, on 1-15-12.

5      2-4-0      Baldwin      49      16x24

Transferred from Day Lumber Co. #7, Shipman, MS, in 1909.

Probably sold to Alabama-Mississippi Lumber Co. #5, Monroe, MS, on 1-15-12.

14     2T Shay    Lima 1950      9-1907      28      3-10x10       72000

Transferred from Day Lumber Co. #14, Shipman, MS, in 1909.

Built as Interstate Lumber Co. #14, Shipman, MS; to Day Lumber Co. #14, Shipman, MS, on 4-1-09.

Sold to Alabama-Mississippi Lumber Co., Monroe, MS, on 1-15-12; to Lyon Lumber Co. #1, Garyville, LA, in 1918; to Stebbins Salvage Co., Inc. #1, Garyville, LA.

   

 

 

 

 

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