Chronister Lumber Company, 1898-1945 | East Texas Research Center
Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 00/00/1955
Chronister Lumber Company incorporated March 11, 1898 in Forest (Cherokee County), Texas with E. R. Maddux as President and C. J. Chronister as Secretary. The post Civil War railroad construction brought with it industry and Chronister Lumber Company took full advantage of it.
The Sawmill for Chronister was at Wildhurst, about a mile north of Forest, which was a typical small sawmill town with a population of about 200 people. On January 1, 1901, J. Lipshitz was named President. Under his leadership the milling operations were expanded and improved, including enlarging the sawmill operation and adding tram locomotives to replace logging wagons. The mill at Wildhurst closed in 1944 and Chronister Lumber Company ceased operations.
Access Restrictions: Open for research.
Acquisition Source: Grover B. Foster, lawyer for Chronister Lumber Company
Acquisition Method: Gift
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[Box 1: 1901-1940],
- Box 1: 1901-1940
Record Book, contains the company's charter, bylaws (1898) and directors' end stockholders' meetings minutes.
Record Book, "Record of the acts, doings, and proceedings of the Incorporators, Subscribers, Stockholders meetings, Director's meetings, their successors, etc. of Chronister Lumber Company,"
- Box 2
- Folder 1: Graph of monthly average sales price for lumber, mill run, Chronister Lumber Company, Wildhurst, Texas, 1917-1923
- Folder 2: Correspondence, concerning the Oliver L. Payne interest, August 1946
- Folder 3: Agreement between Harris-Lipshitz family group (who own the old Chronister lands) and the members of the Payne family (who are interested in the partnership of the O. L. Payne Lumber Company, Dallas, Texas), September 1946
- Folder 4: Agreement between Southland Paper Company, Southern Pine Lumber Company, and Chronister Lumber Company, etc. for purchase of timber, November 1937
- Folder 5: Plat, John Harris Survey in Nacogdoches County, 1906
- Folder 6: Plat, G. W. Hill Survey, Cherokee County, January 15, 1906
- Folder 7: Plat, Jesse A. Prado Grant, Nacogdoches County, "Land for Sale" notice, Raguet and Gregg, Marshall, Texas, ca. 1900
- Folder 8: Map, Jefferson County Texas, 1879
- Folder 9: Map, working sketch, Cherokee County, General Land Office, 1904
- Folder 10: Map, Nacogdoches County, General Land Office, 1904
- Folder 11: Plat, M. J. Sanches League, Nacogdoches County, 1906
- Folder 12: Plat, Jefferson Wilson League, Nacogdoches County, 1910
- Folder 13: Plat, Santos Coy League, M. Sacco, Juan Tobar and Jefferson Wilson Surveys, Nacogdoches County, 1905
- Folder 14: Plat, James Dill, 4 League Grant, Cherokee County, 1914
- Folder 15: Plat, John Shelton League, Nacogdoches County, 1907
- Folder 16: Plat, John Durst Grant, Cherokee County
- Folder 17: Plat, BBB & C Survey, Cherokee County, ca. 1907
- Folder 18: Plat, Cherokee, partial, 16,060 acres owned by H. L. C. (Harris Lumber Company?), ca. 1907
- Folder 19: Plat, John Durst(?) Grant, Angelina County (?), ca. 1907
- Folder 20: Plat, J. M. Musquez Grant, Nacogdoches County, ca. 1907
- Folder 21: Map, Jesus De La Garza, E. Price, August Hendenstrom, and Joseph Durst Grants, Cherokee and Angelina counties, ca. 1907
- 2 copies with different notations.
- Folder 22: Plat, Garza Grant, with Harris Lumber Company tracts indicated, Angelina County, 1971
- Folder 23: Plat, C. F. Johnson, John Blanton, S. W. Littlejohn, Cherokee County (?), ca, 1910
- Folder 24: Plat, I & ON RR, land owned by A. Harris & Co., Cherokee Co., ca. 1910
- Folder 25: Plat, Cherokee & Nacogdoches County, shows roads and creeks, 1914
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