Chronister Lumber Company, 1898-1945 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Chronister Lumber Company, 1898-1945Add to your cart.

ID: F/2

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1955

Subjects: Business records -- Texas, East, Chronister Lumber Company -- Records and correspondence, Sawmills -- Texas, East

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of some of the business records for the Chronister Lumber Company.

Collection Historical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Business records -- Texas, East
Chronister Lumber Company -- Records and correspondence
Sawmills -- Texas, East

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Source: Grover B. Foster, lawyer for Chronister Lumber Company

Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: 1901-1940],
[Box 2],

Box 1: 1901-1940Add to your cart.

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,"

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: 1901-1940],
[Box 2],


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