1833 - 1892 (59 years)
||Silas Bryant Turner |
||Mar 13, 1833
||? Baker county, Georgia, USA
||Apr 13, 1892
||Hooks Cemetery, Kountze, Hardin county, Texas, USA
- TURNER, Silas Bryant 03-13-1833 04-13-1892 "Father"
- He was a physician in Hardin county, Texas and was a partner in the sawmill with George Washington Hooks, husband of Margaret Wiess. Maggie's brother, Willie Wiess was working at that mill when a boiler exploded November 14, 1893 and he was killed.
George W. Hooks and Dr. S. B. Turner built a sawmill of 20,000 board feet per day capacity at a point eleven miles southeast of Kountze in 1886. The site became known as Sharon or Hooks' Switch. In April 1892, Dr. Turner died and the name of the company was changed to Hooks Lumber Company. Grief and tragedy was only beginning, however, for just days after Dr. Turner's death, a boiler explosion at the sawmill killed four workers and seriously wounded six others. More troubles followed. A Kirby Lumber Company publication of 1902 recorded that the "hard times of 1894-95" (when yellow pine market conditions were poor) forced the lumber company to ask for a receiver. The mill did not run regularly under receivership, and it was eventually sold to the J.F. Keith Company in 1899. The town name was changed from Sharon to Ariola, for Eduardo Ariola, the original land grantee there. Little is known about the mill under Keith ownership. Kirby Lumber Company bought the mill and took control on January 1, 1902. The mill site was then sixteen years old. Kirby immediately replaced much of the small capacity machinery and increased the mill?s capacity from 20,000 to 60,000 board feet per day. A pond was built near the mill to supply the boilers with water, but it was not used to float logs. When Kirby purchased the Ariola mill, the stumpage was estimated at fifteen years. A Kirby evaluation of the facility in 1904 further confirmed this, recording that the timber supply was "very large", being mixed long and short leaf pine, but that the quality was "much below average". Other negative remarks included the dislike of the mill having been built "on (the) ground and without modern conveniences" and the lack of an adequate log pond. When the mill burned in March 1905, Kirby chose not to rebuilt this plant. The Kirby mill plant at Ariola included a planing mill and a 15,000 board feet per day Standard dry kiln in 1904. The dry kiln was in a wooden building, and these two items, together, were valued at $11,142.24. The entire plant was valued at $48,742.24.
The Jefferson county Banner; January 22 1861
The State Gazette of the 3rd inst. says: - On Monday last, Miss Sallie MOSS, one of our liveliest young ladies unfurled from the summit of Pilot Knob, with her own fair hands, a Lone Star Banner. On the same day, Mrs. McGEE, the accomplished lad of Capt. William McGEE, hoisted the same proud emblem of our liberties, in front of her husband's beautiful residence.
The Jasper Clarion of the 12th inst. says: Mr. WICKS, an old and respected citizen of Newton county, was killed about two weeks ago by Mr. FARRIS, of the same county. Farris has delivered himself to the authorities.
NEW ADVERTISEMENT. S. B. TURNER. Physician, Surgeon and Obstetrician. Hardin Co., Texas. Terms of Practice. We expect for visiting $1 per mile in day time and $2 at night. Medicine and prescriptions reasonable.
NOTICE. Is hereby given to all persons interested in the Estate of Stephen W. TURNER, deceased, that the Regular January Term, A.D. 1861, of the honorable county court of Orange county in the State of Texas, holding session in Probate Business, R.A. NEYLAND will present for probate a certain nuncupative Will, made by the deceased in his last sickness. Witness: S.F. BAKER, Clerk of the County, Court of Orange county, Texas. Given under my hand and official seal this the second day of January A.D. 1861. S.F. BAKER, C.C.O.C. by C.H. SAXON, Deputy.
||Nov 5, 2008 |
||Lucina Abigail "Sine" Hooks, b. Dec 12, 1845, Georgia, USA , d. Apr 17, 1932 (Age 86 years) |
||Dec 22, 1864
||Hardin county, Texas, USA
| ||1. George Ann Turner, b. Oct 17, 1865, Hardin county, Texas, USA , d. Dec 24, 1865, Hardin county, Texas, USA (Age 0 years)|
| ||2. Martha Frances "Mattie" Turner, b. Dec 24, 1866, Hardin county, Texas, USA , d. Dec 12, 1941 (Age 74 years)|
| ||3. William Hardee Turner, b. Feb 18, 1869, Beaumont, Jefferson county, Texas, USA , d. Nov 11, 1933 (Age 64 years)|
|+||4. Dora Orlou "Lula" Turner, b. Mar 17, 1871, Beaumont, Jefferson county, Texas, USA , d. Nov 29, 1943 (Age 72 years)|
| ||5. James C. Turner, b. Sep 06, 1873, Jefferson county, Texas, USA , d. Nov 05, 1873 (Age 0 years)|
| ||6. Virginia Turner, b. Oct 07, 1875, Old Hardin, Hardin county, Texas, USA , d. Dec 02, 1875, Old Hardin, Hardin county, Texas, USA (Age 0 years)|
| ||7. Charles William Turner, b. Mar 24, 1877, d. Aug 09, 1878 (Age 1 years)|
| ||8. Josephine Ethel Turner, b. Aug 27, 1878, Old Hardin, Hardin county, Texas, USA , d. Apr 14, 1913 (Age 34 years)|
| ||9. infant son Turner, b. Dec 08, 1881, Hardin county, Texas, USA , d. Jan 20, 1882, Hardin county, Texas, USA (Age 0 years)|