Friday, October 1, 2021

A First Class Saw Mill in Pike County, 1887

This is an interesting newspaper clipping about a saw mill in Pike County. The S. E. Ott mentioned is, I believe, Samuel Edward Ott. I am unsure how vegetables relate to a saw mill’s operations but it sounds lucrative. 



Samuel Edward Ott

6 December 1830 LA – 9 June 1922 Pike, MS


Son of Charles Ott & Margaret Ann Tate

Husband of Elenor Esther Addison

Father of 12 children




Messrs. Bridewell & Co. and S. E. Ott & Son, have now a first class saw mill, each, and are bringing in large quantities of very fine lumber, which is putting a good deal of money in circulation. The vegetables shipped from here have also brought in somewhere near six thousand dollars. What will it bring in next season?


Source: Osyka Notes. (Magnolia, MS: The Magnolia Gazette, 10 June 1887) 2; digital image, accessed Sept. 2021.

1 comment:

  1. I love finding little articles like this about my ancestors.
    I could be wrong but I think the connection between the sawmill and the vegetables being shipped from there is the fact that they are both bringing more money into the area. Always a good thing!


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