Kelly, Tom

From Lane Co Oregon

Kelly, Tom Co-owner of Booth-Kelly Lumber Company. Born and raised in Springfield, Kelly was a vice-president of the operation. His father was John Kelly and brother was George Kelly.

The company that would make Springfield a major industrial center was the Booth-Kelly Lumber Company, which was incorporated in 1896 by Robert and Henry Booth and George and Tom Kelly. In August 1901, the Booth-Kelly Corporation purchased the Springfield sawmill and several thousand acres of timberland in the region. The sawmill was dismantled in 1902 and a larger, more efficient mill with a capacity for greater production was constructed on the same site (Clarke 1983:46).

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