By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | October 5, 2018
Extracted below are the Milton Businesses of April 1901, as listed in The New Hampshire Register, Farmer’s Almanac and Business Directory, 1901:
MILTON, STRAFFORD – Pop. 1,635 N.E. fr. C. 40m; N.W. fr. Dover 20 m. R.R.S. [Railroad station] Milton, on Northern Div. B&M R.R.; for Milton Mills, Union., 4 m. connects twice daily by stage. OFFICERS – Clerk, H.L. Avery; Treas. Ira Miller, p.o. Milton Mills; Selectmen, Freeman H. Lowd, William F. Mills, p.o. Milton Mills; Wm. F. Wallace; Board of Education, F.L. Marsh, p.o. Milton Mills; Annie E. Cook, M.P. Dickey; Board of Health, John S. Nute, M.A.H. Hart, M.D.; E.W. Fox, p.o. Milton Mills.
Postmaster – J.H. Avery.
Exp. & Tel. Agt. – John E. Fox.
Lawyer & Ins. Agt. – Harry B. Amey.
Livery Stables – F.M. Chamberlain, C.H. Downes, E.M. Bodwell.
Literary Institution – Nute Free High School and Library.
Societies – E.H. Wentworth Post, G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic]; Woman’s Relief Corps [G.A.R. Auxiliary]; Strafford Lodge, A.O.U.W. [Ancient Order of United Workmen]; Lewis W. Nute Grange; Teneriffe Conncil, O.U.A.M. [Order of United American Mechanics]; Madokawando Tribe, I.O.R.M. [Improved Order of Red Men]; Minnewawa Council, D. of P. [Daughters of Pythias]; Lakeside Lodge, I.O.G.T. [International Order of Good Templars].
Manufacturers – Blacksmith, I.W. Duntley, James C. Young; boots and shoes, Milton Shoe Co. [Dam No. 14]; builders, Webber Bros., Avery, Jones & Roberts; oars and picker sticks, G.I. Jordan; leatherboard mill, Milton Leatherboard Co. [Dam No. 13], Spaulding & Sons Co. [Dam No. 11]; lumber, Avery, Jones & Roberts, L. Plummer, p.o. ad. Union; mowing machines, horse rakes, &c., B.B. Plummer, C.A. Jones; paper, C.D. Brown & Co. [Dam No. 12]; soap, C.M. Wallingford; lumber, shingles, clapboards, etc.; Avery, Jones & Roberts; hay, flour, grain, and feed, D.W. Beede; bicycle repairing, Wilbur Knight; cobbler, Everett F. Keyes; steel ladders, Cantelo Manufacturing Co.
Artisans – Tonsorial artists, W.F. Hargraves, H. Bassett; painters and paper hangers, J.F. Edgerly, J.Q.A. Toppan, Lee & Ço., J. Smith; dressmakers, Miss Daisy Corkery, Mrs. C.A. Edgerly.
Merchants – J.D. Willey, Amos M. Roberts, H.S. Mason, C.D. Jones, Joseph Cayo, J.A. Howland; boots and shoes, N.G. Pinkham; groceries, W.T. Wallace, W.C. Hall; gents. furnishing and sporting goods, cigars, and tobacco, C.D. Jones; drugs, J.H. Willey; ice, Boston Ice Co., Lynn Ice Co., Marblehead Ice Co., J.R. Downing, Union Ice Co.; jewelry, J.A. Howland; millinery and fancy goods, Miss Cora Larrabee, Mrs. J.C. Penney; provisions, G.E. Wentworth, C.A. Horne; fish, Charles Rhodes; confectionery and cigars, E.G. Knight; hay, G.E. Wentworth, J.D. Willey; coal, H.W. Downs, J.D. Pinkham; variety store, E.G. Knight.
Public Telephone – C.D. Jones.
Milton Mills –
Postmaster – E.T. Libby.
Churches – Adv., ____ ____, Cong., ____ ____, F. Bap., E.W. Churchill, Meth., A.M. Markey.
Ex. Agent – John Lowd.
Hotels – Central House, C.D. Fox.
Ins. Agt. – Forrest L. Marsh.
Livery Stables – C.D. Fox, John Lowd.
Telephone Exchange – Asa Fox & Son.
Literary Institution – Milton Free Public Library, John U. Simes, librarian, 600 vols.
Societies – Morning Star Lodge, K. of P. [Knights of Pythias]; Miltonia Lodge, I.O.О.F [Independent Order of Odd Fellows]; Eastern Star Lodge; D. of R. [Daughters of Rebekah]; Minnehaha Lodge, I.O.G.T. [International Order of Good Templars]; Pleasant Valley Grange, P. of H. [Patrons of Husbandry].
Manufacturers, Mechanics & Artisans – Blacksmiths, J.E. Wentworth, H.J. Burrows; builders, A.B. Shaw, J.F. Titcomb, E.S. Simes, Hiram Wentworth, G.E. Sims; doors, sash and blinds, C.R. Edgecomb; boot and shoe heels, E.P. Buck; harnesses, F.M. Sanborn; soap, S.G. Chamberlain; woolen goods, H.H. Townsend [Dam No. 16]; barber, Robert Page; boots and shoes, Gale Shoe Mfg. Co. [Dam No. 18]; shoemakers, J.W. Hanson, G.W. Merrill; carriages, M.G. Chamberlin, A.O. Prescott; painters and paper hangers, W.F. Mills, T. Connolly, W.G. Miller; dressmaker, Sadie M. Merrill; photographers, J.E. Townsend, J.S. Elkins; undertaker, A.A. Fox; nurse, Abbie Hayes; plumber, D. Murray; carriage painter, H.E. Ayer; landscape painter, A.H. Wentworth; shingles, clapboards, and lumber, C.R. Edgecomb.
Merchants – Asa Fox & Son, F.H. Lowd & Co, E.J. Brierley & Son; confectionery, E.T. Libbey; dry goods, G.S. Lovering; fish, E.F. Hamilton; furniture, Asa Fox & Son; jewelry, Asa Fox & Son, E.T. Libbey; merchant tailor, Harry Wentworth; millinery and fancy goods, Mrs. J.W. Merrow; provisions, R.S. Pike; stoves and tinware, Daniel Murray; soda fountain and periodicals, E.T. Libbey, E. Dearden; fruit, Frank Broggi; grain, J.F. Dore, J.U. Simes; shingles and clapboards, I. Miller; fancy goods, toys, etc., Mrs. Helen Murray, F.H. Lowd; coal, E.A. Wentworth; Clothing and furnishing goods, J. Everett Horne.
Sanford, ME, to Rochester, NH, via Springvale, ME, Milton Mills and Milton, NH, was one of two routes proposed for a trolley line in 1901.
PROPOSED NEW ROAD TO ROCHESTER. Rochester, Dec. 26. – There is a movement on foot to build a trolley line from Sanford to this city in the early spring. Civil engineers have already been engaged to survey for the road as much as possible during the winter months. There are two routes under consideration, one to run from Springvale to Milton Mills and Milton, and then to Rochester. The other route is through Lebanon and East Rochester (Boston Globe, December 26, 1901).
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