Milton Businesses in 1880

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | October 30, 2018

Here is extracted the Milton (including Milton Mills) entry from the New Hampshire Register, State Year-book and Legislative Manual, for 1880.

MILTON, STRAFFORD – Pop., 1593. N.E. fr. C., 40; N.W. fr. Dover, 20. R.R.S. [Railroad Station] – Milton, on Ports., Gt. Falls & Conway R.R.; for Milton Mills, Union, 4 m., connects twice daily by stage. 

OFFICERS – Clerk, C.H. Looney; Treas., Ira Miller; Selectmen, Chas. C. Hayes, A.A. Fox, M.V.B. Cook; Supts., Mrs. A.M. Varney, Mrs. Ira Cook, Chas. D. Fox.

PostmasterC.H. Looney; West, T.F. Canney.

Justices [of the Peace]Luther Hayes, C.H. Looney, E.W. Fox, Frank Wells, M.V.B. Cook, B.F. Avery, State; J.U. Sims, Isaac Merrill, Joseph Plummer, Joseph Cook, Geo. Lyman, J.S. Hersey, J.F. Hart, B.B. Plummer, C.C. Hayes, Ira Miller.

Churches – Chris., D.B. Goodwin; Cong., J.N. Lowell; F. Bap., C.L. Plumer.

Ex. & Tel. Ag’tDaniel Cookery. Physician, H.F. Pitcher.

Hotels & Livery StablesRiverside House, C.H. Downs; Glendale House, H.G. Wentworth.

Literary InstitutionMilton Classical Institute, Miss Clements. 

Manufacturers – boots and shoes, Wilson & Morgan; excelsior, H. Avery & Co.; shoe boxes, Chas. H. Hayes; shoe knives, J.H. Duntley; lumber, Luther Hayes, Scates & Lyman, Wentworth & Plummer, H.V. Wentworth & Son; L. Plummer, p.o. ad., Union.

Mechanics – blacksmiths, H. Duntly & Son, N.B. Varney; carpenters, Joseph Mathes, E.H. Hersom, I.W. Jones, D.R. Fall, G.A. Swasey; hair dresser, H.B. Knox; masons, Clark Foss, Wm. F. Wentworth, G.P. Otis; painters, G.F. Hodgdon, Timothy Remick; printer, J.Q.A. Soppin; shoemaker, George Tasker; wheelwrights, Joseph Mathes, Daniel Jenness. 

MerchantsJ.F. Hart, Dan. Cockery, J.D. Willey; fancy goods, Mrs. Ira S. Knox, Mrs. J.F. Hart; millinery, Mrs. C.M. Roberts.

[Milton] MillsPostmaster & Ex. AgentE.W. Fox.

Churches – Adv., C.S. Shattuck; Cong., C.H. Hickok; F. Bap., H.P. Mansur; Meth., J.H. Bean

Hotel & Livery Stables – Central House, C. Remick; Centennial House, J.W. Prescott.

Lawyer & Ins. Ag’t – E.F. Cloutman. 

Manufacturers – carriages and wheelwrights, John Brackett, A.O. Prescott; flannels, Waumbeck Manuf’g Co.;  felt cloth, piano and table covers, D.H. Buffum & Co.; plows, W.F. Cutts; saddle housings, L.B. Roberts; soap, S.G. Chamberlain; rubber linings, table and piano covers, Townsend & Co. 

Mechanics – blacksmiths, Ebenezer Osgood, Nathaniel Rines, S.F. Rines, S.R. Runnells; carpenters, J.F. Titcomb, E.S. Simes, A.A. Fox, S Hooper, A.B. Shaw, H. Wentworth, O. Wentworth, G.E. Simes; dress makers, Cora Lord, Mrs. Jewett; dyer, J.H. Whiteside; hair dresser, E.A. Hargrave; hair worker, Mrs. E.W. Balentine; harness makers, A. Sanborn & Son; jeweler, Wm. H. Jones; masons, J.G. Rines, Wm. Miller; (stone) E. Richards; painters, E.C. Abbott, C.E. Drew, J.R. Butler; photographer, F.R. Baker; plummer and roofer, J.D. Villars; printer, E.T. Libbey; shoemakers, G.W. Merrill, W. Otterway, J.H. Charnley; tailor, B.F. Allbee; undertaker, J. Brackett. 

MerchantsAsa Fox & Son, A.A. Fox & Co., J.U. Simes, Ira Miller; carriages, J.F. & G.E. Hart; clothing, A. Jewett & Co.; confectionary, A.E. Hargraves, W.F. Hargraves; coffins and caskets, J. Brackett; dry goods, G.S. Lovering, F. Roberts; drugs and medicines, A.W. Low; fancy goods, Miss M.A. Berry; fish, J.F. Archibald, E. Trefethen; groceries, F.H. Lowd, J. Lewis, E.J. Brierly; jewelry, E.T. Libbey; millinery, Augusta Berry; millinery and fancy goods, Mrs. J.W. Prescott; periodicals, E.W. Fox, E.A. Hargraves; provisions, C.S. Lowd, J.E. Hayes; stoves and tin ware, Murray Bros. 

Miscellaneous – conveyancer, claim and collection agent, E.W. Fox; nurseryman, John Copp. 

PhysiciansJ.C. Buck, C.W. Gross, M.K. Cowell; dentist, E.G. Reynolds.

John W. Prescott had advertised his Centennial House hotel in Milton Mills in the Boston Globe, when it opened in or around June 1876:


(The picture is a generic hotel picture, rather than an actual picture of the Centennial House).

Previous in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1877; next in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1881.


Claremont Manufacturing Company. (1880, March 3). New Hampshire Register, State Year-book and Legislative Manual, for 1880. Retrieved from

Author: Muriel Bristol

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