Milton Businesses in 1884

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | November 5, 2018

Here is extracted the Milton (including Milton Mills) entry from the New Hampshire Register, State Year-book and Legislative Manual, for 1884.

In this year the number of ice merchants increased from one to three.

MILTON, STRAFFORD. Pop. 1,516. N.E. fr. С., 40; N.W. fr. Dover, 20. R.R.S. [Railroad Station], Milton, on Ports., Gt. Falls & Conway R.R.; for Milton Mills, Union, 4 т., connects twice daily by stage.

OFFICERS – Clerk, C.H. Looney; Treas., Ira Miller; Selectmen, Geo. Lyman, J.U. Simes, W.H.H. Pinkham; Supts., Miss Lizzie Lyman, W.E. Pillsbury.

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

Justices [of the Peace]E.W. Fox, M.V.В. Cook, C.С. Hayes, В.F. Avery, Luther Hayes, В.В. Plummer, State; J.S. Hersey, Ira Miller, Jon. Plummer. 

Churches – Chris. D.В. Goodwin; Cong. Geo. Sterling; F. Bap. ___Waldron.

Exp. & Tel. Ag’tDaniel Cockery

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

Literary InstitutionMilton Classical Institute, Fred A. Chase.

Manufacturers – blacksmiths, I.W. Duntley; builder, E.H. Hursome; excelsior, S.M. Bragdon; lumber, Luther Hayes, Scates & Lyman, Wentworth & Plummer; L. Plummer, p.о. ad., Union; woolens and blankets, I.W. Springfield & Son. 

MerchantsJ.F. Hart, J.D. Willey, Looney & Downes; fancy goods, Mrs. Ira S. Knox, Mrs. J.F. Hart; ice, Granite State Ice Company, Lynn Ice Co., Boston Union Ice Co.; millinery, Alta Knox.

Physician___ Wallace.

Milton MillsPostmaster & Ex. Agent, E.W. Fox

Churches – Adv., Joseph Spinney; Cong., G.S. Butler; F. Bap., F. Mansur; Meth., J.T. Davis

Hotels & Livery Stables – Central House, С. Remick; Centennial House, J.W. Prescott. 

Manufacturers – builders, A.B. Shaw, A.A. Fox, J.F. Titcomb, E.S. Simes; carriages, John Brackett, A.О. Prescott; clothing, F.E. Stevens & Bros; coffins and caskets, A.A. Fox; doors, sash and blinds, Wormwood & Shaw; flannels, Waumbeck Manuf’g Co.; felt cloth, piano and table covers, D.H. Buffum & Co.; harnesses, A. Sanborn; picture frames, E. Deardin; plows, W.F. Cutts; soap, S.G. Chamberlain; woolen goods, H.H. Townsend; washing powder, O.T. Fox. 

MerchantsAsa Fox & Son, A.A. Fox & Co., J.U. Simes, Ira Miller; carriages, J.F. & G.E. Hart; confectionery, J. McGibbon, W.F. Hargraves; boots and shoes, J.W. Hanson; coffins and caskets, J. Brackett; dry goods, G.S. Lovering, F. Roberts; drugs and medicines, W.H. Fassett; fancy goods, Miss M.A. Berry, Louis Marxshon; fish, J.F. Archibald, E. Trefethen; furniture, Wormwood & Shaw; flour, grain, lumber, etc., S.H. Atkins; groceries, F.H. Lowd, J. Lewis, E.J. Brierley, O.H. Hussey; jewelry, E.T. Libbey; merchant tailor, B.F. Albee; millinery, Augusta Berry; millinery and fancy goods, Mrs. J.W. Prescott; periodicals, E.W. Fox, J. McGibbon; provisions, С.S. Lowd, J.E. Hayes; stoves and tin ware, Murray Bros. 

Miscellaneous – conveyancer, claim and collection agent, E.W. Fox; nurseryman, John Copp; machinist, E. Osgood; job printer, E.T. Libbey. 

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

The Boston Globe reported the failure, i.e. bankruptcy, of Henry H. Townsend’s woolen goods mill this year:

Business Embarrassments. H.H. Townsend, blanket manufacturer, Milton, N.H., has failed (Boston Globe, August 29, 1884).

Previous in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1882; next in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1887.


White River Paper Co. (1884). New Hampshire Register, State Year-book and Legislative Manual, for 1884. Retrieved from

Author: Muriel Bristol

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