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.
Postmasters – C.H. Looney; West, T.F. Canney.
Exp. & Tel. Ag’t – Daniel Cockery.
Hotels & Livery Stables – Riverside House, C.H. Downs, Phenix House, H.G. Wentworth.
Literary Institution – Milton 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.
Physician – ___ Wallace.
Milton Mills – Postmaster & Ex. Agent, E.W. Fox.
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.
Merchants – Asa 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.
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).
White River Paper Co. (1884). New Hampshire Register, State Year-book and Legislative Manual, for 1884. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=rZUBAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA115