Milton Businesses in 1887

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | November 8, 2018

Here is extracted the Milton (including Milton Mills) entry from the New Hampshire Register, State Year-book and Legislative Manual, 1887.

MILTON, STRAFFORD – Pop. 1,516, 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, A. Jones, Charles T. Haines, Chas. Hayes; Board of Education, John Simes, Luther Hayes, Martin V.B. Cook

PostmastersN.G. Pinkham; West, T.F. Canney

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

Churches – Chris. D.B. Goodwin; Cong. Frank Haley; F. Bap. C.E. Mason

Exp. & Tel. Ag’tWilliam T. Wallace.

Hotels & Livery StablesRiverside House, C.H. Downs; Phenix House, J.G. Garland

Literary InstitutionMilton Classical Institute, Mrs. E.E. Cowell

Manufacturers – blacksmith, I.W. Duntley; builder, E.H. Hursome; boots & shoes, Burley & Usher; clothing, Horne Bros.; excelsior, S.M. Bragdon; flour & meal, J.H. Avery; Leather Board Mills, John Carricabe; lumber, Luther Hayes, Scates & Lyman, Wentworth & Plummer, L. Plummer, p.o. ad. Union; mowing machines, horse rakes &c, B.B. Plummer; oars, Shaw & Son; paper, Milton Manuf’g Co.; soap, C.M. Wallingford; woolens and blankets, I.W. Springfield & Son.

MerchantsJ.F. Hart, J.D. Willey, Looney & Downes, Wm. O. Shattuck, J.Q.A. Tappan: boots and shoes, N.G. Pinkham; 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; provisions, W.B. Grant.

PhysicianW.F. Wallace

Milton MillsPostmaster – B.F. Albee. Exp. Agt. – O.T. Fox

Churches – Adv. Joseph Spinney; Cong. S.H. Atkins; F. Bap. C.M. Anderson; Meth. H.E. Allen.

Hotels & Livery Stables – Central House, C. Remick; Centennial House, Benj. Hoyle.

Manufacturers – builders, A.B. Shaw, A.A. Fox, J.F. Titcomb, E.S. Simes; carriages, J.W. Brierly, A.O. Prescott; clothing, J.W. Brierly, C.S. Stevens & Bros.; doors, sash and blinds, A.B. Shaw; flannels, Waumbeck Manuf’g Co.; felt, cloth, table and piano covers, D.H. Buffum’s Sons; harnesses, A. Sanborn; hosiery, Riverside M’fg. Co.; picture frames, E. Deardin; plows, W.F. Cutts; soap, S.G. Chamberlain; woolen goods, H.H. Townsend 

MerchantsAsa Fox & Son, J.U. Simes, Ira Miller; carriages, J.F. & G.E. Hart; confectionary, J. McGibbon, W.F. Hargraves; boots and shoes, J.W. Hanson; dry goods, G.S. Lovering, F. Roberts; drugs and medicines, W.F. Fassett; fancy goods, Miss M.A. Berry, Louis Marxshon; fish, J.F. Archibald, E. Trefethen; furniture, Wormwood & Shaw; 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, C.S. Lowd, J.E. Hayes; stoves and tin ware, Murray Bros.

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

PhysiciansC.W. Gross, M.K. Cowell, W.E. Pillsbury; dentist, E.G. Reynolds.

The Milton Mills merchant tailor Benjamin Franklin “B.F.” Albee listed above posted the following advertisement in the Boston Globe in this year.

FEMALE HELP WANTED. TAILORESS. A first-class tailoress and custom coatmaker. B.F. ALLBEE, Milton Mills, N.H. (Boston Globe, April 23, 1887).

Previous in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1884; next in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1889.


Tower, F.L. (1887). New Hampshire Register, State Year-book and Legislative Manual, 1887. Retrieved from

Author: Muriel Bristol

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