Milton Businesses in 1904

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | November 30, 2018

Extracted below are the Milton entries from the New Hampshire Register, Farmers’ Almanac, and Business Directory, for 1904.

MILTON, STRAFFORD – Pop. 1625, N.E. fr C., 4 m.; N.W. fr. Dover, 20 m. R.R.S. [Railroad Station] – Milton, on Northern Div. В&M. R.R.; Milton Mills, Union, 4 m., connects twice daily by stage.

OFFICERSClerk, H.L. Avery; Treas., E.F. Fox, p.о. Milton Mills; Selectmen, H.R. Jewett, p.о. Milton Mills; J.H. Avery; C.A. Jones; Board of Education, F.L. Marsh, p.о. Milton Mills; M.A.H. Hart, F.G. Horne; Board of Health, M.A.H. Hart, M.D.; E.W. Fox, H.D. Coles; Constables, H.W. Downs, C.E. Remick, p.o. Milton Mills; Police, H.W. Downs, H.A. Nutter; C.E Remick, H.J. Burrows, Milton Mills. 

PostmasterJ.H. Avery

Justices [of the Peace]B.B. Plummer, E.W. Fox, В.F. Avery, E.F. Fox, G.H. Goodwin, H.L. Avery, F.L. Marsh, L.H. Wentworth, С.A. Jones

Churches – Cong., Myron P. Dickey; West, Robert M. Peacock; F. Вaр., Chas В. Osborne.

Exp. & Tel. Ag’tJohn E. Fox

HotelsPhenix House, F.M. Chamberlin; Milton Hotel, E.M. Bodwell. Summer Boarding HousesMrs. S.W. Wallingford, W.C. Hall, L.S. Nutter. 

Ins. Agts. – James M. Gage.

Livery Stables – F.M. Chamberlain, E.M. Bodwell. 

Literary InstitutionNute Free High School, C.E. Kelley, prin. 

Societies – Eli 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. Ñute Grange; Teneriffe Council, 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, N.B. Thayer & Co.; builders, Webber Bros., Avery, Jones & Roberts; oars and picker sticks, L.S. Mayo & Sons Co.; leatherboard mill, Milton Leatherboard Co., J. Spaulding & Sons Co.; lumber, Avery, Jones & Roberts; mowing machines, horse rakes, &c, В.B. Plummer, C.A. Jones; paper, United Box Board and Paper Co.; soap, С.M. Wallingford; bicycle repairing, Wilbur Knight; cobblers, A.R. Hayes, J.H. Rines, J. Page; steel ladders, Cantelo Manufacturing Co.; copper rivets, J.S. Crombie Rivet Co. 

Artisans – Tonsorial artist, W.F. Hargraves; painters and paper hangers, J.Q.A. Toppan, J. Smith; dressmakers, Miss Daisy Corkery, Mrs. C.A. Edgerly; carpenters and builders, G.L. Hayes, H.E. Clements; clocks and watches repaired, F.L. Harriman.

MerchantsJ.D. Willey, Amos M. Roberts, H.S. Mason, С.D. Jones; boots and shoes, N.G. Pinkham; groceries, Whitehouse Bros., S.G. Blaisdell; 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.; millinery, Miss Cora Larrabee, wood, Avery, Jones & Roberts; provisions, G.E. Wentworth, C.A. Horne; fish, E.L. Wentworth; confectionery and cigars, H.E. Horne, E.G. Knight; hay, G.E. Wentworth, J.D. Willey; coal, H.W. Downs, J.D. Pinkham; variety store, E.G. Knight; clothing, H.S. Mason; lunch room, E.S. Bourne. 

PhysicianM.A.H. Hart, J.J. Buckley

Public TelephoneJ.H. Wiley

Milton MillsPostmaster – E.T. Libby. 

Churches – Adv., ___ ___; Cong., ___ ___; F. Bap., E.W. Churchill; Meth., W. Holmes.

Ex. Agents – C.D. Fox, C.L. Stevens.

Hotels – Central House, J.H. Lord. 

Ins. Agt.Forrest L. Marsh

Livery Stables – C.D. Fox, J.H. Lord. 

Telephone ExchangeAsa Fox & Son

LawyerForest L. Marsh; Conveyancer, claim and collection agent, E.W. Fox

Literary Institution – Milton Free Public Library, John U. Simes, librarian; 800 vols. High School, J.E. Wignat, prin. 

Societies – Morning Star Lodge, К. of P. [Knights of Pythias]; Miltonia Lodge, I.О.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]. 

Mechanics & Artisans – Blacksmith, Alfred Rudd, John E. Wentworth; builders, A.B. Shaw, J.F. Titcomb, E.S. Simes, Hiram Wentworth, G.E. Sims; barber, Robert Page; shoemakers, J.W. Hanson, G.W. Merrill, W. Otterway; painters and paper hangers, W.F. Mills, С.A. Berry, G.W. Partridge, T. Connolly, W.G. Miller; dressmakers, Sadie M. Stevens, Miss Jones, Gertie Lewis, E.D. Hanson; photographers, J.E. Townsend, J.S. Elkins; undertaker, A.A. Fox; nurses, Abbie Hayes, Mrs. Wannock, Mrs. H.A. Hoyt; plumber, D. Murray; carriage painter, H.E. Ayer; electrician, Willis Reynolds; household utensils, W.S. Meiller. 

Manufacturers – Boots and shoes, Gale Shoe Mfg. Co.; doors, sash, blinds and lumber, С.R. Edgecomb; harnesses, F.M. Sanborn; soap, S.G. Chamberlain; woolen goods, H.H. Townsend; carriages, A.O. Prescott; shingles, clapboards and lumber, C.R. Edgecomb. 

MerchantsAsa Fox & Son, F.H. Lowd & Co., Arthur L. Fly; confectionery, E.T. Libbey; dry goods, G.S. Lovering; oysters, J.U. Simes; furniture, Asa Fox & Son; jewelry, Asa Fox & Son, E.T. Libbey; millinery and fancy goods, Мrs. Т.E. Horne, Mrs. J.W. Merrow; provisions, R.S. Pike, H. Harsorn; stove and tinware, Daniel Murray; soda fountain and periodicals, E.T. Libbey; fruit, Frank Broggi; grain, J.F. Dore, С.L. Stevens, Arthur M. Flyn; fancy goods, toys, etc., Mrs. Helen Murray, F.H. Lowd; coal, E.A. Wentworth; clothing and furnishing goods, J. Everett Horne; agricultural tools, D. Murray; carriages and sleighs, H.E. Ayer; fertilizers, M.G. Chamberlin; plows W.F. Cutts; market gardener, W. Pinfold; trees and shrubs, J. Lewis; ice, N. Mucci; milk, H.L. Buck; news agent, J.D. Murray, J.E. Horne. 

PhysiciansC.W. Gross, W.E. Pillsbury, Frank S. Weeks; dentist, E.G. Reynolds

Summer Boarding Houses – Chas. A. Reynolds, J.D. Willey, J. Lewis, J. Lowd, Benj. Hoyle, Central House.

Previous in Sequence: Milton Businesses in 1901; next in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1905-06

Some related newspaper articles:

MALE HELP WANTED. MAN who understands photograph and ferrotype business. Address lock box 160, Milton Mills, N.H. (Boston Globe, March 13, 1902).

MALE HELP WANTED. WANTED. Heel scourer, breaster, and Buzzell trimmer; one all-round man in stock room, women’s medium shoes; if you get drunk do not reply. W.B. HAWKSWORTH, Milton Mills, N.H. (Boston Globe, March 1, 1903).


New Hampshire Register Co. (1904). New Hampshire Register, Farmers’ Almanac, and Business Directory, for 1904. Retrieved from

Author: Muriel Bristol

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