Milton Businesses in 1898

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | November 21, 2018

Extracted below are the Milton entries from the N.H. Register, Farmer’s Almanac, and Business Directory, for 1898.


MILTON, STRAFFORD – Pop. 1,640. N.E. fr. C. 40 m. N.W. fr. Dover 20 m. R.R.S. [Railroad Station] Milton on Ports. Gt. Falls & Conway R.R.; for Milton Mills, Union, 4 m., connects twice daily by stage.

OFFICERSClerk, H.L. Avery; Treas., Ira Miller; Selectmen, S.W. Wallingford, Joseph H. Avery, Freeman H. Lowd; Board of Education, Ira A. Cook, Frank Healey, E.F. Fox; Board of Health, E.W. Fox, Mills, J.H. Rivers, M.A.H. Hart, M.D.; Postmaster, J.H, Avery; Justices [of the Peace], J.U. Simes, B.B. Plummer, E.W. Fox, C.H. Looney, Geo. Lyman, B.F. Avery, E.F. Fox, Ira Miller, Joseph Plummer, G.H. Goodwin, H.L. Avery, H.B. Scates, F.H. Cutts, F.L. Marsh, L.H. Wentworth.

Churches – Chris., D.B. Goodwin; Cong., Myron P. Dickey; F. Bap., F.E. Carver.

Exp. & Tel. Agt. – John E. Fox.

Hotels – Riverside House, C.H. Downs; Phenix House, F.M. Chamberlin; Milton Hotel, E.M. Bodwell. Summer Boarding Houses – S.W. Wallingford, J.L. Twombly, J. LeGallee.

Livery Stables – F.M. Chamberlain, C.H. Thurston.

Literary InstitutionNute Free High School and Library.

Manufacturers – Blacksmith, I.W. Duntley; boots and shoes, N.B. Thayer & Co. [Dam No, 14]; builders, Webber Bros., Avery, Jones & Roberts; oars and picker sticks, G.I. Jordan; leatherboard mill, Milton Leatherboard Co. [Dam No. 13], Jonas Spaulding [Dam No. 11]; lumber, Avery, Jones & Roberts, L Plummer, p.o. ad. Union; mowing machines, horse rakes &c., B.B. Plummer, C.A. Jones; paper, Strafford Paper Co. [Dam No. 12]; soap, C.M. Wallingford; tonsorial artists, W.F. Hargraves, H. Bassett; lumber, shingles, clapboards, etc., Avery, Jones & Roberts; painters and paper hangers, F.S. Lee, J.Q.A. Tappan; dressmakers, Mrs. C.A. Edgerly, Mrs. L.B. Palmer.

Merchants – J.D. Willey, Looney & Roberts, H.S. Mason, C.D. Jones; boots and shoes, N.G. Pinkham; groceries, W.T. Wallace; gents. furnishing and sporting goods, cigars and tobacco, C.D. Jones; drugs, C.D. Jones, F.E. Fernald; ice, Boston Ice Co., Lynn Ice Co., Union Ice Co.; jewelry, F.A. Marks; provisions, G.E. Wentworth, C.A. Horne; fish, E.G. Jordan; confectionery and cigars, E.G. Knight; hay, G.E. Wentworth, J.D. Willey; coal, H.W. Downs, J.D. Pinkham; hay and grain, W.J. Lewis; fruit, Charles Petro; Physician, M.A.A.H. Hart, W.F, Wallace.

Public Telephone – C.D. Jones.

Milton Mills

Postmaster – J.W. Murray.

Churches – Adv., Joseph Spinney; Cong. ___ ___; F. Bap., Eben. Fernald; Meth., E.J. Deans. 

Ex. Agent – Charles Stevens.

Hotels – Central House, C.D. Fox.

Livery Stables – C.D. Fox, J.D. Hanson. 

Societies – Morning Star Lodge, K. of P. [Knights of Pythias]; Eli Wentworth Post G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic]; Woman’s Relief Corps [G.A.R. Auxiliary]; Miltonia Lodge, I.O.O.F. [Independent Order of Odd Fellows]; Strafford Lodge, A.O.U.W. [Ancient Order of United Workmen]; Lewis W. Nute Grange; Teneriffe Council, O.U.A.M. [Order of United American Mechanics]; Minnehaha Lodge [International Order of Good Templars]; Lakeside Lodge, I.O.G.T. [International Order of Good Templars]; Madokawando Tribe, I.O.R.M. [Improved Order of Red Men]; Minnewawa Council, D. of P. [Daughters of Pythias]

Manufacturers – Blacksmiths, J.E. Wentworth, S.F. Rines; builders, A.B. Shaw, A.A. Fox, J.F. Titcomb, E.S. Simes; doors, sash and blinds, A.B, Shaw; flannels, Waumbeck Manuf’g Co. [Dam No. 17]; felt cloth, Riverside Mfg. Co.; harnesses, A. Sanborn; picture frames, E. Deardin; soap, S.G. Chamberlain; woolen goods, H.H. Townsend [Dam No. 16]

Merchants – Asa Fox & Son, Ira Miller; boots and shoes, E.R. Campbell; confectionery, C.B. Ellis, E.T. Libbey, E. Knight; dry goods, G.S. Lovering, Harry Wentworth; groceries, H.A. Pettengell & Co.; fish, C.S. Lowd; furniture, E.F. Fox; jewelry, E.T. Libbey; merchant tailor, Harry Wentworth; millinery and fancy goods, Lizzie L. Hart; provisions, C.S. Lowd; stoves and tinware, Murray Bros; soda fountain and periodicals, E.T. Libbey. 

Miscellaneous – Conveyancer, claim and collection agent, E.W. Fox; job printer, E.T. Libbey; undertaker, A.A. Fox. 

Physicians – C.W. Gross, W.E. Pillsbury; dentist, E.G. Reynolds. 

Summer Boarding Houses – Chas. A. Reynolds, C.S. Lowd, Cyrus Miller, J.D. Willey, C.H. Prescott, Benj. Hoyle.


Most of the Societies listed under Milton Mills were probably located in Milton, where they were listed in 1901. The Morning Star Lodge, K. of P. [Knights of Pythias], Miltonia Lodge, I.O.O.F. [Independent Order of Odd Fellows], and Minnehaha Lodge [International Order of Good Templars] were Milton Mills societies.


Some related newspaper advertisements:

A King Arthur flour company advertisement included amongst it vendors in January 1897: MILTON, NH: W.T. Wallace, Looney & Roberts (Boston Globe, January 10, 1897).

Male Help Wanted. WANTED. – A barber, good workman, American, temperate, references required. Address box 213, Milton Mills, N.H. (Boston Globe, June 18, 1897).

THE MYSTIC ORDERS. Sunrise Rebekah lodge will be instituted at Milton Mills, N.H., Wednesday afternoon by the New Hampshire grand officers (Boston Globe, March 27, 1898).

Business Chances. FOR SALE. – Gents’ furnishing goods business in a manufacturing village, established over 20 years, no competition; reason for selling, other business; $700 buys it. Address for particulars lock box 167, Milton Mills, N.H. (Boston Globe, March 9, 1899).


Previous in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1894; next in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1901


References:

Walton Register Company. (1897). N.H. Register, Farmer’s Almanac, and Business Directory, for 1898. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=8u4WAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA163

Wikipedia. (2018, October 6). Ancient Order of United Workmen. Retrieved from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Order_of_United_Workmen

Wikipedia. (2018, August 13). Grand Army of the Republic. Retrieved from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Army_of_the_Republic

Wikipedia. (2018, September 17). Improved Order of Red Men. Retrieved from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improved_Order_of_Red_Men

Wikipedia. (2018, October 4). Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Retrieved from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Order_of_Odd_Fellows

Wikipedia. (2018, September 6). International Association of Rebekah Assemblies. Retrieved from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Association_of_Rebekah_Assemblies

Wikipedia. (2018, June 19). International Order of Good Templars. Retrieved from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Organisation_of_Good_Templars

Wikipedia. (2018, October 6). Knights of Pythias. Retrieved from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_of_Pythias

Wikipedia. (2018, August 30). National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry. Retrieved from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Grange_of_the_Order_of_Patrons_of_Husbandry

Wikipedia. (2018, September 9). Order of United American Mechanics. Retrieved from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_United_American_Mechanics

Milton Gets the Telephone

By Muriel Bristol | November 19, 2018

The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company (NET&T) “placed” a telephone switchboard in Milton Mills, NH, in 1896. Milton Mills got its first four telephones in that year.Early-porcelain-sign

  • Milton had no telephones in 1896; Milton Mills had 4 telephones.

During the year 1896, the NET&T Co. erected 696 telephone poles on its Milton-Sanbornville line, “for the extension and reconstruction of the toll line system.”

  • Milton had no telephones in 1897; Milton Mills had 4 telephones.
  • Milton had 10 telephones in 1898; Milton Mills had 6 telephones.

NET&T Co. opened an exchange in Milton, NH, in 1898. Milton got its first telephones in that same year, two years after Milton Mills. One of its first ten telephones was the “public telephone” in Charles D. Jones’ store. He also offered there gents’ furnishings, sporting goods, cigars, tobacco, and drugs.

  • Milton had 17 telephones in 1899; Milton Mills had 10 telephones.
  • Milton had 17 telephones in 1900; Milton Mills had 8 telephones.

Milton had 17 telephones and 346 households in 1900; 4.9% of its households had telephones. Milton Mills had 8 telephones and 93 households; 8.6% of its households had telephones.

  • Milton had 26 telephones in 1901; Milton Mills had 8 telephones.
  • Milton had 26 telephones in 1902; Milton Mills had 11 telephones.
  • Milton had 27 telephones in 1903; Milton Mills had 11 telephones.

New switchboards were “placed” at Milton and Milton Mills, NH, in 1904.

  • Milton had 32 telephones in 1904; Milton Mills had 17 telephones.
  • Milton had 65 telephones in 1905; Milton Mills had 25 telephones.
  • Milton had 75 telephones in 1906; Milton Mills had 35 telephones.
  • Milton had 72 telephones in 1907; Milton Mills had 44 telephones

NET&T Co.”placed” a new switchboard at Milton, NH, in 1907. In that same year, A.A. Fox, funeral director, advertised his “long-distance telephone connection at residence” in Milton Mills; and the Mills Drug Company (E.W. Emerson) advertised its telephone connection also.

  • Milton had 65 telephones in 1908; Milton Mills had 42 telephones.
  • Milton had 68 telephones in 1909; Milton Mills had 40 telephones.
  • Milton had 85 telephones in 1910; Milton Mills had 45 telephones.

Milton had 85 telephones and 282 households in 1910; 30.1% of its households had telephones. Milton Mills had 45 telephones and 97 households; 46.4% of its households had telephones.

Eglantine (Miller) Young, of Milton 3-Ponds, aged thirty-four years, worked as a telephone operator for the NE Telephone Co. in April 1910.

  • Milton had 94 telephones in 1911; Milton Mills had 89 telephones.
  • Milton had 96 telephones in 1912; Milton Mills had 94 telephones.
  • Milton had 98 telephones in 1915; Milton Mills had 95 telephones.
  • Milton had 101 telephones in 1916; Milton Mills had 94 telephones.
  • Milton had 113 telephones in 1917; Milton Mills had 91 telephones.

Alice J. Downing, of Silver Street, in Milton, aged twenty-one years, worked as a telephone operator in 1920. Doris M. Page, also of Silver Street, but a different household, aged twenty-five years, was also a telephone operator for the NE Telephone Co. Gladys H. Ayer, of School Street, in Milton, aged twenty-two years, worked the telephone exchange. She was said to have done so in her “home.”

In the face of all these very important developments, most subscribers still answer a call with, “Hello!” – just as was done thirty years ago [1880]. This answer necessarily calls for the introduction of a question, such as, “Who is this?” or “Is this the Jones company?” and a reply to one of these or other questions before the two connected parties overcome the customary preliminary formalities of a telephone conversation thus losing much time (McMeal, 1910).

References:

McMeal. Harry B. (1910). Telephony. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=Jv7mAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA305

NE Tel. & Tel. (1898). Annual Report. (Multiple Years). Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=TL4pAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA11-PA23

NE Tel. & Tel. (1900). Annual Report. (Multiple Years). Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=CNMpAAAAYAAJ

NE Tel. & Tel. (1902). Annual Report. (Multiple Years). Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=XyYwAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA24

Non-Public BOS Session Scheduled (November 19, 2018)

By Muriel Bristol | November 17, 2018

The Milton Board of Selectmen (BOS) have posted their agenda for a BOS meeting to be held Monday, November 19.

The meeting is scheduled to begin with a Non-Public preliminary session at 5:30 PM. That agenda has two Non-Public items classed as 91-A:3 II (c) and 91-A:3 II (d).

91-A:3 II (c). Matters which, if discussed in public, would likely affect adversely the reputation of any person, other than a member of the public body itself, unless such person requests an open meeting. This exemption shall extend to any application for assistance or tax abatement or waiver of a fee, fine, or other levy, if based on inability to pay or poverty of the applicant.

These (c) items are perennial favorites. At this point there have been dozens of them. Perhaps they are deciding finally to come clean regarding what went down with the Police last summer, but do not count on it. Personnel departures, necessitating secret meetings with sealed minutes, which are then unsealed for the Chief alone, so that he may reference them in personnel files. All that is on a “need to know” basis and the BOS feels the public does not need to know.

91-A:3 II (d) Consideration of the acquisition, sale, or lease of real or personal property which, if discussed in public, would likely benefit a party or parties whose interests are adverse to those of the general community.

One would certainly hope that nothing additional is being acquired or leased. Sales might extend to old fire stations or the condemned properties, now owned by the Town, whose demolitions are out to bid.

The BOS intend to adjourn their Non-Public BOS session at approximately (*) 6:00 PM, when they intend to return to Public session.


The Public portion of the agenda has New Business, Old Business, and housekeeping items.

Under New Business are scheduled five agenda items: 1) Historical Society Discussion (Milton Historical Society), 2) TTPA 2018 Year End Review (Steve Baker), 3) Accept Recycling Grant (Pat Smith), 4) Approve Transfer Funds from Highway Vehicle CRF to General Fund (Pat Smith), and 5) Warrant Article Discussion (Heather Thibodeau).

The Historical Society discussions have appeared several times already. They need a new roof, accession of new blood, and some way for selectmen to attend their meetings without it constituting a meeting of their own.

TTPA? A typographical error no doubt. (We do those too). One supposes it to be actually a Three Ponds Protective Association’s (TPPA) Year End Review.

Recyling Grant. The BOS might actually ask what strings, er, conditions, are attached this time. That would be due diligence. There is also a transfer from a DPW Capital Reserve Fund (CRF) into the recently-tapped General Fund? This might be interesting.

A Warrant Article discussion. One might expect a bumper crop of them this year, in the wake of the abject budget failures of the BOS and Town government. Administrator Thibodeau likely wants to let everyone know the relevant requirements and deadlines. Maybe she will announce a workshop, with the Town attorney present to advise petitioners on finer points of law.

We would want needed reforms to succeed, would we not? Einstein is frequently credited with observing that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” Chairman Thibeault has repeated this himself, several times. And we have been overtaxed for so many years. Time to try some different things that might achieve different results.

Under Old Business is scheduled one item: 6) Proposed Heavy Hauling Ordinance Discussion Follow up (Heather Thibodeau). (Note that the other items referred do not remain on the old business list).

The Proposed Heavy Hauling Ordinance Discussion Follow up continues from past meetings. This is one of the items remaining on Selectman Lucier’s bucket list. He wants no-passing signs posted, but has been told they are useless without first passing an ordinance. So, here is the ordinance. It is all about forbidding logging trucks from passing and repassing on Governors, Hare, and Ford Farm roads to and from Middleton Lumber (on NH Route 153 in Middleton). He has been told that he can not affect similar heavy-duty traffic by Milton residents over those very same roads.

Finally, there will be the approval of prior minutes (from the BOS Meeting of November 5), the expenditure report, Public Comments “Regarding Discussed Meeting Material,” Town Administrator comments, and BOS comments.


Ms. McDougall has called a third meeting of her Milton Advocates group. It will take place again in the Nute Library’s Community Room, on Saturday, December 1), at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. All town residents are invited. Bring your best manners. (Not her words).


References:

Our Milton Home Facebook Group. (2018, November 13). Lynette McDougall Posting. Retrieved from www.facebook.com/groups/OurMiltonHome/permalink/1971690139591941/

State of New Hampshire. (2016, June 21). RSA Chapter 91-A. Access to Governmental Records and Meetings. Retrieved from www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/VI/91-A/91-A-3.htm

Town of Milton. (2018, November 16). BOS Meeting Agenda, November 19, 2018. Retrieved from www.miltonnh-us.com/uploads/bos_agendas_843_3934517289.pdf

Youtube. (1965). Cone of Silence. Retrieved from www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1eUIK9CihA&feature=youtu.be&t=19

Milton Businesses in 1894

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | November 16, 2018

Extracted below are the Milton entries from the N.H. Register, Farmers’ Almanac, and Business Directory, for 1894.


MILTON, STRAFFORD – Pop 1,640. N.E. fr. C., 40 m.; N.W. fr. Dover, 20 m. R.R.S. [Railroad Station] – Milton, on Ports., Gt. Falls & Conway R.R.; for Milton Mills, Union, 4 m., connects twice daily by stage.

OFFICERSClerk, C.D. Jones; Treas., Ira Miller; Selectmen, G. Lyman, G.H. Plummer, C.W. Lowe; Board of Education, Ira A. Cook, Frank Healey, E.F. Fox. 

Postmaster – N.G. Pinkham. 

Justices [of the Peace] – J.U. Simes, B.B. Plummer, E.W. Fox, M.V.B. Cook, C.C. Hayes, C.H. Looney, Luther Hayes, Geo. Lyman, B.F. Avery, E.F. Fox, F.L. Mason, State; Ira Miller, Joseph Plummer, G.I. Lowe, G.H. Goodwin. 

Churches – Chris., D.B. Goodwin, Cong., Myron Dickey, F. Bap. J.S. Manter

Exp. & Tel. Ag’t – John E. Fox. 

Hotels – Riverside House, C.H. Downs; Phenix House, F.M. Chamberlin; Milton Hotel, E.M. Bodwell. Summer Boarding Houses – S.W. Wallingford, J.L. Twombly, J. LeGallee.

Livery Stables – FM. .Chamberlain, C.H. Thurston.

Literary InstitutionNute Free High School and Library

Manufacturers – Blacksmiths, I.W. Duntley, N.B. Varney; boots and shoes, Burley & Usher Co., N.B. Thayer & Co. [Dam No, 14]; builders, Webber Bros., F.B. Roberts; excelsior, S.M. Bragdon; leatherboard mill, Milton Leatherboard Co. [Dam No. 13]; lumber, L. Hayes,, L Plummer, p.o. ad. Union; mowing machines, horse rakes &c., B.B. Plummer, C.A. Jones; oars, Shaw & Son; paper, Milton Manufacturing Co. [Dam No. 12]; soap, C.M. Wallingford; carriage and sign painter, Frank P. Twombly; tonsorial artist, W.F. Hargraves.

Merchants – E.C. Hodge, J.D. Willey, A.M. Roberts, L. Lucas; boots and shoes, N.G. Pinkham; groceries, W.T. Wallace; gents furnishing and sporting goods, cigars and tobacco, C.D. Jones; drugs, B.B. Sloan, C.D. Jones; ice, Boston Ice Co., Lynn Ice Co. Union Ice Co.; jewelry, F.A. Marks; provisions, G.E. Wentworth, C.A. Horne; fish, L.S. Nutter.

Physician – M.A.A.H. Hart. 

Milton MillsPostmaster – Elijah T. Libbey. 

Churches – Adv., Joseph Spinney; Cong., I.E. Stuart; F. Bap., Eben. Fernald; Meth., ___ Collen.

Ex. Agent – Charles Stearns. 

Hotels – Central House, C. &. [C.D.] Fox.

Livery Stables – C.D. Fox, J.D. Hanson.

Manufacturers – Blacksmiths, J.E. Wentworth, S.F. Rines; builders, A.B. Shaw, A.A. Fox, J.F. Titcomb, E.S. Simes; doors, sash and blinds, A.B. Shaw; flannels, Waumbeck Manuf’g Co. [Dam No. 17]; felt cloth, Riverside Mfg. Co.; harnesses, A. Sanborn; picture frames, E. Deardin; soap, S.G. Chamberlain; woolen goods, H.H. Townsend [Dam No. 16]

Merchants – Asa Fox & Son, Ira Miller; boots and shoes, E.R. Campbell; confectionery, C.E. Ellis, E.T. Libbey, F.S. Marsh; dry goods, G.S. Lovering, Harry Wentworth; groceries, H.A. Pettengell & Co.; fish, C.S. Lowd; furniture, E.F. Fox; jewelry, E.T. Libbey; merchant tailor, Harry Wentworth; millinery and fancy goods, Lizzie L. Hart; provisions, C.S. Lowd; stoves and tinware, Murray Bros; soda fountain and periodicals, E.T. Libbey, F.L. Marsh. 

Miscellaneous – Conveyancer, claim and collection agent, E.W. Fox; job printer, E.T. Libbey; undertaker, A.A. Fox. 

Physicians – C.W. Gross, W.E. Pillsbury; dentist, E.G. Reynolds. 

Summer Boarding Houses – Chas. A. Reynolds, C.S. Lowd, Cyrus Miller, J.D. Willey, C.H. Prescott, Benj. Hoyle.


Although not listed as running a livery stable, confectioner Forrest L. Marsh offered to board horses over the winter of 1893-94.

HORSES, CARRIAGES, ETC. WINTER BOARD for horses, best of care; terms reasonable. F.L. MARSH, Milton Mills, N.H. (Boston Globe, October 26, 1893).

By 1900, he was an attorney in Milton Mills.

New Hampshire. A safe in the postoffice in Murray Brothers’ store at Milton Mills was blown open Wednesday morning of last week. Three men were seen leaving the store, but the robbers made good their escape. They secured about $400 in money and stamps. It is thought to be the work of the same gang that has been operating in New Hampshire and Maine for several months past and has blown safes in 12 or 15 postoffices (Bellows Falls Times, May 24, 1894).


Previous in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1892; next in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1898.


References:

Home Publishing Company. (1893). N.H. Register, Farmers’ Almanac, and Business Directory, for 1894. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=ie4WAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA131

Milton Businesses in 1892

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | November 14, 2018

Extracted below are the Milton entries from the Strafford County Business Directory section of the Dover, Great Falls, and Strafford County Directory, 1892-93.


MILTON.

Twenty miles N.W. of Dover. R.R. station at Milton on Ports., Gt. Falls & Con. RR. Four miles from Union, stage twice daily. It was originally a part of Rochester. Incorporated June 11, 1802. Farming and manufacturing are the principal employments. Area 25,000 acres. Population 1,640. Valuation, $857,367. Polls 450.

Apothecaries. Jones, Charles D.; Mason, Frank L.

Bands. Milton Mills Brass Band

Blacksmiths. Duntley, Ira W.; Grant, Roscoe E., Milton Mills; Varney, Bartlett; Wentworth, John E., Milton Mills

Boot and Shoe Dealers. East Lake Shoe Co., Milton Mills; Pinkham, Nathaniel G.

Boot and Shoe Mnfrs. Burley & Usher; Thayer, N.B. & Co.

Box Mnfr. Shaw, Aratus B., Milton Mills.

Carpenters and Builders. Giles, Jesse, Milton Mills; Webber, Royal K.

Clothing Dealer. Albee, Benjamin F., Milton Mills.

Confectionary and Fruit. Ellis, Charles E., Milton Mills; Lucas, Levi M.; Marsh, Forest L., Milton Mills

Contractor and Builder. Shaw, Aratus B., Milton Mills

Dentist. Reynolds, Everett G., Milton Mills

Dressmakers. Ricker, A.M. Miss; Wentworth, Cora E., Milton Mills

Dry and Fancy Goods. Lucas, Levi M.

Excelsior Mnfr. Bragdon, S.M.

Fancy Goods. Fox, Laura E., Milton Mills; Mason, F.L. Mrs.

Fish Dealer. Nutter, L. Sidney

General Stores. Fox, Ira & Son, Milton Mills; Pettingell, H.A. & Co., Milton Mills; Willey, Joseph D.

Grocers. Miller, Ira, Milton Mills; Roberts, Amos M.; Wallace, William T.

Hairdressers. Ellis, Charles E., Milton Mills; Hall, Fred; Hargraves, William F.

Hardware Dealers. Murray Bros., Main, Milton

Harness Maker and Dealer. Sanborn, Abraham, Milton Mills

Hotels. Horace Drew, Hotel Phœnix, E. Edgerly, prop., Main; Hotel Prescott, C.H. Prescott, proprietor, Main, Milton Mills; River Side House, C.H. Downs, prop., West Lebanon road

Ice Dealers. Boston Ice Co.; Marblehead Ice Co.

Jewelry and Watches. E.T. Libby, Main, Milton Mills

Leather Board Mnfr. Carrecabe, John M.

Meat Market. Grant, Walter B.

Milk Dealer. Hayes, Rufus C.

Milliner. Fox, Laura E., Milton Mills

Painters. Hodgdon, George F.; Mills, William F., Milton Mills; Twombly, Frank P.

Paper Hanger. Hodgdon, George F.

Paper Mnfrs. Milton Mnfr. Co.

Physicians. Gross, Charles W.; Hart, M.A.H., Milton Mills; Jones, Charles D.; Mason, Frank L. 

Plumbers. Murray Bros., Main, Milton Mills

Roofers. Murray Bros., Main, Milton Mills

Saw Mills. Hayes, Luther, South M.; Shaw, Aratus B., Milton Mills

Stables. Chamberlin, Fred M.; Nutter James W.

Stage Line. Milton Mills to Union Village

Station Agent. Fox, John E.

Stationer. Pinkham, Nathaniel G.

Tailor. Albee, Benjamin F., Milton Mills

Variety Stores. Kimball, Rolfe M.; Lucas, Levi M.

Wooden Ware Manufacturer. Atkinson, Sullivan H., Milton Mills

Woolen Goods Manufacturers. Townsend, John, Waumbeck Co., Amasa Clark, agt.


The following advertisements for cloth workers appeared in the Boston Globe near the end of 1892 (and beginning of 1893).

MALE HELP WANTED. A RELIABLE MAN who thoroughly understands the business of piece dyeing to dye dress goods, flannels, etc. A man of this stamp may address JOHN A. BUGUEY, Milton Mills, N.H. (Boston Globe, November 27, 1892).

MALE HELP WANTED. WANTED. A good experienced man to run a Parks & Woolson six-quarter shear. Write at once or come to JOHN A. BUGUEY, Milton Mills, N.H. (Boston Globe, November 29, 1892). 

MALE HELP WANTED. WANTED. Boss weaver on Davis & Furber looms, must be a good manager of help, competent, steady and reliable. Man with family preferred. Address JOHN A. BUGNEY, supt., Milton Mills, N.H. (January 26, 1893).

John A. Buguey was apparently then superintendent for John Townsend’s Waumbeck Company. His wife Mary E. (Keating) Buguey died in Milton Mills, NH, April 22, 1896. He and his children resided in Concord, MA, in 1900, where he was a weaving instructor at the Massachusetts State Prison there.


Previous in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1889; next in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1894.


References:

Littlefield Directory Publishing Company. (1892). Dover, Great Falls, and Strafford County Directory, 1892-93. Boston, MA: Littlefield Directory Publishing Company, 12 Post Office Square

 

Puzzle #10: J.O. Porter’s Cork Problem

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | November 13, 2018

J.O. Porter, Jr., was son of Milton ice industry magnate J.O. Porter. The younger Porter posed the following problem to the Puzzle Problems column of the Boston Globe in December 1901:

I have been reading your puzzle column and am very much interested therein, and now send one that I think will interest your readers.

If a bottle and its cork cost $1.10 and the bottle cost $1 more than the cork, how much did the cork cost?

J.O. Porter, Jr., Marblehead (Boston Globe, December 19, 1901).

The Porters may have been preparing for their next Milton ice harvest when the younger Porter sent in this relatively simple problem.


[Answer to Puzzle #10 to follow in the next Puzzle]


Solution to Puzzle #9: Puzzle #9: How Did They Get There?

The coal, carrot, and scarf came from a snowman. “Nobody put them on the lawn” because they placed them on the snowman. When the snowman melted, they fell to the lawn.

Yes, yes, this one was much too easy. Commenters thought I might not be well. Philo Beddo got there within minutes, with several others following shortly thereafter.

If you have a nice logic puzzle, situated somewhere between those intended for schoolchildren (like this one evidently was) and those intended for MIT physicists (with charts, diagrams, and calculus), drop it in a comment.

Milton Businesses in 1889

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | November 13, 2018

Here is extracted the Milton (including Milton Mills) entry from the New Hampshire Register, State Year-book and Legislative Manual, 1889.


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.

OfficersClerk, C.H. Looney; Treas., Ira Miller; Selectmen, J.H. Avery, Charles C. Hayes, Chas. Hayes; Board of Education, John U. Simes, Charles D. Jones, B.B. Plummer.

Postmaster – N.G. Pinkham.

Justices [of the Peace] – J.U. Simes, E.W. Fox, Geo. Lyman, M.V.B. Cook, C.C. Hayes, B.F. Avery, Luther Hayes, B.B. Plummer, E.F. Fox, C.H. Looney, John S. Hersey, State; Ira Miller, Joseph Plummer, G.I. Lowe.

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

Exp. & Tel. Ag’t – William T. Wallace.

Hotels & Livery Stables – Riverside House, C.D. Downs; Phenix House, J.E. Hayes.

Literary InstitutionMilton Classical Institute, Miss Fannie L. Hayes.

Manufacturers – blacksmith, I.W. Duntley, M.B. Varney; boots & shoes, Burley & Usher; builders, P.G. Webber & Bros.; clothing, Horne Bros.; excelsior, S.M. Bragdon; flour & meal, J.H. Avery; harnesses, ___ Bealls; 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; soles, heels, etc., ___ Law.

Merchants – J.D. Willey, Looney & Downes, Levi Lucas: boots and shoes, N. G. Pinkham ; clothing and gents fnrnishing goods, Goodwin and Co.; fancy goods, Mrs. Ira S. Knox, Mrs. J. F. Hart; ice, Granite State Ice Company, Lynn Ice Co., Boston Union Ice Co.; jewelry, F.A. Weeks; millinery, Alta Knox; provisions, W.B. Grant.

Physician – Chas. D. Jones.

Milton MillsPostmaster – B.F. Albee.

Churches – Adv., Joseph Spinney; Cong., H.S. Ives; F. Bap., C.E. Hurd; Meth. I.G. Tibbetts.

Ex. Agent – Charles Stevens.

Hotels – Prescott House, C.H. Prescott; Centennial House, Benj. Hoyle.

Livery Stables – C.H. Prescott, J.D. Hanson.

Manufacturers – blacksmiths, H.J. Burrows, J.E. Wentworth, A. [ – missing section – ] Townsend.

Merchants – Asa Fox & Son, J.U. Simes, Ira Miller; boots and shoes, J.W. Hanson; confectionary, C.E. Ellis; dry goods, G.S. Lovering, B.F. Allbee, O.F. Marsh; fancy goods, M.A. Berry; fancy goods and groceries, Lewis Fox & Co.; fish, J.F. Archibald; furniture, E.F. Fox; groceries, E.J. Brierley, C.D. Fox; jewelry, E.T. Libbey; merchant tailor, B.F. Albee; millinery, Augusta Berry; millinery and fancy goods, L.F. Hart; periodicals, B.F. Allbee; provisions, C.S. Lowd; stoves and tin ware, Murray Bros.

Miscellaneous – conveyancer, claim and collection agent, E.W. Fox; job printer, E.T. Libbey; machinist, E. Osgood; undertaker, A.A. Fox.

Physicians – C.W. Gross, M.K. Cowell, W.E. Pillsbury; dentist, E.G. Reynolds.

Summer Boarding Houses – Charles A. Reynolds, John Lewis, C.S. Lowd, J.D. Willey.


In subsequent years, the Nute High School and Library celebrated February 15 of this year as their founding, although the building was not completed and opened for students until 1891.

The Boston Globe reported the bankruptcy of a Milton Mills grocery store:

Business Troubles. Firms Forced to Assign Under Stress of Financial Storms. Pettingill & Brown, grocers, Milton Mills, N.H., have failed. They owe $4500; assets $2100 (Boston Globe, May 7, 1889).

BUSINESS TROUBLES. Financial Difficulties Reported in Various Trades. The Boston creditors of H.A. Pettingell of the firm of Pettingell & Brown, grocers, Milton Mills, N.H., held a meeting in this city yesterday at the New England Furniture Exchange. The committee reported the liabilities as $4180. Assets varied and uncertain. Mr. Pettingell made an offer of 25 cents on a dollar, and the committee recommended its acceptance. All present signed the composition paper (Boston Globe, June 6, 1889).

Meanwhile, Varney & Lane, shoe manufacturers, sought shoe workers. They were based in Lynn, MA, but had opened a Milton Mills branch during the previous year.

MALE HELP WANTED. CUTTERS wanted on grain and gl. grain piece work, at VARNEY & LANE’S, Milton Mills, N.H.; also 3 good closers-on; come ready for work (Boston Globe, May 30, 1889).

The Milton Mills shoe strike against the newly-arrived shoe manufacturing firm began in November of this year.

This was also the year of the institutional founding of the Nute Memorial Chapel, as well as the Nute High School and Library (February 15), although their completed building dedications did not occur until later, October 23, 1890 and September 1891, respectively.


Previous in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1887; next in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1892.


References:

Tower, F.L. (1889). New Hampshire Register, State Year-book and Legislative Manual, 1889. Retrieved from books.google.com/books?id=d98WAAAAIAA