Milton in the News – 1884

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | March 24, 2019

In this year, Henry H. Townsend’s Milton Mills blanket factory “failed,” i.e., experienced a bankruptcy. This state of affairs might also be termed an “embarrassment.”

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

Henry H. Townsend was born in Dorchester, MA, August 12, 1842, son of John and Jane M. Townsend.

He married in Milton, NH, June 7, 1870, Agnes J. Brierly, he of Boston, MA, and she of Milton. Rev. N.D. Adams of Union, NH, performed the ceremony. She was born in Lowell, MA, May 17, 1844, daughter of Edward J. and Margaret M. (Thompson) Brierly.

Henry H. Townsend started his own blanket factory, as opposed to that sold by his father, prior to 1873. Sullivan H. Atkins joined him as a partner between 1875 and 1880. The factory appeared previously when it suspended production for a time in 1878.

Agnes J. (Brierly) Townsend died December 26, 1891. Henry H. Townsend died in Milton Mills, NH, June 25, 1904.

Previous in sequence: Milton in the News – 1883; next in sequence: Milton in the News – 1885


Find a Grave. (2013, August 12). Henry H. Townsend. Retrieved from


Author: Muriel Bristol

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