Milton in the News – 1913

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | August 22, 2019

In this rather full year, we encounter Milton liquor licenses, a Portsmouth warm spell, the Hotel Milton for sale, summer boarders wanted, multiple barbers sought, an ice foreman wanted, a Teneriffe Mountain farm for sale, a new Methodist minister, the passing of a Townsend brother, a visit from a Grand Foreman, a State road foreman wanted, a fish story confirmed, vampers wanted, a Milton Mills city slicker, ice carefully loaded, a blacksmith shop for sale, a goose honks high, bureaucratic obstacles, ice workers injured, and a new Free Baptist minister.

This was also the year in which the Seventeenth Amendment was ratified and the Federal Reserve bank created. (It being neither Federal nor a Reserve).

Even after the liquor law reforms of 1903, retail alcohol sales were still tied to drug stores. (One could wet one’s beak also at a hotel saloon bar). Here a regional sales directory identifies liquor licenses granted to Milton residents.

New Hampshire Licenses [Liquor Licenses]. MILTON, N.H. Emerson, Eugene W., Main St., P.O. Milton Mills, 5th. Willey, James Herbert, Main & Silver Sts., 5th (Denehy, 1913).

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J. Herbert Willey Advertisement, 1912

James P. Willey, an odd jobs machinist, aged fifty-eight years (b. NH) headed a Milton household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty-five years), Frances R. [(Davis)] Willey, aged fifty-five years (b. ME), and his son, J. Herbert Willey, a drug store pharmacist, aged thirty-four years (b. NH). Francis R. Willey was the mother of one child, of whom one was still living, i.e., J. Herbert Willey.

James Herbert Willey kept his drug store at 2 Main street in Milton, at the corner of Silver street. (He lived upstairs from the store in 1912 and 1917). As one may see in his 1912 advertisement, his stock included drugs, chemicals, toilet articles, perfume, candy, fine cigars, and graphophones. Not mentioned were postcards: he published some of the old Milton postcards that you may see around. And liquor.

Graphophones were an alternate brand or type of phonograph player, competitive with Edison’s phonograph. One assumes that Willey sold the latest graphophone cylinders or records too. (Al Jolson’s You Made Me Love You topped the charts in September 1913).

Jas. H. Willey replaced Joseph H. Avery as Milton postmaster, July 26, 1913. Postmaster appointments were political plums. Avery, having received his appointment under Theodore Roosevelt, was likely a Republican, while Willey, having received his appointment under Woodrow Wilson, was likely a Democrat. At any rate, Willey was postmaster until March 1922, i.e., until the presidency of Republican Warren G. Harding. (In the Milton section of the Dover directory of 1917: Milton Post Office, J. Herbert Willey, postmaster, 10 Main, near Silver).

Milton Store Interior - 1915
Milton Store Interior (Cigars in Glass Case) – 1915

Eugene Willis Emerson was a tonic bottler or bottler in Rochester, NH, through 1902, then a registered druggist there in 1905. A “tonic” was a medicinal concoction. Many of the early soft drinks had pretensions of having at least some tonic qualities. Coca Cola, which had cocaine in it, and “Dr.” Pepper, come to mind. Older New England residents, especially those from the greater Boston area, may still refer to soft drinks as “tonic.”

Eugene W. Emerson was a registered druggist at Milton Mills as early as 1907.

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E.W. Emerson Advertisement, 1912

E.W. Emerson kept his drug store in 1912 at 44 Main street, at the corner of Church street, in Milton Mills. (He resided at 4 School street, near the Central House hotel). His advertisement offered much the same stock as J. Herbert Willey, plus stationary. Emerson’s Pharmacy had also a Rexall-brand license or franchise and a telephone connection. And liquor.

(J.H. Willey had become also a Rexall vendor by 1917. The Dollar General chain announced in March 2010 that it would sell Rexall-brand medications in its stores).

HAVING A FINE TIME. New Hampshire Druggists Making Most of Their Stay at New Castle. The members of the New Hampshire Pharmaceutical Association, who are in session at the hotel Wentworth, New Castle, are having a very enjoyable time. This morning nearly one hundred members of the party made a trip to the Isles of Shoals on steamer Juliette and partook of dinner at the Appledore. The day was an ideal one for the seagoing trip and was greatly enjoyed by all who participated. At the business meeting held this morning the following officers were elected; President, Eugene W. Emerson, Milton Mills; vice presidents, P.H. Boire of Manchester, H.S. Parker of Ashland; secretary, Charles G. Dunnington, Manchester; treasurer, Howard Bell, Derry; auditor, John Marshall, Manchester; executive committee, H.E. Rice of Nashua, Charles G. Dunnington of Manchester, C.E. Tilton of Portsmouth. This evening occurs the annual banquet of the. Association and Governor Samuel D. Felker is expected to be the principal speaker (Portsmouth Herald, June 27, 1913).

Hannibal Powers Robbins, a Milton Mills druggist, likely worked at Emerson’s Pharmacy in or around 1910. Fred E. Carswell did so from 1912 through 1917. (See Milton in the News – 1914).

Eugene W. Emerson died in Milton Mills, March 9, 1927. James H. Willey died in Rochester, NH, April 27, 1946.

(See also The Preacher and the Druggist – 1897).

Warm weather in Portsmouth, NH, obliged its ice dealers to purchase their ice from Milton’s Ice Industry.

ICE SITUATION GETTING SERIOUS. Local Dealers Have to Purchase Supply from Elsewhere. Local ice dealers do not like the weather they have had so far this winter, as it is bad for their business. A prominent ice dealer states that the outlook for ice in this city at the present time is decidedly poor. All of the dealers exhausted their supply some time ago and have been obliged to purchase ice from Milton, N.H., parties. Usually by this time of year the local dealers have a portion of their ice crop harvested. They are however hoping for colder weather so that the usual supply of ice can be harvested for the market (Portsmouth Herald, January 8, 1913).

The intrepid John O. Porter was happy to oblige any and all takers.

FOR SALE. THIS YEAR’S CROP OF ICE LOADED ON CARS AT TRI-ECHO LAKE, MILTON, N.H. Address JOHN O. PORTER, Milton, N.H, or Marblehead, Mass. (Boston Globe, January 22, 1913).

BUSINESS CHANCES. HOTEL FOR SALE. 35 ROOMS with all modern improvements, livery connected, doing a paying business; good reasons for selling. Apply to CHAS. A. JEFFERIES, Hotel Milton, Milton, N.H. (Boston Globe, May 25, 1913).

Milton Mills’ Grand Oak Farm pitched to what rusticators wanted: an elevated ridgeline situation, good farm food, mountain views, and fishing.

SUMMER RESORTS. New Hampshire. SUMMER BOARDERS WANTED at Grand Oak Farm, Milton Mills, N.H., Fox Ridge; fresh eggs, milk, vegetables, berries, plenty to eat, good fishing, nice view of mountains – terms $7 per week. Address MRS. W.J. STARR, Milton Mills, N.H. (Boston Globe, June 8, 1913).

Immigrant Arthur Marchand advertised for barbers to help him in his barber shop. Milton and Milton Mills had each several barber shops and, evidently, rather brisk competition for first-class barbers for the local haircutting and shaving market.

Arthur Marchand was born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada, February 25, 1873, son of Lazare and Celinire (Roy) Marchand.

Arthur Marchand would declare in his naturalization papers (dated September 1900), that he had arrived at Milton Mills, NH, in March 1886, and was then aged thirteen years. Edwin L. Leighton and James G. O’Laughlin, both of Milton, vouched for him. There may have been some back-and-forth for a time, as he was enumerated at St. Antoine de Tilly, Quebec, Canada, in 1891.

Arthur Marchand-Phelanise Vallee
Arthur Marchand and Phelanise Vallee

He married in Milton, NH, November 26, 1893, Phelanise “Fanny” Vallee. She was born in Canada, March 29, 1875, daughter of Michel and Emma (Grenier) Vallee.

For some reason, Marchand appeared in two census enumerations, and in his own newspaper advertisements, under the more anglicized name “Marshall.” (Directories have “Marchand see Marshall”).

Arthur Marshall, a leatherboard mill operative, aged twenty-six years (b. Canada (Fr.)), headed a Milton (“Milton Village”) household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of seven years), Fannie Marshall, aged twenty-five years (b. Canada (Fr.)), and his children, Ora Marshall, aged five years, Oscar Marshall, aged four years, Alphonse Marshall, aged two years, Flora Marshall, aged one year, and Edgar Marshall, aged seven months. He owned their home, but with a mortgage. Arthur Marshal had immigrated to the U.S. in 1887; his wife had immigrated in 1879. Fannie Marshal was the mother of five children, of whom five were still living.

Marchand/Marshall began work in Milton’s mills, including probably the Milton Leather Board Company’s mill, but he setup a barbershop on his “own account” sometime between 1905 and 1909. In the Milton section of the Dover directory of 1909, he was “Marshall, Arthur, barber, Main, off Leb. bridge, cor. Toppan.” (Close to the Milton Hotel, which was at “Toppan, cor. Charles”).

Arthur Marshal, a barber (own shop), aged thirty-seven years (b. Canada (Eng.)), headed a Milton (“Milton 3-Ponds”) household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of sixteen years), Fannie Marshal, aged thirty-five years (b. Canada (Eng.)), and his children, Ora Marshal, a shoe shop folder, aged fifteen years (b. NH), Oscar Marshal, aged fourteen years (b. NH), Alphonse Marshal, aged twelve years (b. NH), Florence Marshal, aged eleven years (b. NH), Edgar Marshal, aged ten years (b. NH), Goodyear Marshal, aged eight years (b. NH), Ernest Marshal, aged six years (b. NH), Gladys Marshal, aged four years (b. NH), Alice Marshal, aged two years (b. NH), and Doris Marshall, aged nine months (b. NH). The census enumerator recorded their household between those of Charles A. Jeffrey, a hotel landlord [Milton Hotel], aged thirty-seven years (b. Canada (Eng.)), and Anna M. Brock, a boarding-house keeper, aged thirty-nine years (b. NH). Arthur Marshal was a naturalized citizen, who had immigrated to the U.S. in 1883; his wife had immigrated in 1889. Fannie Marshal was the mother of ten children, of whom ten were still living. (There would be an eleventh).

Marchand's Barber Shop. Milton, NH
Marchand/Marshall Barber Shop, “Main, off Leb. bridge, cor. Toppan”

Arthur Marshal advertised widely for barbers – plural – in July 1913. A photograph of the interior of his shop shows at least three barber chairs.

MALE HELP WANTED. BARBERS wanted at once, $13 per week. Address ARTHUR MARSHAL, Milton, N.H. 2t jy16 (Boston Globe, July 16, 1913).

He, or possibly one of his competitors, sought still for at least one more barber six weeks later. There were such competitors: Charles L. Burke, barber and pool room, Main at Cocheco dam, house do.; Fred S. Hartford, barber, pool room and deputy sheriff, Main, near Leb. bridge, bds. Dora M. Downs, 58 Main, in 1912 (Lewis S. Nute was a barber in Hartford’s shop). There were other barbers at Milton Mills.

MALE HELP WANTED. BARBER WANTED, first-class workman, steady, good pay. Box 52, Milton, N.H. dSU4t au30 (Boston Globe, August 30, 1913).

Marshall had earlier offered $13 per week, presumably for a six-day week. In Boston, barbers working the busy Saturday shift only were being offered between $4.50 and $5.00 for that one day’s work. Perhaps he thought a half-day off might sweeten the deal?

MALE HELP WANTED. BARBER WANTED – Steady job, ½ day off; $13 per week, sober man only need apply. ARTHUR MARSHALL, Milton, N.H. (Boston Globe, November 27, 1913).

Arthur Marshall, barber, removed to Rochester, N.H., in 1916. There he reverted to being Arthur Marchand, hairdresser, 17 So. Main Street [Rochester], in 1917.

Arthur Marchand died in Rochester, NH, January 22, 1928. Phelanise (Vallee) Marchand died in Rochester, December 22, 1934.

The J.R. Downing Ice company, whose founder had died in 1911, sought a local foreman to manage its Milton ice plant. The candidate in whom they were interested would be a man of understanding.

MALE HELP WANTED. WANTED – Foreman for ice plant located at Milton, N.H.; one who understands loading ice into cars from the house, and general work around the plant; steady work for right man. Apply J.R. DOWNING CO, 128 Kenrick st., Brighton, Mass. dSu4t Jy17 (Boston Globe, July 17, 1913).

Frank Tasker was superintendent of the Downing Ice Co. in 1917. He boarded at 22 So. Main. His wife, Florence L. Tasker, had a summer residence with Mrs. A.R. Lyman on So. Main. (One may infer perhaps that she kept their house elsewhere and joined him in the summers).

A fair-sized farm on Mount Teneriffe went on the market.

THE REAL ESTATE MARKET. FOR SALE – On Teneriffe Mt., in Milton, N.H., 90 acres land and farm buildings, view from 10 to 60 miles in all directions: Middleton, Ossipee and White Mts.; grand place for Summer home for people of means, or industrial school for boys, etc. For particulars address Box 54, Union, N.H. (Boston Globe, July 20, 1913).

Rev. Scott Foster Cooley came to Milton in late 1912 or early 1913. The few newspaper accounts of he and his new wife during his tenure seem largely to do with their visits away.

His wife, Mrs. Amelia A. “Amy” Cooley, visited her father, Henry Allen of Ferrisburg, VT, in May 1913.

FERRISBURG. Mrs. Scott Cooley of Milton is visiting her father, Henry Allen (Orwell Citizen (Vergennes, VT), May 15, 1913).

Rev. and Mrs. Scott Cooley of Milton visited his mother, Mrs. Julia Cooley of Peacham, VT, in July 1913.

PEACHAM. Rev. and Mrs. Scott Cooley of Milton, N.H., are visiting Mrs. Julia Cooley (St. Johnsbury Republican, July 23, 1913).

Rev. Scott F. Cooley, a YMCA employee, resided in Vergennes, VT, when he registered for the WW I military draft, September 10, 1918. (He was tall, with a medium build, dark eyes and dark hair).  He was pastor of the Methodist Episcopal churches of both Vergennes and Ferrisburg, VT, in May 1922 (Burlington Free Presse, May 29, 1922).

Rev. Scot F. Cooley died in Hinesburg, VT, January 28, 1942. Amelia A. (Allen) Cooley died in Burlington, VT, October 31, 1972.

Here we bid farewell to Frank Albert Townsend. He was born in Milton Mills, July 5, 1855, son of woolen manufacturer John Townsend. As such, he had been also a brother of woolen manufacturer Henry H. Townsend, and uncle to Henry’s son, woolen manufacturer John E. Townsend.

He resided in Needham, MA, in 1900, where the census enumerator recorded his occupation as “capitalist.” That is to say, in the parlance of the day, he was a man who understood finance, business, investing, and entrepreneurship.

He died in Brookline, MA, July 29, 1913, aged fifty-eight years and twenty-four days.

BROOKLINE. The funeral of Frank Albert Townsend will be held tomorrow. Mr. Townsend was 58 years old and was born at Milton Mills. N.H. He was a retired business man (Boston Globe, July 31, 1913).

A Grand Foreman (GF) of the Ancient Order of United Workmen (AOUW) made a presumably grand entrance at Milton’s Strafford Lodge. (Milton’s AOUW Hall was at 25 Main, near the Lebanon bridge).

NEWS OF INTEREST TO THE MYSTIC ORDERS. Ancient Order United Workmen. Thomas H. Jameson, GMW, will visit Watch City Lodge of Waltham Wednesday evening. Frank W. Waite, GF, will visit Strafford Lodge of Milton, N.H., Wednesday evening. Rochester, N.H. Lodge will receive a visit from Frank W. Waite, GF, Thursday evening (Boston Globe, August 3, 1913).

The Ancient Order of United Workmen was not just a social club. It had its origin as a “fraternal benefit society,” in fact, it was the first to employ what would become a common feature of such social organizations. Each member contributed a dollar to a fund, which would be paid out for any member’s illness or death. At which point, the members would pay in an additional dollar to replenish the fund. (Not unlike non-ACA faith-based insurance arrangements today).

Robert E. Nolan, a contractor’s superintendent, aged thirty-seven years, married in Sanbornville, NH, July 17, 1911, Mildred A. Bragdon, a housekeeper, aged thirty-one years, both resident in Milton, NH. He was born in Middleboro, MA, June 17, 1874, son of William and Ella (Flynn) Nolan. She was born in Milton, November 28, 1878, daughter of Stephen M. and Lydia E. (Downs) Bragdon.

MALE HELP WANTED. WANTED – Foreman for constructing State road, must understand all details of macadam. Apply by mail to ROBERT E. NOLAN, BOX 28, Milton, N.H. 2t au5 (Boston Globe, August 5, 1913).

All of this suggests that Nolan was improving and paving the Milton stretch of the newly-designated White Mountain Highway, between 1910 and 1913.

Robert Ernest Nolan, of 16 Webster Street, Middleboro, MA, aged forty-four years, registered for the WW I military draft in Middleboro, September 12, 1918. He was then employed as a shoemaker by the George Keith Shoe Company, Perkins Avenue, Brockton, MA. His nearest relative was Mildred L. Nolan, of 16 Webster Street, Middleboro. He was short in height, and stout of build, with blue eyes and brown hair.

Lt. Bruce McConnell of the Boston Police Department told some fish stories, but had the fish to back up his tales.

AROUND THE TOWN. Lieut. Bruce McConnell of Station 4 is an amateur fisherman who proves his statements by producing the goods. Recently he returned from his bungalow at Milton, N.H., with the results of his fishing trip, including a quantity of two-pound white perch, pickerel and black bass (Boston Globe, August 8, 1913).

Vampers wanted at the Milton Shoe Company.

MALE HELP WANTED. WANTED – Cylinder vampers on women’s, misses’ and children’s work. Good pay. Steady work. Conditions good. Apply to MILTON SHOE COMPANY, Milton, N.H. dSu4t au21 (Boston Globe, August 24, 1913).

On one occasion at least, the usual Boston script was flipped: a Milton Mills man was among the Boston city slickers stealing women’s pocketbooks.

Policeman Edward C. Fitzgerald of Station 5 arrested John Herbert, aged 35, who claimed to live in South Framingham, and Daniel Hendricks, of Milton Mills, N.H., charging them with the larceny of two pocket books from Annie Connolly of 287 Shawmut av., and Bertha Toner of 484 Tremont st. There was a small amount of money in each pocket book. One of the pocket books was found on Herbert, when arrested, but he swore it belonged to him. The husband of the Connolly woman identified the pocket book as one he bought and gave to his wife. At the station house a key of the front door of the house where the Connolly woman lives was found on Herbert. Hendricks made a complete denial of having stolen any pocketbooks last night, or ever before. He met Herbert last night for the first time. Judge Wentworth found them both guilty, Herbert on two counts and Hendricks on one. He sentenced Herbert to six months and Hendricks to three months in the House of Correction (Boston Globe, August 27, 1913).

Ice, ice, ice, carefully loaded on your railroad car by John O. Porter’s men.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. ICE. ICE. ICE. For Sale – Do you know that we have excellent ice in carload lots carefully loaded at Milton, N.H. Write for prices and rates. John O. Porter, Marblehead. Mass. (Hartford Courant, August 30, 1913).

In 1912, Milton had as blacksmith Ira W. Duntley, who had a blacksmith and horseshoeing shop on Main street, opposite the Town Clerk’s office (house 3 South Main street, at the corner of Silver street). His advertisement described his shop’s location alternately as Main Street, at the Dam.

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Ira W. Duntley Advertisement – 1912

Ira W. Duntley had been a Milton blacksmith (in his father’s blacksmith shop) since at least 1860. He was seventy years of age in 1913. His wife was ill and would die in Milton, January 1, 1914. His heirs were two daughters. He had good reasons, as the old advertisers were wont to say, to sell his Milton blacksmith shop and tools.

BUSINESS CHANCES. HORSESHOEING and blacksmith shop for sale; good tools, power drill, band saw and planer, run by gas engine; all work one can do; practically no competition. Address Box 240, Milton, N.H. SSu (Boston Globe, September 27, 1913).

But it was no sale. Ira W. Duntley, blacksmith, died in Milton, March 20, 1916, aged seventy-four years, still possessed of his blacksmith shop.

BUSINESS CHANCES. BLACKSMITH SHOP for sale or to let in Milton, N.H., formerly owned by I.W. DUNTLEY, only shop in town, estab. 75 years. R.A. McINTOSH, Melton [SIC], N.H. dSu3t je24 (Boston Globe, June 24, 1916).

Robert A. McIntosh was daughter Addie C. (Duntley) McIntosh’s husband. (He sold Gents’ Furnishings at 28 Main street). Elijah P. Oakes was operating a blacksmith shop on Lake Side road, Lebanon side, near the bridge, Milton, in 1917.

The Boston Globe published sheet music in its regular Sunday edition. Associated with those publications was a column soliciting requests, as well as general queries regarding songs and poems. On this occasion, an editor replied to an anonymous query from Milton, NH, asking for source information about a common weather saying.

SONGS AND POEMS WANTED – Daily Globes containing the following songs and poems will be mailed to you on receipt of 8 cents in stamps or money; Sunday Globes for 9 cents in stamps or money. Both Daily and Sunday Globes of following dates may be purchased at Globe Counting Room.

Milton, N.H. – It is not known where the saying. “For everything is lovely and the goose honks high,” written “For everything is lovely and the goose hangs high,” originated. Editor (Boston Globe, October 5, 1913).

The editor was right about the saying’s obscure origins. Many supposers place it in the category of weather doggerel, such as a red sky at night predicting the following day as a sailor’s delight. It is supposed that high-flying honking geese are a fair weather sign, as it is supposed that they fly lower in poor weather.

As Shakespeare had it in his Midsummer Night’s Dream: “The course of true love never did run smooth.” Two local lovers encountered bureaucratic obstacles on their way to the altar.

Carl Edwin Pinkham was born in Milton, August 22, 1886, son of James D. and Sarah A. (McGonigle) Pinkham.

James D. Pinkham, a news dealer, aged forty-three years (b. NH), headed a Milton (“Milton 3-Ponds”) household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-three years), Sarah Pinkham, aged forty-five years (b. Ireland (Eng.)), and his child, Carl Pinkham, a merchant, aged twenty-nine years (b. NH). Sarah Pinkham was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

In 1912, James D. Pinkham, news dealer, Main, had his house at 6 Silver street in Milton. Carl E. Pinkham, groceries, P.O. Building, board with him at 6 Silver street. Another brother, Harold B. Pinkham, was a student at Dartmouth College, with a home address at 6 Silver street.

Maud Malpas Carter was born in Wilmington, MA, daughter of Fred M. and Barbara E. (Cole) Carter.

Fred M. Carter, an ice company superintendent, aged fifty-three years (b. MA), headed a Lebanon, ME, at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty-two years), Barbara E. Carter, aged fifty-three years (b. England), and his children, Maud M. Carter, aged twenty-five years (b. MA), Philip N. Carter, aged sixteen years (b. MA), Maxwell B. Carter, aged fourteen years (b. MA), and Dorothea Carter, aged eleven years (b. MA).

In 1912, Fred M. Carter was “supt. U.I. Co, ice houses, h. near do., Leb. side.” That is to say, he was the superintendent of the Union Ice Co.’s ice houses, which were situated on Milton’s Lebanon side, i.e., across the Lebanon Bridge. His daughter, Maud M. Carter was a sub telephone opr, 30 Main, bds. Leb. side, i.e., she lived still at her father’s house.

So, Carl E. Perkins kept a grocery store on Main street, near the Milton Post Office, and lived nearby on Silver street. Maud M. Carter worked at the Milton telephone exchange, at 30 Main street, and lived across the Lebanon bridge. She probably shopped at his grocery store. He likely spoke with her when he made phone calls. As Zelda Gilroy would have had it, they had propinquity working for them.

HONEYMOON ALL PLANNED. But Carl Pinkham of Milton, N H, and Maud Carter of Maine Had Trying Time With Five-Day Law. Carl E. Pinkham’s experience in trying to be married Saturday night to Maud M. Carter became known at the Courthouse yesterday. He came from Milton, N.H., she from Lebanon. Me. They filed their marriage intention in the office of the Town Clerk at Milton, N.H. and thought that sufficed for them to be married in Boston. They came here Saturday afternoon with the purpose of being married by Rev. Herbert S. Johnson but they struck a snag in the law requiring them to live here five days before they could be married. Their honeymoon was all planned. It was suggested that a judge of the Probate Court might permit a waiver of the statutory provision relating to five days. They saw Edward McGlenen, city registrar, but he could not help them save by way of suggestion as to what they could do. They went to the home of Judge Grant of the Probate Court in the Back Bay. He told them that if Arthur W. Dolan, register of probate, could be found and they filed a petition asking for a waiver of the five-day period in a legal manner, he would issue a decree thereon. They then went in search of Mr. Dolan and found him at his home in Charlestown. In the pouring rain he came to the Courthouse at 8:30. accepted the petition which was made out in his office, and then the couple went back to Judge Grant, who issued the necessary decree. They then went to a minister and were married (Boston Globe, October 28, 1913).

Carl Edwin Pinkham, a merchant, aged twenty-seven years, married in Boston, MA, October 25, 1913, Maud Malpas Carter, aged thirty-two years, he of Milton and she of Lebanon, ME. The official Milton record has their ages reversed (as does the official Boston record). It also states that they filed their marriage intentions on October 18; that would have been in Milton, as stated in the newspaper article. Rev. Herbert S. Johnson of (69 Bay State Road) Boston performed the ceremony. Milton Town Clerk Harry L. Avery recorded the marriage on October 28, 1913. The marriage was recorded also in Maine.

Carl E. Pinkham, a wholesale grocer, aged thirty years (b. Milton, NH) registered for the WW I military draft in Laconia, NH, June 5, 1917. He resided at 65 Lincoln street, in Laconia, NH. He was tall, with a slender build; and had blue eyes and brown hair (slightly balding). He was married. He claimed an exemption due to his occupation.

The North Shore Ice Delivery Company of Lynn, MA, received its Massachusetts incorporation in March 1912.

Massachusetts Corporations. Charters were issued last week to the following new Massachusetts corporations: The North Shore Ice Delivery Company, Lynn, $285,000; George H. Stackpole, Mial W. Chase, Charles E. Chase. William O. Swan. William G. Codman, John D. Urquhart, Julian Swan. Henry K. Fleming, Howard C. Fleming, Wilbur A. Coolidge. Frank J. Gould (Boston Globe, April 7, 1912).

Massachusetts Progressive Republican Attorney General James M. Swift of Fall River, MA, initiated a lawsuit against the newly incorporated New England Ice Delivery Company. (Lizzie Borden was his next-door neighbor). The New England Ice Delivery Company was created primarily as a retail delivery service. The attorney general accused their parent firms of “combining,” i.e. conspiring, to sell their ice to their commonly-owned delivery company at fixed prices.

MOVE AGAINST LYNN ICEMEN. Atty. Gen. Swift Asks for Injunction. Dissolution of Combination Sought in His Bill. Engages Special Counsel to Act in the Case. The Attorney General has filed a bill in equity against, certain ice companies of Lynn as a test case of the value of the law regarding restraints of trades and combinations. The following statement in relation to the case has been made by Atty. Gen. Swift: “After careful consideration and investigation of the facts concerning the ice situation In certain localities where some evidence appeared of agreements or combinations, particularly in Boston and its suburbs, Cambridge, Somerville, Maiden, Worcester, Springfield, New Bedford, Fall River, Lawrence, Quincy, Melrose and Lynn, I have concluded that the Lynn situation offers the best opportunity to test the value of the law of this Commonwealth in regard to restraints of trade and combination. “I therefore filed today a bill in equity against the North Shore Ice Delivery Company, Lynn Ice Company, Coolidge Ice Company, Independent Ice Company, Z.J. Chase Ice Company, Glenmere Ice Company and the Brown Pond Ice Company, and the officers and members of these various concerns, doing business in the city of Lynn, asking for the dissolution of the combination and of the North Shore Ice Delivery Company as a corporation, and an injunction against their carrying out a contract entered into among them, and for other necessary relief to restore the ice business in Lynn to a lawful basis. “The pressure of other work in the department has made it necessary to have additional counsel so that this case may be pushed to a conclusion as rapidly as possible. I have engaged Lee M. Friedman of Boston, who has made a special study of this branch of the law, to act as special counsel in the prosecution of the case.” The complaint charges that on or about April 1, 1913. an agreement was entered into between the companies mentioned above to create a monopoly in the ice business in and around Lynn. The contract between the companies provides that all of the ice produced by them shall be sold to the North Shore Ice Delivery Company for $1 per ton. The defendants in the case are Mial W. Chase, Charles E. Chase, George N. Chase, Edward E. Chase, Julian L. Swan. Henry E. Fleming. Howard C. Fleming of Lynn, John D. Urquhart. William G. Codman of Peabody. George H. Stackpole, William O. Swan, Wilbur A. Coolidge. Frank G. Gould, Hiram Miller, Dennis F. Reardon, Albert Wyer of Lynn (Boston Globe, September 13, 1913).

Superior Court Judge Jenney threw out the Attorney General’s case in September 1914 (Boston Globe, September 12, 1914).

Meanwhile, two of the North Shore Ice Delivery Company’s Lynn ice workers were seriously injured while working at its Milton ice house.

LYNN MEN BADLY HURT. Failing Machinery Broke Staging on Which They Were Working at Milton, N.H., Icehouse. LYNN, Dec. 5 – As the result of an accident which occurred at a Milton, N.H., icehouse this forenoon, Henry Dwyer of 519 Chestnut st. and Payson Carter of 90 Timson st. were brought to their homes in this city this afternoon, suffering from serious injuries. Dwyer had a fractured arm, a dislocated shoulder, and complained of injuries to his head. Carter’s injuries consisted of three fractured ribs, a dislocated wrist. and bad cuts on his head. After they were taken to their homes they were attended by physicians. The men were at work 28 feet above ground, making repairs to the outside of an icehouse owned by the North Shore Ice Delivery Company. According to their statements to the police, a big wheel, used in harvesting ice, fell from the top of the run, struck the staging upon which they were at work and caused them to fall to the ground, where the wheel and parts of the staging fell upon them. The injured men were given temporary treatment by a Milton physician and were placed aboard a Lynn-bound train. No word of their coming was received by the police, and the first intimation that was received of the accident was when a call for an ambulance was received from the Boston & Maine station (Boston Globe, December 5, 1913).

Henry Dwyer, an ice man, resided at 189 Eutaw avenue, in the Lynn directory of 1913, and at 519 Chestnut, in that of 1914. Payson Carter, a driver, boarded with his parents and four sisters at 90 Timson street, in the Lynn directory of 1914.

MALE HELP WANTED. Ice Drivers Wanted. THREE drivers who can furnish best of references, Union Company, bring letters of recommendation if possible. Apply at the main office, 333 Union st., Lynn, Mass, NORTH SHORE ICE DELIVERY CO. dSu3t my27 (Boston Globe, May 29, 1916).

Payson E. Carter followed his father in becoming a machinist at the Lynn River Works plant of the General Electric in 1916. He reported no disabilities when he registered for the WW I military draft on 1917.

Rev. George Barnet Southwick of Madison, ME, accepted a Free Baptist pastorate in Milton Mills, NH, effective January 1, 1914.

Skowhegan, Me., Pastor Leaving. SKOWHEGAN, Me. Dec. 23 — Rev. George B. Southwick has resigned his pastorate of the Madison Free Baptist Church, to take effect Jan. 1, having accepted a pastorate in Milton, N.H. He has been pastor of the Madison Church for about three years, and under his leadership the church edifice has been extensively remodeled and cleared from debt. Mr. Southwick came to Madison from Dale, N.Y. He was a member of the class of 1890 of Cobb Divinity School of Bates College (Boston Globe, December 24, 1913).

Rev. George B. Southwick, pastor of the Milton Mills Free Baptist Church, resided at 27 Lebanon street, Acton Side, Milton Mills, in 1917.

Rev. George B. Southwick, a Baptist church clergyman, aged fifty-six years (b. NY), headed an Epsom, NH, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Flora W. Southwick, aged forty-eight years (b. NY), and his child, Ruth A. Southwick, aged fourteen years (b. NH).

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