Milton Businesses in 1875

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | March 22, 2018

Extracted below are the Milton entries from the New Hampshire Register, Farmer’s Almanac and Business Directory, for 1875.

MILTON, STRAFFORD. Роp. 1598. N.E. from C., 40. R.R.S. [Railroad Stations], Мilton, and South Milton on Ports., Gt. Falls & Conway R.R.

OFFICERSClerk, Joseph Mathes; Treas., E.W. Fox; Selectmen, George Lyman, G.H. Plumer, John U. Simes; Supts., G.W. Olney, M.V.B. Cook, J.F. Joy

Postmasters. – C.H. Looney; South, H.H. Wentworth; West, T.F. Canney.

Justices [of the Peace]. – Luther Hayes, C.H. Looney, E.W. Fox, State; Joseph Plummer, Joseph Mathes, Joseph Cook, George Lyman, G.W. Peavey, J.S. Hersey, J.N. Sims, B.B. Plummer, B.P. Roberts.

Churches. – Chris., D.B. Goodwin; Cong., ___ ___; F. Bap., ___ ___. 

Exp. & Tel. AgentDaniel Corkery.

HotelFranklin House, Joseph Jenness. 

Livery Stables – Jas. R. Horne.

Literary InstitutionMilton Classical Institute, ___ ___, prin.

Manufacturers– boots and shoes, South, H.H. Wentworth; lumber, Luther Hayes, Scates & Lyman; Lewis Plumer, p.о. ad. ,Union. 

Mechanicsblacksmiths, H. Duntley & Son; carpenters Joseph Mathes, E.H. Hersom; painter, G.F. Hodgdon; wheelwrights, Joseph Matthes, Daniel Jenness. 

MerchantsLooney & Avery, G.A. Gilmore, J. Hart, Daniel Plummer, Jas. R. Horne; — fancy goods, Mrs. Ira L. Knox, Mrs. J.F. Hart; millinery, Mrs. C.M. Roberts. 

PhysiciansG.W. Peavey.

Mills. – Postmaster & Exp. AgentE.W. Fox

Churches – Cong., D.B. Scott, C.F. Page; F. Bap., A.S. MacLean; Meth., James Crowley.

Hotel & Livery Stable – Central House, Ira Miller.

Manufacturers – carriages & wheelwright, John Brackett; flannels, Waumbeck Manuf’g. Co.; flannels, felt cloth, piano and table covers, Edward Brierly & Son; table and piano covers, H.H. Townsend, John Meikle

Mechanics – blacksmiths, Ebenezer Osgood, Nathaniel Rines, S.F. Rines; carpenters, J.F. Titcomb, E.S. Simes; harness makers, A. Sanborn & Son; mason, J.G. Rines; painter, G.W. Came. 

Merchants – F.H. Chesley, Asa Fox & Son, A.A. Fox & Co., J.U. Simes, J.B. Merrill & Son; — boots and shoes. S. Grant; fancy goods, Mrs. W.P. Farnham; provisions, C.S. Lowd. 

PhysiciansJ.C. Buck, C.W. Gross, M.K. Cowell.

The Boston Globe reported a Milton Mills factory suspension in this year:

MILL SUSPENDED. GREAT FALLS, N.H., Aug. 10 – Brierley’s felt mills, at Milton, N.H., have suspended, throwing forty hands out of employment. Cause assigned, no sale for the goods already on hand (Boston Globe, August 11, 1875).

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Claremont Manufacturing Company. (1875). New Hampshire Register, Farmer’s Almanac and Business Directory, for 1875. Retrieved from

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