Milton Businesses in 1909

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | April 5, 2020

The Milton entries for this Milton section of the Dover business directory began to be much more comprehensive than those published previously.

Some merchants paid extra for bolded uppercase entries, and still more for supplementary advertisements on the advertisement pages (“See page …”).

Many have multiple entries, due to having multiple product lines or lines of business listed in different categories.

These entries may be compared with Milton Automobiles of 1909-10. The Carl E. Pinkham listed here under both the Bakery and Grocers categories would hire Dana Tuttle as a delivery driver at about this time. (Pinkham’s business would be called the Sunset Grocery Co. in subsequent years). Drug store clerk George N. Corson likely made Apothecary deliveries for J. Herbert Willey’s drug store on his Indian motorcycle.


MILTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1909

Twenty miles northwest of Dover. R.R. stations at Milton, Union and Hayes, on B.&M. R.R. northern division. Milton Mills 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, 1,401.

Selectmen – Edgar A. Wentworth, Hazen Plummer, Chas. A. Jones. Town Clerk – Harry L. Avery. Treasurer – Everett F. Fox. School Board – Dr. M.A.H. Hart, E.W. Fox, Harry D. Coles. Postmasters – Joseph H. Avery, Milton; E.T. Libby, Milton Mills. Deputy Sheriff, Chas. E. Remick, Milton Mills. Constable – Hazen W. Downs.

Agricultural Implements.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton Mills – See page 815.
MURRAY, D., Milton Mills – See page 815.
PLUMMER, B.B., Plummer’s Ridge – See page 813.

Apothecary.

EMERSON, E.N., 44 Main, Milton Mills – See page 816.
MILLS DRUG CO. THE, 44 Main, Milton Mills – See page 816.
WILLEY, J.H., 2 Main – See page 813.

Architect & Designer.

(Water Power Plants).
JONES, I.W., Main, Opp. Leb. bridge – See page 812.

Bakery.

PINKHAM, C.E., Main, near p.o. – See page 813.

Blacksmiths.

Benoit, Leon, Lebanon side.
DUNTLEY, IRA W. – See p. 812.
MOODY, H.B., 71 Main, M. Mills – See page 815.
RUDD, ALFRED A., 20 Main, Milton Mills – See page 814.

Blanket Mfr.

TOWNSEND, JAMES E., 1-2 Main, M. Mills – See p. 815.

Boarding Houses.

Blaisdell, S.G. Mrs., Charles, on hill.
Finegan, H.F. Mrs., 7 So. Main.
Holbrook, Nellie A. Mrs., Leb. s., M.
Hodgdon, E.A. Mrs., 22 South Main
Kimball, R.M. Mrs., 6 Kimball.
Lindsey, M.E. Mrs., 14 French, Acton side, Milton Mills.
Ramsell, E.E. Mrs., A.S., at bridge, Milton Mills.

Boats to Let.

Brown, Everett E., B.&M. depot
Page, C.H., Main, near p.o.

Boot and Shoe Dealers.

FLYE, A.M., 41 Main, M.M. – See page 816.
FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 815.
Libby, E.T., 17 Main, M.M.
Mason, H.S., Main.
WILLEY, J.D., Main – See p. 812.

Boot and Shoe Machinery and Repairer.

PLUMMER, H., 28 Silver – See page 812.

Boot and Shoe Makers and Repairers.

Bousquin, W., 34 So. Main.
Locke, J.T., 96 No. Main, M. Mills.
Shaw, A.B., Union rd., M.M.

Boot and Shoe Mfrs.

Thayer, N.B. & Co., Charles.

Building Material.

AVERY, JONES & ROBERTS, Main – See page 812.

Butchers.

Horne, C.A., Main.
Pike, R.S., Milton Mills.

Carpenters and Builders.

AVERY, JONES & ROBERTS – See page 812.
Harriman, F.L., 97 No. Main.
HAYES, GUY L., 7 Far. rd. – See page 812.
Rines, Mark, Milton Mills.
Simes, Geo. E., Milton Mills.
WEBBER, ROYAL K., So. Main – See page 813.
WENTWORTH, HIRAM, 31-35 Church, Milton Mills – See page 814.

Carriage Repairers.

DUNTLEY, IRA M., Main, M. – See page 812.
RUDD, A.A., 18 Main, M.M. – See page 812.

Churches and Clergymen.

Cong., 17 So. Main, Milton.
Cong., ——, pastor, M. Mills.
F. Bap., Geo. H. Grey, pastor, 4 Church, Milton.
F. Bap., E.W. Churchill, pastor, Milton Mills.
Methodist, W.A. Hudson, pastor, Milton Mills.
Union Nute Chapel, Robert M. Peacock, pastor, Nute Ridge, Milton.

Cider Mill.

WHITEHOUSE, D.A., Leb. side, at bridge – See p. 813.

Cigars and Tobacco.

Libby, E.T., 17 Main, Milton Mills.
MUCCI, N., 46 Main, Milton Mills – See page 814.
MILLS DRUG. CO. THE, 44 Main, M. Mills – See page 816.
Page, Robert, 14 Main, Milton Mills.
WILLEY, J.H., 2 Main, Milton – See page 813.

Civil and Hydraulic Engineer.

JONES, I.W., Main, opp. Leb. bridge – See page 812.

Clothing.

Horne, J.E., Milton Mills.
Mason, H.S., Main, Milton.

Coal and Wood.

Downs, H.W., 7 Silver, Milton.
Townsend, J.E., Milton Mills.

Coffins and Caskets.

FOX, ASA A., 10 School, Milton – See page 815.

Confectionary and Fruit.

Knight, W.C. Mrs., 6 Toppan.
Libby, E.T., 17 Main, Milton Mills.
MILLS DRUG CO. THE, 44 Main – See page 816.
MUCCI, N., 46 Main, Milton Mills – See page 814.
WILLEY, J.H., 2 Main – See page 813.
Woodman, M.C., Main, opp. Lebanon rd.

Conveyancer, Claim and Collection Agents.

FOX, E.W., Milton Mills – See page 815.
MARSH, F.L., Milton Mills – See page 816.

Crockery and Glassware.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 815.
WHITEHOUSE, H.F., Main – See page 812.
WILLEY, J.D., Main – See page 812.

Deputy Sheriff.

REMICK, CHARLES E., 42 Main, over The Mills Drug Co., Milton Mills – See p. 815.

Designer of Water Power Plants.

JONES, I.W., Main, opp. Leb. bridge, Milton – See p. 812.

Dressmakers.

Stevens, C.L. Mrs., Union rd., near School, Milton Mills.

Dry and Fancy Goods.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 815.
FOX, CHAS D., 10 School, M. Mills – See page 815.
HART, LENA M., Main, n. p.o. – See page 813.
Jones, C.D. (estate,) Main.
McIntosh, Ada C. Mrs., 4 Charles, near So. Main.

Embalmer.

FOX, ASA A., 10 School, M. Mills – See page 815.
FOX, CHARLES. D., 10 School, Milton Mills – See page 815.

Engineer (Civil).

JONES, IRA W., Main, opp. Leb. bridge – See page 812.

Express Company.

AMERICAN EXPRESS CO., H.A. Beaton, agent, Milton, C.H. Fox, M.M. – See page 818.

Fish and Oyster Dealer.

Wentworth, E.L., 14 Mill, n. Charles.

Flour and Grain.

WHITEHOUSE, H.F., Main – See page 812.
WILLEY, J.D., Main – See p. 812.

Furniture.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 815.
MILLER, W.S., Main, M.M. – See page 814.

General Stores.

FLYE, ARTHUR M., 41 Main, Milton Mills – See page 816.
FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 815.
WILLEY, J.D., Main – See p. 812.

Gent’s Furnishings.

FOX, ASA & SON, M.M. – See page 815.
Flye, A.M., 41 Main, M.M.
Horne, J.E., 25 Main.
Nason, H.S., Main, Milton.

Grain and Feed.

Horne & Marsh, 38 Main, M. Mills.
Laskey, A.J., Milton Mills and Union rd.
WHITEHOUSE, D.A., Main, Milton – See page 813.

Grocers.

FLYE, A.M., 41 Main, Milton Mills – See page 816.
FOX, ASA & SON, M. Mills – See page 815.
PINKHAM, C.E., Main, n. p.o. – See page 813.
MUCCI, N. (fancy,) 46 Main, M.M. – See page 814.
WHITEHOUSE, H.F., Main – See page 812.
WILLEY, J.D. – See page 812.

Hairdressers.

HARTFORD, FRED S., Main, Milton – See page 812.
Mathews, O.S., 5 Main, M.M.
Marshall, Arthur, Main.
Page, Robert, Milton Mills.

Hardware.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 815.
FRYE, A.M., 41 Main, M.M. – See page 816. [FRYE being a typographical error for FLYE]
MURRAY, DANIEL, Milton Mills – See page 815.
WILLEY, J.D. – See p. 812.

Harness Makers and Repairers.

Bousquin, Wm., 34 So. Main.
Locke, J.T., 96 No. Main, Milton Mills.

Hats, Caps, etc.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 815.
Horne, J.E., Milton Mills.
Mason, H.S., Main

Hay Dealers.

WILLEY, J.D., Main – See page 812.

Horseshoers.

Benoit, L., Leb. side, Milton.
DUNTLEY, IRA W., Main – See page 812.
MOODY, H.B., 71 Main, M. Mills – See page 815.
RUDD, A.A., 20 Main, M.M. – See page 814.

Hotels.

CENTRAL HOUSE, Fred Rowe, M. Mills – See page 814.
Chamberlin Hotel, Mrs. C.E. Chamberlin, prop., Main, opp. depot.
MILTON HOTEL, H.C. Grover – See page 813.
“The Sands” (summer,) Milton Pond, Mrs. C.E. Chamberlin.

Ice Cream and Soda.

Libby, E.T., Milton Mills.
MUCCI, N., 46 Main, corner Church, M.M.- See page 814.
WILLEY, J.H., Main, corner Silver – See page 813.

Ice Dealers (Retail.)

Columbus, O., Charles, corner Kimball, Milton.

Ice Dealers (Wholesale.)

Boston Ice Co., No. Main.
Downing Ice Co., No. Main.
Lynn Ice Co., Leb. side, Milton.
Marblehead Ice Co., No. Main.
Union Ice Co., Leb. side, M.

Insurance Agents.

Gage, J.M., Main, opp. drug store.
MARSH, FORREST L., 30 Main, M.M. – See page 816.

Jewelry and Watches.

Libby, E.T., Main, M. Mills.

Justices of the Peace.

Avery, B.F., 21 South Main.
AVERY, H.L., Main – See page 812.
FOX, E.F., Milton Mills – See page 815.
FOX, E.W., Milton Mills – See page 815.
Goodwin, G.H., West Milton.
JONES, CHARLES A., South Milton, 1 mile out – See page 818.
MARSH, F.L., Milton Mills – See page 816.
PLUMMER, B.B., Plummer’s Ridge – See page 813.
Wentworth, L.H., W. Milton.

Ladies’ Furnishings.

HART, LENA M., Main, near p.o. – See page 813.
McIntosh, Ada C., 4 Charles, near South Main.

Laundry Agents.

HARTFORD, FRED S., Main, Milton – See page 812.
Libby, E.T., Milton Mills.
Page, Robert, 23 Main, M.M.
WILLEY, J.H., Main, corner Silver – See page 813.

Lawyers.

MARSH, FORREST L., 30 Main, M. Mills – See p. 816.

Leather Board Mfrs.

Milton Leather Board Co.
SPAULDING, J. & SONS CO. – See page 17.

Libraries.

Milton Free Public Library, John U. Simes, librarian (1110 volumes,) M. Mills.
Nute Library, Mrs. S.P. Haley, librarian, Milton.

Lumbermen.

AVERY, JONES & ROBERTS – See page 812.
Edgecomb, C.R. (dealer and sawyer,) Milton Mills.
Plummer, G.L. (p.o. Union).

Machinist.

PLUMMER, HAZEN, 28 Silver – See page 812.

Manufacturing Companies.

SALMON RIVER PAPER CO., fine box board and specialties, at R.R. track, opp. Toppan.
SPAULDING, J. & SONS CO., (leather board and counters) – See page 17.
TOWNSEND, JOHN E., (blankets,) Milton Mills – See page 815.

Masons and Plasterers.

Page, Geo. W., 6 Remick ave., Milton.

Milkmen.

Avery, B.F., 21 South Main.
Buck, Herman L., Springvale rd., Acton side, Milton Mills.
Drew, Samuel E., 80 Main.

Millinery.

Foss, Gertrude M., 24 So. Main, Milton.
Fellows, Nettie E., Jones blk., Main, Milton.
Horne, Olive A. Mrs., M.M.
Jones, Nettie W., at I.J.W., Lebanon side, Milton.

Music Teachers.

Jones, F.P. Mrs. (piano,) Plummer’s Ridge, Milton.
Jones, I.W. Mrs. (piano,) Leb. side, Milton.
Wentworth, Mary A. (piano,) 35 Church, Milton Mills.

Newspapers and Periodicals.

Libby, E.T., at p.o., Milton Mills.
Pinkham, James D., Main, at the dam.

Notaries Public.

FOX, E.F., Milton Mills – See page 815.
FOX, E.W., Milton Mills – See page 815.
Looney, Walter E., 54 South Main, Milton.
MARSH, FORREST L., 30 Main, M. Mills – See p. 816.
Wentworth, G.C.S., Main, M.

Oysters, Clams, etc.

Horne, C.A., Main, n. p.o.
Wentworth, E.L., 14 Mill, M.

Painters (Carriage, Automobile and Sign.)

SCHULMAIER, H.R. & SON, 15 Allen, Berwick, Me. – See Somersworth, page 324.

Painters and Paper Hangers.

CONNOLLY, T., 88 Main, M. Mills – See page 814.
Libby, A.D., 17 Main, M.M.
Gilmore, C.A., 14 So. Main.
Pinkham, Thomas H., Main, M.
Smith, J.L., 29 South Main.
THOMPSON, MARK L., Milton – See page 818.

Paints and Oils.

FLYE, A.M., 41 Main, M.M. – See page 816.
FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 815.
WHITEHOUSE, H.E., Main – See page 812.
WILLEY, J.D., Main – See page 812.

Paper Mfrs.

SALMON RIVER PAPER CO., off South Main, Milton.

Physicians.

Buckley, J.J., 16 South Main.
GROSS, C.W., Central House, Milton Mills – See page 815.
Hart, M.A.H., 30 South Main.
WEEKS, F.S., 102 No. Main, M. Mills – See page 814.

Plumber.

MURRAY, D., Milton Mills – See page 815.

Pool Rooms.

Laughlin, James, Main, M.
Marshall, Arthur, Main, Milton.
Page, R., 14 Main, M. Mills.

Provisions.

HORNE, C.A., Main, at p.o. – See page 818.
Pike, R.S., Milton Mills.

Railroad.

BOSTON & MAINE R.R. – See page 34.

Sawmills.

AVERY, JONES & ROBERTS – See page 812.
Edgecomb, C.R., 41 Leb. rd.
Plumer, G.L., near Union.

Schools.

Milton Grammar School, R.M. Looney, principal, 8 Church, Milton.
Milton Mills High School, Geo. E. Leatherbarrow, principal, 15 School, M.M.
Nute Free High School, C.E. Kelly, principal, 15 Far. rd., M.

Soap Mfrs.

Chamberlin, S.G., Milton M.

Stables.

Chamberlin, F.M., Main.
GROVER, H.C., Charles – See page 813.
ROWE, FRED, Central House, M.M. – See page 814.

Stock Farms.

CHAMBERLIN, M.G. & S.G., M.M. and U. rd. – See page 818.
HAYES, L.C., So. Main, So. Milton – See page 813.
NUTE, GEORGE E., N. Ridge.

Stoves and Tinware.

MURRAY, D., Milton Mills – See page 815.

Teamsters and Truckmen.

Downs, H.W., 7 Silver.
Laskey, C.H., A. side, M. Mills.

Telephone Company.

N.E. TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. – See page 35.

NETT - 1909
Milton Public Telephones, 1909

Toilet Articles.

MILLS DRUG CO. THE, 44 Main, M.M. – See page 816.
WILLEY, J.H., Main, Milton – See page 813.

Undertakers.

FOX, ASA A., Milton Mills – See page 815.
FOX, CHARLES D., 10 School, Milton Mills – See page 815.

Upholsterer and Carpet Work.

Jenness, C.G., 41 So. Main. M.

Wheelwrights.

DUNTLEY, IRA B., Main – See page 812.
MOODY, Henry B., 71 Main – See page 815.
RUDD, A.T. (iron work,) 20 Main, M.M. – See page 814.

Wood Dealers.

AVERY, JONES & ROBERTS, Main, M. – See page 812.
BODWELL, C.S., Toppan.
Clements, John B., Milton.
HAYES, L.C., So. Milton – See page 813.
JONES, C.A., So. Main – See page 818.
Jones, F.P., Plummer’s Ridge.

Woolen Goods Mfr.

TOWNSEND, JOHN E. (blankets) – See page 815.


The Salmon River Paper Company mill burned down on Thursday, June 10, 1909. (See under Paper Mfrs.). One hundred men were thrown out of work.

Fire at Milton. The plant of the Salmon River Paper Company at Milton belonging to William S. Lowe of Portsmouth was destroyed last Thursday night and the loss is estimated at $100,000. The fire is supposed to have originated from the big chimney in the boiler house, but nobody was in the building at the time the fire was discovered. As a rule the mill employed a day and night shift but the mill was not running Thursday night. The mill was the principal industry in the town, with a weekly payroll of from $500 to $800, and its destruction will be a serious blow (Farmington News, [Friday,] June 18, 1909).


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References:

Bass & Co. (1909). Dover, Somersworth, Rochester, and Strafford County Directory, 1909. Dover, NH: 466 Central Avenue.

 

 

Author: Muriel Bristol

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