Milton Businesses in 1912

By Muriel Bristol (Transcriber) | April 12, 2020

Many of the merchants that had paid extra in the prior directory for bolded uppercase entries, or supplementary advertisements on the advertisement pages, scaled back their expenditure in this directory.

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


MILTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1912

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, 1,640; Bass & Co, 1,684.

Selectmen – Samuel E. Drew, Bard B. Plummer, Chas. S. Philbrick. Town Clerk – Harry L. Avery. Treasurer – Everett F. Fox. School Board – M.A.H. Hart, Fred P. Jones, Joseph Boyd. Treasurer School Board – E.F. Fox. Board of Health – Dr. M.A.H. Hart, C.D. Fox, Harry D. Coles. Postmasters – Joseph H. Avery, Milton; E.T. Libby, Milton Mills. Deputy Sheriff, Fred S. Hartford, Milton.

Agricultural Implements.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton Mills – See page 835.
MURRAY, D., Milton Mills – See page 835.
PLUMMER, B.B., Plummer’s Ridge – See page 833.

Apothecary.

EMERSON PHARMACY, 44 Main, Milton Mills – See p. 834.
WILLEY, J.H., 2 Main – See page 832.

Architect & Designer.

(Water Power Plants).
JONES, I.W., Main, Opp. Leb. bridge – See page 832.

Bakery (Agents.)

Maddox, J.H. & Sons, M. Mills.
Pinkham, C.E., Main, near p.o.

Blacksmiths.

DUNTLEY, IRA W. – See p. 833.
Moody, H.B., 71 Main, M. Mills.
Rudd, Alfred A., 20 Main, Milton Mills.
Sherburne, L.M., Leb. side, M.

Blanket Mfr.

TOWNSEND, JAMES E., 1-2 Main, M. Mills – See p. 735 and 12.

Boarding Houses.

Finegan, H.F. Mrs., (lodging) 7 So. Main.
Hodgdon, L.J. Mrs., 25 South Main
Kimball, R.M. Mrs., 6 Kimball.
Pike, F.D. Mrs., 48 Main.
Regan, J.J. Mrs., So. Main at R.R. bridge.
Tasker, E.A. Mrs., So. Main, cor. Charles.

Boats to Let.

Brown, Everett E., B.&M. depot.

Boot and Shoe Dealers.

FOX, ASA & SON, M. Mills. – See page 835.
HURD, F.J., 35 Main, M. Mills – See page 834.
McIntosh, R.J., Main.
Willey, J.D., Main.

Boot and Shoe Machinery and Repairer.

Plummer, H., 28 Silver.

Boot and Shoe Makers and Repairers.

HURD, F.J., 35 Main, M. Mills – See page 834.
Leighton, A.O., 20 So. Main.

Boot and Shoe Mfrs.

ANDREWS-WASGATT CO., Acton side – Milton Mills – See page 834.
Milton Shoe Co., Leb. side at C. dam.

Building Material.

AVERY & ROBERTS, Main – See page 832.

Butchers.

DOWNS, GEO. F., Silver – See page 832.
Horne, C.A., Main.
Pike, R.S., Milton Mills.

Carpenters and Builders.

Flye, A.M., Highland, M.M.
Harriman, F.L., 97 No. Main.
Hayes, Guy L., 7 Far. rd.
Simes, E.S., Milton Mills.
Simes, Geo. E., Milton Mills.
Webber, Royal K., So. Main.
Wright, A.W., Leb. rd., A.S., M.M.

Carriage Repairers.

DUNTLEY, IRA M., Main, M. – See page 833.

Churches and Clergymen.

Cong., Clarence Pike, pastor, 17 So. Main, Milton.
F. Bap., John T. Clow, pastor, 4 Church, Milton.
F. Bap., Jas. W. Williams, pastor, Milton Mills.
Methodist, F.H. Sleep, pastor, S. Highland, M. Mills.
Union Nute Chapel, Edward P. Eastman, pastor, Nute Ridge, Milton.

Cider Mill.

WHITEHOUSE, D.A., Leb. side, at bridge – See p. 833.

Cigars and Tobacco.

EMERSON’S PHARMACY, 44 Main, M. Mills – See page 834.
Libby, E.T., 17 Main, Milton Mills.
MUCCI, N., 46 Main, Milton Mills – See page 834.
WILLEY, J.H., 2 Main, Milton – See page 832.

Civil and Hydraulic Engineer.

JONES, I.W., Main, opp. Leb. bridge – See page 832.

Clothing.

Horne, J.E., Milton Mills.
McIntosh, R.A., Main, Milton.

Clothing Cleaned, Pressed and Repaired.

MATTHEWS, O.S., 5 Main, Central Sq., M. Mills – See page 835.

Coal and Wood.

Plummer, Hazen, 28 Silver, Milton.
Townsend, J.E., Milton Mills.

Coffins and Caskets.

FOX, ASA A., 10 School, Milton – See page 835.

Confectionary and Fruit.

EMERSON’S PHARMACY, 44 Main, M. Mills – See page 834.
Knight, W.C. Mrs., 6 Toppan.
Libby, E.T., 17 Main, Milton Mills.
Larochelle, A.A., Main
MUCCI, N., 46 Main, Milton Mills – See page 834.
WILLEY, J.H., 2 Main – See page 832.

Conveyancer, Claim and Collection Agents.

FOX, E.W., Milton Mills – See page 835.
MARSH, F.L., Milton Mills – See page 834.

Crockery and Glassware.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 835.
WHITEHOUSE, H.F., Main – See page 832.

Deputy Sheriff.

Hartford, Fred S., Main off. Silver, Milton.

Designer of Water Power Plants.

JONES, I.W., Main, opp. Leb. bridge, Milton – See p. 832.

Dressed Beef.

DOWNS, GEO. F. (wholesale,) Silver, M. – See page 832.

Dressmakers.

Bishop, W.P. Mrs., 5 School, Milton.
Dixon, S.E. Mrs., 7 Toppan, Milton.
Hayes, J.H. Mrs., So. Main, M.
Stevens, C.L. Mrs., Union rd., near School, Milton Mills.

Dry and Fancy Goods.

AVERY & ROBERTS, Main – See page 832.
FOX, ASA & SON
, M. Mills – See page 835.
Hart, Lena M., Main, n. p.o.
MARSH, M.T. MRS., 40 Main, M. Mills.
McIntosh, Ada C. Mrs., 4 Charles, near So. Main.

Embalmer.

FOX, ASA A., 10 School, M. Mills – See page 835.
FOX, CHARLES D., 10 School, Milton Mills – See page 835.

Engineer (Civil).

JONES, IRA W., Main, opp. Leb. bridge – See p. 832.

Express Company.

American Express Co., H.A. Beaton, agent, Milton.

Fish and Oyster Dealer.

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

Flour and Grain.

FOX, ASA & SON, M. Mills – See page 835.
WHITEHOUSE, H.F.
, Main – See page 832.
Willey, J.D., Main.

Furniture.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 835.

General Stores.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 835.
Willey, J.D., Main.

Gent’s Furnishings.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 835.
McIntosh, R.A., 25 Main.

Grain and Feed.

Horne & Marsh, 41 Main, M. Mills.
Laskey, A.J., Milton Mills and Union rd.
Whitehouse, D.A., Main, Milton.

Grocers.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 835.
Pinkham, C.E., Main, n. p.o.
Maddox, J.A. & Son, M. Mills.
MUCCI, N. (fancy,) 46 Main, M.M. – See page 834.
Pinkham, C.E., Main, n. p.o.
WHITEHOUSE, H.F., Main – See page 832.
Willey, J.D., Main.

Hairdressers.

BURKE, CHAS. L., Main at C. dam, Milton – See page 832.
Hartford, Fred S., Main, Milton.
MATTHEWS, O.S., 5 Main, M.M. – See page 835.
Page, Robert, Milton Mills.

Hardware.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 835.
MURRAY, DANIEL, Milton Mills – See page 835.
Willey, J.D., Main, Milton.

Harness Makers and Repairers.

Leighton, A.O., 20 So. Main.
Locke, J.T., 96 No. Main, Milton Mills.

Hats, Caps, etc.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 835.
Horne, J.E., Milton Mills.
McIntosh, R.A., Main

Hay Dealers.

Whitehouse, D.A., Main, Milton.

Horseshoers.

DUNTLEY, IRA W., Main – See page 833.
Moody, H.B., 71 Main, M. Mills.
Rudd, A.A., 20 Main, M.M..

Hotels.

CENTRAL HOUSE, Fred Rowe, M. Mills – See page 834.
Milton Hotel, C.A. Jaffrey, prop., Toppan.
SAMPSON THE, J.F. Quinlan, prop., Main near depot – See page 833.

Ice Cream and Soda.

Larochelle, A.A., Main.
Libby, E.T., Milton Mills.
MUCCI, N., 46 Main, corner Church, M.M.- See page 834.
WILLEY, J.H., Main, corner Silver – See page 832.

Ice Dealers (Retail.)

Beede, D.W., Leb. side, Milton.

Ice Dealers (Wholesale.)

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

Insurance Agents.

Finegan, H.E., 7 So. Main.
Gage, J.M., Main, opp. drug store, Milton.
MARSH, FORREST L., 30 Main, M.M. – See page 834.

Jewelry and Watches.

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

Justices of the Peace.

AVERY, H.L., Main – See page 832.
Finegan, H.E., 7 So. Main.
FOX, E.F., Milton Mills – See page 835.
FOX, E.W., Milton Mills – See page 835.
Goodwin, G.H., West Milton.
Jones, Charles A., South Milton, 1 mile out.
MARSH, F.L., Milton Mills – See page 834.
PLUMMER, B.B., Plummer’s Ridge – See page 833.

Ladies’ Furnishings.

Hart, Lena M., Main, near p.o.
Marsh, M.T. Mrs., 40 Main, M. Mills.
McIntosh, Ada C., 4 Charles, near South Main.

Laundry Agents.

Hartford, Fred S., Main, Milton.
Libby, E.T., Milton Mills.
Page, Robert, 23 Main, M.M.
WILLEY, J.H., Main, corner Silver – See page 832.

Lawyers.

MARSH, FORREST L., 30 Main, M. Mills – See p. 834.

Leather Board Mfrs.

MILTON LEATHER BOARD CO. – See page 833.
SPAULDING, J. & SONS CO. – See page 17.

Libraries.

Milton Free Public Library, John U. Simes, librarian (1700 volumes,) M. Mills.
NUTE LIBRARY, Mrs. S.P. Haley, librarian, Milton – See page 837.

Lumbermen.

AVERY & ROBERTS, Main – See page 832.
Edgecomb, C.R. (dealer and sawyer,) Milton Mills.
Plummer, G.L. (p.o. Union).

Lunch Rooms.

Larochelle, A.A., Main opp. Leb. bridge.

Machinist.

Plummer, Hazen, 28 Silver.

Manufacturing Companies.

ANDREWS-WASGATT CO. (boots and shoes), Milton Mills – See page 834.
SPAULDING, J. & SONS CO., (leather board and counters) – See page 17.
TOWNSEND, JOHN E., (blankets,) Milton Mills – See pages 835 and 12.

Marble and Granite Monuments.

JOHNSON, M.L., Union, N.H. – See pages 11=833.

Masons and Plasterers.

Goodwin, C.B.., West Lebanon, Me.

Milkmen.

Burke, C.F., Springvale rd., Acton side, Milton Mills.
Drew, Samuel E., 80 Main.
Reynolds, E.E., A.S., M. Mills.
Tibbetts, C.H., W.M. and Far. rd.

Millinery.

Foss, Gertrude M., 24 So. Main, Milton.
Horne, Olive A. Mrs., M.M.
Patterson, Cora B. Miss, Church cor. Remick.

Music Teachers.

Clow, A.A. Miss (piano,) 33 So. Main, Milton.
Getchell, G.M. Miss (piano,) 15 Charles.
Jones, F.P. Mrs. (piano,) Plummer’s Ridge, Milton.
Jones, I.W. Mrs. (piano,) Leb. side, Milton.
Keddie, Mary A. Mrs. (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.

AVERY, H.L., Main, Milton – See page 832.
Finegan, H.E., 7 So. Main.
FOX, E.F.
, Milton Mills – See page 835.
FOX, E.W., Milton Mills – See page 835.
Looney, Walter E., 54 South Main, Milton.
MARSH, FORREST L., 30 Main, M. Mills – See p. 834.
Wentworth, G.C.S., Main, M.

Oysters, Clams, etc.

Horne, C.A., Main, n. p.o.
Howard, Fred, Main.
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.

Ayers, H.E., 13 Church.
Connolly, T., 7 Highland, M. Mills.
GILMORE, C.A., 14 So. Main – See page 833.
PARTRIDGE, G.W., 25 Main, M.M. – See page 835.
Pinkham, Thomas H., Main, M.
Smith, J.L., 29 South Main.

Paints and Oils.

FOX, ASA & SON, Milton M. – See page 835.
WHITEHOUSE, H.F., Main, Milton – See page 832.
Willey, J.D., Main.

Physicians.

ANDERSON, HARRY E., Main cor. Church, M. Mills – See page 834.
Buckley, J.J., 16 South Main.
GROSS, C.W., Central House, Milton Mills – See page 835.
HART, M.A.H., 30 South Main.
Weeks, F.S., 102 No. Main, M. Mills.

Plumber.

MURRAY, D., Milton Mills – See page 835.

Pool Rooms.

BURKE, CHAS. L., Main at C. Dam, M. – See page 832.
Hartford, F.S., Main, Milton.
Page, R., 14 Main, M. Mills.

Provisions, Meats, etc.

DOWNS, GEO. F., (butcher,) Silver, 2 miles out – See page 832.
Horne, C.A., Main, at p.o.
Howard, Fred, Main.
Pike, R.S., (pedler,) Milton Mills.

Railroad.

BOSTON & MAINE R.R., Hugh A. Beaton, agent.

Sawmills.

AVERY & ROBERTS – See page 832.
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, 15 School, M.M.
Nute Free High School, C.E. Kelly, principal, 15 Far. rd., M.

Stables.

QUINLAN, J.F., Main – See page 833.
ROWE, FRED, Central House, M.M. – See page 834.

Stock Farms.

CHAMBERLIN, M.G., M.M. and U. rd. – See page 834.
Hayes, L.C., So. Main, So. Milton.
Nute, George E., N. Ridge.

Stoves and Tinware.

MURRAY, D., Milton Mills – See page 835.

Teamsters and Truckmen.

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

Telephone Company.

N.E. Telephone & Telegraph Co., Main opp. Leb. bridge.

Toilet Articles.

EMERSON’S PHARMACY, 44 Main, M.M. – See page 834.
WILLEY, J.H., Main, Milton – See page 832.

Undertakers.

FOX, ASA A., Milton Mills – See page 835.
FOX, CHARLES D., 10 School, Milton Mills – See page 835.

Upholsterer and Carpet Work.

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

Wheelwrights.

DUNTLEY, IRA B., Main – See page 833.
Moody, Henry B., 71 Main.
Rudd, A.T. (iron work,) 20 Main, M.M.

Wood Dealers.

AVERY & ROBERTS, Main, M. – See page 832.
Clements, John B., Milton.
Hayes, L.C., So. Milton.
Jones, C.A., So. Main.
Jones, F.P., Plummer’s Ridge.

Wood Sawyers.

Beede, D.W., Leb. side, M.

Woolen Goods Mfr.

TOWNSEND, JOHN E. (blankets) – See page 835 and 12.


Here we learn of the 1912 acquisition of a Farmington store by the enterprising Carl E. Pinkham of Milton. He added it to his “chain” of existing grocery stores in Lynn, MA, and Milton. The description of his Farmington store and the goods on offer there likely serves to describe also his Milton store.

SUNSET GROCERY CO. This is the corner grocery store recently purchased from L.B. Foster by the above company and added to their rapidly growing chain of stores. Under the direction of the enterprising new proprietor, C.E. Pinkham of Milton, this store has assumed a most orderly and attractive interior. The goods are very neatly and artistically displayed and the new store is receiving a liberal and highly appreciated share of patronage. Many Christmas specials are being offered here at low prices. Among these are the famous “Angelus Brand” of canned goods, celery, cranberries, pop corn, nuts, fancy biscuit crackers, figs, dates and grapes. This is also the exclusive agency for the well-known “Meadow Gold” butter and eggs. The store is neatly kept and handsomely decorated and should not be forgotten when you make up the Christmas dinner list (Farmington News, [Friday,] December 20, 1912).


Previous in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1909; next in sequence: Milton Businesses in 1917


References:

Bass & Co. (1912). Dover, Somersworth, Rochester, and Strafford County Directory, 1912. Dover, NH: 466 Central Avenue.

Author: Muriel Bristol

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