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Sneath, Thomas S. / A directory of the city of Stoughton, and the villages of Edgerton, Milton and Milton Junction
(1882)

Milton Junction,   pp. [122]-126 ff.


Page 123

MILTON JUNCTION VILLAGE DIRECTORY.        123
the population steadily increases with each year. The
building lots on Merchants' Row, two rods by six, sold in
1862 for $75 each, but the property has so appreciated in
value that the last sold brought $2oo. The present popu-
lation of the village is 375; and it. has 33 business firms.
The following list comprises the various kinds of business
pursued here and the number engaged in each: Agricul-
tural implements, 5 ; barber, I ; blacksmiths, 2'; stationery,
I ; builder, I ; cigar manufacturer, I ; dressmakers, 2 ;
drugs, I ; flour and feed, 2; furniture, I; general merchan-
dise, 3; hardware, I ; harness, I ;.hotel, I ; jeweler, I ; liv-
ery, I ; lumber, I ; market, i ; physicians, 3; shoemakers,
2; wagonmaker, I. There are three church organizations
and two church edifices, a fine school, a tobacco ware-
house, a'circulating library and two good public halls. The
shipments of grain, tobacco and live stock are considerable
and must increase in the future, and the outlook for the vil-
lage is decidedly promising.
CHURCHES.
UNIVERSALIST CHURCH.
The Universalists of the vicinity meet at the Methodist
Church once in four weeks. There is as yet no church orga-
nization, but the Ladies' Aid Society, composed of ladies
who are Universalists, are at present the moving factor
which sustains the gatherings. This society raises and
contributes a fund for the support of preaching. It was or-
ganized in I88o, with Mrs. Frank Foster as President; Mr.i
I. Kelly, Vice President; Mrs. Blanche Thompson, Secretary
and Mrs. George Button, Treasurer. Its present officers
are: Mrs. Frank Wilbur, President; Mrs. Beach, Vice Presi-
dent; Mrs. B. B. Keith, Secretary; Mrs. Hannah Langley,
Treasurer., The present membership of the society is 24.
The present pastor engaged by them is Rev. M. G. Todd.
POST OFFICE.
The citizens of the junction petitioned for a post oifice in
1 862 and in that year John W. Wood received the appoint-
medt of postmaster.   His successors have been: Miss
Frances Bullis, Israel Castel, and F. C. Buten, who was ap-
pointed in April, 1868. The office is a transfer one but is
not designated as such. Mails close as follows: east, I p.
M., west, 4:3o; arrive from the west, i:I 7, from the east, 5:o5.


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