Sneath, Thomas S. / A directory of the city of Stoughton, and the villages of Edgerton, Milton and Milton Junction
Milton Junction, pp. -126 ff.
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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