Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA - Genealogy
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Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA
Milford is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA, on the Souhegan River. As of the 2000 census, it had a population of 13,575. It is the retail and manufacturing center of a six-town area known informally as the Souhegan Valley.
The town center of Milford, where over 61% of the population resides, is defined as the Milford census-designated place (CDP), and is located at the junction of New Hampshire routes 13 and 101A.
Events/Places of Interest
1865 - Drowning
"Mr. Ephraim Crosby, a son of Rufus Crosby of Milford, was drowned last week. He was subject to fits, and having gone out for chestnuts, stopped at a brook, and probably in a fit fell in and was drowned. His age was twenty-five years. - Farmer's Cabinet Newspaper"
New-Hampshire Sentinel, Keene, NH
26 Oct 1865
Flood - 1869
"We learn from Milford that the damage there is great. The double arch granite bridge over the Souhegan at the village was affected. Both foot bridges were carried away, and the County Bridge, as it is termed, near East Wilton line, made impassable. The dam and canal of the Pine Valley Carpet Co., are ruined, and also the stone bridge across the road near that point. Daniel Putnam's dam, near the stream mill gave way. Several small buildings were carried away from just below Gilson's dam, and some of the residents of houses there were rescued in boats. At the lower corporation a building was carried away, and the water ran three feet deep, through the lower story. The loss to this Company along is estimated at $15,000."
"Messrs. Howison & Marvell lose very heavily in lumber, an immense quantity of which was floated off."
"Four hundred coads[sic] of wood belonging to the Souhegan Manufacturing Co. was carried off. The loss to the Pine Valley Co. is $5,000.- Messrs. Gileon & Sons are also losers of lumber to a large amount."
"The noon train up, on Monday, after reaching a point above Richardson's Crossing, found they could proceed no further, as the track had been washed away, and detached the cars and attempted to run back to Milford with the engine and tender. Before proceeding far, however, they suddenly came to a standstill by dropping through a culvert. Although a dozen or more men were on the engine, fortunately no one was injured."
The Farmers' Cabinet, Amherst, NH
7 Oct 1869
Schoolhouse and Farm Buildings Are Burned
Milford, N. H., March 25. - Two forest fires that raged here simultaneously today destroyed the Shedd schoolhouse and the buildings on the Totterman estate in West Milford and the buildings on the Charles Penault farm in South Milford. Students from Milford Academy aided in fighting the flames, which threatened the home of Charles Flanders, near the Totterman place. The total loss is placed at about $600, distributed as follows: Schoolhouse, $1000; Penault buildings, $1700; Totterman buildings, $2500.
The Boston Journal
26 Mar 1910
1914 - Carrier Pigeon is Bridal Messenger
"NEW YORK, Nov. 3 - Ever since a Belgian rabbit escaped from one of the rooms on the fifth floor of the Prince George hotel, A. M. Gutterson, the assistant manager, has been especially on alert to see that no persons take animals to their rooms. Yesterday Mr. Gutterson observed a man carrying a small basket. He had looked at the register and observed that the man was E. Alburn of Milford, N. H."
"Mr. Alburn seemd to be very careful about the little basket, which he had refused to give to one of the hallboys. Finally Mr. Gutterson thought that Mr. Alburn was hiding a small dog, and he asked him what he had in the basket."
"'I live on a small farm outside Milford.' said Mr. Alburn, smiling, 'and unfortunately I have no telephone. The telegraph station is closed on Sunday. I have just been married and have been called to this city on important business. It was impossible to bring Mrs. Alburn with me and she was anxious to receive word when I arrived in this city, so I brought a couple of carrier pigeons.'"
"Soon afterward Mr. Alburn went to the roof and sent off word of his arrival in New York city."
Carrier Pigeon is Bridal Messenger
Date: November 04, 1914
Ancestors Who Were Born in Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA
Alburn Morton Gutterson
(19 Sep 1877,Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA-20 Apr 1946,New York, New York, USA)
Ancestors Who Died in Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA
(29 JUL 1746,Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA-27 FEB 1809,Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA)
Charlotte Anna Feige
(6 Dec 1907,Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA-28 Jun 2000,Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA)
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