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FROM THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS DIRECTORY OF 1888 BEDFORD A thriving village on the Pike River, in the Township of Stanbridge, County of Missisquoi, is the county seat. It hi churches, branch of the Eastern Townships Bank, three hotels, an academy, two elementary and a convent school, an edge tool factory, two saw mills, one grist mill, one carriage factory, a foundry, one needle factory, one sewing machine factory, one paint factory, one confectionery factory, and two sash and door factories. Two daily ma St, Lawrence and Cham- plain Railway. A registry office is here, also the Circuit and Commissioners Court. It is on the stage route from Stanbridge Station to Dunham. The Great North Western Telegraph Com- pany have an office here. There is also a stirring local newspaper known as the Bedford Times published here. The village has two post offices for the convenience of the inhabitants, known as Bedford and Upper Bedford. Alcombrack Richard, J.P. Adams James H., tinsmith Alcombrack Ebenezer, tanner Alcombrack W. D., tanner Breault Medard, wheelwright Blakely Oras, tanner Bessette Hobart E., carpenter Batchelder S. P. L.'S. Burrage Wm., cashier E. T. Bank Burrage Mrs. C. M., prop. Bedford House Bedford Times, R. A. Crothers, prop. and F. C.’Loynes, editor. Bessette Joseph, deputy registrar Beaudry Philip A., harness maker Borden Miss Emma, dressmaker Brown C. P., hamess maker, (of Gough and Brown) Berard Jean Bte., shoemaker Bastien Hilaire, carpenter Bastien Mrs. H., millinery Boyce Michael, ‘notary Bertram W. J., dry goods Brooks Henry W., mason Boudreau Jean Bte., blacksmith Briggs Elwin R., mechanic Borden Anson, carpenter Baxter George, mechanic Capsey Geo., advocate, Sec. Treas. County " Council Cadorette Victor, tinsmith Campbell David, ‘butcher Campbell Isaiah, trader Chagnon William, carpenter Chausee Prosper, tailor Chartier Hector, mason Cassels Dr. James, physician Chevalier Dr. Gustave, physician Chevalier Louis, painter Chevalier Pierre R., gentleman Constantineau S., advocate Corey Harvey N Corey John H., Coslett James, blacksmith Coslett Edward, gen. store, postmaster, J. P. Coslett Samuel, trader * Crothers R. A. of Crothers and Cornell prop. of the Bedford Times Cyr Jean Bte. Jr., farmer Cracknell G. F., painter Cyr Joseph, gentleman Douglass John, bailiff Demers Theophile, wheelwright Demers Napoleon A., clerk Derey Narcisse, farmer Desrosiers F. X., notary Dufort Dr. T. A., physician Dickinson R., registrar county Missisquoi Dubrule W. H., dry goods and clothing Farber John A., baker Guillette Hyacinthe, gen. store, J. P. Gough and Brown, harness makers and . saddlers Gough James of Gough and Brown Gough John H. of Gough and Brown Gough John, clerk of the Circuit Court, ' com. of the superior court, J. P. Gough T. M., clerk of the Com. Court Grenfell Rev. J., Methodist Minister Girard Patrice, shoemaker Herliby Patrick, gen. store Harty John, grocer Hogle George H., mill owner Hatch D. W., ticket agent Jarest David, barber Kinnehan William, jeweller Kinnehan Henry A., jeweller Knapton Joseph Knight Ailen 8. Loynes C. N ; Loynes T. C., editor Bedford Times Lent Arthur A., mechanic Landry Simeon, tinsmith Lavalee Albert, shoemaker Lareau Noel, shoemaker Lussier, Times compositor and tel. operator Martin J. P., trader Martin Rufus M., farmer Martin Richard J., farmer Martin Wm. E., trader Martin Jas. Herbert, livery stable Martin, H. Arvide, gen. store Martin P. C., manager Bedford House Mitchell Homer E., physician Murphy Patrick, shoemaker Martin Mrs. Chas., ladies’ furnishing Martin Henry, lime kiln Mullin John J., dry goods Menard Theodule, baker Morgan E. W., manager Eastern Townships Bank Micilette Nazaire, shoemaker Martindale, Azro, ‘mason Malroney Francois, mason McAleer Patrick, wheelwright McCorkill J. S., advocate McNamara Mrs. E., dressmaker McLeod Albert, painter Nye Rev. H. W., Episcopal Church Palmer Wm. J., wholesale confectionery Poissant and Co., hotel Poirier Miss, dressmaker Poulin Pierre, plasterer Paré Nazaire, trader Rheume Joseph, of Poissant and Co. Rice Bros., flouring mills Rice M. F., of Rice Bros. Rice Chas., gentleman Racicot Francois, baker Rouse R. B., tinsmith Racicot G. |., wheelwright Rheume Alfred, wheelwright Rolland J. T. sewing machine and auctioneer Rolland Antoine, carpenter n id Joseph, carpenter of Reid Bros. ‘Almon, carpenter id Bros., saw and planing mills cheleau Napoleon, dry goods inley Fred, mechanic junders Fred C., Drug Store jeridan James Sr., contractor elters Allen A., wheelwright ‘inner John, shoemaker aton James H., harness maker ars Eugene, blacksmith ley George Sec. Treas. Town Council han Isidore, grocer wuhan David, mason iker Comfort, carpenter ish F. D., cigars and tobacco itcomb H. M., mechanic itwell J. Frank, civil engineer ison James Jr., harness maker ht Joseph, carpenter odard Henry, plasterer SS255SE55 See eoeeuzeze UPPER BEDFORD American House, Wm. Taylor, prop. Bedard Omer S., mechanic Barden William, carpenter den Franklin, blacksmith iden E. W., carpenter iden Nathaniel, carpenter Brock Wm. 0., axemaker jouchard A. J., general store Butler Hobart, advocate Bessette Hobart, carpenter Bockus Wellington, carpenter Brpwn Frederick, polisher Befnier Pierre, painter den Barnabas A., mechanic olidreau Joseph, moulder ard P., lime dealer Blakely Ora, mechanic Blackwell H. A., forkmaker Corey M. E., carpenter Corey Willie M., carpenter Corey B. H., carpenter Corey William, carpenter Cohner Daniel, merchant tailor Cornforth, scythe maker Cook Leonard, mason Crossman Dexter, scythe finisher Clayes George, M.P. Missisquoi Crothers Jas. sewing machine, lives at Des Rivieres Corey's Needle Works, W. Williamson, _ manager is Mrs. M., grocery mers, L. J., forkmaker pa@ 2 pow Dat De} Dufresne Raoul, paint factory Garrett S. E., manager 0. S. Rexford Mfg. Co. Garrow Alexander, mechanic Gilman George W., scythe maker Golden Joseph, scythe maker Gray H. A., mechanic Hungerford M. A., livery stable Hart Dr. David A., physician Halliday Thos. H., machinist Hawkins Andrew, gentleman Higgins J. P., scythe maker Hogle and Borden, sash and door factory Horskin Horatio, postmaster and foundry Halcrow Alonzo, carpenter Husband Arthur, heater Jocelyn William, gentleman Jones Zeno, mechanic Jones Edwin F., mechanic Lappin Charles, moulder Lapointe Louis, moulder Larue Raphael, grocer Leduc Damase, gentlemen Monneau Samuel, tanner Mather, William, carpenter Mills Reid, carpenter Martindale Asa, trader Mehan George, machinist Mills S. H., gentleman Nason Ruel, axe maker Oakes Wm.'K., axe temperer 0. S. Rixford Mfg. Co., edge tools Pullin Chancey, polisher Palmer E., painter and decorator Reid Lewis J., furniture Rix Thomas, mason Ross Sherman, printer Ross Augustus E., agent Ross Henry L. harness maker Rodgers E. H., jeweller Russell Solyme, butcher Sornberger Elias, gentleman Smith Marvin, carpenter Smith Chas., general store Taylor William, prop. American House Taylor Eldred, mechanic Thomas John, scythe grinder Willison W., Manager Corey's Needle Works Wilson James Jr., harness maker BEDFORD In the early summer of 1792 when Christopher Dunham, looking for a suitable spot to locate in the lands of Missisquoi Bay, drew his boat ashore at the foot of the rapids discouraged by the prospect of the necessary toil of the portage, he probably gave little thought to the pos ities which surrounded the little clearing that he at once began in the wilderness. Other settlers followed and in the closing years of the decade, Abram Lampman, who came from Dutchess County, New York, built a dam across the river and on the north side cf the river built a saw mill. This was the first use made of water power in Bedford, A few years later, in 1811, Martin Rice, who came from Mass., built what was called in the early days a trip-hammer shop on the south side of the river, directly in the rear of the P.O., (using Lampman’s power) in which were made all kind of lumbermen’s tools and many of the equip- ments of the first saw mills. The rapids here are over a mile long, dams were thrown across the river and several industries sprang into existence, In the early 1820's Robert Jones, an Englishman, bought out the original water power of Lampman, improve the conditions by laying out and building bridges, roads and ete. 72