Our Family History Page

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Thomas Stillman Cook




The purpose of this page is to share information and photographs with relatives and descendants of Stillman and Margaret Cook. You are welcome to copy and keep any of the photographs we post! If you have any information, corrections or photographs to share, please send them along!


Louis Robert Smith was the only son of Joseph and Ida Smith. Margaret Cook remembered him as "Uncle Lou" - she was only nine years old when he died. The proximity of his death to that of his Father must have had a great impact on the Smith Family - in more ways than one. As far as our research can tell, he was the last of the "Smith line" - there were no other males to pass on the family name.

Louis R. Smith's Obituary

Special Thanks to Marie U'Ren for sending us this clipping for the Tyler Family Scrapbook. Marie is the granddaughter of Ida Marie Smith Tyler.



 L.R. Smith, of Sash Door Company, Succumbs to Lingering Illness

(Undated newspaper clipping from Tyler Family Scrapbook)


Louis R. Smith of No 331 Wellington avenue, associated with the Smith Sash and Door Company over a long period, died yesterday, just ten days after the death of his father, Joseph Smith, president and treasurer of the company. Mr. Smith, who was 46 years old, had suffered a lingering illness.

Mr. Smith was born in this city on July 4, 1881, and had passed his entire life here. After being graduated from Concord (?) School No 18, he entered the sash and door business with his uncle, the late John A Smith founder of the company. Later Mr. Smith became vice-president of the firm.

He was a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Brooklea Country Club, the Rochester Athletic Club, Company A Boys in Blue, and St. Monica's Church.

Besides his mother, Ida Smith, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Grace Allen of this city, and Mrs Van E. Tyler, of Buffalo; a niece and four nephews.

Funeral services will take place Friday morning at 8 o'clock from his home, and at 9 o'Clock at St. Monica's Church. Rev John F. Brody will celebrate high requiem mass.


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