Our Family History Page

created and maintained by

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!

Assorted Smith Family Notes

The family name might have been Schmidt or Schmitt at one time. You will also note a John A Smith in much of the information which follows. This was probably the older brother and business partner of Joseph. Leon Hunt Allen is buried in the John A. Smith plot in Riverside. The parents of Joseph and John A. Smith are not identified yet. (TSC)

Information from Rochester , New York  City Directories and Maps

1874 Rochester City Directory -Joseph Smith glazier h. Channing

1875-76 Rochester City Directory


-John A.. Smith, sashmaker 13 warehouse, home at Gates
-Joseph Smith glazier, 13 warehouse, home 26 Channing
-Charles L. Smith, carpenter 13 warehouse, house Channing near Hudson
1880 Rochester City Directory -John A Smith,sashmaker, Aqueduct near Canal;, home at Gates
-Joseph Smith, glazier ft. row house 22 Channing
1888 Rochester City Directory

-John A Smith, Door & Sash Manufacturer, 175 Exchange, home 79 Calm Park
-Joseph Smith, glazier, 175 exchange street, home 25 Channing

Advertisement- John A Smith Sash & Door& Blinds, -13 & 15 Warehouse Str Rochester NY

1888 City Map
Ward 13
Hudson Park / Channing Str - found house at 25 Hudson Park listed for "Ida & J. Smith"

Margaret Cook often talked about the Smith Sash & Door Company. This apparently is the business referred to in the City Directories. There are several items reportedly made at the Company in the family, a stand (currently in possession of Tom Cook), a desk used by Grandma and Grandpa Allen (currently in possession of Larry Cook), and some others. (TSC)

Information from the 1875 Census of Monroe County (p148)



Sex / Relationship

Place of Birth

Joseph Smith 20 m Monroe Co Glazier
Ida Smith 19 f wife Monroe Co
Sylvia Smith 1/12 f daughter Monroe Co
Lewis Titenberg 17 m bro-in-law Monroe Co Cigarmaker

Inscriptions in plot owned by Joseph and Ida Smith at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester NY

"Father" Joseph Smith


"Mother" Ida A. Smith


Lillian J. Smith Strang


Louis R. Smith


Grace F. McAllister


Margaret Allen Cook


 from the Democrat and Chronicle, June 6, 1903   Rochester, Monroe Co NY

"Conspiracy Case Adjourned" John. H. Curran, Ernest C. Orcorr, and and George J. Porter; charged with conspiracy by united to present the SMITH SASH, DOOR AND BLIND COMPANY from carrying on its business, were arraigned in police curt yesterday. The hearing was adjourned to June 19th. There is a strike on at the SMITH factory and the defendants are alleged to be conspiring to prevent the company from securing men."

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