Stokes Brothers General Contracting


Stokes Brothers.-The extensive general contracting business conducted by the firm of Stokes Brothers was established by William Stokes, the senior member, in 1875. He was born in Ireland in 1849, came to America with his parents, Michael and Catharine Stokes, in 1855, and settled in Buffalo. He learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed until 1875, when he engaged in contracting and building. He successfully continued this business alone until 1891, when he admitted his brothers, Henry L. and Michael F., to partnership, under the firm name of Stokes Brothers, which has remained unchanged. Henry L. and Michael F. are also practical carpenters, having been for several years associated with their elder brother. The firm has conducted an extensive general contracting business in Western New York, Pennsylvania and Canada and has offices in the Mooney-Brisbane building, Buffalo. They executed the woodwork for this structure, and among other buildings erected by them are the Church of Perpetual Help in Buffalo; the Catholic churches at Suspension Bridge, Albion and Wellsville, N. Y. and Niagara Falls, Out.; the old and present Catholic church at North Tonawanda; and several flats and other structures in Buffalo and elsewhere. For a number of years they have ranked among the largest general contractors in Buffalo.

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