Biography of Robert L. Tuck


Tuck, Robert L., one of the well known citizens of Tonawanda, was born in Norfolk, England, May 3 1844. His father, Robert Tuck, was born in 1819 and was a lifelong farmer. He moved to Canada in 1854, settling in the township of Nelson, where he became one of the leading farmers and stock raisers. Being a thoroughly progressive man, he made a practice of exhibiting his grain and live stock at the fairs and invariably received the first premiums; to him was awarded the first prize on wheat at the Centennial Fair held in Philadelphia in 1876. In politics he was a Liberal. His wife, Christianna, was also a native of England, and Mr. and Mrs. Tuck were the parents of six sons and six daughters, five sons and four daughters growing to maturity. Mr. Tuck died in 1892 and his widow in 1893. Robert L. Tuck left home when thirteen years of age to care for himself, and was engaged in various occupations. When twenty-one he came to Tonawanda. where he took up the trade of millwright, which he followed for twenty-nine years in the employ of one man. Since 1894 he has been engaged in the roofing business and wagon repair work, being manager for the Twin City Roofing Company, he and his Sons comprising the company. His place of business is in North Tonawanda. in politics Mr. Tuck is a Republican. He is a member of the Masons, holding the office of king in the Royal Arch; member of the order of Select Knights, in which he is inspector-general in the State Grand League and past commander in the subordinate. In 1873 he married Kittie, daughter of A. A. Cary of Madison, Wis., and their children are Alex. C., who is now doing business in North Tonawanda as druggist with. L. G. Stanley, he having charge of the store; Fred D., traveling salesman for the F. C. Howlett & Co. wholesale rubber company of Buffalo; Alta, and Ledith Irene. The family are members of the Christian church, Mr. Tuck's term of three years as trustee expiring in June, 1897.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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