Cooke was an early surname associated with Lewiston. This is an image of Rev. Joshua Cooke. Cooke wrote in 1902 that his grandfather built a pioneer home on the site of Joncaire’s structure in 1802. Bates and Lathrop Cooke were part of the Lewiston Railroad Company, which connected with the Lockport and Niagara Falls Railroad in 1835. Others were Jacob Townsend, Oliver Grace, Leonard Shepard, Joshua Fairbanks, Calvin Hotchkiss, Amos Tryon, Seymour Scovell, and Benjamin Barton.