This is a photograph of Jerry Robetyoye who was born March 15, 1846 in Canada. He married a woman named Lovina Secor (Or possibly Decor or Secov – Her name was obtained from their son’s birth certificate and is not very legible). She was also born in Canada. Jerry and Lovina had a son Louis L. Robitaille, born February 12, 1902 in Massachusetts.
On Civil War Pension Form and in New Bedford Massachusetts City Directories; Jerry’s last name is spelled “Robetoye”. The 1920 US Census lists him as a widower, living with his son Louis. It says that he speaks French and was naturalized in 1896.
Jerry died January 30, 1928 and is buried at Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, MA.