Perrin Roys 23 December 1866

Perrin Roys 1866

Perrin Roys was born on December 23, 1866 in Sheffield, Massachusetts. His father John M. Roys was a teacher.

Perrin Roys 1866 father teacher

I also found out he was in the Civil War.

John M. Roys

Perrin’s mother was Rhoda Huggins. I went looking for Rhoda’s parents also. Along the way I found more about Rhoda… when she was born and when she died.

I also found her father’s grave on Find A Grave…

Abraham Huggins

Rhoda’s mother Rhoda Johnson is also buried there. Sometimes you miss a lot when you don’t write back.

MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPH: POSSIBLY FRENCH CAVALRY SOLDIERS AND THEIR SWORDS AND HELMETS (HELP NEEDED FROM CABINET CARD GALLERY’S VAST AND UNPAID RESEARCH DEPARTMENT)

Let’s say I got carried away a little bit with my comments…

THE CABINET CARD GALLERY

SOLDIERS AND SWORDSThe previous owner of this photograph described the subjects in the image as World War I French Cavalry soldiers. The soldiers are wearing collar pins that identify their military unit as being the “29th”. They are drinking glasses of wine from a bottle on the table. The men have long swords and there are three helmets on the floor in front of the men. My uneducated guess is that these military men are part of a fencing team. There is a within the photograph which would provide more information but I can not decipher the script on the label. A stamp on the reverse of the photograph identifies the photographer as Moraux and the location of his studio as Provins, which is in north central France. Assistance is clearly needed from the cabinet card gallery’s vast and unpaid research department. The visitors to the cabinet card gallery have a history…

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