Biography of Dr. Francesco Robertaccio
Oneida County, NY Biographies





FRANCESCO ROBERTACCIO, M. D.
A native of Italy, where he spent the first thirty years of his life. Dr. Francesco Robertaccio has practiced for the past six years at Utica and the liberal patronage he received is evidence that he made no mistake in selecting this city as his home. He was born at Laureiwana, April 19, 1868, a son of John Robertaccio.

After pursuing the regular school course in his native city Francesco Robertaccio entered the gymnasium, in which he spent five years. He then attended the lyceum for three years and for six years was a student at the Royal University of Naples, graduating in 1895, in medicine and surgery with diplomas and the degree of M. D. After completing the course at the university he remained for three years at Naples and practiced in the hospitals and also in the city, gaining experiences that have been of great value to him in his work. In 1898 he came to America and took up his residence in Chicago, where he passed the Illinois state medical examination. It is said that he is the first Italian to receive a certificate from the state hoard of medical examiners in the state of Illinois. He engaged in general practice in Chicago and also as examining physician for numerous fraternal and benevolent societies until 1905 and then came to Utica, which has since been his home. Since arriving in th city he has been appointed examining physician for several societies and life insurance companies. He is now serving as visiting physician to Faxton Hospital and is an active member of the Utica Medical Library Association, the Oneida County Medical Society, the New York State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. At the request of his patients he established at 411 Bleecker street in 1908 the first Italian drug store in Utica whose employes are familiar with the Italian language.

Being gifted with fine social qualities, Dr. Robertaceio is highly popular not only among his fellow countrymen but among citizens of all nationalities. He is a member of the Sons of Columbus and is now occupying the chair as president of that body. He still enjoys the freedom of bachelorhood and is the owner of a large and well selected library of medical, literary and scientific works and is a constant student and investigator, whose greatest delight it is to make new excursions into the realm of knowledge. As an intelligent and progressive citizen he is highly respected and no man in the medical profession is more prompt in devoting his talents to the relief of others, even when there is no expectation of financial reward. His office and residence are at 750 Bleeeker street.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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