Theodule Giradot Esq

May 12, 2014

THEODULE GIRADOT ESQ

Was born at Arthesaus, France, Feb 12, 1824. Appointed to a position on the faculty of Assumption College and was principal of the school for five years, being succeeded by the Basillian Fathers in 1870. In 1871 he was appointed public school inspector for North Essex, and was Mayor of Sandwich from 1873 to 1877. He died Feb 2, 1900.


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Giradot Street in Windsor’s west end, is named in his honour.

2 Responses to Theodule Giradot Esq

  1. Uzzy on May 12, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Was the street existing before they named it after him? Did it have another name? Not a big deal, I’m just curious.

  2. michael p from tennessee on May 13, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Uzzy, good question.
    I doubt however that it was named before WW2. I believe that every house, West and East of Huron Line on Girardot, were built post WW2. Perhaps someone who has access to more resources can confirmthis. I know from painstakingly looking through “Vernon’s directory of Sandwich, Windsor, Walkerville and Ford”, from 1919 through 1923, amazing resources, there is no mention of any streets or houses in that particular area.

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