August Guignard 's parents both came to the U. S. from Switzerland. He was married to Mary Maire, who also came to the U. S. fron Switzerland. They had two children, John and Laura, who later became Mrs. August Bosse.
At one time he even had a nursery, presumably trees.
He was very inventive having three patents to his credit.
Fruit Grader in 1919
Tractor Safety Device in 1921
Sterilizer and Fruit Washing Machine in 1929
All of his inventions would naturally help the orchard owners in Hood River.
Charlott on 24th April 2019 @ 7:13am
Ah-ha, now I know the background of that road name, Guignard. Right, the road to the dump, with PP&L out front on 12th. Sure wish they would have named it something easy like August Dr. Guignard has always been such a 'mouth-ful', but now knowing the background, Swiss-German, it makes more sense.!
James on 24th April 2019 @ 8:36am
In this day & age road & street names in Hood River County are crazy and as for future generations remembering , forget it. Builders name the streets/roads after their kids. Lucy, Rebecca, Max etc.
Judy on 24th April 2019 @ 10:28pm
What is the correct pronunciation?
Herman on 25th April 2019 @ 9:44am
Good question Herman. I've gone with a hard G as in "gift": Geen-yard.
Arthur on 25th April 2019 @ 2:34pm
Most I have heard is hard g but gin yerd (emphasis on first syllable)
Christie on 26th April 2019 @ 6:07am