Joseph Guyot

Jos. Guyot, the energetic janitor of the University, is rustling around like leaves in autumn, making preparations for the New England supper at the Varsity tomorrow evening. Joe says the decorations are to be unique. (Grand Forks Daily Herald, Friday Evening, December 20, 1889, Volume XV, Number 350, Page 4)

The 1900 United States census showed Joseph Guyot (age 43, born in May 1857 in Vermont, janitor at the University of North Dakota) married to Mary (age 39, born in August 1860 in Canada) and living in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Children Evangelina (age 11, born in December 1888 in North Dakota) and Ivy (age 9, born in December 1890 in North Dakota) were living with the couple.

Guyot, Joseph A., janitor University of North Dakota bds same. (Grand Forks City Directory, 1889-90, Chas. Pettibone & Co., Sioux Falls, S. D., Page 57)

Guyot, Jos. A., janitor, res. Club House, 306 Division Ave. (Grand Forks and North Dakota Manual for 1885, William L. Dudley, Plaindealer Book and Job Rooms, Grand Forks, Dakota Territory, 1885, Page 85)

Faculty and Instructors. …Joseph A. Guyot, Janitor. (The University of North Dakota Catalog 1886-7, Grand Forks, Dakota, Grand Forks Plaindealer)

Joseph Guyot, his wife, and child were in the Main Building at the University of North Dakota when the June 16, 1887, Grand Forks/East Grand Forks struck.

One Death. Special to the Globe. Grand Forks, Dak., Feb. 10.- The first death at the university from diphtheria occurred to-day, that of the janitor’s child. All the sick students had been removed. (The Saint Paul Daily Globe, Monday Morning, February 11, 1889, Volume XI, Number 42, Page 1)

Moved by Mr. Twamley that Jos. A. Guyot be retained as Engineer and Janitor at his present salary ($75.00 per month) up to March 1st, 1891… (University of North Dakota Board of Regents Minutes, Volume III, 1891, Page 93)

On motion, Joseph Guyot was employed as Janitor and Engineer for one year at a salary of $1300 per annum from March 1st, 1893. All voting aye. (University of North Dakota Board of Regents Minutes, Volume III, 1893, Page 226)

Joseph Guyot May 1897 Engineer & Assistants $108.33. (University of North Dakota Board of Regents Minutes, Volume II, 1897, Page 198)

Joseph A. Guyot died in Hennepin County, Minnesota, on December 12, 1939.


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