The story behind Rue Eugène-Chinic

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This photo of Eugène Chinic was taken in 1875 by William James Topley during Chinic’s term as senator.

Guillaume-Eugène Chinic (1818-1889) was born in Quebec City. At a very early age, probably around 15, he began working for François-Xavier Méthot, who owned a hardware store on Rue Saint-Pierre. Méthot also ran a nail factory, a putty factory and a millstone factory.

In 1844 Chinic married Marie-Anne Leblond of Montreal. They had 12 children, only six of whom survived to adulthood.