Memorable Manitobans: Raymond Marwood-Elton Carey (1883-1975)
Born at Guernsey, Channel Islands in 1883, son of Adolphus John Carey and Susan Frances Elton, he trained as an architect in Britain. He emigrated to the United States and was at Detroit, Michigan before coming to Winnipeg in 1909. He worked in partnership with John Woodman for about seven years, and designed several houses in the new Tuxedo suburb of Winnipeg. On 18 June 1913, Carey married Dorothy Claire Heubach (1894-1969), daughter of Frederick William Heubach, at Winnipeg and they had four children: Barbara Claire Carey (1914-1968, wife of Franklin T. Syme), Honor Carey (1916-1998, wife of Peter Baily), Hugh Campbell Carey (?-?), and John Elton Carey (?-?). The couple moved to Detroit around 1921 and divorced in the 1930s, with Claire later marrying Winnipeg lawyer Humphry Ringler Drummond-Hay. Carey continued to work as an architect at Detroit until around 1937 when he returned to London, England. In 1947, he married again. He died at London on 20 August 1975.
Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:
“Carey – Heubach,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 June 1913, page 7.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Weddings,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 1934, page 18.
[Honor Carey engagement], Winnipeg Tribune, 28 June 1938, page 8.
Obituary [Dorothy Claire Drummond-Hay], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 July 1969, page 28.
“Park place,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 May 2006, page 85.
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada: 1800-1950.
Carey family genealogy, Geni.com.
We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Robert Hill.
Page revised: 20 November 2022