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Whitfield Carey

(George) Whitfield Carey. Businessman, baritone, b Millgrove, near Hamilton, Ont, 9 Jul 1851, d Hamilton 13 Mar 1922. At first a farmer, he and his brother Abiathar (b Millgrove 1864, d there 1949) established the Carey Music Store (later renamed the George W.

Carey, Whitfield

(George) Whitfield Carey. Businessman, baritone, b Millgrove, near Hamilton, Ont, 9 Jul 1851, d Hamilton 13 Mar 1922. At first a farmer, he and his brother Abiathar (b Millgrove 1864, d there 1949) established the Carey Music Store (later renamed the George W. Carey Piano House after Whitfield) in the 1880s on King St in Hamilton. With their brother Talbert, Whitfield and Abiathar formed a vocal trio that performed locally. Their sister Olive (b Millgrove 1876, d New Rochelle, NY, m Filman, m Chapman) took singing lessons in Hamilton and later in New York. She sang in opera in New York in the early 1900s under the name Dorothy Hunty, but retired to Toronto.

See also Bruce Carey, Edith Carey, Clara Carey, Vernon Carey, Bertha Carey, Flora Carey, and Estelle Carey (all members of the same musical family).

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