George Raby

Place of Birth

  • Born : 19 October 1829 at Manchester
  • Baptism : 17 November 1829 at St Paul’s Church
  • Died :10 November 1925 Saint Louis
  • Burial : Bellefontaine Cemetery, St Louis

The son of John Spencer Raby, spirit merchant and hop dealer and his wife Eleanor, George Raby was born in Manchester, and trained as an architect and engineer. He is believed to have been the brother of John Spencer Raby.

George Raby emigrated to Canada in 1860 where he was on the board of architects organized by Charles Baillairge to oversee the completion of the East Block and West Block of old Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, as designed by Stent & Laver. He remained in Ottawa until 1868, when he moved to Quincy, Illinois, to work as an architect for the Burlington Railroad Bridge and a Catholic Cathedral. Before moving to St. Louis, Missouri, where he designed several business buildings. He was also a charter member of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

George Raby died on 10 November 1925 at St. Louis, Missouriand was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St Louis.

1860-1868 : Ottawa, Canada
1868- Quincy Illinois
1890: George Raby , 1409 Glasgow Avenue, St. Louis [Gould's St. Louis (Missouri) city directory 1890]

Obituary    R.A.I.C. Journal, ii, Nov.-Dec. 1925, 235
Obituary    Canadian Engineer, xlix, 17 Nov. 1925, 566
Obituary    Ottowa Journal 11 November 1925