Lived with his parents and two brothers in the 1901 census for Fort Coulonge, Quebec. His residence was still Fort Coulonge when he married Norma. He was a merchant at the time. Witnesses to the wedding were Fraser McOuate of Casselman, Ontario, and Margaret Boyle of Cobden.
Lived with his wife Norma on Albert Street, Fort Coulonge, Quebec in the 1911 census. On that census, his birth year is listed as 1879. He is listed as being of Scottish descent. It also mentions that he could speak Enlgish or French.
They are living on Romain Street in Fort Coulonge, Quebec in the 1921 census, along with their 5 children. His occupation is listed as “Owner” of a general store at this time.
George and his two brothers took over their father’s general store, upon which it was renamed “Colton Brothers”. It was late taken over by two of their sons, Robert and Edward, and was still operating as of 1953.
George is listed as a merchant widower on his 2nd marriage (to Elizabeth). Witnesses were Frances H. McNully and Lewis John Le Roy, both of Ottawa.