Born: 1861

Died: April 29, 1945

Married: Ellen Foster

Children: Mrs. E. J. Ferber, Mrs. William Dean, Mrs. Darwin F. Grant, J. Foster Colon

George E. Colon was a guide, one of two who helped Dr. E.L. Trudeau when he first came to Saranac Lake. According to the Watertown Times article of November 9, 1940,(see link to Bunk's Place, below) his home at the time of his death was at 86 Ampersand Avenue.


Chateaugay Record, May 25, 1945

Guide Dr. E. L. Trudeau Dies At Saranac Lake.

The funeral of George E. Colon, 84, veteran guide employed for many years by the late Edward Livingston Trudeau, founder of Trudeau sanatorium, were held on Wednesday afternoon, May 2nd at his home in Saranac Lake. Rev. Theodore R. Bundy, officiated at the service and burial was in the Harrietstown cemetery. Masonic services were held Tuesday evening. Colon died Sunday morning April 29 at his home following prolonged illness. He was born in 1861 at Fairfield, Vt., son of Joseph and Elizabeth Wilson Colon. He came to Harrietstown with his family at the age of 16 and shortly after took up guiding for a living. After the arrival of Dr. Trudeau in 1893, Colon was in his employ frequently. He was one of the guides who carried Dr. Trudeau in a chair enabling him to hunt and fish despite his physical inability to walk in the woods.

Colon was married to Ellen Foster of Saranac Lake, and they made their home there for over 45 years. He is-survived by his widow; three daughters: Mrs. E. J. Ferber and Mrs. William Dean, of Saranac Lake; and Mrs. Darwin F. Grant, of Burlington, Vt.; also one son, J. Foster Colon, of Ottawa five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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