George Herbert Watts was born in 1876 in Christchurch, New Zealand. His parents were William Thomas Watts and Caroline (Carrie) Lander. On 26 September 1907 he married Rebecca (Ray) Ogilvie at St Andrew’s Church, Christchurch. They had met in a church choir. Ray Ogilvie’s parents were William Ogilvie and Margret Sandilands.
He worked for Milne & Choyce, a department store, as Head of the Crockery Department. At some stage they moved to Palmerston North and ran a small hotel. They had three sons, Jack Thomas, ‘Pixie’, and George R’oby (born 1911).
George Herbert Watts died in 1960 aged 84.