In "The Chief Mourner of Marne" by G. K. Chesterton, Father Brown was talking to an old general about James Mair:
“First, it was stated that James Mair was engaged to be married, but somehow became unattached again after the death of Maurice Mair. Why should an honourable man break off his engagement merely because he was depressed by the death of a third party? He’s much more likely to have turned for consolation to it; but, anyhow, he was bound in decency to go through with it.”
It seems that the bolded "it" meant "completing the marriage"?
So does "have turned for consolation to it" mean "have put it off for consolation"? As I don't find the meanings of "turn to" any meaning similar to "put off"!