Ella M Briggs

F, #8074, b. 1 July 1887, d. 26 August 1948
     Ella M Briggs was born on 1 July 1887 at Pennsylvania, USA.1,2 She was the daughter of Henry Briggs and Harriet Strauser.
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1900 US census at 1st Precinct, Mifflin township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. Those recorded in the household were: Henry Briggs, head; Harriet Briggs, wife; Willice N. Briggs, son; Ella M. Briggs, daughter; Laura B. Briggs, daughter; David Briggs, son; Minnie Briggs, daughter; Frank Briggs, son; Hazle Briggs, daughter.3
She married John E Cortazzo. Her married name was Ella M Cortazzo. Ella died on 26 August 1948 at Columbia Hospital, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, at age 61.1 She was buried on 28 August 1948 at Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA.1


  1. [S6918] Ella Cortazzo née Briggs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, "1. Place of Death: (a) County: Allegheny (c) Borough: Wilkinsburg (e) Name of hospital or institution: Columbia Hospital (f) Length of stay in hospital: 9 hours. 2. Usual Residence of Deceased: (a) State: Pennsylvania (b) County: Allegheny (c) City or town: Turtle Creek (d) Street No: 102 Hillside Street. 3. Full Name: Ella Cortazzo. 4. Sex: Female. 5. Color or Race: White. 6. (a) Single, widowed, married, divorced: Widowed (b) Name of husband or wife: John. 7. Birth date of deceased: July 1, 1887. 8. Age: 61 years, 1 month, 25 days. 9. Birthplace: Penna. 10. Usual occupation: Housewife. 11. Industry or business: Home. 12. Name of Father: Harry Briggs. 13. Birthplace of Father: Penna. 14. Maiden Name of Mother: Harriet Strausser. 15. Birthplace of Mother: Penna. 16. (a) Informant's own signature: Minnie Walters (b) Address: Lincoln Way, McKeesport, Pa. 17. (a) Burial (b) Date thereof: Aug 28, 1948 (c) Place: Grandview Cemetery, County: Allegheny, State: Pa. 18. (a) Signature of funeral director: S. W. Shaefe (b) Address: East Pittsburgh, Pa. 19. (a) Aug 28, 1948 (b) Stella E. Goffe, Registrar.
    20. Date of Death: 26 Aug 1948. 21. I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from Aug. 21, 1948, to Aug. 26, 1948, that I last saw her alive on Aug 26, 1948, and that death occurred on the date and hour stated above. Immediate cause of death: Cardiorenal Disease, 1 year. Due to: Acute alcoholism. 23. Signature: S. M. Kalen M.D. Address: 833 Linden Ave, East Pittsburgh, Pa. Date signed: Aug 27, 1948."
  2. [S6764] Betty Coldren, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Betty Coldren of Pennsylvania, USA.
  3. [S6782] 1900, United States Census, "Briggs Ella M., daughter, white, female, born July 1888, age 12, single, born in Pennsylvania, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Pennsylvania, at school, can read, can write, can speak English, resident in 1st Precinct, Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania."