Gertrude Briggs

F, #10015, b. 16 October 1870, d. 10 September 1958
Father*Charles H Briggs1 b. Feb 1847, d. 19 Jan 1877
Mother*Emma Green b. Aug 1848, d. 25 Sep 1902
ChartsPedigree - mother Sarah Gertrude "Sally" Jones
Reference1G Grm
Birth*16 October 1870 Gertrude Briggs was born on 16 October 1870 at Willet, Cortland Co., New York, Birth date from marriage record (Evd 442). Family tradition was that she was adopted, but I think that if she was it was by her stepfather and that she was born a Briggs. 
(InHomeOf) Census1875 She appeared on the 1875 census in the household of Charles H Briggs, pg 35 family 293 line 8, Georgetown, Madison Co., New York. Her info on the census included - (female) Briggs 4 b.Cortland; Charles A Briggs 28 b.Cortland. 
(InHomeOf) Census18801880 Gertrude Briggs appeared on the 1880 census in the household of Silas Leroy, ED 129 pg 279 #181-188, Willet, Cortland Co., New York. Her info on the census included - Briggs, Gertie 9 b.NY stepdaughter. 
Note Note(s): She & Mabel, Iva, & Zella (Covey) were at church in Masonville so that means she knew Edwin prior to move to California. 
Marriage*28 May 1886 Gertrude Briggs married Edwin Andrew Covey, son of Lorenzo Dow Covey and Cordelia Matteson, on 28 May 1886 at Cincinatus, Cortland Co., New York, Groom: Edwin A Covey residence Willett NY, will be age 22 on March 11th born in Doraville. Father Lorenzo Covey mother Cordelia Madison.
Bride: Gertrude Briggs residence Willett NY, will be age 16 on Oct 16th born in Willett. Father Charles Briggs mother Emma Greene.
Witnesses: Franklin T Salisbury and Blanche E Covey.1 
(InHomeOf) Census19001900 Gertrude Briggs appeared on the 1900 census in the household of Edwin Andrew Covey, ED 64 pg 116 (sht 3) #34-35, Guilford, Chenango Co., New York. Her info on the census included - Covey, Gertrude 29 b.Oct 1870 marr 14 yrs, 5 children 4 living. 
(InHomeOf) Census19101910 Gertrude Briggs appeared on the 1910 census in the household of Edwin Andrew Covey, ED 23 pg 346 #11-11, Masonville, Delaware Co., New York. Her info on the census included - Covey, Gertrude 39 b.NY married 24 years 6 children, 5 living. 
MovedTo1912 Gertrude Briggs and Edwin Andrew Covey moved to California in 1912. 
Residence*1916  In 1916 Gertrude Briggs resided at 770 Merritt Dr, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California. Per California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 on Ancestry when she was registered as a Republican. 
(InHomeOf) Census19201920 She appeared on the 1920 census in the household of Edwin Andrew Covey, ED 489 sht 16a #53-55, 220 S Heliotrope Ave, Monrovia, Los Angeles Co., California. Her info on the census included - Coby (sic), Gertrude 49 b.NY. 
(InHomeOf) Census19301930 Gertrude Briggs appeared on the 1930 census in the household of Edwin Andrew Covey, ED 1239 sht 7b #195-244 776 E Locust St, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California. Her info on the census included - Covey, Gertrude 59 b.NY married at 15. 
Note Note(s): She had Lorenzo Covey Bible according to Quist. 
(InHomeOf) Census19401940 Gertrude Briggs appeared on the 1940 census in the household of Edwin Andrew Covey, ED 19-469 sht 14b #429 887 Locust St, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California. Her info on the census included - Covey, Gertrude 69 b.NY, lived in same house in 1935, highest grade 6, information provided by her. 
Association Gertrude Briggs was associated; She was Nobel Grand of Pasadena Rebecca Lodge 121. 
Death*10 September 1958 She died on 10 September 1958 at Monrovia, Los Angeles Co., California, at age 87. 
Obituary11 September 1958 Her obituary: on 11 September 1958 at The Independant, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California, COVEY— Gertrude Covey of 776 Locust passed away Sept. 10, 1958 at a local hospital. A native of New York, she had been a resident of Pasadena the past 46 years. She is survived by two sons, Roy Covey, and Arthur Covey both of Pasadena, two daughters Mrs. Iva Olmstead of Sydney, New York and Mrs. Zella Ogden of Pasadena; : twenty grandchildren and thirty-two great grandchildren. She was Past Noble Grand of Pasadena Rebekah Lodge No. 121. Services will be held Saturday Sept. 13, at 9:30 a.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home, 415 E. Orange Grove Ave., Interment Mountain View Cemetery. 
Funeral13 September 1958 Her had a funeral on 13 September 1958 at Lamb Funeral Home, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California. Funeral Remembrance
Memorial Services for Gertrude Covey, native of New york, passed away September 10, 1958.
Officiating:
Rev. E. C. Kragenbrink
Pasadena Rebecca Lodge #121
Final Resting Place Mountain View Cemetery. 
Burial* She was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Los Angeles Co., California, Mountain Vineyard East lot 3489, grave 8 - see photos in source.2,3 
RelationshipsGreat-grandmother of David Lee Bassett
Mother of Mabel May Covey

Family

Edwin Andrew Covey b. 11 Mar 1865, d. 9 Jul 1953
Marriage*28 May 1886 She married Edwin Andrew Covey, son of Lorenzo Dow Covey and Cordelia Matteson, on 28 May 1886 at Cincinatus, Cortland Co., New York, Groom: Edwin A Covey residence Willett NY, will be age 22 on March 11th born in Doraville. Father Lorenzo Covey mother Cordelia Madison.
Bride: Gertrude Briggs residence Willett NY, will be age 16 on Oct 16th born in Willett. Father Charles Briggs mother Emma Greene.
Witnesses: Franklin T Salisbury and Blanche E Covey.1 
Children
Last Edited7 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S446] Marriage record #6673 Register #23 Evd #446.
  2. [S1714] Mountain View Cemetery Photos https://bassettnet.smugmug.com/Genealogy/Genealogy-Cemeteries/CA-LosAngelesCo-MtView.
  3. [S1901] Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial #80672826.