Cora was the daughter of Rev. Thomas Wesley Garrison and Malinda Forsyth Garrison. She is buried in the cemetery of the church that her father founded as pastor in 1879 when he deed 4.5 acres of land in northeast Cobb County for a church and school. Her father was from deep Methodist stock, from the Garrison family of circuit riders and local pastors.
She was the wife of George Butler Burtz. She was a housewife and he was a farmer.
Their children were:
Charles Wesley Burtz Terresa Malinda Burtz John Morgan Burtz Lula Victoria Burtz Albert Henry Burtz Levi Franklin Burtz George Clifton Burtz Cora Cordelia Burtz