Canadian Aviatrix #59 – Cora Stock (born 1910)

Cora Ellen Stock was born on 22 February 1910 to George Burrill Stock (a farmer) and Annie Cyrilla Sheppard.

1911 census

1921 census

Wentworth ON

Wentworth ON

George

29

38

Annie

25

34

Cora

1

11

Ethel

-

8

George

-

6

Dorothy

-

3

William

-

2

 

Cora was a stenographer for the County of Wentworth. In May 1938, she took a week’s vacation to get her pilot’s license. She flew solo for the first time after only one lesson – 36 hours after her first lesson. She’d hoped to do it even sooner, but the weather had been unfavourable during the week.

On 2 August 1938, Cora passed her flying test and received her PPL, making her the 59th female pilot in Canada. She was 28 years old.

Canadian Aviatrix #59 – Cora Stock (born 1910) 

It looks like Cora became Mrs Tenison and died in 2001 (aged 91), however, I don’t have sources to back that up yet.

Note: Cora was listed with an asterisk in No Place for a Lady – meaning the author hadn’t been able to find her. I just had “C.E. Stock” and the date of her PPL.

The First 100 Canadian Women Pilots