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Nurse , salesperson , stewardess

Maxine Cortright Orr, American stewardess, nurse, salesperson. Registered Nurse, California; certified airman, Civil Aeronautics Administration. Named Nurse of Today Glendale (California) newspaper, 1938.

Background

Orr, Maxine Cortright was born on March 6, 1915 in San Diego, California, United States. Daughter of Wesley Harris and Pearl Mabel (Tremblay) Cortright.

Education

Student, La Sierra Junior College, Arlington, California, 1932. Student, Pacific Union College, 1935. Diploma in Nursing, Glendale Hospital and Sanitarium, 1938.

Career

Surgical nurse, Kings County General Hospital, Hanford, California, 1938-1939;surgical-medical nurse, Hollywood (California) Children's Hospital, 1939-1940;stewardess, United Airlines, Alameda, California, 1940-1941;cashier, Bay Meadows Race Track, San Mateo, California, 1944-1945;staff nurse, Palo Alto-Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, California, 1949-1951;salesperson, manager, Saeda's Boutique, Los Altos, California, 1971-1973;salesperson, Bullock's, Palo Alto, 1973-1975;salesperson, I Magnin, Palo Alto, 1975-1979.

Achievements

  • Registered Nurse, California. Certified airman, Civil Aeronautics Administration.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Taught stained glass art, 1980.

Membership

Co-leader Girl Scouts United States, Los Altos Hills, 1959-1964. Member Daughters of the American Revolution, 1965-1971, Foothills Congressional Church, Los Altos, 1962-1980, Parent-Teachers Association, Los Altos, 1962-1972. Member Clipper Pioneers: Pan American Airlines Pilots.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: art, designer clothes, flying, genealogy, physical fitness.

Connections

Married Mark Kennedy Orr, August 23, 1941 (deceased July 1978). Children: Kathleen Cortright, Gay Michelle.

father:
Wesley Harris Cortright

mother:
Pearl Mabel (Tremblay) Cortright

spouse:
Mark Kennedy Orr

child:
Kathleen Cortright Orr

child:
Gay Michelle Orr