CHENEY, CORA, 1916-1999


Author of children’s books; Episcopal priest. Born– December 20, 1916, Birmingham. Parents– Franklin C. and Irene (Denny) Cheney. Married– Benjamin Waring Partridge, Jr., September 2, 1939. Children– Four. Education– Florida State College for Women, 1934-1936; University of Georgia, A.B., 1938; Antioch College, M.Ed., 1971.  Author of over twenty books for children.  Ordained as an Episcopal priest, 1999; set up rural parishes in several states, including Florida and Vermont.  Oldest woman to be ordained to the Episcopal priesthood.  Died February 21, 1999.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1961-1962, Contemporary Authors online and Something About the Author online


Alaska. New York; Dodd, 1980.

The Case of the Iceland Dogs. New York; Dodd, 1977.

Christmas Tree Hessian. New York; Holt, 1958.

Crown of the World. New York; Dodd, 1979.

Doll of Lilac Valley. New York; Knopf, 1959.

Fortune Hill. New York; Holt, 1956.

Girl at Jungle’s Edge. New York; Knopf, 1962.

Incredible Deborah. New York; Scribner, 1967.

Key of Gold. New York; Holt, 1955.

Mystery of the Disappearing Cars. New York; Knopf, 1964.

Peg-legged Pirate of Sulu. New York; Knopf, 1960.

Plantation Doll. New York; Holt, 1955.

Profiles From the Past; an Uncommon History of Vermont. Taftsville, Vt.; Countryman Press, 1976.

The Rocking Chair Buck. New York; Holt, 1956.

Rumpus on Commodore Hill. New York; Holt, 1957.

Skeleton Cave. New York; Holt, 1954.

Tales From a Taiwan Kitchen. New York; Dodd, 1976.

Treasures of Lin Li-ti. New York; Hawthorn, 1969.

Vermont, the State with a Storybook Past. Brattleboro, Vt.; S. Greene Press, 1976.


China Sea Roundup. New York; Knopf, 1960.

Rendezvous in Singapore. New York; Knopf, 1961.

Underseas!. New York; Coward, 1961.