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Blanche Stuart Scott
Birth: Apr. 8, 1889
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1970
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA

Pioneer Aviatrix. She began driving an automobile aged 13, at a time when there was no minimum age for automobile drivers let alone any kind of driver licensing program. She terrorized the streets of her hometown, leading to the Rochester Council attempting to ban her from the road, but in 1910 she became the first woman to drive coast-to-coast across the US. This stunt, sponsored by Willys and attended by the media, garnered attention from the Glenn Curtiss Exhibition flying team, who invited her to take her skills to the air. She was personally tutored by Curtiss - his only female student - and in 1910 made what may have been the first flight ever in the US by a female pilot. In 1911 she became the first long-distance female flyer in the U.S. She was known as "The Tomboy of the Air" and went on to become the first female test pilot, for Glenn Martin in 1912. She retired from professional flying in 1916. She then went to Hollywood, spending several years as a screenwriter for R.K.O., Universal and Warner Brothers and authoring comedies, stage treatments and children's stories. She also wrote, produced and hosted the "Rambles with Roberta" radio shows in California and New York. In 1948 she was the first American female to fly in a jet and in 1954 joined the staff of the United States Air Force Museum in Daytona OH, travelling extensively to collect material for the museum's collection. (bio by: Mount Hope NY) 
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Plot: Section T Lot 524 Grave #2
 
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Record added: May 23, 2004
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