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 Beatrice <I>Kyle</I> Wecker

Beatrice Kyle Wecker

Birth
Maine, USA
Death 7 Jul 1970 (aged 68)
Missouri, USA
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot F 0 1124
Memorial ID 12079267 · View Source
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Beatrice Kyle was known as Bee Kyle and was a world famous high diver. She would jump into an eight foot deep tank of water from a height of one hundred feet or more.

Kyle was born in the state of Maine in the United States of America and made her living as a high diver. She married William Booth Wecker who worked at various jobs and carnivals and circuses. He did everything from selling tickets to lion taming. They had a nomadic lifestyle and performed all over the world including Japan in the 1930's. They never had any children.

In 1939, Billboard Magazine had a contest on who the most popular outdoor performer was in the U.S. and Kyle won getting 32,728 votes.

Kyle suffered in her old age from injuries sustained while diving. She died in 1970 and was buried beside her husband.


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  • Created by: Eric Bruno Borgman
  • Added: 16 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12079267
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Beatrice Kyle Wecker (23 Jan 1902–7 Jul 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12079267, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Eric Bruno Borgman (contributor 46808488) .