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 Alice <I>Huyler</I> Ramsey

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Alice Huyler Ramsey

  • Birth 11 Nov 1886 Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death Sep 1983 Covina, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 6513826

Automotive Pioneer. She was the first woman to drive an automobile across the United States. On June 9, 1909 she and three friends (who never drove) left New York City driving a Maxwell touring car. After 41 days and multiple road problems and 3,800 miles later they arrived in San Francisco. She later wrote a book recounting their adventures in 1961, "Veil, Duster and Tire Iron". On October 17, 2000 she was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, being the first woman to be inducted.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Rich H.
  • Added: 15 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6513826
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alice Huyler Ramsey (11 Nov 1886–Sep 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6513826, citing Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .