Beryl Markham was a British-born Kenyan aviator (one of the first bush pilots), adventurer, racehorse trainer and author. She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. She wrote about her adventures in her memoir, West with the Night.
In 1936, Beryl Markham became the first woman to fly solo and nonstop from east to west across the Atlantic. No one had made a successful non-stop flight from England to North America, and no woman had crossed the Atlantic from east to west.
Beryl married three times. She married for the first time just before her 17th birthday to Jock Purves, an ex-soldier turned farmer, who was twice her age.
Burial: Cremated, Ashes scattered. Specifically: The ashes were scattered over the Nairobi racetrack.
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