Betty Carstairs

Betty Carstairs

Born 1900

Betty Carstairs was a wealthy British power boat racer known for her speed and her eccentric lifestyle.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Betty Carstairs.


1900 Birth She was born in 1900 as Marion Barbara Carstairs in Mayfair, London, England, the daughter of Frances (Fannie) Evelyn Bostwick, second child of Jabez Bostwick and his wife Helen, and Captain Albert Carstairs, a Scotsman with the Royal Irish Rifles. … Read More


1918 18 Years Old Carstairs married once, to a French Count in 1918 so as to gain access to her trust fund, independent of her mother. … Read More


1925 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1925, she purchased a motorboat after inheriting a fortune through her mother and grandmother from Standard Oil. … Read More


1975 75 Years Old After selling the island in 1975, Carstairs relocated to Miami, Florida in the late 1950s.
1993 93 Years Old She died in Naples, Florida in 1993.
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