Louisa Pitt Beckford had an affair with her husband’s cousin William Beckford after her marriage; at one point, totally smitten and desperate to regain his attention, she offered to participate in a menage-a-trois at an infamous house party at Fonthill. She died of tuberculosis in 1791 in Firenze and was buried in the Old English Cemetery in Livorno, Italy.
Hazel Carter (d. 1918) cut her hair, dressed in an Army uniform, and boarded a troop train and eventually a ship to France as a man, to follow her husband into war. She was discovered, sent home, and died in the worldwide flu epidemic, while John Carter was still overseas.
Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38