Amelia Mary Earhart

Amelia Mary Earhart (1897 - abt. 1937)

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Amelia Mary "Millie" Earhart aka Putnam
Born in 223 North Terrace (was N. 1st), SW corner 1st & Santa Fe, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USAmap
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died about in near, , , Howland Island, Phoenix Islands, USAmap
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Amelia Earhart was born July 24th, 1898[1][2] in Kansas.[3][4][5] She was baptised October 10, 1897 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fifth & Utah St, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA.[5] Her family later moved to Iowa[6], then to Chicago.

She studied at Ogontz School, Rydal, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1916[1][2] and later Pre-Med at Columbia University, New York City, New York in 1919.[2][1][7]

She served as a war nurse in 1917 in Spadina Military Convalescent Hospital, , Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan Area, Ontario, Canada.[2][1][7]

By 1920, the family was in Long Beach, California. This is when Amelia took her first 10-minute air flight ... and loved it.

After that she wanted to learn how to fly herself. Amelia worked odd jobs to pay for $1,000 lessons.

Six months later she purchased her own small plane. By May 1923 - she was only the 16th woman to be issued a pilot's license.[1]

In 1926, she was working as a social worker at Denison House, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA.[7]

Capt. Hilton H. Railey, called Amelia in April 1928 to asked her, "Would you like to fly the Atlantic?" She would be going with two other male pilots. She left Newfoundland on June 17, 1928 and landed in United Kingdom 20 hours and 40 minutes later.[8] She became a celebrity. She was offered product endorsement deals (clothes, luggage) and wrote articles.[9]

She became an aviation pioneer for women. The Boston Globe newspaper called Amelia one of the best female pilots. By 1927 she had 500 hours of sole flying with no incidents. She set many new flying records in races and distances.

She did many solo flights, and taught other women to fly. She wrote books about flying. And she is one of the founders of the “The Ninety-Nines”, an aviation organization for women.

Amelia Earhart was always liberal in her thinking. She believed in equal rights for women.

In 1930, she was living in New York.[9]

On February 7, 1931, she married George P. Putnam.[2][10]

Using a Lockheed Electra she wanted to circle the earth. June 1, 1937, she left Miami, FL with Fred Noonan. Went to South America, Africa, South Asia, Island of New Guinea. On the crossing the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937[1] heading for Howland Island. Radioed they were running out of gas and couldn't hear transmissions. There was no further communication.

A massive search for the plane and flyers was launched. Searches continued until July 19th with no traces of plane or people located. Amelia was declared dead Jan. 5, 1939.

There are many theories of what happened to Amelia Earhart, but after all this time nothing has been proven 100%.

Amelia has remained a female icon to women for decades.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Ruth Martin Family Tree 1995 Abbreviation: Ruth Martin Family Tree 1995 Author: Chaky, Rebecca;Martin, Ruth Publication: Never Done Press, PO Box 1712, Friendswood, Texas 77549-1712, 1995
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Challiss, Harres, Martin, Tonsing, Otis, Family Tree Author: Martin, Ruth Publication: Printing Center of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, 1979
  3. United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Wyandotte County,Kansas, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC,micropublication T-623 roll 504, Record Type: U.S. Census (PopulationSchedule), Location: Wyandotte County, Kansas, Film: T-623 roll 504 Abbreviation: KS Wyandotte 1900 504 Publication: 1900; Page: Edwin S Earhart household, Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 157, dwelling156, family 176
  4. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Atchison County,Kansas, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC,micropublication T-624 roll 431, Record Type: U.S. Census (PopulationSchedule), Location: Atchison County, Kansas, Film: film T-624 roll 431 Abbreviation: KS Atchison 1910 431 Publication: 1910; Page: ED 3 p. 14A
  5. 5.0 5.1 East to the Dawn: the Life of Amelia Earhart Abbreviation: Earhart, Amelia East to the Dawn: the Life of Amel Author: Butler, Susan Publication: Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1997
  6. United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Polk County, Iowa,National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC,micropublication film T-624 roll 419, Record Type: U.S. Census(Population Schedule), Location: Polk County, Iowa, Film: film T-624roll 419 Abbreviation: IA Polk 1910 419 Publication: 1910; Page: Edward Earhart household, Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 111, dwelling129, family 135
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 The Sound of Wings Abbreviation: Earhart Sound of Wings Author: Lovell, Mary S Publication: St. Martin's Press, New York, 1989
  8. Passenger List
  9. 9.0 9.1 United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Manhattan, New YorkCounty, New York, National Archives and Records Administration,Washington, DC, micropublication T-625 roll 1567, Record Type: U.S.Census (Population Schedule), Location: Manhattan, New York County, NewYork, Film: T-626 roll 1567 Abbreviation: NY New York 1930 1567; American Women's Association Club Hotel, Page: 10B; Enumeration District:1212, dwelling 46, family 45
  10. 1920 to June 4, 1935, Record Type: newspaper clippings, Subject: RuthMartin Tonsing and relatives
  • Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935, Salt Lake City, Utah, Index includes the IGI, digital copies oforiginal records, and compiled records. FHL digital and microfilm copies. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas, Publication: Lewis Publishing Co, Chicago, 1900
  • Tonsing. Ruth Martin Photo Album, Author: Tonsing, Ruth Martin Publication: 1967 Note: This is a color photocopy of two original albums once in possession of Ruth's son, Paul Tonsing. Each photo has a typed caption with the date,location, and people listed. The order suggests that Ruth pasted the photos and typed the captions shortly after the photo was taken or sent to her

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On 14 Nov 2008 Alice Luckhardt wrote:

Amelia Earhart did many air shows in Miami, FL and was close friends with Capt. Richard J. Walters; a pilot, hot air balloon expert and owner of "Prins Valdemar" aka Miami Aquarium.

Amelia gave flying lessons to his oldest daughter, Alice L. Walters. Alice later became a well known flyer in Dade Co., FL, working also for the EAC - Southern Division from 1939 - 1941.

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Amelia Earharts last haircut
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Amelia Earhart standing in front of the Lockheed Electra
Amelia Earhart standing in front of the Lockheed Electra


On 14 Aug 2014 at 02:13 GMT Clarence Otis wrote:

There is 2 more problems that I Have found, 1st; it shows that Amelia had three sisters my records on my other tree that I've been working on in shows only 1 sister. 2nd; Grace Muriel (Earhart) Morrissey and Muriel Grace Earhart ARE the same person and should be merged. As far as the Unknown Earhart I don't have any information on her

On 14 Aug 2014 at 01:41 GMT Clarence Otis wrote:

Your welcome. They had the right birthday were it says born but in the bibliography it changed to 1898. I forgot to point that out when i wrote the message to begin with. Sorry about that.

On 14 Aug 2014 at 01:07 GMT Sarah (McDougall) Martin wrote:

This used to be an abandoned profile. I adopted it and haven't had a chance to review it. Thank you

On 14 Aug 2014 at 00:51 GMT Clarence Otis wrote:

Question? If she was born in 1898, HOW can she be baptized in 1897? She can't unless someone made a typo and put 1898 instead of 1897.

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