Amelia Earhart: A Brief Biography

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Amelia Earhart Amelia Mary Earhart was born on the 24 of July in 1897 (Encyclopedia.com). As a young girl, she was not interested airplanes. In fact, when she first saw an airplane she did not find it all that amazing. She lived with her maternal grandparents in Atchison, Kansas until she was 12-years-old. She had one sister by the name of Grace Muriel Earhart. Her mother’s name was Amy Otis-Earhart. Her father’s name was Edwin Stanton Earhart. Mr. Earhart continuously fought a losing battle against alcohol. However, his addiction, gave Amelia two very responsible mindsets, a lifelong dislike for alcohol and a desire for financial security (Encyclopedia,com). Amelia Earhart attended many schools during the time between her elementary and high school years. She went to a private school when she lived with her grandparents. Then she went to live with her parents when her father, who worked for the Rock Iron Railroad, was transferred to Des Moines, Iowa. She was enrolled at a school in St. Paul, Minnesota and another school in Springfield, Illinois (Kinight). Mrs. Amy Earhart left her husband Edwin Earhart and moved to Chicago, Illinois with both of…show more content…
She later remarked that, “As soon as we left the ground, I knew I had to fly” (Encyclopedia.com). A woman named Neta Snooks taught her how to fly at Bert Kinners Airfield on Long Island Beach Boulevard (Encyclopedia.com).She received her pilot’s licence from the National Aeronautics Association on December 15, 1921 (Encyclopedia.com). Amelia Earhart was the sixteenth woman to acquire a pilot’s licence in the United States. She then took up four jobs and received financial help from her mother in order to purchase her own plane; however, she could not keep up with the expenses of using it and, therefore, had to sell it. Fortunately, she was able to break the women’s altitude record before she had to sell the

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