Eng 101 Bio. of Amelia Earhart

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Biography of Amelia Earhart

A child born in Kansas on July 24, 1897 grew to be an extraordinary aviator pioneer. Amelia Earhart saw her first plane in 1914 and later owned an airplane 1921. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross award who became the first lady aviator, and second person flown solo across the Atlantic Ocean to Newfoundland in 14 hours and 56 minutes. Setting huge numbers of records during her career, she built an inspiring organization for female pilots of loving aviation. Amelia joined the National Women’s Party and maintaining of the Equal Rights Amendment. Throughout the course of attempts to making circumnavigation flight from Florida around the globe, Amelia along with Fred Noonan disappeared near Howland Island during 1937 without any traces found.

On July 24, 1897, Amelia Mary Earhart was born in Kansas at her grandparent’s house, the daughter of Edwin and Amy Earhart. She named after both grandmothers, Amelia Josephine Otis Harres and Mary Wells Patton. As young children, Amelia and her sister Muriel had nicknames. Amelia was called “Meeley” or “Millie” and Muriel called “Pidge” Both children were free spirited children who adventured off daily climbing trees like squirrels, hunting rats with bee-bee guns, doing belly-slams or using a old broken wooden box as they slid downhill pretending of flying airplanes. She exclaimed, “Oh, Pidge, it’s just like flying!” Often people referred them as “tomboys.” The following year, Meeley, Pidge and their father Edwin went to the Iowa State Fair. He tried to pursue the girls of taking a flight on a merry go round, but Meeley did not like the rickety old look of the biplane and reply with no interest. As the girls grew, Amelia and Muriel started back of using their names, and remained of living with their grandmother Amelia as their parents moved to Des Moines in smaller living quarters because of the lack of funds until 1909 when they were reunited. Five years went...