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Amelia Earhart and Her Family
By: Jordan B.
Ohio, Age 11


7/19/1921

Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. She gother name from hertwograndmother's. Amelia's grandfather, Alfred Otis, came to Atchison a year after Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This allowed territorries in pioneer land. Alfred was a judge and a leading citizen of the town. Amelia's mother, Amy Otis, was the first women to climb to the summit of Pike's Peke in 1890. Edwin Earhart, Amelia's father, was a lawyer and inventor. He had a bad problem with alcholism so Amelia Earhart was sent to live with her grandparents.


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