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Amelia Earhart
By: Aman A.
Illinois, Age 9


4/20/1937

Amelia Earhart was born in 1897 in Atchinson, Kansas to Amy and Edwin Earhart. Amelia was nicknamed Meely as a child. Meely had a younger sister named Muriel {nicknamed Pidge}. Meely and Pidge had a nice childhood. Their father often took long business trips and Amy often went with them so the children were left with their grandma and grandpa Otis. Later on Meely and Pidge's father began to drink. Edwin would never come home to play anymore, but would spend his time {and money} after work drinking with his freinds. Soon he almost lost his job but was sent to a 1 month alcoholic center. When he was released he went back to drinking. This news travled to the main headquarters in Chicago he was soon fired. When Edwin found a new job he moved the family. When they arrived they found the job was a misunderstanding, but the family stayed. Amelia soon lost all her childhood ways and graduated highschool. She later took up flying.



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