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Ancestry of Amelia Earhart

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One of the world's most celebrated aviators, Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 24, 1897. The daughter of a railroad company attorney, she lived with her maternal grandparents in Atchison until the age of 12. She then moved around with her family for several years, living in Des Moine, Iowa; Chicago, Illinois; and Medford, Massachusetts.
Amelia saw her first airplane in 1908 at the Iowa State Fair, but her love of flying lay dormant until Christmas Day 1920, when her father took her to the opening of a new airfield in Long Beach, CA. Three days later, she took her first ride with barnstormer Frank M. Hawks. Amelia Earhart set several aviation records, including the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, before disappearing over the Pacific on an around-the-world flight in 1937.

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First Generation:


1. Amelia Mary EARHART1-3 was born on 24 Jul 1897 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS.4 She died after 2 Jul 1937 in on a pioneering flight around the world.4 Amelia Earhart married George Palmer Putman (b. 1887 d. 4 Jan 1950) on 7 Feb 1931 in Noank, CT.

Second Generation (Parents):


2. Edwin Stanton EARHART2,4,5 was born on 28 Mar 1872 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS. He died on 23 Sep 1930 in Los Angeles, CA. Edwin Stanton EARHART and Amelia (Amy) OTIS were married on 18 Oct 1895 in Trinity Church, Atchison, Atchison County, KS.6,7 They were divorced about 1924.

3. Amelia (Amy) OTIS2,4,6,8-10 was born on 28 Feb 1869 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS. She died on 21 Oct 1937 in Medford, Middlesex County, MA.

Edwin Stanton EARHART and Amelia (Amy) OTIS had the following children:
i. Infant EARHART was born in Aug 1896. Infant EARHART died in Aug 1896.
1 ii. Amelia Mary EARHART
iii. Muriel Grace EARHART2 was born about Dec 1899 in Kansas.2

Third Generation (Grandparents):


4. Rev. David EARHART4 was born on 28 Feb 1818 in Indiana County, PA.11 He died on 13 Aug 1903 in Philadelphia, PA.11 He is buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison County, KS.11 Rev. David EARHART and Mary Wells PATTON were married on 16 Nov 1841 in Somerset, Somerset County, PA.

5. Mary Wells PATTON4 was born on 28 Sep 1821 in Pennsylvania.12 She died on 19 May 1893.12 She is buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison County, KS.12

Rev. David EARHART and Mary Wells PATTON had the following children:
i. Kate Theodora EARHART was born on 9 Mar 1863.
ii. David Milton EARHART was born on 21 Oct 1859. He died in May 1860.
iii. Josephine EARHART was born on 8 Aug 1851. She died in 1853.
iv. Sarah Catherine EARHART was born on 21 Aug 1849. She died in 1851.
v. Phillip Melancthon EARHART was born on 18 Mar 1847. He died in 1851.
vi. Harriet Augusta EARHART was born on 21 Aug 1842. She died in Jul 1921.
vii. Mary Louisa EARHART was born on 2 Oct 1843.
viii. Martin Luther EARHART was born on 18 Feb 1845.
ix. Albert M. EARHART was born about 1853.
x. Franklin Patton EARHART was born about 1855.
xi. Della EARHART was born about 1857.
2 xii. Edwin Stanton EARHART
6. Judge Alfred Gideon OTIS3,4,8,9,13 was born on 13 Dec 1827 in Cortland, Cortland County, NY.6,14,15 He died on 9 May 1912 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS.4,14,15 He is buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison County, KS.15 Alfred Gideon OTIS and Amelia Josephine HARRES were married on 22 Apr 1862 in Philadelphia, PA.6

7. Amelia Josephine HARRES3,4,8,9,13 was born in Feb 1837 in Philadelphia, PA.16 She died on 12 Feb 1912 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS.4,16 She is buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison County, KS.16 Alfred Gideon OTIS and Amelia Josephine HARRES had the following children:

i. Grace OTIS6 was born on 19 Mar 1863 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS.6,17 She died on 3 Sep 1864 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS.6,17
ii. William Alfred OTIS6,8,9 was born on 2 Feb 1865 in Philadelphia, PA.18 He died from diptheria on 8 Dec 1899 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.6,19
iii. Harrison Gray OTIS6 was born on 31 Dec 1867 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS.6,17 He died on 14 Dec 1868 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS.6,17
3 iv. Amelia (Amy) OTIS
v. Mark E. OTIS6,9 was born about Dec 1870 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS.
vi. Margaret Pearl OTIS6,9,13 was born about Oct 1875 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS.13 She died on 4 Jan 1931 in Germantown, Pennsylvania.17
vii. Theodore H. OTIS6,9,13 was born on 12 Nov 1877 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS.20,21 He died on 13 Mar 1957 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS.20,21 He was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison County, KS.20,21
viii. Carl Spenser OTIS4,6,13 was born about Mar 1881 in Atchison, Atchison County, KS.

Generation 4 > Great Grandparents of Amelia Earhart

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