Amelia was born on 24 July 1897 in the small town of
Atchison in the American state Kansas. She had one sister
named Muriel. Her dad’s name was Edwin and he was a lawyer
and her grandfather on her mother’s side, Alfred Otis, was a
judge. Her mum’s name was Amy and she had become the
first woman to climb Pike’s Peak a famous mountain in the
For a while Amelia was engaged to Samuel
Chapman, a chemical engineer from Boston,
breaking off her engagement on November
23, 1928. Her husband was George P.
During her childhood, Amelia had a dog and a cat but
later when she was an adult she had two canary
She was a volunteer nurse at a veterans' hospital
during World War 1.
She worked as a file clerk, office assistant,
photographer, and truck driver to earn the money to
buy her own plane.
She was a social worker in Boston.
After she married George Putnam, her job was to
set new aviation records, and give lectures.
Now go to the link below where there will be a 1 min video about
Amelia on YouTube.
By : Sean Connolly
History of Aviation
By: John W.R. Taylor
F.R.Hist.S and Kenneth