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Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer


Who was Amelia Earhart?

Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, while attempting to circumnavigate the globe. On January 5, 1939, she was declared legally dead.

Famous Kin

Amelia Earhart is a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren and has a family connection to John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She also has a few family connections to patriots of the American Revolution. These include signers of the Declaration of Independence John Hancock and William Ellery, signers of the U.S. Constitution Nathaniel Gorham and Nicholas Gilman, and Boston Tea Party Participant Amos Lincoln.

Presidential kinships for Amelia Earhart include, but are not limited to, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, George W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and George Washington. First Ladies or presidential wives in Amelia Earhart's family tree include Abigail (Smith) Adams, Ellen Louise (Axon) Wilson, Edith (Carow) Roosevelt, Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield, and Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge.

Literary kin for Amelia Earhart include Laura Ingalls-Wilder, Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. She also has kinship to the current royal family through connections to Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana, as well as some more distant royal connections to King Henry VIII and his 2nd wife Anne Boleyn.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Amelia Earhart

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Lee de Forest

Pioneer of Radio and Talking Pictures

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Warren

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Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Sturtevant

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

7th cousin 1 time removed
via John Dickinson

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Gilman

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John Dye

TV and Movie Actor - “Touched by an Angel”

16th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Walter Blount

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin
via Ralph de Stafford

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

21st cousin
via Sir Hugh le Despencer

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

7th cousin 3 times removed
via John Spencer

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Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Bess (Wallace) Truman

First Lady of President Harry S Truman

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin
via John Spencer

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Margaret Hamilton

Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of OZ

7th cousin
via John Spencer

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Henry Luce

Co-Founder of Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines

9th cousin
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Elihu Root

38th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Barbara Hutton

Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Amelia Earhart photo by Pacific Aviation Museum (CC BY 2.0)