Amelia Earhart was born to Edwin Earhart and Amelia (Amy) Otis, and she had one sister, Muriel.She mostly grew up in her maternal grandparents ' household.
Earhart's father struggled with drinking throughout her childhood, and he also struggled to support the family. When times got tough, the two sisters stayed with their grandparents. By the time Earhart was 10, she lived more with her parents. However, they moved from place to place. She eventually ended up living with her sister in Chicago to attend high school after her mother left her father. Though her childhood was difficult, it taught Earhart survival skills that she'd use throughout her life.