Earhart made an unusual condition in the choice of her next schooling; she canvassed nearby high schools in Chicago to find the best science program.
She rejected the high school nearest her home when she complained that the chemistry lab was "just like a kitchen sink".
While the family's finances seemingly improved with the acquisition of a new house and even the hiring of two servants, it soon became apparent that Edwin was an alcoholic.
Five years later in 1914, he was forced to retire and although he attempted to rehabilitate himself through treatment, he was never reinstated at the Rock Island Railroad.
World War I had been raging and Earhart saw the returning wounded soldiers.
After receiving training as a nurse's aide from the Red Cross, she began work with the Voluntary Aid Detachment at Spadina Military Hospital.
Edwin applied for a transfer to Springfield, Missouri, in 1915 but the current claims officer reconsidered his retirement and demanded his job back, leaving the elder Earhart with nowhere to go.
Facing another calamitous move, Amy Earhart took her children to Chicago, where they lived with friends.And his gf had a bf who she broke up with bc she found out he was good friends with Chaz.So Here I am beside a crying guy while yelling is happening.She was also a member of the National Woman's Party and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.She later recounted that she was "exceedingly fond of reading" and spent countless hours in the large family library.