How George and Amelia Met:
Amelia met George in May 1928 when he interviewed her about the transatlantic flight on which she was scheduled to be a passenger. George later became the publicist for a book she wrote. George reportedly proposed marriage to Amelia several times before she said yes. One source writes that George proposed six times.
Amelia and George were married at his mother's home in Noank, Connecticut at noon on February 7, 1931. Amelia was 32 years old and George was 42 years old when they married. A friend of the family, Probate Judge Arthur Anderson of Groton, Connecticut, performed the five minute wedding ceremony. The word "obey" was not included in their wedding vows.
The New York Times reported that "The only witnesses were Mrs. Frances Putnam, Mr. Putnam's mother; Charles Faulkner, his uncle; Robert Anderson, the judge's son, and twin black cats."
Amelia wore a brown suit with a light brown blouse, and brown shoes. Amelia's wedding ring was a plain platinum ring.
There was not much preparation for the wedding and there were no flowers.
Due to a previously scheduled cross-country tour, George and Amelia did not have a honeymoon.
Amelia kept her own name and believed in spouses sharing responsibilities equally.
Amelia and George did not have any children. George had two sons from his previous marriage.
David Binney Putnam: Born May 20, 1913 in Oregon. David was an explorer and writer. He died in 1992.
George Palmer Putnam Jr: Born May 9, 1921 in New York.
George and Amelia both enjoyed fishing, travel, swimming, camping, hiking, tennis, golf, and hiking.
Amelia: Aviator, spokesperson, and author.
George: Book publisher, publicist, explorer, and author. George published two of Amelia's books, managed her public appearances and endorsements, and organized her flights.
George and Amelia had several homes: Rye, New York; a small hotel apar...