Facts about Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley Biography Summary: Annie Oakley (1860 - 1926) was famous for being a talented exhibition and sharpshooter.
For her time Annie Oakley became one of the best paid female performers of her time. Second only to Wild Bill she was the highest paid member of the show.
Together Annie and her husband Frank Butler gave to charity on a regular basis.
She also proved a terrific role model for many women of the day and encouraged women across the states to learn how to handle a gun.
She would also make her mission to see women become more independent and better educated.
Annie Oakley Fact Sheet: Who was Annie Oakley? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Annie Oakley.
Annie Oakley Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1860 - 1926 *** Full Name: Phoebe Ann Mosey *** Nickname: Annie Oakley, Miss Annie Oakley, Little Sure Shot, Little Miss Sure Shot, Watanya Cicilla, Phoebe Anne Oakley, Mrs Annie Oakley, Mrs Annie Butler and Mrs Frank Butler *** Date of Birth: Annie Oakley was born on August 13th 1860 *** Place of Birth: Annie Oakley was born near Willowdell, Ohio, United States *** Religion: Annie Oakley family were Quakers *** Occupation: American Sharpshooter and Exhibition Shooter *** Date of Death: Annie Oakley died on November 3rd 1926 *** Place of Death: Annie Oakley died in Greenville, Ohio, United States ***
Annie Oakley Fact 1:
Annie Oakley was born on August 13th
1860 near Willowdell, Ohio and would
become a famous sharpshooter and
Annie Oakley Fact 4:
When she was nine years old she was
taken in to the Darke County
Infirmary together with her sister
Sarah Ellen where Annie was looked
after by Samuel Crawford Edington
the superintendent of the infirmary
together with his wife Nancy who was
responsible for teaching Annie how
to sew and decorate.
Annie Oakley Fact 9: As a result of her marksmanship she began to gain quite the reputation throughout her district.
Annie Oakley Fact 10: In Cincinnati on Thanksgiving Day in 1875 the Baughman and Butler shooting act was performing. Frank E. Butler was a former dog trainer of Irish descendants and wagered a bet of one hundred dollars that he could outshoot any local by Jack Frost a hotel owner in Cincinnati.
Annie Oakley Fact 11: Jack Frost proposed five foot tall Annie and on the twenty fifth shot Butler missed and lost the bet as well as the match. The pair began seeing each other romantically and married in August of 1876. They would not however have any children together.
Annie Oakley Fact 12: For a short period of time the two lived in Cincinnati and it was thought that Annie adopted the name Oakley from the area that they live in, other’s believe it may have been the name of the man the man that helped her purchase a train ticket as a child.
Annie Oakley Fact 13:
In 1885 both Annie Oakley and her
husband Frank started working for
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.
Annie Oakley Fact 17: Throughout Annie’s life she always taught other women how to shoot and it thought she taught in the region of fifteen thousand women how to look after and use a gun.
Annie Oakley Fact 18: By 1912
both Annie Oakley and her husband
Frank Butler were semi-retired. Near
Choptank River in Cambridge,
Maryland they bought a plot of land
and had their own ranch style house
built on it. They lived there for
several years before moving on to
North Carolina in 1917 and also made
a return to public life.
Influence & Legacy of Annie Oakley: During a trip to Europe on the Paris Exposition of 1889 she performed for Queen Victoria, King Umberto I of Italy and President Marie François Sadi Carnot of France as well as other crowned heads of state. At one point she was requested by Kaiser Wilhelm II, newly crowned, to know the ash off a cigarette he held. It would later be suggested that had she perhaps missed the cigarette and killed the Kaiser World War I could have been avoided. There were rumors that she had written to him requesting a second attempt, with no reply.
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