Cowboys and Legends of the Old West

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Mosey on August 13, 1860. The cause of death was pernicious anemia.  The spouse of Annie Oakley was Frank E. Butler (m. 1876–1926) and they wasn't divorce.  Annie Oakley and Frank E. Butler didn't have children of their own.  The reputation of Annie Oakley was being a sharpshooter and exhibition shooter; starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and she wasn't known to being in a gang. She didn't have any other jobs prior to having a reputation.

5 Interesting Facts about Annie Oakley

  • Annie, who had first shot a gun at a very young age before she was sent away, ended up supporting the family by hunting and trapping when she returned.
  • The Butlers began performing together in May 1882 when Frank’s partner became ill. She took the stage name "Annie Oakley," possibly after the Oakley neighborhood in Cincinnati where they lived.
  • Annie and Frank met William "Buffalo Bill" Cody while performing with a circus in New Orleans. Frank and Cody negotiated for a three-day trial with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show in early 1885—Annie and Frank would go on to perform with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show for 16 seasons. Cody called Annie "Li’l Miss," an apt nickname for the five-foot-tall markswoman, and had her perform early in the show to help audiences get used to the sound of gunfire.
  • In 1887, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show traveled to London as part of the American Exhibition, which coincided with Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. In early May, they gave several special performances for the royal family.
  • Annie went to live with Superintendent Edington’s family at the Darke County Infirmary, which housed the elderly, the orphaned, and the mentally ill. In exchange for helping with the children, Annie received an education and learned the skill of sewing from Mrs. Edington,

Belle Starr

Belle Starr (The Bandit Queen) was born  Myra Belle Shirley Reed Starr on February 5, 1848. The cause of death was a shot from ambush. The spouse of Belle Starr was Sam Starr and settled with the Starr family in the Indian Territory and relative of Sam Starr  Jim July Starr  wasn't divorce. She had two children a son name Eddie Reed and a daughter name Rosie Reed also known as Pearl Starr. She had a bad reputation for Rustling, horse stealing, bootlegging whiskey. And  Belle was associated with the James-Younger gang and other outlaws.

5 Interesting Facts about Belle Starr

  • Dressing in flamboyant outfits, she declared herself the “bandit queen.”
  • Belle was shot down near her ranch in 1889.
  • After Reed and his gang robbed the Grayson family of about $30,000 in gold coins, in an 1873 incident notorious for its cruel details, Reed went back to Texas with Starr, who was identified as an accomplice in the crime (supposedly, she took part while dressed as a man), even though there was little evidence she was involved.
  • In 1869, Reed shot a man who supposedly killed his brother, forcing him to flee with his family to California.
  • In 1871, after Reed was accused of passing counterfeit money, the family had to flee again, this time moving back to Texas. For the next two years, Reed became involved in livestock rustling and murder with his outlaw associates

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