Annie Oakley

Phoebe Ann (Annie) Moses

Phoebe Ann (Annie) Moses

8/13/1860

She was born in Patterson Township, Darke County, Oh.

Annie's Father passed away

7/13/1866

Annie's father passed away due to pneumonia and over exposure to freezing weather.

Sent Away

8/20/1870

After Annie's father passed away, her mother couldn't take care of her and her siblings. She went to live with her Uncle.

Shooting for food and money

10/24/1875

She returned from her Uncle's to help her mother with food and money. She took her dad's rifle and shot game. Then would go to Greenville to sell it. She was able to pay her mother's mortgage on her house.

Married

8/23/1876

Annie married the love of her life Frank E. Butler.

Annie adopts the stage name "Annie Oakley"

1882

Annie pick the name Annie Oakley as her stage name.

Little Sure Shot

6/18/1884

Sitting Bull attended one of her shows. He was so impressed that he offered her $65 for a photo. Later he adopted her and nicknamed her "Little Sure Shoot"

Joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

5/19/1885

Along with her husband Frank Butler, they joined the "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show".

Train Wreck

8/20/1901

She was in a horrible train wreck with the Wild West show that left her with a spinal injury. She needed numerous surgery's. She was partially paralyzed for a while.

Shooting was better than ever.

4/1/1902

By 1902 she was able to shoot a dime that was tossed in mid-air 90 feet away. She also was able to use a .22 rifle and shoot 4,472 out of 5,000 glass balls tossed in the air.

Annie passed away

11/3/1926

Annie Oakley passed away at the age of 66, 18 days before her husband Frank Butler.