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Anne (Annie) Oakley A trip back in Time

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  1. foghorn220

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    Ok there is a lot of interesting stuff on the find a grave.com , web site.

    Thought some might like to see some of the real lives of some of the famous people out there all you got to do is do a search and enter their name and im sure something will pop up.

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    Birth: Aug. 13, 1860

    Death: Nov. 3, 1926


    Sharpshooter. She was born Phoebe Moses in Darke County, Ohio. She never attended a regular school and was introduced and taught to shoot by her father in the woods around the farm where she lived. During hard times, she helped support her family with the game she caught.

    Her career as a sharpshooter stated at age 17, when she defeated the noted marksman, Frank E. Butler at a competition in Cincinnati, Ohio. The two eventually married and traveled with the Buffalo Bill Show for 17 years (1885-1902). She assumed the show business name of Anne Oakley. On a trip to Europe, Queen Victoria of England was quite impressed with her abilities, and on one occasion the crown prince of Germany encouraged her to shoot a cigarette from his mouth.

    Her expertness in marksmanship at the height of her career made her the best known cultural icon in the United States. At 30 paces, she could slice a playing card held edgewise, shoot holes through coins at a smiliar distance and scramble eggs in midair. She shot ashes out of cigarets, snuffed candles and shot corks out of bottles. A railroad accident in 1901 partially paralyzed her, but she continued to tour regularly. In 1916, she and Frank made Pinehurst, North Carolina their winter retirement home.

    At the famous resort known for its golf course, fox hunting, and its trapshooting range, Anne Oakley became a teacher. She thought women how to defend themselves as well as the fine art of trap shooting. Her health began to fail, suffering from pernicious anemia (Lead Poisoning) from all the ammunition she'd handled. In 1922 the couple moved back to Darke County, Ohio where the anemia took her life. When Frank was told, he simply stopped eating and died 18 days later. The couple is buried near the woods where little Annie Mose first hunted and trapped to sustain her impoverished family.

    (Bio by John R. Bacak)

    Cause of death: pernicious anemia



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    Even Charlton Heston is already on there.



    Ok if you got some time to spend then copy and paste the link below it is 642 famous people listed in the link below.


    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=36201

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  2. foghorn220

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    Ok the other link might not work but try this one above it is clickable.

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  3. ouch

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    I watched a History Channel show about her not long ago, I thought I had a hardened heart and few thing affected me but I shed a few tears seeing the life
    she lived and how she overcame it all.

    If the tape is still avalible from the History Channel Purchase it. You will not be sorry. Richard
     
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    What a gal!
     
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    Pretty interesting site Foggy, thanks.


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