The Death of Annie Oakley (aka ‘Little Sure Shot’) – 3 November 1926

Posted on November 1st, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Annie Oakley (aka Phoebe Ann Moses), the sharpshooter who found fame in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, died in North Star, Ohio, on 3 November 1926 – she was 66.

In addition to her amazing shooting skills, Oakley was also the muse for the Broadway musical, ‘Annie Get Your Gun’.

Here are two newspaper stories from 1892 and 1926 that report on some of her shooting feats.

historical newspaper report about annie oakley

historical newspaper report about annie oakley

The Illustrated Police News – Saturday 14 May 1892


historical newspaper report about annie oakley

Aberdeen Journal – Saturday 06 November 1926

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