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. Oakley was a champion rifle, wing, and trick shot. She received international fame. On one occasion, when Annie was in London,
‘five monarchs were present, and one of them, a man who was afterwards to rule as Wilhelm II of Germany, expressed a desire to have the ash removed from his cigar by a bullet from Annie’s rifle. The present King gave her a medal, and described her as the greatest shot he had ever known’.
Below are a couple more news stories reporting on Annie’s remarkable feats and interesting life.