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date: 17 October 2019

Oakley, Annielocked

(13 August 1860–03 November 1926)
  • Glenda Riley

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Oakley, Annie (13 August 1860–03 November 1926), shooter and Wild West star, was born Phoebe Ann Moses near Woodland, Ohio, the daughter of Jacob Moses and Susan Wise, farmers. Annie, as her sisters called her, grew up with poverty and hardship. Her father died when she was six, and in 1867 her mother married Daniel Brumbaugh, who died three years later. During this period, Annie began to work at the Darke County Infirmary. She also “hired out” to a farm family for two years but ran away after being overworked, beaten, and perhaps sexually abused. Annie returned to the infirmary and occasionally lived at home with her mother and her mother’s third husband, Joseph Shaw....

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