Phoebe Ann Mosey, also known as Annie Oakley, was born six miles northeast of here in what was then Woodland, later renamed Willowdell. Born in 1860 she was the sixth daughter born to Jacob and Susan Mosey. After the death of her father, she engaged in shooting wild game to feed the Mosey family. This child prodigy shooter shot match after match until she won a life-changing match in 1881 with champion shooter, Frank Butler. In 1882, Phoebe Ann married Butler in Windsor, Ontario.
She chose Annie Oakley as her professional name and went on to dazzle audiences in the Midwest with her phenomenal accuracy. Sioux Chief Sitting Bull was so moved at seeing her amazing skill that in 1884 he adopted her as his daughter, naming her “Little Sure Shot.” After joining Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in 1865, Annie became the star who thrilled audiences, including royalty and nobility across England and Europe. Retiring from the Wild West in 1901, Annie shot mostly for fun and charity events, donating funds to orphanages and disadvantaged widows. In ill health for several months, Annie died in Greenville at age 66.
Erected 2010 by Annie Oakley Center Foundation, Darke County Historical Society, Darke County Visitors Bureau and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 15.624′ N, 84° 33.638′ W. Marker is in Brock, Ohio, in Darke County. Marker is on Greenville-St Marys Brock Road South ¼ mile south of Ohio Route 185, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at Annie Oakley's gravesite in Brock Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: North Star OH 45350, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brock Cemetery Unknown Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Darke County Chapter No. 57 D.A.V. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Annie Oakley (approx. 3.7 miles away); North Star (approx. 4.3 miles away); Ansonia Veterans Memorial (approx. 4½ miles away); Annie Oakley “Little Sure Shot” (approx. 4½ miles away); St. Denis Parish - St. Valbert Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); New Weston Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brock.
Regarding Annie Oakley. Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Mosey, near North Star, Ohio on August
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Also see . . .
1. Annie Oakley - Women in History. (Submitted on September 19, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Annie Oakley: World''''s Champion Shot. Ohio Women of Note article by Richard W. Haupt (Submitted on September 20, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Annie Oakley. Annie Oakley biography on nethelper.com (Submitted on September 20, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
4. Annie Oakley. This article was written by Eric V. Sorg and originally appeared (Submitted on September 20, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on September 20, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 4, 5. submitted on September 20, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 6. submitted on September 19, 2012. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.