- A famous markswoman -
( 1860 - 1926 )
|* List of the stories
she appears in :
- D 96089 : "The Vigilante of Pizen Bluff" (Lo$ #6b), from 1996, by Don Rosa.
* Her biography :
Born on August 13, 1860, on a farm in Darke County, Ohio, Phoebe Anne Moses (she later gave the family name as "Mozee", and it has also been spelt Mosey or Mauzy) early developed an amazing proficiency with firearms. As a child she hunted game with such success that, according to legend, by selling it in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was able to pay off the mortgage on the family farm.
In 1876, she marries Frank E. Butler, a vaudeville marksman she had met in a shooting match in Cincinnati when she was 15, who became her manager. Together, they played vaudeville circuits and circuses as "Butler and Oakley" until 1885, when Buffalo Bill hired them for his Wild West Show.
Her specialty was shooting airborne cards on the thin edge. Billed as "Miss Annie Oakley, the Peerless Lady Wing-Shot", she became very famous and charmed everyone with her simplicity and modesty, that's why she met many personages such as Queen Victoria and Crown Prince Wilhelm (later Kaiser Wilhelm II).
She died on November 3, 1926, in Greenville, Ohio, for she had been ill for eight weeks.
* Her place in the Barks/Rosa stories universe
She appears in 1890, in "The Vigilante of Pizen Bluff", in which Scrooge discovers her while she's working at the Wild West Show, along with , Phineas T. Barnum, Geronimo, and Scrooge's uncle Angus "Pothole" McDuck. She helps him along with his band, to chase, fight and capture the Dalton brothers, who had stolen Barnum's money. Fortunately for Don Rosa, Bill could have very well been in Arizona in 1890, as she had just returned to America after a tour in Europe along with Bill.
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