Phoebe Ann Mosey aka Annie Oakley, was born August 13,1860 near Willowdell, Ohio.
Annie Oakley was a sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. She began shooting and hunting at age 8 in order to help support her many siblings and widowed mother. By age 15, Annie had become so skilled in hunting and then selling the game to local businesses, she paid off the mortgage on her mother's farm.
Annie felt that all women should know how to handle a gun, not only for protection but for a form of physical and mental exercise. It has been said that she taught around 15,000 women how to use a gun.