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Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1852
Place of Birth Princeton, Missouri
Death day August 1, 1903 (51 years old)
Zodiac Sign Taurus
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Calamity Jane

Martha Jane Cannary, better known as Calamity Jane, was a well-known American frontierswoman, sharpshooter, and raconteur. In addition to many exploits she was known for being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok. Late in her life, she appeared in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. She is said to have exhibited compassion to others, especially to the sick and needy. This facet of her character contrasted with her daredevil ways and helped to make her a noted frontier figure. She was also known for her habit of wearing men's attire.

Born Martha Jane Cannary, May 1, 1852, Princeton, Missouri, U.S.
Died August 1, 1903, Terry, South Dakota, U.S.
Nationality United States
Occupation Explorer, Army scout, pioneer, storyteller, sharpshooter, performer, dance-hall girl, alleged prostitute.
Spouse(s) Clinton Burke, William P Steers
Children 2
Parent(s) Robert and Charlotte Cannary
Relatives Five siblings

About Calamity Jane

Known to have been instrumental in fighting Indians, she was a famous American frontierswoman, like Annie Oakley and Belle Starr.

Calamity Jane before fame

She held down many a job, working as a dishwasher, a cook, a waitress, a dance-hall girl, a nurse, an ox team driver, a scout, and more in order to support her family.

Achievement of Calamity Jane

Despite being recognized mainly for her grit and fire, she was also said to show compassion to the sick and poor.

Calamity Jane family life

She has two children with William P Steers. Her daughter, Jean, was put up for adoption.

Associations of Calamity Jane

She was a famous associate of Wild Bill Hickok.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Calamity Jane

  • Wild West shows
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  • American prostitutes
  • 19th-century American women
  • People of the American Old West
  • American explorers
  • American folklore

Latest information about Calamity Jane updated on June 14 2021.