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us: Calamity Jane, 1856-1903


  • [Calamity Jane (1852-1903) was an American frontierswoman and scout.]
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    • us: Canary, Martha, 1856-1903
    • us: Cannary, Martha Jane, 1856-1903
    • us: Burk, Martha Jane Canary, 1856-1903
    • us: Burke, Martha Jane Canary, 1856-1903
    • us: Canarie, Martha Jane, 1856-1903
    • us: Burke, Jane Canary, 1856-1903
    • us: Hickok, Jane Cannary, 1856-1903
    • us: Hickok, Martha Jane Cannary, 1856-1903
    • us: Jane, Calamity, 1856-1903
    • us: Calamity Jane, 1852-1903
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        18560501
    • Death Date

        19030801
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Princeton (Mo.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Deadwood (S.D.)
    • Gender

        female
    • Associated Language

        eng
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  • Earlier Established Forms

      Canary, Martha, 1856-1903Canary, Martha,1856-1903 Calamity Jane, 1852-1903Calamity Jane,1852-1903
  • Sources

    • found: Buel, J.W. The true story of "Wild Bill" Hickok, 1946.
    • found: Email from NCH, Mar. 27, 2006 (James McLaird in his biog. of Calamity Jane, 2005, claims that the birth date was 1856; "The census report of 1860 for Mercer County, Missouri ... clearly indicates that she was born in 1856, for she was four years old when the census was taken.")
    • found: Encyclopedia britannica, via WWW, Nov. 30, 2012 (Calamity Jane; Martha Jane Burke; Martha Jane Cannary; b. May 1, 1852?, near Princeton, Mo.?; d. Aug. 1, 1903 in Terry, S.D.; legendary American frontierswoman; claimed marriage to Wild Bill Hickok, 1870; m. 1891 to Clinton (Charley) Burke)
    • found: Wikipedia, via WWW, Nov. 30, 2012 (Calamity Jane; Martha Jane Canary; b. May 1, 1852 in Princeton, Mo.; d. Aug. 1, 1903 in Terry, S.D.; American frontierswoman, and professional scout)
    • found: Etulain, R.W. The life and legends of Calamity Jane, 2014: ECIP galley (according to the 1860 census Martha Canary was born 1856)
  • General Notes

    • [Calamity Jane (1852-1903) was an American frontierswoman and scout.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-11-03: new
    • 2014-07-02: revised
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