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Calamity Jane

Frontierswoman Calamity Jane

Full Name: Martha Jane Canary
Profession: Frontierswoman

United States of America

Biography: A famous frontier figure, Calamity Jane was best known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok and for fighting Indians, but also for her kindness and compassion.

Born: May 1, 1852
Birthplace: Princeton, Missouri, USA
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: August 1, 1903 (aged 51)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Married Life

  • 1873-09-25 Frontiersman and gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok supposedly marries Calamity Jane according to the latter's daughter (disputed)

Historical Events

  • 1901-05-01 Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo, New York (runs till 2 November)

Famous People who Died of Pneumonia