Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DID YOU KNOW: Real people's real names

Did you know that Billy the Kid's real name is William Bonney?
Black Bart - Charles E. Boles
Calamity Jane - Martha Jane Canary
Kit Carson - Christopher Houston Carson
Butch Cassidy - Robert Leroy Parker
Buffalo Bill Cody - William Fredrick Cody
Wild Bill Hickok - James Butler Hickok
Belle Starr - Myra Belle Shirley
Annie Oakley - Phoebe Ann Moses
And, Doc Holliday - John Henry Holliday

I can see how some of these people would accept a name change that seems more in line with them. And they all have a certain " ring" to them.

So, now you know!


  1. Very interesting. Roy Rogers was from the same area of southern Ohio as my dad, his real name was Lenard Sly. A very nice man.

    Also, in 1969, my family spent part of our vacation in Cody, WY & my dad & Bill Cody III hit is off & were good friends til Mr. Cody died in the mid-90's. A wonderful, wonderful man. A blessing to his family (& to ours).

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

  2. WOW! That is so cool.

    When I was just a little guy, my hero was Roy Rogers. I would watch him every Saturday. Along with watching, Wagon Train, with Ward Bond. I would set on my rocking horse, right in front of the TV. And ride along.


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