Calamity Jane’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 1, 1852

Death Date

Aug 1, 1903

Age of Death

51 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Aug 1, 1903



The explorer Calamity Jane died at the age of 51. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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

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



While in El Paso, I met Mr. Clinton Burk, a native of Texas, who I married in August 1885.


We were ordered out to quell an uprising of the Indians, and were out for several days, had numerous skirmishes during which six of the soldiers were killed and several severely wounded.


On October 28th, 1887, I became the mother of a girl baby, the very image of its father, at least that is what he said, but who has the temper of its mother.


By the time we reached Virginia City I was considered a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age.


I was in Deadwood at the time and on hearing of the killing made my way at once to the scene of the shooting and found that my friend had been killed by McCall.