[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Olive Ann Oatman Fairchild]

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Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Olive Ann Oatman Fairchild (1837-1903) in Sherman, Texas. Text: Captured in Arizona at age 13 (1851) by Yavapai Indians, who massacred 6 members of family. Sold to Mojave Indians, she was treated kindly but bore mark of a slave - blue, cactus needle tattoo on skin - for rest of life. Ransomed by Army at Fort Yuma, 1856. Lived in California, then New York. There she married J. B. Fairchild in 1865. About 1872 moved to Sherman, where husband founded city bank. Resided in Sherman until death in 1903.

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1 photograph : col. ; 1876 x 1673 px.

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West, Carolyn Effie 2011-12/2012-03.

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Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Olive Ann Oatman Fairchild (1837-1903) in Sherman, Texas. Text: Captured in Arizona at age 13 (1851) by Yavapai Indians, who massacred 6 members of family. Sold to Mojave Indians, she was treated kindly but bore mark of a slave - blue, cactus needle tattoo on skin - for rest of life. Ransomed by Army at Fort Yuma, 1856. Lived in California, then New York. There she married J. B. Fairchild in 1865. About 1872 moved to Sherman, where husband founded city bank. Resided in Sherman until death in 1903.

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1 photograph : col. ; 1876 x 1673 px.

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Texas History Collection

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  • 2011-12/2012-03

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  • 1837 - 2012

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  • Nov. 1, 2012, 8:27 p.m.

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West, Carolyn Effie. [Texas Historical Commission Marker: Olive Ann Oatman Fairchild], photograph, 2011-12/2012-03; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256869/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Carolyn West.