|Birth: ||Nov. 29, 1882|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 1978|
Outlaw. Achieved notoriety in Indian Territory at age 11 as Cattle Annie after teaming with Jennie Stevenson, known as Little Britches. They roamed the territory for two years, stealing horses, warning outlaw gangs of the whereabouts of law officials, selling liquor to indians, and eluding the law. They wore mens' clothes, rode horseback fearlessly, packed pistols on their hips, and were known to be crack shots. They continuously made newspaper headlines all over Indian Territory, from Guthrie to Coffeyville, Kansas. Captured at age 13 and imprisoned in reform school in 1895, Emma left the outlaw trail when she was released. She married and lived out her life as a respectable member of the community. A Hollywood movie, Cattle Annie and Little Britches, released in 1981, provided a partly-fictionalized account of their actual outlaw escapades. A biography of Anna Emmaline McDoulet is contained in Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture.
Emma first married Earl Frost in Perry, Oklahoma Territory, in March 1901, and had two sons, Robert Clemons and Carlos D. Emma and Earl divorced in October 1909 when Emma joined a Wild West show. She later married Whitmore R. Roach and lived out her life in Oklahoma City as a respectable bookkeeper and active member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Olivet Baptist Church. Whitmore R. Roach was born February 12, 1879, in Texas, son of Edward Benjamin Roach and Julia S. Whitmore.
The 1910 Federal Census for Fort Worth Ward 7, Texas (Tarrant County) listed Whitmore R. Roach, a house painter, age 31; and his wife, Emma, age 28; living in the Whitmore's brother's household. The census states that Whitmore is on his first marriage, that Emma is on her second, and that Emma has given birth to two children, both still living.
On September 12, 1918, Whitmore registered for the World War I draft. He stated that he was age 39, born February 12, 1879, that his current residence was 1210 West First Street in Oklahoma City, that his nearest relative was his wife, Emma Roach, of the same address, and that he was a self-employed painter.
The 1920 Federal Census for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Oklahoma County) listed Whitmore R. Roach, a house painting contractor, age 41, born in Texas; and his wife, Anna E. Roach, a factory garment worker, age 37, born in Kansas.
The 1930 Federal Census for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Oklahoma County) listed Whitmore R. Roach, a paint and paper contractor, age 51, born in Texas, and his wife Emma, age 47; born in Kansas. Also living in the household was Whitmore's son by a former marriage, Robert Roach, a paint and paper contractor, age 26, born in Oklahoma.
Obituary, The Oklahoman, November 8, 1978
Emma Roach, 95, of 1612 NW 9, died Tuesday, November 7, 1978, at a local nursing home after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Olivet Baptist Church directed by Guardian Midtown Funeral Home. Mrs. Roach was born in Kansas and came to Oklahoma City in 1912. She was a retired bookkeeper and member of American Legion Auxiliary and Olivet Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Robert C. Frost, Oklahoma City; and Carlos D. Frost, Malibu, California; five grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Whitmore R. Roach (1879 - 1947)
Robert Clemons Frost (1903 - 1993)*
Rose Hill Burial Park
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Anna you were a spry and lively gal--kudos to you for being "out there" and living a gutsy life!|
loves the west
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