Nannie Doss ( Nancy Hazel ) an American serial killer responsible for eleven deaths between 1927 and 1954. Doss, known as the Giggling Nanny, the Giggling Granny, and the Jolly Black Widow. Doss' preferred method of killing was poisoning by arsenic. She killed four husbands, two children, her two sisters, her mother, a grandson, and a mother-in-law. Her husband, Samuel Luther Doss, died on October 12th 1954. Doss pled guilty on May 17th 1955, and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Nannie Doss died from leukemia in the hospital ward of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary on June 2nd 1965.
Serial Killer Nannie Doss (aka) Giggling Nanny, Giggling Granny, Jolly Black Widow, was active for 28 years between 1927-1954, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States
Nannie Doss was born on November 4th 1905 in Blue Mountain, Alabama, United States. She was raised by both parents. Doss had one brother and three sisters. Her father, James F. Hazel, a farmer. Her mother, Louisa "Lou" Hazel.
Doss a female citizen of the United States of America.
She was arrested on October 12th 1954 (Age 48), convicted on May 17th 1955 (Age 49), sentenced to life imprisonment at Oklahoma State Penitentiary. Doss was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.
Nannie Doss died on June 2nd 1965 (Age 59), cause of death: natural causes, Leukemia at Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States.
Nannie Doss has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
|Nickname:||Giggling Nanny, Giggling Granny, Jolly Black Widow|
|Victims:||11 - 11|
|Years Active:||1927 - 1954|
|Ages Active:||21/22 - 48/49|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1905 - 1965|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♏ Scorpio |
Oct 23 - Nov 22
|Occupation:||criminal, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||Nov 4, 1905|
|Birth Location:||Blue Mountain, Alabama, United States|
|Siblings:||one brother and three sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Mother:||Louisa "Lou" Hazel|
|Father:||James F. Hazel, a farmer|
|Arrested:||Oct 12, 1954 (Age 48)|
|Convicted:||May 17, 1955 (Age 49)|
|Prison Location:||Oklahoma State Penitentiary|
|Death Date:||Jun 2, 1965 (Age 59)|
|Manner of Death:||natural causes|
|Cause of Death:||Leukemia|
|Death Location:||Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Nannie Doss. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Nov 04 1905||Nannie Doss was born in Blue Mountain, Alabama, United States. #19051104|
|Nov 04 1925|
|Nannie Doss started her serial killing spree. #1927|
|Nov 04 1935|
|Nov 04 1945|
|Nannie Doss ended her serial killing spree. #1954|
|Oct 12 1954|
|Nannie Doss arrested. #19541012|
|May 17 1955|
|Nannie Doss was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Oklahoma State Penitentiary. #19550517|
|Nov 04 1955|
|Jun 02 1965|
|Nannie Dossdied.cause of death:natural causes,Leukemiaat Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States. #19650602|
|Nov 04 1965|
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Nannie Doss (born Nancy Hazel, November 4, 1905 – June 2, 1965) was an American serial killer responsible for the deaths of 11 people between the 1920s and 1954. Nannie Doss was referred to as the Giggling Granny, the Lonely Hearts Killer, the Black Widow, and Lady Blue Beard.
Nannie Doss is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database