Nannie Doss

Giggling Nanny, Giggling Granny, Jolly Black Widow

  Active for 28 years
(1927-1954) in United States

11

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

11

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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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.

Nannie Doss Serial Killer Profile

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.

In 1927 (Age 21/22) Nannie Doss started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims.

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.

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Nannie Doss has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

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Nannie Doss
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Updated: 2018-12-22 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Nannie Doss
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
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1905 - 1965
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 4, 1905
Family Name: Doss
Given Name: Nannie
Birth Location: Blue Mountain, Alabama, United States
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: one brother and three sisters
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Louisa "Lou" Hazel
Father: James F. Hazel, a farmer

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Oct 12, 1954 (Age 48)
Convicted: May 17, 1955 (Age 49)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Oklahoma State Penitentiary
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
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
Suicide: N/A
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Nannie Doss

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.

Date Event Description
Nov 04 1905Nannie Doss was born in Blue Mountain, Alabama, United States.  #19051104
Nov 04 1925
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1927
(Age 21/22)
Nannie Doss started her serial killing spree. #1927
Nov 04 1935
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Nov 04 1945
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1954
(Age 48/49)
Nannie Doss ended her serial killing spree. #1954
Oct 12 1954
(Age 48)
Nannie Doss arrested. #19541012
May 17 1955
(Age 49)
Nannie Doss was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Oklahoma State Penitentiary.  #19550517
Nov 04 1955
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Jun 02 1965
(Age 59)
Nannie Dossdied.cause of death:natural causes,Leukemiaat Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma, United States. #19650602
Nov 04 1965
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
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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.

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External References
  1. Nannie Doss on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Nannie Doss on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. Q601478 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  4. Nannie Doss on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
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Nannie Doss is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #9 of 75[ Page 1 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #13 of 43[ Page 1 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #14 of 51[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  4. #18 of 651[ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #55 of 327[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #137 of 651[ Page 10 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #156 of 651[ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #441 of 651[ Page 30 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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