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The Story Of Nancy Hazel

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Nancy Hazel, later to become known as Nannie Doss, was born on November 4th, 1905 in Blue Mountain, Alabama. Nannie was one of five children of Jim Hazle and Louisa Holder Hazle. She endured an abusive, despondent youth with an oppressive, unfeeling father. Nannie never learned to read well, and her education was erratic due to her father pulling her out of school during the sixth grade to help work on the farm. Nancy was a prisoner in her own home. Her mother, however, was viewed as adoring and gracious to Nannie and her three sisters. Both Nannie and her mother hated James, who was a strict, often controlling father and husband with a nasty streak (http://murderpedia.org/female.D/d/doss-nannie.htm). Her most loved diversion was understanding her mother 's romantic books and longing for a romantic eventual fate of her own. Eventually, Nannie would become obsessed in her mission for the ideal spouse and romance.
At the point when Nannie was around seven years of age, she and her family were taking a trip to visit relatives in South Alabama on a train. The train abruptly stopped and Nannie was tossed forward hitting her head on a metal bar in front of her. For innumerable years after, Nannie experienced extreme headaches, blackouts and struggled with depression. She later refered to this injury as the source of her destructive future conduct. As Nannie and her three sisters hit their teenage years, their father disallowed his four daughters from wearing makeup or alluring attire. This was with the goal that they were not depicted as promiscuous. Additionally, he stressed about them being molested by older men. Much to his dismay that Nannie had been molested by a string of neighborhood men before she reached her middle teens.
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...ed to killing her husbands and blamed it all on the head injury she had sustained as a child, which she claimed had given her headaches all her life (http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3619). Nannie insisted she did not murder for profit and that her husbands’ life insurance pay-outs were barely enough to cover funeral expenses. Nannie certainly did live with one foot in a dream world. Her motive was to find the perfect mate to love her, “the real romance of life.” Interviewed about her life in the McAlester prison in Tulsa, Doss complained that the only job she was allowed there was in the laundry, noting that her offers to work in the kitchen were politely declined (http://www.viralnova.com/nannie-doss/). Doss died of leukemia on June 2, 1965, on the tenth anniversary of her incarceration, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Russellville, Kentucky.
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