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    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Kenneth Hass' transcribed personal account of a woman who went insane after the death of her husband. According to Hass, the woman never bathed and only ate to stay alive after the death of her husband.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Eric Nance's transcribed interview of Bob Scott about a woman who went insane after her husband's death. According to Scott, the woman was found sleeping with her husband's corpse several weeks after his death.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Michael Mulligan's transcribed personal account of a man who went insane after his wife's death. According to Mulligan, the man went insane after hearing of his wife's death and passed the insane behavior on to his son.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Art Robertson's transcribed interview of Russell Robertson about a woman who went insane after the death of her husband. According to Robertson, the woman built an exact replica of her house after her husband's death. She wanted to move but still...
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Thomas Kramer's transcribed interview of Mrs. Sargent about a person who went insane after the death of her child. According to Sargent, a woman near South Lake would light lights for her daughter every night after her daughter's death.
    • Death of child causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Death; Children; Children & adults; Mentally ill persons; Insanity;
    • Devon Scobee's transcribed interview of Lanni Clifford about a person who went insane after the death of her child. According to Clifford, a woman's husband died and then her son served in World War II. She got notification of her son's death and...
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Lee Stewart's transcribed interview of Kirk Stewart about a man who went insane after the death of his wife. According to Stewart, the man hanged himself after his wife died.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Ted Parker's transcribed interview of Mary Parker about a woman who went insane after the death of her spouse. According to Parker, the woman's fiance was killed the night before their wedding and the woman went crazy after finding out.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Norbert Blaski's transcribed interview of Barry Zinski about a woman who went insane after the death of her husband. According to Zinski, this woman goes to the cemetery and plays her violin to her husband's grave and then walks home playing the...
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Richard Rardin's transcribed interview of Gaar Rardin about a woman who went insane after the death of her husband. According to Rardin, the woman wrote letters to her dead husband and put them under rocks for him to read when his spirit came to...
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Barbara Parker's transcribed interview of Mary Parker about a woman who went insane after the death of her spouse. According to Parker, the woman's fiance was killed the night before their wedding and the woman went crazy after finding out.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Eric Nance's transcribed interview of Brian Schoppel about a woman who went insane after the death of her husband. According to Schoppel, the woman slept with her husband's corpse for several years.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Pam Decker's transcribed interview of Jim Decker about a man who went insane after the death of his wife. According to Decker, the man started cutting off the hair of random women because he loved his wife's hair so much.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Myra Schilling's transcribed interview of Trish O'Hare about a woman who went insane after her husband's death. According to O'Hare, the woman refuses to do anything because she is waiting for her husband to come back to life and do everything.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Russell Lilly's transcribed interview of Doug Payne about a woman who went insane after the death of her husband and son. According to Payne, the husband died and the woman was ok for a while, but when her son died the woman jumped into a lake and...

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