For years, Big Mary worked for the Sparks World Famous Shows traveling circus, where she entertained people from coast to coast. (10/77) List item Submitted to "Bizarre Photos from the Past That Show How Weird our History was" Approved 1.1k Views That all came to a crashing halt in 1916, when the town of Erwin, Tennessee arrested Mary for murdering a trainer who beat her with a hook. They later hanged her from a crane in front of a crowd of spectators. Item navigation Previous submission Next submission View full list Written by Jacob Aberto Sincere, friendly, curious, ambitious, enthusiast. I'm a content crafter and social media expert. I love Classic Movies because their dialogue, scenery and stories are awesome. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.