Tuesday, October 21, 2008

FRED WILSON - Pages 30-31 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

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Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court March 19, 1892
Fred Wilson ] Lunatic

This day F A Wilson, Attorney for the Commonwealth, filed an information as follows, to-wit:

To Hon. W L Crumbaugh, Judge of the Lyon County Court:
I am reliably informed that Fred Wilson is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

F A Wilson County Attorney
Ordered by the Court, That E H James Esq, an Attorney of this Court, be and he is hereby appointed to defend for and on behalf of the person under trial. Fred Wilson

To inquire, etc., comes a jury to-wit: C Warfield, M Malloy, G B Rasco, W J Glass, A Q Surtes, M S Anderson, Fletcher Harrison and M.E. Bridges

who being duly impaneled and sworn according to law, after hearing the evidence, returned the following verdict, viz: We of the jury find from the evidence that [name] Fred Wilson is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind results from cause unknown to the jury that hewas born in Ohio, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 29years old; that he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that he owns no estate of any kind; that his father is alive and mother is alive and reside in Ohio. Jury is unable to ascertain whether or not said parents have estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Fred Wilson is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Fred Wilson is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and L C Duke is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed 1 guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

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Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 29
(b) Occupation - laborer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated -
2.(a) What relations have been insane - Know nothing of his family history
3.(a) Date of first attack - 2 weeks ago
(b) How exhibited - wild random talk
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period - Is growing worse
4.(a) Supposed cause - Unknown. possibly onanism
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - Imagines he is a physician again that he has been without food for several days
(c) Subject to fits. no How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - yesterday for the first time
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed - yes
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - no
8. Injury about head - not that I know of
9. Attest W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon Co Ct

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