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PHELIX CURRY - Pages 24-25 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

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State of Kentucky ] SCT Eddyville Ky July 23, 1890
Lyon County Court
Phelix Curry ] Lunatic

This day F A Wilson, Attorney Protem for Lyon Co, filed an information as follows, to-wit:

To Hon. H H Cassidy, Judge of the Eddyville Police Court:
I am reliably informed that Phelix Curry 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 Co. Atty pro-tem
Ordered by the Court, That Dan B Cassidy Esq, an Attorney of this Court, be and he is hereby appointed to defend for and on behalf of the person under trial.

To inquire, etc., comes a jury to-wit: John Brock, J W Furnish, G H Calloway, Garrett Reed, W A Lindle, W E Crumbaugh, Eugene wilcox, G E Crumbaugh, J T Poindexter, O C Catlett, Mack Cash & T H Malloy

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 Phelix Curry is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind was produced from unknown causes that he was born in Ky, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 32 years 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 living and mother dead and reside in Lyon Co Ky and he has not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said lunatic is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his/her support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Phelix Curry s of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and L C Duks(?) is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed one guard.

Attest: H H Cassidy Judge Eddyville Police Court

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Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 32 years
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - industrious when sane
(e) Educated - can read & write
2.(a) What relations have been insane - none
3.(a) Date of first attack - about 3 years ago
(b) How exhibited - by something like fits
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period - has had no more fits
4.(a) Supposed cause - unknown
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - he imagines his friends are his enemys [sic]
(c) Subject to fits. no How long -
From what cause - unknown
(d) Natural Temper - good when sane
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - yes has threaten [sic] to kill others
6.Periodic frenzy - yes
7.(a) Restraint imposed - his friends have to watch
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - no
8. Injury about head - none
9. H H Cassidy J E P C

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