Monday, November 10, 2008

ALICE BROWNING - Pages 62-63 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 62
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Oct 21 1899 [note from Debbie: the otherentries in sequence are from
1895; not sure why this 1899 is here]
Miss Alice Browning ] Lunatic

This day Sam C Molloy, 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 Miss Alice Browning is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

Sam C Molloy County Attorney Lyon County
Ordered by the Court, That Walter L Krone 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, Geo Kinnis, P H Campbell, Chas R Banister, Frank Beck, Jesse Ratliff, M L Baldwin, J R Glass, Bowman Glasgow, Gus Beck, B D Peek & B W Traylor

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 Miss Alice Browning is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind ______ that she was born in [where-born]Lyon Co., and resides in Lyon County Ky and is 36 years old; that she was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that she owns no estate of any kind; that her father is living and mother dead and her father resides 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 her support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Alice Browning is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that she be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and Brooks Brasher is appointed to convey her to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

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Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - about 36 years
(b) Occupation - ___
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - temperate
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane - bro & sister
3.(a) Date of first attack - Febr 1 1899
(b) How exhibited - Seemed to lose her reason & thought everyone was her enemy. Threatens violence to herself.
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period - has not
4.(a) Supposed cause - not known
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - Imagines some person was in the clock on the mantel
(c) Subject to fits. no How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - good
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - some
(b) Violence toward others - no
6.Periodic frenzy - yes
7.(a) Restraint imposed - none
(b) Treatment used - Dr. Ac?? treated her
(c) Bleeding - ___
8. Injury about head - none

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