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EDGAR W RODGERS - Pages 50-51 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 50
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Eddyville Police Court August 2, 1893
Edgar W Rodgers ] Lunatic

This day W W Martin, Attorney for the Commonwealth, filed an information as follows, to-wit:

To Hon. Robt Hodges, Judge of the Eddyville Police Court:
I am reliably informed that [name] is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

W W Martin County Attorney for Lyon County
Ordered by the Court, That F A Wilson 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: G H Callamer(?), T W Tinsley, H H Cassidy, T A Braswell, F M Hildreth, D A Sexton, J D Molloy, W W Holland, J W Furnish, O B Withers, F M Hall and M P Molloy

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 Edgar W Rodgers is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is result of epilepsy of some seven years standing that he was born in Tennessee, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 26 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 dead and mother alive and resides in Lyon Co Ky and has no estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Edgar W Rodgers 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 Edgar W Rodgers is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and R A Dawson is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed one guard.

Attest: Robt Hodges Judge Eddyville Police Court

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Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 26 years
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - was once somewhat dissipated
(e) Educated - No
2.(a) What relations have been insane - His maternal grandmother
3.(a) Date of first attack - about 7 years ago took epilepsy
(b) How exhibited - wort of vacant wandering absent
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period - grows worse continuously
4.(a) Supposed cause - epilepsy
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - no
(c) Subject to fits. yes How long - seven years
From what cause - Bricks(?) on head
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - threatens it
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed - none
(b) Treatment used - has tried local physicians [...unreadable...]
(c) Bleeding - No
8. Injury about head - Patient has had two licks in head - one from pound wright thrown(?). The other pole in [...unreadable...] slipped and struck him

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