Saturday, November 8, 2008

ELIZABETH T. PARRENT - Pages 58-59 Lyon County Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 58
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court July 17, 1894
Elizabeth T Parrent ] Lunatic

This day F A Wilson, Pro Tem Attorney for the County of Lyon, filed an information as follows, to-wit:

To Hon. W C Crumbaugh, Judge of the Lyon County Court:
I am reliably informed that Miss Elizabeth T Parrnet 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 Pro Tem
Ordered by the Court, That J T Pierce 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: J B Smith, A J Dycus, M P Molloy, J M Coleman, T W Tinsley, Garret Reed, L C Nichols, J T Mitchell, A H Champion, J L Smith, W M Bowman and O M Jenkins

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 Elizabeth T Parrent is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is thought to be the result of menstral trouble that she was born in Lyon Co Ky, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 24 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 and mother are alive and reside in Lyon Co Ky and have not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Elizabeth T Parrent 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 Miss Elizabeth T Parrent is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that she be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and G W Parrent is appointed to convey him/her to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 59

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 24 years
(b) Occupation - House keeper
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - temperate
(e) Educated - moderately
2.(a) What relations have been insane - none
3.(a) Date of first attack - about five months ago
(b) How exhibited - Became moody. attempted to run off. Said she must either leave home or kill herself.
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period - No - only in intensity
4.(a) Supposed cause - unknown unless menstral irregularities
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - None except those indicated above
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - threatens it, begs for morphine to destroy herself with
(b) Violence toward others - No
6.Periodic frenzy - continuous
7.(a) Restraint imposed - none except watching her
(b) Treatment used - Physcians in neighborhood have frequently prescribed for her. don't know treatments
(c) Bleeding - No
8. Injury about head - NO

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