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W B MILNE - Pages 78-79 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 78
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Oct 6, 1896
W B Milne ] Lunatic

This day W W Martin, 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 W B Milne 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 Lyon County
Ordered by the Court, That Hon. 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: W H Warfield, G D Griffin, W B Lynne, J W Clark, C W Jones, D F Brightwell, J W Bell, J C Terrell, J W Kevil, J K Hussy, G W Williams & G N Smith

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 W B Milne is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind ______ that he was born in N.C., and resides in Eddyville Ky and is 31 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 alive and mother dead and reside in Alabama and they have not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said W B Milne 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 W B Milne is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and John T Opie is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court
J M Smith Clerk Lyon Court

Page 79

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 31 years
(b) Occupation – Stone cutter
(c) Married or Single - married
(d) Habits - temperate
(e) Educated - yes
2.(a) What relations have been insane - None
3.(a) Date of first attack – About June 25, 1896
(b) How exhibited – Thinks he has died and gone to he-ll
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period - no
4.(a) Supposed cause – Sun stroke
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what – see answer to question 3 (b)
(c) Subject to fits. Yes How long – 15 minutes
From what cause - -----
(d) Natural Temper – very gentle
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others – was afraid he would cut some one’s throat. Begged to be restrained
6.Periodic frenzy – once a month
7.(a) Restraint imposed – Had to be held by his attendant
(b) Treatment used - None
(c) Bleeding - None
8. Injury about head - None

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