Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ALBERT REDD - Pages 142-143 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 142
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court July 14th 1902
Albert Redd ] Lunatic

This day John D Lester, 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 Albert Redd is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

John D Lester County Attorney Lyon County District
Ordered by the Court, That E H James 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: T A Braswell, J N Coleman, T H Molloy, Berry Wolf, W T Williamson, J H Catlett, T C Gray, Grant Bince?, Waymond Litchfield, John Bozarth, Jesse Oliver & R S Landis

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 Albert Redd is a person of sound mind.
That his mind is weak by reason of old age being 90 years or more of age.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] T H Molloy

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Albert Redd is of sound mind and not a lunatic and that he be immediately discharged.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 143

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age -
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - temperate
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane - none
3.(a) Date of first attack -
(b) How exhibited -
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period -
4.(a) Supposed cause -
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what – Blows a “Trombone”
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - none
(b) Violence toward others - none
6.Periodic frenzy - no
7.(a) Restraint imposed - none
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - none

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