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ANNA ATKINSON - Pages 102-103 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 102
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court July 17th 1899
Anna Atkinson ] 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 Lyon [sic] Court:
I am reliably informed that Anna Atkinson 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. Anna Atkinson

To inquire, etc., comes a jury to-wit: Hugh Smith, J B Krone, W B Bridges, G C Lester, S R Glass, Walter Robison, O C Catlett, W Luckett, W S Scott, Leonard Robison, J T Opie & 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 Anna Atkinson is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind was produced by unknown cause that she was born in Lyon Co Ky, and resides in Eddyville and is 46 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 dead and mother alive? and resides in Eddyville Ky and has no estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Anna Atkinson 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 Anna Atkinson is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that she be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and Walter L Krone is appointed to convey her to said asylum and he is allowed _____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 103

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 46
(b) Occupation – House Keeper
(c) Married or Single – Married, separated from her husband
(d) Habits - Temperate
(e) Educated - No
2.(a) What relations have been insane - No
3.(a) Date of first attack – About a year ago
(b) How exhibited - by wild talk – inability to sleep
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – only in violence
4.(a) Supposed cause – unknown
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what – She is continually talking about seeing persons who have died
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper – High tempered all her life
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - No
(b) Violence toward others – No not specially – is never cross in the family
6.Periodic frenzy – more violent about every two wks
7.(a) Restraint imposed - None
(b) Treatment used - None
(c) Bleeding - No
8. Injury about head - No

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