Saturday, December 20, 2008

CHERRY F. DUNN - Pages 130-131 Lyon County KY Lunatice Inquest Book

Page 130
Regular Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Feby 24th 1902
Cherry F Dunn ] 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 County Court:
I am reliably informed that Cherry F Dunn 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 John D Lester 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 B Bridges, Thos helton, W Luckett, J B Rogers, T C Gray, Waymon Litchfield, Lee Ladd, Ed Gray, Robt Dobbins, S G Cash, G A Cobb & John T Opie

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 Cherry F Dunn is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind from cause unknown to jury that he was born in Ky, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 40 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 and mother are dead and said Cherry F Dunn is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] Jno T Opie

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Cherry F Dunn is of unsound mind and a violent lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and John L Sweet?is appointed to convey ___ to said asylum and he is allowed ___guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 131

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 40 years
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - married
(d) Habits - temperate
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack – about […unreadable…]
(b) How exhibited – talking at random
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period -
4.(a) Supposed cause – not known
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - no
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide – Threatened to take poisen
(b) Violence toward others - yes
6.Periodic frenzy - yes
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used – Treated by Dr [……ing[
(c) Bleeding - no
8. Injury about head - no

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