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EDWARD THOMSON - Pages 112-113 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 112
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court March 16th 1900
Edward Thomson ] 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 Edward Thomson 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 T J Watkins 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: F B Evins, G E Crumbaugh, G S Withers, J P Hogard, S S West, A J Wells, L A Gray, T C Warfield, O M Jenkins, Mose S Anderson, John T Opie & T H 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 Edward Thomson is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind was caused by blow on head when quite young that he was born in Caldwell Co Ky, and resides in Kuttawa and is 25 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 live and reside in Kuttawa Ky and they have not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Edward Thomson 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 Edward Thomson is of unsound mind and a violent lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and A K Boughter is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed one guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 113

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 25 years
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - Temperate
(e) Educated - yes
2.(a) What relations have been insane - none
3.(a) Date of first attack – five or six years ago
(b) How exhibited – silly actions
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – has become violent lately
4.(a) Supposed cause – blow on head with axe when quite young
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - Equitable
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - yes
6.Periodic frenzy - yes
7.(a) Restraint imposed - none
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head – see (4)

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