Saturday, December 27, 2008

JOHN M GRAY - Pages 134-135 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 134
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court March 5th 1908
John M Gray ] Lunatic

This day J Walton, 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 John M Gray is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

J Walton County Attorney
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: Alfrred Oliver, John Doom, ? N Cochrill, D M Smith, John Bozart, J M Stone, T A Braswell, A L Farless, Eure Warfield, Ed Lawrence, W P Glass & J W ??

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 John M Gray is a person of sound mind and not a lunatic;

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] ? M Smith

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said John M Gray is of sound mind and not a lunatic.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 135

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 58
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - married
(d) Habits - vicuiys
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane - cousin
3.(a) Date of first attack -
(b) How exhibited - drunk
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period -
4.(a) Supposed cause – excessive drinking
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper -
5.(a) Attempt at suicide -
(b) Violence toward others -
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head -

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