Monday, December 22, 2008

M F DUNN - Pages 132-133 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 132
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Mch 3rd 1908
COMMONWEALTH ?ent? Hon W L Crumbaugh Judge
M F Dunn ] Lunatic

This day W L ?ione, 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 M F Dunn is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

Wilton ?ione County Attorney 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: W L Collins, J B Smith?, G ? Crumbaugh, D M Levitt?, W D ?, W S Scott, M ? Molloy, W P Molloy, W B Malone?, Willard Luckett, Henry? M?is & Henry Banister

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 M F Dunn is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is from blow on head that he was born in Lyon Co Ky, and resides in Eddy ??? and is [unreadable] 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 and said M 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] W P Molloy

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said M F Dunn is of unsound mind and a violent lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and R M Dunnis appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed ____guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 133

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – [unreadable]
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - married
(d) Habits - temperate
(e) Educated - moderately
2.(a) What relations have been insane – Bro. now in asylum
3.(a) Date of first attack – about 13 years ago
(b) How exhibited – has fitts [sic]
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – grown worse
4.(a) Supposed cause – blow on head
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(c) Subject to fits. Yes How long – 13 years
From what cause – blow on head
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - yes
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head - yes

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