Tuesday, December 30, 2008

SARAH K. WALKER - Pages 140-141 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 140
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court June 18 1901
Sarah K Walker ] Lunatic

This day Bartley Skinner, 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 Sarah K Walker is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

Bartley Skinner County Attorney Lyon County District
Ordered by the Court, That T J Nall 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: G P Lady, C J Black, A J C???t, L E ??, A A???, Baldwin E Whittington, Jasper ??ll, C S Robertson, E H Mays, J A Simpson, Will Jon? & G M K??

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 Sarah K Walker is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind ¬¬¬¬¬¬_______ that she was born in Lyon Co Ky, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 33 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 and mother reside in Lyon Co Ky and they have not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Sarah K Walker is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] A J C??nt

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Sarah K Walker is of unsound mind and a violent lunatic and that she be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and A Walker is appointed to convey her to said asylum and he is allowed ___ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 141

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 33 years
(b) Occupation – farmers daughter
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated - ??
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack – six or seven years ago
(b) How exhibited – has epileptic fits
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – grown worse
4.(a) Supposed cause - epilepsy
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - yes
(c) Subject to fits. Yes How long - ?8 years
From what cause – not known
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - yes
(b) Violence toward others - yes
6.Periodic frenzy - yes
7.(a) Restraint imposed - guarded
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - no
8. Injury about head - none


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Deb said...

Thanks Kate.