Thursday, December 18, 2008

THOS PEEK - Pages 126-127 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 126
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court May 31 1901
Thos Peek ] 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 Thos Peek 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
Ordered by the Court, That F A Wilson 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: James Boyd, Coy Davis, J N East, J F Mersy, Fletcher Harrison, W S Castleberry, H Ramey, J P Lady, J F Fitts, W M Bowman, Willard Lickett & S R Glenn

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 Thos Peek is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is from cause unknown that he was born in Ky, and resides in Lyon Co and is 78 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 Thos Peek is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] C W Harris

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Thos Peek is of unsound mind and a violent lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and Herbert J Boughteris appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 127

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 78 years about
(b) Occupation – has been a farmer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane - sister
3.(a) Date of first attack – 10 years ago
(b) How exhibited – says he has been swindled out of his property
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – grown worse
4.(a) Supposed cause - paralysis
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - violent
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - no
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed - no
(b) Treatment used – Dr Philips treated him about year ago
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head - none

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