Monday, December 29, 2008

WM BOWERS - Pages 136-139 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Pages 136 and 137 were left as empty forms.

Page 138
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Sept 24 1900
Wm Bowers ] 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 Wm Bowers 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 Co
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: W L Washington, S G Yates, Leven Johns, John Jones, J M Holland, W T Chandler, J C Terrell, Miles Hawkins, W H Hughey, Bill Ennis, J M Coleman & Lloyd Wadlington

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 Wm Bowens is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind ______ that he was born in Tenn, and resides in Lyon Co and is 85 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 father and mother are dead and said Wm Bowers is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] J R Jones

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Wm Bowers is of unsound mind and a violent lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and A K Boughteris appointed to convey to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 139

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 85 years
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - married
(d) Habits - temperate
(e) Educated - uneducated
2.(a) What relations have been insane - none
3.(a) Date of first attack – 12 months ago
(b) How exhibited – talks at random – imagines someone after him at night
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period - none
4.(a) Supposed cause – not known
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what – thinks someone seeks to do him bodily harm
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper – high tempered
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others – threatened his wife today with knife & other weapons
6.Periodic frenzy - yes
7.(a) Restraint imposed - watched
(b) Treatment used – treated by physician – Dr Ed Wifford
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - none

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