Monday, January 26, 2009

CHARLOTTE RICE - Pages 182-183 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 182
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court July 24, 1905
Charlotte Rice ] Lunatic

This day _____, 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 Charlotte Rice is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

Walter L Krone County Attorney
Ordered by the Court, That T H Molloy 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: L H Oliver, B F Smith, T J Rogers, G E Crumbaugh, S G Cash, W S Scott, W ? Gregory, W J Wells, Chas Lady, R H Hiett, Elbert Wilson & J R Jones

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 Charlotte Rice is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is caused from old age that she was born in Ky, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 80 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; and said Charlotte Rice is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] Sam G Cash

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Charlotte Rice is of unsound mind and a violent lunatic and that she be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and _______is appointed to convey her to said asylum and he is allowed _____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge _____ Court

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Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – about 80 years
(b) Occupation -
(c) Married or Single - widow
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack – 3 or 4 years ago
(b) How exhibited – Thinks she is picking black berries all the time – Tears off her clothes & runs away
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – grown worse
4.(a) Supposed cause – old age
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(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 - no

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