Monday, January 19, 2009

A F CHAMPION - Pages 174-175 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 174
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Jan 31 1905
A F Champion ] Lunatic

This day M P Molloy, Pro TemAttorney 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 A F Champion is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

M P Molloy County Attorney Pro Tem
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: B F Smith, C S Glenn, Arch Kevil, Chas Robertson, M E Robertson, Hary McKee, Wm Morrison, J M Tally, R S Laudis, Ed Gregory, Chas Hammond & I H Gray

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 A F Champion is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind ____ that he was born in Tenn, and resides in Lyon and is 33 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 that his father and mother reside in Tenn and they have not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and he is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] R S Lauder

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said A F Champion is of unsound mind and a violent lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and W M Championis appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: ____ Judge ____ Court

Page 175

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 33 years
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - good
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane – one or two
3.(a) Date of first attack – Dec 1905 [note from Debbie: I’m assuming they meant 1904]
(b) How exhibited -
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – grown worse
4.(a) Supposed cause – not known
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what – thinks friends have turned against him
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(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 – attended by Dr Roberts
(c) Bleeding - no
8. Injury about head - no

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