Friday, January 16, 2009

LUCY ELMORE - Pages 168-169 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 168
Regular Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Sept 26 1904
Lucy Elmore ] Lunatic

This day John D Lester, 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 Lucy Elmore is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

John D Lester County Attorney Lyon County District
Ordered by the Court, That W L Krone 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: T R Doles, R J Doom, Geo Zollinger, Geo McElhaney, Fred Doom, J M Wadlington, B F Smith, D A Sexton, M E Robinson, Cook McCarty, Forrest Doom & A L Ramage

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 Lucy Elmore is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is from cause unknown to us that she was born in Ky, and resides in Lyoon Co Ky and is 75 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 Lucy Elmore is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.

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

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Lucy Elmore is of unsound mind and a violent lunatic and that she be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and John L Smithis appointed to convey her to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: ____ Judge ______ Court

Page 169

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – about 75 years
(b) Occupation -
(c) Married or Single - widow
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane - none
3.(a) Date of first attack – last Spring
(b) How exhibited – acts silly
(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 she has Cuban Itch
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - no
6.Periodic frenzy - yes
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - none

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