Sunday, January 4, 2009

MARK WADLINGTON - Pages 148-149 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 148
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Aug 10th 1903
Mark Wadlington ] Lunatic

This day N W Utley, 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 Mark Wadlington is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

N W Utley protem attorney for Lyon County
Ordered by the Court, That _______ 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, King Holloway, John T Oliver, James McDonald, Ottie Hall, Tom Cockrill, R L Yates, F A Boswell, F Harrison, Tom Gray & Bob Lefan

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 Mark Wadlington is a person of sound mind and not a lunatic; that he was born in Lyon Co Ky, and resides in Lyon Co and is 17 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 is dead and mother resides in Lyon Co Ky and has not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said ________ is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for ____ support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] B F Smith

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Mark Wadlington is of sound mind and not a lunatic and that he discharged [sic].

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 149

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 17 years
(b) Occupation - laborer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - good
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack – few days ago
(b) How exhibited – talking at random
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period - no
4.(a) Supposed cause – not known
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - yes
(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 - none
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - none

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