Wednesday, January 28, 2009

MRS STELLA PERRYMAN - Pages 184-185 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 184
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Aug 5th 1905
Mrs Stella Perryman ] Lunatic

This day Walter L Krone, 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 Mrs Stella Perryman 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 M P 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: W T Gregory, A S J Lady, Henry Holmes, W F Glass, Joe Robertson, H L Coleman, T J East, W E Farless, Tom Hollowell, Jeff Wells, Will Bridges & Joe Wells

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 Mrs Stella Perryman is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is from cause unknown that she was born in ______, and resides in Kuttawa and is 40 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; that her father is dead and mother ____ and reside in ______ and ____ has not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Mrs Stella Perryman is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] Tom Hollowell

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Mrs Stella Perryman is of unsound mind and a _____ lunatic and that she be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and Mrs Ida Krone is appointed to convey her to said asylum and he is allowed _____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon Court

Page 185

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 40
(b) Occupation - housewife
(c) Married or Single - married
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated -
2.(a) What relations have been insane - none
3.(a) Date of first attack – 2 years ago
(b) How exhibited – stands at gate all day long
(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 -
(c) Subject to fits. No How long - no
From what cause – not known
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - no
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - no
8. Injury about head - no

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