Saturday, January 24, 2009

ROY DANIELS - Pages 180-181 Lyon County KY Lunatiac Inquest Book

Page 180
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court January 5th 1905
Roy Daniels ] 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 Roy Daniels 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 Lyon County District
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: J F Ray, Ottie Hall, R F Vick, Jim Kimsey, J W Gresham, C C Cummins, Wm Morrison, Urey Gresham, B P Patterson, Bowman Glasgow, B F Smith & C C Glaz?

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 Roy Daniels is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind was caused by masturbation that he was born in Crittenden Co Ky, and resides in Eddyville Penitentiary and is 23 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 dead and reside in____ and ____ not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Roy Daniels is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] Wm Morrison

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Roy Daniels is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and Walter Kroneis appointed to convey ___ to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 181

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 23 years
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated – very little
2.(a) What relations have been insane - unknown
3.(a) Date of first attack – six weeks
(b) How exhibited – refusing to work resisting confinement in cell
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period -
4.(a) Supposed cause - masturbation
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what – believes has pardon and prison authorities refuse to release him
(c) Subject to fits. How long - no
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper – not known
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others – resisting confinement in cell
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed – confined in cell
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head – complained of head always hurting

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