Monday, February 23, 2009

B W SMITH - Pages 210-211 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 210
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court June 26th 1908
COMMONWEALTH Present Hon. W L Crumbaugh Judge
B W Smith ] Lunatic

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

W 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: John Town, W P Glenn, T N Cockrill, Stie Hall, Harvey Satterfield, Adolphus Heinberry, Walter Scott, William Luckett, C J Gresham, Cootney chamption, J Y Mize & O W Patterson

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 B W Smith is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is from cause unknown that he was born in Ky, and resides in Eddyville and is 62 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; and said B W Smith is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] Willard Luckett

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said B W Smith is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and _____is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed ______ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

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Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 62 years
(b) Occupation - minister
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - temperate
(e) Educated - moderately
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack -
(b) How exhibited -
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – grown worse
4.(a) Supposed cause – not known, unless from epilepsy to which he is subject
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - no
(c) Subject to fits. Yes How long – 2 years
From what cause – not known
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - no
6.Periodic frenzy - no
7.(a) Restraint imposed - none
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - none

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