Sunday, February 8, 2009

BOB CRUMP - Pages 196-197 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 196
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Feby 5th 1907
Bob Crump ] 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 Bob Crump 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 Lyon County District
Ordered by the Court, That W B Williams 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: Charles Barnett, Bob Barrett, W L Moneymaker, H H Cassidy, H C Dunn?, Ellis Robertson, Lorenzo? Robertson, Lee Timmons, J H Thompson, Jesse Kelley, Robert Barrett & John Fox

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 Bob Crump is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is from cause unknown that he was born in Trigg County, and resides in Lyn County and is 52 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 Bob Crump is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] H H Casidy?

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Bob Crump 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: _____________ Judge _________ Court

Page 197

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 52
(b) Occupation - laborer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane - none
3.(a) Date of first attack - 1885
(b) How exhibited -
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period -
4.(a) Supposed cause – not known
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(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


Gini said...

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Deb said...

Thanks Gini.