Friday, February 13, 2009

CHARLIE HARRIS - Pages 202-203 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 202
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court June 15th 1907
COMMONWEALTH Present Hon W L Crumbaugh Judge
Charlie Harris ] 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 Lyon [sic] Court:
I am reliably informed that Charlie Harris (col) 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 John D Lester 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: S R Glenn, J W Gresham, B F Smith, Young Smith, W L Moneymaker, Bob Hawley, Joe Timmons, L ? Cummins, John Bozarth, E L Holland, C E Ste4wart & Chisley Kelly

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 Charlie Harris is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is from cauase unknown that he was born in ______, and resides in Eddyville Ky and is 40 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 ____ father is _____ and mother ______ and reside in _____ and not estate ______ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said lunatic is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] Seldon R Glenn

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Charlie Harris is of unsound mind and a violent 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 Co Court

Page 203

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 40
(b) Occupation - convict
(c) Married or Single -
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack – one month
(b) How exhibited – talks all time
(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 -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper -
5.(a) Attempt at suicide -
(b) Violence toward others - yes
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed – lock him up in cell
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head -

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