Tuesday, February 3, 2009

ELLEN COBB - Pages 190-191 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 190
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Aug 29th 1906
Mrs Ellen Cobb ] Lunatic Present Hon W L Crumbaugh Judge

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 Mrs Ellen Cobb 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 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: T B Williams, J D Woodson, George Hill, W H McKee, Will Woods, Bob Dunn, J D Chambers, John Conly, W L Collins, W F Edmonds, I C Gray & C J Gresham

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 Ellen Cobb is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind __________ that she was born in _____, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 75 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; trial; [sic] and said Mrs Ellen Cobb is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] D W Woodson

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Mrs Ellen Cobb is of unsound mind and a harmless lunatic and that she be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and Callowayis appointed to convey her to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon Co Court

Page 191

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 75 years
(b) Occupation -
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated -
2.(a) What relations have been insane – an uncle
3.(a) Date of first attack -
(b) How exhibited – thinks she can’t walk
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – growing worse
4.(a) Supposed cause - fall
(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 - no
7.(a) Restraint imposed - none
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - none

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