Monday, February 2, 2009

A F CHAMPION - Pages 188-189 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 188
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Aug 13th 1906
A F Champion ] 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 A F Champion 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 T H 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: W Robertson, Simon Oliver, T F Nickell, B Ladd, W P Molloy, M E Robertson, Urey Gresham, Urey Browning, John Fitts, Will Pearce, Newt Dobbins & Hewlett Ramey

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 A F Champion is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind __________ that he was born in Tenn, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 34 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 and mother are dead sufficient [sic] 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] W P Molloy

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said A F Champion is of unsound mind and a violent lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 189

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 34
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - good
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane – one or two
3.(a) Date of first attack – Dec -1905
(b) How exhibited -
(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 – thinks friends have turned against him
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide – “
(b) Violence toward others – “
6.Periodic frenzy - yes
7.(a) Restraint imposed - guraded
(b) Treatment used – attended by Dr Robertson
(c) Bleeding - no
8. Injury about head - no

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