State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Feby 13th 1906?
Jeff Eison ] 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 Jeff Eison is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.
Walter L Krone County Attorney
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: W L Collins, W B Milne, ? M McKinney, H L Coleman, Finus Davis, Jim Boyd, De??is Smith, Tom Gray, L A Gray, J E Gresham, W H Gray & H ? L??
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 Jeff Eison is a person of unsound mind and a [unreadable]; that the unsoundness of mind _______ that he was born in Caldwell Co, and resides in Lon Co and is 43 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 reside in Lyon Co and have not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Jeff Eison is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.
[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] [name unreadable]
wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Jeff Eison is of unsound mind and a violent lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and Sam G Cashis appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed [unreadable] guard.
Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court
Brief History of Case
1.(a) Age – 43 years
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single – [unreadable]
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane – [unreadable]
3.(a) Date of first attack – five years ago
(b) How exhibited – [unreadable] about over County
(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 - yes
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others – yes; assaulted …[unreadable]
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head -