Wednesday, February 11, 2009

MACH BEVERLY - Pages 200-201 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 200
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court April 27 1907
Mach Beverly ] Lunatic

This day John D Lester Protem, 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 Mach Beverly is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

J D Lester Protem Acting County Attorney Protem
Ordered by the Court, That John L Smith 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 G Grimes, R? Lady, C N Williamson, Sam Cotton, H E Thomas?, J H Ramey, U F Cannon, W L Collins, Jim Moneymaker, A A Rainey, W H MC??ty & D F Doom

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 Mach Beverly is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind _______ that he was born in ______, and resides in Eddyville Ky and is 50 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 Mach Beverly is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] W G Grimes

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Mach Beverly 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 ____ to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 201

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 50 yrs
(b) Occupation – Convict in penitentiary
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack – about 3 weeks ago
(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. 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 -
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head -

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