Sunday, February 15, 2009

ORPHA McCOY - Pages 204-205 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 204
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court June 17 1907
Vs Present Hon. W L Crumbaugh
Mrs. Orpha McCoy ] 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 Co Court:
I am reliably informed that Orpha McCoy 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: O C Catlett, B ? Smith, ? D??, Tho. Gray, ?? Galusha, C J Grehsam, M ? And??, Alfred Oliver, ?? Gray, John ??, W Bozarth & J W 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 Orpha McCoy is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is from cauase unknown that she was born in Lyon Co, and resides in Lyon Co and is 32 years old; that she was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that ___ owns _______ no estate of any kind; that her father is alive and mother dead and reside in ________ and he not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said lunatic is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] O C Catlett

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

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon Co Court

Page 205

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 32 years
(b) Occupation -
(c) Married or Single - married
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated - yes
2.(a) What relations have been insane - none
3.(a) Date of first attack – about 1 year ago
(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 -
(c) Subject to fits. How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper -
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - yes
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed - guarded
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head -

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