Wednesday, February 4, 2009

TENNIE POWERS - Pages 192-193 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 192
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Sept 5th 1906
Mrs. Tennie Powers ] 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 Mrs. Tennie Powers 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 N W Utley 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: C S Glenn, Tom Bo??, B F Smith, J B Smith, J W Gresham, I T Hollowell, T H Callahan, Harvey Smith, C H Crou??, T U Braswell, ?ufe Glass & Harry Mc?ee

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. Tennie Powers is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is from an unknown cause that she was born in _____, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 40 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; and said Mrs. Tennie Powers is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] T U Braswell

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Mrs. Tennie Powers is of unsound mind and a _____ 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 Court

Page 193

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – about 40 years
(b) Occupation - housekeeper
(c) Married or Single - married
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack – about 7 weeks ago
(b) How exhibited – Thinks she is in danger of bodily harm
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period -
4.(a) Supposed cause – ill health
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper -
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - yes
(b) Violence toward others - yes
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used – attended by physician
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head -

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