Sunday, March 22, 2009

ARTHUR MILES - Second Book Pages 3-5 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Second Book Page 3

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 24 years old
(b) Occupation - none
(c) Married or Single - Married
(d) Habits - bad
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane – uncle & cousin
3.(a) Date of first attack – about 12 months old
(b) How exhibited – epileptic fits
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period - worse
4.(a) Supposed cause – inheirted [sic]
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - none
(c) Subject to fits. Yes How long – all his natural life
From what cause – inheirted [sic]
(d) Natural Temper - bad
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - yes
(b) Violence toward others - yes
6.Periodic frenzy – once or twice per week
7.(a) Restraint imposed – kept in sell [sic]
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - no
8. Injury about head - none

Second Book Page 4
Call Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Nov 16 1910
Arthur Miles ] Lunatic

This day J S Hodges, Attorney for the Commonwealth, filed an information as follows, to-wit:

To Hon. T P Gray, Judge of the Lyon County Court:
I am reliably informed that Arthur Miles is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

J S Hodges County Attorney Lyon County District
Ordered by the Court, That E H James 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 J Martin, Joe Smith, D F Gresham, W T Gaines, James Lawrence, J W Gresham, Ernest Lyon, Roberts Butts, Chas Roberson, Thos ?krell, Dave Caraway & Garnett Gray

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 Arthur Miles is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind ___________ that he was born in Muhlenberg Co Ky, and resides in Christian Co Ky and is 24 years old; that he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that he owns no no estate of any kind; that his father is living and mother living and reside in Hopkinsville Ky and have not estate [unreadable] sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Arthur Miles is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Arthur Miles is of unsound mind and a ____ lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, but should he be cured he is to be returned to the State prison, and _____is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed ____ guard.

Attest: T P Gray Judge Lyon County Court
N S King Clerk Lyon Court

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