Wednesday, March 18, 2009

FAY HENRY CRUMP - Second Book Pages 1-2 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Second Book Page 1

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 26 years old
(b) Occupation - none
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits – very good
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane – none
3.(a) Date of first attack – 1898
(b) How exhibited – brain ??
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – growing worse
4.(a) Supposed cause – fever
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - no
(c) Subject to fits. no How long –
From what cause –
(d) Natural Temper - moderate
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others – yes at times
6.Periodic frenzy – once per month
7.(a) Restraint imposed – yes, father has to watch him
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - no
8. Injury about head - no

Second Book Page 2
Oct Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT
Lyon County Court __________
Fay Henry Crump ] 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 Fay Henry Crump 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 M P Molloy 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: S M Jordan, George Holland, W F Mathews, ? Oliver, Willard Town, John Fitts, ? Jenkins, Jim Fitts, R L Beck, A A Beck, Dorris Scott & ? H Oliver

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 Fay Henry Crump is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind was caused by fever that he was born in Aug 11, 1884, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 26 years old; that he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that he owns no property no estate of any kind; that his father is living and mother living and reside in Lyon Co and have not estate __________ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Fay Henry Crump is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]
[foreman] Dorris Scott

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Fay Henry Crump is of unsound mind and a 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 one guard.

Attest: T P Gray J.L.C. Court

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