Thursday, March 12, 2009

FRANK DAVIS - Pages 219-220 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 219

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 77
(b) Occupation - none
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - good
(e) Educated – don’t know
2.(a) What relations have been insane – don’t know
3.(a) Date of first attack – about April ? 1910
(b) How exhibited – Thinks the Devil and his Imps are after him
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – grown worse
4.(a) Supposed cause – old age
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what – thinks the Devil is after him
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper – even [?]
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - no
6.Periodic frenzy - no
7.(a) Restraint imposed - no
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding - none
8. Injury about head - none

Page 220
April Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court April 25 1910
Frank Davis ] Lunatic

This day E H James, 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 Frank Davis is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

E H James ACT County Attorney Lyon Co
Ordered by the Court, That R L White Esq, an Attorney of this Court, be and he is hereby appointed to defend for and on behalf of the person under trial. Frank Davis

To inquire, etc., comes a jury to-wit: J W Scott, John Peek, W B Br?g?, J W Fox, Tom Jenkins, J H Ramey, J N Kevil, H M Smith, W M Watkins, A A Ramey, M?nnel Tucker & Buddie Moneymaker

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 Frank Davis is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind _________ that he was born in Crittenton [sic], and resides in Lyon and is 77 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 don’t know any thing about his father or mother _____ father is ______ and mother ______ and reside in ______ and ______ not estate __________ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Frank Davis is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for ____ support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Frank Davis 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 ____ guard.

Attest: T P Gray Judge Lyon Co Court
U S King Clerk Lyon Co Court

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