Monday, March 9, 2009

WILLIAM CALVIN DEAN - Pages 217-218 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 217

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 28 years
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - good
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane - none
3.(a) Date of first attack – age 6 years then normal until 21
(b) How exhibited – falls with nervious [sic] spells
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period -
4.(a) Supposed cause – do not know
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what – yes Imagines he has been to some large city
(c) Subject to fits. How long -
From what cause – do not know
(d) Natural Temper -
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others – no at times
6.Periodic frenzy – about two weeks
7.(a) Restraint imposed - no
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head – supposed to have been hit on head when about two years old

Page 218
Special Term
Lyon Co Court
State of Kentucky ] SCT Feb 25 1910
Lyon County Court
[no name listed here] ] 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 Lyon Co [sic] County Court:
I am reliably informed that William Calvin Dean is a person of unsound mind, and a man of sound mind [sic] and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

J S Hodges County Attorney _____ Judicial 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: Zack Cash, Davis Scott, W F Lewis, C Lady, Murral Catlett, Willie Scott, J F Robison, Jim Dobbins, O B Burchess, David Roberson, Jno Holsapple & Dick Holloway

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 William Calvin Dean is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind ??t know that he was born in Lyon Co, and resides in Said Co and is 28 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 dead and reside in Lyon Co and he has not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; and said William Calvin Dean 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 William Calvin Dean is of unsound mind and a ______ lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at ________ Kentucky, and _______is appointed to convey _____ to said asylum and he is allowed _____ guard.

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

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