Thursday, March 5, 2009

WILLIAM CALVIN DEAN - Pages 215-216 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 215

Jack Dean, (William Calvin Dean)

1.(a) Age – 28 years
(b) Occupation - farmer
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits - good
(e) Educated - not
2.(a) What relations have been insane - no
3.(a) Date of first attack – 22 years
(b) How exhibited - nervous
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period – same way
4.(a) Supposed cause – do not know
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what - yes
(c) Subject to fits. Nervous How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - good
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others - no
6.Periodic frenzy – about every 4 weeks
7.(a) Restraint imposed - yes
(b) Treatment used – Dr Myre(?) for Ney York
(c) Bleeding - no
8. Injury about head – think he was hit on head

Page 216
Eddyville Ky Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Feb 21 1910
William Calvin Dean ] Lunatic

This day J A Vinson, 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 William Calvin Dean is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject. William Calvin Dean
J B Hodges Attorney ____ Judicial District

Ordered by the Court, That J A Vinson Esq, an Attorney of this Court, be and he is hereby appointed to defend for and on behalf of the person under trial. [note from Debbie: They seem to have placed the name of the attorney in the incorrect blank.]

To inquire, etc., comes a jury to-wit: W H Holmes, Manley Tucker, E J Brown, Geo Hill, W ? Bannister, W K ??, Highland Coleman, Jack Wells, J J Stovall, John Golicia, S E ?? & R C Barnett

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 weak mind and not a fit subject for the asylum; that the unsoundness of mind _____________ that he was born in _______, and resides in _________ 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 _____ and mother ______ and reside in Lyon Co and ____ not estate ______ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Wm Calvin Dean is not capable of laboring either in in [sic] part for his support.
Verdict set aside upon further evidence.

[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 ____ be immediately conveyed to the asylum at _________ Kentucky, and _______is appointed to convey ____ to said asylum and he is allowed _____ guard.

Attest: ___________ Judge _________ Court
?? King Clerk Lyon Court

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