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JOHN KENADY - Pages TB 16-17 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book


STATE OF KENTUCKY } Lyon County Court Call Term
County of Lyon
July 2 1912
Versus } Lunatic
John Kenady

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 Court: I am reliably informed that John Kenady is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic (Lunatic or Idiot) and therefore ask that a Jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

J S Hodges
County Attorney Lyon Court

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: Sam Cash, Frank Tanner, Joe Bell, Phil Kelley, C ? Barnett, ? G Terrell, M P Molloy Jr, Joe Roberson, D B Hunter, E O Hunter, Earl Dunning, Bob Dunn;
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 John Kenady is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic
That the unsoundness of mind has existed since _____: that he was born in Kenton [?] County Ky (State or Country) and resides in _____ County and is _____ years of age; that he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that he owns _____ no estate of any kind; that _____ father is _____ and mother is _____ and reside in _____ and ha_____ not estate _____ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said _____ is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for _____ support.

(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)
He is prisoner. We do not know anything of his family record. He is not subject to fits. He has only been in this prison about 60 days.

Sam G Cash Foreman


Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:

Age? _____ Color? Black Sex: Male Married, single or Widowed? _____
Occupation? _____ Occupation of Husband? _____ Habits? _____
Extent of Education ? _____ Number and date of previous attacks? _____
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? _____
Duration of present attack: _____ How exhibited and has it changed in character? _____
Supposed cause? _____ Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? _____
Subject to fits? _____, if so, how long and from what cause: _____
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: _____ Any threat, attempt of tendency to injure self or others? _____ Violent? _____ Destructive? _____ Cleanly? _____ Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: _____ What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: _____
Any injury about the head ever received? _____ Any bodily disease from suppression of evacuations, eruptions, sores or injuries? _____ What estate have the parents, husband or wife of the person under trial? _____

“Together with whatever else may be deemed material toward enabling the superintendent of the asylum to understand the case.”

Wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said John Kenady is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic (Lunatic or dangerous Idiot); it is ordered that he be committed to the asylum for the insane at Hopkinsville Ky., and that the superintendent of said asylum be immediately notified and directed to send for said lunatic. The said John Kenady if cured is to be returned to State Penitentiary at Eddyville, Ky.

T P Gray Judge Lyon County Court
Attest: N S King Clerk Lyon County Court
Call Term Date July 2, 1912
Book No. _____ Page _____

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