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LOUIS NUNN - Pages TB 40-41 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book


County of Lyon
March 28 1914
Versus } Lunatic
Louis Nunn

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 Louis Nunn 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
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: Shelly Satterfield, W J Walls, Junior Lawrence, James Gresham, K P Brasher, ??is Farless, C Z Howard, Chas. Hammonds, S N Dupuis(?), Jim Boyd, B B Vick and ?? Kevil;
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 Louis Nunn is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic;
That the unsoundness of mind has existed since ____: that _he was born in inmate of Ky Prison at Eddyville Ky [sic] (State or Country) and resides in ____ County and is 30 years of age; that _he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that _he owns know nothing of him or his family 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 Louis Nunn is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for ____ support.

(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)

K P Brasher Foreman


Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:

Age? 30 Color? Color [sic] Sex: Male Married, single or Widowed? Prisoner
Occupation? Inmate of prison at Eddyville Ky; Occupation of Husband? ____ Habits? Not good;
Extent of Education ? none; Number and date of previous attacks? no
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? Do not know;
Duration of present attack: 3 month; How exhibited and has it changed in character? ____
Supposed cause? Cyphalis [sic] Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? He think he will killed [sic];
Subject to fits? no, if so, how long and from what cause: ____
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: Bad; Any threat, attempt of tendency to injure self or others? Yes; Violent? Yes; Destructive? Yes; Cleanly? No; Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: all the times; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: confined in cell; Iodide Potash; Mercury and one dose neo sol?arson;
Any injury about the head ever received? No; Any bodily disease from suppression of evacuations, eruptions, sores or injuries? No; What estate have the parents, husband or wife of the person under trial? Do not know;
“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 Louis Nunn 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. If the said Louis Nunn recovers he is to be returned to the state Prison at Eddyville Ky.

T P Gray Judge Lyon Co Court
Attest: N S King Clerk Lyon Court
Term Call Date March 28 1914
Book No. ____ Page ____

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