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MRS TENNIE POWERS - Pages TB 22-23 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book


County of Lyon
May 19 1913
Versus } Lunatic
Mrs. Tennie Powers

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 Mrs. Tennie Powers is a person of unsound mind and a __________ (Lunatic or Idiot) and therefore ask that a Jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

J S Hodges
Attorney Lyon Co 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: W L Crumbaugh, A K Boughter, W J Wells, R T Gray, Ira Kenady, Chas Cunningham, Hugh Lyon, Ottie Hall, W Zuckett, C Armstrong, N E Calmer(?) and Frank Tanner.
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 Tennie Powers is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic
That the unsoundness of mind has existed since March 1913: that _he was born in Kentucky (State or Country) and resides in Lyon County and is 47 years of age; that _he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that she owns __________ no estate of any kind; that her father is __________ and mother is dead and reside in __________ and has not estate __________ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Tennie Powers is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.

(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)

W L Crumbaugh Foreman


Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:

Age? 47 Color? White Sex: female Married
Occupation? House Keeper Occupation of Husband? __________ Habits? __________
Extent of Education ? none Number and date of previous attacks? Since March 1913
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? Do not know
Duration of present attack: since March 1913 How exhibited and has it changed in character? Gradually growing worse
Supposed cause? Bad health; Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? no
Subject to fits? no, if so, how long and from what cause: Has despondent spells
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: not good; she tries to run off; Any threat, attempt of tendency to injure self or others? no Violent? __________ Destructive? no Cleanly? yes Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: __________
What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: none
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? none
“Together with whatever else may be deemed material toward enabling the superintendent of the asylum to understand the case.”
She was sent to the asylum Sept 5, 1906

Wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Tennie Powers 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.

T P Gray Judge Lyon Co Court
Attest: N S King Clerk Lyon Co Court
Term __________ Date May 19 1913
Book No. __________ Page __________

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