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FINE GRAY - Pages TB 62-63 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book



County of Lyon
July 22 1916

Versus } Lunatic
Fine Gray

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 Fine Gray 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 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: John Heath, Joe Hale, Frank Beck, James Lawrence, Emmitt Castleberry, E Z Heath, N J Dunn, D R Glass, J Stovall, B J Todd, Eli Bohannon and Jim Hilton; .
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 Fine Gray is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; That the unsoundness of mind has existed since _____: that _he was born in Lyon County (State or Country) and resides in _____County and is 23 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 his father is living and mother is living and reside in Lyon Co and has not any estate _____ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Fine Gray is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)

F W Beck Foreman

Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:

Age? 23; Color? White; Sex: Male; Married
Occupation? farmer; Occupation of Husband? _____ Habits? _____
Extent of Education ? limiting; 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? 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? At times; Destructive? _____; Cleanly? yes; Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: _____; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: no restraints treated for cy;
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.”

Wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Fine Gray 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: _____Clerk _____Court
Term _____ Date: July 23 1916
Book No. _____ Page _____

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