Saturday, July 18, 2009

WILL PERRIAN - TB Pages 52-53 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book


County of Lyon
Jany 5 1915
Versus } Lunatic
Will Perrian

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 _____ is a person of unsound mind and a E H James [sic] (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 _____ 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: Lee Todd, R McKinney, John Forbes, C E Johnson, H G Tuton (?), W M Morrison, James Ramey, Claude Kelley, W D Oliver, F G Murray, John Calhoun, Carl 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 Will Perrian is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic.
That the unsoundness of mind has existed since _____: that _he was born in Kentucky (State or Country) and resides in Lyon 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 [sic] no estate of any kind; that his father is dead and mother is living and reside in Lyon and has not estate _____ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Will Perrian is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for _____ support.

(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)

James F Ramey Foreman


Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:

Age? 42 Color? White Sex: Male; Married, single or Widowed? Married;
Occupation? Farmer; Occupation of Husband? _____ Habits? _____
Extent of Education ? limited; Number and date of previous attacks? _____;
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? None;
Duration of present attack: 12 months; How exhibited and has it changed in character? _____
Supposed cause? Lick on head; Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? _____
Subject to fits? Yes; , if so, how long and from what cause: Injury on head;
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: Mild; Any threat, attempt of tendency to injure self or others? No; Violent? No; Destructive? No; Cleanly? Yes; Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: 10 minutes; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: None;
Any injury about the head ever received? Yes; Any bodily disease from suppression of evacuations, eruptions, sores or injuries? Kidney trouble; What estate have the parents, husband or wife of the person under trial? None – no;
“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 Will Perrian 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 Court
Term _____ Date: Jany 4 1915
Book No. _____ Page _____

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