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ADA HENDERSON - Pages TB 78-79 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book



County of Lyon
May 24 1917

Versus } Lunatic
Ada Henderson

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 County Court: I am reliably informed that Ada Henderson 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.

Attorney _____ Court

Ordered by the Court, That W L Crumbaugh 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: M Tucker, W T Armstrong, Kent Brasher, Chas Duncan, Fred Smith, Frank Oliver, [unreadable[, Jack Oliver, W T Gauilt?, Othie Hall, C Armstrong, Tom Lefan.
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 Ada Henderson is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic and epileptic; That the unsoundness of mind has existed since 1909: that _he was born in Caldwell County Ky (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 no estate of any kind; that her father is dead and mother is dead and reside in _____ and had not estate of any kind sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Ada Henderson is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for _____ support.

(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)

Manliff Tucker Foreman

Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:

Age? 47; Color? White; Sex: female; single;
Occupation? X; Occupation of Husband? _____ Habits? _____
Extent of Education ? [unreadable]; Number and date of previous attacks? Every 2 weeks;
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? Don’t know;
Duration of present attack: only few days; How exhibited and has it changed in character epileptic fits; no;
Supposed cause? Fits; Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? _____; Subject to fits? yes; , if so, how long and from what cause: about 8 years;
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: _____; Any threat, attempt of tendency to injure self or others? yes; Violent? X_____; Destructive? Has tried to take own life; Cleanly? yes; Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: short; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: [unreadable] by friends and treatment by physician to us str??? for epilepsy;
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.”
Has been treated since Feb by Dr. W T [unreadable]

Wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Ada Henderson is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic and epileptic; (Lunatic or dangerous Idiot); it is ordered that she 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

_____ Judge Lyon County Court
Attest: W H Rogers Clerk Lyon County Court
Term Call Date: May 24 1917
Book No. 3 Page 78

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