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CAL STEVENS - Pages TB 66-67 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book


STATE OF KENTUCKY } Sept 19th Term

County of Lyon
Sept 19 1916

Versus } Lunatic
Cal Stevens

This day J H Hodges Attorney for the Commonwealth filed an information as follows, to-wit: To T P Gray Judge of the County Court: I am reliably informed that Cal Stevens 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.

E H James
Attorney X Court

Ordered by the Court, That Ed 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: G E Crumbaugh, F E Cummins, Wm Munsen, Frank Evans, W T Gaines, Sam G Cash, W E Malone, Manliff Tucker, Fine Stears(?), U ? Gresham, ? G Martin, E R Schull???.
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 Cal Stevens is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic [sp]; That the unsoundness of mind has existed since _____: that _he was born in Tenn. (State or Country) and resides in Lyon County and is 45 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 no estate of any kind; that _____ father is dead and mother is dead and reside in _____ and has not estate _____ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Cal Stevens is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)

Sam G Cash Foreman

Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:

Age? 45; Color? White; Sex: Male; Married
Occupation? convict; Occupation of Husband? _____ Habits? _____
Extent of Education ? none; Number and date of previous attacks? _____
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? Don’t know;
Duration of present attack: 2 weeks; How exhibited and has it changed in character no;
Supposed cause? Kidney trouble; 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: _____; 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: _____; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: ordinary restraint;
Any injury about the head ever received? Scar on head; 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 Cal Stevens 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 County Court
Attest: _____Clerk _____Court
Term _____ Date: _____
Book No. _____ Page _____

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