STATE OF KENTUCKY } Call
County of Lyon
Aug 18 1916
Versus } Lunatic
J D Hill
This day J S Hodges Attorney for the Commonwealth filed an information as follows, to-wit: To W L Crumbaugh (Protem) Judge of the _____ Court: I am reliably informed that J D Hill 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 County
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: C W Davis, W M Morrison, John Choate, A F Parks, H E Yote, W H Holloway, Hutell(?) Ramey, Frank Evins, Shelly Satterfield, J F Oliver, H H Hanks, and P J Kelly; .
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 J D Hill is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; That the unsoundness of mind has existed since two years: that _he was born in Lyon County Ky (State or Country) and resides in Lyon County and is 69 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 _____ father is dead and mother is dead and reside in _____ and has not estate _____ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said J D Hill is not capable of laboring either in part for his support.
(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)
F B Evins Foreman
Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:
Age? 69; Color? white; Sex: Male; Married
Occupation? Farmer; Occupation of Husband? _____ Habits? _____
Extent of Education ? Meager; Number and date of previous attacks? Two years;
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? none;
Duration of present attack: Two years; How exhibited and has it changed in character: grow worse;
Supposed cause? Old age; Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? Thinks he ows a debt and talks of killing himself; Subject to fits? no , if so, how long and from what cause: do not know;
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: very poor; Any threat, attempt of tendency to injure self or others? Talks of killing himself; Violent? no; Destructive? no; Cleanly? no; Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: none; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: none, only watched after to see that he does not hurt himself;
Any injury about the head ever received? _____; 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? 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 J D Hill 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
W L Crumbaugh special Judge Lyon County Court
Attest: N S King Clerk Lyon Court
Term _____ Date: _____
Book No. _____ Page _____