STATE OF KENTUCKY } Call Term
County of Lyon
April 25 1918
Versus } Lunatic
Frank Sims (Sands?)
This day C C Molloy Attorney for the Commonwealth filed an information as follows, to-wit: To C Armstrong Judge of the Lyon Co Court: I am reliably informed that Frank Sims 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.
C C Molloy
County Attorney Lyon Court
Ordered by the Court, That J S Hodges 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 Barnett, Geo Freeman, L Oliver, Earl Moneymaker, C Dunn, E Yates, H B Scillion, Geo Holt, M Tuc??, W E Crumbaugh, ? Prince, E Prince.
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 Frank Sims is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; That the unsoundness of mind has existed since don’t know: that _he was born in Pulaski Co Ky (State or Country) and resides in Pulaski County and is 83 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 ha_ not estate _____ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Frank Sims is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.
(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)
E B Prince Foreman
Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:
Age? 83; Color? white; Sex: male; single
Occupation? labor; Occupation of Husband? _____ Habits? good
Extent of Education ? [unreadable]; Number and date of previous attacks? Don’t know
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? none;
Duration of present attack: don’t know; How exhibited and has it changed in character never tak?? His cloth [sic] off when bowels move;
Supposed cause? Don’t know; Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? Don’t know; Subject to fits? _____; , if so, how long and from what cause: _____
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: don’t know; Any threat, attempt of tendency to injure self or others? Don’t know; Violent? _____; Destructive? _____; Cleanly? no; Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: don’t know; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: none;
Any injury about the head ever received? _____; Any bodily disease from suppression of evacuations, eruptions, sores or injuries? _____; 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 Frank Sims 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
C Armstrong Judge Lyon Co Court
Attest: T A Braswell Clerk Lyon Court
Term Call Date: Apr 25 1918
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