STATE OF KENTUCKY } Call
County of Lyon
July 17 1917
Versus } Lunatic
Mary Etta Yates
This day Jas 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 Mrs. Mary Etta Yates 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.
County Attorney Lyon Co 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: D J Hansley, M P Malloy, James Tabor, Allen Williams, N G Martin, Finis Stovall, W Luckett, Ed Cummins, J M Cash, C J Gresham, Henry McCarty and John Mercer.
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 Mrs Mary Etta Yates is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; That the unsoundness of mind has existed since about 6 weeks: that she was born in Lyon Co Ky (State or Country) and resides in Lyon County and is 46 years of age; that _he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that she owns only a dower right in farm valued at $2000 or $2500 has family to support no estate of any kind; that _____ father is dead and mother is living and reside in _____ and ha_ not estate _____ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Mrs Mary Etta Yates is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.
(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)
C J Gresham Foreman
Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:
Age? 46; Color? white; Sex: female; married
Occupation? housekeeping; Occupation of Husband? farmer Habits? _____
Extent of Education ? fair; Number and date of previous attacks? X
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? None;
Duration of present attack: about 6 weeks; How exhibited and has it changed in character? Growing worse;
Supposed cause? Typhoid fever; 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: not violent; Any threat, attempt of tendency to injure self or others? No I think not; Violent? no; Destructive? _____; Cleanly? yes; Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: _____; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: None;
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? About $2500;
“Together with whatever else may be deemed material toward enabling the superintendent of the asylum to understand the case.”
Supposed cause after effects of Typhoid fever
Melancholy may try to commit suicide
Wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Mrs Mary Etta Yates 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 Court
Attest: W H Rogers Clerk Lyon County Court
Term Call Date: July 17 1917
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