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ORTHUR HILL - TB Pages 94-95 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book



County of Lyon
Sept 30 1918

Versus } Lunatic
Orthur Hill

This day M P Molloy Attorney for the Commonwealth filed an information as follows, to-wit: To C Armstrong Judge of the Lyon Court: I am reliably informed that Orthur 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.

M P Molloy
Attorney Lyon Court

Ordered by the Court, That M P Molloy 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: Jim Curdin(?), Diney C??, Z T Cash, Maney Tucker, John Fitts, Geo Crumbaugh, Jeff Wills, D? Banister, M J Brooks, John Oliver, Z T Bloodworth, M?? Martin, L Crumbaugh; .
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 Orthur Hill is a person of unsound mind and a Lunatic; That the unsoundness of mind has existed since 18 or 20 years: that she was born in Lyon Ky (State or Country) and resides in Lyon County and is 61 years of age; that she was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that she owns no no estate of any kind; that her father is dead and mother is dead and reside in _____ and ha_ not estate _____ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Orthur Hill is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.

(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)

S M Martin Foreman

Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:

Age? 61; Color? white; Sex: female; married
Occupation? none; Occupation of Husband? Asylum Habits? termperate
Extent of Education ? none; Number and date of previous attacks? Numerous;
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? Brother and husband;
Duration of present attack: Vilunt [sic] two months; How exhibited and has it changed in character attempted suicide;
Supposed cause? kidney; Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? That she should kill some of the children where she stays; Subject to fits? no; , if so, how long and from what cause: _____
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: good sometimes; Any threat, attempt of tendency to injure self or others? yes; Violent? yes; Destructive? Self only and grand children; Cleanly? _____; Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: _____; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: no;
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.”
Was a Browning before marriage and has several relatives of unsound mind who have been confined in the asylum.

Wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Orthur Hill is a person of unsound mind and a Lunatic; (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

C Armstrong Judge Lyon Court
Attest: T A Braswell Clerk Lyon Court
Term Call Date: Sept 30 1918
Book No. _____ Page _____

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