Saturday, July 19, 2014

Anna KLIN judged to be feeble-minded (1923)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 72 (September 1922 - September 1923), in August 1923 Gayeton H. Sates filed a petition to have Anna Sophine Klin declared to be feeble-minded (which the law defined as idiotic, imbecile or moron). She was 13 years of age and her mother was dead and her father had abandoned her, and Sates could not properly care for her. Ernest Cooper and C.B. Thomas, both physicians, testified that they had examined her and recommended she be committed to the Indiana School for Feeble-Minded Youth in Fort Wayne. Judge Zimri E. Dougan granted the petition.

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