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Name: Russ <wards1@roadrunner.com>
Date: 2008-03-11
Comments:
Can anyone give me a place to look.
My great grandmother was committed somewhere around 1901-1904. Where would folks who lived in the Morgan, Menifee, Wolfe county area be sent to. Any assistnce would be great!

 

Name: Sharon Graves <sharon.graves@madison.kyschools.us>
Date: 2008-03-11
Comments:
I have an ancestor buried at the hospital - Dudley Farthing. How do I find why he was there, how long he was there and what he died of?
 

Name: angela andrews <strongnloud87@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-10
Comments:
i would like to check this place out.
 

Name: Lynn Evans <lexxyred@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-02-12
Comments:
I actually found my grandmother who died in 1917, Mary Ann Branson, with your information. We know very little. Thanks
 

Name: Cindy Anderson <califgirl86@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-02-06
Comments:
Thank you for the work you are doing to remember these patients. My great grandfather, Jacob Hoffman, was a patient and died there 7/1917. My grandfather had very few memories of his dad as a child and none of the family ever knew what happened to Jacob. It's good to finally know where he ended up. If there are any records that exist for Jacob Hoffman, I would appreciate it if someone could contact me.
 

Name: kathy hunt <hellcat_hillbilly@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-01-03
Comments:
I am trying to locate information about my Paternal grand father James Jordan, I was told he was placed in a asliam in Lexington Kentucky and lived there until his death it is said that he became the undertaker their, or worked as a clergy as he was a minister. how would I find out this information
 

Name: Larry Back <LB52585SC@aol.com>
Date: 2007-12-26
Comments:
Your web site was very helpful...I am the 4th great grandson of one of your past patients. Lillie Childers was her name. She committed suicide in 1904...her death was sketchy....but now that I have found an account of her death on your web page it has cleared everything up. Thanks!!!
 

Name: Kristin Cunnar <HappyKris@msn.com>
Date: 2007-12-20
Comments:
The Gifts of Jonathan Swift
In life, according to those who knew or have written about him, Jonathan Swift was a complex combination of satire and friendship, charity and churlishness. In death too: his self-written epitaph reads in part, "Here lies the body of Jonathan Swift...where savage indignation can no longer lacerate his heart"; his will leaves his entire estate for the founding of "an hospital... for idiots and lunatics." ("No nation wanted it so
much")

 

Name: Kristin Cunnar <HappyKris@msn.com>
Date: 2007-12-20
Comments:
The Gifts of Jonathan Swift
In life, according to those who knew or have written about him, Jonathan Swift was a complex combination of satire and friendship, charity and churlishness. In death too: his self-written epitaph reads in part, "Here lies the body of Jonathan Swift...where savage indignation can no longer lacerate his heart"; his will leaves his entire estate for the founding of "an hospital... for idiots and lunatics." ("No nation wanted it so
much")

 

Name: LSC <lmtcargill@insightbb.com>
Date: 2007-12-17
Comments:
searching for answers.
 

Name: Harold Shields <hr_shields@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-22
Comments:
very interesting
 

Name: Jane Weber <weberj@mh.state.oh.us>
Date: 2007-11-07
Comments:
I work with a state hospital cemetery reclamation project in Toledo Ohio. I'd love to connect with someone to share stories, ideas, information.
 

Name: Harry W. Wagner <wagner@falcon1.net>
Date: 2007-11-03
Comments:
I am looking to find out what my mother died of?

Alma jane (Dunn) Wagner or Alma (Dunn) Wagner
Died July 10,1970 in Eastern State Hospital

Any help would be helpful.

Thank You,
Harry W.Wagner

 

Name: Christen Rose <candygirl_chris@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-31
Comments:
I am trying to locate information on my maternal great-grandmother.
 

Name: Jerry Marvin <jrymrvn@aol.com>
Date: 2007-10-23
Comments:
My Grandmother and Grand Father John D. Threlkeld and Wilma Threlkeld worked at the hospital for many years from around 1925- 1952 and His Father I believe was a Dr. There and dided in 1939 I believe Lucy Tandy Threlkeld also worked there I believe as a nurse
 

Name: Madge Maupin Haney <nannyhaney@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-16
Comments:
I was always sad to think my family member died here. I suppose it was the solution the family felt best in 1938.

 

Name: Beatrice Bowling Zienkosky <zienkosky@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2007-10-15
Comments:
I have been looking over your site to see if my father may have come there in the late 1940's.His name was Laben or Labe Bowling. He disappeared from all known places he ever was living in and we have never known to this day what happened to him. His last residence was in Dayton, Ohio.I believe he was mentally ill. That is why I thought Eastern State would be where he would be sent. My grandfather Joseph Alexander died there at Eastern State in 1946. He was committed for dementia probably now would be called Alzheimers. I remembered this when I saw your web site. I do have his death notice but not anything pertaining to the hospital. We use to visit him from Indiana. I was too small and not allowed to see him. Thank you for this project.
 

Name: Londa Martin <londamartin921@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-08-10
Comments:
I used to work at ESH for about 2 years through a temporary nursing agency. I have always been very interested in the history. I'm glad this website was established. I have seen all of these buildings inside and out. I hope you'll have more history to come on this facility.
 

Name: Sharon Harshman <nana6starz@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-07-28
Comments:
This is just a wonderful web site,and very informative as well. I enjoyed looking at it very much and have put it in my "favorites" so I can come back to it time and time again. Thank you all so very much for putting sites like this one together for people who are not all that computer litterate (smart), my family is from Bell and Perry County Ky. and though I was just there in Belll last weekend, it was my first trip there -but hopefully not my last, so that I can get more cemetery lists, and if I do I will certainly send you a copy of whatever I get.
 

Name: William R. Dozier <bdozier1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-07-23
Comments:
Thank you for creating this wonderfully constructed memorial to the patients and to the place where they spent their last days. The website is a fitting tribute to their lives and names rescued from oblivion. I shall visit often.
 

Name: ALA OWERRI <owerri@msn.com>
Date: 2007-07-03
Comments:
THIS IS AN INTRESTING SITE WITH LOT TO LEARN FROM.I WILL COME VISITE AGAIN.KEEP THE GOOD WORK

 

Name: Lora <lppwbott@localnet.com>
Date: 2007-06-25
Comments:
I like the site, I have been trying to find info on Mary Cloud Robbins that was supposed to have died in Eastern State Hospital in 1931 or 1932 she is also supposed to be buried somewhere close to the hospital, but I have had no luck in finding any proof of any of this, if you have any info I would appreciate it.
Thanks Alot
Lora

 

Name: Tracy Edelen <tracyew731@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-25
Comments:
Hi just wanted to say that my great,great,great grandfathers name doesnt' appear here. He died at ESH on 10/2/1932 His name was Louis (L.A.) Collins. He is buried there at ESH as well in an unmarked grave somewhere. He was born 1845 and his usual residence was Bell Co. KY and was his birthplace as well. Please list him. He has been forgotten. If anyone has any further information they can give me I would be eternally gratefull.
 

Name: Tracy Edelen <tracyew731@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-25
Comments:
Hi just wanted to say that my great,great,great grandfathers name doesnt' appear here. He died at ESH on 10/2/1932 His name was Louis (L.A.) Collins. He is buried there at ESH as well in an unmarked grave somewhere. He was born 1845 and his usual residence was Bell Co. KY and was his birthplace as well. Please list him. He has been forgotten.
 

Name: Laura Heller <lauraheller@poetess77.com>
Date: 2007-06-25
Comments:
Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful and resourceful website. I have been researching the stories of people who stayed at the Eastern State Hospital over the 1800s and early 1900s. I am creating a poetry series which tells stories (but the names are fictionalized) of various people in Lexington who lived and died during those times. This site will be named as one of my sources, along with the original publication date of various newspaper articles, etc. Thank you.
 

Name: Maria Lim <anaphysio27@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-06-14
Comments:
Kudos to those who are working on this project, this is definitely not an easy task to accomplish but they are all doing a great job in making it happen!....I am really proud of PHIL TKACZ and his colleagues...hats off to you all! Keep up the good work!
 

Name: Joan Thorn <mwt61050@aol.com>
Date: 2007-06-12
Comments:
This is such an awesome site! I am looking for any info on my ggrandmother who died here on 2/7/1904. Her name was Stella R. (Blanton) Hitchcock, born 1876, Johnson County, Ky. Married to Garfield Hitchcock. Two sons: Add & Roy. Have never been able to find where she is buried. Have not been able to locate obit or grave. Thank you for all of your hard work! Joan Thorn
 

Name: Joan Thorn <mwt61050>
Date: 2007-06-12
Comments:
This is such an awesome site! I am looking for any info on my ggrandmother who died here on 2/7/1904. Her name was Stella R. (Blanton) Hitchcock, born 1876, Johnson County, Ky. Married to Garfield Hitchcock. Two sons: Add & Roy. Have never been able to find where she is buried. Have not been able to locate obit or grave. Thank you for all of your hard work! Joan Thorn
 

Name: Jewell Wilson <Jewell93082@insightbb.com>
Date: 2007-04-20
Comments:
Mary and all,
you have done a great job and also help alot of people find live ones.
keep up the good work.

 

Name: Carrol HurleyUllrich <KUllr99431@aol.com>
Date: 2007-04-20
Comments:
This site is wonderful! I know that my grandfather, James A. Hurley, died at the Lexington Hospital in June 1931 of alcoholism. He had drunk so much that he was insane. I have looked for a death cert. or at least a notice of him dying, and have yet to find one. It is not listed here, for some reason, as it should be.
 

Name: Ruth Rogers <ruthierogers@adelphia.net>
Date: 2007-04-19
Comments:
I just read of your website in the KY. EXPLORER today and was very much excited when I saw all the information of the death of my grandpa in 1945 at the Eastern State Hosp. Thank you so much for bringing so much history to us!
 

Name: Dana Smith <smith.dana@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-16
Comments:
I was recently given a tour of ESH. I have some great photos I would love to share with you.
I have lived in Lexington for 9 years and although my husband worked at Lexmark for 6 of those I had no idea what I was passing when I drove down Newtown Pike. ESH is full of History and I wish I knew more of it. I was reading the Herald Leader this morning and was thrilled when I saw the article by Bruce Burris. It scares me that the grounds might be developed with little thought. We can't let that happen. I plan to attend the meeting on the 25th. (I also went to the greenhouse on Friday. It was amazing.)
What would have happened if your group hadn't taken this on? probably nothing. Thanks!

 

Name: Tim Taylor <tdshtaylor@windstream.net>
Date: 2007-04-12
Comments:
Thanks for caring for the ones forgotten by some , but not by all. God Bless You.
 

Name: Kayt Schaefer <dharmahound@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-06
Comments:
I wholeheartedly thank you for your hard work and diligence. Finally, families have a resource to re-discover their relatives who have long been hidden in the shadows of stigma and secrecy.
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NAME:
Alice Kaut (Hunt) [spelled 'Cout' by Eastern State Hospital]

BORN:
January 1, 1851, Oldtown, Greenup County,Kentucky

MARRIED:
George Allen Kaut, Greenup, Greenup County, Kentucky

CHILDREN:
Neva Ann Kaut

DIED:
July 8, 1907 at Eastern State Hospital in Fayette county; buried July 10, 1907 at Eastern State Hospital

RELOCATION:
Alice Kaut's remains were removed from the Eastern State Hospital grounds and reintered next to her daughter, Neva Ann Boyle (Kaut), at the Boyle Cemetery in Greenup, Greenup County, Kentucky, on November 8, 1984.



 

Name: Patricia Jones <Pj52221@aol.com>
Date: 2007-03-18
Comments:
I found your site after reading my latest issue of The Kentucky Explorer. The grandmother of my late husband died at Eastern State Hospital in 1940. I have various materials pertaining to her.
 

Name: Ewing Fears Best <ewingb@infionline.net>
Date: 2007-03-16
Comments:
A lot of wonderful work! Thanks for all who worked on this.
It's possible my 2rd Gr Grandfather was a patient here in 1850 and I am working on getting more information. Even if he wasn't, this is a wonderful resource for others.

 

Name: D.C. Foster <itz4me56@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-03-02
Comments:
Very interesting......the entire web page!!


Thank You

 

Name: Deloris Hamilton Ingram <Dji1143@webtv.net>
Date: 2007-02-24
Comments:
A great site. Very helpful. Keep up the good work
 

Name: Joretta Newton Estes <estesjoretta@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-02-20
Comments:
Mary, you have done a great job on the web site and with all the research you have done and gathering all the information as well. I know many people appreciate the information for geneology purposes. Not to mention the proper way to recognize and pay respect to the people that we in the hospital there. Thank you so much. Joretta and Gary Estes
 

Name: Bev Hildreth <bhildreth@sc.rr.com>
Date: 2007-02-20
Comments:
To Mary and all of you working so diligently --- thank you! I would never have been able to find my gggrandmother, Mary Anderson without you. We never knew what happened to her. Now I will finally be able, hopefully, to find her parents, etc. May you be blessed for everything you are doing to preserve the memory of those we loved.
 

Name: Mary Bishop <mebishop1@alltel.net>
Date: 2007-02-20
Comments:
The site is really looking great. Keep up the good work
mary

 

Name: Patricia Arnold <prarnold@alltel.net>
Date: 2007-02-20
Comments:
Mary, you have done an outstanding job of putting all of this information together for the use by all. Thank you for your labors!
 

Name: Ken Menefee <kmenefee@commaction.org>
Date: 2007-02-13
Comments:
Please let me know when the next meeting will be held.
 

Name: marg sexton <margs@alltel.net>
Date: 2007-02-09
Comments:
Good luck, this is a very honorable project.i will be spreading the word on this story.
 

Name: Donna S. Stewart <rainmakerstables@alltel.net>
Date: 2007-01-31
Comments:
To Mary Hatton: You do the best job of follow up I've ever experienced. Thank you so very much for all the research you did to help me solve a mystery. I hope the management staff commensates you appropriately for your hard work.
 

Name: Rosemary Hagen <genea7 genea7@cinci.rr.com>
Date: 2007-01-26
Comments:
Thank you so much for all the work you've done to put the website up. Without it I would have never known where Anna Conway disappeared to in 1870. Or where her father and brother were. I figured it was the War but obviously not.
 

 






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