Newspaper accounts of deaths at
Eastern State Hospital
Lexington, Kentucky 1826-1953


Sources and full text of newspaper accounts available here
 


...numbers of deaths occur in these State institutions of which nothing is ever heard by the outside world. A law should be enacted requiring the superintendents of all asylums, hospitals and other institutions of the kind to report all deaths that occur within their walls and the cause of such deaths. A suicide the other day only became known to the newspapers and the outside world by the merest accident. The Lexington [KY] Leader, 09 August 1894



 

NAME DATE OF DEATH AGE BURIAL
Judge Call 20 April 1826    
Lewis Collins 29 January 1870    
Theodore Clay May 1870    
Maria Green Abt. 1881    
Jesse Tyree Abt. 15 December 1885    
Samuel Simcox, Jr. 26 November 1888    
W.L. McCampbell 26 November 1888 69 Woodford County, KY
James Nichol 10 July 1889   Franklin County, KY
James Nixon 25 July 1890 57  
Thomas Nugent 16 December 1892 30  
Henry Herndon February 1893   Asylum Cemetery, Fayette, KY
William B. Victor 01 August 1894 73 Millersburg, Bourbon, KY
Edward Jones 11 July 1895 abt. 53 Paris, Bourbon, KY
Stephen Lelong 08 August 1895    
Henrietta Anderson 17 January 1897 67 Harrodsburg, Mercer, KY
John H. Wirts 30 April 1897 90 poss. pauper's burial
Virgil Scott 08 February 1898 42  
Frank Coyle 09 May 1899 Abt. 40 Asylum Cemetery, Fayette, KY
T.B. Hiles 14 July 1900    
Peter Everett 20 November 1900 abt. 65  
Florence Miner   26 injured 23 June 1901, not expected to live
Houghson Clouse July 1901   Asylum Cemetery, Fayette, KY
Sarah Wagner 24 January 1902 55  
Lizzie Porter 27 August 1902    
E.J. McSorley 06 April 1903   Sandusky, Erie, OH
Alice Stevenson 30 August 1903 50 Lexington, Fayette, KY
Maggie Sorrell January 1904 25 Owingsville, Bath, KY
Silas A. Cliff 07 March 1904 82 Helena, Mason, KY
Lillie Childers September 1904   Jackson, Breathitt, KY
Frank Mason September 1904    
John Bond 23 October 1904 68  
Elizabeth Northcutt 23 September 1905 35 Sherman, Grant, KY
William H. Hogan 29 January 1905    
William Ross 29 March 1905   (d. at St. Joseph's hospital)
H.C. Hazelrigg 25 April 1905 29  
Elizabeth Northcutt   35 Sherman, Grant, KY
Eliza Cooper 13 October 1905   Rectorville, Mason, KY
Robert Hamilton 17 November 1905 67 Lexington Cemetery, Fayette, KY
Jennie Vance 27 November 1905 40  
John Pennington 28 November 1905 67  
Sophronia Dean 26 December 1905 57 Frankfort, Franklin, KY
Harriet Patterson 16 January 1906 46 Danville, Boyle, KY
Harriet Young 18 January 1906 62 No. 2 Cemetery, Fayette, KY
Rebecca Richardson 13 February 1906 30 No. 2 Cemetery, Fayette, KY
Lewis Morgan 14 February 1906 70 Lexington Cemetery, Fayette, KY
Louisa Hood 07 March 1906 82 Winchester, Clark, KY
R.R. McCracken 27 April 1906 67 Mt. Olivet, Robertson, KY
Mary Preston 27 April 1906 36 No. 2 Cemetery, Fayette, KY
Martha Harrison 28 April 1906 70 No. 2 Cemetery, Fayette, KY
Fred Ketterer June 1906 33 Ashland, Boyd, KY
James Tucks 26 October 1906   Moreland, Lincoln, KY
Henry Reed 05 December 1906 35 Lexington Cemetery, Fayette, KY
Etta Griffith 08 December 1906 18 Jack's Creek, Fayette, KY
Roy Turner 18 December 1906   Richmond, Madison, KY
Jennie Centers 09 January 1907 23 Jackson, Breathitt, KY
John P. Martin 30 January 1907 86 Mt. Sterling, Rowan, KY
John Griffith 24 February 1907   Ford, Madison, KY
Charles W. Penn October 1907 69 Paris, Bourbon, KY
John C. Mackley 06 December 1907    
W.C. Jackson 31 December 1907 58 Asylum Cemetery, Fayette County, KY
Lou R. Kanatzar 22 January 1908   near Valley View, Madison, KY
David Crowder 08 December 1907 36 Fayette County, KY
Larden C. Lyons 25 February 1908 28 (?) Lawrenceburg, Anderson, KY
Rice Cochran 17 March 1908   Asylum Cemetery, Fayette, KY
Amelia Demaree 05 April 1908   Pleasureville, Henry, KY
Nora Sea 02 August 1908 40 Versailles, Woodford, KY
Katherine P. Hermes 16 August 1908 18 Lexington, Fayette, KY
James Bliss 28 July 1909 74 Lexington Cemetery, Fayette, KY
Polly Anderson 06 December 1909 62 Lexington, Fayette, KY
Samuel B. Simrall 21 February 1910 60 Lexington, Fayette, KY
Norman Baylous 27 March 1910   Catlettsburg, Boyd, KY
William Worth Goodpaster 17 July 1910 59 Kendall's Spring, Bath, KY
Sanford B. Forman 08 August 1910   Lexington, Fayette, KY
J.H. Kuttner 15 September 1910 70 Lexington Cemetery, Fayette, KY
Joseph Boston 11 September 1910   Bellepoint, Lee, KY
Lou Ellen Holmes 06 October 1910   Lexington, Fayette, KY
Victoria Arnold 04 March 1911   Lexington, Fayette, KY
James G. Gaitskill 03 May 1911 78 Winchester, Clark, KY
Mrs. Stanley Rogers 02 May 1911   Estill County, KY
Rowland Tate Abt. 09 May 1911 50 Spears, Fayette, KY
Nanni Avent 04 February 1912 28 Middlesboro, Bell, KY
Richard D. Yates 04 February 1912 51 Lexington, Fayette, KY
Joseph Gleason 05 June 1912   Frankfort, Franklin, KY
Richard S. Haskill 21 February 1916    
Anderson Ison October 1936 53 Blackey, Bell, KY
Sam Shrout 08 February 1938 65 Owingsville, Bath, KY
Lucas Collins 20 August 1943 74 Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Robertson County, KY
Lewis C. Yost 07 September 1945 79 Piqua Cemetery, Robertson County, KY
Ann Laura Doyle 07 November 1949   Winchester, Clark, KY
Walter Deaton 04 May 1953 25  
Bryan Alan Winkler 10 June 1984 26 Richmond, Madison, KY
James Clelland Gunn 27 January 1985 91 Marion County, KY
Mary Florence Leavell 22 November 1985 66 Boyle County, KY
Mae Sutherland Buntain 19 March 1986 73 Anderson County, KY
Rebecca Lynn Adams 09 December 1986 39 Pike County, KY
Charles Miller 04 January 1987 75  
Moses Rogers 15 April 1987 65 Knott County, KY
Larry Dean Jones 28 May 1989 30 Menifee County, KY
Ronnie Wayne Fryman 09 July 1990 30 Carlisle Cemetery, Nicholas, KY

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