Pueblo County, Colorado
Insane Asylum Patients



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Babb, James M.
patient gender M race W age 41 marital status M birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Babcock, Orrin C.
Colorado Transcript 2-13-1930 – Do You Remember? – Ten Years Ago This Week – Orrin C. Babcock was lodged in jail for the murder of his wife and son. He confessed, but stated that his mind had been a blank since the tragedy. He was to be examined by a lunacy commission.

Babey, Mrs.
Aspen Weekly Times 2-20-1904 – Adjudged Insane – The many friends of Mrs. Babey will sincerely deplore the fact that she was adjudged insane Saturday and was taken to the insane asylum Sunday evening by Sheriff Irving, where it is hoped she will improve and recover her sanity. Mrs. Babey has been a resident of this city for years and owns a great many business buildings in the city. It is thought the condition of her daughter who was adjudged insane some few weeks ago was the direct cause of her losing control of her mind. Another daughter, Mrs. Wiley, who recently came to the city to stay with her mother, is still in Aspen.

Babey, Mrs.
Aspen Weekly Times 2-20-1904 – Sheriff Irving returned to the city Tuesday from Pueblo where he went Sunday night with Mrs. Babey.

Babey, Mrs.
Aspen Weekly Times 3-26-1904 – Happenings of the Week – A letter has been received from the asylum at Pueblo, stating that Mrs. Babey is improving in physical health and that her mind is in a better condition. [There is an article, Aspen Weekly Times, dated June 25, 1904, that is about the funeral of Mrs. Augustine Babey.]

Babich, Agnes
patient gender F race W age 24 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Baca, Bartola
admitted 9-26-1896 from Trinidad, Co. - Woodcroft Hospital

Baca, Della
patient race: W sex: F age: . marital:S place of birth: Mexico occupation: none source: 1920 census

Baca, Delle
patient gender F race Mex age 25 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Baca, F. Alfonso
patient gender M race W age 23 marital status M birthplace New Mexico source 1930 census

Bach, Charles
patient race: W sex: M age: 75 marital:M place of birth: Illinois occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bach, William
patient race W gender M age 57 marital status W place of birth Germany occupation miner source 1910 census

Bach, William
Ouray Herald 9-30-1904 – Insanity Instead of Typhoid – From Sunday up to yesterday morning the sisters at the hospital had an insane patient to contend with. Dr. Rowan the county physician was of the opinion that the man had typhoid but Drs. Ashley and Crosby made an examination Wednesday evening and pronounced it a plain case of insanity. The man is from the Camp Bird and his name is Wm. Bach. Ever since Sunday, he had shown unmistakable signs of insanity and on one occasion it required the united efforts of four men to keep him within bounds. The fact that an insane man was loose in the hospital became known to the patients and caused them some uneasiness. The matter was brought to the attention of the authorities but they declined to act unless complaint was made. In consequence, the sisters who also refused to make the complaint, kept a man to watch over the demented Bach. Wednesday night was his last at the hospital. Dr. Ashley who has had charge of the case, stated to The Herald that the man has not at any time had fever. It is certainly remarkable that he should have been permitted to remain in the hospital after having developed violent symptoms of insanity. The hospital is not prepared to care for insane persons. It seems to be well substantiated that Bach has been addicted to a very peculiar habit, and that his insane condition may be due to the practice. He has a mania for jamacia (Jamaica?) ginger, ketchup, pepper sauce or any other kind of hot stuff. He has been known to drink a quart of jamacia ginger and would consume catchup (ketchup) by the gallon. He only seemed happy braced up with jamacia ginger washed down with catchup (ketchup). His unnatural habit developed a peculiar mental and physical condition. At the hospital he was morose and at times violent. Along about 2 o'clock yesterday morning Bach, who was confined to an outside room in charge of a man nurse, woke up and seeing the reflection of the fire from the stove in the room, started to ring in a fire alarm at the top of his voice, much to the consternation of the inmates of the hospital. Sheriff Corbett, Deputy Bugbee and Marshal Hobson were immediately called and removed Bach to the county jail. Yesterday afternoon he was tried in the county court before a jury and adjudged insane and will be sent to Pueblo as soon as arrangements can be made. Bach has a sister in Denver who is a teacher in the public schools – Miss Barbara Bach.

Bachas, Pete
patient gender M race W age 40 marital status S birthplace Lithuania source 1930 census

Bachman, Daisy
patient race: W sex: F age: 36 marital:M place of birth: Kansas occupation: sewing source: 1920 census

Backs, J. A. S.
patient gender M race W age 48 marital status M birthplace England source 1930 census

Backus, B. Winfred
Colorado Springs Gazette 1-15-1918 – B. W. Backus, arrested several weeks ago for the murder of his father-in-law near Simla, has been adjudged insane by a commission in the county court and will be taken to the state asylum at Pueblo this week. According to District Attorney Willis L. Strachan, the information charging murder, filed against Backus in the district court in Elbert county, will not be dismissed, but will remain on the court calendar and whenever Backus recovers his sanity he will be placed on trial for the crime. Backus is believed to have been suffering from an attack of insanity at the time of the murder and since he was brought here became violent several times.

Backus, B. Winfred
Colorado Springs Gazette 1-16-1918 – Deputy Sheriff John Gast took B. W. Backus, adjudged insane by a commission in the county court last week, to the state insane asylum at Pueblo yesterday.

Backus, B. Winfred
patient race: W sex: M age: 33 marital:M place of birth: Iowa occupation: none source: 1920 census

Backus, B. Winfred
Weekly Ignacio Chieftain 11-2-1917 – Slays Father-In-Law – Posse Hunting B. W. Backus of Elbert County – Shot A. M. Humphrey, With Whom He Lived, Using Double-Barreled Shotgun, Firing Two Shots – Western Newspaper Union News Service – Kiowa, Colo. – B. W. Backus, 35, a rancher, living ten miles southeast of Simla and thirty-five miles east of Kiowa, shot and instantly killed A. M. Humphrey, 55, his father-in-law.  Backus used a double-barrelled shotgun and discharged both shells.  Following the killing of Humphrey, Backus filled his pockets with ammunition and disappeared with the shotgun.  Mrs. Backus and their two children witnessed the killing of Humphrey.  Humphrey owned a ranch adjoining that of his son-in-law, but had leased the place and only returned recently, making his home with Backus.  The two men, so far as known, were on friendly terms, and no one in Kiowa or Simla is able to explain the tragedy.  The general consensus is that Backus suddenly became insane.  Deputy Sheriff George Farhlon and two citizens, hastily sworn in, left Kiowa in an automobile immediately upon receipt of news of the killing and took up the trail of Backus.

Bacon, Cora
Rocky Mountain News 7-6-1888 – County Commissioners – J. W. Bacon made application to have his two daughters, Cora and Mary, aged respectively 20 and 18 years, and who are non compos mentis, sent to the state insane asylum. The application was referred to the county attorney.

Bacon, Cora
Rocky Mountain News 7-10-1888 – Local Brevities – Mary and Cora Bacon were adjudged insane in the county yesterday and will go to the insane asylum to-day.

Bacon, Cora E.
patient race W gender F age 40 marital status S place of birth Colorado source 1910 census

Bacon, Cora L.
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1869 age 31 marital status S place of birth Colorado source : 1900 census

Bacon, Cora L.
patient gender F race W age 60 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Bacon, Cora L.
patient race: W sex: F age: 50 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bacon, Cora L.
Rocky Mountain News 7-8-1888 – County Court – Probate – Estate of Annie R. Smith; appraisement; bill filed; in re lunacy, Cora L. Bacon and D. S. Benton appointed guardian ad litem in both cases; trial set for July 9.

Bacon, Ida O.
patient gender F race W age 49 marital status M birthplace United States source 1930 census

Bacon, Ida O.
patient race: W sex: F age: 38 marital:M place of birth: Kansas occupation: sewing source: 1920 census

Bacon, Mary
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1870 age 30 marital status S place of birth Colorado source : 1900 census

Bacon, Mary
Rocky Mountain News 7-6-1888 – County Commissioners – J. W. Bacon made application to have his two daughters, Cora and Mary, aged respectively 20 and 18 years, and who are non compos mentis, sent to the state insane asylum. The application was referred to the county attorney.

Bacon, Mary
Rocky Mountain News 7-10-1888 – Local Brevities – Mary and Cora Bacon were adjudged insane in the county yesterday and will go to the insane asylum to-day.

Bacon, Mary E.
patient race W gender F age 39 marital status S place of birth Colorado source 1910 census

Bacon, Mary E.
patient race: W sex: F age: 49 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bacon, Orpha M.
Holyoke Enterprise 7-15-1926 - Mrs. J. W. Bacon Died In Pueblo Last Friday - Mrs. Orpha M. Bacon, wife of John W. Bacon, died last Friday at Pueblo, where she had been taken but a short time before to the state hospital for the insane.  She had reached the age of 52 years, as she was born in Wayne County, Michigan, March 29, 1874.  Mrs. Bacon had been ill for several months, and finally her condition made necessary her removal to Pueblo.  There she died, with the husband present at her bedside.  The body was returned to Holyoke, where the funeral services were held Sunday at the Presbyterian church.  Interment was made in the Holyoke cemetery.  Colver Brothers were in charge of the body.  Mrs. Bacon was a loving wife and mother, and made a large circle of friends in Holyoke.  Orpha M. Reno was born March 29, 1874 in Wayne County, Michigan. She married Ulsey Twiss to which union were born five children, namely, Roy of Pegram, Idaho; Mrs. Mary McConnell of Lone Pine, Wyoming; Robert and Edward of Holyoke. One child, Sammy, died in infancy.  She married John W. Bacon January 27, 1908, to which union were born three children, Ernest, Cullen and Stanley, all of whom reside with their father in Holyoke. Besides the foregoing, she leaves her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Reno of Holyoke, three brothers, Burton and Elmer Reno of Gillette, Wyoming, and Wilmer Reno of Julesburg; three sisters, Mrs. John Sheets of Glendale, Arizona, Mrs. John Paisley of Gillette, Wyoming, and Mrs. Elwood Hurster of Glendale, Arizona.  Early in life she united with the Christian church, of which she was a faithful member until failing health hindered her regular attendance.

Bader, C.M.
Colorado Transcript 10-08-1903 C. M. Bader, formerly an oil promotor and real estate man, was declared insane by a jury in the County Court at Boulder. October 2nd. At times Bader has been so irrational as to threaten to shoot people.

Bader, C.M.
Elbert County Banner October 9, 1903 C. M. Bader, formerly an oil promoter and real estate man, was declared insane by a jury in the County Court at Boulder, October 2d. At times Bader has been so irrational as to threaten to shoot people.

Bader, Mollie
patient gender F race W age 57 marital status D birthplace Germany source 1930 census

Bader, Mollie
patient race: W sex: F age: 47 marital:D place of birth: Germany occupation: none source: 1920 census

Baertch, Mary
patient race: W sex: F age: 78 marital:W place of birth: Switzerland occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Baetjer, Rose
patient race: W sex: F age: 55 marital:W place of birth: Wisconsin occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bagshaw, Robert
patient gender M race W age 66 marital status D birthplace England source 1930 census

Bahnson, George H.
Castle Rock Journal 5-17-1901 – A letter recently received by Judge Palm states that the condition of Geo. H. Bahnson, who was committed to the insane asylum from this county some months ago, is much inproved.  He has been taken to Nazareth, Pa., where he is being treated for his trouble and where he is able to receive the attention of his brothers, one of whom is a physician.

Bahnson, W.G.
Castle Rock Journal 7-27-1900 - W. G. Bahnson, a well known resident of the western part of the county, was brought to Castle Rock Tuesday night by Constable Arthur Tyler and Special Constable Daniel Fraser of West Creek, and was locked up on a charge of lunacy.  On Wednesday Bahnson was tried before County Judge Palm.  The jury found him guilty and he was committed to the insane asylum at Pueblo, whence he was taken yesterday by Sheriff Hoffman and Under Sheriff Todd.  Mr. Bahnson is a bachelor and for about six years has been prospecting in the Horse creek neighborhood, living alone in a cabin below the town of Given.  He comes of an excellent family in North Carolina and is a man of fine education.  Recently he thought out what he considered a wonderful scheme for the development of that country and in his mind has mapped out improvements involving the expenditure of many millions of dollars.  All this he insisted upon explaining to everybody he met, becoming extremely violent and unruly whenever anyone refused to listen to his tale.  After assaulting a few people it was thought best to confine him where he can receive proper treatment.  

Bailey, Alexander C.
Fort Collins Weekly Courier 8-17-1904 – Alexander C. Bailey died July 12 at the insane asylum in Pueblo.  He carried $1,000 insurance in the Fraternal Aid association at the time of his death, and this morning, one month and four days after his demise, Secretary H. J. Kinnison of the local council of that order, received a warrant for $1,000 payable to the widow, Mrs. Edith Bailey.  The Fraternal Aid pays all its losses with equal promptness.

Bailey, Alexander C.
Fort Collins Weekly Courier 9-10-1902– Alex C. Bailey, painter and decorator of this city, was adjudged insane in the county court on Thursday.  Sheriff Cross will take him to the asylum at Pueblo on Saturday.

Bailey, Alexander C.
Alexander C. Bailey - Fort Collins Weekly Courier - July 13, 1904 - News of the death of Alex Bailey, this city, was received from Pueblo this morning. Mrs. Bailey, who lives at the Foy ranch, seven miles out, left for Pueblo on the afternoon train. No particulars were contained in the telegram. Fort Collins Weekly Courier - July 13, 1904 – The funeral of the late Alexander C. Bailey, who died on Tuesday at the insane hospital in Pueblo, will be held at Hollowell's undertaking parlors at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon. Fort Collins Weekly Courier - August 17, 1904 - Alexander C. Bailey died July 12 at the insane asylum in Pueblo. He carried $1,000 insurance in the Fraternal Aid association at the time of his death, and this morning, one month and four days after his demise, Secretary H. J. Kinnison of the local council of that order, received a warrant for $1,000 payable to the widow, Mrs. Edith Bailey. The Fraternal Aid pays all its losses with equal promptness.

Bailey, Alexander C.
Fort Collins Weekly Courier - July 13, 1904 - News of the death of Alex Bailey, this city, was received from Pueblo this morning. Mrs. Bailey, who lives at the Foy ranch, seven miles out, left for Pueblo on the afternoon train. No particulars were contained in the telegram. Fort Collins Weekly Courier - July 13, 1904 – The funeral of the late Alexander C. Bailey, who died on Tuesday at the insane hospital in Pueblo, will be held at Hollowell's undertaking parlors at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon. Fort Collins Weekly Courier - August 17, 1904 - Alexander C. Bailey died July 12 at the insane asylum in Pueblo. He carried $1,000 insurance in the Fraternal Aid association at the time of his death, and this morning, one month and four days after his demise, Secretary H. J. Kinnison of the local council of that order, received a warrant for $1,000 payable to the widow, Mrs. Edith Bailey. The Fraternal Aid pays all its losses with equal promptness.

Bailey, Bill
Routt County Sentinel 5-22-1914 – Sheriff Chivington Takes Insane Men to Pueblo – With two insane men in his charge Sheriff Chivington, accompanied by Frank Miller, left yesterday morning for Pueblo. Bill Bailey, still thinks he controls the universe and Frank Lyons, a Yampa farmer, who imagines the banks and stores should extend him unlimited credit, were the victims. A jury in judge Morning's court held that Lyons was a dangerous and unsafe person to be at large. A few months at the Pueblo institution might restore him to his every day sense, but Bailey is nearly a hopeless case.

Bailey, Frank J.
Wray Rattler – 5-21-1914 B.E. Devling was up from Hale, Monday, attending county court. He is the conservator of the estate of Frank J. Bailey who was adjudged insane a year or more ago and sent to the asylum at Pueblo. The final settlement of the estate was made, Monday.

Bailey, Frank J.
Wray Rattler – 4-16-1914 Notice of Final Settlement in the estate of Frank J. Bailey, insane. B.E. Devling, Conservator.

Bailey, Frank J.
Wray Rattler – 11-21-1912 Farmer Becomes Insane – Frank J. Bailey, a young farmer near Jaqun, Kansas became violently insane and tried to commit suicide by taking poison. The county sheriff was notified, and Mr. Bailey was taken into custody immediately. He was brought to Wray last Saturday morning and was tried in the county court before a jury Saturday evening. The jury found him insane and Sheriff Devling took him to the asylum on the early train Sunday morning. He made an attempt to throw himself under the train before leaving Wray but was prevented from doing so by those who had him in charge. While on the train he tried to jump through the car window and after arriving at the asylum told the officers there that he would kill himself at the first opportunity. This is a very sad affair as he has a wife and two children, who are left to hold down their homestead and to provide for themselves without the help of husband and father.

Bailey, Frank J.
Wray Rattler – 5-7-1914 Notice of Final Settlement in the estate of Frank J. Bailey, insane.

Bailey, Mary
patient gender F race Neg age 43 marital status Wd birthplace District of Columbi source 1930 census

Bailey, N.B.
Boulder Daily Camera 8-24-1894 - Is This a Boulder Man? - N.B. Bailey, aged 36, who is insane, was taken to the station early yesterday morning by Officer Barheri.  Bailey came from Boulder a few days ago and it is reported that he was an inmate of the asylum at Pueblo for some time.  He has a very peculiar mania.  He is afraid of electric lights, and the police were first notified regarding him by a clerk in the American house.  He went into the hotel late Wednesday night and demanded that the clerk pull down the arc light in the street.  When captured Bailey was wading in Cherry Creek to escape from the lights.

Bailey, S E
admitted 7-11-1914 from Rio Blanco, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bailey, W. L. Mrs.
patient race W gender F age 31 marital status M birthplace United States source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Bailey, W.A.
Steamboat Pilot 5-27-1914 – Sheriff Chivington and Frank Miller last week visited the Pueblo insane asylum, taking with them W. A. Bailey and Frank R. Lyon, who had been adjudged insane in the county court.

Bailey, William
Telluride Daily Journal 9-24-1921 – Insane Monte Vista Man is Being Sought – Monte Vista, Sept. 24. – Colorado guardsmen are scouring the hills for William Bailey, who became suddenly insane and shot and perhaps fatally wounded his wife and killed two neighbors, Fred Skrow and Ed Heilman.

Bailey, William
9-24-1921 Aspen Democrat Times Farm Hand Runs Amuck – Monte Vista, Colo. Sept 24. – William Bailey, a ranch hand, is at large in the timber along the Rio Grande river today after probably fatally wounding his wife and killing two neighbors, Frank Stow and Ed Hellman. Bailey became suddenly insane, seized his rifle and ran amuck.

Bailie, Adele
Colorado Transcript 7-13-1898 – Mrs. Adele Bailie, who resided with her husband on Turkey creek, was examined by a jury yesterday, on the charge of insanity, and was found to be in that unfortunate condition.  She will be sent to the insane asylum at Pueblo as soon as room can be made for her.

Bailie, Adele L.
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1860 age 40 marital status M place of birth New York occupation housekeeper source : 1900 census

Baillie, Mr.
Aspen Weekly Times 11-3-1894 – The Baillie Case  It is Continued by Judge Rucker Until December 10 – In the Baillie case Saturday a rather unexpected turn was taken.  On Thursday the court had ordered the regular panel of jurymen summoned for their attendance Saturday morning.  The court then intimated that when this jury was summoned to try the case he would take advantage of the statutory provision which gave him the right upon his own motion to stop proceedings on the trial and empanel a jury of six men to inquire into the sanity of the defendant, Baillie.  Yesterday morning when the case was called the court again announced its intention of inquiring into the sanity of the defendant, and as a preliminary step ordered a special venire of jurymen, also appointing Robert G. Withers guardian, ad litum.  At the afternoon session of the court, District Attorney Johnstone made an argument for a continuance of the case upon the grounds that this question of interposing an insanity proceeding was a somewhat unusual one and time was necessary that the case might be proceeded with properly.  During all this Attorney Wiley was insisting upon an immediate trial for the defendant, objecting to the proposed insanity proceedings, also to the appointment of a guardian to take the matter of looking after Mr. Baillie's interests out of his (Wiley's) hands.  After a running fire between the attorneys for some time as to what was the law governing the case the court said that the defendant by his attorney had introduced witnesses to prove that Baillie was insane, not only at the time the alleged crime was committed, but up to a time during the progress of the trail.  The court on account of that evidence and the defendant's action during the trial, had some doubts about the defendant's sanity and he would not proceed to the trial of a man who might be insane and could not be properly tried.  If Mr. Withers was ready for the inquiry to proceed the jury would be called at once.  Judge Wiley again objected and said the defendant was insisting on a trial and stated that he was now sane enough for trial.  He also said if the defendant was to be tried for his sanity the district attorney was by law authorized to conduct it.  This brought another protest from Johnstone in which he said he had taken the position that the insanity plea was a sham and a farce.  The court then stopped further discussion by saying that he would revoke the appointment of Mr. Withers as guardian ad litum and would remand the defendant to jail to appear for trial on the 10th day of December, next.  The witnesses in the case were discharged until re-subpoenaed.

Bainbridge, Louise
patient race: W sex: F age: 55 marital:M place of birth: United States occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bair, Gertrude
patient race: W sex: F age: 34 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: none source: 1920 census

Baird, Jessie F.
patient race: W sex: F age: 33 marital: M place of birth: Missouri none source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Baird, Jessie T.
patient gender F race W age 64 marital status M birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Baird, Jessie T.
patient race: W sex: F age: 53 marital:M place of birth: Missouri occupation: none source: 1920 census

Baird, T D M.D.
admitted 1-17-1901 from Walsenburg, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Baker, Charles
patient gender M race W age 58 marital status M birthplace Michigan source 1930 census

Baker, D. E.
patient gender M race W age 58 marital status S birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Baker, D. E.
patient race: W sex: M age: 48 marital:S place of birth: Iowa occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Baker, Edward
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1874 age 26 marital status S place of birth Nebraska source : 1900 census

Baker, Elizabeth N.
patient gender F race W age 37 marital status M birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Baker, Hubert C.
patient race W gender M age 20 marital status M birthplace Kentucky occupation laborer source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Baker, Lethea
patient race: W sex: F age: 37 marital:S place of birth: Iowa occupation: none source: 1920 census

Baker, Lethia B.
patient gender F race W age 40 marital status S birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Baker, Mary
Rocky Mountain News 3-8-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre – The following cases are set for trial to-day: In re. Mary Baker, lunacy.

Baker, Mary
Rocky Mountain News 3-8-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre – The following business was transacted yesterday: In re. Mary Baker; set for trial March 8; inquisition of lunacy.

Baker, Paul F.
patient gender M race W age 42 marital status M birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Baker, Perry
patient race: W sex: M age: 81 marital: M place of birth: Kentuckynone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Baker, Robert F.
patient gender M race W age 74 marital status S birthplace Michigan source 1930 census

Baker, Vean
patient gender M race W age 26 marital status S birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Baker, William
Rocky Mountain News 5-28-1885 – The Courts – County Court – Probate Business – People vs. William Baker; lunacy; on trial.

Baker, William
patient, white, male, age 30, single, Maine, 1885 census

Baker, William
Rocky Mountain News 7-11-1893 – An Insane Patient – William Baker of Rico was taken to the county hospital from St. Joseph's hospital yesterday as an insane patient. He will be arraigned in the county court at an early date. Baker was taken to St. Joseph's hospital two weeks ago, with the idea on the part of his friends that he was only temporarily deranged. His mania has grown instead of diminishing. He believes that he is pursued by white bears which intend to devour him.

Baker, William
Rocky Mountain News 7-22-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre – In re Baker, lunacy; order for jury; E. E. Whitted appointed guardian ad litem; set for hearing July 22.

Baker, William
Rocky Mountain News 7-23-1893 – Springfield's Fantasies – Robert Springfield, when brought before the county court yesterday morning, gravely erased the blackboard and filled it with dire threats against the denizens of Wall street in general and Jay Gould in particular. He then preempted Judge Le Fevre's chair and pored over the statutes of Colorado, varying this by solemnly denuding himself of coat and vest to dust them with the feather duster. He was adjudged insane along with William Baker and J. H. Hawley, and all three were remanded to the county hospital till further order.

Baker, William
Rocky Mountain News 7-24-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – The following business was transacted Saturday in the county court: In re William Baker, lunacy; trial to jury; finding of insanity; defendant remanded to custody of sheriff to be by him kept in county hospital until further order of court; E. E. Whitted, guardian ad litem, allowed $15.

Baker, William
Leadville Herald Democrat 8-20-1893 – Taken to the Asylum – Peter McNabb and William Baker, two individuals with disordered gray matter, who have been adjudged worthy of bed and board at the insane asylum, were taken to Pueblo yesterday to the institution there.

Baker, William
Leadville Herald Democrat 12-23-1893 – Criminal Calendar – Record of Convictions in Courts of Record for the Year – Following is a list of the convictions in the local courts, and the measure of that punishment accorded to each: August 21 – Mrs. Baker, insane; (sent to) Pueblo…

Baker, William
Rocky Mountain News 5-19-1885 – The Courts – County Court – Probate Business – The People vs. William Baker; lunacy; complaint filed and order of arrest issued; citation issued returnable May 27.

Bakka, Matti
patient race: W sex: M age: 37 marital:S place of birth: Finland occupation: none source: 1920 census

Balanzuela, Dora
patient gender F race Mex age 28 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Balanzuela, Dora
patient race: W sex: F age: 18 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: none source: 1920 census

Balconfield, Dan
patient gender M race W age 47 marital status S birthplace Italy source 1930 census

Balconfiled, Dan
patient race: W sex: M age: 38 marital:S place of birth: Italy occupation: farm helper source: 1920 census

Bald, James
patient race: W sex: M age: 70 marital:M place of birth: Colorado occupation: none source: 1920 census

Balderas, Juan
patient gender M race Mex age 25 marital status S birthplace Mexico source 1930 census

Baldez, Frank I.
patient race W gender M age 53 marital status M place of birth New Mexico occupation herder source 1910 census

Baldez, Frank Jinks
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1846 age 54 marital status M place of birth New Mexico occupation herder source : 1900 census

Baldino, Frank
patient race: W sex: M age: 47 marital:M place of birth: Italy occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Baldwin, Edward
patient race W gender M age . marital status . place of birth . source 1910 census

Baldwin, Richard
Bayfield Blade 4-20-1911 – Richard Baldwin, father of our cobbler, was taken to the insane asylum at Pueblo last Friday.

Baldwin, Richard R.
patient race: W sex: M age: 56 marital:M place of birth: Ohio occupation: none source: 1920 census

Baldwin, Robert
admitted 7-7-1914 from El Paso, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Baldwin, Tom
Carbonate Chronicle 12-6-1886 – Baldwin's Brother – Sam Baldwin's brother was last night brought to the county jail from Garfield county by Mr. George Bennett. “Tom,” as he is called, has been at Glenwood Springs for some time, and had for some reason or other become violently insane. He constantly imagines that he is being pursued to be killed, and the hallucination keeps him busy moving about. He was placed in the jail a little after 7 o'clock, and about 11 was seen by a reporter. He was sitting on a bench, his face in his hands, intently watching the floor. He rallied after a few minutes, got up and tried to put his coat on. He was very weak from the fact of refusing to eat of late. He wanted a friend who was staying with him to get ready and go. His friend told him to wait until the wagon came, but Baldwin said he did not want to wait for the wagon, and they would go on afoot. He was told to wait, when he whispered that they would soon be after them, and there would have to be some killing done; he offered to do half of it, and wanted his friend to do the other half. The poor fellow's case is apparently hopeless. The sight of this man, in such a condition and place, brings up a flood of memories. There are those in Leadville who still believe all the murderers of Sam Baldwin are not dead. His brother is now past avenging his death. But murder will out – some day all in regard to that matter will be known.

Baldwin, Tom
Leadville Herald Democrat 12-3-1886 – Poor Tom Baldwin – Poor Tom Baldwin was again visited yesterday. The man, from his looks, cannot last long. He appears to neither sleep nor eat. When food is placed in his hands he grinds it up fine, and is as liable to put it on his foot or on top of his head as he is to put it into his mouth. He remembers some things that have happened when he was sane; one of the boys remarked, when he learned who he was, that “I am Si Minich's ghost!” Baldwin immediately became furious, and wanted to kill the murderer of his brother, making a desperate onslaught on the cage. He quieted down at last, but all most all the time seems possessed of the idea that he is pursued and will be killed. Every few minutes he stares into vacancy and sees them coming, and immediately strikes a bargain with the man nearest him to kill half of them, and signifies his willingness and intention to kill the other half. Once yesterday he saw a brighter picture, and laughed a little bit; he asked a bystander to take half the blame, and being assured he would, laughed again. A curse seems to have fallen on the Baldwin family since Sam was murdered. His wife is now insane, and is in an asylum in the east – all his children being dead. And now his brother is a raving maniac, and it seems rather uncanny that he should still remember his brother's death, in his feeble frame of mind, and would try to avenge it. The curse seems to have fallen on the wrong ones – but all, every one of them, may be visited by it.

Baldwin, Tom
Leadville Herald Democrat 12-3-1886 – Where are They? – Tom Baldwin, who was recently adjudged insane by the county court of Garfield county, and was brought to this city last Wednesday evening, was, before his reason became dethroned, supporting his mother and sisters somewhere in the east. Baldwin is a brother of the murdered Sam Baldwin, and has been in Glenwood Springs for the past year. He was deputy marshal of the town until recently, and his insanity was only discovered two weeks ago last Monday night. He will start for Pueblo this morning, in charge of Deputy Sheriff J. F. Clements. Where are his people? Any information on the subject will be gratefully received by Mr. Clements.

Baldwin, Tom
Leadville Herald Democrat 12-8-1886 – Baldwin's Breaks – Theodore Baldwin, who was brought up here the other day from Garfield county, on his way to Pueblo, created considerable comment among those with whom he came in contact. It will be remembered that at the time of his brother's murder he refused to contribute anything toward defraying the expenses of those who were searching for the perpetrators of that deed. He claimed he had a family, but it is now thought he meant his mother and sisters. He appeared to grow excited as he neared Leadville, apparently recognizing the country and a part of that crime flashed through his weak mind. While in the jail office he fixed his gaze intently on the safe, and stretching out his arms called “Sam! Sam!” When told that was not Sam, but the safe, he seemed to recover himself and said that he must have been dreaming. He repeatedly asked to be excused, saying that he was no good for a witness – that he did not know anything about the case. Altogether his talk was most peculiar – a crazy person's talk always is – but his relationship, and harping on that subject made him an uncanny object. He was apparently in danger almost incessantly, and rolling in blood and trouble. Although he would cry “let me go!” and say that he knew “nothing in regard to the case and would not make a good witness,” when he saw an object that he recognized as his brother Sam he would stretch out his hands and call the brother by name in a pleading tone of voice. When “Slippery Ike” was playing Minich's ghost he became very violent and wanted to kill his brother's murderer, and made an effort to upset the cage. He afterwards, when placed in the corridor in Lige Cravan's care, attacked Lige, and an hour's set-to followed, principally wrestling. Lige finally wore him out, and ordered him to lie down, and placing a lighted candle on top of the cage the man looked at it until he went to sleep. On the ride to Pueblo he was quiet until Salida was reached, when he became very violent, apparently getting scared while going through the canons. He struck for every man's nose in sight, and drug his keeper from one end of the car to the other about twenty times. “Clem” got him to wearing himself out by wringing his coat-tails and tearing his pockets out in a search for his pursuers, but he was unusually lively all the way to Pueblo, and ready to fight at the drop of the hat. He was safely landed in the asylum, where he will have a harder fight to make to take possession.

Baldwin, Tom
Leadville Herald Democrat 12-14-1886 – Mrs. Baldwin – A wrong impression has been created in Leadville by the statement that the wife of Samuel Baldwin was insane and confined in an asylum. No one was found who knew where she was, and only by the newspapers had she learned of Theodore's insanity. So soon as she learned of his misfortune she addressed a letter to this office. It is respectfully referred to friends of the family in Leadville and Glenwood Springs, and should they know any particulars they should at once inform the lady. Following is the letter: St. Augustine, Ill., Dec. 8, 1886, Editor Herald Democrat: I read the account of Brother Theodore's insanity in the Leadville papers to-day. Oh, how sad! It seems like this is a world of trouble for some. Detective Casserleigh wrote to the post-master here, and it was handed to me, and I answered it; but for fear he did not get it I write this. His mother is living in Centreville, Iowa, and he has a brother in Galesburg, in this state; I cannot give the address of the sisters. I have written the mother and brother to-day. He has other brothers, but I cannot give you their address. The brother in Galesburg is named Michael, and the mother's name is Mrs. E. A. Baldwin. I am so sorry to hear of this sad affair. I don't think he ever got over the loss of his dead brother, although the last letter I received he seemed strong again, and was the night policeman in Glenwood Springs. It has been something over a month since he sent me a paper from the Springs. I would like so much to learn more about this – but I am so far away. This brings all the sad memories back to mind of the dear husband I no more shall see. Hoping to get more information in regard to the sad affair through the newspapers, if no other way, I remain, Mrs. Lou Baldwin, Wife of Samuel Baldwin.

Ball,
admitted 5-30-1900 from Canon City, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Ball, Mary L.
patient race W gender F age 45 marital status M place of birth New York source 1910 census

Ballard, F. V.
patient gender M race W age 62 marital status D birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Ballard, Jean F.
pupil race: W sex: M age: 22 marital: S place of birth: Utah source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Ballard, Luella K.
patient gender F race Neg age 48 marital status M birthplace India source 1930 census

Ballard, Volney C.
Rocky Mountain News 4-28-1896 – Civil Briefs – J. H. Gray, Fred Parks and B. B. Linsdley have been appointed guardians of V. C. Ballard, J. W. Lesher, George W. Hewitt, respectively, alleged insane. The cases will be heard to-night at 8 o'clock.

Ballard, Volney C.
Denver Evening Post 4-29-1896 – Deaf, Dumb, Insane – A Combination of Infirmities Developed in a Court Trial – An extremely pitiful case of insanity was tried in the county court last evening. Volney Ballard, a man about 60 years of age, and deaf and dumb from birth, was declared by a jury insane and sentenced to the state asylum at Pueblo. During the trial Ballard occupied a seat behind his counsel, but apparently had no conception of what was going on about him. He was neatly dressed, and has always been of thrifty habits. Several months ago he conceived the idea that an enemy was either trying to poison or hang him. He was taken to the county hospital, and since his mind has gradually grown a blank. Until a month ago he could write rapidly and converse with his fingers. Last night he would not write and did not seem to comprehend the meaning of anything written and shown him. His wife and a grown daughter were in court, but he did not recognize them. They attempted to ask him if he knew what was going on and that he was being tried for insanity, but he did not comprehend them. Physically Ballard seems perfectly healthy, but there is no gleam of intelligence in his eyes. He was perfectly docile and occupied himself staring vacantly into space during the progress of the trial. The wife is deaf, but not dumb. The daughter is not afflicted in any manner. They evinced much grief over the proceedings. The case is most peculiar. Ballard seemingly possesses no hallucinations at present, his mind rather being perfectly void of all ideas.

Ballard, Volney C.
Rocky Mountain News 4-29-1896 – Three Minds Dethroned – Ballard, Hewitt and Lesher Are Declared Insane by Court – Three county hospital patients charged with insanity were ranged along the side of the county court room last evening. They were Volney C. Ballard, formerly a carpenter; George W. Hewitt, an owner of fast horses, and James W. Lesher, a laborer at the smelters. All three were declared insane.

Ballinger, Louisa
patient race W gender F age 25 marital status S place of birth . source 1910 census

Bambridge, Louise
patient race W gender F age 45 marital status M place of birth . source 1910 census

Bane, John H.
Cripple Creek Morning Times 11-30-1897 – Placed In Jail – Went Crazy Over Reading Accounts of the Luetgert Trial – Denver, Nov. 29. – John H. Bane, who until recently was a runner for the Western hotel, was arrested by Sergeant of Police Heinig and Officer Holland at noon to-day, and locked in the city jail upon the charge of insanity.  He read the testimony of the witnesses in the Luetgert murder trial at Chicago and became possessed of the frenzy to kill his wife and two children and to burn their bodies in the old garbage crematory.  He is undoubtedly insane.

Bange, Ernest
patient gender M race W age 40 marital status S birthplace New Jersey source 1930 census

Bangs, Miran
patient, male, indian, age 22, single, born Oklahoma, 1930 Woodcroft census

Banigan, Mary E.
patient gender F race W age 69 marital status Wd birthplace France source 1930 census

Banks, Lizzie A.
Rocky Mountain News 10-16-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre – 3,370 – Lizzie A. Banks, lunacy; trial to following jury: P. McCabe, Arthur Murray, James Lawrence, W. H. Richards, S. A. Drey and John Donnelly; verdict of insane; ordered that lunatic be committed to county hospital until her removal to insane asylum by sheriff, and that Miss Ada Hill accompany lunatic to Pueblo; O. W. Dye, guardian ad litem, released, $5.

Banks, Lizzie A.
Rocky Mountain News 10-16-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre – 3,373 – Lizzie A. Banks, lunatic; Thaddeus C. Banks appointed conservator; bond approved.

Banks, Lizzie A.
Rocky Mountain News 4-15-1897 – Civil Briefs – Alexander D. Robinson, as conservator of the estate of Lizzie A. Banks, an insane person, who died at the asylum on March 20, reports that he has $176.57 on hand, which will be distributed among Harry, Alfred V., Rachael C. and Mary L. Banks equally.

Banks, Solan
patient gender M race W age 60 marital status S birthplace Texas source 1930 census

Bannigan, M.
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1857 age 43 marital status M place of birth Illinois occupation housekeeper source : 1900 census

Bannon, Hazel
patient gender F race W age 34 marital status M birthplace New Mexico source 1930 census

Banquerel, Rose
patient race W gender F age . marital status . place of birth Switzerland source 1910 census

Banquerel, Rose
patient gender F race W age 49 marital status Un birthplace Switzerland source 1930 census

Banquerel, Rose
patient race: W sex: F age: 38 marital:S place of birth: Switzerland occupation: none source: 1920 census

Banton, J Floyd
Aspen Weekly Times 9-15-1900 – Women riding bicycles has driven a Denver man insane. The Republican says: Dr. Floyd Banton, whose eccentric actions for the last two days have attracted considerable attention, was sent to the city jail yesterday by Policeman Wilson on a charge of insanity. It was feared that Dr. Banton would commit suicide. Yesterday morning Dr. Banton left the New Markham hotel, where he has been living and went to City park. There he went to the banks of the lake and commenced to take off his clothes. He took all his money and papers from his pockets and placed them in a separate pile. The park attendants notified the police. Dr. Banton is insane on the subject of bicycle riding for women. He believes that the habit is very injurious and has written a book giving his reasons for his belief. He will be sent to the county hospital unless his relatives or friends can be found. He had $180 last Sunday which he gave to the clerk at the hotel.

Banton, J Floyd
admitted 9-10-1900 from Denver, Co. - Woodcroft Hospital

Barber, Frank
Steamboat Pilot 11-31-1921 – Sent to Asylum – Frank Barber of Oak Creek was this week adjudged insane by a commission in the county court. He was taken to Pueblo Tuesday by Undersheriff Kitchens assisted by R. E. Norvell. He has not been long at the coal camp and has admitted that he was confined in the asylum in California…

Barber, Frank
Routt County Sentinel 12-2-1921 – Local News of the Week – Frank Barber, for the past few months a resident of Oak Creek, was on Monday adjudged insane, and Undersheriff Will Kitchens left with him next day for Pueblo, to deliver him to the state hospital. The man disclosed that he was formerly an inmate of an asylum in California.

Barber, Harriet Virginia
Harriet Virginia “Jennie” Lorentz Barber, died in Woodcroft on 3-3-1942

Barber, Oliver
Fort Collins Weekly Courier 3-31-1910 – Insane Walden Man Hides In A Cellar—Laramie, Wyo., March 27.—Oliver Barber, son of E. A. Barber of Walden, Colo., is confined here, violently insane.  He had been in Nebraska and his parents went to that state after him.  They arrived here this morning, staying at the Kuster hotel.  About 5:30 this morning young Barber jumped from a window and ran, thinly clad, to the northern part of the city, where he was found in a cellar by the officers.  Barber claimed that union men had threatened to burn the hotel if he did not leave it.  Mr. Barber will have his son legally examined and sent to an asylum in Colorado.  He is 29 years of age and unmarried.

Barche, Josephine
patient race W gender F age 42 marital status W place of birth Germany source 1910 census

Barche, Josephine
patient race: W sex: F age: 52 marital:W place of birth: Germany occupation: none source: 1920 census

Barche, Josephine
Wray Rattler – 10-12-1916 Notice of Hearing to Sell Real Estate belonging to Josephine Barche, insane.

Barea, Hignio
San Juan Prospector 1-5-1889 – Hignio Barea was adjudged insane last week and now lies in the county jail, awaiting transportation to the State asylum at Pueblo.

Baredise, Emma
patient race: W sex: F age: 62 marital: S place of birth: Ohionone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Barefoot, J.
patient, white, male, age 30, single, Germany , 1885 census

Barefoot, James or Joseph
Leadville Daily Herald 11-17-1880 – A Just Decision – James Barefoot, the crazy man who has been confined in the county jail for some time past, was examined by Judge Updegraff yesterday, and adjudged insane. He will be taken to the insane asylum at Pueblo this morning. Immediately after his trial, “Hancock,” as he calls himself, became unmanageable, and the united efforts of the officers were required to restore him to the cell in the county jail.

Barefoot, James or Joseph
Leadville Daily Herald 11-17-1880 – County Commissioners – The county commissioners met yesterday… Joseph Barefoot, an insane patient, was ordered to be taken to Pueblo by the sheriff for treatment.

Barefoot, James or Joseph
Leadville Daily Herald 11-18-1880 – City and Vicinity – Owing to the crowded condition of the insane asylum at Pueblo, James Barefoot, recently adjudged insane, will be held in the county jail until he can be accommodated below.

Barefoot, James or Joseph
Leadville Daily Herald 12-5-1880 – Joseph Barefoot, the crazy man confined in the county jail for so long a time owing to a lack of room in the insane asylum, was taken to Pueblo the other day, room having been made for him. Deputy-Sheriff Foster, who guarded Barefoot on the way down, had his hands full, and returned with scars all over his hands, made by the prisoner's teeth.

Barela, Antonia
patient gender M race Mex age 47 marital status M birthplace Mexico source 1930 census

Barela, Felipa
patient race W gender F age 44 marital status M place of birth New Mexico source 1910 census

Barella, Thomas
patient race: W sex: M age: 30 marital:M place of birth: New Mexico occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bargar, G.W.
Longmont Ledger 4-21-1922 – Barger of Unsound Mind – It is not usual that a man recognizes his own mental deficiency.  But G. W. Barger, who is 56 years of age, and who has been a resident of Longmont for the past twenty-five years, has thus recognized his affliction and requested the authorities, which in this case is the health department, to make some provision for the handling of his property, and place him in some institution where he could recover.  He was taken to Boulder and adjudged insane on Saturday by an insanity commission and then taken to Pueblo for treatment.

Barger, G.W.
Longmont Ledger 4-28-1922 – Laurel Barger, whose father, G. W. Barger, was sent to the Pueblo insane asylum at his own request a couple of weeks ago, was adjudged insane last Saturday and committed to the same institution.  A committee, composed of Drs. Campbell and Jones submitted findings to the County Court which showed that Barger was mentally unbalanced.  Witnesses had been summoned to Boulder to testify.

Barger, Laurel
Longmont Ledger 4-28-1922 – Laurel Barger, whose father, G. W. Barger, was sent to the Pueblo insane asylum at his own request a couple of weeks ago, was adjudged insane last Saturday and committed to the same institution.  A committee, composed of Drs. Campbell and Jones submitted findings to the County Court which showed that Barger was mentally unbalanced.  Witnesses had been summoned to Boulder to testify.

Barger, Laurel E.
patient gender M race W age 46 marital status S birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Barik, Marko M.
patient gender M race W age 51 marital status S birthplace Austria source 1930 census

Barik, Marko M.
patient race: W sex: M age: 40 marital:S place of birth: Austria occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Barker, John
patient race W gender M age 68 marital status W place of birth England occupation florist source 1910 census

Barker, John
Durango Democrat 7-22-1900 – Insane From Montezuma – John T. Duncan of Cortez, sheriff of Montezuma county, arrived in Durango last night in charge of John Barker, insane, who he is taking to Pueblo for confinement and treatment.  Barker has been in Montezuma county only a few months and nothing is known of his past save a few scraps of personal history which have fallen from his own lips.  His case is considered a particularly mild one and speedy recovery is anticipated.  He was once before adjudged insane, that time in Montana, but was discharged from custody after about four months.

Barker, John
patient race: W sex: M age: 78 marital:W place of birth: England occupation: none source: 1920 census

Barker, Nellie Mrs
admitted 5-28-1901 from Manitou, Co ?? - Woodcroft Hospital

Barker, Robert
patient race W gender M age 40 marital status S place of birth England occupation miner source 1910 census

Barker, William
patient race W gender M age 61 marital status S place of birth New York occupation laborer source 1910 census

Barker, William
patient race: W sex: M age: 71 marital:S place of birth: New York occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Barker, William
Denver Evening Post 8-20-1896 – Going to the Asylum – William Barker, an insane patient from Sterling, Colo., was lodged in the city jail this morning by Sheriff Ayers of Logan county. Barker is en route to the state Insane Asylum.

Barker, William
admitted 9-8-1900 from Pueblo, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Barker, Wm.
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1848 age 52 marital status S place of birth New York occupation laborer source : 1900 census

Barkhausen, Mary
patient gender F race W age 33 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Barkley, C. M.
patient, white, male, age 26, married, Indiana, 1885 census

Barlow, Charles
patient race: W sex: M age: 79 marital:M place of birth: England occupation: none source: 1920 census

Barlow, Charles
Colorado Transcript 12-4-1919 – In the County Court – Charles Barlow, of Arvada, was brought before the court on a lunacy charge. The lunacy commission reported him a mental incompetent, and he was so adjudged and committed to the Colorado State hospital at Pueblo.

Barn, Wm
patient, white, male, age 18, single, Kansas, 1885 census

Barneko, August
Fort Collins Weekly Courier 6-26-1914 Barneko Goes To Pueblo - This morning Undersheriff Knapp left here for Pueblo with August Barneko, who was taken into custody Tuesday. Barneko was out on parole from the state insane asylum and is being returned for further treatment. His mind is not entirely clear and he needs watching. He has been at the county hospital for several weeks.

Barnes, Fay
admitted 6-13-1915 from Prowers, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Barnes, O. F.
patient gender M race W age 42 marital status D birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Barnes, Reuben
Rocky Mountain News 9-12-1896 – Tried for Insanity – End of the Reuben Barnes Case in the El Paso Courts – Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 11 – What is known as the Reuben Barnes case came to an abrupt ending to-day. Barnes was quite a prominent citizen here and he was a partner in the Union Ice and Coal company, which does quite a large business here and in Denver. About two years ago the other partners found that the books were missing and that there had been great irregularities in the bookkeeping of the firm, Barnes having that feature of the business in charge. Suits were immediately brought in the district court and on the witness stand Barnes so contradicted himself and failed to produce the books, when ordered to do so by the court, that Judge Lunt confined him in the county jail for three months for contempt of court. He also contradicted himself to such an extent that he was indicted for perjury. This case was put off from time to time and to-day he was brought into the county court to be tried for insanity. There was testimony from many learned specialists to the effect that he was afflicted with softening of the brain and the jury so found.

Barnes, Reuben
Rocky Mountain News 9-12-1896 – Tried for Insanity – End of the Reuben Barnes Case in the El Paso Courts – Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 11 – What is known as the Reuben Barnes case came to an abrupt ending to-day. Barnes was quite a prominent citizen here and he was a partner in the Union Ice and Coal company, which does quite a large business here and in Denver. About two years ago the other partners found that the books were missing and that there had been great irregularities in the bookkeeping of the firm, Barnes having that feature of the business in charge. Suits were immediately brought in the district court and on the witness stand Barnes so contradicted himself and failed to produce the books, when ordered to do so by the court, that Judge Lunt confined him in the county jail for three months for contempt of court. He also contradicted himself to such an extent that he was indicted for perjury. This case was put off from time to time and to-day he was brought into the county court to be tried for insanity. There was testimony from many learned specialists to the effect that he was afflicted with softening of the brain and the jury so found.

Barnes, Stafford L.
patient gender M race W age 67 marital status M birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Barnes, W. N.
Rocky Mountain News 4-19-1890 – Local Brevities – W. N. Barnes, an insane individual who imagines himself a noted financier, was taken to the police station yesterday from his residence on Santa Fe near Eighth avenue. He will be removed to the asylum.

Barnet, W. W.
Rocky Mountain News 10-19-1889 – Courts and Clients – The County Court Will Examine To-Day the Condition of Three Insane Persons – The county court will devote its time this afternoon to the examination of three supposed lunatics. One of the unsettled trio is the particularly sad case of a mother with two children, who, it is feared, may be doomed also. Mrs. F. A. Lucas, the person in question, has already two sisters in the state asylum, and her mother had times of violent aberration. The malady is hereditary in the family. The father, John Bacon, a very estimable old gentleman, has spent the last few years of his life caring for his unfortunate family. W. W. Barnet, a carpenter, is affected with the peculiar form of nervous derangement known as festination. At times he is affected with a sudden impulse to hurry away, although apparently with no obvious reason. Once started, it is a difficult thing to bring him up standing, as the curious patient develops remarkable speed. Mrs. Annie Cohen, the third of the queer people, created a sensation about six weeks ago by attempting to drown herself in a six-foot cistern on the North side.

Barnett, Earl
patient race: W sex: M age: 26 marital:S place of birth: Missouri occupation: none source: 1920 census

Barnett, Eva
patient gender F race W age 40 marital status M birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Barnett, Mary
admitted 3-15-1915 from Pueblo, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Barnett, Myrtilla A.
Boulder County Herald Weekly 11-21-1883 – Myrtilla A. Barnett of Jamestown, tried for insanity. Disease brought on by epilepsy. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Barnett, William
patient race: B sex: M age: 29 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: farm helper source: 1920 census

Barney, C. F.
patient gender M race W age 30 marital status M birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Barnhill, Violet M.
patient gender F race W age 22 marital status S birthplace Arkansas source 1930 census

Barows, E W
admitted 1-26-1899 from Denver, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Barr, Hattie
Rocky Mountain News 5-15-1889 – Deprived of a Fortune – A Wealthy Young Lady Declared Insane – A case of lunacy of a somewhat melancholy nature was brought before Judge Miller in the county court yesterday in the person of a young girl named Hattie Barr. It appeared from the testimony that the girl, who has been living with her mother, is an imbecile of a more or less harmless character. It seems, however, that Mrs. Barr, her mother, who is well off, has wearied of caring for her daughter, and desired her placed under restraint at the asylum in Pueblo. To the spectators in court the case was regarded as partaking somewhat of the inhuman, having regard to the fact that Mrs. Barr, as well as her daughter, is possessed of considerable property. The jury adjudged the young lady insane, and she will be taken to Pueblo to-day by Deputy Sheriff James Inman.

Barr, Hattie
Aspen Daily Chronicle 5-17-1889 Denver, May 16 – A case of lunacy of a somewhat melancholy nature was brought before Judge Miller in the county court yesterday in the person of a young girl named Hattie Barr. It appeared form the testimony that the girl who has been living with her mother, is an imbecile of a more or less harmless character. It seems however, that Mrs. Marr, her mother, who is well off, has wearied of caring for her daughter, and desired her placed under restraint at the asylum in Pueblo. To the spectators in the court the case was regarded as partaking somewhat of the inhuman, having regard to the fact that Mrs. Barr, as well as her daughter is possessed of considerable property. The jury adjudged the young lady insane and she was taken to Pueblo by Deputy Sheriff James Inman.

Barr, Joshua
Fort Collins Courier 2-21-1920 – Joshua Barr is Adjudged Insane—Joshua Barr, aged 57, of Berthoud was adjudged insane by Judge Bouton in county court Friday Morning.  Barr was brought here on the complaint of citizens of Berthoud because of his actions in that city.  He is not afflicted with a violent type of insanity but is said to have wandered aimlessly about the city, his mind apparently quite vacant.  Barr will be taken to the state asylum at Pueblo in a few days.

Barr, Joshua L.
patient gender M race W age 68 marital status S birthplace Indiana source 1930 census

Barr, Mary
patient race W gender F age 47 marital status W place of birth Iowa occupation laundress source 1910 census

Barrell, Fay
patient gender F race Mex age 58 marital status M birthplace New Mexico source 1930 census

Barrell, Fay
patient race: W sex: F age: 47 marital:M place of birth: New Mexico occupation: none source: 1920 census

Barres, William
Rocky Mountain News 7-2-1897 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Steele: William Barres; alleged insane; on petition of Maggie Barres sent to county hospital.

Barres, William
Barres, William

Barrett, Burt
patient race W gender M age 42 marital status S place of birth Maine occupation laborer source 1910 census

Barrett, Burt
patient race: W sex: M age: 52 marital:S place of birth: Maine occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Barrett, Patrick H.
patient race W gender M age 53 marital status M place of birth New York occupation brick mason source 1910 census

Barrett, Pearl T.
Wray Rattler – 1-20-1916 Pearl Barrett was brought in from the south part of the county last week, and on Friday morning was tried in the County Court on the charge of insanity. He was adjudged insane and was committed to the state insane asylum at Pueblo. Sheriff Hitchcock left that evening for Pueblo with the unfortunate man.

Barrett, Pearl T.
patient gender M race W age 43 marital status Un birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Barrett, Pearl T.
patient race: W sex: M age: 33 marital:S place of birth: Kansas occupation: kitchen helper source: 1920 census

Barron, Lucy
patient gender F race W age 63 marital status S birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Barron, Lucy
patient race: W sex: F age: 53 marital:S place of birth: Illinois occupation: kitchen help source: 1920 census

Barron, Lucy
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1866 age 34 marital status S place of birth Illinois occupation domestic source : 1900 census

Barron, Lucy
patient race W gender F age 43 marital status S place of birth Illinois occupation domestic source 1910 census

Barron, Lucy
Rocky Mountain News 5-8-1894 – Civil Briefs – Rosella Sulton and Lucy Barron have been adjudged insane and ordered to the asylum.

Barron, Lucy
Rocky Mountain News 3-8-1895 – Jugglery Resorted To – Attempt to Mislead Legislature and Public - … Names of Arapahoe Patients – The following is a list of patients received at the insane asylum from Arapahoe county in 1894, as furnished by Dr. Thombs: Mrs. Grace Boulden, January 24… In checking the bills it was found that few of the dates agreed with the prison records as to date of removal of patients, in some cases the difference being as great as two weeks.

Barron, Lucy
Rocky Mountain News 3-8-1895 – Jugglery Resorted To – Attempt to Mislead Legislature and Public - … Names of Arapahoe Patients – The following is a list of patients received at the insane asylum from Arapahoe county in 1894, as furnished by Dr. Thombs: Arthur W. Keithley, January 14; Robert Suadel, January 18; Mrs. Amanda Stokesbury, January 19; Thomas F. Soden, January 21; Mrs. Rebecca Shaffer, January 24; Mrs. Grace Boulden, January 24; Charles E. Fitch, January 24; James Ridgeway, January 24; Christopher Rohmer, January 30; Franklin Moditz, February 13; Mrs. Anna Able, March 4; Mrs. Mary Kenedy, March 20; Mrs. Lucy Richard, March 28; John Bausemer, April 7; Andrew Anderson, April 22; Mrs. Della Spellman, May 6; Miss Eva Earl, May 6; Robert Roberts, May 8; Mrs. Lucy Banon, May 15; Mrs. Rosella Sutton, May 18 (13?); Thomas Golden, June 8; Mrs. Mollie Burton, June 10; Henry Keller, June 28; J. P. C. Clary, June 23; Mary Hill, June 29; C. J. Calvin, July 8; Thomas Morrison, July 19; Mrs. Samantha E. Lindsey, July 22; Mollie McGuire, July 29; Mrs. Ann E. Curtis, August 14; Mrs. Dalla Massingale, August 26; Samuel Rudge, August 26; Mrs. Emma J. Dawson, September 14; Mrs. Emma Ralston, September 30; Henry E. Ellerman, September 30; Peter Latzerer, October 10; Samuel Cook, October 14; Mrs. E. Walin, October 15; Mrs. Emma L. Chernok, November 17; Patrick Rohan, December 4; James Short, December 4; Daniel Myers, December 4; Stephen W. St. John, December 23; Byron D. Allen, December 23; Henry W. Fairchild, December 23; Julia Dunbar, December 23. The expense bills of the sheriff call for round sums for conveying David C. Hart to the asylum, January 5, and A. B. Clark, June 14, but Dr. Thombs' record does not show that they were ever received there. In checking the bills it was found that few of the dates agreed with the prison records as to date of removal of patients, in some cases the difference being as great as two weeks. No bills were in the possession of the committee for transferring Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Walin. Hart and Clarke appear in the bill as escaped lunatics.

Barron, Newton
patient gender M race W age 69 marital status S birthplace Kentucky source 1930 census

Barros, Santiago
patient gender M race W age 33 marital status Un birthplace New Mexico source 1930 census

Barsche, Josephine
Wray Gazette 8-21-1908 – Adjudged Insane – Josephine Barche who has been living alone on a farm north of town for nearly two years, and who at times displays an unbalanced mind, was taken in custody last Saturday. She was given a hearing before a jury in the county court and was adjudged insane. There being no room in the asylum she was held here. Tuesday her brother came up from Nebraska and on representing to the court that he would keep and care for her, the unfortunate woman was released to him.

Barsche, Josephine
Wray Gazette 7-16-1909 – Official Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners of Yuma County, Colorado – Wray, Colorado, July 5, 1909 – Pursuant to the call of the Chairman the Board of County Commissioners of Yuma County, Colorado, met in the County Clerk's office… Saturday, July 14, the board met at 9 a.m., all members present, when the following bills were audited and allowed: M. M. Bulkeley, special prosecuting attorney, case of Josephine Barsche, $10.00; T. C. Jennings, county judge, People vs. Josephine Barsche, insane, $8.00; F. B. O'Roark, juror, People vs. Barsche, $2.65; Geo. W. Chadd, juror, People vs. Barsche, $2.65; Frank Armstrong, juror, People vs. Barsche, $2.65; Harry Page, juror, People vs. Barsche, $2.65; Wm. Davidson, juror, People vs. Barsche, $2.65; W. F. Johnson, juror, People vs. Barsche, $2.65; Dr. E. J. Bales, witness, People vs. Barsche, $2.65; Dr. M. D. Brown, witness, People vs. Barsche, $2.65; L. Smith, witness, People vs. Barsche, $2.65; Mrs. Grace Nevils, witness, People vs. Barsche, $2.65; R. Lumbard, witness, People vs. Barsche, $2.65…

Barsche, Josephine
Wray Gazette 8-20-1909 – Josephine Barche Adjudged Insane – Upon the complaint of George Bell, Josephine Barche was tried for insanity before Judge Jennings last Tuesday. This is the third trial that has been had in this case. August 15 last year, she was adjudged insane before former County Judge Hendrie but upon the application of a brother permission was granted to take her to his home in Nebraska to be cared for. In a short time she returned, and on June 2nd of this year she was tried again and the jury found her to be sane and she was released. She was tried a third time, as above reported, and a jury consisting of J. P. Spiers, Cosie Blanchard, N. M. Lyman, W. G. Ramsey, D. M. Bell and H. Armstrong brought in a verdict of insanity and the court ordered her conducted to the state asylum at Pueblo but in case there was no room for her there, as will undoubtedly be the case, to be placed in the Work sanitarium at that place. Attorney Isaac Pelton represented the county in this case and J. O. Graham was appointed by the court as guardian ad litem while Dr. A. C. Welch acted as medical examiner. Mrs. Barche came here about two years ago and filed on a clam north of town and during that time there have been numerous complaints of her actions. Neighbors say she is in the habit of carrying a revolver and on numerous occasions has threatened to use it. Last week she called at the home of Amos Roberts and demanded food, telling Mrs. Roberts that she would shoot anyone refusing her. She is, without doubt, insane at times although there are times when she seems rational enough. Her testimony during the trial would indicate that she has seen no little trouble and her case is no less lamentable than all such cases are. It is hoped that medical treatment which she will receive will fully restore her to her normal condition. Sheriff Devling left on No. 9 with her and was accompanied by Miss Olive Rightsel, deputy clerk of the county court, as lady attendant.

Barsche, Josephine
Wray Gazette 10-15-1909 – Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners – Wray, Colo., Oct. 4, 1909 – Pursuant to the call of the chairman, the Board of County Commissioners of Yuma County, Colorado, met in regular session in the office of the County Clerk… Board then allowed claims against the county as follows: Out of Poor Fund – Rupert Work, hospital care of Josephine Barsche for August, $13.00; Rupert Work, hospital care of Josephine Barsche for September, $30.00; Olive Rightsel, lady attendant Josephine Barsche and expense, $35.75… Out of Court Fund – John P. Spiers, juror, case of People vs. Josephine Barsche, insane, $5.15; W. G. Ramsey, juror same, $5.15; David Bell, juror same, $5.15; Harvey Armstrong, juror same, $5.15; Cosie Blanchard, juror same, $5.15; Matthew N. Lynam, juror same, $5.15; Wm Helndle, witness same, $3.15; J. O. Graham, witness same, $5.15; Mrs. Anna Roberts, witness same, $4.00; Geo. W. Bell, witness same, $3.55; Dr. A. C. Welch, witness same, $5.15; John Goudy, witness same, $-.--; M. O. Bland, witness same, $3.25; John L. Dalrymple, witness same, $3.25; Isaac Pelton, atty's fees in case of People vs. Josephine Barsche, $15.70; T. C. Jennings, county judge, court costs same, $13.90; J. U. Parsons, witness People vs. Barsche, $3.15…

Barsche, Josephine
Wray Gazette 11-12-1909 – Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners of Yuma County – Wray, Colo., Nov. 1, 1909 – Pursuant to the call of the chairman, the board of county commissioners met in the office of the county clerk… The following claims were audited and approved: Out of Poor Fund – Dr. Hubert Work, hospital care, Josephine Barsche, October, $25.05; Dr. M. D. Brown, bal due medical witness case of People vs. Ed Loer and People vs. Josephine Barsche, $5.00…

Bartch, Mary
patient race W gender F age 67 marital status W place of birth Germany source 1910 census

Bartch, Mary
Rocky Mountain News 10-17-1893 – Court Briefs – Mary Bartch, an alleged lunatic, was ordered confined in the county hospital by Judge LeFevre.

Bartch, Mary
Rocky Mountain News 10-27-1893 – Afflicted With Spirits – Mary Bartsch of 1101 Welton street was on trial before a jury in the county court yesterday for lunacy. Her husband, Jacob, stated on the stand that she was affected with spirits and he was afraid she would destroy herself. The subject of the inquiry, when on the stand, stated that she was governed by a spirit with a loud voice who knew everything and who told her she would be a great medium if she only had a diploma. She was adjudged insane and committed to the county hospital until provision could be made for her in the asylum at Pueblo.

Bartch, Mary
Rocky Mountain News 10-27-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre – 3374 – Mary Bartsch, lunacy; defendant ordered committed to County Hospital until removed to asylum and that Sylvia Call accompany her to asylum; E. H. Park allowed $5.

Barth, Bertha
Summit County Journal and Breckenridge Bulletin 3-9-1912 – Insane.  On Wednesday Mrs. Bertha Jorgenson, aged 38 years, was tried as an insane person in the County Court before Judge D. W. Fall and a jury.  F. C. Cramer was appointed guardian ad litem for the defendant.  It was proven to the jury and the Court that the woman was so distracted in her mind as to be unsafe to the permitted to remain unconfined and the Court ordered that she be taken by the sheriff to Pueblo, there to be confined in the state insane asylum.  Mrs. Sadie Waters was appointed by the Court to be the female attendant to attend her on the way to Pueblo.  Friday the Court granted a temporary stay of order, to see if her condition will improve.  Some years ago, while the woman was unmarried, and known as Bertha Barth, she was committed to the asylum, from which after some months she was discharged as cured.

Barth, W.
patient, white, male, age 42, single, Germany , 1885 census

Barth, Wilhelm
Eagle County Blade 9-7-1899 – Sheriff Fleck went to Pueblo last Saturday where he removed Wilhelm Barth and Edward Crowley, insanepatients of this county, from a private hospital to the state insane asylum.

Barth, Wilhelm
patient race W gender M age 43 marital status S place of birth Germany occupation farmer source 1910 census

Barth, Wilhelm
patient race: W sex: M age: 53 marital:S place of birth: Germany occupation: none source: 1920 census

Barth, Wilhelm
Eagle County Blade 4-20-1899 – Another Insane Patient.  On last Saturday Wilhelm Barth, of Eagle, was brought before Judge Tague, of the County court, on a lunacy charge.  Upon trial he was adjudged to be insane and application was made for his admittance to the state asylum.  Word was received, however, that there was no room for him at the asylum at present, and he is detained at Red Cliff under guard of two men appointed by the sheriff.  Barth has several relatives in the lower part of the county.  In 1882 he suddenly and mysteriously disappeared and was not heard of for five years.  Meanwhile his relatives pursued a diligent inquiry as to his whereabouts and finally, in 1887, located him in the asylum at Pueblo.  The man was clearly demented, but his relatives secured his release and since that time have taken care of him themselves.  He appeared harmless and was easily managed up until very recently, since which time he becomes at times violent and likely to do harm to others.  Complaints followed with the results above stated.

Barth, Wilhelm
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1866 age 34 marital status S place of birth Germany occupation farmer source : 1900 census

Barth, Wilhelm
admitted 4-20-1899 from Redcliff, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bartholomew, George E
patient, white, male, age 40, single, Ohio, 1885 census

Bartholomew, George E
admitted 1-1-1914 from Prowers, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bartlett, George
Colorado Springs Gazette 5-18-1918 - George Bartlett is being held at the county jail for investigation of his sanity. Bartlett became unbalanced at the Stratton home Thursday night and was brought to the jail for safekeeping. Since that time he has become violent and had to be placed in a padded cell.

Bartlett, Mary J.
patient race: W sex: F age: 50 marital:M place of birth: Iowa occupation: sewing source: 1920 census

Bartlett, Mrs.
Aspen Weekly Times 3-18-1905 – Victims of Melancholia – Denver, March 15. – Mrs. Bartlett, of 2168 Gilmore street, Chicago, who has been a patient in the insane ward of the county hospital since last Saturday, was sufficiently recovered to start for her home last night in company with her husband, who hopes the accustomed scenes of her home will restore her to perfect health again. Another case of derangement, from a similar cause, is reported, the victim of melancholia being Mrs. Jas. Bower of this city. Mrs. Bower's case is also the result of the loss of near and dear relatives.

Bartlett, Will
patient race: W sex: M age: 45 marital:M place of birth: Iowa occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Bartola, Alfred
patient gender M race W age 31 marital status S birthplace Germany source 1930 census

Barton, Ernest
admitted 1-9-1901 from Denver, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Barton, Freda
patient gender M race W age 40 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Barton, Gladys
patient gender F race W age 34 marital status D birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Bartrop, Mable
patient gender F race W age 35 marital status M birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Barutsha, Kapenero
patient gender F race W age 42 marital status M birthplace Italy source 1930 census

Barwise, Emma
patient race: W sex: F age: 67 marital:S place of birth: Ohio occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bascable, James
Steamboat Pilot 9-3-1913 – Found Insane – Telegraph Operator Who Shot Man at Corona Short Time Ago – Judge Morning went to Hot Sulphur Springs last week and held county court for Judge Kennedy, the latter being employed as attorney by James E. Bastable, whose sanity was inquired into. Bastable was a telegraph operator at Corona and shot and killed a man there a few weeks ago after a trivial quarrel over a newspaper. After a thorough inquiry Bastable was found to be insane and was sent to the asylum at Pueblo. Dr. E. W. Lazell of Denver was called by the prosecution as an expert in nervous and mental diseases and showed to the satisfaction of the jury that Bastable is and for years past has been so insane as to endanger his own person and property or the person and property of other persons. [This man is noted in another article as James Bascable.]

Bascable, James E.
Fairplay Flume 9-4-1913 – Slayer is Adjudge Insane. James E. Bascable, the Denver & Salt Lake railroad operator, who shot and instantly killed William Larson, a company blacksmith, at Corona a month ago, was adjudged insane in the County Court here.

Bashor, James
Boulder News 12-3-1896 – James Bashor, a miner of Louisville, adjudged insane 30 Nov 1896. Quite violent. Dangerous to family. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Bashore, Jesse
patient race: W sex: M age: 21 marital:S place of birth: Wisconsin occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Basques, Aonlfs
patient gender M race Mex age 31 marital status S birthplace Mexico source 1930 census

Bassa, Margaret
patient race W gender F age 35 marital status M place of birth Massachusetts source 1910 census

Bassett, Fred
Silverton Standard 5-16-1908 – Sheriff Palmquist left yesterday morning for Pueblo and Buena Vista with Fred Bassett who was adjudged insane in the county court and Oscar Nelson who was sentenced to the state reformatory.  Roy Tewkesbery accompanied the party as guard.

Bassett, Fred
Silverton Standard 5-23-1908 – Objects to Going to the “Pen” – Sheriff Palmquist returned Monday night from Buena Vista and Pueblo, where he had been to take Oscar Nelson and Fred. Bassett, the former to the State Reformatory and the latter to the Insane Asylum at Pueblo…

Basta, George
patient gender M race W age 47 marital status S birthplace Austria source 1930 census

Bastable, J.E.
Yampa Leader 8-8-1913 – J. E. Bastable, telegraph operator at Corona, shot Albert Larson, a blacksmith, in the stomach Wednesday of last week, inflicting a wound from which he died the following day in a Denver hospital. The men quarreled over the ownership of a newspaper. Bastable was arrested and placed in jail at Sulphur Springs to await trial.

Bastable, James E.
Routt County Sentinel 8-29-1913 – Operator Bastable who Killed Man at Corona Found Insane – Evidence Showed That He had Been Insane for Years – Held Many Important Positions With Railroads – County Judge Charles A. Morning Presides – Insane Operator – James E. Bastable was adjudged insane in Hot Sulphur Springs by a jury of his peers in the county court of Grand county on Tuesday. Judge Chas. A. Morning, county judge of Routt county, acted as judge in the absence of Judge Carpenter. The case was hotly contested and lasted two days and one night session. James E. Bastable, in a fit of anger, shot a blacksmith by the name of Larsen, after a short dispute over a newspaper at the station in Corona, where Bastable was employed as operator. The blacksmith died after being taken to Denver for treatment. Bastable was arrested charged with the crime. Dr. LaZell, the expert on insanity was sent for and it was upon his testimony that the jury decided that Bastable was insane. From the testimony and affidavits introduced it appears that Bastable has been more or less insane for at least fifteen years. He is a fine operator and has held numerous positions with different roads for years. He lost his positions, usually after a display of temper and unusual actions. He was a spiritualist and all his actions were controlled by the spirits of his departed father and mother. At times an evil spiril claiming to be that of his mother, would appear to him. When he followed the advice of this spirit he always got into trouble. He followed the advice of this spirit when he went to Corona, but was soon afterward advised that he had been imposed upon and that trouble would follow. Some years ago when he was a member of the Telegraphers' union a strike was ordered. At the last minute he decided not to stick to the union and when the call was made he continued his work. Since that time he has been under the impression that the members of the union were conspiring against him, and always carried a revolver to protect himself. He was on the stand for nearly two hours making his voluntary statement. His mind is unusually clear on some things, especially dates, and he has a wonderful memory. His statements show that his mother was insane when she died. A brother committed suicide, fearing insanity. A sister is at present confined in the asylum, and that relatives on his father's side have been in the asylum.

Bastable, James E.
Routt County Republican 9-5-1913 - Here and There – Interesting Items Gathered From Various Sources So That The Readers of the Republican May Know – It has been found that the operator at Corona who killed the blacksmith named Larsen is insane. Judge Morning sat as judge in the case at Sulphur Springs last week.

Bateham, Amanda
patient gender F race W age 64 marital status M birthplace Michigan source 1930 census

Bates, Agnes
patient gender F race Neg age 38 marital status Wd birthplace Oklahoma source 1930 census

Bates, Eugene Edwin
Eugene Edwin Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1999 - Eugene Edwin Bates, 71, passed away at his home on April 19, 1999. He had been a resident of Pueblo since 1962. Born in Port Washington, Wis., on April 25, 1927. Preceded in death by his father, Ray E. Bates- and recently by his mother, Lucile Joy Bates. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Doris A. (Towne) Bates- daughters, Patti (Rex) Garza, Beulah, Colo., and Peggy (Charlie) Gonzales, Colorado Springs, Colo.- and son, Ray (Cindy) Bates, Beulah, Colo. Grandfather of Jody and Cody Gonzales, Colorado Springs, Colo., Jenifer and Nick Bates, Pueblo, Colo., and Rex and Julie Garza, Granada Hills, Calif. Mr. Bates was a former charter member and officer of the State Four-Wheel Drive Club. Gene was retired from the Colorado Mental Health Institute and enjoyed traveling. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. There will be no services scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Bates, Franklin
Denver Evening Post 5-3-1897 – Pueblo's Grand Jury – Pueblo, May 3… Dr. Bates, formerly a prominent physician of Denver, who has been an inmate for three years of the insane asylum here, was taken home to-day by his wife, a helpless and hopeless paralytic. He will probably not live longer than ten days.

Bates, Franklin E.
Rocky Mountain News 5-5-1897 – Will Claim Damages – Dentist's Widow Blames the Cablemen for His Death – The widow of the late Frank Pierce Bates, who was buried yesterday afternoon, will soon commence proceedings against the Denver City Railway company for damages amounting to $10,000, as she holds that organization directly responsible for the disability and final death of her husband. The accident which it is said caused Dr. Bates' death occurred in May, 1893, at the corner of Sixteenth and Larimer streets, a train coming along Larimer running into a Sixteenth street car and throwing Dr. Bates, who was sitting in the grip car, onto the asphalt pavement, he striking on his head and being rendered unconscious. He rallied in a few days, but about Thanksgiving day of the same year completely broke down. About ten days ago he was taken to the insane asylum under the stipulation that his wife could withdraw him at any time. Last week he was seized with a paralytic stroke which disabled him, and on Sunday Mrs. Bates brought him to this city. En route he was seized with two more strokes and arrived here utterly helpless, and he died at his former residence, 510 Seventeenth avenue, at 2 a.m. Monday at the age of 43.

Bates, Franklin E.
Rocky Mountain News 4-22-1897 – Fell >From a Car – Lunacy of a Dentist, and Its Probable Cause – Dr. Franklin E. Bates, formerly a well-to-do dentist of this city, was tried for lunacy yesterday. The complaining witness was his wife, Elizabeth Bates, of 510 Seventeenth avenue, to whom he has been married for many years. The doctor was not placed upon the stand, the testimony of Dr. Pershing and the wife being considered sufficient to show his irresponsibility. Four years ago he fell from a car and the wife claims he came home shortly afterward with a strange, wild look in his face. The unfortunate acts, at times, like a child of seven years. He will be sent to Pueblo.

Bates, Franklin E.
Denver Evening Post 4-22-1897 – Off for Pueblo Asylum – Bailiff Murray took to Pueblo this morning the lunatic, Bates, who was adjudged insane yesterday in the county court. The unfortunate student, Walter R. Sprague, was taken to Pueblo yesterday.

Bates, Mary E Mrs
admitted 3-18-1898 from Denver, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bates, Mary E.
patient race W gender F month born . year born . age . marital status M place of birth New Brunswick occupation housekeeper source : 1900 census

Bates, Mary E.
patient gender F race W age 76 marital status Wd birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Batten, William
patient race: W sex: M age: 30 marital: S place of birth: Coloradonone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Batten, William G.
patient gender M race W age 58 marital status S birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Batten, William G.
patient race: W sex: M age: 47 marital:S place of birth: Kansas occupation: none source: 1920 census

Battey, Hannah
admitted 7-26-1898 from La Junta, Co. - Woodcroft Hospital

Battey, Hannah
Battey, Hannah age 33y, wife of F.R. Battey died 1-8-1899 shipped 1-9-1899 via AT&SF railroad to LaJunta, Co. Dr. unknown, accompained by husband

Bauer, Andrew
patient race W gender M age 39 marital status S place of birth New York occupation baker source 1910 census

Bauer, Andrew
patient race: W sex: M age: 49 marital:S place of birth: New York occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bauer, Fred C.
patient gender M race W age 47 marital status S birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Bauer, Fred C.
patient race: W sex: M age: 37 marital:S place of birth: Nebraska occupation: store room helper source: 1920 census

Bauer, Jacob
Castle Rock Journal – 9-26-1894 - Jacob Bauer has been adjudged insane and taken to the asylum at Pueblo.

Bauer, Jacob
Castle Rock Journal – 3-2-1900 - Bauer's Body Found – What is supposed to be the body of Jacob Bauer was found yesterday by a hired hand working for John Bihlmeyer, near the latter's ranch in Lake Gulch. Bauer disappeared from his home in that neighborhood on Dec. 8, and diligent search has been made for him ever since. Once a gathering of the neighbors was called for the purpose of assisting in the search, but without result. The body was found lying near the wagon road and it seems strange that it had not been discovered before. Two months ago Wensel Bauer, a brother of the deceased, sent out a number of postal cards offering $100 reward for the missing man. Jake Bauer was 32 years old and was undoubtedly insane at the time he wandered away. He had been acting queerly for some time and had once, some time ago, been an inamte of the insane asylum. Coroner Hackett will hold an inquest.

Bauer, Karl
admitted 12-18-1900 from Logan County, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bauer, Lottie
patient gender F race W age 48 marital status Un birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Bauer, Lottie
patient race: W sex: F age: . marital:. place of birth: Nebraska occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bauer-Teutenberg, Gustav Adolph
Ouray Herald 8-27-1922 – Gustav Adolph Bauer “Seizes” Ouray County – Issues Proclamation taking over Sovereignty Under the “Protectorate” of Great Britain, France and Japan, as a Protest Against An Alleged Local Conspiracy to Deprive Him of His Property – Investigation as to His Sanity Lands Him in Insane Asylum – Several days ago a case was heard in the county court, by Judge Mowry, entitled Berling vs. Bauer, involving title to certain property in the vicinity of the old site of the Gold Crown mill. The outcome of the hearing was that Gustav Adolph Bauer found he has less land than he thought he was entitled to and a day or two later posted a “proclamation” on the bulletin board at the county court house severing Ouray county from the State of Colorado and the U.S.A., as follows: Underneath the Flag! The Call for Justice! Publication Seizure! I, Gustav Adolph Bauer-Teutenberg, Author of World's League of Nations, delivered to the American Government on the 25th of November, 1917; seize herewith Town and County of Ouray, to-wit: I, Bauer-Teutenburg, severed the County of Ouray from the State of Colorado, take over the sovereignty of jurisdiction into my own hands and person under the Flag of the United States of America: The Glory: And call and set as witnesses and in protection of the Glory: The Flag of England: The Flag of France; The Flag of Japan! The seizure takes place in self-defense against the home destroyers of Ouray and forced self protection of my little property containing 1.1 ( 1 1-10) acres of ground, to-wit: Against the criminality of Walter Wheeler, foul deedmaker; against the criminality of O. O. Berling, using “foul” deed fraudulently; against criminality of Attorney C. Sigfrid, foul court trial; against the criminality of Judge Mowry, County Court, foul trial; all of Ouray. The deed made by Walter Wheeler contains 2.76 (2 3-4) acres, the property itself 1.1 (1 1-10) acres. The deed is made from the map, (Walter Wheeler's own statement) but survey absolutely refused! The Seizure takes my case: Berling vers. Bauer (expropriation on fully paid for property) absolutely and positively out of the County Court of Ouray and off the hands of County Judge Mowry. The daily routine of County Court and Judge Mowry is not in the slightest way disturbed. If any further steps become necessary, it will be laid before the people of Ouray County. By Gustav Adolph Bauer-Teutenberg. 1 copy to: Government of Colorado, Consul of England, Consul of France, Ambassador of Japan at Wh. D. C. The above proclamation was surmounted by the United States flag and also had improvised flags of Great Britain, France and Japan tacked on the left hand side of it. Under the proclamation was a fairly well drawn map showing the land claimed by Mr. Bauer with certain colored lines showing that which had been eliminated by the decision of the court. From the viewpoint of Mr. Bauer, the whole thing was well executed and stamped him as quite “smart”, although he was later adjudged insane and will be taken to Pueblo in a day or two. A Herald representative interviewed Bauer immediately following the verdict of the jury declaring him insane and found him apparently well balanced mentally and unusually intelligent. However, he appeared to be laboring under a delusion that he has been boycotted and persecuted by everyone for several years. Asked what he had hoped to accomplish through his “proclamation of seizure” of Ouray county, he stated his only object was to draw attention to the bad treatment he had received in reference to his property several days previous, but admitted that instead of helping his cause it had gotten him into worse trouble by depriving him of his liberty. Testimony at the hearing inquiring into his sanity all tended to show the man a paranoiac, a species of mental derangement likely, at any time, to cause one afflicted with it to do themselves or others bodily injury.

Bauer-Teutenberg, Gustav Adolph
Ouray Herald 8-27-1922 – Personal and Social – Sheriff Laird and George Bedard, accompanied by Messrs. Baur and Peterson, the two last named declared insane during the past week, departed for Pueblo via auto this morning. Baur and Peterson will be placed in the State Sanitarium for treatment tonight.

Bauer-Teutenberg, Gustav Adolph
Ouray Herald 9-28-1922 – Commissioners Proceedings for Month of September – The Board of County Commissioners met this day… The following bills were allowed from the Several County Funds: General County Fund: G. A. Bedard, juror fees, “Adolph G. Bauer,” $2.65; T. A. Mostyn, juror fees, “Adolph G. Bauer,” $2.65; J. H. Keisel, juror fees, “Adolph G. Bauer,” $2.65; Cy Long, juror fees, “Adolph G. Bauer,” $2.65; E. H. Ely, juror fees, “Adolph G. Bauer,” $2.65; C. W. Grimes, juror fees, “Adolph G. Bauer,” $2.65; C. C. Wifley, witness fees, “Adolph G. Bauer,” $2.50; A. K. Mechler, witness fees, “Adolph G. Bauer,” $2.50; O. O. Berling, witness fees, “Adolph G. Bauer,” $2.50; Earl Hoskins, bailiff, “Adolph G. Bauer,” $2.95; T. W. Emerson, guardian ad litem, “Adolph G. Bauer,” $10.00; Dr. L. C. Stadler, physician, “Adolph G. Bauer,” $10.00; Dr. B. B. Slick, physician, “Adolph G. Bauer,” $11.80…

Baum, Walter J.
patient gender M race W age 49 marital status D birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census

Baum, Walter J.
patient race: W sex: M age: 32 marital:M place of birth: Ohio occupation: none source: 1920 census

Baumgartner, Samuel
patient gender M race W age 58 marital status M birthplace Ohio source 1930 census

Bausemer, John
Rocky Mountain News 3-8-1895 – Jugglery Resorted To – Attempt to Mislead Legislature and Public - … Names of Arapahoe Patients – The following is a list of patients received at the insane asylum from Arapahoe county in 1894, as furnished by Dr. Thombs: Arthur W. Keithley, January 14; Robert Suadel, January 18; Mrs. Amanda Stokesbury, January 19; Thomas F. Soden, January 21; Mrs. Rebecca Shaffer, January 24; Mrs. Grace Boulden, January 24; Charles E. Fitch, January 24; James Ridgeway, January 24; Christopher Rohmer, January 30; Franklin Moditz, February 13; Mrs. Anna Able, March 4; Mrs. Mary Kenedy, March 20; Mrs. Lucy Richard, March 28; John Bausemer, April 7; Andrew Anderson, April 22; Mrs. Della Spellman, May 6; Miss Eva Earl, May 6; Robert Roberts, May 8; Mrs. Lucy Banon, May 15; Mrs. Rosella Sutton, May 18 (13?); Thomas Golden, June 8; Mrs. Mollie Burton, June 10; Henry Keller, June 28; J. P. C. Clary, June 23; Mary Hill, June 29; C. J. Calvin, July 8; Thomas Morrison, July 19; Mrs. Samantha E. Lindsey, July 22; Mollie McGuire, July 29; Mrs. Ann E. Curtis, August 14; Mrs. Dalla Massingale, August 26; Samuel Rudge, August 26; Mrs. Emma J. Dawson, September 14; Mrs. Emma Ralston, September 30; Henry E. Ellerman, September 30; Peter Latzerer, October 10; Samuel Cook, October 14; Mrs. E. Walin, October 15; Mrs. Emma L. Chernok, November 17; Patrick Rohan, December 4; James Short, December 4; Daniel Myers, December 4; Stephen W. St. John, December 23; Byron D. Allen, December 23; Henry W. Fairchild, December 23; Julia Dunbar, December 23. The expense bills of the sheriff call for round sums for conveying David C. Hart to the asylum, January 5, and A. B. Clark, June 14, but Dr. Thombs' record does not show that they were ever received there. In checking the bills it was found that few of the dates agreed with the prison records as to date of removal of patients, in some cases the difference being as great as two weeks. No bills were in the possession of the committee for transferring Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Walin. Hart and Clarke appear in the bill as escaped lunatics.

Bausemer, John C.
Rocky Mountain News 3-8-1895 – Jugglery Resorted To – Attempt to Mislead Legislature and Public - … Names of Arapahoe Patients – The following is a list of patients received at the insane asylum from Arapahoe county in 1894, as furnished by Dr. Thombs: John Bausemer, April 7… In checking the bills it was found that few of the dates agreed with the prison records as to date of removal of patients, in some cases the difference being as great as two weeks.

Bausemer, John C.
Rocky Mountain News 11-15-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre: John C. Bausemer, lunacy; order of confinement in county hospital until further order of court.

Bausemer, John C.
Rocky Mountain News 11-16-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre: 3403 – Bonsemer, lunacy; order for jury; set for trial November 16; Robt. J. Pitkin appointed guardian ad litem.

Bausemer, John C.
Rocky Mountain News 11-16-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre: The following cases are set for trial in the county court to-day: 3403 – J. C. Ransemer, lunacy.

Bausemer, John C.
Rocky Mountain News 11-16-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre: 3403 – John C. Bonsemer, lunacy; order for jury; set for trial November 16; A. H. Martin appointed guardian ad litem.

Bausemer, John C.
Rocky Mountain News 12-8-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre: J. C. Bausemer, lunacy; order for jury; set for hearing December 8.

Bausemer, John C.
Rocky Mountain News 12-8-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre: The following cases are set for trial to-day: J. C. Bansemer, lunacy.

Bausemer, John C.
Rocky Mountain News 12-8-1893 – Civil Briefs – James Ryan, J. C. Bansemer, Michael Boyle and Sarah Garnett will be tried for lunacy to-day at 2 p.m.

Bausemer, John C.
Rocky Mountain News 12-9-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre: John C. Bansemer, lunacy; trial to jury; jury fail to agree and discharged and defendant ordered returned to city hospital until further order of court; R. J. Pitkin, guardian ad litem, allowed $5.

Bausemer, John C.
Rocky Mountain News 1-3-1894 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre: J. Alva Bansemer, lunacy; order for release of alleged lunatic and complaint dismissed.

Bausemer, John C.
Rocky Mountain News 3-24-1894 – Civil Briefs – John C. Bensemer is detained as a lunatic and Antone Johnson's restored reason has been legally recognized.

Bausemer, John C.
Rocky Mountain News 4-6-1894 – An Insane Man Escapes – J. Barrisamer, an insane man, escaped from the county hospital about 10:30 o'clock last evening and he is now wandering at large. He is only mildly demented and was allowed the privileges of the corridors. His family live at 618 Twenty-eighth avenue.

Bausemer, John C.
Rocky Mountain News 4-7-1894 – An Awful Realization – Hereditary Insanity Develops in a Well Known Engineer – John Bansemer, the lunatic who escaped from the county hospital, was adjudged insane yesterday and sent to Pueblo by Judge LeFevre. The case is a very sad one. Bansemer is a highly cultivated gentlemanly German, perhaps 45 years of age. He is a graduate of the same German university as Oscar Reuter, and for years was a prominent engineer and mathematician. Three or four years ago he came to Denver with his aged mother, and shortly after the evidences of inherited insanity began to appear. He recognized his falling powers himself and has made a terrible struggle against the inevitable. Yesterday he appeared perfectly rational, but said it was not right to leave him at large. His mother is too poor to have him properly watched, and he realized that the asylum was the best place for – here he broke down completely. Every one in court was deeply affected, but it was clear that he had stated himself all that could be done. The wretched man goes to the asylum to-day.

Bavis, Annie
patient gender F race W age 36 marital status S birthplace Alabama source 1930 census

Baxter, David
patient gender M race W age 67 marital status M birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Baxter, Laura
admitted 12-3-1900 from Arapahoe County, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Baxter, Laura J.
patient race W gender F age 52 marital status W place of birth Indiana occupation book agent source 1910 census

Bay, August
admitted 10-2-1914 from Teller, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bay, G. V.
Denver Evening Post 11-10-1899 – Lunacy Inquisitions – Inquisitions have been filed in the county court into the lunacy of G. W. Bay, Mina Grover and Delia Bowman. The complainant is W. M. Woods of the county hospital.

Bay, G. V.
Denver Evening Post 11-11-1899 – Adjudged Insane – Nina Grove, G. V. Bay and Joseph T. T. Richardson have been found insane in the county court.

Bay, G. V.
Denver Evening Post 11-19-1899 – The choking of an insane man to death. The brutal treatment of James Thomas, the decrepit, half insane “Buckskin Jimmy.” Food not fit to be fed to hogs, much less to patients, demanding the best of care and nutritious diet. ___ ____ from the porters and the ______ of nurses, many of whom are inexperienced. Foul, nauseating odors that are allowed to permeate the buildings. Such are the claims in an indictment against the county hospital. It is told by I. N. Tooke, a well known mining man and promoter, whose friends took him from the hospital last week. What he saw while an inmate of the institution is of such disgusting brutality that it justifies his impassioned statement: “If the people of Denver knew what was going on at the county hospital they would tear it down and burn it up.” … This man (Clarence) Williams (a porter at the Arapahoe County Hospital) is a brute, in every sense of the word. G. V. Bay, a poor fellow who was adjudged insane, happened to displease him, and I have seen the porter stamp upon, beat him and kick him in the ribs. This is but one case, and there are hundreds of others. Not only is he generally disliked, but he is looked upon with horror by all in the wards… I am willing to make an affidavit to everything I have said. It is gospel truth. I tell it because I am going to do everything I can for the poor wretches who are dying there in a manner that the Humane society would prevent, was it accorded to dogs.” (Mr. Tooke willingly gave the affidavit accompanying this article, after reading it over word for word, and making a few minor corrections. Ed. Post.) Note: Portions of this article were of poor copy quality and unreadable.

Bayha, Dick
Hugo Range Ledger 7-21-1917 – Dick Bayha, who last resided at Genoa for the last three years, was adjudged a mental incompetent by the lunacy commission, Drs. Bacon and Lloyd, in the county court Wednesday, and was taken to an asylum at Pueblo by Sheriff Ferrin Thursday. Dick imagined he had served a term in hades, and had been writing numerous letters, advising others to try a term in that exceedingly hot place.

Bayles, Jennie E.
patient race W gender F age 61 marital status W place of birth Illinois occupation domestic source 1910 census

Bayles, Jennie E.
patient race: W sex: F age: 71 marital:W place of birth: New York occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Bayles, Jennie E.
2-23-1906 Ouray Plaindealer - Under Sheriff J.F. Knous left this morning for Pueblo and had in charge Mrs. Bayles who was adjudged insane about one week ago and who will be placed in the asylum. Mrs. Knous accompanied her husband on the trip.

Bayles, Mrs. E. J.
Ouray Herald 2-23-1906 – Taken to Asylum – Mrs. E. J. Bayles was taken this morning to the insane asylum at Pueblo by Deputy Sheriff Knous. Mrs. Bayles condition was caused by the death of a son a little over a year ago. She came to this city from Durango and has been here for several months. She has been cared for by different neighbors but at times has been dangerous to those about her.

Bazar, Mrs.
Rocky Mountain News 7-3-1897 – Pardons Granted For Two – The state board of pardons, at its meeting last evening pardoned John Reilly… and Paul Bazar, sentenced from Pueblo for six months for assault, May 13… Bazar has an insane wife, and a child of 2 years of age to care for, and it being his first offense, he was pardoned.

Bazar, Mrs.
Denver Evening Post 7-3-1897 – Two Were Pardoned – At the meeting of the state board of pardons last evening… Paul Bazar, serving a six months' jail sentence at Pueblo for assault, was also pardoned. He has an insane wife and 2-year-old child who need his support.

Beaghem, Thomas
admitted 11-24-1900 from Denver, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Beahan, Minnie
admitted 3-23-1914 from Pueblo, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Beal, Fred
patient gender M race W age 49 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Beal, Fred
patient race: W sex: M age: 38 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: laundry helper source: 1920 census

Beal, John
patient race: W sex: M age: 74 marital:S place of birth: England occupation: none source: 1920 census

Beale, John
Silverton Standard 5-07-1910 Sheriff Al Kratner returned Tuesday from Pueblo, where he placed Miss St.Justin Beale and brother John Beale in the insane asylum.

Beale, Sarah
patient gender F race W age 78 marital status S birthplace England source 1930 census

Beale, Sarah
patient race: W sex: F age: 67 marital:S place of birth: England occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Beale, St.Justin
Silverton Standard 5-07-1910 Sheriff Al Kratner returned Tuesday from Pueblo, where he placed Miss St.Justin Beale and brother John Beale in the insane asylum.

Beaman, Amelia
patient gender F race W age 40 marital status M birthplace South America source 1930 census

Beaman, Amelia
patient race: W sex: F age: 29 marital:M place of birth: Argentina occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bean, E.W.
Boulder News 12-19-1889 – E. W. Bean adjudged insane 13 Dec 1889. Will go to asylum. Has suffered greatly in the loss of several in his family lately. Former night watch at Longmont. He is in jail because of insanity. Needs to see his children. It was the loss of 2 of them to diphtheria which first unbalanced his mind. Source also references articles in Boulder County Herald Weekly 12-18-1889 and Boulder County Herald Weekly 12-25-1889. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Bear, Michael
San Juan Prospector 1-24-1914 – Adjudged Insane – Michael Bear, an inmate of the Soldiers' home at Monte Vista, was adjudged insane by a jury in the county court Monday of this week. Sheriff J. Frank Goad left the same evening with the patient to place him in the asylum at Pueblo.

Beard, Electa R.
Fort Collins Weekly Courier 2-10-1910 Lunacy Commission For Electa R. Beard - Denver, Feb 8 – It is probable that a lunacy commission will be appointed by the governor to examine into t he condition of Mrs. Electa R. Beard, the club woman who was sent to the penitentiary last June for a three year term, for embezzling $2,000 of the funds of the Hospital Association. The hearing will probably be held on the 17th, the object being to have Mrs. Beard removed form the penitentiary to the state asylum at Pueblo.

Beard, Electra
Longmont Ledger 2-18-1910 – On application of her attorney, E. C. Stimson, Gov. John F. Shafroth has granted permission for a physician to go to the penitentiary and make an investigation as to the sanity of Mrs. Electra Beard, who is serving three years for the embezzlement of $2,000 from the funds of the Children's hospital.  Dr. George E. Neuhaus will be the physician selected for the investigation.  If Mrs. Beard is found to be of unsound mind, that fact will be used as a basic for a plea for executive clemency.  The governor was given to understand that in the event of the woman's being declared insane she would simply be placed in the insane ward of the penitentiary and no attempt made to have her removed to the asylum at Pueblo.

Beard, Emerson J.
patient gender M race W age 87 marital status M birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Beard, Joseph
Fairplay Flume 12-10-1885 – On Sunday last Constable O'Bryan brought down from Alma a half-breed Indian or Mexican, named Joseph Beard who was in an imbecile condition.  He has been cutting wood up at Hillsdale, about two miles up the Platte from Alma and was missed from the boarding house for three successive days.  Frank Deering then went out into the timber to look for him.  After some time he was found lying apparently insensible on a pile of cold ashes and nearly frozen to death.  With some difficulty he was aroused and taken to town.  He is now in the county jail and likely to become a charge on the county unless he can be sent to the insane asylum.  Beard is a mere animal in some respects, although he can talk rationally upon some subjects.  He is six feet and two inches tall and when first placed in the county jail he carried an ounce of dirt for every pound of flesh.  When he went to bed he shut himself up like a jack knife, so that he could sleep in a spot three or four feet long.  The officials compelled him to wash three consecutive days before the cuticle began to come to light.  His long hair was matted with filth and a scurf half an inch think covered his head.  Subsequently to the above writing the court adjudged Beard insane and ordered him taken to Pueblo.

Bearsford, Robt M.
patient race W gender M age 31 marital status S birthplace Nebraska occupation civil engineer source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Beartsch, A. E.
patient gender M race W age 48 marital status S birthplace Wisconsin source 1930 census

Beasley, Della
patient race: W sex: F age: 33 marital:M place of birth: Kentucky occupation: none source: 1920 census

Beatty, Clara
patient race W gender F age 49 marital status M place of birth Ohio source 1910 census

Beatty, Clara A.
patient race: W sex: F age: 56 marital:M place of birth: Ohio occupation: none source: 1920 census

Beatty, Eliza
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1866 age 34 marital status M place of birth New York occupation housekeeper source : 1900 census

Beatty, George
San Juan Prospector 2-8-1913 – Beatty Jury Disagreed – For the second time a jury has been unable to find that George Beatty should be sent to the insane asylum. The Prospector has refrained from commenting upon this mixed-up family case, but from the best evidence obtainable it would appear to be a case in which the family and attorneys are endeavoring to railroad him to the asylum in order to get his property and are making the people pay the costs. Whether insane or not this suspense would unbalance a very strong mind.

Beatty, George
San Juan Prospector 9-18-1915 – George Beatty Freed Again – Last Saturday, George Beatty was taken before a lunacy commission at Monte Vista, under charges preferred by Mrs. Beatty and son, and after examination was made, Beatty was reported to be in a condition which was dangerous to the public. He objected to this finding and appealed to the case to the County court, and the trial was held at the court house in Del Norte, Tuesday. The case was heard by six jurymen, who, after hearing the evidence, decided that the plaintiff was not in a condition which would warrant his being confined at the expense of the state. This is the third or fourth trial of a similar nature which Beatty has been forced to fight.

Beatty, George H.
patient gender M race W age 64 marital status M birthplace Canada - Eng source 1930 census

Beaver, Anna D.
patient gender F race Mex age 58 marital status M birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Beaver, Jessie E.
patient gender F race W age 65 marital status M birthplace Canada - Eng source 1930 census

Beaver, Walter (Mrs.)
patient race: W sex: F age: 48 marital:M place of birth: Illinois occupation: none source: 1920 census

Beavis, Harold C.
patient gender M race W age 40 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Beavis, Herold C.
patient race: W sex: M age: 30 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: none source: 1920 census

Beck, Ella
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1869 age 31 marital status S place of birth Missouri source : 1900 census

Beck, Ella
patient gender F race W age 60 marital status S birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Beck, Ella
patient race W gender F age 40 marital status S place of birth Missouri source 1910 census

Beck, Ella
patient race: W sex: F age: 50 marital:S place of birth: Missouri occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Beck, Everett H.
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1873 age 27 marital status S place of birth Missouri occupation farmer source : 1900 census

Beckenstein, Louis
patient gender M race W age 88 marital status M birthplace Poland source 1930 census

Beckenstein, Louis
patient race: W sex: M age: 79 marital:M place of birth: Germany occupation: none source: 1920 census

Becker,
Aspen Weekly Times 4-23-1887 – Leadville Items – Old man Becker, who gained some notoriety through the slaying of the Italian who was engaged with him in driving a tunnel in Lake Park last summer, is said to be deranged and steps will be taken toward his confinement in the state asylum for the insane. Becker's statement of the tragedy was the only one and remained uncontradicted save in a few circumstances, among others being that he shot through a hole in the cabin wall and killed Mattie while he was sitting on a pile of timbers awaiting an explosion in the tunnel. Becker stated that he killed Mattie while the latter was advancing on him with a knife. The matter was taken before the grand jury but, in the absence of any contradictory evidence, they failed to return a true bill. He has been a nuisance since and now labors under an hallucination that he is to receive a large fortune.

Becker,
Rocky Mountain News 8-21-1886 – A Crank's Crime – An Old Prospector Named Becker, Crazy for Several Years Kills a Man Near Leadville – He Claims it Was Done in Self Defense, But Facts Point to it Being a Cold Blooded Crime – A Leadville Tragedy – Leadville, Aug. 20 – Old man Becker, a prospector well known throughout Colorado for twenty years past, yesterday, about 10 o'clock, shot and instantly killed Jean Matti, at the head of Lake Park. The two men have been working the assessment on a claim in that locality for a few weeks. Becker says he quarreled with the Italian about some trivial matter. Suddenly the Dago came toward him with a long knife in his hand. To save his life he picked up a carbine and fired at his enemy. Three shots sped in rapid succession from the death-dealing weapon, and Matti fell dead in his tracks. The slayer started toward the city immediately, but had not gone far when he met Dr. Newell, to whom he related the above particulars. As Becker has been considered a little off for some years, the man of medicine thought his story all imagination, but on riding to the spot designated found it all too true. Matti had tightly grasped in his hand a pocket-knife, the large blade of which was open. About 2 o'clock this morning Becker was found by Officer Phelps and taken to jail. He says he is sorry for what happened but that he was compelled to do the deed in self defense. The body of the Italian was brought to the morgue this afternoon by the coroner. From what this official says it would appear that more than likely a cold-blooded murder had been committed. The claim where work was being prosecuted is worked by a tunnel, and the cabin where the man lived about a hundred yards distant from the opening into the mountain. On the dump at the mouth of the tunnel a large log is lying, and at the side of this the body of the dead man was found. In the side of the cabin, in plain view of the tunnel, a hole appears to have been lately cut, and it is the opinion of those who have visited the place that the fatal shots were fired from this safe retreat. Let the facts be as they may, Becker stands in no danger of punishment. For two years at least he has not been accountable for his acts, and this is only another case wherein the community is responsible for the doings of an insane man.

Becker, Lee
patient gender M race W age 49 marital status M birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Beckham, J.
patient, white, female, age 30, single, Kentucky, 1885 census

Beckham, Josie
Rocky Mountain News 2-20-1884 – A Sad Case – Mrs. Josie Beckham Declared Insane, and Will Be Taken to the State Asylum To-day – The County court was in session last evening for the purpose of considering the case of Mrs. Josie Beckham, supposed to be a lunatic. She was adjudged insane by Judge Harrington, and will be sent to the Insane hospital in Pueblo. Deputy Sheriff Wheeler will have charge of her and she will probably be conveyed there either to-day or to-morrow. The unfortunate woman is young, and married. She is about 32 years of age. Her husband is a working-man in quite moderate circumstances, and cannot take care of her at home. She came to Colorado with her husband about three years ago, and nothing unusual was observed in her manner till some two months since when she had a severe attack of neuralgia. From this attack the disease settled at the base of the brain, which appears to have caused her derangement. At that time she was living on Arapahoe street. One night she awoke from sleep and said that men were trying to shoot her through the window, and asked that they be driven away. Her husband, after a careful examination of the premises, assured her that no such men were about. She refused to be quieted, however, and insisted that persons were seeking her life. Since that day she is said to have exhibited marked signs of derangement so as to require a constant guardian. For some time past she has been at the county hospital. Owing to a large amount of business in the County court yesterday, and to the fact that County Attorney Mills was engaged in the trial of a case before the Superior court, her trial for lunacy was made a special order for last evening.

Becking, Mr.
Boulder County Herald Weekly 4-23-1884 – Mr. Becking was found insane by jury. Taken to Pueblo. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Bedell, Lucian
Telluride Journal 5-29-1902 – Denver Lawyer Commits Suicide – Denver, May 23. – Lucien Bedell, once a very prominent lawyer of this city, became insane this morning and attempted to kill himself, gashing his legs horribly with a knife under the delusion that he was undergoing a necessary surgical operation. He will die. He is seventy years of age.

Beeler, Harry
patient gender M race W age 47 marital status S birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Beeler, Harry
Pueblo Indicator 9-1-1928 - "Wild Man" Not So Wild - Harry Beeler, alleged "wild man," who was "captured" in a lonely room at his home in Park county, a mountain region, a week ago or more, and brought to the State Hospital for the insane at Pueblo, is about as normal as the average patient, says Superintendent Zimmerman.  He was kept in a room by his parents following his release from the hospital, and was chained to the wall and floor of the cabin.  Neighbors finally broke the spell of silence and non-interference and informed the county sheriff.  A raid was made and the man was rescued and brought hence.

Beeler, Harry
Berkeley Daily Gazette - Aug 22, 1928 Fairplay , Colo. Aug 22, 1928 Man Found Chained In Colorado Cabin – A broken hearted mother saw her 45 year old son whom she had chained to the floor of a log cabin for 11 years, taken to an insane asylum here yesterday. A few hours after deputy sheriffs had found Harry Beeler, chattering in a corner as he clanked his shackles, county commissioners held a hearing and ordered him confined to the State Hospital for the Insane at Pueblo, Colo. Mrs. Joseph Beeler, 69, his mother, who admitted to officers that she had kept her son in chains to prevent him from being taken to the asylum, broke down and wept as her son was led away. “Goodbye, Harry” she cried. “Be a good boy. I will come see you.” The man who for more than a decade had been confined to the darkened room, stared wildly and chattered an incoherent answer. A few moments later he had been whisked away in an automobile and the mother, still crying, started back for the little cabin in the shadow of Black Mountain – her family secret now public property. Mrs. Beeler told authorities her son had become violently insane 11 years ago after his release from the Pueblo institution. “I knew if he went back he would die. I loved him and wanted him near me,” she sobbed. Thus Beeler's period of imprisonment began. The mother and her daughter, Mrs. Beulah Evans, 50, who died recently in Salida gave Beeler food and water each day. The quiet, home-loving hillfolk, who knew of the incident did not reveal the case to authorities until Mrs. Evans death when they feared the aging mother could no longer carry on and reported “all wasn't well” in the Beeler cabin.

Beeler, Mary J
admitted 12-24-1900 from Salida, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Beers, George A.
Aspen Weekly Times 2-6-1886 – An Unfortunate Man – Monday afternoon a jury in the county court was summoned to examine the man for insanity, who was arrested a few days ago, on the charge of being drunk. He had taken a large dose of morphine, which came near killing him. He has been in jail ever since and under the circumstances, it was thought advisable to try him on the charge of insanity, as everything indicated that he is unable to take care of himself in his present condition. A number of witnesses were examined and the patient himself was put on the stand for the purpose of testifying. His manner indicated anything but genuine insanity, but at the same time he showed plainly that it would not be safe to turn him loose, as the chances were that in a state of despondency he would be liable to take his own life. He told in a clear manner and in well chosen words, of his weakness for morphine and added that he did not take it for any love of the drug or the pleasant effects it has the reputation of producing, but because it deadens in a manner his sensibilities and by that means afforded him temporary relief. He related an instance of mental aberration which he had once before, and stated that he had been in constant fear ever since, of a similar attack. He is evidently a man of cultivation and intelligence, and his story awoke the sympathy of every one who heard it. While he is not really insane, his nerves are shattered and his mental condition was proven to be such that the jury thought it best to have him sent to the asylum for a time, in order that he may be restored mental as well as physical health. The man has occupied some prominent positions in the journalism of the country; he has a fine education and is deeply sensible of the unfortunate condition in which he is at present.

Beers, George A.
Rocky Mountain Sun 2-6-1886 – One More Unfortunate – Last week the camp was startled with the news that an inmate of the jail had attempted to commit suicide by an overdose of morphine. On Monday of this week an inquirendo was instituted in the county court upon the unfortunate man, Geo. A. Beers, in regard to his sanity. His story as told to the jury is a sad one. It is in effect as follows: He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, 42 years ago. He is a printer and journalist, has a good education, and is more than ordinarily intelligent. Six years ago he was living in Los Angeles, California, and chance threw him in company with an actor – a local celebrity – with whom he lived and for whom he formed a very close attachment. His friend induced him to become a playwright, and under his advice and encouragement he wrote a play. Into this production he wove his whole soul and life. Night and day he wrote, re-wrote, corrected, condemned, approved, and at last the play was put upon the boards. Imagine with what anxiety and trepidation he sits in the box upon the memorable evening, waiting for the prompter to ring up the curtain. See how his eye wanders over the parquette, dress-circle and pit, to see if the flaming posters on the dead walls of the city, and glowing eulogies in the press have been taken up by the people. At last his friend stalks out into the glare of the footlights in the character of the hero of his story, he listens for the rounds of applause which should greet his fine bursts of eloquence or sentiment, and ever and anon his heart dies within him as some hard wrought passage of the play is but coldly received by the audience, while his face glows with pleasure when a light and thoughtless stroke of his pen meets with popular favor; and if the reader be imaginative, he can follow him to his humble home after the play was over, and see – a maniac. That night, he says he did not dream, but he plainly saw a friend – the marshal of the town, whom he knew to be absent from Los Angeles – sitting at the foot of his bed. He held a conversation with him in regard to a plan to counterfeit money. The marshal then went out of the window to the street. He soon after followed, met people whom he knew, talked with them, and then realized that he was mad. The thought was horrible. He flew to a saloon and drank brandy to kill the consciousness of his condition. Go where he would he imagined he heard people calling him, and following the voice would find only darkness and silence. From that time on he had frequent spells when the horrible thought that he was insane preyed upon his mind and he found solace only in the forgetfulness wrought by the deadly drug, morphine. In this way was the habit fastened upon him. Last fall he found himself in Leadville. He went to the office of Mr. Davis, of the Chronicle, with a sketch of his wanderings, which he wished to sell. The editor told him that he had no use for that kind of matter, and then he (Beers) turned away to seek employment or forgetfulness elsewhere. What was his surprise, several days thereafter, to see his sketch appear in the Chronicle. He returned to the office of the paper and Mr. Davis received him cordially, paid him well for the sketch, and offered him the position of city editor of the paper with a good salary. After many misgivings and hesitations he accepted. But he feared his ability was not equal to the requirements of the place, and he dreaded lest a return of his malady should totally unfit him for duty; and at last so completely was he mastered by the horrible thought that he actually fled from the city, and so came to Aspen. He was arrested one day last week in Reese & Mitchell's drug store, for being drunk; but he avows that he had not been drinking excessively – it was one of his spells. “Yes, I want to live; I must live. I have two daughters, married, living in New York; and they have each a child, and I must live to see them – my grandchildren. I do not take morphine because I like it or its effect, but to kill the thought that I am going mad.” He requested Judge Rucker to write to a friend of his in San Francisco, telling the friend what had become of him. His nerves are utterly shattered, and he is a physical wreck. The jury brought in a verdict to the effect that he is unable to take care of himself. He was committed to the Pueblo insane asylum, and there is great hopes of his full recovery. His worse trouble is mental, and it is thought that if he can be got away from the thought that he is insane, his cure is certain. During the recital of his pitiable story, he frequently wept, and so great was the sympathy felt for him that not infrequently the court and spectators were also moved to tears. Deputy Sheriff J. W. Magee started on Wednesday morning with the unfortunate, who so quickly follows in the steps of (Robert H.) Morrison, to Pueblo.

Beers, George A.
Rocky Mountain Sun 2-6-1886 – Deputy Sheriff Magee returned from Pueblo last evening. He left Mr. Beers, the insane man, at the Pueblo asylum…

Beers, George A.
Rocky Mountain Sun 4-3-1886 – Local and Personal – Last Monday Judge Rucker received a communication from P. R. Thombs, superintendent of the Colorado State Insane Asylum, at Canon City (should be Pueblo), stating that George A. Beers, who was adjudged insane in this county and sent to the asylum February 1st, is restored to reason, and recommended an order for his discharge. On Tuesday the judge made the order.

Beeson, Mollie
Boulder County Herald Weekly 8-29-1900 – Mrs. Mollie Beeson was tried before a jury 27 Aug 1900 and “although two physicians and others testified that she was crazy, which she undoubtedly is, the jury returned a verdict to the contrary and set her free.” Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Beggs, Alice
patient gender F race W age 32 marital status Un birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Beggs, Alice
patient race: W sex: F age: 19 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: none source: 1920 census

Behan, James
patient race W gender M age 44 marital status S place of birth Ireland occupation laborer source 1910 census

Behrle, Mary
patient gender F race W age 45 marital status M birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census

Behrle, Mary
patient race: W sex: F age: 35 marital:M place of birth: Pennsylvania occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Behrman, Charles F.
Eagle Valley Enterprise 1-30-1914 – Maniac Invades Governor's Office – Denver. – After creating a disturbance at the governor's office in the Capitol building and being removed to the city jail by Detectives Maxwell and Cole, Charles F. Behrman, a demented man, put up such a determined resistance when orders were given for his removal to the insane ward of the county hospital that four men were required to handle him.  He begged the officers to shoot him and attempted to gain possession of Patrolman Hendrick's revolver.

Beisel, William
patient gender M race W age 53 marital status Un birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Beisel, William
patient race: W sex: M age: 42 marital:S place of birth: Iowa occupation: none source: 1920 census

Beiser, John K.
patient race: W sex: M age: 23 marital:S place of birth: Iowa occupation: none source: 1920 census

Beiser, John P.
patient gender M race W age 34 marital status S birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Bejar, Manuel
patient gender M race Mex age 29 marital status S birthplace Mexico source 1930 census

Belcher, O. L.
patient gender M race W age 64 marital status S birthplace Michigan source 1930 census

Belfino, Felix
Carbonate Chronicle 2-2-1920 – Insane Men Prisoners – Governor Shoup's Lunacy Commission Finds 26 Inmates of Canon Crazy – Ten of Them Serving Terms for Murder – Denver, Jan. 31. – Twenty-six inmates of the Colorado penitentiary were today declared insane in a report submitted to Governor Shoup by a special lunacy commission recently appointed by him. All but ten of the inmates adjudged insane are serving terms for murder. Among the twenty-eight adjudged insane are James Bulger, Denver soldier of fortune, who on the night of May 6, 1914, killed L. F. Nicodemus, then one of the proprietors of a local hotel, and Oren Slinde, a youth of 20 years, who slew his father and a hired man in a double murder on a farm seventeen miles northwest of Boulder on September 11, 1919. Besides Bulger and Slinde, those convicted of murder who were adjudged insane are: Robert Buchanan, Frank Cantania, John Deitz, Felix Belfino, Lauro Garcia, Robert Hunt, M. Milobar, George Novac, Arthur Norman, James Oldham, J. C. Stewart, Louis Seeley, Al Scott and P. C. Talbot. The others and the crimes for which they were sentenced are: B. A. Comstock, burglary; R. C. Davis, assault to kill; S. H. Shrader, burglary and larceny; G. Schneider, assault to rob; John East, burglary and larceny; J. Smelkert, obstruction of railroad property; Rose Chali, statutory offense; S. Gonzales, indecent liberties; and J. C. Messing, statutory offense. Forty-three inmates were examined by the commission. A competent medical determination of the mental condition of persons committed to the state prison whose sanity appeared doubtful was asked some weeks ago by Warden Thomas J. Tynan. The commission appointed consisted of Dr. Edward Delehanty of Denver; Dr. Howell T. Pershing, of Denver, and Dr. C. W. Thompson, of Pueblo. Governor Shoup recently wrote to all district attorneys in Colorado requesting that great care be exercised in determining whether persons convicted of high crimes were mentally sound. The persons adjudged insane will be at once removed to the state hospital for the insane, according to the authorities.

Belk, Frances
admitted 7-28-1915 from No Address Given - Woodcroft Hospital

Bell, A. R.
Leadville Daily Herald 8-13-1882 – Puffs – A man named A. R. Bell was placed in the county jail on the charge of lunacy, a warrant to that effect having been issued by Judge Gunnell.

Bell, Alice
admitted 2-13-1901 from Loveland, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bell, Carrie S.
patient race: W sex: F age: 51 marital:S place of birth: Missouri occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bell, Carrie S. E.
patient gender F race W age 58 marital status S birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Bell, Emma M.
patient race W gender F month born unk year born unk age 53 marital status W place of birth New York occupation unk source Works hospital 1900 census

Bell, Emma M.
patient race: W sex: F age: 62 marital: W place of birth: United Statesnone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Bell, Emma M.
Denver Evening Post 6-4-1897 – The Bell Will – Trinity Church Will Have to Fight to Retain the Property – J. A. Fowler, conservator of the estate of Emma M. Bell, asked the county court for permission to sell the personal effects of Mrs. Bell to defray the expenses of the will of the late Ezra M. Bell, who died several years ago, leaving nearly $250,000 to Trinity M. E. church. It is alleged that he was not of sound mind and so his will ought not to stand. The petition recites that when Ezra M. Bell willed away his estate to the church he had no right to dispose of his wife's share in the manner that he did and that Mrs. Bell was insane when she signed away her share in the estate. It is recited that Mrs. Bell sold for $1 to the trustees of the church all her personal property, reserving, however, the right to use it during her lifetime, and it is charged that the trustees knew that this was an inadequate consideration, and that the mind of Mrs. Bell was unsound at the time, and so, that she was non compos to make any such transfer. A few of the stipulations in the will made by Ezra M. Bell, in which he handed over his entire property and that of his wife to Peter Winne, Joseph C. Shattuck, Mrs. Henry W. Warren, Mrs. John Evans, I. E. Blake and Mrs. H. B. Chamberlin, as trustees for the benefit and use of the membership of Trinity M. E. church, are here quoted: “To contribute to the deserving poor in Denver. To help those who have stumbled or fallen to rise again. To help those to higher and more useful lives who are unable to help themselves. To educate natives for teachers and missionaries. To award a medal annually to the young man or young woman who may be chosen as the best living model of a useful and pure life. To keep a record of all persons who have ever been or may be members of Lawrence street M. E. church and Trinity M. E. church, that it may be known how many from these churches will participate in the great reunion beyond the grave.” He then imposes upon the trustees the support of his widow liberally, “making her life as comfortable as can be done with reference to her station and condition in life, without any care or trouble on her part to look after same.” Should the will and deed of transfer be set aside Mrs. Bell's widowed sister, Mrs. Mary Lambkin and her brother, Walter Ballard, would become ultimate beneficiaries, as Mrs. Bell has been adjudged insane in the county court and is now in a private asylum. Mrs. Bell was a bright woman in her day, being a prolific writer of verses. She was well educated, but preferred to marry Ezra M. Bell, then a poor western freighter, who grew to be very wealthy.

Bell, Emma M.
Rocky Mountain News 6-5-1897 – Church May Not Get Estate – First Step in Litigation to Have the Will of Ezra M. Bell Set Aside – A petition has been filed in the county court by J. A. Fowler as conservator of the estate of Emma J. Bell, asking permission to sell the personal effects of Mrs. Bell, for the purpose of paying the expenses of drawing the will of the late Ezra M. Bell, husband of Mrs. Bell. Bell willed his large estate to Trinity M. E. church when he died several years ago, and the petition states that he exceeded his right in willing away his wife's share in the property. The allegation is made that Mrs. Bell was insane at the time she signed away her portion to the church trustees for $1, and that consequently the transfer cannot hold. The petition is the first step in litigation to set aside, if possible, the will and deed of transfer. Mrs. Bell is at present confined in a private asylum. Her brother and sister will be direct beneficiaries should the will be declared null and void.

Bell, Emma M.
Rocky Mountain News 6-30-1897 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Steele: 4590 – Estate Emma M. Bell; petition of Joseph Fowler for authority to institute proceedings granted.

Bell, Emma M.
Rocky Mountain News 2-2-1897 – To a Private Asylum – Mrs. Emma N. Bell Adjudged Insane on the Subject of Electricity and Ordered Removed – A pathetic finale to a story which extends over many years of life in Denver was enacted in the county court yesterday when Mrs. Emma N. Bell was adjudged insane. Mrs. Bell is the widow of Ezra N. Bell, who died in 1887. Bell, who was considered a very well-to-do man, leaving personal property worth $25,000, and real estate of much greater value, made a peculiar will. He left every cent of which he died possessed to Peter Winne, Mrs. Henry W. Warren, Joseph C. Shattuck, Mrs. John Evans, I. E. Blake and Mrs. H. B. Chamberlain in trust for the use and benefit of Trinity Methodist church. His wife was to be supported in a manner proper to her station and condition in life first, the moneys remaining being used for the church. Since then Mrs. Bell has been under the care of her brother, Walter Ballard, with whom she has lived quietly in Denver. As the years have gone by it becomes probable that Mr. Bell was aware of mental unsoundness in his wife when he made the will he did. She has gradually become more and more subject to monomania. Recently this has become more pronounced, and for the last two weeks she has been at the county hospital, in order to receive the attendance of the physicians there. Her brother then petitioned to have her declared insane. She is possessed of delusions, one of which is that she will come to harm through electricity in some way. She is afraid of the electrollers, and hides things which have no possible connection with the electric lights, declaring that they have electricity in them. She has also pounded and screamed out of the window at times, evidently under the delusion that something was about to injure her. It was hard to believe that the quiet little figure in its widow's weeds, sitting so demurely by her brother's side, concealed a lurking mania in its brain, but so the jury found. Testimony was heard which went to show that Mrs. Bell was unsettled in reason as long as eleven or twelve years ago. Her brother gave a reason for this belief which provoked a smile, the more because it was not made with any such intention. “What led you to think,” inquired the attorney, “that Mrs. Bell was unsound in mind at that time?” “Well,” replied the relative, ruminating, “she never wanted to talk much.” The court smiled broadly, and the portly bailiff chuckled. No conservator was appointed. Mrs. Bell will be sent to some private asylum when a suitable one is decided upon.

Bell, Emma M.
Denver Evening Post 2-2-1897 – Mrs. Emma Bell Insane – Mrs. Emma M. Bell, widow of the late Ezra M. Bell, who bequeathed about $100,000 to Trinity Methodist church, was adjudged insane yesterday afternoon in the county court. Her hobby was electricity. It is said that Mr. Bell's will is to be contested at this late day by relatives of Mrs. Bell on the ground that Mr. Bell was insane when he made the will.

Bell, Emma M.
Rocky Mountain News 2-3-1897 – Some More Boiled Baby – Fake Mill of the Republican Still Grinding – It is doubtless an interesting and agreeable thing to have a sensation in a newspaper every day… But whether, in the absence of ability to procure real sensations, it is good newspaper work to manufacture them out of whole cloth, is a matter of opinion. Such has been the method of the Republican of late in its alleged news columns, and such was the origin of the sensation spreading over many columns in yesterday's Republican, alleging that a contest was to be filed, after nine years, against the will of the late Ezra Bell. The account was a fabrication from beginning to end… Mrs. Emma Bell, widow of Ezra Bell, was adjudged insane in the county court on Monday. There was nothing new in the condition of the unfortunate lady. It had been known to her friends for some time past that she was growing more and more peculiar. For the last two weeks she had been in the county hospital, and at the time she was taken there her story was detailed in full in The News… The story (from the Republican) contains also several minor falsehoods. For instance, it says that Attorney H. L. Ritter represents the church. Mr. Ritter represents the trustees to whom the property is left in trust – a very different matter. The property was never willed to Trinity church, as stated in the article. It was left in trust to a board of six trustees, who were to follow certain instructions. By these instructions Trinity church was to be a beneficiary, but the will expressly stated that Mrs. Bell was to be provided for in a manner becoming her station in life, and that the money remaining was to be devoted to certain purposes in connection with Trinity. But the church has nothing to say as to the disposition of this money. It would like very much if some of it were available for current expenses, for paying the pastor, etc., but it can be used only for specified objects, such as building or repairing the church, relief of the poor, and so on. Dean Shattuck, secretary of the board of trustees, laughed at the story yesterday as a fabrication from beginning to end. Mrs. Bell's own relatives are the ones most conversant with all the doings of the trustees. Her brother, Walter Ballard, has been the only person for some years whom she would allow around her. He has lived with her and cared for her, and has been the employe of the board in this respect, and in looking after the Bell terrace at the corner of South Fourteenth street and West Fourteenth avenue. Her sister, a widow, has also lived with her at times. Mrs. Bell refused to live anywhere except at the old Bell farm house on Loustano avenue, about two miles east of City park. The trustees would have been glad to have had her occupy a nice suite of rooms at the Bell terrace, but it was one of her freaks to refuse to do so. Another feature of the fairy tale is that Ezra Bell left an estate worth a quarter of a million. As a matter of fact, had it not been just at boom times, the trustees would not have been able to pay the debts of some $70,000 with which the estate was incumbered. After that was paid, they put between $80,000 and $85,000 into the Bell terrace, and this, with sixty acres of prairie land, absolutely worthless and unsalable at the present time, is all that is left of the estate, the terrace being the only source of revenue. The insinuations against the trustees are thoroughly unjust. Dean Shattuck yesterday exhibited to The News representative the accounts of the estate, showing that up to the beginning of the year 1896 Trinity church had received $4,500 from the estate, while during the same period Mrs. Bell has received $6,764. As provided by the will her requests for money were in writing, as long as she was competent to make them thus, and these requests, together with her receipts, have all been preserved. They show that before the panic she sometimes had as much as $175 a month, although since the hard times it has been less, but never less than $40 a month.

Bell, Emma M.
Rocky Mountain News 1-16-1897 – Insanity is Charged – Mrs. Emma H. Bell Will Be Examined by the Court – Walter Ballard yesterday filed an application for insanity inquiry in the county court, in which complaint was made that his sister, Mrs. Emma H. Bell, had become so distracted in mind as to endanger the safety and comfort of others. Mrs. Bell is the widow of Ezra M. Bell, who in 1890 died, leaving all his property to Trinity Methodist church, with a life interest for the widow optionally in lieu of her dower right, which was accepted by Mrs. Bell. The estate of $100,000 was to go to the poor of the church, to help the fallen who desired to again rise, to educate native missionaries and to provide for an annual medal inscribed, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God,” to be given to the most worthy person. The balance, if any, was to go to the church building fund.

Bell, Emma M.
Denver Evening Post 4-1-1898 – Ezra Bell Estate – Isaac E. Blake Gets One Thousand Dollars From It by Court Decree – District Judge Allen yesterday afternoon gave Isaac E. Blake judgment for $1,000 against the estate of Ezra M. Bell, which by will has come into the possession of Trinity M. E. church. Bell was a lifetime member of the church and his bequest amounted to more than $150,000 in value, the funds of which were to be devoted for a variety of purposes, some of them odd in character, as, for instance, a provision that gold medals should be awarded to such members of the church as attained to the distinction of being pure in heart. Blake was also a member of the church and was a trustee of the estate. At the beginning it was agreed, it was said in court, that only Peter Winne and J. C. Shattuck should be paid for their active services as trustees, but Blake has since come to believe that he is entitled to some compensation for what he has done, especially as he is not now the wealthy man he was. The church thinks Judge Allen's judgment to be in the nature of an assault on its finances, and gave notice that it will appeal to the court of appeals. When Bell died he practically left his wife nothing. All his estate had been devised to the church, which was asked to take care of her. According to the law of the state Mrs. Bell was entitled to one-half of the estate no matter what the will might devise, and while Bell mentioned the fact in the will and told his wife she might enforce her dower rights, he hoped she would not, and she didn't. Trinity church undertook to take care of her and is still doing so, though much scandal has connected itself with the matter. Mrs. Bell has been found living in great squalor and hardship at times and alone, so that she became demented. In extenuation the church people said that Mrs. Bell refused to allow herself to be taken care of by them or any one else. At last she was adjudged insane in the county court and the trustees have placed her in a private asylum in Pueblo. There, it is said, she continually complains of the loss of her estate and of the treatment the trustees have accorded her.

Bell, Emma M.
Denver Evening Post 5-18-1898 – He Will Sue Trinity Church – Conservator of the Bell Estate Gives Notice – Joseph A. Fowler, conservator of Mrs. Emma M. Bell, gave notice to County Judge Steele today that he has elected not to stand by the provisions of the will of the late Ezra M. Bell and by this fact proceedings have been commenced which may cause Trinity M. E. church to lose $75,000 or more. Judge Steele gave his consent to Conservator Fowler's action and now Fowler will commence proceedings to show that Mrs. Bell was insane at the time she accepted the provisions of her husband's will and if he proves his contention he can claim for Mrs. Bell her dower right in the estate, which is one-half, and at the present amounts to nearly $100,000. His report to the court of the action taken by him was necessary in order that legal proceedings against Trinity church might be begun, Mrs. Bell having first to be declared insane at the time of relinquishing her right. She was adjudged insane last year in the county court, was rescued from squalor and loneliness, and is now in an asylum in Pueblo at the cost of Trinity church. Mr. Fowler was appointed her conservator at the time that her lunacy was legally taken cognizance of. It is believed that there will be little difficulty proving that Mrs. Bell's insanity has been of long duration, going beyond the year in which her husband died. Ezra M. Bell died in 1891, leaving an estate of $150,000 and a very strange will. He left all his money and realty to six members of Trinity church as trustees, who were to use the estate for these purposes: “To help the stumbled and fallen. To help the deserving and worthy poor. To help to higher or (make) more useful lives those who are unable to help themselves. To educate natives for teachers or missionaries in their own lands. To raise the standard of life by giving yearly a gold medal on which shall be graven: 'Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.' to the young man or woman who may be judged as the best living model of a useful and pure life. To keep a record of all persons who may have ever been members of the Lawrence Street M. E. church and its successors (Trinity church), that it may be known how many of the church will participate in the great reunion beyond the grave. To help support or repair Trinity M. E. church.” Mrs. Bell was left the option of claiming her dower right as declared by law, or have a life interest in the estate, to accept such support as the trustees might offer her. If she decided for her legal rights, she was threatened with the loss of her interest in the estate, which, as a matter of fact, was not worth anything. The will was admitted to probate, Mrs. Bell deciding to forego her dower rights. The church undertook to support her, but Mrs. Bell became more and more demented, finally descending to great squalor and poverty of living, the church trustees saying they could do nothing with her. Finally she was adjudged insane and taken to Pueblo where she now is.

Bell, Emma M.
Denver Evening Post 1-24-1898 – The Ezra M. Bell Estate – Conservator Fowler Making an Effort to Recover Part of It – Attorney John A. Fowler, conservator of the estate of Emma M. Bell, has filed a petition in the county court asking that the order admitting to probate the will of Ezra M. Bell be revoked, alleging that Mrs. Bell never consented to its probate. The will devised property valued at $150,000 to Trinity Methodist church and gave Mrs. Bell the option of taking half or letting the trustees of the church have all of it, providing they supported her in her lifetime. Mrs. Bell chose the latter provision and the trustees undertook to support her, but have done so very indifferently, it has been charged in court. Mrs. Bell has since been adjudged insane and her conservator now contends that she was not mentally competent when she made her choice. For that reason he asks that the probate of the will be reconsidered and this done, he will make a formal demand for half of the estate.

Bell, Emma M.
Rocky Mountain News 1-17-1897 – Sam Belford is Guardian – Judge Steele yesterday appointed Sam Belford guardian ad litem of Mrs. Emma H. Bell, for whose examination under insanity proceedings an application was filed in the county court on Friday.

Bell, Emma M.
Rocky Mountain News 1-17-1897 – Sam Belford is Guardian – Judge Steele yesterday appointed Sam Belford guardian ad litem of Mrs. Emma H. Bell, for whose examination under insanity proceedings an application was filed in the county court on Friday.

Bell, Emma Mrs
admitted 2-25-1897 from University Park, Co. - Woodcroft Hospital

Bell, Frank
Fairplay Flume 7-24-1914 – Charles Gassman, who stabbed Elsie Shannon in Boulder a few weeks ago and is considered one of the most dangerous of the criminal insane in the state, escaped from the Woodcroft sanitarium in Pueblo in company with Frank Bell.

Bell, James
Denver Evening Post 12-5-1895 – James Bell's Delusion – A Lunatic Who Fears His Friends Will Kill Him – James Bell, an insane patient en route from Idaho Springs to the asylum at Pueblo, was temporarily a prisoner in the city jail a few hours to-day. Bell, who is a middle-aged man, lost his reason through a complication of marital annoyances. His particular delusion is that his friends are all eager to kill him.

Bell, James
Rocky Mountain News 12-10-1895 – Georgetown Notes – Georgetown, Colo., Dec. 9 – James Bell of Idaho Springs was adjudged insane in the county court.

Bell, Madison
patient gender M race W age 84 marital status S birthplace New York source 1930 census

Bell, Madison
patient race: W sex: M age: 72 marital:S place of birth: New York occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bell, Mary R.
patient race W gender F age 23 marital status S place of birth Colorado source 1910 census

Bell, Robert P.
patient gender M race W age 45 marital status S birthplace New York source 1930 census

Bell, Stella
Summit County Journal 11-28-1914 – Mrs. Bell of Lower Blue Taken to Pueblo Asylum.  Mrs. Stella Bell, from the Blue River valley in Grand county, was examined for lunacy before the county court of Grand county last Monday morning.  Mrs. Bell has been in poor health for the past month and out of her head and violent since Friday last.  Her particular delusion is that deceased relatives are present and that other persons are about to harm her children.  She was decided to be dangerously insane by a jury and stands committed to the insane asylum at Pueblo.  Dr. J. W. Way of Kremmling attended her thither.  Mrs. Bell is the wife of George T. Bell, and is the mother of four children, the eldest 19 and the youngest 2.  Dr. P. S. Rawls, examiner in lunacy for Grand county, diagnosed the case as acute mania caused by chronic organic disorder of the kidneys.  Chance of recovery. – Middle Park Times.

Bell, Stella
admitted 11-17-1914 from Grand, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bellinger, Dr.
Durango Democrat 4-8-1900 - A Sad Case - It was rather sad yesterday during the examination of Dr. Bellinger for insanity, periodical at least, from over indulgence in morphine and cocaine, to have him go upon the stand and explain his weakness as frankly and rationally as any physician in the city can.  We trust the Doctor may yet be restored, as he was certainly once a bright and brainy man.  He has no desire to go to the regular asylum and if there is a private sanitarium, we will not, as a taxpayer, object to the cost.  He has a noble wife, a daughter just entering her teens, and, being able to prescribe, in a measure, for himself, let us aid him, or those he held dear before the baneful habit overtook him.  There are physicians in Durango who can write letters that will help the Doctor along in Pueblo, and if the sheriff will call we will send along a letter to Dr. Thombs, late superintendent for the insane, which will secure for Dr. Bellinger a care he might not otherwise receive.  The man is worth the effort, the wife and child appeal for all that man can bestow upon a fellow being.

Bellinger, Dr.
Durango Democrat 4-11-1900 - Sheriff McCartney took no deputy and he will land Messrs. Morrison and Bellinger without trouble as no such experience was contemplated.

Bellinger, Dr.
Durango Democrat 4-13-1900 - Sheriff McCartney returned last night after delivering Mr. Morrison to the Warden and Dr. Bellinger to the Pueblo asylum.

Bellinger, Dr.
Durango Democrat 5-3-1900 - A letter from the Medical Superintendent of the Pueblo Asylum says that Dr. Bellinger had the cellulitis of the right arm and hand when he arrived, but it is about well, and he is very much improved in every way.  He will soon be relieved of the morphine habit, but whether he will return to it, as most of them do, is a problem for the future.  The letter we quote was to Judge C. A. Pike.

Bellinger, P. F.
patient race W gender M age 54 marital status M place of birth New York occupation physician source 1910 census

Bellinger, P. F.
patient race W gender M month born August year born 1856 age 44 marital status M place of birth New York occupation physician source : 1900 census

Belmont, Gertrude
patient gender F race W age 30 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Belmont, Richard W.
Rocky Mountain News 2-26-1886 – The Courts – County Court – Probate – The People vs. Richard W. Belmont, lunacy; trial, etc.; verdict, insane; ordered that Belmont be committed to insane asylum at Pueblo; Arapahoe county to pay costs; $10 allowed to H. R. Clise, guardian ad litem; L. R. Rhodes, district attorney, for the people.

Belmont, Richard W.
Rocky Mountain News 2-27-1886 – Belmont's Break – The Lunatic Makes a Desperate Break for Liberty Yesterday Morning – He Leaps From the Window of a Moving Car But is Captured – On Thursday last Frank Belmont was adjudicated as insane in the County court of Arapahoe, and was sentenced to be taken to the state asylum at Pueblo. In accordance with the decision of the court, Deputy Sheriff Schrock was intrusted with the duty of escorting the unfortunate man to his future quarters. Accordingly the officer and his patient left Denver yesterday morning at 8 o'clock on the Denver and New Orleans railroad. Upon reaching Parker, some twenty miles south of Denver, Mr. James Parker, who had business at the station (about one-fourth of a mile from his house) noticed a man open the window of one of the cars just as the train started, jump out on the track and dart across the adjoining pasture and over the hill beyond. Believing that a criminal was escaping and being an officer of the law himself, Mr. Parker jumped on his pony and gave chase to the fugitive, whom he soon overhauled after a run of perhaps half a mile. Belmont readily surrendered and Mr. Parker says he at once recognized the fact that the man was insane from his incoherent utterances and his frequent assertions that “if mother was here, I wouldn't be in this fix.” Mr. Parker escorted his captive back to the station where he met Officer Schrock who, as soon as he realized that his charge had escaped caused the train to return to the station and let him off. It was ascertained that Belmont, with the cunning of madness, had chosen the opportunity of being momentarily in the car alone, locked both doors and jumped from the window before the train had attained much headway. As the train could not afford to wait, Officer Schrock and Mr. Parker deemed it best to bring Belmont back to Denver, which they did in Mr. Parker's spring wagon, arriving here at 1:15 p.m. The prisoner was placed in the county jail and another effort to convey him to the asylum will be made to-day. Mr. Parker says he manifested no attempt at violence during the time he was in his custody, but showed unmistakable signs of insanity.

Belmont, Richard W.
Rocky Mountain News 2-20-1886 – Suddenly Crazed – R. W. Belmont, a Well-Known Young Man of Denver, a Lunatic in Jail – R. W. Belmont, who has been working in the office of Rollins & Young, has lost his mind. He left the office Wednesday and took the Santa Fe train, having bought a ticket for Pueblo. When about five miles from the city he jumped from the train and was found next day wandering around the prairie. He was brought to Denver by some ranchmen and was seemingly in his right mind, and the ranchmen, supposing that he had been drinking and had sobered up, turned him loose. As soon as free, however, his malady came on again, and he went to the office of Rollins & Young, where he begged the employes to hide him, as there were several men after him who wanted to kill him. Officer John Connors was told of the young man's condition and took him to jail for safe keeping. Dr. McLauthlin made a cursory examination and pronounced the young man on the verge of delirium tremens. He gave the usual sedatives and Belmont went to sleep, but instead of waking up yesterday in a better condition, he was, if anything, worse. The city authorities not wishing to have a maniac on their hands, there being no facilities for attending them, he was transferred to the county jail. Young Belmont's parents are in Leavenworth, Kas., and have been notified of their son's condition. Various theories are advanced as to the cause of Belmont losing his mind and the one that has the most supporters is that he has been crossed in love. He is not a drinking man.

Belto, Paul H.
patient race W gender M age 43 marital status S place of birth Germany occupation farmer source 1910 census

Belto, Paul H.
patient gender M race W age 63 marital status S birthplace Germany source 1930 census

Belts, Paul H.
patient race: W sex: M age: 53 marital:S place of birth: Germany occupation: dairy helper source: 1920 census

Beman, John R.
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1869 age 31 marital status S place of birth Illinois occupation teamster source : 1900 census

Bemis, A. L.
patient gender M race W age 80 marital status M birthplace New York source 1930 census

Bench, Mr.
Denver Evening Post 1-21-1899 – Madmen Pass in Review at Pueblo – Pueblo, Colo., Jan. 21 – When the asylum investigating committee met this morning… The attorney general, when the court opened, desired to make a statement. He had subpoenaed yesterday James Bench, Mrs. James Bench and Mrs. Laura N. Wing as witnesses, expecting to prove by them that their father, a patient, was allowed to go to and from the asylum at various times without any restraint. He had investigated the matter, however, and found that the man was but slightly demented and had been allowed to go home on the request of the family. The attorney general, therefore, dropped the matter.

Bench, N. J.
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1848 age 52 marital status M place of birth Pennsylvania occupation engineer source : 1900 census

Bendekovich, Joseph
patient gender M race W age 45 marital status S birthplace Yugoslavia source 1930 census

Bendekovich, Joseph
patient race: W sex: M age: 34 marital:S place of birth: Croatia occupation: none source: 1920 census

Benedict, Helen
patient gender F race W age 36 marital status D birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Benefoot, Joseph
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1852 age 48 marital status S place of birth Germany occupation saloonkeeper source : 1900 census

Benfatti, Tony Jr.
patient gender M race W age 20 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Benge, Edward Francis
Edward Benge – Pueblo Chieftain – September 26, 2010 – State Patient Who Tried Suicide Dies – A state hospital patient who attempted suicide earlier this week died Saturday. Edward Benge, 49, died at 9:25 a.m. at Parkview Medical Center, according to the Pueblo County Coroner's Office.  Benge tried to hang himself with a bedsheet early Monday in his room at the forensic unit at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. Dave Santos, an investigator with the  coroner's  office, said an autopsy is scheduled to determine Benge's exact cause of death. Benge's death marks the second of a patient at the state hospital in as many months. In August, Troy Geske, 41, died after staff restrained him to a table. The Colorado Department of Human Services, which oversees the state hospital, announced an independent audit of the facility last week to review facility policy and procedures aimed at the care and treatment of patients. Liz McDonough, a Human Services spokeswoman, said the audit was planned after Geske's death. McDonough, when reached by cell phone, wouldn't comment Saturday on Benge's death, saying "I just can't hear it (from a reporter)." Benge was committed to the state hospital in 1992 for setting fire to a Colorado Springs bar-apartment that killed one man and injured others. Also in 1992, Benge told a Denver newspaper reporter that he convinced a psychiatrist he was insane to avoid prison. In 2004, Benge walked away from the state hospital and was arrested eight months later in Iowa.

Benge, Edward Francis
Colorado Springs Gazette 9-8-2004 - Pueblo State Hospital Escapee Still at Large - A man accused of setting a fire that killed a Colorado Springs man in 1990 remained at large Tuesday after escaping last weekend from a state psychiatric hospital. It's the second time Edward Francis Benge, 43, has escaped from the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. He was sent there in 1991 after a judge ruled him mentally incompetent to stand trial in connection with the fire. Benge, who was allowed to walk around the unfenced hospital grounds, was supposed to return by 8 p.m. Saturday but didn't, said hospital spokeswoman Eunice Wolther. He also escaped in May 1997 and was arrested months later in Des Moines, Iowa. Benge was arrested in February 1990 on suspicion of setting fire to Rumors bar, 502 E. Pikes Peak Ave., after he was tossed out of the nightspot. Randall Pearce, 34, died in the blaze.

Bengston, N. A.
patient gender M race W age 54 marital status D birthplace Sweden source 1930 census

Benjamin, Carl F.
patient gender M race W age 44 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Benjamin, Pierce M.
patient gender M race W age 66 marital status S birthplace Canada - Eng source 1930 census

Bennell, W. H.
patient race: W sex: M age: 36 marital:S place of birth: Kansas occupation: none source: 1920 census

Benner, Nola
patient gender F race W age 53 marital status M birthplace Minnesota source 1930 census

Benner, Nola
patient race: W sex: F age: 43 marital:M place of birth: Wyoming occupation: dish washer source: 1920 census

Benner, Nolo G.
patient race W gender F age 33 marital status M place of birth Minnesota source 1910 census

Bennet, Pauline E. Bronson
Littleton Independent 1-16-1920 - Edward Page was named conservator of the state of Pauline E. Bronson Bennet who is now in the Insane Asylum at Pueblo.

Bennett, John
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1851 age 49 marital status S place of birth Georgia occupation laborer source : 1900 census

Bennett, John
patient race W gender M age 57 marital status . place of birth . source 1910 census

Bennett, John
patient gender M race W age 77 marital status Un birthplace United States source 1930 census

Bennett, John
patient race: W sex: M age: 67 marital:. place of birth: Colorado occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bennett, Kathryn M.
patient gender F race W age 59 marital status S birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census

Bennett, Maggie
patient race: W sex: F age: . marital:. place of birth: Illinois occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bennett, Pauline E. Brunson
Littleton Independent 1-23-1920 – Notice of Adjustment Day – Estate of Pauline E. Brunson Bennett, Insane.  No 614.  All persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified to present them for adjustment at the County Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado, on the 16th day of February A. D. 1920.  Edward W. Page, Conservator.  Flor Ashbaugh, Attorney.  Jan. 16 – Feb. 13.

Bennett, Pauline E. Brunson
Littleton Independent 5-7-1920 – Notice Sale Real Estate – In the Matter of the Estate of Pauline E. Brunson Bennett, Insane.  Whereas by decretal order of County Court Arapahoe County Colorado, entered May 3rd, 1920, the undersigned was ordered to sell the real estate of said Lunatic, to-wit:  Lots 1 to 5 Block 26, Peabody's Addition to Littleton, Chatfield's Resubdivision of Blocks 6 to 11 Arapahoe County Colorado.  And whereas said conservator was ordered to sell the same at public sale after publication required by law, And whereas the County Judge ordered publication of notice of sale for 15 days, Now therefore, notice is hereby given that I will on Monday, May 24th, 1920 at the hour of 10 o'clock A.M. of said day offer for sale and sell to the highest bidder for cash the above described premises.  Said sale will be had at the front west door of the County Court House Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado.  E. W. Page, Conservator, Estate of Pauline E. Brunson Bennett, a Lunatic.  Flor Ashbaugh, Att'y for Est. May 7 –May 14.

Bennett, Samuel
admitted 1-5-1901 from Grand Junction, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Beno, Helen
patient race: W sex: F age: 83 marital:W place of birth: Austria occupation: none source: 1920 census

Benson, Alma J.
Boulder County News 9-27-1872 – Miss Alma J. Benson, of Longmont, was declared insane by jury. Will be sent to asylum at Mount Pleasant, IA. Heredity seems to be the cause. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Benson, Blauba
patient race: W sex: F age: . marital:S place of birth: Sweden occupation: none source: 1920 census

Benson, Charles
Colorado Transcript 1-28-1909 – Sheriff Heater Captures Dangerous Lunatic.  Believing the people of Broomfield to be pitted against him, Charles Benson, living near there, shot up the town in true Western style last Sunday evening.  Sheriff Heater was notified and arrested the man within a few hours.  Benson was adjudged insane in county court Tuesday and will be taken to the state asylum.  He seemed to be laboring under the hallucination that someone was directing the current from a wireless telegraph instrument on his house, tearing the shingles and causing much noise.  Benson's form of insanity is pronounced a very dangerous one.  When the sheriff entered his cabin Benson had a rifle and two revolvers within reach and was swinging a pair of iron Indian clubs.

Benson, Charles
Colorado Transcript 2-11-1909 – Chas. Benson, who was adjudged insane in county court a few weeks ago and ordered taken to the insane asylum, has been permitted by the court to go to California with his brother and sister, who wish to care for him, hoping that a change of surroundings will result in restoring reason to the unfortunate man.  He was brought to Golden after having terrified the citizens of Broomfield by shooting up the town.

Benson, Gid
patient race W gender M month born October year born 1881 age 18 marital status S place of birth Missouri occupation laborer source : 1900 census

Benson, Nels
patient gender M race W age 65 marital status S birthplace Sweden source 1930 census

Benson, Nels
patient race: W sex: M age: 54 marital:S place of birth: Sweden occupation: laundry helper source: 1920 census

Benson, Niles
patient race W gender M age 44 marital status S place of birth Sweden occupation laborer source 1910 census

Benson, Nils
patient race W gender M month born January year born 1865 age 35 marital status S place of birth Sweden occupation laborer source : 1900 census

Benson, Swan T.
patient gender M race W age 75 marital status Wd birthplace Sweden source 1930 census

Bentch, Mary
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1841 age 59 marital status W place of birth Germany occupation housekeeper source : 1900 census

Benthurst, Henry
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1850 age 50 marital status M place of birth Sweden occupation farmer source : 1900 census

Benthurst, Henry
patient race W gender M age 59 marital status M place of birth Sweden occupation farmer source 1910 census

Benton, Daniel S.
Rocky Mountain News 9-7-1890 – They Do Not Agree – Economizing Peter Magnes Thinks That Insane Patients Are Too Well Treated – Denver Ladies Who Have Visited Pueblo Are Quite Convinced of an Opposite Condition – Persons Crowded Out of the Asylum Are Thrown Into Jail Among Criminals and Vermin – Commissioner Peter Magnes, who was seen yesterday by a representative of The News concerning the charges of negligence brought against the management of the insane asylum at Pueblo, was evidently disinclined to give much weight to them. “I have just returned from Pueblo,” he remarked, “and from what I saw do not think the officers in charge very much to blame. Under the circumstances I think they are doing as well as can be done. Beyond the fact that the inmates of the asylum are somewhat crowded, I did not see anything very much out of the way. The quarters of those who are compelled to occupy the jail temporarily are, of course, not so nice as those in the asylum proper, but they are clean, and from what I could observe, not likely to cause any real suffering on the part of the inmates. “I visited all the wards in both places and talked with a number of men themselves. They seemed to be well contented and the keepers are orderly, quiet fellows, not rough nor harsh. The place was quite cleanly and the quarters in the asylum are more than pleasant. My only complaint would be that they seem too expensive, too luxurious. Considering how the institution is crowded, I think the officials are doing remarkably well by the inmates committed to their care.” Another View – Mrs. F. M. Borie and Mrs. D. D. Benton, whose husbands were both sent down to the asylum four weeks ago and who have both been down to Pueblo to see for themselves how the inmates are treated, took quite another view of the matter. Both ladies are very indignant and iterate charges of neglect with a good deal of vehemence. Mrs. Borie, who was found yesterday afternoon in the act of settling in her new home at 1630 Tremont street, evidently felt the situation very keenly. “My husband has now been occupying the jail at Pueblo for four weeks,” she said. “When I went down there a week ago last Thursday I had no expectation of seeing what I saw. Mr. Borie's mother and myself went, not with a view to finding any neglect or fault on the part of the officials, but sumply because she was going east by way of Pueblo and I thought my first visit to my husband in the asylum would be made less painful by her presence. Instead of seeing him in clean and comfortable quarters we found him lodged in the cells of the jail, housed with criminals and treated like one. Since his arrival, twenty-three days before, he had not had a bath nor had he been given a change of underclothing. His cell was infested with the most disgusting of vermin and his entire body was covered with some kind of rash, contracted during his stay there. He wore the same clothes throughout that he had on when I left him, three weeks before. He told me that the food offered him was scarcely fit to eat. It consisted largely of hominy and beans – hardly substantial fare for a man in his condition. “Dr. Thombs, the physician employed by the asylum to look after the patients, had not yet examined him. There were no chances for anything like a decent bath. I wrote to Dr. Thombs from Denver, asking him to take care of my husband, but he responded that he would 'try to look after him,' implying that he only took charge of patients in the asylum and could not promise as to those in the jail. Afterward I received another letter from Supervisor Burroughs, who thought Mr. Borie would be well provided for as soon as he was transferred to (from) the jail.” Mrs. D. O. Benton, a lady well known among leaders in the W. C. T. U. movements, was also highly indignant at the treatment accorded her husband in the Pueblo asylum. Mrs. Benton thought the trouble originated in the judicial methods of disposing of the insane – that of trying them like criminals and sentencing them to jails for the lack of room in the proper state institutions. She Went Down – “When Mrs. Borie returned from Pueblo, a week ago, she came to me and told me of her husband's treatment,” remarked Mrs. Benton. “I went down to Pueblo at once, arriving there a week ago Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. I found Mr. Benton still in the jail, although he had been sent down twenty-three days before and one of the rooms in the asylum building had been vacant for three or four days. He had no change of clothing. When he went down I packed a satchel with clothes, but the authorities neglected to call for them, asserting that they had clothing for each inmate. From what I could discover the patients are treated just as the criminals are. Their baths and their food are offered them in the same way. My husband, who is perfectly rational, save for occasional attacks of melancholia and despondency complained that the meat was not fit to eat. The cells are small and inadequate. The corridors where the patients exercise are crowded, about fourteen men being packed into a space not over twelve by twenty-five feet. There is no medical attendance at the jail. The place is infested with vermin and the inmates suffer from the company and contact of the criminals present. I managed to get the keepers to let my husband have a bath, and when he was leaving his cell a gentlemanly-looking fellow stepped to his cell door and asked if he could have one too. The keeper turned upon him harshly and exclaimed: “No, you've no clean clothes.” From what I saw of the asylum proper, I should say that it was clean and well kept. But those who go to the jail evidently suffer from the grossest negligence. I had to make a special plea to Dr. Thombs before I could even get medical aid for my husband. I returned from Pueblo feeling well repaid for my trip as, at my urgent request, Mr. Burroughs gave a permit to have my husband removed to the vacant apartment in the asylum.

Benton, Daniel S.
patient race W gender M month born December year born 1850 age 49 marital status M place of birth Ohio occupation lawyer source : 1900 census

Benton, Daniel S.
Rocky Mountain News 7-25-1890 – Lost His Senses – A too close application to business and too deep study of Christian science and speculation has mentally unbalanced Daniel S. Benton, a well-known lawyer of this city. Mr. Benton is married, but has no children. He lived with his wife at 21 West Eleventh avenue. At 7 o'clock Wednesday night he arose from the supper table a raving maniac. He had been apparently sane previous to this, although many of his friends had noticed that there was something wrong with him. His first action after arising from the supper table was to begin throwing the furniture about. He spoke of eternity and said he was not afraid of his past record and soon had the neighborhood alarmed. Deputy Behymer, who is a friend of the family, was sent for and it was with the utmost difficulty that he could keep Benton from injuring himself. Towards morning he became too exhausted to manage the man alone and sent for help. A physician who had been summoned administered opium to the sufferer, but it had little effect upon him and it finally became necessary to tie him to the bed. Yesterday morning he became more violent than ever and it was decided to take legal means to restrain him. The county commissioners were notified. Benton was brought before Judge Miller yesterday afternoon to be tried as to his sanity. He is a tall, well knit man, with an intelligent face partially covered by a blonde beard, cut in the Van Dyke style. Counselor Ralph Talbot was assigned to defend Mr. Benton, but he had a hopeless task before him. Benton appeared to be perfectly rational and bowed and grasped the hands of his friends wherever he saw them. Deputy Behymer testified to his experience with Benton, and then Dr. Eskridge testified that Benton was suffering from an attack of temporary insanity. This he thought was due to insomnia and overwork, and he thought could be cured by about three months' treatment. The jury promptly found that Mr. Benton was insane, and he will be taken to the state insane asylum unless his friends in Iowa succeed in having him removed to a private asylum in Iowa. One of Benton's friends said that the latter had lost his mind trying to get at the bottom of Christian science and spiritualism. Note: Another article lists him as D. D. Benton and D. O. Benton.

Benton, Ella
patient race W gender F age 39 marital status M place of birth . source 1910 census

Benton, Ella R.
patient gender F race W age 59 marital status M birthplace United States source 1930 census

Benton, Ella R.
patient race: W sex: F age: 49 marital:M place of birth: United States occupation: none source: 1920 census

Benton, Frank Mrs.
Greeley Tribune 7-25-1901 – Farmer's Wife Insane – Mrs. Frank Benton, who lives with her husband and two children on a farm about four miles northwest of Greeley was brought to town Saturday by Under Sheriff Williams and placed in the county house for care and safe keeping until such time as the county court shall be in session.  This action was taken at the urgent solicitations of a number of people who live in the neighborhood of Mrs. Benton, and who fear violence at her hands.  They say her insanity has taken the form of extreme jealousy of her husband, although without, so far as they can see, the slightest cause whatever.  There is one lady in the neighborhood whom she had repeatedly threatened to kill, and whom she admitted to Under Sheriff Williams she might kill yet.  Her husband has for a long time feared to leave her alone with the children, and has consequently been obliged to neglect his business.  When brought in Saturday, and en route to the county house in the evening, she cried and begged pitiously to be taken home.  She seems sane on all other subjects except the one over which she has brooded so long.  It is not known when her case will be heard in the county, as Judge Jacobs is still away from town.

Benton, Frank Mrs.
Greeley Tribune 8-8-1901 – Sent to Pueblo – Mrs. Frank Benton of LaGrange was tried in Judge Jacobs' court Friday morning and found insane.  The testimony went to show that her mania was such as to endanger the children of whom there are two, as well as to be a menace to others of whom she is violently jealous.  Sheriff Elliott and her husband started with her to Pueblo Saturday morning where she was placed in Dr. Work's sanitarium for the insane.

Benton, John W.
patient gender M race W age 47 marital status Wd birthplace England source 1930 census

Benton, Mollie
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1857 age 43 marital status M place of birth Missouri occupation domestic source : 1900 census

Beradinelli, Domenico
patient gender M race W age 57 marital status M birthplace Italy source 1930 census

Beradinelli, Domenico
patient race: W sex: M age: 47 marital:M place of birth: Italy occupation: none source: 1920 census

Berastigui, Domingo
patient gender M race Mex age 26 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Beresford, Robert M.
patient, male, white, age 41, single, born Nebraska, 1930 Woodcroft census

Berezin, Abe
patient gender M race W age 29 marital status S birthplace Russia source 1930 census

Berg, Betsy
Rocky Mountain News 4-9-1892 – Local Brevities – Betsy C. Berg, Hannah Freeling and John Blomquest, insane, were lodged in the county jail last night.

Berg, Betsy
Rocky Mountain News 4-9-1892 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Miller – The following business was transacted yesterday: Lunacy of Betsy I. Berg; Edward King appointed guardian ad litem; verdict of lunacy; judgment on verdict; guardian allowed $15.

Berg, Marie Mrs
admitted 5-22-1901 from Aspen, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bergemann, Edith Bernice
Edith Bernice Bergemann – Pueblo Chieftain – December 29, 2009 – Edith Bernice Bergeman, 88, was born April 23, 1921. Bernice was raised in a Topeka, Kan., orphanage from the age of 7 years to 18 years. She met and married Pat Bergemann on Dec. 20, 1940. Bernice retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1983. She loved gardening, ranching, cooking and garage sales. She taught all of her daughters, daughters-in-law and sons how to cook. Her husband, partner and love of her life, Pat, took her hand on Dec. 29, 2009, to continue their journey together. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Pat; seven brothers and four sisters. She is survived by her children, Jim (Monna) Bergemann, Patti (Frank) Lamson, Ron (Linda) Bergemann, Kay (Billy) Miller and Mel (Joyce) Bergemann. Also survived by 14 grandchildren; 40 great- grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and brother, James Leonard Boling. In lieu of food and/or flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation in Bernice's name through the funeral home. A private family service will take place at a later date. Please visit her memorial at www.mem.com  Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bergerson, Charles
patient race W gender M age 37 marital status M place of birth Sweden occupation quarryman source 1910 census

Bergerson, Charles
patient race: W sex: M age: 49 marital:M place of birth: Sweden occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Bergh, Olga
patient gender F race W age 52 marital status M birthplace Denmark source 1930 census

Bergh, Olga
patient race: W sex: F age: 41 marital:M place of birth: Denmark occupation: sewing source: 1920 census

Bergh, Pauline
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1846 age 54 marital status M place of birth England occupation housekeeper source : 1900 census

Bergman, Carl
patient race: W sex: M age: 27 marital:M place of birth: Germany occupation: kitchen helper source: 1920 census

Bergman, John
Boulder Daily Camera 9-25-1891 – Off His Ker-base – John Bergman, a lineal descendant of Lief Ericcsson, was brought before the County Court yesterday afternoon, and an inquest of insanity was held upon his mortal remains. His wife, Marshal Madera, Dr. J. T. Eskridge of Denver and Dr. Bartlett, testified as to his biased equilibrium and the jury found him demented without leaving the court room. He will be conveyed to the Pueblo resort by our altitudinous sheriff.

Bergman, John
Boulder Daily Camera 9-29-1891 – Sheriff Autrey took John Bergman to Pueblo yesterday in accordance with the court's order.

Bergman, John
Boulder News 10-1-1891 – John Bergman was declared insane and taken to Pueblo asylum. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Bergman, Walter S.
patient race: W sex: M age: 25 marital:S place of birth: Illinois occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Bergstrom, Charles
patient gender M race W age 50 marital status S birthplace California source 1930 census

Bergstrom, Charles
patient race: W sex: M age: 39 marital:S place of birth: California occupation: none source: 1920 census

Berguist, Charles
admitted 3-10-1901 from Silverstone, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Berian, John
Summit County Journal 6-20-1908 – Strange Character Adjudged Insane.  A strange case and a strange man occupied the attention of the county court on Thursday evening.  Briefly the circumstances are these:  About ten days ago a simple-minded man, walking through the country, dropped in at the Thompson ranch, at Dickey.  Young Anderson, in charge of the ranch, allowed the stranger to “stay around,” as it were.  Wednesday night John Rutledge, of Golden, en route to Utah, stopped over night at the said ranch, and upon sight of the stranger recognized him as a former citizen of his home county, by name of John Berian, who had been sent to the insane asylum some time ago.  The authorities here were notified, and Sheriff Detwiler brought the man in.  Rutledge told such a straight story that there seemed to be no doubt but that the simpleton had broken away from the asylum.  Attorney Hogan called up the superintendent of that institution over the telephone, reporting the facts as here related.  The authorities there denied all knowledge of a Mr. Berian.  The county court then impaneled a jury, tried the case and pronounced the man insane.  Sheriff Detwiler is on the road now to deliver the unfortunate to the asylum authorities.

Berian, John
patient race W gender M age 41 marital status S place of birth Illinois occupation laborer source 1910 census

Berian, John
patient gender M race W age 63 marital status S birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Berian, John
patient race: W sex: M age: 53 marital:S place of birth: Illinois occupation: none source: 1920 census

Berian, John
Cripple Creek Morning Times 11-8-1899 – Fell in Love and Went Crazy – Golden, Colo., Nov. 7. – John Berrian, a ranchman living at Evergreen, was arraigned in the county court to-day on the charge of insanity preferred by his brother Lucius Berrian.  The defendant waived the privilege of an extension of time to collect evidence, and the hearing was set for Thursday.  Several complaints from neighbors of Berrian have come to the attention of the sheriff, and his brother made affidavit that the insane man is dangerous to his neighbors and relatives.  Berrian is 29 years of age, and the cause of his insanity is said to have been disappointment in love about five years ago.  Recently he has made threats to kill his mother and several neighbors.

Berian, John
Denver Evening Post 11-28-1899 – Love Caused Insanity – Golden, Nov. 28 – John Berrian, who was arrested at Evergreen three weeks ago on complaint of his brother, who alleged that he was insane, was rearraigned in the county court yesterday and his hearing set for December 4. When arrested before Berrian was dismissed on motion of the district attorney. A love romance is back of the insanity case. Berrian is about 29 years of age, and three years ago he had arranged to be married to a young lady of the neighborhood, but objection from her parents broke up the match. Since that time Berrian has neglected his ranch and it is alleged has rapidly fallen into advanced stages of insanity.

Berian, John A.
Colorado Transcript 12-12-1900 – John R. Berrian, of Evergreen, who escaped from the insane asylum a month ago showed up at his old home last week.  He was brought to Golden and accompanied Sheriff Barrick to Pueblo Saturday.

Berian, John A.
Colorado Transcript 12-13-1899 – John Berrian, the Evergreen insane man who has been a source of considerable annoyance to the neighbors of late, was finally adjudged insane and was taken to the asylum at Pueblo last Thursday.

Berian, John A.
Colorado Transcript 6-25-1908 – John Berrian, a Jefferson county man, was adjudged insane in the county court of Summitt County last week and has been taken to the insane asylum at Pueblo.  Berrian was sent to the asylum from this county several years ago, but was supposed to have been cured and released.  He has spent the time since in wandering about the country, working at different ranches.  When arrested near Breckenridge he declared that the regular army had been ordered to kill all the people in the country, and he was trying to earn money enough to go to San Francisco and take a boat in order to escape.  Before his mind became affected Berrian made is home at Evergreen.

Berkel, Earnest
patient race W gender M age 23 marital status S place of birth Nebraska source 1910 census

Berkley, Cloudless Morning
Rocky Mountain News 12-5-1884 – Foot-Hill Facts – How an Escaped Lunatic Was Allowed the Freedom of the Town in Boulder – In the Asylum Again – C. M. Berkley, an insane Boulderite, who has been annoying the community for some time, was taken back to the state asylum at Pueblo, from which institution it is alleged he escaped. He has been running at large in Boulder for several weeks or more since his departure from Pueblo, and it is strange that the authorities were so long in finding his whereabouts. Every body here supposed that he had been properly released until some one telegraphed to Pueblo and received an answer that he had escaped. Sheriff Metcalf took him to Pueblo Wednesday.

Berkley, Cloudless Morning
Boulder County Herald Weekly 8-30-1884 – Cloudless Morning Berkley was arrested on charge of insanity preferred by his wife on 24 July 1884. Jury found him of unsound mind. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Berkley, Cloudless Morning
Leadville Daily Herald 12-5-1884 – An Escaped Crank – Boulder, Colo. Dec 4 - Berkeley, the insane young man, who, by his wit, has for some time past been amusing our citizens, was taken in charge last evening. Some time ago he was sent to the insane asylum at Pueblo, and after a short sojourn there he returned. The people generally supposed that he had been discharged, but it now appears that he escaped unawares. He labors under the delusion that he is an author, and he promised to publish this week a book giving forty-two days of his own experience in Hades. He is very bright and a stranger might converse with him a long time and not know that he was insane.

Berkley, Sylvia U
admitted 9-1-1915 from Boulder, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Berland, Meyer
patient gender M race W age 45 marital status S birthplace Utah source 1930 census

Berland, Meyer
patient race: W sex: M age: 35 marital:S place of birth: Utah occupation: none source: 1920 census

Berliner, Max M.
patient gender M race W age 41 marital status S birthplace Ohio source 1930 census

Berliner, Max M.
patient race: W sex: M age: 34 marital:S place of birth: Ohio occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Bernard, Louis
Carbonate Chronicle 2-1-1915 – Walked Barefoot In Snow – Louis Bernard, a newcomer to Stringtown, picked out a quiet, dark corner in Joseph Lanich's saloon at Stringtown late Wednesday night, pulled off his shoes, and unrolling his blankets on the floor laid down for a nap. When the bartender woke him up to leave the saloon, Bernard picked up his shoes and in his bare feet and without a hat walked over the snow to Rade Kalanj's saloon farther down the street. When he reached the second saloon, he acted peculiarly in the opinion of Kalanj, and Kalanj telephoned to Sheriff Schraeder. The sheriff drove down to Stringtown early yesterday morning in an automobile and brought Bernard to the county jail. Bernard will be held for investigation regarding his sanity.

Bernard, Louis
Carbonate Chronicle 2-8-1915 – Died In Jail Cell – Louis Bernard, an aged man being held for investigation regarding his sanity, died in the county jail sometime yesterday morning. Jailers Murray and Philbrick found the old man dead in a cot of a cell where he had been put for the night when they unlocked the cells. He had evidently been dead several hours. Sheriff Schaeder brought Bernard to the county jail for safe keeping Thursday night after he had acted strangely in Stringtown saloons and had walked from one saloon to another in his barefeet. His mind was wandering, and he did not appear to remember his past life. He was about 70 years of age. His death was believed to have resulted from old age and a general breakdown. His body was given into the charge of Coroner O'Malia. According to several men who said they had known Bernard in recent years, he had worked for a number of years on the railway section near Pando. He was a Frenchman or Swiss-French and talked the French language. On his excursions to Leadville he always frequented to saloons where French was occasionally spoken.

Bernardine, Kate Flaherty
Telluride Daily Journal 9-3-1903 – Murder in Denver Today – One Woman Shoots Another Dead – Jealousy Supposed to Have Caused the Crime – Denver, Sept. 4. – Mrs. Theodore Kruz was shot and killed at 9 o'clock today at her home at 950 West Seventh avenue, by Mrs. Kate Bernardine, formerly Kate Flaherty.  The murderess was arrested.  She declined to make any statement.  It is supposed the cause of the shooting was jealousy.  Theodore Kruz is a book binder.  Mrs. Bernardine was formerly a book binder.  Mrs. Kruz was attending her eight months' old baby when called to the door by a knock.  Mrs. Bernardine fired through the screen door.  The murderess is said to have been madly in love with Mr. Kruz.  She is believed by those who know her to be insane.  She is about thirty-five years of age.

Bernett, America
patient race W gender F age 51 marital status S place of birth Illinois source 1910 census

Bernhardt, Sarah
Rocky Mountain News 8-4-1891 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Miller – The following business was transacted yesterday: Lunacy; Sarah Bernhardt; jury trial adjudged insane.

Bernhardt, Sarah
Rocky Mountain News 8-8-1891 – Local Brevities – Sara Bernhardt and Jennie Brown, two negro women who have been frequent arrivals at the city jail of late, were adjudged insane yesterday and taken to the asylum at Pueblo.

Bernoudy, Mark
Aspen Tribune 2-7-1900 – A dispatch from Hahn's Peak, Colorado, dated Feb. 5, to the Denver Post, says:  “Mark Bernoudy, a prominent mining man of Columbine, was today adjudged insane and immediately started for Pueblo in charge of Sheriff Farnam. Cause of dementia is believed to be over-excitement caused by discovering rich minerals.  This is the second man who has become insane in this camp in the past year from the same cause.”   Mark Bernoudy was at one time a resident of Aspen, the days when his brother Fred was city clerk.  Many friends in this vicinity will be grieved to learn of his misfortune.

Bernoudy, Mart
New Castle Nonpareil 2-15-1900 – Mart Bernoudy Insane – Steamboat Springs Pilot – Mart Barnoudy of Columbine was last week adjudged insane by the county court and was taken to Pueblo by Sheriff Farnham.  Mr. Bernoudy is well known on the western slope, having lived for some time at Aspen, where he was clerk of the district court.  He is a well educated and well posted man, but for some time his friends have noticed an irritableness about his conduct, due probably to the altitude and to living alone, and perhaps not a little to disappointment over mining ventures, which had not turned out as he had hoped.  Early last week he came over to Hahn's Peak under the impression he was being followed and driven from Columbine.  His condition was such (that) it was deemed best to send him to Pueblo, where he could have treatment.  He was not violent, but has been getting rapidly worse for some time.  Many friends hope for the recovery of the stricken man.  His brother, Fred Bernoudy, is at Skaguay, Alaska. – From the New Castle Nonpareil Editor: The many friends of the Bernoudy boys here, where they were in business for a long time, have heard the news of Mart's misfortune with sincere regret, and hope he may not be long in regaining his health.  He was admitted into the state asylum at Pueblo last Thursday afternoon.

Bernoudy, Mart
New Castle Nonpareil 2-13-1901 – The many old-time friends of Mart Bernoudy will be pained to hear of his death.  He died at Pueblo Jan. 13, and was buried there on the 15th, his brother Fred being at the funeral. – Battle Lake Miner.

Bernoudy, W. H.
patient race W gender M month born September year born 1854 age 45 marital status S place of birth Kentucky occupation miner source : 1900 census

Bernson, Alma
patient gender F race W age 46 marital status M birthplace France source 1930 census

Bernson, William
patient gender M race W age 42 marital status M birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Berra, Lorrin
Colorado Springs Gazette 8-17-1912 - Lorrin Berra, an 8-year-old boy who was adjudged mentally defective several weeks ago, and sent to Woodcraft sanatorium, was brought back to Colorado Springs last night. He will be tried in county court today and it is understood will be sent to an institution in Denver.

Berrhein, John Jr.
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1862 age 38 marital status S place of birth Ohio source : 1900 census

Berry, Charles
patient race: W sex: M age: 61 marital:S place of birth: Ireland occupation: none source: 1920 census

Berry, Clarissa
Rocky Mountain News 5-8-1892 – Late Local Brevities – An insane woman, apparently in moderate circumstances, was brought in by the police from the union depot last night. She gives the name of Mrs. Berry, talks of Chicago, and imagines she is in San Francisco.

Berry, Clarissa
Rocky Mountain News 5-9-1892 – Mrs. Berry's Sad Case – Not Improving and No One Has Inquired For Her – No inquiries were made at the police station yesterday in regard to Mrs. Berry, the insane woman who was found at the union depot on Saturday night. She talks to Mrs. Likens in an incoherent manner regarding her missing husband. A railroad ticket was found on her that showed that she came from Brooklyn, and was on her way to San Francisco. She was probably seized with the mania suddenly upon the car. Every effort will be made by the police to find her husband or notify her friends.

Berry, Clarissa
Rocky Mountain News 5-11-1892 – Berry Heard From – Chief of Police Farley received a letter from the husband of the insane woman who was picked up at the union depot on Saturday night. His name is James H. Berry of Brooklyn, N. Y. He said that unless his wife had money enough to pay her fare back to Brooklyn he would come for her.

Berry, Clarissa
Rocky Mountain News 7-10-1892 – Declared Insane – Mrs. Clarissa Berry was yesterday determined to be insane in the county court. The jury was composed of the following persons: C. W. Lehman, J. A. Hiester, W. M. Teeter, Michael Storms, M. H. Meeden and F. A. Olney. Three of the jurors are deputy sheriffs, and a fourth has served on nearly every lunacy case that has ever been heard in the county. Dr. Eskridge was the principal witness and a verdict was promptly returned that Mrs. Berry was incapable of managing her own affairs. She will be taken to the insane asylum at Pueblo the first of the week.

Berry, Clifton
Rocky Mountain News 12-7-1889 – A Delicate Operation – Removing a Clot of Blood to Cure Insanity – Clifton Berry, an insane man who has been in the county jail for several days, was removed to the hospital yesterday, where a peculiar and unusual operation will be performed Sunday. Berry's insanity is caused by a blood clot on the brain, the pressure between the skull and the cavities unbalancing his mind. This may occur through nervousness, or from various causes, one of the small blood vessels bursting, permitting the blood to flow over the brain, where it congeals and forms a hard foreign substance. The operation is extremely delicate, and necessitates removing a portion of the skull, actually sawing out a piece to locate the seat of trouble, and then removing the roof of the head to get at it, in order to take the clot out. The operation requires a steady and skillful hand, great care and perfect confidence on the part of the attending physician in himself. It may be that there are several blood clots, in which case two, three or perhaps as many as five pieces of the skull will have to be cut out to remedy the evil. The bones will knit, and unless some unusual excitement should occur his mind will remain sound. The primary cause of insanity in this form is through the weakening of the blood vessels, which burst under pressure of excitement or swelling. The case will be watched with great interest by members of the medical profession.

Berry, James
Rocky Mountain News 9-2-1897 – People Who Need Guardians – Consideration of Insane and Imbeciles by County Court – In the county court yesterday E. R. Ellison and James Berry were adjudged insane on the complaint of Superintendent Clark of the county hospital, and Clarence J. Morley was appointed the guardian ad litem of the former and Ralph Hartzell of the latter.

Berry, James
Denver Evening Post 9-2-1897 – Various Notes – E. R. Ellison and James Barry were declared insane in the county court yesterday.

Berta, Peter
patient gender M race W age 39 marital status S birthplace Italy source 1930 census

Berta, Peter
patient, male, white, age 39, single, born Italy, 1930 Woodcroft census

Bertch, Tony
patient race W gender M age . marital status . place of birth Austria occupation laborer source 1910 census

Berti, Hattie L.
patient gender F race W age 43 marital status M birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Bertino, Julio
February 7 1891 Aspen Weekly (Aspen, Pitken Cnty) An Insane Italian Denver, Feb. 3 Love made Julio Bertino insane. He was desperately enamored of a daughter of the Italian consul, and when some other man married the young lady Julio one day assaulted his successful rival. Julio was before Judge Miller today and was tried as to his sanity. He said he had a mark on his right hand which was made by the Virgin Mary. He said further that the president of the United States owed him $5,000.000. Julio was declared insane and committed to the asylum.

Bertino, Julio
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1843 age 57 marital status M place of birth Italy occupation laborer source : 1900 census

Bertino, Julio
patient race W gender M age 66 marital status M place of birth Italy occupation laborer source 1910 census

Bertram, Louis
Boulder County Herald Weekly 8-8-1888 – Louis Bertram, the old Frenchman, is the insane man in jail. No room at Pueblo Asylum. Quite patriotic and religious. Well educated and uses good language. Speaks in French brogue. Not dangerous. Has hallucinations. Source also references article in Boulder New 8-31-1888. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Bertram, Louis
Rocky Mountain News 4-27-1889 – Injustice of Law – A Poor Woman's Experience with Red Tape Officials – A woman, of foreign birth, small in stature, wrinkled by hard work and with the unmistakable marks of poverty, came into the building inspector's office yesterday afternoon to see Inspector Lewis. She told her tale with righteous indignation, speaking very rapidly, until her mouth quivered, and she had to draw her sleeve across her eyes to keep the tears back. The woman has been living on Tenth street, near the Platte river, in a small shanty. She manages to support three children and an insane husband by doing washing. Her husband was the man Bertrame, who attempted to commit suicide about a year ago by cutting his throat and who was afterward sent to the insane asylum. About four weeks ago her husband was released and the woman was compelled to seek larger quarters. With $30 ($50?), which she by dint of hard work had saved up, she had a house 6x8 built in Tenth street. The street is closed where she built, and she was in no one's way, but a near resident, a man whom she designates as “rich in his head but not in his pocket,” made a complaint, and as the complaint is legal the inspector was compelled to oust the squatter. Mr. Lewis, however, says she can move about four blocks to a piece of vacant land, and he will contribute his share towards helping her to move.

Bertrum, John
patient race: W sex: M age: 14 marital:S place of birth: Missouri occupation: none source: 1920 census

Best, Bell
Durango Wage Earner 1-28-1909 – Silverton, Colo., Jan 21. – Bell Best, a young man about 25 years of age went suddenly insane here yesterday.  He had been accustomed to attacks when he was very violent years ago, but had not suffered with them for so long that it was supposed he had become entirely free from them.  Yesterday he was suddenly seized with so violent an attack that he had to be hog tied before they could convey him to the county jail.  For some time Best had been in the employ of Louis Wyman.

Best, Bertha
patient race: W sex: F age: 32 marital:M place of birth: Iowa occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bethune, Catherine
patient race W gender F age . marital status W place of birth . source 1910 census

Betting, Emma
Rocky Mountain News 5-11-1897 – Three Adjudged Insane – In the county court yesterday three unfortunates were declared insane and ordered sent to the Pueblo asylum as soon as convenient. They were Frank Blackwell, Emma Betting and Edward A. Washburn. The hearing of the insanity charge preferred against Bertha Wheeler was, upon the motion of the county attorney, continued until May 17.

Bettis, Wiley
Aspen Tribune 4-29-1901 – Wiley Bettis died in a hospital at Pueblo on the 24th inst. from an attack of pneumonia.  Mr. Bettis was an old resident of this city.  For a number of years he was porter in Clark & Denman's grocery store on Galena street.  About seven years ago his wife died, and afterwards his mind was affected, and it was considered dangerous to leave him alone with his children.  He had a trial in the county court and was adjudged insane and was taken to Pueblo and placed in the asylum.  He remained in the asylum about five years, most of the time helping in the cooking department of that institution, and when the new management took charge about a year ago he was discharged as cured.  Since then he has been working in Pueblo as a laborer, until the time of his death.  Mr. Bettis was a slave until Abraham Lincoln's proclamation made him a free man, and he then joined the Union army and remained in the service until the end of the war.  He leaves a family of three grown up daughters and two boys, the youngest 10 years of age.  Mr. Betttis was 74 years of age.

Bettis, Wiley
Aspen Weekly Times 11-25-1893 – Adjudged Insane – Wiley Bettis was Tuesday adjudged insane in the county court. His is an unmistakable case of insanity, indulging in the hallucination that his deceased wife's spirit is always present with him. On the stand he testified that his wife being unable to gain admission to his cell went up and sat upon the roof of the court house for several hours and got so cold that one of her arms broke off. As one gentleman expressed it, Mr. Bettis appears to have reached an advanced stage of spiritualism.

Bettis, Wiley
Rocky Mountain Sun 11-25-1893 – Local and State News – Wiley Bettis, the colored porter at the grocery store of Clark & Denman, was taken before Judge Johnson and a jury in the County Court, Tuesday, and adjudged insane, and will be sent to the insane asylum at Pueblo for treatment. Mr. Bettis is about 54 years of age, and has a family of three girls and two boys, the youngest a boy of five years and the eldest daughter married. He is an old soldier, having served through the war in a colored regiment and received an honorable discharge. About five months ago his wife died, and at different times since he has been noticed to act strangely at times, and has been a hard drinker. He had some trouble two months ago, in which he received severe blows on the head with the butt end of a six-shooter, and that, together with his other troubles, tended to unbalance his mind and make it unsafe to leave him alone with his little children. It is believed by his friends that after a few months' treatment at the institution he will be all right again.

Bettis, Wiley
Rocky Mountain Sun 12-23-1893 – Wiley Bettis, who was adjudged insane by a jury in the County Court three weeks ago, was taken to the insane asylum at Pueblo, last Sunday evening. A couple of months in the institution will undoubtedly bring him around all right.

Betts, John B
admitted 7-28-1914 from Las Animas, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Betz, Henry
Greeley Tribune 5-20-1897 – Henry Betz Sent to Pueblo.  Monday night, Henry Betz was brought from Eaton and lodged in jail, charged with being insane.  Betz was in the employ of a farmer near that town for the past two months.  He is a Russian, 24 years of age, and his parents reside in Rush county, Kan.  A short time ago, he showed signs of insanity and has been laboring under several hallucinations.  He says he is a brother of George Washington, father of his country, and he also labors under a strong delusion that northern Colorado is being invaded by hostile British troops.  Monday night he relieved the regular jail monotony by smashing the furniture in his cell and raising hob (?) generally.  Tuesday afternoon, he was given a jury trial in County court.  It was plainly evident the poor fellow needed medical treatment for his mental weakness and a verdict of guilty was returned.  Judge Smith sentenced him to the insane asylum at Pueblo and Sheriff Clark started with Betz for that institution on the 4:10 train that afternoon.

Betz, Henry A.
Rocky Mountain News 5-19-1897 – Adjudged Insane – Greeley, Colo., May 18 – Henry A. Betts, who was brought to Greeley Sunday evening last under the charge of lunacy, had a hearing this afternoon and was adjudged insane and committed to the insane asylum at Pueblo in the County court.

Betz, Henry A.
Denver Evening Post 5-19-1897 – Swing Around the Circle – Henry A. Betts of Greeley has been declared insane.

Bevan, Anna
pupil race: W sex: F age: 8 marital: S place of birth: Colorado source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Beverly, William H.
Leadville Daily Herald 5-12-1882 – State Clippings – Dr. Wm. H. Beverly, for many years past a medical practitioner of Idaho Springs, has been declared insane.

Bevington, Edah
patient race W gender F age 32 marital status M birthplace Iowa source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Biailur, C. J.
patient gender M race W age 49 marital status Un birthplace England source 1930 census

Bianchi, Phillip
patient gender M race W age 66 marital status S birthplace Italy source 1930 census

Bickese, Herman
Cripple Creek Morning Times 12-26-1897 - Mrs. Luetgert's Brother.  A New Point in the Famous Case Developed in the Pueblo Insane Asylum.  Chicago, Dec. 25 – Attorneys for Adolph L. Luetgert have received a report from the superintendent of the insane asylum at Pueblo, Colo., on the mental condition of Herman Bickese, the brother of Louise Luetgert, who disappeared twenty years ago, and was discovered recently locked up in the Colorado asylum.  The defense will endeavor to put this document in evidence, and if the court refuses to admit it, the superintendent of the asylum himself will be brought here to testify.  According to the superintendent's report, the mental aberration of Mrs. Luetgert's brother was brought on by excessive drinking, rather than as an inherited trait, although in the opinion of the superintendent the tendency toward insanity may have been aided by liquor.  Bicknese disappeared from Chicago twenty years ago, after his wife had applied for and secured a divorce on account of his bibulous habits.  It was on account of the latter that no efforts were made to trace him by the rest of the family.  It was known that he had gone West, and nothing was heard from him until the defense received word from the Colorado asylum that Bicknese had been there at different times for ten years.  Cripple Creek Morning Times 12-26-1897 - Not Her Brother. Pueblo, Dec. 25 – Dr. Thombs, superintendent of the state insane asylum, says, regarding Harry Bicknese, that he has been in the asylum three different times, having been discharged the last time in 1888.  Dr. Thoms also says that he is not the brother of Mrs. Luetgert, but is related to her, though he does not remember the exact degree of relationship.  He states that Bicknese is not insane, but is weak-minded and harmless.

Bicknese, Herman
Rocky Mountain News 12-26-1897 – Inmate But a Short Time – Herman Bicknese Discharged From the Pueblo Asylum in 1888 – Pueblo, Colo., Dec. 25 – Dr. Thombs, superintendent of the insane asylum, smiled when shown the associated press dispatch from Chicago about Herman Bicknese, who is said to be a brother of Mrs. Louisa Luetgert. Dr. Thombs says the man was in the asylum for about five months and was discharged in 1888, since which time he has not been an inmate of the institution. There seems to be some doubt as to whether or not Bicknese is Mrs. Luetgert's brother though there is no question that he is related to her by blood. The man was committed from Pueblo county suffering from a malady that was more of the nature of weak-mindedness than insanity. When he was released he continued to live in Pueblo, doing various odd jobs, and is said to be in the city, now, though diligent search has failed to reveal his whereabouts. Dr. Thombs was much amused at the suggestion that he might be summoned to Chicago to testify in the trial, because he did not believe his testimony would be worth the expense for the reason that his letter had stated all he knew about the case.

Bicknese, Herman
Denver Evening Post 12-27-1897 – Mrs. Luetgert's Brother – Henry Bicknese Is Located at Pueblo – Pueblo, Monday – The story that a relative of Mrs. Luetgert is in Pueblo is asserted to be a fact by Joseph Dye, attorney-at-law and formerly law partner of Albert Phalen, Luetgert's old attorney. The relative in question, it is claimed, is a full brother to Mrs. Luetgert, Henry Bicknese by name. He left Chicago twenty years ago, leaving there a wife, who now passes as his widow. Bicknese lived here with another woman, who passed as his wife for a time and finally deserted him. Bicknese was confined in the asylum here several times and is now insane, that is, his mind is a blank, but he is harmless. He remembers his sister, but knows nothing of the present case in Chicago. Bicknese is working here in a bakery.

Biddles, Emma
patient gender F race W age 76 marital status Wd birthplace Rhode Island source 1930 census

Bieganowski, Frank
Fort Collins Weekly Courier 12-17-1915 – Word came Tuesday from the state insane asylum at Pueblo that Frank Bieganowski was not expected to live through the day.  Mr. Bieganowski met with an accident at the sugar factory several years ago which so affected his mind that he was committed to the asylum for treatment.  His family live on South Meldrum street.

Bieganowski, Frank
died 1-18-1916 buried Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, Colo.

Bieniere, George
patient gender M race W age 64 marital status S birthplace Poland source 1930 census

Bieniere, George
patient race W gender M month born January year born 1865 age 35 marital status S place of birth Poland occupation laborer source : 1900 census

Bieniere, George
patient race: W sex: M age: 54 marital:S place of birth: California occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bieniere, George
patient race W gender M age 44 marital status S place of birth Poland occupation laborer source 1910 census

Bigelow, Kemp V.
Fort Collins Courier 10-16-1907 – “Son Is Insane” Says Elder Bigelow – Special to the Courier. Denver, Oct. 14. – Kemp V. Bigelow, the young man who attempted to extort money from Denver millionaires by sending them infernal machines and threatening death and destruction by dynamite, was arraigned before United States Commissioner Hinsdale this morning, and at the request of District Attorney Earl Cranston, the hearing was postponed until October 24th, because of other business.  The prisoner's father, A. L. Bigelow of Bryan, Ohio who arrived in the city Saturday night, accompanied the young man from the jail to the court room and back.  The elder Bigelow, in explanation of his son's actions, said: “Kemp is becoming insane.”

Biggins, Frank
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1853 age 47 marital status S place of birth Illinois occupation sadler source : 1900 census

Biggins, Frank
patient race W gender M age 56 marital status S place of birth Illinois occupation sadler source 1910 census

Biggs, B. John
Colorado Transcript 8-2-1923 – County Court News – Hearing before the lunacy commission on complaint against B. John Biggs will be had Friday.

Bijan, Mary
patient race: W sex: F age: 45 marital:S place of birth: Canada occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bijon, Mary
patient race W gender F age 35 marital status S place of birth Canada source 1910 census

Bijou, Mary
Yampa Leader 7-16-1909 – Sheriff H. T. Campbell was on yesterday morning's train, taking Miss Mary Bijou of Yampa to the insane asylum at Pueblo.

Bijou, Mary
Routt County Republican 7-30-1909 – Hahn's Peak – Sheriff Campbell returned this week from a trip to Pueblo where he had taken Mary Bijou, who had been declared insane in the county court. The young ladies of the town were so happy to see him that they went down the road to meet him and rode back to town with him. Hank is a real lady's man these days.

Billings, James F.
Billings, James F. age 65y, husband of Jennie L. Billings, residence 1315 Evans St, Denver, died 9-5-1898 shipped to Denver, Co. by order of wife. Dr. Thombs

Billings, James F.
Rocky Mountain News 4-24-1896 – Civil Briefs – Judge Steele yesterday ordered J. F. Billings committed to the county hospital upon a petition alleging his insanity.

Billings, James F.
Rocky Mountain News 4-24-1896 – Civil Briefs – Judge Steele yesterday ordered J. F. Billings committed to the county hospital upon a petition alleging his insanity.

Billingsly, Rachel
patient gender F race W age 80 marital status Wd birthplace Tennessee source 1930 census

Bills, Mattie
patient gender F race W age 67 marital status S birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Bilton, Mamie I.
patient gender F race W age 44 marital status Wd birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Biltrani, Carlo
Rocky Mountain News 1-9-1889 – The Courts – County Court – Probate – Carlo Biltrani; same order (trial; verdict of lunacy; judgment on verdict; guardian allowed $15).

Binder, Charlotte
patient gender F race W age 64 marital status M birthplace Germany source 1930 census

Bingham, M. Elizabeth
patient gender F race W age 62 marital status S birthplace New York source 1930 census

Bingley, Jacob
Bingley, Jacob born 1853 died 1/12/1912 Notes: age 58y, residence 1407 Umatilla St., Denver, born Illinois, "wife unable to do anything", McCarthy Funeral Home buried 1-20-1912 Roselawn. Dr. A.P. Busey

Birch, Homer
patient gender M race W age 48 marital status Un birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Birch, Homer
patient race: W sex: M age: 38 marital:S place of birth: Missouri occupation: none source: 1920 census

Birch, Homer
patient race W gender M age 28 marital status . place of birth Missouri occupation clerk source 1910 census

Birch, Homer
Rocky Mountain News 7-18-1896 – From Eternity's Edge – Homer Burch Hesitates About Suicide – About 5 o'clock last evening, people in the Ernest & Cranmer block were horrified to notice a young man sitting opposite on the coping of the Cooper block on the Seventeenth street side, near the alley. This coping or cornice, is on a level with the roof of the building, but a rampart wall rises slightly above it. It is about two feet wide on top, and the young man was leaning with his back against the rampart and his feet dangling over the edge of the coping. The actions of the young man were peculiar, and while a gentleman in one of the offices called up E. S. Kassler by telephone, he occupying an office on the eighth floor, people in the offices in the corner of the Ernest & Cranmer block watched the actions of the young man with a fascinated gaze. When first seen the man was reclining with his back against the coping behind him and his feet dangling over the edge of the cornice. Then he braced up and peered over into the street, but apparently did not like the height, for he quickly leaned back and pulled his feet up. Presently he dropped his feet over again and gradually began to slide his body over the edge. The obvious intention of the young man was to kill himself and the few people who were witnesses of his attempt, shuddered with horror and grew pale with apprehension as they thought of what would happen. Balanced on the Edge – Inch by inch the young man pushed his body over the edge of the stone cornice, apparently with great reluctance, but only a few inches more and there would have been a mangled body on the pavement below. The watchers grew frantic with the awful suspense. Some grabbed their hats and started for the street to investigate while others tried to shout a warning to the passers by on the street, but the noise of the passing street cars drowned their cries. Finally, when it seemed that the body almost balanced on the dizzy edge of the stone, 150 feet above the pavement, must topple over and fall, the boy seemed again to lose his nerve and drew his feet back and remained quietly reclining on the very edge of the cornice. By this time Mr. Kassler had been made to understand through the telephone what was the matter, and hastening to the roof, he soon located the boy. He was afraid of startling him into jumping and began by requesting that he get back on the roof. “I will have to ask that you come up from there,” said Mr. Kassler. “I can't” replied the boy. “I've got to go down this way feet first.” Mr. Kassler coaxed and begged, and the young man finally agreed to come up on the roof if Mr. Kassler would help him over the coping. He was apparently as weak as a cat when he was finally dragged back into safety. “What were you trying to do there,” said Mr. Kassler. “Oh, I'm no good any more and I was going to drop off. I have been treating my mother bad and I might as well get out of the way. I tried to get off two or three times, but just as I was going to drop, I would feel so funny that I had to get back. I didn't seem to know anything for a minute.” Tried It Once Before – The boy gave his name as Homer Burch and resides with his mother at Thirty-fourth and Lafayette. He is the same young man who tried to throw himself out of a window from an office in the same block a few weeks ago. He is evidently weak minded and has a morbid tendency to suicide. Dr. Martin was called up and examined him and recommended that he be turned over to the police and the patrol wagon was accordingly called and took him in charge. Burch evidently wandered into the building with the intention of trying another drop from an office window. Workmen had been repairing a chimney on the roof and had left the entrance to the roof open and the ladder leading to the scuttle door down. Without attracting attention, Burch worked his way to the roof and secured his position where he was discovered as he was trying to muster enough courage to drop over into the street. He lacked the courage, however, and was discovered in time to prevent a tragedy, for he was evidently too weak after the struggle with himself to have held on much longer in the rain, and would have gone over through nervous exhaustion. At police headquarters young Burch was quite obstreperous, compelling Captain Tuttle to use force in taking him over to the jail. He threatened both the captain and Detective Emrich with dire vengeance when he was released. The general impression among the officials is that Burch is demented and that he should be put under restraint. Surgeon Mack say he had the young man under his care for some time at the Gross Medical college, treating him for epileptic insanity.

Birch, Homer
Denver Evening Post 7-18-1896 – Town Talk – Homer Burch, a youth afflicted with epilepsy, who once attempted suicide by jumping from the Cooper building, was seized with a similar mania late yesterday afternoon. He gained the cornice of the building but wisely determined not to jump. The boy will be cared for by the county authorities.

Birch, Homer
Denver Evening Post 8-14-1896 – Wanted to Jump Again – Homer Burch, the 18-year-old youth who twice attempted to jump off the Cooper block, asked permission of the police this afternoon to jump off the city hall building. It was naturally refused.

Birch, Homer
Rocky Mountain News 8-16-1896 – An Epileptic Subject – Homer Burch, the young man who has a faculty for perching on the eaves of tall blocks preparatory to jumping, was taken from the hospital ward of the city jail to the county hospital yesterday. Dr. Mack states that Burch is a victim of epileptic insanity.

Birch, Homer
Rocky Mountain News 12-29-1896 – Insulting Young Girls – Homer Burch, the demented lad who tried to jump from the roof of the Cooper building and from a top window in the city hall last summer, amused himself at the City part yesterday by insulting young girls. He was arrested by Officer Baker.

Birch, Homer
Rocky Mountain News 7-18-1896 – From Eternity's Edge – Homer Burch Hesitates About Suicide – About 5 o'clock last evening, people in the Ernest & Cranmer block were horrified to notice a young man sitting opposite on the coping of the Cooper block on the Seventeenth street side, near the alley. This coping or cornice, is on a level with the roof of the building, but a rampart wall rises slightly above it. It is about two feet wide on top, and the young man was leaning with his back against the rampart and his feet dangling over the edge of the coping. The actions of the young man were peculiar, and while a gentleman in one of the offices called up E. S. Kassler by telephone, he occupying an office on the eighth floor, people in the offices in the corner of the Ernest & Cranmer block watched the actions of the young man with a fascinated gaze. When first seen the man was reclining with his back against the coping behind him and his feet dangling over the edge of the cornice. Then he braced up and peered over into the street, but apparently did not like the height, for he quickly leaned back and pulled his feet up. Presently he dropped his feet over again and gradually began to slide his body over the edge. The obvious intention of the young man was to kill himself and the few people who were witnesses of his attempt, shuddered with horror and grew pale with apprehension as they thought of what would happen. Balanced on the Edge – Inch by inch the young man pushed his body over the edge of the stone cornice, apparently with great reluctance, but only a few inches more and there would have been a mangled body on the pavement below. The watchers grew frantic with the awful suspense. Some grabbed their hats and started for the street to investigate while others tried to shout a warning to the passers by on the street, but the noise of the passing street cars drowned their cries. Finally, when it seemed that the body almost balanced on the dizzy edge of the stone, 150 feet above the pavement, must topple over and fall, the boy seemed again to lose his nerve and drew his feet back and remained quietly reclining on the very edge of the cornice. By this time Mr. Kassler had been made to understand through the telephone what was the matter, and hastening to the roof, he soon located the boy. He was afraid of startling him into jumping and began by requesting that he get back on the roof. “I will have to ask that you come up from there,” said Mr. Kassler. “I can't” replied the boy. “I've got to go down this way feet first.” Mr. Kassler coaxed and begged, and the young man finally agreed to come up on the roof if Mr. Kassler would help him over the coping. He was apparently as weak as a cat when he was finally dragged back into safety. “What were you trying to do there,” said Mr. Kassler. “Oh, I'm no good any more and I was going to drop off. I have been treating my mother bad and I might as well get out of the way. I tried to get off two or three times, but just as I was going to drop, I would feel so funny that I had to get back. I didn't seem to know anything for a minute.” Tried It Once Before – The boy gave his name as Homer Burch and resides with his mother at Thirty-fourth and Lafayette. He is the same young man who tried to throw himself out of a window from an office in the same block a few weeks ago. He is evidently weak minded and has a morbid tendency to suicide. Dr. Martin was called up and examined him and recommended that he be turned over to the police and the patrol wagon was accordingly called and took him in charge. Burch evidently wandered into the building with the intention of trying another drop from an office window. Workmen had been repairing a chimney on the roof and had left the entrance to the roof open and the ladder leading to the scuttle door down. Without attracting attention, Burch worked his way to the roof and secured his position where he was discovered as he was trying to muster enough courage to drop over into the street. He lacked the courage, however, and was discovered in time to prevent a tragedy, for he was evidently too weak after the struggle with himself to have held on much longer in the rain, and would have gone over through nervous exhaustion. At police headquarters young Burch was quite obstreperous, compelling Captain Tuttle to use force in taking him over to the jail. He threatened both the captain and Detective Emrich with dire vengeance when he was released. The general impression among the officials is that Burch is demented and that he should be put under restraint. Surgeon Mack say he had the young man under his care for some time at the Gross Medical college, treating him for epileptic insanity.

Birch, Homer
Denver Evening Post 7-18-1896 – Town Talk – Homer Burch, a youth afflicted with epilepsy, who once attempted suicide by jumping from the Cooper building, was seized with a similar mania late yesterday afternoon. He gained the cornice of the building but wisely determined not to jump. The boy will be cared for by the county authorities.

Birch, Homer
Denver Evening Post 8-14-1896 – Wanted to Jump Again – Homer Burch, the 18-year-old youth who twice attempted to jump off the Cooper block, asked permission of the police this afternoon to jump off the city hall building. It was naturally refused.

Birch, Homer
Rocky Mountain News 8-16-1896 – An Epileptic Subject – Homer Burch, the young man who has a faculty for perching on the eaves of tall blocks preparatory to jumping, was taken from the hospital ward of the city jail to the county hospital yesterday. Dr. Mack states that Burch is a victim of epileptic insanity.

Birch, Homer
Rocky Mountain News 12-29-1896 – Insulting Young Girls – Homer Burch, the demented lad who tried to jump from the roof of the Cooper building and from a top window in the city hall last summer, amused himself at the City part yesterday by insulting young girls. He was arrested by Officer Baker.

Birch, Homer
Rocky Mountain News 8-16-1897 – Accidents and Fits – Birch Homer, aged 18, fell in a fit last night on the street and sustained a bad scalp wound. Police Surgeon Miller attended him.

Birch, Homer
Rocky Mountain News 11-6-1897 – Delirium Tremens at 18 – Homer Burch, 18 years of age, who has frequent fits of delirium tremens, was arrested yesterday afternoon at Twentieth and Market by Detectives Sparhawk and McNeil and locked up as insane at the city jail.

Birch, Homer
Denver Evening Post 3-2-1898 – A Sensitive Youth – Homer Birch Tries to Kill Himself Because They Quarreled at Home – Homer Birch, a boy who has already tried to kill himself several times while in insane fits, walked into city jail yesterday afternoon wet from head to foot. He told the jailor that he had tried to commit suicide under the Fourteenth street unfinished viaduct across the Platte river, but had not succeeded because he could not stay under the water long enough. He fell on the jail floor from exhaustion and had to be carried to a cell. The prisoners undressed him and put him in a warm bath. He was limp and insensible, so that they had to hold his head above the water to keep him from drowning there. As soon as he could speak he said that he had tried to kill himself while in an epileptic fit. “No other reason?” “Yes,” he gasped. “My sister and mother. There's always trouble at home. I live on the corner of Thirty-fourth and Lafayette with my mother and grown sister. My mother washes a little. I don't work, but my sister supports us. She is a clerk. Her name is Helen Weston. Half sister, you know. My mother has been married twice, but both her husbands are dead. She and I and my sister quarrel a good deal and I have tried to get out of the muss before. This time my mother and I take sides against my sister. She is a real nice girl, but she goes with a girl not fit for her. It's been going on for a long time and I wouldn't stand it and said so. Then I tried to drown myself.” The time when young Birth tried to kill himself before was over a year ago. He jumped from the Nineteenth street Platte river bridge in the spring when the water was very high and death certain. Officer Hunter saw him standing on the railing, ran and just caught him as he went over. A second and he would have been certainly drowned. He is held as insane, though he appears rational enough.

Birchell, Joseph
patient gender M race W age 52 marital status S birthplace Utah source 1930 census

Birchell, Joseph
patient race: W sex: M age: 42 marital:S place of birth: Utah occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bircher, Charles L
admitted 7-8-1915 from Elbert, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bird, Harry
Yampa Leader 6-10-1910 – Harry Bird, an insane patient at San Rafael hospital, Trinidad, escaped Tuesday, was recaptured, and while being taken back to the hospital, died on the way.

Bird, John
Colorado Springs Gazette 10-1-1907 – News of the Local Courts – John Bird and Rudolph Frick were each adjudged insane in the county court yesterday and were ordered committed to the Woodcroft sanitarium in Pueblo. Frick, among other hallucinations, imagines himself a multimillionaire.

Birdsell, Joseph
patient race W gender M age 32 marital status S place of birth Utah occupation clerk source 1910 census

Bireley, James W.
patient race: W sex: M age: 87 marital:W place of birth: Kansas occupation: none source: 1920 census

Birnberg, Leopole
Colorado Transcript 8-2-1923 – County Court News – Leopole Birnberg (?) was found by the lunacy commission to be insane, and was by the court placed in the custody of his friend, M. H. Speingelman, until further order of the court. All costs were paid by friends of the defendant.

Birsch, Joseph
patient gender M race W age 41 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Birsch, Joseph
patient race: W sex: M age: 31 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bishop, Bert Edmund
Bishop, Bert Edmund age 2y, son of Frank Bishop died 1-25-1901 buried 1-26-1901 Mountain View, Dr. P.R. Thombs

Bishop, Franklin A.
patient gender M race W age 55 marital status M birthplace Ohio source 1930 census

Bitner, Milton A.
patient race: W sex: M age: 40 marital:M place of birth: Pennsylvania occupation: kitchen helper source: 1920 census

Bittenbender, George
patient race W gender M month born January year born 1836 age 64 marital status S place of birth Indiana occupation miner source : 1900 census

Bittenbender, George
Boulder Daily Camera 1-24-1893 - Wright at Pueblo - Judge Alpheus Wright has returned from Pueblo, whither he went at the request of Mrs. A.A. Brookfield to look into the condition of her husband's health. Judge Wright reports that Superintendent Thombs of the insane asylum expresses confidence in Brookfield's ultimate recovery in the course of a month when he will be immediately released from confinement.  Judge Wright says that he found Mr. Brookfield as sane as any man in Boulder or Pueblo and that Dr. Thombs only keeps him to perfect his treatment.  He walks the streets of Pueblo and has often dined at the home of Hon. James N. Carlile and other friends.  There are 200 men and 107 women in the asylum, which Judge Wright holds to be admirably conducted.  George Bittenbender, Al Carpenter and the wife of Dr. Perry are all of them pronounced incurable, but all knew Judge Wright and readily maintained their conversation with him.

Bittenbender, George
Boulder Daily Camera 8-13-1891 - The State Insane Asylum at Pueblo is full to overflowing and now each county will have to make arrangements for keeping its own patients.  This is a sorry condition of affairs.  There are now two insane men in this county awaiting commitment as soon as Judge Rogers returns.  Both have tried to end their lives recently.  One is Bittenbender and the other is Williams who tried to suicide last Sunday.  The state will have to do something next legislature or lunatics will be hanging on every barbed wire fence all over the commonwealth. 

Bittenbender, George
Boulder News 9-17-1891 – George Bittenbender is as “crazy as a loon.” Adjudged insane 16 Sept 1891. Tried to commit suicide in his cell. Sheriff Autrey believes someday he will succeed. Sent to asylum. Source also references articles in Boulder News 8-30-1891 and Boulder County Herald Weekly 8-29-1891. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Bittenbender, George
Boulder County Herald Weekly 9-23-1891 – William Reynolds and George Bittenbender were taken to the Pueblo Asylum by Sheriff Autrey. Reynolds nickname was “Swill Barrel Charley.” Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Bitters, Charles O.
patient gender M race W age 44 marital status M birthplace Wisconsin source 1930 census

Bitters, Charles O.
patient race: W sex: M age: 34 marital:M place of birth: Wisconsin occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bittner, Herman H.
Colorado Springs Gazette 4-12-1918 – H. H. Bittner, who was adjudged insane in the county court Wednesday was taken to his home in Brooklyn, N. Y., by Deputy Sheriff John Henderson last night.

Bittner, Herman H.
Colorado Springs Gazette 4-13-1918 – Herman H. Bittner, who was adjudged insane in county court last week, and who was to have been taken to his home in Brooklyn, N. Y., by Deputy Sheriff John Henderson Thursday night, died suddenly at the county jail yesterday afternoon. On account of inability to get Pullman accommodations, Deputy Henderson had postponed the trip until last night. The body will be sent to Brooklyn for interment.

Bitzer, Ferris
patient race: W sex: M age: 39 marital:S place of birth: . occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bixler, Addie
patient gender F race W age 57 marital status M birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Bixler, Addie
patient race: W sex: F age: 47 marital:M place of birth: Illinois occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bjarusson, Karl A.
patient race W gender M age 36 marital status S place of birth Sweden occupation laborer source 1910 census

Black, Albert C.
Durango Wage Earner 3-18-1909 – Driven insane by an over indulgence in religious enthusiasm Albert C. Black, a blacksmith employed by a Trinidad foundry, mutilated himself with a jack knife.  Black is now in the insane ward at the county jail in close confinement to prevent doing further serious injury to himself.  He is a member of the Holy Holler (Roller?) religious sect and of late has been a victim of a queer hallucination, that he required a surgical operation, and proceeded to perform one on himself.  He is in a critical condition and may die.  When informed of his act today, his wife said, “That's all right, God will look after him.”  He is an Englishman by birth and well educated.

Black, Alliceson
patient gender F race W age 36 marital status S birthplace Indiana source 1930 census

Black, George Crump
Black, George Crump born 9-29-1873 died 3/24/1912 buried 3-26-1912 Roselawn Notes: born at Arkansas son of E.J. Black born NC and Clementia Baker born Arkansas, saloon man, paid by and buried on lot of Zuni tribe #45, Redman and Eagles Lodge McCarthy Funeral Home Dr. A.P. Busey

Black, James
patient gender M race W age 50 marital status Un birthplace United States source 1930 census

Black, James
patient race: W sex: M age: . marital:. place of birth: United States occupation: none source: 1920 census

Black, John R.
patient, male, white, age 51, single, born Illinois, 1930 Woodcroft census

Black, Lottie
admitted 3-5-1915 from San Juan, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Black, Robert C.
patient gender M race W age 42 marital status S birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Black, Robert C.
patient race: W sex: M age: 32 marital:S place of birth: Illinois occupation: none source: 1920 census

Black, Thomas
patient race W gender M age 24 marital status S place of birth . occupation laborer source 1910 census

Black, Thomas
patient gender M race W age 44 marital status S birthplace United States source 1930 census

Black, Thomas
patient race: W sex: M age: 32 marital:S place of birth: California occupation: none source: 1920 census

Black, W. P.
patient gender M race W age 53 marital status M birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Blackledge, Margaret
patient gender F race W age 35 marital status M birthplace England source 1930 census

Blackwell, Frank
Rocky Mountain News 5-11-1897 – Three Adjudged Insane – In the county court yesterday three unfortunates were declared insane and ordered sent to the Pueblo asylum as soon as convenient. They were Frank Blackwell, Emma Betting and Edward A. Washburn. The hearing of the insanity charge preferred against Bertha Wheeler was, upon the motion of the county attorney, continued until May 17.

Blackwood, Don P.
Eagle Valley Enterprise 2-6-1920 – Sending his attendant on a false pursuit by declaring another patient had planned escape and had just fled around a corner of the building as they walked from the dining hall to a ward, Don P. Blackwood, former Denver lawyer, who was committed to the state hospital for the insane last month, escaped from the state institution at Pueblo.

Blackwood, Don P.
Carbonate Chronicle 2-2-1920 – Lawyer Found Insane Escapes From Asylum – Pueblo, Colo., Jan. 27 – Don. P. Blackwood, an attorney of Denver, recently committed to the state hospital for the insane, escaped from that institution here at six o'clock tonight and no trace of him has been obtained. He was charged with being insane because of his continued attacks on John Rush, prominent Denver attorney. Blackwood escaped from the asylum thru a clever ruse. While he was returning from the dining room with his nurse and other patients and was walking across the lawn to his ward, he told the nurse that one of the other inmates was planning to escape and had “just sneaked around the corner of the building.” The nurse left Blackwood and hurried around the corner of the building mentioned to prevent the other inmate from escaping. While she was thus occupied, Blackwood escaped from the line of patients and, although the hospital buildings are surrounded by high walls, he must have scaled them and made his way into the city, for asylum attaches searched the ground carefully but could obtain no traces of him. Dr. Lamoure, superintendent of the asylum, does not believe Blackwood will attempt to go to Denver but believes he will attempt to get out of the state. Mrs. Blackwood is in Pueblo and has visited her husband every day since he was brot here with the exception of today. She apparently was surprised when informed of her husband's escape. The local police department has been given a good description of the man and authorities in surrounding towns have been notified.

Blackwood, Don P.
Carbonate Chronicle 2-9-1920 – Blackwood Turns Up At Lincoln, Nebraska – Denver, Feb. 4. – Plans were made today by state authorities to fight with vigor any attempt on the part of Don P. Blackwood, Denver attorney, who was captured at Lincoln, Neb., to seek protection from the state of Nebraska by setting up the contention that he is not insane, and therefore cannot be extradited. Blackwood escaped from the state asylum at Pueblo on January 27. His wife was with him when he was arrested early today at Lincoln. Both Blackwood and his wife are being held. Two officers from the asylum and a private detective are enroute to Lincoln to bring the prisoner back. It was freely predicted, however, by state authorities that Blackwood will fight extradition. Blackwood's whereabouts were discovered by detectives who trailed Mrs. Blackwood, who met her husband on an eastbound train. They left the train at Lincoln.

Blackwood, Don P.
Colorado Transcript 2-26-1914 – While District Attorney John A. Rush was filing a complaint of lunacy against Don. P. Blackwood, alleged paranoiac, in the District Court in Denver, Mrs. Bernice Blackwood, who assisted her husband in threatening Rush's life at the point of a pistol, sat in the matron's quarters of the city jail and insisted that her husband is sane.

Blackwood, Don P.
Akron Pioneer Press 2-6-1920 Sending his attendant on a false pursuit by declaring another patient had planned escape and had just fled around a corner of the building as they walked from the dining hall to a ward, Don P. Blackwood, former Denver lawyer, who was committed to the state hospital for the insane last month, escaped from the state institution at Pueblo.

Blackwood, Don P.
Wray Rattler – 9-21-1916 Don P. Blackwood, the young attorney charged with lunacy, who, it is alleged, twice attempted to take the life of a Denver attorney, was adjudged insane by a commission appointed by the Denver County Court.

Blackwood, Eunice
patient gender F race W age 43 marital status M birthplace Kentucky source 1930 census

Blaco, Sam
patient gender M race W age 48 marital status S birthplace Russia source 1930 census

Blaco, Sam
patient race: W sex: M age: 38 marital:S place of birth: Russia occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Bladge, Elijah
gender m age 50 occupation farmer birthplace Ohio source: 1880 census

Blagge, Eliz
patient, white, male, age 68, single, Illinois, 1885 census

Blake, Rose M.
patient gender F race W age 35 marital status M birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Blake, William
Colorado Transcript 8-12-1920 – In the County Court – In the lunacy case of People, etc., vs. Esther Dovick, the lunacy commission found her to be insane. Also in a like proceeding against William Blake, the commission found him to be of unsound mind, and they both were committed to the Colorado State Hospital at Pueblo…

Blakey, Ernest O.
patient gender M race W age 30 marital status S birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Blakey, W. Y. M.
patient race W gender M age 72 marital status W birthplace Kentucky occupation attorney source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Blakley, Lucretia
patient gender F race W age 61 marital status M birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Blamey, Mary A.
patient race: W sex: F age: 55 marital:M place of birth: Ireland occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Bland, Bessie M.
Bessie M. Bland, born 2-12-1899 and died 9-17-1968 of pneumonia in the Colorado State hospital. She had parkinsons and other brain disorders (on death cert). My mother always said she was in a nursing home. Her doctor was Grant R. Curless. She is buried in LaJunta. Her maiden name was Nicholas, father Henry, mother Pearl. Her first husband was Fred Akers who died somewhere in Colorado. Second husband Wilbur Bland of 806 Santa Fe, LaJunta Colorado died at age of 93 and is buried next to her. source researcher

Blatter, Dena
patient gender F race W age 63 marital status M birthplace Holland source 1930 census

Blattman, Glenn Mrs
patient gender F race W age 51 marital status M birthplace Spain source 1930 census

Blattman, Glenn Mrs
admitted 8-21-1914 from El Paso, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Blattner, William
Denver Evening Post 7-24-1897 – Crank – T. M. Patterson Is Asked to Pay Four Millions to an Insane Man – William Blattner, an insane man, 55 years old, went into the law office of Thomas M. Patterson in the Ernest & Cranmer block at 3 o'clock this afternoon and demanded of Mr. Patterson that he pay him down $4,000,000 immediately. Mr. Patterson at once rang for the police and Detectives Burlew and Loomis arrived and placed Blattner under arrest. He refused to give an account of himself. Blattner is locked up at the city jail.

Blattner, William
Rocky Mountain News 7-25-1897 – Insane Man Locked Up – William Blattner, aged 35, who has been living at the St. Louis house, was arrested by Detective Burlew in the Ernest & Cranmer building and locked up on a charge of insanity yesterday afternoon.

Blattner, William
Rocky Mountain News 7-30-1897 – Imagines Himself a Bonanza – William Blattner, who possesses the idea that he is of marvelous wealth, was tried yesterday and found to be insane.

Blattner, William
Denver Evening Post 7-30-1897 – Is Now Legally Insane – William Blattner, who recently called on Thomas M. Patterson and demanded of him millions of dollars, was yesterday afternoon adjudged insane in the county court and ordered sent to the state insane asylum.

Blaud, Theodore
Colorado Transcript 8-3-1911 – Theodore Blaud was adjudged insane in county court last Saturday and was taken to Pueblo the same day by Sheriff Dennis.  Blaud, until a few weeks ago, was living on a small tract near Arvada.  He would go for days without eating, and when attention was called to his condition he was taken to the poor farm.  He has been in the insane asylums of Nebraska and Colorado.

Blea, Feliciano
patient gender M race W age 19 marital status S birthplace New Mexico source 1930 census

Blear, Roy
patient race: W sex: M age: 16 marital: S place of birth: Canada none source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Blevins, Armstead J.
patient gender M race W age 56 marital status M birthplace Texas source 1930 census

Blevins, Armstead J.
patient race: W sex: M age: 46 marital:M place of birth: Colorado occupation: engine room helper source: 1920 census

Blevins, Armstead J.
patient race W gender M age 36 marital status S place of birth Texas occupation farmer source 1910 census

Blincoe, Mary
patient gender F race W age 70 marital status S birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Blincoe, Mary
patient race: W sex: F age: 60 marital:S place of birth: Missouri occupation: none source: 1920 census

Blincoe, Mary I.
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1859 age 41 marital status S place of birth Missouri occupation schoolteacher source : 1900 census

Blincoe, Mary J Miss
admitted 7-3-1897 from Trinidad, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Blisak, Andrew
Elbert County Banner 8-28-1903 – Andrew Blisak, a Bohemian whose home is in Pueblo, was found near Kuhn's Crossing Monday wildly insane and brought to Kiowa, where it was thought best by Judge Fahrion that he be taken to his friends in the asylum city as the man seemed to have plenty of money.  He was placed in charge of Mike Rice, who speaks his language and Constable Maguire, and started to Pueblo the same afternoon. When aboard the train near Manitou Junction he tried to escape by leaping from the car door.  He struck on his head and shoulders and was severely cut and bruised.  The train was stopped and he was picked up in a stunned condition, but soon recovered the shock a saner man.

Bliss, Wilbur
patient gender M race W age 34 marital status S birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Block, Mike
Steamboat Pilot 9-14-1921 – Mike Block of Oak Creek was last week declared insane by a commission in the county court and Undersheriff Kitchens took him to the state hospital at Pueblo Saturday morning.

Block, Rachael
patient race: W sex: F age: 81 marital:M place of birth: Germany occupation: none source: 1920 census

Blomberg, Charles
patient gender M race W age 46 marital status S birthplace England source 1930 census

Blomberg, E. C.
patient gender M race W age 52 marital status M birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census

Blomquest, John
Rocky Mountain News 4-9-1892 – Local Brevities – Betsy C. Berg, Hannah Freeling and John Blomquest, insane, were lodged in the county jail last night.

Blomquest, John
Rocky Mountain News 4-9-1892 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Miller – The following business was transacted yesterday: Lunacy of Joe Blounquest (Biounquest?); G. C. Hudson appointed guardian ad litem; verdict of lunacy; judgment on verdict; guardian allowed $15.

Blomquest. John
Rocky Mountain News 2-15-1893 – Restored to Reason – A petition was yesterday presented to the county court by P. R. Thoms, superintendent of the state insane asylum at Pueblo, asking that two patients, Joe Blonquist and Annie E. Westall, be declared sane. It will be necessary for a jury to determine this matter. Hearing in each case was set for February 18.

Blumenthal. ?
Record Journal of Douglas County 10-27-1911 – Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners As To Allowance of Bills, Letting of Contracts, and Granting of Rebates of Taxes and Assessments – H. G. Johnson, $10.00 claimed, Attorney re Blumenthal, insane.

Blunt, E. H.
patient gender M race W age 74 marital status Wd birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Blystone, Christina
patient gender F race W age 29 marital status D birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Bobbitt, J. S.
Fort Collins Weekly Courier 11-10-1914 – Loss of Mind Causes Man to Shun Humans – An inquest in lunacy has been ordered for J. S. Bobbitt, who resides in the Stove Prairie district. He is mentally unbalanced and has been for some time and has served on period in the state insane hospital. When approached by human beings he drops onto his hands and knees and hurries away to the woods and keeps in seclusion until his place is free from intruders. At times he makes attempts to burn people out of their homes. His condition is such that protests have been made and he is to be taken into custody.

Boden, Mildred E.
patient race: W sex: F age: 30 marital:M place of birth: Illinois occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bodge, Elijah
1-21-1876 Colorado Daily Chieftain, Elijah Bodge, lunatic pauper is being held in the county jail.

Bodner, Alec
patient race: W sex: M age: 34 marital:S place of birth: Austria occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Bods, Lony
patient gender M race W age 42 marital status S birthplace Italy source 1930 census

Boehme, Caroline
patient race W gender F month born . year born . age . marital status W place of birth . occupation housekeeper source : 1900 census

Boehme, Caroline Mrs
admitted 12-19-1899 from Logan, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Boehme, Richard
patient gender M race W age 45 marital status S birthplace Germany source 1930 census

Boehme, Richard
patient race: W sex: M age: 35 marital:S place of birth: Germany occupation: dish washer source: 1920 census

Boesch, Herman
12 Sept 1891 Aspen Weekly Times (Aspen, Pitken County) OFF FOR PUEBLO Sheriff John W. White left on the excursion train on the Midland yesterday morning for Pueblo, having in charge Herman Boesch, who was on Thursday adjudged insane by a jury in the county court, and ordered sent to the insane asylum at pueblo. The sheriff and his charge laid over at Glenwood Springs until the arrival of the Rio Grande train when they proceeded to Pueblo. Sheriff White will be absent two or three days as he has other business in that section to attend to during his absence. The friends of Mr. Boesch have strong hopes that after a few months' treatment at the asylum he will be fully restored to reason.

Boesch, Herman
Rocky Mountain Sun 9-12-1891 – City and County – Herman Boesch, well known in Aspen, was adjudged insane by a jury in the County court, Thursday, and will be sent to the state asylum at Pueblo.

Boesch, Herman
Aspen Daily Chronicle 9-11-1891 Herman Boesch, well known to every citizen of Aspen, and at one time engaged in mercantile pursuits in this city, was adjudged insane before a jury in the county court yesterday. He was ordered sent to the asylum at Pueblo as a county charge. He will very likely be taken there to-day by a deputy sheriff. The unfortunate man has been a prominent member of the Masonic order for a number of years, and it was through the efforts of certain of its members that he was brought before the court. He is considered as harmless, but as he has had no money for his maintenance this was about the only course that could be pursued in his case. No doubt with proper care and treatment his reason will be restored in a short time.

Boesh, Herman
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1847 age 53 marital status S place of birth Germany occupation merchant source : 1900 census

Boesser, Lewis
patient gender M race W age 61 marital status S birthplace Germany source 1930 census

Bogard, Grace S.
patient gender F race W age 47 marital status M birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Boggo, D.
Rocky Mountain News 4-13-1896 – D. Boggo Insane – An Italian named D. Boggo was lodged in the city jail yesterday by Sheriff Dyer of Boulder county. Boggo was on his way to the asylum at Pueblo. Some weeks ago he became suddenly and completely demented, and although attended by several physicians, has not regained the slightest degree of intelligence.

Bogon, Ida O.
patient race: W sex: F age: 29 marital: M place of birth: Kansasnone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Boheir, Alexander
patient gender M race W age 50 marital status S birthplace Switzerland source 1930 census

Bohl, Katie
admitted 11-15-1914 from Montrose, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bohlender, Chris
patient gender M race W age 38 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Bohm, Henry
Leadville Daily and Evening Chronicle 3-2-1897 – Lunatic At Large.  Henry Bohm the insane letter carrier who was arrested by the police a week ago for trying to kill his wife with an axe, and who was subsequently taken to the county hospital for treatment, escaped from that institution early this morning.  The police are watching Bohm's residence on Franklin Street.

Bohm, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 3-2-1897 – Insane Man Goes Home – Henry Bohm, the letter collector, walked out of the county hospital at daylight yesterday morning and went home in his hospital garb. He will be committed.

Bohm, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 3-4-1897 – Insane Man Committed – Told There Was a Fortune Waiting at the Hospital – Deputy Sheriff Ebersole Tuesday evening was given a commitment for Herman Bohm, the insane letter collector, who lives on South Franklin street, and yesterday the officer visited the unfortunate's home for the purpose of taking him to the county hospital. Ebersole convinced the man that a rich mining man wished to see him relative to the disposition of millions of dollars worth of mining stock, and Bohm at once furnished the cigars and nimbly sprang into the wagon. He will be confined in a cell hereafter, owing to his faculty for running away.

Bohm, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 3-23-1897 – Conservator For Bohm – Frank A. Bailey has been selected by Judge Steele as conservator of the estate of Herman Bohm, the letter collector who recently went insane. Bailey's bond is $2,000.

Bohm, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 2-21-1897 – Insane Letter Collector – Starts on His Rounds and Is Twice Wrecked and Dragged Along Broadway – Henry Bohm, a nephew of Charles Bohm who died here years ago, was placed in the hospital ward of the city jail last evening by Special Officers Arnett and Hughes for insanity. He is, or recently was, a letter collector for Uncle Sam, and had on his civil service garments when interviewed last night. Shortly before 5 o'clock Bohm, who owns a horse and cart used for collecting mail from boxes in South Denver, partially hitched up the animal, and started down Broadway. As there were no shafts, the horse plunged and cut a deep gash in his rear leg. Becoming frenzied, he commenced frolicking and overturned the cart. Bohm was thrown out, but held onto the lines. As the light vehicle had suffered some damage, it was taken to a blacksmith shop for repairs. Bohm then hitched the horse to a buggy standing near the shop and which had but the stubs of two shafts, and again drove down Broadway. The horse returned to his antics and pulled Bohm over the dashboard. The postman clung to the reins and was dragged from Sixth to Seventh avenues. The police were notified and Arnett and Hughes conveyed the unfortunate employe to headquarters. His face was badly marred and his clothes and arms were thick with mud. He tried to give an account of the accident, but his mind wandered too much. He lives at 932 South Franklin and has been in the government service since October 3, 1890. He was laid off a month or so ago.

Bohm, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 2-22-1897 – The Insane Postman – Henry Bohm, the letter collector who, while demented, was severely bruised on Broadway Saturday, was taken from the city bastile yesterday by Superintendent of Delivery Kelly. The postman was released two weeks ago. His horse, which was hitched to a pole after the accident, is missing.

Bohm, Henry
Denver Evening Post 2-24-1897 – Antics of a Lunatic – Henry Bohm, the insane letter collector, who last Saturday attempted to drive a horse attached to a buggy by a pair of broken shafts, is again acting like a lunatic. His latest escapade consisted in an attempt to burn his mother's home, 932 South Franklin street. He saturated the kitchen with kerosene, applied a match and prevented his wife's interference by menacing her with an axe. The blaze was subdued with difficulty. Bohm will probably be detained at the County hospital until her recovers.

Bohm, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 2-24-1897 – With a Blazing Knife – Insane Letter Collector Tries to Destroy His Home by Using Kerosene, Fire and an Axe – Last Sunday Henry Bohm, an insane letter collector, lately laid off from duty by the federal officials, was severely injured in an accident on South Broadway, as a result of his queer methods of handling a horse. Monday night last, at his home he set the house on fire and then went after his wife and mother with an axe. It is probable that he will be sent to the county hospital. He was jailed again last evening by Special Officers Arnett and Murphy, and his release has been prohibited. Sunday afternoon, late, Bohm hitched his horse to a two-wheeled cart, by the tugs only. He drove a few feet, was thrown out and stunned. Later, he secured a carriage with broken shafts, hitched his horse to it, and again sallied forth. Once more he was drawn over the dash board, and dragged by the reins for many feet. His face crashed against a Tramway pole and he was otherwise injured. The police escorted him to headquarters, but the next day Inspector Kelly procured his release, saying he would look after him. Monday night Bohm was with his wife, mother and brother, in his home, a cozy little brick cottage at 932 South Franklin street. During one of his freaks and while the other members of the household were in the parlor he went into the kitchen and poured oil over the floor. He then applied a match and with a long knife, scattered the blazing liquid over the room, in an effort to reduce the place to ashes in as short a time as possible. When his wife and mother rushed in and smothered the flames, the police say, he cursed them and drove them from the apartment with an ax which he savagely wielded. The wife left the place at once and did not return until her husband was safely in custody. The brother says that Mrs. Bohm is not in the best of health, and that, up to a day or two ago, the husband was particularly attentive to her, but that now, he does his utmost, during his spells, to injure her.

Bohm, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 2-26-1897 – Bohm Will Be Cared For – Henry Bohm, the insane mail carrier, was taken to the county hospital yesterday.

Bohm, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 2-27-1897 – Hopeless in His Insanity – Henry Bohm, the insane letter collector, is locked in a cell, and is considered one of the hopeless insanity causes (cases?) at the county institution. Bohm says he will soon ship $20,000,000 in ore from his mine in the San Juan county to Denver. His wife is reported to be very low with lung troubles.

Bohm, Henry
Denver Evening Post 1-6-1899 – Death of Herman Bohm – Herman Bohm, one of the oldest mail carriers in Denver, died at the Pueblo insane asylum. Bohm had served on route A in South Denver for nearly ten years, when nearly four years ago he became eccentric in his actions and having acquired a strange antipathy to bicycles finally attacked a carrier who was riding a wheel. He was taken to the asylum but escaped. After creating a disturbance here over back pay, which he claimed was due him, he was returned to the asylum where he died.

Bohm, Henry
Denver Evening Post 1-7-1899 – Burial Permits – Herman Bohm, Pueblo insane asylum; paralysis.

Bohm, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 3-9-1897 – Had a Bag of Gold Nuggets – Statement Which Settled the Sanity – “He told me he'd get another girl.” This statement, made in a very dejected tone and by a dejected and wretched lady, was advanced yesterday on the witness stand as an evidence of a man's insanity. The woman was Mrs. Herman Bohm and the occasion was the trial of Herman Bohm for insanity. The jury at first looked doubtful as to the alleged fact being an evidence of unsound mind, but it finally dawned upon them that the aberration lay in the telling of it, and then their faces expressed conviction of the prisoner's misfortune. Mrs. Bohm related the events of the past month, which have been told in The News hitherto, including Bohm's attempt to burn the house up, to tear down the chicken houses and his two sojourns in the hospital. Bohm, who had on the uniform of a mail carrier, was put on the stand and quickly convinced the jury that his wife was not mistaken. He talked with the utmost sanity of manner, his voice, facial expression and actions being perfectly normal. But his statements were “such stuff as dreams are made of.” He confided to the jury that an attendant at the hospital had given him a share in a gold mine in the San Juan and that he had had a bag of nuggets from there in Denver during the past week, that the nuggets were of pure gold and ranged in size from a hen's egg to a man's fist. This settled it, and Bohm was pronounced insane. The same fate was awarded Homer Rees.

Bohm, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 3-9-1897 – Had a Bag of Gold Nuggets – Statement Which Settled the Sanity – “He told me he'd get another girl.” This statement, made in a very dejected tone and by a dejected and wretched lady, was advanced yesterday on the witness stand as an evidence of a man's insanity. The woman was Mrs. Herman Bohm and the occasion was the trial of Herman Bohm for insanity. The jury at first looked doubtful as to the alleged fact being an evidence of unsound mind, but it finally dawned upon them that the aberration lay in the telling of it, and then their faces expressed conviction of the prisoner's misfortune. Mrs. Bohm related the events of the past month, which have been told in The News hitherto, including Bohm's attempt to burn the house up, to tear down the chicken houses and his two sojourns in the hospital. Bohm, who had on the uniform of a mail carrier, was put on the stand and quickly convinced the jury that his wife was not mistaken. He talked with the utmost sanity of manner, his voice, facial expression and actions being perfectly normal. But his statements were “such stuff as dreams are made of.” He confided to the jury that an attendant at the hospital had given him a share in a gold mine in the San Juan and that he had had a bag of nuggets from there in Denver during the past week, that the nuggets were of pure gold and ranged in size from a hen's egg to a man's fist. This settled it, and Bohm was pronounced insane. The same fate was awarded Homer Rees.

Bohr, Catherine
Colorado Springs Gazette 8-22-1925 - The funeral of Mrs. Matt Bohr will be held this morning at nine o'clock from St. Mary's church, Rev. Father Raber officiating.  Burial in Evergreen cemetery.

Bohr, Catherine
Colorado Springs Gazette 6-18-1912 – Mrs. Catherine Bohr, 47 years old, was adjudged insane in the county court yesterday and ordered sent to the asylum at Pueblo. Her insanity was along religious lines, and her husband, Matt Bohr, sent her to a private sanitorium some time ago for treatment. The authorities found in necessary to keep her in the padded cell at the county jail while her case was disposed of, the jury judging of her condition by looking through the bars.

Bohr, Catherine
Colorado Springs Gazette 8-21-1925 – Mrs. Catherine Bohr Dies at Home Here – Mrs. Catherine Bohr, wife of Matthew Bohr, died yesterday afternoon at the residence, 403 North Fifteenth street. Besides her husband, Mrs. Bohr is survived by three daughters and one son. She had lived here more than 25 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. 

Boland, Paul
admitted 10-28-1914 from None Given - Woodcroft Hospital

Bolcen, Joseph
patient gender M race W age 64 marital status Wd birthplace New York source 1930 census

Bold, James
patient race: W sex: M age: 56 marital: M place of birth: Scotlandnone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Bolden, Vina
patient gender F race W age 67 marital status M birthplace Tennessee source 1930 census

Boles, Arthur
patient gender M race W age 39 marital status S birthplace Kentucky source 1930 census

Boles, Arthur
Routt County Sentinel 7-9-1920 – Annoyed Former Steamboat Girl – A man named Arthur Boles is to be examined as to his mental condition by a lunacy commission appointed by the County court of Denver, as the result of the attentions he has attempted to bestow upon Miss Inez Blunk of 1550 Lincoln street, formerly a Steamboat Springs young lady. Boles declares that he has a “spiritual wife” in a Grace Freda Walker, and that Miss Blunk is this girl in disguise. He annoyed her and her mother, Mrs. Fred Blunk, repeatedly, and the lunacy charge is the result.

Bolhine, Caroline
patient race W gender F age . marital status W place of birth . source 1910 census

Bolin, Carl H.
Rocky Mountain News 2-12-1895 – Insane Patients – Conservator for the Estate of Carl H. Bolin, Who Went Insane in California – Yesterday was lunacy day in the county court and two unfortunates were consigned to the care of the county by reason of mental unsoundness. The case of Carl H. Bolin, a Swede, was especially piteous. He sat in the court room with a cap on, a meaningless stare on his vacant countenance and every now and then he would break forth into a low, mournful whistling, slowly rubbing his hands and gazing absently about the room. Bolin is a tailor, and about two years ago he lost his wife. He lives at 1226 South Thirteenth street, and about a year ago last November he went to California for his health. While there he lost his reason and was committed to an asylum in San Bernardino. He remained there for several months and was finally considered sufficiently recovered to return to his home in Denver, where he arrived in the latter part of December. Since then he has rapidly failed, but has been kindly cared for by the Odd Fellows and devoted personal friends. He is possessed of about $5,000 worth of property, and the court was asked to appoint a conservator for Bolin and his estate.

Bolin, Carl H.
Denver Evening Post 2-12-1895 – Town Talk – Carl H. Bolin and John Henry Hall were adjudged insane in the County court yesterday afternoon and ordered to be taken to the Pueblo asylum.

Bolin, Carl H.
Rocky Mountain News 2-15-1895 – Local Brevities – Judge Steele, in the county court, yesterday appointed C. A. Lindstrom conservator of the estate of Carl H. Bolin, adjudged by the court a few days ago to be insane, and accepted Peter Hausen and Charles J. Anderson as sureties on the conservator's bond.

Bollway, Mary
patient race W gender F age 47 marital status S place of birth Illinois source 1910 census

Bollway, Mary
patient gender F race W age 68 marital status S birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Bollway, Mary
patient race: W sex: F age: 57 marital:S place of birth: Illinois occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bolsinger, Henry
26 November 1904 New Castle NonPareil, Former State Senator Henry Bolsinger, who has been in the State Insane Asylum at Pueblo, has been released on parole and taken back to his home at Central City in custody of a brother. Senator Bolsinger became deranged during the Democratic state convention, but the attack was not serious and as soon as he reached Pueblo he seem to be in his right mind.

Bolsinger, Henry
Aspen Tribune 9-13-1896 – Senator Bolsinger Becomes Insane at the Populist Convention – Denver, Sept 12. – Senator Henry C. Bolsinger, of Central City, went insane at the populist convention in Pueblo last night.  He was making a speech when he broke off into a rambling talk and was led away.  He became violent during the night, and arrived here this morning.  He was taken to the hospital.  It is believed the affliction is only temporary.  The cause is unknown.  Bolsinger was a candidate for lieutenant-governor, but did not seem to take his defeat much to heart.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Basalt Journal 10-1-1904 - Becomes Suddenly Insane.  Denver, Sept. 29 - A Central City special to the News last night says:  Hon. Henry C. Bolsinger, ex-state senator and prominent mining man in this state, became violently insane yesterday, and this morning was taken to Pueblo by Sheriff Cody.  Mr. Bolsinger has been very prominent in Democratic circles of the state for the past fifteen years, and especially in Gilpin county, he having represented that county in the State Legislature several different times.  Eight years ago, Mr. Bolsinger had a temporary aberration of mind.  Since that time he has been apparently getting stronger and better until the past few weeks, when his mind seemed to be again weakened.  His friends watched him closely, but he did not become violent until last night about 12 o'clock, when he suddenly became crazed and used force in attempting to escape from his house.  Watchers, however, had been placed over him and after a hard struggle of more than two hours he was finally overpowered.  A trial was held before Judge Ashbaugh of the County Court this morning, and a jury of six declared Bolsinger insane and commitment papers were made out for the state asylum.  Sheriff Cody, accompanied by Mr. Bolsinger's brother, Fred Bolsinger, James Williams and John Curnow left for Pueblo.  Mr. Bolsinger has a family of wife, two sons and a daughter, residing at Bald Mountain station.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Castle Rock Journal 1-25-1907-Escaped from Asylum - Former senator Bolsinger Gets Away from Pueblo - The News Sunday morning says: After sawing his way out of the state insane asylum at Pueblo with a pocket knife which he had converted into a saw, former State Senator Henry C. Bolsinger of Central City jumped to the ground from the second story, walked sixty-three miles to Monument, and there boarded a train for Denver, arriving here late Friday night in an exhausted condition.  On arrival there he showed signs of great fatigue, but otherwise was none the worse for his experience.  He related the details with evident relish at having outwitted the authorities at the asylum.  His mental condition was excellent and he gave no sign of ever having suffered in that respect.  Yesterday morning, before leaving for Central City with his brother, he had fully recovered from the fatigue of the sixty-three mile walk and he was in good spirits because of is freedom. He had money enough to pay his way to Denver, but he knew that if he bought a ticket anywhere near Pueblo he could more easily be followed by the guard.  He walked all of Thursday night and up to noon Friday before reaching Monument, where he thought he could safely board a train.  It was feared by the authorities at the asylum that he had lost his way on the prairie and that he would be frozen to death.  He is a man of robust physique and he stood the trip well.  He told Denver friends that he would never go back to Pueblo as he was cured of his ailment.  Former Senator Bolsinger is a man of brilliant attainments.  Some years ago he was struck on the head with a stick of wood, and since that time he has, at intervals, suffered temporary insanity.  He has twice before been an inmate of the state asylum and had once escaped from that institution and gone home. 

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Longmont Ledger 2-12-1897 – Senator Carney submitted a motion instructing the secretary of the Senate to draw a warrant for the pay of Senator Bolsinger, who is in an insane ward at the state asylum.  Senator Thomas objected to the motion, and Senator McCreery was excused from voting because he was not sure that the Senate had the power to authorize the pay of an absent member.  The motion by Mr. Carney prevailed.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Aspen Weekly Times 10-24-1896 – Senator Bolsinger Better.   Denver, Oct. 19.-Senator Bolsinger of Gilpin county who was declared violently insane while attending the populist convention at Pueblo and afterwards removed to Chicago for treatment, is this morning much better.  It is said that he will probably entirely recover and will be back and take his seat during the coming session of the senate.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Aspen Weekly Times 4-3-1897 – Bolsinger Insane – March 29. – Judge Mitchell ___ six went to the insane asylum  ___ to pass on the sanity of ____ Bolsinger, who became insane at the Populist convention here last  ____    During the examination Dr. Hubert Work was placed on the stand, ___ in answer to a question, he said that Senator Bolsinger was undoubtedly _____.  Bolsinger immediately ______, pulled off his coat, and ___ drove the judge, jury, and ___ from the room before he could ______ by the attendants.  The ____ in another room, and ____ Bolsinger insane.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Greeley Tribune 9-17-1896 – Goes Insane Talking Silver – Denver, Sept. 14. – State Senator Henry C.  Bolsinger, a wealthy mining man of Central city, was taken to the county hospital in this city in a state of violent insanity.  His mind became unbalanced while he was making a speech in the Populist state convention at Pueblo.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Mancos Times 5-14-1897 – State Senator H. C. Bolsinger, who has been under treatment at the State Insane Asylum for some months, has been pronounced cured and has returned home to Central City.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
New Castle News 9-18-1896 – Senator Bolsinger Insane – Denver, Sept. 13. – Henry C. Bolsinger of Central City, Gilpin county, a member of the state Senate, and one of the most prominent citizens and political leaders of that section of the state, is now confined in the insane ward of the Arapahoe county hospital.  Mr. Bolsinger appears to be suffering from the effects of hallucinations which have taken possession of his mind and apparently unbalanced it.  Physicians express the gravest apprehensions concerning his condition, and while it is hoped that a complete rest and recovery from recent mental overwork may prove his aberration to be only temporary there is reason to fear the worst.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Denver Evening Post 9-12-1896 – Bolsinger is Insane – Well-Known Senator Suddenly Becomes Demented – State Senator Henry C. Bolsinger of Central City, one of the most prominent residents of Gilpin county, largely interested in mining and one of Colorado's extremely wealthy men, occupies the insane ward at the county hospital and is temporarily badly deranged. Senator Bolsinger was conveyed thither early this morning, having been removed from the Union depot, where his insane actions attracted great attention as he alighted from a Rio Grande train with a party of friends. The Central City man boarded the train at Pueblo at 2:55 this morning, where he had been in attendance upon the Populist state convention. During the deliberations of that body the name of Senator Bolsinger was at intervals favorably considered for the gubernatorial nomination. Perhaps the failure to realize his cherished ambition temporarily impaired his intellect, as he had scarcely entered the Pullman ere his friends were alarmed by his suddenly developed eccentricities. The trend of his incoherent ravings and demented mutterings were the convention proceedings in which he had recently participated. Yet at intervals the unfortunate man would digress and rave on a conglomeration of topics, mixed together, in a senseless jargon. The efforts of two friends to pacify him were futile and at times it was necessary to restrain him when his imagination induced conduct which portended of violence. During the entire night the demented man raved like a maniac, talking and gesticulating unceasingly. For some time his friends were enabled to confine the fact of his sudden misfortune to the Pullman in which they had taken passage, but gradually the painful fact was generally known throughout the train. The journey to Denver was fraught with intense excitement for those who so deeply deplored the ghastly hallucinations of their friend. They were finally convinced that Senator Bolsinger's affliction, while perhaps but temporary, was grave and determined to confine him in a suitable institution. As no other Denver hospital except the county can accommodate insane patients, his friends had no recourse but to send him there. Although surrounded by those whom he knew intimately, the demented politician recognized no one as he left the train. Perhaps exhausted by the garrulousness of hours the senator meekly permitted himself to be assisted to the police ambulance. En route to the hospital, however, his latent energies revived and he raved frightfully. Over and over again he repeated fragments of occurrences at the Pueblo convention and uttered fragments of the events of years ago. The senator became calmer upon his reception at the hospital. He did not demur and apparently did not realize where he was, upon being securely locked in the apartment devoted to the insane. The unfortunate was hastily placed in bed, where he lay in a stupor. During the morning he was visited by Dennis Sullivan and other influential people. All expressed the greatest sympathy for their friend afflicted so suddenly. Perhaps no man is better known throughout the state as an ardent Populist than Henry C. Bolsinger. He has long been a prominent politician and has honorably represented Gilpin county in two sessions of the state legislature. In 1888 he was elected state senator and has retained that office up to the present time. Senator Bolsinger's term expires this fall. He was a candidate for re-election. His present misfortune, ascribed to mental worry and extraordinary exertion at the convention, will be learned with regret generally throughout the state. Senator Bolsinger was born at Colesburg, Iowa, in 1858. With his parents he removed to Chatfield, Minn., a year later, where he was educated in the public schools. He came to Colorado in 1874 and located at Central City, engaging in mining with his father. He made the practical working of mines a study and a few years after his arrival in Gilpin county he was appointed superintendent of the Hubert mine at Central. Subsequently Mr. Bolsinger handled several properties in this state and Old Mexico, floating them among eastern capitalists. He was chosen state representative from Gilpin county in 1887 and he was elected to the state senate as a Democrat in 1890 from the Twenty-sixth district for four years. During his term in the senate, however, he was regarded as a Populist, and supported many measures and affiliated on the floor with the members of that party. He had not been renominated this year.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Denver Evening Post 9-14-1896 – May Possibly Recover – Senator Bolsinger still occupies a cell devoted to the insane at the county hospital. Slight improvement if any is noticeable in his condition since his reception at that institution last Saturday. The unfortunate still raves at intervals, and in his imagination revives the occurrences at the Pueblo convention. At times the senator lapses into a condition of absolute quietude, during which he lies in a lethargic stupor. Although visited by solicitous friends he has yet been unable to recognize anyone. The hospital officials express a faint hope of the senator's ultimate recovery, but do not assure any such desirable result.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Denver Evening Post 10-19-1896 – Bolsinger is Better – Political Scheme to Have Him Tried For Insanity – Senator Bolsinger of Gilpin county, who has been declared violently insane, is in Chicago and improving, so those assert who claim to know. The inner circles of politics is somewhat stirred up as a result of a story to the effect that the senator will be back when the general assembly convenes prepared to occupy his seat in the senate and work out his entire tenure of office. While attending the Pueblo convention as a delegate, Mr. Bolsinger was attacked by a temporary aberration resulting from an overtaxed mind and the excitement incident to the proceedings of the convention. He took the platform and in attempting to make an address his mind wandered back to the scenes of the last session of the assembly. He was forced down from the platform and brought to Denver, where he was cared for during a three or four days stay. Many of the old politicians, and especially a few of his political opponents in Gilpin county, were not deeply affected by his unfortunate condition, but urged that the board of insanity take action and adjudge him insane. The senator's friends were watching this game, however, and before it could be done hurried him to Chicago for treatment, where he now is and convalescent. The motive which prompted his enemies to obtain a judgment of insanity against him is apparent. With the hard-working, earnest senator out of the way they knew that half of their troubles in the kingdom of Gilpin would be overcome. If they could succeed in having him adjudged insane the statutes would declare his office vacant for cause and they stood some show of filling his vacancy at the general election. As the case stands now there is no way of reaching him by process of law to declare a vacancy in his senatorial district and the Democrats and Silver-Republicans are wild over the prospects of losing an official from that section. The Populists have worked a cunningly devised game to keep the senator in trim for the coming winter's session and declare that when he returns some revelations of Arapahoe gang perfidy will be made that will stir up the entire state.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Ouray Herald 2-11-1897 – Senator Carney introduced in the senate Friday a resolution to pay the salary of Senator Bolsinger, now in the insane asylum. Some objection was made to this proposition on the ground, perhaps, that the services of a senator in the insane asylum were not of value to the people. On this proposition we beg to differ. Senator Bolsinger is entitled to pay just the same as any other senator. He happens to be in the asylum while his confreres are in the senate. How long, we should like to know, will it be before Bolsinger will be in the senate and the senators in the asylum? Senator Carney is right; he provides for the future.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Denver Evening Post 3-11-1897 – Had a Pleasant Time – County Commissioner A. C. Harris back again from Pueblo where he went to give testimony in a suit of the county commissioners against the sheriff, but which has been amicably settled. He visited the asylum and expresses himself as gratified with what he saw there. He conversed with ex-Senator Bolsinger, an inmate at the asylum. The insane man was apparently doing well.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Denver Evening Post 3-29-1897 – Bolsinger Is Insane – The Senator Formally Declared So This Morning – Pueblo, March 29 – Judge Mitchell, of the county court, a jury of six and two or three physicians went this morning to the asylum to try Senator Bolsinger, of Boulder county, for insanity. Dr. Work examined the senator and asked him a great many questions, which exasperated him. When the doctor was requested to state the condition of the patient, he said he was insane, which answer made Bolsinger very violent. He threw off his coat, grabbed a chair and drove judge, jury and physicians from the asylum before he could be calmed by the attendants. The jury then rendered a verdict of insanity.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Rocky Mountain News 3-30-1897 – Adjudged Insane – State Senator Bolsinger Fails to Recover From His Unfortunate Malady – In the Asylum – Pueblo, Colo., March 29 – State Senator Henry C. Bolsinger of Gilpin county was to-day adjudged insane in the county court of Pueblo county. Senator Bolsinger first gave indications of insanity at the Populist state convention held in Pueblo last August, and at that time was removed to a private asylum in Illinois. The steps taken to-day to inquire into his sanity were at the request of his brother in order that his affairs in Gilpin county might be placed in the hands of a conservator. Some days ago Senator Bolsinger was brought from Illinois and placed in the asylum at Pueblo and has since been cared for there. At times he is inclined to be very violent, while at others he is quite rational and can talk on almost any subject except politics. When a political question is broached he goes rambling off into all sorts of fields. Fears are entertained that his malady is permanent.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Rocky Mountain News 5-2-1897 – Took French Leave – Senator Bolsinger Escapes From the Pueblo Asylum and Visits Friends in Denver – Friends of ex-Senator Henry Bolsinger were surprised and somewhat puzzled to receive a call from him last evening and to learn from him that he had just arrived in town on the 9:30 train from Pueblo, where he has been an inmate of the insane asylum. His presence in town was explained by himself, for he laughingly told how he had given the officials there the slip and had boarded the evening train for Denver with the intention of paying a visit to his folks at Central City. The sad facts of the well known senator's mental troubles and of his being subsequently sent to the asylum are well known. He has been in Pueblo during the last eight months and has exhibited such signs of rationality that the keepers of the asylum allowed him perfect liberty. Upon his arrival in Denver last night he made a tour of several of his friends' residences, with whom he discussed old times, and with a good deal of humor told how he had taken French leave from the asylum and was on his way to visit his Central City home. He was perfectly dressed and spoke and acted in his old time manner. Bolsinger repaired to his former rooming place after he had cordially greeted his friends and engaging a room, left an order to be called at 7 o'clock this morning. At a late hour last night nothing had been heard from the asylum regarding the senator's disappearance.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Rocky Mountain News 5-3-1897 – Returned to Pueblo – Senator Bolsinger Consents to Return to the Asylum and Get Permission to Go Visiting – Ex-Senator Henry Bolsinger left for Pueblo at 1:30 yesterday afternoon in company with Deputy Sheriff John Murray. He was closely watched during his stay in town and all the time he was here seemed to be in a rational mood. A telephone message from the asylum at Pueblo, however, stated that it was not safe to allow him to be at large as he was subject to dangerous spells and requested that he be returned at once to Pueblo. The senator made his escape from the asylum on Saturday evening and came to Denver, where after telling his friends of his good luck in escaping from the asylum and announcing his determination to visit his home in Central City, he retired for the night at the Burke block on Curtis street after leaving an order to call him at 7 o'clock. An officer in citizen's clothes mounted guard outside the hotel and kept him under surveillance until he was turned over to the sheriff yesterday morning. Mr. Bolsinger rose at 8 o'clock, having changed his mind about going to Central City. He was allowed to circulate among his friends during the day and the matter of sending him back to Pueblo was discussed with him. He did not think he should be sent back but said he was perfectly willing to go if the officers thought it best. He thought he might go back and arrange with the asylum officials for a visit to his home. He exhibited no signs of insanity while he was in Denver and it was a matter of much regret to his many friends that he should be compelled to return to the asylum.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Rocky Mountain News 5-8-1897 – In His Right Mind – Pueblo, Colo., May 7 – State Senator Henry Bolsinger has been formally discharged from the state insane asylum and has returned to his home at Central City.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Denver Evening Post 5-11-1897 – Glances At Our Neighbors – Colorado – State Senator Bolsinger has been discharged from the insane asylum with every wheel nicely adjusted again.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Denver Evening Post 2-1-1897 – Bolsinger in Denver – The Senator is Much Improved in Health – The Hon. Harry Bolsinger, state senator, whose sudden and dramatic affliction in Pueblo last summer caused a wide-spread sensation, passed through Denver yesterday, almost in the full possession of his faculties. It will be but a matter of a few weeks before he is in perfect health. The Sunday morning train from Chicago brought Senator Bolsinger and his two brothers, who had conducted him from the asylum where he was confined in that city, to Denver en route to Pueblo. A brief stay only was made in this city, the Messrs. Bolsinger conducting their brother to the St. James hotel for dinner, which was heartily enjoyed, and then to a private office in an uptown business block, where a few friends who knew of his arrival were present to tender their services. The greatest improvement was noticed in the senator's appearance. When the departure was made from the county hospital for Chicago, the former bright mind was a total wreck, sudden flashes of the wildest insanity threatening damage to himself and everybody in the dungeon in which he was confined, being succeeded by fits of the deepest melancholy. The three months spent in Chicago had regained him much flesh; his eyes sparkled with buoyant life, and beyond a pallor caused by confinement, even a warm friend could scarcely have discovered the malady still lurking. He greeted his old friends with a cordial handshake and a few words. Every face was remembered, and to each he remarked: “I am very glad to see you.” Senator Bolsinger dwelt but lightly upon the time spent in Chicago. He was lured from the place of confinement by his brothers telling him that those very near and dear to him were eagerly expecting his arrival in Denver and Pueblo. Senator Bolsinger's appetite at dinner was a gauge to his health. He laughed heartily at a few witticisms, then hurried from the St. James rotunda and boarded the 1:30 p.m. train for the South. Among those who accompanied him was James Fleetford, who returned from Pueblo this morning and registered at the Windsor. Mr. Fleetford, who is an old friend of the senator, described the journey to several friends. He is much gratified over the senator's condition. Besides recognizing old friends, Senator Bolsinger talked business, asked about the state elections, was interested in the doings of the Colorado legislature and during the trip of several hours talked entertainingly, showing no lapse into violence. As each familiar spot or town on the trip flashed by he would draw attention to it and smile in appreciation as if his exile had been longer than it was. It was with some difficulty that he was prevailed upon to enter the state insane asylum. A natural repugnance caused him to wish to resent entrance but he was finally prevailed and everything necessary to his condition arranged. He has a bright, sunny apartment and his room resembles that in a hospital. Physicians and friends are confident of the speedy recovery of the senator. He, himself, is aware of his conditions and yesterday expressed the hope that he would not continue to be a burden upon his friends. To those who talked with him, he said nothing of what had passed. His relatives will watch over him at Pueblo, seeing that he needs for nothing.

Bolsinger, Henry C.
Denver Evening Post 3-8-1898 – Much Worse – Senator Bolsinger Again Shows Symptoms of Insanity – Six detectives were sent out last night to arrest State Senator Henry Bolsinger, of Central City, who had become seemingly insane and was carrying things with a high hand on Sixteenth street. It was only recently that Mr. Bolsinger was released from the insane asylum. About 9 o'clock Chief of Police Farley was notified that Bolsinger was making trouble in a Sixteenth street saloon. The informant said he was acting in a very boisterous manner and that it was thought he was insane. A few moments later a telephone message stated that Bolsinger was in another saloon and had taken possession and was mixing cocktails to his own liking. Two detectives were sent after him, each taking along a pair of handcuffs. He was not at the saloon when the second report came from headquarters, but had taken possession of another thirst parlor further up the street. On the outside was a crowd of men wondering what would take place next. Friends of Bolsinger had already arrived and were trying to quiet him when the officers reached the scene. After a great deal of persuasion Bolsinger was induced to accompany his friends to a hotel, where they watched over him all night. The friends say that he got too much liquor and his mental aberration is only temporary. Senator Bolsinger became violently insane at a state political meeting in Pueblo nearly two years ago. He was for a time kept in an institution for the insane near Chicago, and was released several months ago as he seemed to be entirely cured. He came back to Denver and has been seen about the streets frequently. It is thought that he was entirely cured and he was making propositions to go into mercantile business here. It is stated upon good authority that he is much worse this afternoon.

Bolton, James
Denver Evening Post 12-12-1898 – An Insanity Commission – It Is to Investigate the Condition of Four Convicts – Governor Adams this morning appointed a commission in lunacy to inquire into the sanity of Levi Hurtley, Ellen Deardoff, James Bolton and F. J. Sedlock, all penitentiary convicts. The commission is composed of Drs. F. N. Carrier, T. H. Craven and J. W. Rambo, the first two of Canon City and the latter of Florence. Hartley is violently insane and is dangerous, the prison officials say. Before he entered the penitentiary he was an inmate of the state insane asylum at Pueblo. He was sent to the penitentiary for attempting to kill J. Keiser of Delta, whom he had followed here from Missouri to murder, he said. Mrs. Deardoff is a Boulder woman who was formerly in the insane asylum. Dr. Thombs discharged her as cured. She was sentenced to the penitentiary for burglary. Bolton is from Denver. He is serving fourteen years for robbery.

Bolton, James
Denver Evening Post 12-20-1898 – Four Insane Convicts – They Are Sent to the Pueblo Asylum for Treatment – Drs. J. W. Rambo, Thomas H. Craven and F. N. Carrier, the commission in lunacy appointed by the governor to inquire into the sanity of four prisoners in the penitentiary, made their report this morning. The four convicts were all declared to be insane. They are: Levi Hartley, James Bolton, Ellen Deardoff and F. J. Sedlock. Upon receipt of the report Governor Adams issued an executive order providing for the transfer of the prisoners from the penitentiary to the insane asylum. On their recovery they are to be sent back to Canon City to serve out their terms.

Bolton, James
Denver Evening Post 7-5-1899 – An Easy Graft – Convict Transferred to the Insane Asylum Escapes – The police were notified today of the escape from the Pueblo asylum of James Bolton, who was sent to the penitentiary for fourteen years from this city for highway robbery. Bolton and Joseph Trevithick were convicted here last year for holding up and robbing William Holmes. Holmes was walking out Champa street and when he got to Twenty-third these men stopped him, held him up at the point of revolvers, robbed him and tied him to a tree, after which they ran away. Bolton feigned insanity while in the county jail, but nevertheless he was convicted and sent to the penitentiary for fourteen years. Trevithick was sent to the reformatory. Bolton made the warden of the penitentiary believe he was insane and he was transferred to the asylum.

Bond, Robert I.
patient gender M race W age 42 marital status M birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Bondurant, Alberta
patient race B gender F age 44 marital status M place of birth Canada occupation printer source 1910 census

Bongard, Theodore
patient gender M race W age 39 marital status S birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Bongard, Theodore
patient race: W sex: M age: 28 marital:S place of birth: Illinois occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Boni, Peter
patient gender M race W age 43 marital status S birthplace Italy source 1930 census

Bonn, John H.
patient race: W sex: M age: 54 marital: M place of birth: Wisconsinnone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Bonn, John H.
Bonn, John H. born 11-6-1855 in Wisc. married, fruit grower, son of John Bonn both parents born Germany, died 11/2/1911 shipped 11-3-1911 to Lakeside Cem. Canon City, Co. Dr. Hubert Work.

Bonnatt, Eugenia A.
patient race: W sex: F age: 45 marital:M place of birth: United States occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bonnott, Eugenia A.
patient race W gender F age 36 marital status . place of birth America source 1910 census

Bonnulio, Francisco S.
Rocky Mountain News 3-14-1886 – The Courts – County Court – Probate – People vs. Francisco S. Bonnall; complaint in lunacy filed; I. R. Houze, Esq., appointed guardian ad litem; order for arrest.

Bonnulio, Francisco S.
Rocky Mountain News 3-24-1886 – The Courts – County Court – Probate – The People vs. Francisco S. Bonnulio; lunacy; trial, verdict insane, and ordered that defendant be committed to insane asylum at Pueblo. It appearing that defendant has no estate except $22, now in possession of Mr. C. C. Gird, ordered that he pay the said $22 to the court and that Arapahoe county pay the balance of the costs.

Bonnulio, Francisco S.
Rocky Mountain News 3-24-1886 – Three Lunatics – An Insane Italian, a Mad Astronomer and a Demented Young Woman Tried for Lunacy in the County Court – Three cases of lunacy occupied the attention of Judge Harrington and several juries in the County court yesterday. The first case tried was that of Francises S. Bonnacio, an Italian. He had worked a little in Denver, but seems utterly incapable of taking care of himself. He seems to be now on the borders of dementia, realizing very little regarding his condition or where he was being sent to. He labored under the delusion quite common to lunatics, that somebody was trying to kill him, and also had an idea that he had once committed murder himself. He has been for some time in the county jail. The jury had little difficulty in finding him insane, and he was committed to the asylum at Pueblo. Anton Steinhauser, a German, was also tried for lunacy in the County court yesterday. The popular belief that lunatics are affected by changes of the moon appears to hold good in his case, as he is thought to be rather crazier than usual when the moon is at its full. His great delusion consists in some peculiar notions regarding the moon and stars and some general astronomical theories judged to be inconsistent with sound reason. He has been prone to hang about the streets and indulge in conversation in regard to his vagaries, but for the past few weeks he has been in the county jail. His lunacy is rather of a harmless kind, but seems to be considered quite pronounced by good judges. He was found insane by a jury yesterday and ordered to be sent to Pueblo. He realized where he was to be taken to and did not relish the idea altogether. His vagaries seem to render him unfit to provide for himself or others, or to pay much attention to business of any kind. The third and perhaps the most sad of all the cases of lunacy tried yesterday was that of a young woman named Tilda Anderson, who has every appearance of being of Swedish origin. She sat with head bowed down during her trial yesterday and her face, thus only half revealed, showed little signs of intelligence. She is very nearly demented and her case seems to more closely resemble idiocy than insanity. She has tried hard to work and support herself but seems unable to do so. Her mind seems to be very nearly a blank and she seems fully as helpless as the youngest child. She has been for some time in the County hospital, and as she appears to have no near relatives or friends here she will probably be sent to the asylum.

Bonofish, Tom
patient race: W sex: M age: 47 marital:W place of birth: Germany occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Booker, Cora B
admitted 6-4-1915 from El Paso, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Booker, Cora B.
patient gender F race W age 52 marital status M birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Booker, Cora B.
patient race: W sex: F age: 43 marital:M place of birth: Kansas occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bookhammer, Dories
patient gender F race W age 28 marital status M birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Boot, Alfred
patient race: W sex: M age: 68 marital:S place of birth: England occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Booth, Charles
admitted 4-18-1914 from Otero, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Booz, William B.
Colorado Springs Gazette 6-4-1907 – Boy is Adjudged Insane – William B. Booz Committed to Work Sanitarium – A sad case in the county court yesterday was that of William B. Booz, the 18-year-old son of Joseph C. Booz, of 1025 South Sierra Madre street, who was adjudged insane and committed to the Work sanitarium in Pueblo. Laboring under the hallucination that he was a cowboy, and that enemies were trying to chloroform him, Booze recently ran away from home to Nebraska. His peculiar actions attracted attention, and his father was communicated with. Mr. Booz went to Nebraska and brought his son home. Young Booz left home last week and was captured Saturday night near the poor farm.

Borden, J.C.
Rocky Mountain News 12-27-1889 – The Insane at Large – No Place Wherein to Confine Dangerous Lunatics – “I am worth $200,000,000 and can buy the town.” The remark was made by J. C. Borden to Officer William Jackson yesterday afternoon. Borden is insane. He informed the policeman that he had given the watchman instruction to keep the bank open until the tenth hour, and he had disobeyed the command. Borden was sent to the city jail for safekeeping. There has been a great number of insane people on the streets of late and it would seem that there is insanity in the atmosphere. Crazy men have walked the streets in an aimless way and engaged in conversation with strangers, only to grow violent and fight at the first opportunity and make themselves as disagreeable as possible. A great many insane people have been taken out of private houses, and the police have been kept busy with them. The worst part of the matter is the fact that the authorities have no way of caring for them, no place to put them when they are caught. There are no accommodations in the state asylum, and the new addition will not be completed until next March. In the meantime the police authorities are puzzled to know what to do. The insane can not be permitted to roam the streets at will, but when arrested they are invariably liberated, because there is no place to put them; the county has no room and the city no hospital. Rocky Mountain News 1-4-1890 – Poisoned By Paint - … In the case of a similar nature, however, against one J. E. Borden, a carpenter, a different state of affairs presented inself. [The previous person was declared sane.] Borden, it would appear, has enjoyed the reputation of being one of the most expert and accomplished tradesmen in the city, but for reasons unexplained the old man's mind has recently become unbalanced. He labors under a delusion that he is the proprietor of a medicine that has netted him the handsome little sum of $200,000,072.45. On being questioned on the subject he took the jury into his confidence and told them that the medicine was as simple as it was effective – nothing more nor less than a decoction made up of three quarts of Irish whisky and the juice of four lemons. To be effective it must be taken hot and at frequent intervals. Dyspepsia, chills, the grippe, corns and all other maladies fled before it like the wind. “I want to say one thing, gentlemen,” quoth the old man before leaving the stand, “this medicine is a rip-snorter, but it never et has cured a lawyer. Don't know how it is but it don't seem to have any effect on an attorney at all.”

Bordenato, Petro
patient gender M race W age 47 marital status S birthplace Italy source 1930 census

Bordenatu, Petro
patient race: W sex: M age: 36 marital:S place of birth: Italy occupation: none source: 1920 census

Boreland, Susan
patient race: W sex: F age: 65 marital:M place of birth: Kentucky occupation: none source: 1920 census

Borella, Thomas
patient gender M race W age 41 marital status M birthplace New Mexico source 1930 census

Borf, Matt
patient gender M race W age 50 marital status S birthplace Yugoslavia source 1930 census

Borghi, Felix
Steamboat Pilot 9-30-1896 – Felix Borghi, who was adjudged insane, was taken to Pueblo last Thursday in charge of Under-Sheriff Farnham. Mr. Borghi's condition when he left Steamboat was very serious, but it is thought that with proper treatment he will recover.

Borghi, Felix
Borghi, Felix died 8-9-1898 buried Roselawn block 25 8-16-1898 Notes: age 65y, informant Miss Mary Borghi McCarthy Funeral Home Dr. Thombs

Borich, John
died 05/02/1935 buried 05/04/1935, residence Gordon, notes 49 years, born in Austria, shot himself, insane St. Mary's Death Records, no marker, buried St. Mary's south cemetery, Walsenburg, Co., McCarthy Funeral Home records.

Borie, F. M.
Rocky Mountain News 8-1-1890 – Declared Insane – Another case of insanity of a very peculiar kind was brought before a jury yesterday in the county court. The man charged with lunacy is F. M. Borie. Several witnesses were examined who only knew Borie slightly and they testified that for the last few months they had considered his ways rather eccentric. Mrs. Cabin, a relation of the defendant, had been in the family a great deal. She said defendant often talked very strangely. That he was a bookkeeper, but had not tried to get anything to do for six months. He had upon one occasion torn up the garden and all the vegetables and everything and pulled down the fences that enclosed the house and yard. His wife was sick and she believed it was uneasiness about him and worry that had made her sick. Dr. Denison, who had been in attendance upon Borie's wife, said that the defendant was peculiarly absent-minded and flighty. He had thought for a good while that Borie was somewhat deranged in his mind. Mr. Ferguson had lived with Borie three years. The defendant had talked recently in a way which convinced Ferguson that he was insane. Borie had an idea he was going to have a pile of money in a little while and was always laying plans. He told his wife he was going to put a story and a half upon the house, build a dance hall and connect it with the rear end of his house. He also told her that he had ordered a pair of bay horses and would drive her around in grand style. Dr. Eskridge gave expert testimony to the effect that he had examined the patient on last Sunday and found that Borie was laboring under the form of insanity known as monomania. The doctor had questioned him and talked with him and his whole talk was about how he was going to get rich. He told the doctor that he was state agent for an article called “bluine” and also for the Victor Hugo cigars. He was going to hire some young men and sell these articles all over the state and said he knew he would be rich in a little while. But the most conclusive evidence of his disordered mental condition was when Borie himself took the stand. He spoke quite volubly and all bent forward eagerly to hear what he had to say. The poor fellow related to the court what it was that had gotten him in ill health. “I worked for A. Z. Solomon,” said he, “for a number of years. I know I worked too hard. After a while I got so I couldn't add up a column of figures to save my life. They wouldn't come out somehow, so I quit. Then I worked as stenographer and type-writer in an office on Seventeenth street, but I had to give it up. I was all worn out. But I don't want you to think I'm crazy. With all due respect to Dr. Eskridge and all those who have testified against my sanity, I must differ from them. I am simply a victim of overwork. Now, you seem surprised that I intend to repair my house, but I don't see any indication of mental imbecility in an attempt to live better. I will have my agents out soon and will have a good thing of it. I will make four dollars a thousand on the cigars and a nice profit on the bluine, so I intend to spend my money on my family. It is true I tore up the vegetables in the garden, but what's the use to raise such things when you can buy them for less than it costs to cultivate them. And I tore down the fence, but I did it so I could put up a new one.” Thus he went on, making his case more and more hopeless at every word. In speaking of his wife he wept and said he loved her dearly and it was not so what they had testified about her being afraid of him. The jury was only out a minute or two and the inevitable verdict came. He will be taken to the asylum at Pueblo.

Borie, F. M.
Rocky Mountain News 9-7-1890 – They Do Not Agree – Economizing Peter Magnes Thinks That Insane Patients Are Too Well Treated – Denver Ladies Who Have Visited Pueblo Are Quite Convinced of an Opposite Condition – Persons Crowded Out of the Asylum Are Thrown Into Jail Among Criminals and Vermin – Commissioner Peter Magnes, who was seen yesterday by a representative of The News concerning the charges of negligence brought against the management of the insane asylum at Pueblo, was evidently disinclined to give much weight to them. “I have just returned from Pueblo,” he remarked, “and from what I saw do not think the officers in charge very much to blame. Under the circumstances I think they are doing as well as can be done. Beyond the fact that the inmates of the asylum are somewhat crowded, I did not see anything very much out of the way. The quarters of those who are compelled to occupy the jail temporarily are, of course, not so nice as those in the asylum proper, but they are clean, and from what I could observe, not likely to cause any real suffering on the part of the inmates. “I visited all the wards in both places and talked with a number of men themselves. They seemed to be well contented and the keepers are orderly, quiet fellows, not rough nor harsh. The place was quite cleanly and the quarters in the asylum are more than pleasant. My only complaint would be that they seem too expensive, too luxurious. Considering how the institution is crowded, I think the officials are doing remarkably well by the inmates committed to their care.” Another View – Mrs. F. M. Borie and Mrs. D. D. Benton, whose husbands were both sent down to the asylum four weeks ago and who have both been down to Pueblo to see for themselves how the inmates are treated, took quite another view of the matter. Both ladies are very indignant and iterate charges of neglect with a good deal of vehemence. Mrs. Borie, who was found yesterday afternoon in the act of settling in her new home at 1630 Tremont street, evidently felt the situation very keenly. “My husband has now been occupying the jail at Pueblo for four weeks,” she said. “When I went down there a week ago last Thursday I had no expectation of seeing what I saw. Mr. Borie's mother and myself went, not with a view to finding any neglect or fault on the part of the officials, but sumply because she was going east by way of Pueblo and I thought my first visit to my husband in the asylum would be made less painful by her presence. Instead of seeing him in clean and comfortable quarters we found him lodged in the cells of the jail, housed with criminals and treated like one. Since his arrival, twenty-three days before, he had not had a bath nor had he been given a change of underclothing. His cell was infested with the most disgusting of vermin and his entire body was covered with some kind of rash, contracted during his stay there. He wore the same clothes throughout that he had on when I left him, three weeks before. He told me that the food offered him was scarcely fit to eat. It consisted largely of hominy and beans – hardly substantial fare for a man in his condition. “Dr. Thombs, the physician employed by the asylum to look after the patients, had not yet examined him. There were no chances for anything like a decent bath. I wrote to Dr. Thombs from Denver, asking him to take care of my husband, but he responded that he would 'try to look after him,' implying that he only took charge of patients in the asylum and could not promise as to those in the jail. Afterward I received another letter from Supervisor Burroughs, who thought Mr. Borie would be well provided for as soon as he was transferred to (from) the jail.” Mrs. D. O. Benton, a lady well known among leaders in the W. C. T. U. movements, was also highly indignant at the treatment accorded her husband in the Pueblo asylum. Mrs. Benton thought the trouble originated in the judicial methods of disposing of the insane – that of trying them like criminals and sentencing them to jails for the lack of room in the proper state institutions. She Went Down – “When Mrs. Borie returned from Pueblo, a week ago, she came to me and told me of her husband's treatment,” remarked Mrs. Benton. “I went down to Pueblo at once, arriving there a week ago Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. I found Mr. Benton still in the jail, although he had been sent down twenty-three days before and one of the rooms in the asylum building had been vacant for three or four days. He had no change of clothing. When he went down I packed a satchel with clothes, but the authorities neglected to call for them, asserting that they had clothing for each inmate. From what I could discover the patients are treated just as the criminals are. Their baths and their food are offered them in the same way. My husband, who is perfectly rational, save for occasional attacks of melancholia and despondency complained that the meat was not fit to eat. The cells are small and inadequate. The corridors where the patients exercise are crowded, about fourteen men being packed into a space not over twelve by twenty-five feet. There is no medical attendance at the jail. The place is infested with vermin and the inmates suffer from the company and contact of the criminals present. I managed to get the keepers to let my husband have a bath, and when he was leaving his cell a gentlemanly-looking fellow stepped to his cell door and asked if he could have one too. The keeper turned upon him harshly and exclaimed: “No, you've no clean clothes.” From what I saw of the asylum proper, I should say that it was clean and well kept. But those who go to the jail evidently suffer from the grossest negligence. I had to make a special plea to Dr. Thombs before I could even get medical aid for my husband. I returned from Pueblo feeling well repaid for my trip as, at my urgent request, Mr. Burroughs gave a permit to have my husband removed to the vacant apartment in the asylum.

Borovatz, Angela
patient gender F race W age 40 marital status M birthplace Austria source 1930 census

Borum, Effie G.
patient gender F race W age 69 marital status S birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Borum, Effie G.
patient race: W sex: F age: 58 marital:S place of birth: Missouri occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bosko, George
Fort Collins Courier 6-2-1920 – Condemned Murderer To Get Sanity Hearing – By United Press.  Denver, June 2. – Acting Governor Stephen today appointed a lunacy commission, headed by Dr. Hubert Work of Pueblo, to pass upon the mental condition of George Bosko, who was sentenced to hang during the week of June 21 for the murder of E. C. Parks and William Hunter on the Rye road south of Pueblo, April 11, 1919.  George Bosko, age 28, was convicted of the double murder and sentenced to die while his brother, Tom Bosko, age 18, was sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in the crime.  The double murder stirred all Colorado at the time it occurred.  The two brothers had asked Parks and Hunter for a ride in their automobile and afterwards killed the two men.  It is possible that as a result of the appointment of the sanity commission, George Bosko may escape the hangman's noose, but will spend the rest of his natural life in the state insane asylum.

Boskoorty, Andrew
patient race: W sex: M age: 24 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Boss, E. B.
patient gender M race W age 66 marital status D birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Boss, E. B.
patient race: W sex: M age: 56 marital:S place of birth: Iowa occupation: none source: 1920 census

Boss, Henry
patient gender M race Neg age 88 marital status Wd birthplace North Carolina source 1930 census

Bossa, Margaret
patient race: W sex: F age: 45 marital:M place of birth: Vermont occupation: none source: 1920 census

Boswell, Thomas W.
patient gender M race W age 38 marital status M birthplace Kentucky source 1930 census

Botsford, Ferne
patient race: W sex: F age: 14 marital:S place of birth: Michigan occupation: ward help source: 1920 census

Bottorff, Ralph
patient race W. gender M month born September year born 1879 age 20 marital status S place of birth Colorado source : 1900 census

Boucher, Mrs. H.H.
Rocky Mountain News 11-26-1884 – Mountain Mention – Central – In the County court Monday Mrs. H. H. Boucher was adjudged insane. She has been taken to the state asylum at Pueblo.

Boulden, Grace
Rocky Mountain News 3-8-1895 – Jugglery Resorted To – Attempt to Mislead Legislature and Public - … Names of Arapahoe Patients – The following is a list of patients received at the insane asylum from Arapahoe county in 1894, as furnished by Dr. Thombs: Arthur W. Keithley, January 14; Robert Suadel, January 18; Mrs. Amanda Stokesbury, January 19; Thomas F. Soden, January 21; Mrs. Rebecca Shaffer, January 24; Mrs. Grace Boulden, January 24; Charles E. Fitch, January 24; James Ridgeway, January 24; Christopher Rohmer, January 30; Franklin Moditz, February 13; Mrs. Anna Able, March 4; Mrs. Mary Kenedy, March 20; Mrs. Lucy Richard, March 28; John Bausemer, April 7; Andrew Anderson, April 22; Mrs. Della Spellman, May 6; Miss Eva Earl, May 6; Robert Roberts, May 8; Mrs. Lucy Banon, May 15; Mrs. Rosella Sutton, May 18 (13?); Thomas Golden, June 8; Mrs. Mollie Burton, June 10; Henry Keller, June 28; J. P. C. Clary, June 23; Mary Hill, June 29; C. J. Calvin, July 8; Thomas Morrison, July 19; Mrs. Samantha E. Lindsey, July 22; Mollie McGuire, July 29; Mrs. Ann E. Curtis, August 14; Mrs. Dalla Massingale, August 26; Samuel Rudge, August 26; Mrs. Emma J. Dawson, September 14; Mrs. Emma Ralston, September 30; Henry E. Ellerman, September 30; Peter Latzerer, October 10; Samuel Cook, October 14; Mrs. E. Walin, October 15; Mrs. Emma L. Chernok, November 17; Patrick Rohan, December 4; James Short, December 4; Daniel Myers, December 4; Stephen W. St. John, December 23; Byron D. Allen, December 23; Henry W. Fairchild, December 23; Julia Dunbar, December 23. The expense bills of the sheriff call for round sums for conveying David C. Hart to the asylum, January 5, and A. B. Clark, June 14, but Dr. Thombs' record does not show that they were ever received there. In checking the bills it was found that few of the dates agreed with the prison records as to date of removal of patients, in some cases the difference being as great as two weeks. No bills were in the possession of the committee for transferring Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Walin. Hart and Clarke appear in the bill as escaped lunatics.

Bourdish, Jack
patient race W gender M age 33 marital status S place of birth Iowa source 1910 census

Bourguois, Lafayette
Rocky Mountain News 4-28-1886 – The Courts – County Court – Probate – People vs. Lafayette Bourguois; lunacy; complaint; order for arrest; G. M. Harris, Esq., appointed guardian ad litem.

Bourguois, Lafayette
Rocky Mountain News 5-6-1886 – The Courts – County Court – Probate – People vs. Lafayette Bouguess; lunacy trial insane, judgment accordingly.

Bourk, Frank O.
patient gender M race W age 27 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Bourquin, Peter
Rocky Mountain News 1-20-1883 - Georgetown - Mr. Peter Borquin, who it will be remembered was but a short time ago adjudged insane and taken to the insane asylum at Pueblo, died at that institution Wednesday.  The remains have been forwarded to Georgetown, where the burial will take place.  The deceased leaves a wife, son and daughter and two married daughters in this place.

Bourquin, Peter
Rocky Mountain News 11-25-1882 – Mountain Matters – Georgetown – Peter Borquin, who was adjudged insane by the County court last Saturday was on Wednesday taken to the state insane asylum at Pueblo by Sheriff DeVotie. Mr. Borquin, a Frenchman, who has been prospecting and mining in this vicinity for a number of years past and has always been a hard worker, went crazy over his mine, in which he imagined he had struck a big bonanza when in reality he had nothing. His insanity was noticed some time before he was adjudged insane, but it began to increase on him until it was thought best to confine him.

Bourquin, Peter
Rocky Mountain News 6-3-1883 – W. H. Haines and E. C. Fisher have made a grand strike in the Bourquin tunnel, on Republican mountain. It was while mining here that old Peter Bourquin went crazy and shortly afterward died in the insane asylum. Haines & Fisher have followed the tunnel in for 200 feet and have been rewarded by striking two feet of mineral which assays all the way from 180 to 200 ounces of silver per ton.

Bousfield, Robert
patient gender M race W age 42 marital status M birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Bow, Chris
Rocky Mountain News 9-14-1895 – Druggist Adjudged Insane – Aspen, Colo., Sept. 13 – In the county court to-day Chris Bow was adjudged insane and ordered sent to the asylum at Pueblo. Mr. Bow has for many years resided here, having been engaged in the drug business and mining. He was considered an excellent pharmacist and at one time made a small fortune on the Della S. Financial reverses are given as the cause for his unfortunate condition.

Bow, Louisa
Rocky Mountain News 10-21-1891 – Too Violent for Freedom – Secretary Thomson Had to Take Care of a South Denver Woman – Mary Bow, who resides with her husband back of the exposition grounds, South Denver, was yesterday committed to the county hospital on a charge of lunacy sworn out by Secretary Thomson of the Humane society. Mrs. Bow has for some time terrorized the women and children of the community by her wild meanderings on the plains. She formerly resided in New York and occasionally gets possessed of the hallucination that she can return there on foot. When she gets on her freaks the method taken by her family is to mount her children on horses and round her up in true cowboy fashion, the fact being that she has a great fear of horses and is easily subdued. She will be examined by Dr. Eskridge and tried in the county court at a later day.

Bow, Louisa
Rocky Mountain News 10-22-1891 – Adjudged Insane – Louisa Bow was yesterday found, by a jury in Judge Miller's court, incompetent to care for her property, and she will be committed to the state insane asylum.

Bow, Louise
Denver Evening Post 12-6-1899 – Wandered About All Night – If the weather had been colder last night the body of Mrs. Louise Bow would have been found frozen stiff in some vacant lot this morning. She is hopelessly insane, and yesterday afternoon left her home at 1214 Seventh street and disappeared. Last night her relatives went to the police station, where they gave a description of Mrs. Bow and asked that she be looked up. The description was read to the policemen as they went out on their beats. Yet this poor woman wandered about the streets downtown and up nearly all night. At 7 o'clock this morning Mrs. Bow walked into a residence at 1453 Court place, and sitting down by a stove tried to warm herself. The lady of the house demanded that she leave immediately, but the poor woman only jabbered out a feeble protest and said she was hungry. Policeman Southard was called in to remove her, and he sent her to police headquarters, where she was recognized and sent home. Mrs. Bow had the appearance of having remained out of doors all night. She was chilled through and was blue from cold. Her skirt was covered with short pieces of weeds and bits of paper, as though some time during the night she had sunk down on some vacant lot to rest. Her physician says that he fears the exposure will result in her death.

Bowden, Grace
patient race: W sex: F age: 69 marital:M place of birth: England occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bowden, Grace
Denver Evening Post 7-14-1896 – Released From the Asylum – Judge Steele made an order in the county court to-day releasing Grace Bowden, alleged insane, from the county hospital. Friends of the woman have agreed to care for her.

Bowden, Grace
Denver Evening Post 9-26-1896 – Denver's Insane in Dismal Quarters – Arapahoe county, through negligence of its officials, pays thousands of dollars annually to the state insane asylum for the care of its insane and the people never receive the benefit of the money expended. By the manner in which the state authorities permit the state asylum to be conducted they are responsible to the people of Arapahoe county for taking their thousands and giving them but slight benefits in return. Superintendent Thoms of the Pueblo asylum says Arapahoe county is entitled to but 33 per cent of the patients in the institution, and that its allowance is already present within the walls. The county commissioners of Arapahoe county know that the people whom they represent contribute 46 per cent of the support of the state asylum, yet they crowd their insane into small, badly-lighted cells in the basement of the county hospital instead of exerting sufficient endeavors to force the state asylum to receive patients for whom the institution has been paid. The hospital is now sheltering twenty-five insane patients when it should be sheltering none. There are no facilities and what means are at the disposal of the superintendent and medical staff are inadequate to cope with the constantly increasing number of lunatics. The hospital authorities are struggling nobly but it is a severe tax upon them and the county. It is a shame of many appealing voices (?) that the insane of the county are so poorly taken care of and that a dangerous lunatic should be made to suffer irritation beyond measure because of a lack of better quarters… During the present year the county hospital has been relieved by the state asylum of but twenty-five of its charges who had been forced upon it by a lack of room at the state asylum, where they are firmly denied admission. At one time not many weeks ago there were nine persons tried in the county court on the charge of insanity, and all adjudged insane. They were at once taken to the county hospital for temporary detention. There are now at the hospital twenty-five persons who are adjudged insane, but who have not been sent to the state asylum. The county must support these people, regardless of their 46 per cent of the support of the state asylum. The patients at present in the county hospital are: Grace Boden…

Bowden, Grace
Denver Evening Post 9-29-1897 – Released From County Hospital – Judge Steele ordered today the release of Grace Boden and W. K. Van Liew from the county hospital, where they have been confined as insane patients.

Bowden, Grace
Rocky Mountain News 7-15-1896 – Released From Custody – Judge Steele yesterday ordered the release from the county hospital of Grace Bowden, who was charged with insanity. She was placed in the custody of James H. Bowden, it appearing that she was in no way dangerous.

Bowden, Grace
Rocky Mountain News 8-17-1896 – Victim of Religious Mania – Grace Baden, a comely young woman living at 2435 Central court, was taken to the county hospital yesterday for insanity. The girl is continually singing hymns.

Bowden, Grace
Denver Evening Post 8-17-1896 – Town Talk – Grace Baden, a young woman living at 2435 Central court, was taken to the county hospital yesterday, suffering with insanity.

Bowden, Grace
Rocky Mountain News 7-15-1896 – Released From Custody – Judge Steele yesterday ordered the release from the county hospital of Grace Bowden, who was charged with insanity. She was placed in the custody of James H. Bowden, it appearing that she was in no way dangerous.

Bowden, Grace
Rocky Mountain News 8-17-1896 – Victim of Religious Mania – Grace Baden, a comely young woman living at 2435 Central court, was taken to the county hospital yesterday for insanity. The girl is continually singing hymns.

Bowden, Grace
Denver Evening Post 8-17-1896 – Town Talk – Grace Baden, a young woman living at 2435 Central court, was taken to the county hospital yesterday, suffering with insanity.

Bowden, Grace
Rocky Mountain News 8-23-1890 – Thinks He's a Millionaire – Henry J. McCabe and Grace Bodin were adjudged insane yesterday by a jury in the county court. McCabe imagines he is a millionaire and owns considerable property in the neighborhood of Salt Lake City. The woman is laboring under the impression that everyone is trying to fill her with medicine. Both are incurable.

Bowden, Hanna Mrs
admitted 10-1-1899 from Boulder, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bowden, Hannah
Boulder Daily Camera 10-2-1899 – Mrs. Hannah Bowden was declared insane & taken to Pueblo. Aged mother of Mrs. Leo (Hannah) Vincent. Source “Genealogical Abstracts from the Boulder Daily Camera, 1891 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Bowden, Hannah
Boulder Daily Camera 10-6-1899 – Mrs. Hannah Bowden died today. Been sick over a year. Age 75. Funeral at Vincent's, 2302 Bluff, on October 8th. Source “Genealogical Abstracts from the Boulder Daily Camera, 1891 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Bowden, Hannah
Boulder Daily Camera 10-7-1899 – Rev. E. G. Lane to officiate at the funeral of Mrs. Hannah Bowden. Source “Genealogical Abstracts from the Boulder Daily Camera, 1891 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Bowden, Hannah
died 10-6-1899 buried Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Colo.

Bowden, Hannah
Bowden, Hannah age 75y died 10-6-1899, shipped 10-7-1899 to Boulder, Co. Dr. Work, informant John Trezise undertaker

Bowden, Lydia J
admitted 9-20-1915 from New Mexico P.C.O - Woodcroft Hospital

Bowdish, Jack
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1877 age 23 marital status S place of birth Kansas occupation farmer source : 1900 census

Bowdish, Jack
Durango Wage Earner 11-20-1902 – In the county court at Cortez, Nov. 13th. Inquisition of lunacy vs. Jack Bowdish, at complaint of his father, S. A. Bowdish.  Mittimus to state insane asylum at Pueblo.

Bowen, Asa
patient gender F race W age 39 marital status M birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Bowen, Edward W.
Denver Evening Post 9-8-1896 – Court Briefs – Wilbert Bowen, conservator of E. W. Bowen, a lunatic, was given permission by Judge Steele to-day to expend money out of the estate in improving the demented Bowen's property at Cripple Creek.

Bowen, Edward W.
Denver Evening Post 1-4-1899 – A Seal Skin Transaction – In the county court Judge Steele has granted Wilbert Bowen leave to sell a sealskin coat to Mrs. W. H. Allison and Mrs. C. S. Keaver. The coat belongs to E. W. Bowen, who was recently declared insane. Wilbert Bowen, the conservator of the estate, says that it was an evidence of the man's insanity that he loaned $100 on the coat, which is now to be sold for $50.

Bowen, Edward W.
Rocky Mountain News 11-28-1894 – Eluded His Keeper – E. W. Bowen Escapes from Restraint at St. Luke's Hospital – E. W. Bowen, the chattel mortgage dealer, who is confined at St. Luke's hospital on a charge of insanity and who will to-day be brought before the court to be examined regarding his mental condition, made an exciting escape from his keeper yesterday morning. At 2 o'clock Bowen overpowered Albert Martin, who is engaged to look after him, ran out of the building and was not re-captured until 4 p.m. He was taken into custody only after a desperate fight on a crowded street corner, and before he was landed in the hospital he left the marks of tooth and nail upon half a dozen persons. Martin acknowledges that he is unable to control Bowen, and last night was given an assistant to aid him, lest the patient start out on another tear. Bowen's escape was the sensation at the hospital yesterday morning and the lady nurses will be much relieved when Bowen is taken away. His queer antics yesterday morning created a panic in the wards and it is probably for this reason that those who witnessed the escape were not very diligent in their pursuit of the fugitive. “At just 2 o'clock this morning,” said Martin, “I was awakened by a rustling noise in the room. I raised myself in bed and saw Bowen putting on his shoes. When I attempted to stop him he threw me aside and walked out of the door. Freed From His Bonds – Martin says that since it was discovered that Bowen was likely to become violent a leather “muff” was placed upon his wrists. This muff is strapped to the patient's wrists and it holds the hands together without any danger of chafing the skin. To each side of the muff is fastened a broad and stout leather strap which encircles the bed, thus confining the patient's movements in a very limited manner. The plan adopted by Bowen to disengage his hands from the muff is unexplained. When picked up yesterday morning the muff was not broken or cut, and from all appearances Bowen withdrew his hands by brute strength. A man of ordinary strength would be as helpless as a babe when “muffed” and it would be impossible for him to remove his hands. However, Bowen's physical strength is enormous, and when he exerted it to its highest degree it is possible that he might have escaped from the straps that bound him to the bed. The light in the room was low. Martin, who was exhausted by his continual vigil, was sleeping soundly and Bowen thought that an excellent opportunity to escape was at hand. After disengaging his hands he carefully dressed himself and was in the act of placing on his shoes when the attendant was awakened. Martin, by the shaded light, saw Bowen's tall figure rise and approach the bed. The attendant was badly frightened, but retained enough composure to inform Bowen that he must not leave the room. Bowen stared at him, but said nothing, and then started for the door. Martin reached the door before the patient and tried to intercept him, but the broad-shouldered Bowen caught him by the arms and threw him across the room. Then, coolly closing the door behind him, Bowen walked downstairs to the main entrance. The young nurse in charge saw Bowen advancing toward the door and made an effort to stop him. The patient's appearance was rather formidable. His eyes glittered and he resembled a wild animal looking for prey. So when he brushed past the young lady she concluded that it would be useless to try and stop him. Followed by His Keeper – Bowen slammed the door behind and ran down the steps and along the sidewalk towards Twentieth avenue. Martin, in his stocking feet, followed him several blocks at a safe distance. Bowen crossed a vacant lot and Martin gave up the chase after stepping on a bed of prickly cacti. Martin returned to the hospital and at an early hour reported the affair to Attorney Haines, who is interested in the welfare of Bowen. A search was instituted, but not a trace of the missing Bowen could be found. At 3 o'clock, when Martin, Haines and a young man named Christie were sitting in Bowen's office in the Symes block at Sixteenth and Champa streets, Bowen made his appearance. He was quite distressed and nervous, talking in a rambling way. He said that he walked to Swansea to see a friend and that having no money he was compelled to walk back to the city. Martin and the attorney asked Bowen to accompany them and he consented to do so. They left the building and at the corner Bowen became violent and struck Haines a violent blow behind the ear. He followed this up and was about to put Haines to sleep when Martin interfered. A crowd collected and they witnessed a fierce encounter, one man holding his own against a dozen. A police officer was attracted by the clashing of the forces and in a few moments Bowen was controlled. The patrol wagon was sent for, and Bowen, still struggling, was bundled into it. At the station Bowen renewed the fight. He hit Officer Hartley under the chin and landed successfully on several other limbs of the law. Police Surgeon Johnson attended the crazed business man and ordered him removed to the hospital. With great difficulty this was accomplished.

Bowen, Edward W.
Denver Evening Post 9-25-1895 – Tales of the Town – The county court is where all the insane are tried before they are committed to an asylum. Probably no cases are as sad as these… The sad case of Edward Bowen is still fresh in the minds of the public. He was a prosperous broker in the Symes block and behind his insanity are rumors of many startling and sensational stories. These are only examples of hundreds of similar cases.

Bowen, Edward W.
Rocky Mountain News 2-15-1895 – An Affidavit Mill – False Notarial Certificates Attached to Sheriff's Bills – Bogus Attestations on Which Vouchers Were Issued – Clerk Davidson Acted as Notary and Was Apparently a Convenient Tool – Deputies Signed the Bills and Never Asked Troublesome Questions – Burchinell Makes a Personal Claim for Conducting Lunatics to the Insane Asylum – At a brief session of the senate investigating committee last night was revealed a new phase of crookedness in the bills of the sheriff's office. For conveying lunatics to the asylum a bunch of bills as rendered by deputies and one by Sheriff Burchinell were in the hands of the committee… Deputy Sheriff Murray – John Murray, deputy sheriff for the past three years, was sworn. He testified that he had been one of the bailiffs in the county court under Burchinell. The custom was to take one insane patient to the asylum at a time in 1894, as in the preceding year with the exception of July 1893. Then Mr. Nichols was away and Tommy Anderson proposed to show just how the transfer should be done. He put four guards in charge of eleven insane. “Only two got away on the train,” said the witness, laughing at the recollection. Mr. Anderson managed to round up the others in time for the afternoon train. Witness remembered the case of E. W. Bowen, a money loaner. He was taken to Jacksonville, Ill., by Ebersole. He did not know as to the expense bill. In taking patients to Pueblo five cents mileage was charged for the 128 miles going and the same for returning. “Ten cents for the round trip going and coming, was it not?” asked Mr. Stevens, presenting a voucher. Mr. Murray put on his glasses and looked at the bill. He said he did not make out the bills, simply signed them. The writing on that particular bill was in Davidson's hand…

Bowen, Edward W.
Rocky Mountain News 5-3-1895 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Steele: Estate E. W. Bowen – Order that petition be allowed and that conservator be authorized to make improvements and repairs prayed for in petition and that the same be paid for out of money belonging to the ward.

Bowen, Edward W.
Denver Evening Post 10-31-1894 – A Broker Insane – Edward W. Bowen Suddenly Loses His Mind – Edward W. Bowen, the chattel loan broker, was late yesterday afternoon confined in a ward at St. Lukes hospital, violently insane. His derangement is hoped to be only temporary. For some time his eccentricities have been noticed but not until yesterday did he pass into a state of acute mania. The form of his mania takes queer turns, one of which was to bestow gifts on every person he met. He gave his watch and gold chain to a hack driver, and made other presents. These articles, however, were nearly all recovered. He is also said to be crazy over the translation of the Bible and spends hours at a time perusing the holy book, and always finding what appears to his mind gross errors in translation. He would discuss the Bible with everyone he met, strangers or friends. Some of his friends claim that his whole delusion is over a love affair. He has always been a bachelor, but of late he has been noticed constantly in the company of a young lady. Some truth may be credited to this statement, for last night Miss Carrie Schultz, who lives in room 24 Elms block, called at the county detective office and claimed that Bowen was not crazy, but his friends were trying to separate her from him. In all its phases the case is a peculiarly sad one. When taken to the hospital last night Bowen offered violent resistance, breaking away from his attendants and knocking one of them down. The county detectives afterwards secured him and placed him in the hospital.

Bowen, Edward W.
Rocky Mountain News 10-31-1894 – Bible Did Not Suit – E. W. Bowen Insane Over the Manner of Its Translation – Hoped That His Derangement is Only Temporary – A Well Known Chattel Mortgage Broker Committed to St. Luke's Pending Development of the Permanent Character of His Insanity – Makes a Fight Against Entering the Hospital But Later Is Confined Without Trouble – A Queer Delusion – Edward W. Bowen, the chattel mortgage loan broker, was removed to St. Luke's hospital yesterday by order of Judge Le Fevre, where he will be treated for mental derangement. The petition in lunacy was filed by John S. Christie, a friend of Bowen's, and the court was asked to adjudge the respondent irresponsible and that in the meantime he be deprived of his liberty, so that he might be properly treated by expert physicians. Friends of Mr. Bowen are confident that it will not be necessary to secure an order of commitment to the asylum at Pueblo, but that in a few days reason will be thoroughly restored. The case is a peculiarly sad one. Bowen came to Denver several years ago with little or no capital and is now estimated to be worth $10,000. He is regarded as a good business man, but at times within an hour of closing a rational bargain will talk wildly and do the most irrational things. At one time Bowen was the owner of the trotter “Cactus Blossom,” which made quite a record, but he is not known to have ever indulged in gambling or other excesses except when in delirium. On such occasions he is given to the most absurd extravagancies. Should there be no improvement in the patient's condition within a short time, the lunacy proceedings will be continued, so as to secure commitment to the state insane asylum. Queer Form of Insanity – The form of insanity with which Bowen is affected originated, it is stated, in his belief that the Bible is incorrectly translated. This idea has taken complete possession of him. He would sit in his office chair for hours at a time perusing the book of holy writ. He would discuss Biblical lore with all his customers and always set forth the argument that the translators of the book had failed to correctly interpret the meaning of the original documents. He would remain up late at night reading the pages of his Bible. A few days ago Attorney Haines called at the office, but did not find Bowen in. The old Bible was lying upon the desk and Haines took the book and placed it in his own pocket, thinking that the mental condition of the owner would be improved if the cause of the trouble were removed. Bowen would read no Bible other than his own, and (when) he discovered the loss he began an active search, calling half a dozen times at his attorney's house during unreasonable hours of the night. Knocks Out His Attendant – James Christie, a clerk employed by Bowen, was detailed to take his employer to St. Luke's hospital. They took a Twenty-second avenue car and alighted at the hospital grounds. Christie did not tell Bowen where they were going and at the door of the hospital Bowen refused to enter. Christie caught his arm, when Bowen suddenly turned and struck him a violent blow in the face, felling him to the grass. Christie lost all interest in his mission and returned to town to have a doctor attend to his battered face. About 5 o'clock Detective Gardner found Bowen, who accompanied him to the county hospital without trouble. Bowen has been paying his attentions to Miss Carrie Schultz, who lives in room 24 Elms block. She called on the county detectives last night and declared a great mistake had been made in taking Bowen to the hospital. She thought that he was in his right mind and that his friends wanted to get him out of the way and thus break the friendship that existed between herself and Bowen.

Bowen, Edward W.
Denver Evening Post 11-27-1894 – Mystery of St. Luke's – E. W. Bowen, an Insane Patient, Suddenly Disappears – Seen Last at Midnight – Was Then Attired in Street Costume, Which the Patient Donned After Evading His Attendant and Releasing Himself From Bondage – The Hospital Alarmed and the Police Notified – He Has Not Yet Been Apprehended – E. W. Bowen, a money loaner, in the Symes block, who has been confined in St. Luke's hospital since October 30, suffering from a peculiar disease of the brain, mysteriously disappeared with his attendant, a Mr. Martin, at 2 o'clock this morning. Bowen's malady a few days ago became serious, and he attacked his attendant on several occasions. Dr. Eskridge, the hospital physician, and an authority on diseases of the brain, was in daily attendance upon Bowen, and yesterday, after his attack on his nurse, Dr. Eskridge ordered him strapped to his bed and his arms encased in an arm shield. Bowen fought desperately while he was being placed under restraint, but was overpowered and offered no further resistance. At 12 o'clock last night Dr. Bonesteel visited Bowen in his room and found him safely strapped to the bed with his attendant awake in another room. Escapes From His Room – No further investigations were made until the night nurse found him roaming through the corridors. Not knowing he had been placed under restraint a few hours previous, he paid little attention to Bowen, supposing he was going to the bath room, as he was walking in that direction. He returned a few moments later after administering to a patient and met Martin, Bowen's attendant, who, after excitedly informing him that Bowen was missing from his room, dashed out the door in pursuit of his charge. Greatly alarmed, the nurse hastened to Bowen's room and found the arm case with one opened and strapped to the bed, as the doctors and attendants had placed it early in the evening. A general alarm was at once made by the nurse, and at 2:30 o'clock this morning the police authorities were notified. The morning patrol that had left headquarters at 4 o'clock were told of Bowen's mysterious escape from the hospital with his attendant, but up to a late hour this afternoon he was not apprehended. The Attendant Suspicious – The hospital authorities are at a loss to understand how Bowen made his escape. The physicians state that Bowen could not have released himself, and are satisfied that his attendant knows all about the affair. When Bowen was in bed all of his clothes had been removed, and the hospital authorities cannot account for Bowen releasing and dressing himself without disturbing Martin, his attendant, and Martin, who was also undressed, following Bowen through the corridors a few moments after he had been seen by the head nurse. Another peculiar circumstance that surrounds the entire affair with deep mystery is that the hospital superintendent, Mr. Monk, had but recently consulted the hospital trustees and Bowen's attorney, Marcus A. Haines, about having Bowen removed to some place where he could be properly confined, as St. Luke's was not in a position to take care of a patient in his condition. Bowen's general behavior was such as to make him a very troublesome charge. Bowen was informed of the efforts of the hospital authorities of their intention to take him into court for an examination on Wednesday. Was a Dangerous Patient – Dr. Eskridge would have advised the court that Bowen was a dangerous patient and requested that he be confined in an asylum. Bowen appeared to understand the exact condition of affairs and conversed with his attendant and other patients for several days and announced his intention to never enter an asylum alive. He claimed he had friends who would stand by him and help him when he wanted them. Superintendent Monk is of the impression that interested persons are behind the entire affair, and that Bowen's escape twenty-four hours previous to his going into court, where he certainly would have been adjudged insane and incarcerated in an asylum, was very peculiar. Bowen's attendant was not of the hospital staff of nurses, but came to the hospital with Bowen on October 30. He was always in fear of his charge, and Bowen disliked him and was constantly complaining about his attentions to him, and every day would order Martin discharged. Martin, Too, Is Missing – Martin could not be found, and a visit to Bowen's office revealed nothing of Bowen's whereabouts or Martin's. About four years ago Bowen obtained a divorce from his wife on account of her unfaithfulness, having found her in a compromising position with a Mr. Hoffman, a married man and a real estate dealer, in a rooming house on Thirty-eighth and Market. After Bowen's divorce his wife followed Hoffman to San Francisco. Bowen worried over his family difficulties to such an extent that he was sent to St. Luke's hospital, suffering from this same disease, on November 23, 1893 (?), and remained there until the 27th of the following January, when he was discharged as cured. On August 27 he was again incarcerated in the hospital and remained until Sept. 3, when he was again discharged as cured. His last confinement was on Oct. 30, and he remained until his escape at an early hour this morning.

Bowen, Edward W.
Denver Evening Post 11-28-1894 – Bowen Recaptured – E. W. Bowen, the insane patient whose escape from St. Luke's hospital at an early hour Tuesday morning as published exclusively in The Evening Post yesterday, was recaptured last evening on Fifteenth street. Bowen's friends and attendant lost all track of him after his escape in the morning until 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, when he came to his office at room 6 in the Symes block and was recaptured shortly afterward.

Bowen, Edward W.
Denver Evening Post 11-28-1894 – Is a Dangerous Man – Money Lender Bowen is Adjudged to Be Insane – He Creates a Sensation in the Court Room and Declares That He Is Sane, But Has Been Dosed With Drugs Which Have Affected His Mind – Witnesses Testify That He Imagines That He Is a Spirit – “I am as sane as any man in this court room; look at my eyes. But I tell you that the medicine they have forced me to take would make a man believe he was Christ or the Devil.” This was the exclamation of Edward Bowen in the county court this morning to the judge and jury called to decide as to his sanity. The case is a sad one. At times Bowen has lucid intervals, in which his reason does not seem to be impaired. At other times he imagines that he is the Christ, and holds communications with spirits, and is sent by Christ to save fallen women. He was, however, this morning adjudged insane by the jury and committed to confinement by Judge Le Fevre until such a time when he can be conveyed to a private asylum. The examination consumed a greater part of the morning's session and was at times sensational in the extreme. Bowen was brought into the court with his hands in a leather muff to prevent him from doing violence. He sat quietly in the court-room listening intently to the evidence against him and did not evince emotion only at times when friends appeared. His attorneys did not place him on the stand. But just as the jury left the room to consider their verdict, he arose from his seat and advanced to the bar, saying: “May it please the court, I would like to be heard in this matter before the jury decides on my insanity.” The judge called the jury back, and Bowen took the witness stand. He told a peculiar story, connected and apparently rational. His story was, in brief, as follows. “Gentlemen of the jury, for nine months I have been under the influence of the most powerful drugs and opiates. I am about as sane a man as any person that is in this room. For three days I have taken no food or no water, fearing that they would give me the medicine with these opiates in; all I have taken in three days is a quart of milk. But I tell you that these drugs are enough to make any man crazy; they are terrible. When I refused to take the medicine they pryed open my mouth, lacerated the gums, almost broke my teeth, and forced tubes in my nose and choked me until they almost forced me to take the medicine. No drug has been in my stomach for three days, and as a consequence my mind is as clear as a bell, but I am weak for want of food. Now, jurors, the principal evidence that a man is insane or mentally deranged is that his eyelid will droop when he looks you in the eye, for the optical nerves are closely connected with the brain. This all expert physicians acknowledge; now look me in the eye; having any one to look me in the eye; does my eyelid droop? Not much. I am perfectly sane and don't you forget it. All this monkey work they have been telling about me being Christ is all bosh. Why, gentlemen, if they choked you and in so doing were liable to break the little bones in your neck and forced you to take this powerful medicine – you would think and believe that you was Christ or the devil either. It is pretty hard for me to get up and convince a judge and jury that I am sane when they have heard all this stuff – but I am sane and never injured a man, woman or child in this world. I know what I am doing and the reason I escaped yesterday was because I expected something of this kind.” Bowen talked in this strain for nearly half an hour and then said that all he wanted the jury to do was to let him go to a place where he could have good wholesome food and the freedom of the city. He then got up and quietly walked to his seat. As the jury rendered the verdict, he listened, and afterward said, “Well, the world is made up of all sorts of people.” The first witness introduced against him was Dr. Eskridge, the insanity expert. He testified that Bowen was insane on religion and sexual subjects, imagining at times that he was Christ and at other times that he was sent to this world by Christ to save fallen women. He said that at times the patient was violent and had to be strapped to the bed, and that on two occasions he had attacked female nurses at St. Luke's, but have been prevented from using violence. His keeper at the hospital, Mr. Martin, testified that Bowen, to his belief, was insane and had but few lucid intervals. He cited numerous incidents of actions that showed insanity, and told of Bowen's peculiar hallucinations. Mr. Christie, an employe of Bowen's, told of various instances of insanity. One of these was that Bowen told him he was Christ, and that he (Christie) being a Jew, was doomed, but he could save him yet if he would get down on his knees and pray. Other incidents related by the witness went to show that at times Bowen believed that he was a spirit and had communication with spirits. Christie also said that Bowen in lucid intervals had told him that at times he was insane and wanted Christie to look after him and take him to a hospital.

Bowen, Edward W.
Rocky Mountain News 11-29-1894 – Bowen is Insane – Jury in County Court Returns a Verdict of Insanity After a Brief Absence from the Court Room – Defendant Restrained While in Court – E. W. Bowen whose erratic performances have bothered the nurses at St. Luke's and occasionally the police of late was tried in the county court yesterday, and the jury after being absent a short time returned a verdict that he was incapable of managing his own affairs, and should be sent to an asylum. By direction of Judge LeFevre the crazy man will be cared for at the county hospital until there is room for him at Pueblo. Dr. Eskridge was sworn and testified at some length to the peculiar form of Bowen's mania. The evidence was, however, of a purely technical nature. Christie, who is in the office of Bowen, swore to the numerous hair-breadth escapes he has had in trying to place the patient under restraint. Bowen had sat quietly with his hands in muffs to prevent his doing harm to the spectators or attaches of the court, and just as the jurors filed out he asked the court if he was not to be given an opportunity to be heard. He talked incoherently about his rights, and Judge Le Fevre finally called the jury back to the court room. Bowen arose and spoke in a low tone of voice, scarcely audible. He said he was not insane; that he knew what he was doing, and that he was able to look everyone he met in the face. The medicines the doctors gave him, he said, were responsible for whatever trouble he had got into. He said that when under the influence of the drugs his mind wandered at times. He had not, he said, taken any of these medicines that day, and was all right now. “Their dopes are enough,” he said, “to make a man think he was Christ.” He listened intently to the verdict of the jury which was read by Stenographer Reitler, and when it was concluded, Bowen said: “There are a good many fools and this is a queer world. But if the judge and jury think I ought to go to Pueblo, why I suppose it is as good a place as any.” Bowen is a young man who has been considered very shrewd. He is a money loaner, and has a suite of offices in the Symes block, where he has for several years been doing a lucrative business. Religion is thought to have been the inciting cause for the mania. When the fit was on him he would sit for hours thumbing a well worn bible, and talk in a rambling way about things sacred.

Bowen, Edward W.
Denver Evening Post 12-7-1894 – Bowen Sent to an Asylum – Edward Bowen, the insane loan broker, was to-day ordered by the court to be sent to a private asylum at Jacksonville, Ill. Bowen's father appeared in court and requested the order.

Bowen, Edward W.
Rocky Mountain News 12-23-1894 – Tears of Pity Fell – Harry N. Fairchild Declared Insane in the County Court – A Pitiful Scene Enacted in the Presence of Old Friends – Fairchild Was Formerly Assistant Secretary of State, a Prominent Politician and Well Liked Man, but Reason Has Lost Her Sway and Yesterday His Condition Was Shocking to Those Who Knew Him – Will Be Kept at the County Hospital Until There is Room in the Asylum – Other Lunatics in Court – The county court room was filled with a large crowd yesterday afternoon, composed of many of the leading politicians of the city and state, and one of the saddest scenes ever witnessed within the walls of the court house was presented. Harry N. Fairchild, formerly assistant secretary of state, was the principal actor in the drama. He was brought from the county hospital in charge of guards, his hands in muffs and his wild cries startling all who were in the building. So violent was the form of the mania that he was not permitted to take the stand, and it was with the greatest difficulty that he was restrained from doing injury to the spectators. “Harry Noble Fairchild!” he screamed, “The first god of the earth.” All who knew the once brilliant and genial young man, still in the years that mark the sunny and hopeful side of life, were deeply affected by the scene. Amid the turmoil created by his cries, the people sat quietly, and no remark of the insane man, although many were witty and some grotesque, caused a smile on the face of anyone. The occasion was one of the deepest solemnity. In maudlin tones Fairchild fought again the battles of the war, which he entered as a boy. Again he was behind the walls of Andersonville, and lived over the days and months of anguish, hunger and cruelty. Occasionally he recognized some friend in the crowd. “There's Tommy Anderson,” he said. “He's all right.” “Hello, John Murray. I know you. You're a Catholic and a Christian.” He never ceased speaking for an instant, and most of his remarks were addressed to the court. “Judge! Judge!” he yelled, addressing the court, “both your legs are off, and your heart's been hanging out for some time.” Airships, canary birds, campaigns and other things and objects were hopelessly tangled in his brain. All looked on in wonder at the strange spectacle, and not a heart that did not beat with pity at the saddest sight ever seen by friend or enemy. Harry Fairchild was assistant to Secretary of State Melvin Edwards. Prior to that time he was connected with the railway mail service. He has been prominent in every political campaign in Colorado for the past ten or fifteen years. While an ardent partisan, his genial nature made him a favorite among all classes. He was a staunch friend, and sacrificed much for the men whose cause he espoused. The doctors testified that the disorder was, under certain conditions, curable. The jurors saw the strange actions of the man, and these were far more convincing than the testimony of experts. They were absent only a few moments, and amid a hush Clerk Reitler read the verdict, that “Harry Noble Fairchild is so disordered in his mind as to be dangerous to himself and to others, and as to render him incapable of managing his own affairs.” The patient will be confined in the county hospital until such time as there is room in the asylum at Pueblo, when he will be removed there. Another insane man who occasioned no less trouble was Stephen St. John. He sat in the court room with his hands muffled, and while talking little, was so violent that the guards had to keep him in his seat by force. He wished to see his mother, and outside of this request was uncommunicative. The poor old lady who has tried for more than a year to postpone this evil day was not present. A similar verdict was returned as in Fairchild's case. Thomas Ash and Byron L. Allen were also found to be lunatics. Both have a mild form of mania, and looked in wonder at the queer antics of their violent fellow patients. The case of E. W. Bowen, who is confined in a private asylum at Bloomington, Ill., was also called. Attorney M. A. Haines filed his bond in $10,000 as conservator of the estate. George W. Miller, John M. Berkey and Henry Apple were appointed appraisers to report the value of the property belonging to the insane man.

Bowen, Mabel
Summit County Journal 8-18-1900 – Insane – On Tuesday a jury impaneled by Judge Thomas declared Mrs. Mabel Bowen, of this place, insane, and she was accordingly taken to the asylum at Pueblo.

Bowen, Mabel
Breckenridge Bulletin 8-18-1900 – Sheriff Detwiler and Mrs. George Louage left with Mrs. Bowen, who has been insane for some time, for the State insane asylum at Pueblo yesterday morning.  Mr. Detwiler and Mrs. Louage returned on this morning's train.

Bowen, William
Denver Evening Post 4-26-1897 – Died in the Asylum – Pueblo, April 26 – William Bowen, who was sent to the insane asylum from Denver, died at that institution last night. His remains will be sent to Denver for interment to-day.

Bower, James Mrs.
Aspen Weekly Times 3-18-1905 – Victims of Melancholia – Denver, March 15. – Mrs. Bartlett, of 2168 Gilmore street, Chicago, who has been a patient in the insane ward of the county hospital since last Saturday, was sufficiently recovered to start for her home last night in company with her husband, who hopes the accustomed scenes of her home will restore her to perfect health again. Another case of derangement, from a similar cause, is reported, the victim of melancholia being Mrs. Jas. Bower of this city. Mrs. Bower's case is also the result of the loss of near and dear relatives.

Bowers, Charles
patient race W gender M age 59 marital status S place of birth Germany occupation laborer source 1910 census

Bowers, Charles
patient race: W sex: M age: 69 marital:S place of birth: Germany occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bowers, Margaret
patient gender F race W age 63 marital status S birthplace Indiana source 1930 census

Bowers, Margaret
patient race: W sex: F age: 48 marital:S place of birth: Indiana occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Bowers, Mary E.
patient gender F race W age 42 marital status D birthplace North Carolina source 1930 census

Bowland, Charles
patient gender M race W age 55 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Bowland, Charles
patient race: W sex: M age: 45 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: kitchen helper source: 1920 census

Bowman, Daniel C.
patient gender M race W age 50 marital status M birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Bowman, Levi P.
patient gender M race W age 41 marital status M birthplace Indiana source 1930 census

Bowman, Mamie
patient, female, white, age 49, divorced, born Ohio, 1930 Woodcroft census

Bowman, William
Rocky Mountain News 10-15-1895 – Civil Briefs – S. J. Kidd and William Bowman were adjudged insane by juries in the county court yesterday.

Bowyer, Richard Pembroke
Born April 26, 1863, at Cairo, Louisa County, Iowa. Died August 6, 1943, at Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado Within a month after Josie's death, Pem was jailed for family abuse. He lived to age 80, spending his last years in the Colorado State Hospital. He died of arteriosclerosis. died 8-6-1943 buried Eads Cemetery, Eads, Colo. Source: online

Bowyer, Robert P.
The Lamar Daily News 8-7-1943 – Eads – Robert Bowyer Funeral Tuesday – After a long illness, Robert P. Bowyer, Eads, died in a Pueblo Hospital Friday evening.  Funeral services, in charge of the Kirkpatrick-Duggan Mortuary, of Lamar, will be held Tuesday, at the Christian Church in Eads with the Rev. F.A. Stapleton officiating.  Burial will be in the Eads Cemetery. Mr. Bowyer, who was born in 1863 in Iowa and had lived 27 years in Colorado, is survived by ten children:  Mrs. Mabel E. Camp, of Bedford, Mo., Mrs. Cora A. Simmons of Eads, Mrs. Rose E. Osolin of Eads, Mrs. Florence R. Doonan of Great Bend, Kas., Mrs. Helen M. Crook of Great Bend, Kas., Harold L. Bowyer of Ontario, Calif., John R. Bowyer of Saginaw, Mich., Capt. Ralph W. Bowyer of Fort Bennington, Ga., Mrs. Viola E. Rose of Alliance, Neb., and Lieut. Bertha I. Bowyer, U.S. Army nurse in North Africa.

Boxman, William
patient race: W sex: M age: 75 marital: M place of birth: Germanynone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Boyance, Mike
patient gender M race W age 73 marital status M birthplace Austria source 1930 census

Boyce, George W
admitted 11-29-1898 from Pueblo, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Boyd, Carrie
patient race: B sex: F age: 45 marital:S place of birth: Mississippi occupation: ward help source: 1920 census

Boyd, J.H.
Boulder Daily Camera 2-26-1893 – Mr. J. H. Boyd, a former citizen of this place, became violently insane a few years ago and was taken to a lower altitude, where improvement was immediate and the full recovery of his mental facilities accomplished in a few weeks.  He had out worn this climate.  It is thought that a similar change will bring about the recovery of Eugene Ellis and he may be sent to Illinois in this hope.  Ellis is said to be tolerably sane where so situated that he can get a whiskey, but reason goes with the very first glass he touches.

Boyd, Margaret T.
patient, female, white, age 52, widowed, born Pennsylvania, 1930 Woodcroft census

Boydston, Annie E.
Colorado Springs Gazette 2-3-1909 – Taken to Insane Asylum – Annie E. Boydston Adjudged Mentally Unbalanced – Owns Home and Has Money – Less than five minutes after Annie E. Boydston, aged 45 years, was adjudged insane in the county court yesterday afternoon, and was ordered committed to Woodcroft sanitarium in Pueblo, she was on board the 4:05 Rio Grande train as it pulled out of the local depot for Pueblo. The woman was found insane about 4 o'clock, and Jailer and Mrs. H. T. Pinnock placed her in an automobile at the court house and hastened to the depot, in order to get her on the train and safely in the sanitarium before night. Miss Boydston is said to have a mania for watching trains, and hung about Santa Fe depot for several days before her arrest. Although she owns a house at 209 North Corona street, according to the authorities, she was found begging at the Santa Fe depot. When arrested she had $97 in her pocket.

Boyer, Jacob
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1863 age 37 marital status S place of birth Pennsylvania occupation farmer source : 1900 census

Boyer, Jacob
patient race W gender M age 45 marital status S place of birth Pennsylvania occupation farmer source 1910 census

Boyer, Jacob
patient gender M race W age 65 marital status S birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census

Boyer, Jacob
patient race: W sex: M age: 55 marital:S place of birth: Pennsylvania occupation: farm helper source: 1920 census

Boyer, Jacob
Wray Rattler – 11-20-1903 A middle aged man by the name of Jacob Boyer was last Friday adjudged insane by a jury of six in the county court and Sheriff Lamphere took him to Pueblo Saturday.

Boyer, Jacob
Yuma Pioneer 11-20-1903 – Returned to the Pueblo Asylum – He Was An Inmate For About Ten Years Prior to September 1900 – Returned to Pueblo on Saturday – Jake Boyer was taken to Wray last Friday by Henry Boyer and Martin Deyo. A complaint charging insanity was made against him and he was tried in the county court, pronounced insane and sent to Pueblo. Jake was an inmate of the state asylum for almost ten years prior to September 1900. He seemed to have recovered sufficiently to justify a release on parole. His brother, Henry, at that time, by the advice of the superintendent of the asylum, took him to his home east of town in the hopes that he might sufficiently recover to be able to take care of himself. For the last six months, Jake has been growing gradually worse again until it was no longer safe to leave him alone, so Sheriff Lamphere took him back to Pueblo on Saturday.

Boyer, Jacob
Rocky Mountain News 9-12-1890 – Adjudged Insane – Yuma, Colo., Sept. 11 – Sheriff Lovel and assistant this afternoon went to the ranch of Dr. John Gardener, north of the city, for the purpose of taking in charge Jacob Boyer, a young man about 27 years of age, who was employed by Gardener as a farm hand, and who was reported to be out of his right mind. He was unwilling to accompany officers, and after a lively tussel they finally succeeded in getting him into the wagon. He was taken before the court and the regular jury impanelled. Witnesses were examined, and it was shown that he was caught in the act of trying to fire the prairie and several other indiscreet movements, of which he remembered nothing. After hearing sufficient evidence the jury returned their verdict of insanity, and the unfortunate man will be taken to Pueblo to-night.

Boyer, Jacob
Rocky Mountain News 9-12-1890 – Local Brevities – John (Jacob) Boyer, an insane man who is on his way from Yuma county to the asylum at Pueblo in charge of Sheriff Lovell, made a desperate break for liberty from the city jail yesterday. It required the efforts of three men to subdue him and in the afternoon he was taken in shackles to the depot to be transferred to Pueblo.

Boyer, Julia
patient race: W sex: F age: 65 marital: W place of birth: Pennsylvanianone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Boyer, Julia
Boyer, Julia age about 47y, widow, died 1/18/1911 shipped 1-20-1911 to Colorado Springs, Co.. husband buried at Manitou, Co., paid by Mrs. Ida Boyer, Carlisle, Pa. Dr. A.P. Busey

Boyken, Mary E.
patient gender F race W age 59 marital status D birthplace Indiana source 1930 census

Boylan, Bert
patient gender M race W age 45 marital status Wd birthplace Oregon source 1930 census

Boyle, Edward
Rocky Mountain News 11-19-1889 – Cruelty to a Lunatic – Deputy Sheriff Herman Weber yesterday arrested and conveyed to the county jail Edward Boyle, a young man, who, under the influence of repeated epileptic fits, has become insane. The officer on arriving at his house found the unfortunate man tightly bound hand and foot with some 100 feet of rope and unable to move. He was speedily released by Weber who had but little difficulty in conveying him to the jail. The man's friends explained their inhuman treatment of Boyle by stating that he was so vicious they were all in fear lest he should murder them. He will be given a hearing before Judge Miller.

Boyle, Edward
Rocky Mountain News 11-21-1889 – Local Brevities – Two unfortunates named Edward Boyle and Patrick Kelly were yesterday adjudged insane in the county court and both will be conveyed to Pueblo. Boyle is a somewhat dangerous character who has lost his reason through the continued recurrence of epileptic fits. Kelly, on the contrary, is an old fellow of the brainless type, obedient to the officers, and a burden probably to no one but himself.

Boyle, Grace
patient race: W sex: F age: 45 marital:M place of birth: Ireland occupation: ward help source: 1920 census

Boyle, Michael
Rocky Mountain News 12-8-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre: 3432 – Michael Boyle, lunacy; order of commitment in county hospital until further order of court; order for jury; Henry Bray appointed guardian ad litem; set for hearing December 8.

Boyle, Michael
Rocky Mountain News 12-9-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre: Michael Boyle, lunacy; H. W. Jarnes (James?) appointed guardian ad litem; by consent continued for hearing.

Boyle, Michael
Rocky Mountain News 12-9-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre: Michael Boyle, lunacy; H. W. Jarnes appointed guardian ad litem; by consent continued for hearing.

Boyle, Michael
Rocky Mountain News 12-20-1893 – Civil Briefs – Michael Boyle and Amanda G. Stokesbury will be tried for lunacy to-day.

Boyle, Michael
Rocky Mountain News 12-22-1893 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Le Fevre: 3432 – Michael Boyle, lunacy; trial to jury; verdict of insanity; defendant ordered committed to County Hospital to be by the sheriff conveyed to insane asylum; W. H. Jarvis guardian ad litem, allowed $5.

Boynton, Jim
Leadville Herald Democrat 1-16-1886 – An Eventful Year (1885) – A Full and Comprehensive Chronological Record of Important Local Occurrences – March 8 – Jim Boynton, a lunatic, escapes from the poor house and perishes in the snow…

Bozelle, Pearl
patient gender F race W age 41 marital status M birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census

Brace, Silas
Fairplay Flume 3-3-1911 – Claims He is Harry Orchard.  Silas Brace, a miner, was taken to the insane asylum at Pueblo, Saturday by Sheriff Packer and Under-sheriff Frank Loomis.  The unfortunate man was not violent, but was suffering from an aggravated case of melancholia, and at times he says he is Harry Orchard.  Brace was in Cripple Creek at the time of the bloody Peabody war.  He was roughly handled, being badly beat up when deported.  During his short stay at the county hospital, he refused to eat, saying he had committed an unpardonable crime, and that he did not deserve the food.  Very little is known of Brace, as he had only been in Alma a few months, coming there from Leadville.

Brackett, Nell
patient gender F race W age 39 marital status Wd birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Bradbury, Mrs.
Denver Evening Post 4-5-1897 – A Swing Around the Circle – A lady by the name of Mrs. Bradbury was taken violently insane at Glenwood Springs while passing through on the train and was lodged in jail until her place of residence can be ascertained.

Bradford, Hugh J
admitted 1-16-1915 from Pueblo, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bradley, Edward
admitted 5-22-1915 from Pueblo, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bradley, Joe
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1867 age 33 marital status M place of birth Texas occupation miner source : 1900 census

Bradshaw, Alexander
Denver Evening Post 6-15-1895 – An Insane Negro – He Assaults an Inoffensive Citizen and is Arrested – Alexander Bradshaw, an insane negro, was out on the war path last evening and assaulted an inoffensive German from Utah who accidentally encountered him at the corner of Seventeenth and Champa streets. The German was walking along Seventeenth street when Bradshaw jumped on him and dealt him a vicious blow on the head with a “black jack.” The assaulted pedestrian fell to the sidewalk unconscious, bleeding profusely from his wound. Bradshaw, after the assault, attempted to escape, but was overtaken and placed under arrest by Officer Dietz. At the station it was found that the prisoner was heavily armed.

Bradshaw, Alexander
Denver Evening Post 7-20-1895 – Is Alleged Insane – Alexander Bradshaw, a colored man, was sent to the county hospital to-day to await a trial as to his sanity.

Bradshaw, Alexander
Rocky Mountain News 7-21-1895 – Adjudged Insane – Alexander Bradshaw, a colored man, and William Clark, were adjudged insane by the county court yesterday and will be confined in the county hospital until they can be taken to the asylum at Pueblo.

Bradshaw, Alexander
Rocky Mountain News 6-15-1895 – Insanity and a Club – Large Broad Shouldered Negro Uses a Black Jack on a Seventeenth Street Pedestrian – A broad-shouldered negro, named Alexander Bradshaw, walked up Seventeenth street with a shuffling gait last evening. He had an evil look in his eye, but no one suspected his movements until at the corner of Seventeenth and Champa he pulled a long “black-jack” from his sleeve, and crouched in the shadow of a building. Pedestrians who saw him in this position gave him a wide berth. A German, who lately arrived in the city from Ogden, Utah, was among the passers-by. He is a stout, good-natured individual. The negro leaped from his hiding place and dealt the innocent German a terrific blow over the top of the head with the “black-jack.” The German tumbled to the pavement and the negro ran up the street toward the Brown hotel. Yelling like a Hottentot in battle the black man with the vicious eye tore up the asphalt. Officer Deitz called a hack and overtook the negro at Seventeenth and Lincoln avenue. The negro stood at bay making threatening motions with the “black-jack,” and was about the strike the officer when the latter pulled his revolver. Upon seeing the gun the negro dropped his weapon and was secured. A charge of insanity was placed against him. Officer Deitz neglected in the general excitement to take the name of the German. The victim of the assault, however, said that he met Bradshaw in Ogden a month ago, but had never spoken to him. It was learned that some time back Bradshaw served six months in the Arapahoe county jail. Last night he claimed that he was employed in the stables of H. A. W. Tabor.

Bradshaw, William
Rocky Mountain News 5-5-1891 – Died in His Cell – Grand Junction, Colo., May 4 – The stranger giving the name of William Bradshaw, and claiming to have worked on a railroad, was arrested for drunkenness but found to be insane, died in his cell at the county jail this morning. Every effort was made to save him, but to no avail. Nothing is known here as to the man or his relatives.

Brady, Isaac
patient gender M race W age 41 marital status S birthplace Syria source 1930 census

Brady, James
patient race W gender M age 18 marital status S place of birth Colorado source 1910 census

Brady, L.
patient, white, female, age 44, single, Missouri, 1885 census

Brady, Mary F.
patient gender F race W age 35 marital status M birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Bragg, Herman
Rocky Mountain Sun 10-5-1889 – A sad story comes from Gunnison county. Mr. Herman Bragg, under sheriff and deputy clerk and recorder, was two weeks ago adjudged hopelessly insane. He recently sold, through the agency of Mr. D. D. Fowler of this city, a mining claim adjoining the Black Queen, at Crystal, to the company operating that mine, and when he returned to Gunnison it was discovered that his mind was considerably aberrant. Everything was done for him which his friends could devise, but he finally became so violent that the county court was appealed to, and he was sent to Pueblo for treatment. The writer was personally acquainted with Mr. Bragg, and greatly deplores the sad event of his history. He has a family in Gunnison.

Bragg, Herman
Rocky Mountain News 12-1-1889 – Curing the Insane – Descending to the office the visitors met young Bragg, formerly clerk in the county treasurer's office at Gunnison. Everyone knows his sad case. He went crazy over a mining scheme that ruined him. His friends will be pleased to learn that he is rapidly recovering and is allowed the freedom of the building. When he first came to the asylum he was so violent that he tore his clothes into shreds. The writer knew him in the days of his prosperity and noted a wonderous change in his former self. However, under the good treatment at Pueblo he will soon be himself again.

Bragg, Luther C.
Fort Collins Courier 7-22-1921 – Declared Insane Wanders In East – Citizens of Fort Collins and others connected with the State College here will be interested in an article appearing in the Daily Times, published at Watertown, N. Y., recently, and which relates to Prof. Luther C. Bragg, who at one time was a member of the faculty at the College, but whose mental condition became such that it was necessary to have in inquisition held in the Larimer county court, where following the examination the unfortunate man was ordered, by Judge Jay H. Bouton, to be taken to the State institution for the insane, at Pueblo; this on April 8th, 1920.  It was learned afterward that relatives residing at Marblehead, Mass., secured his release from the asylum.  The case is a pitiable one made more so by the fact that his wife and daughter, the officials say, being afflicted mentally and having been inmates of institutions for treatment.

Braithwait, Agnes
patient race: W sex: F age: 67 marital:S place of birth: England occupation: mending source: 1920 census

Braithwaite, Agnes
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1851 age 49 marital status S place of birth England occupation domestic source : 1900 census

Braithwaite, Agnes
patient race W gender F age 57 marital status S place of birth England occupation domestic source 1910 census

Braithwaite, Jeneva
patient gender F race W age 52 marital status M birthplace Indiana source 1930 census

Brale, Vera
patient gender F race W age 44 marital status D birthplace Kentucky source 1930 census

Branch, Henry
patient gender M race W age 54 marital status S birthplace Minnesota source 1930 census

Brand, Elizabeth
patient gender F race W age 34 marital status D birthplace Wyoming source 1930 census

Brand, Mary A.
patient race W gender F age 61 marital status . place of birth Maine source 1910 census

Brandenberg, Peter
Telluride Daily Journal 8-2-1905 – Committed to Pueblo – In the County court this afternoon the following jury found Peter Brandenberg insane and committed him to the asylum at Pueblo.  W. B. Van Atta, W. W. Cramer, W. H. Gordon, H. P. Craver, Gus Brickson and O. H. Adams.

Brandenburg, Peter
Telluride Journal 8-3-1905 – Peter Brandenburg, proprietor of the Saddle Rock restaurant, has lost his mind and will probably be taken to the Pueblo asylum. Yesterday afternoon he locked up his restaurant and impressed with a young lady who had never spoken to him and did not know him, he arranged himself and sat down to await the ceremony which he insisted was to come off at 8 o'clock last evening. Neighbors called the attention of Marshal McLean to his condition and after talking with him it was thought safest to lock him up lest he do injury to himself or some one else. This afternoon a legal inquiry into his sanity is being made, and it is expected he will be committed to Pueblo. Mr. Brandenburg has been an industrious, hard working, upright young man and all who know him feel deeply the misfortune that has overtaken him.

Brandenburg, Peter
Telluride Journal 8-3-1905 – Peter Brandenburg, who is demented in the city jail, is very much put out because Marshal McLean frustrated his fate. He says he was born once down east somewhere of his mother, was born again of something else down south a few years ago and was to have been born again of the Holy Ghost at 7:30 last night, but Kenneth butted in and locked him up without cause. He declares that the young lady of whom he is enamored is the Holy Ghost and that he himself is the Holy Spirit, whatever that is. While amusing his talk is pitiable, leaving no doubt that his mind is utterly wrecked.

Brandenburg, Peter
Telluride Journal 8-3-1905 – A Bug House Newspaper Correspondent – Anent the misfortune that has befallen Peter Brandenburg, the following ridiculous yarn is printed in the Durango Telegraph of Tuesday. Farther than that Mr. Brandenburg has lost his mind, and is being restrained, the purported facts as recited in the following story have no basis of truth: “Telluride, July 31. – Pete Brandenburg, a local restaurant man doing a thriving business, was put in jail tonight for investigation as to his sanity. A bed maker by the name of Hugo Epneyer, who runs a rooming house here, has a guest in his apartments in the person of a fair blonde with whom Mr. Brandenburg fell deeply in love. Because of her refusal to 'sling hash' for him in his restaurant, he closed his place of business and swears he will not open up at the old stand until the fair blonde will juggle coffee cups for him. The restaurant has been closed since Friday and Brandenburg sat on the steps all day long telling his patrons that the place would be open for business when the yellow haired girl came to preside as the head waiter. His friends believe Brandenburg is 'bug house.”

Brandenburg, Peter
Telluride Journal 8-10-1905 – Sheriff Rutan went out to Pueblo this morning, taking with him Peter Brandenburg, who has been committed to the asylum.

Brandenburg, Peter
Telluride Journal 8-10-1905 – Sheriff Rutan returned last evening from Pueblo where he escorted Peter Brandenburg, the poor fellow, who has lost his reason.

Brandenburg, Peter
Telluride Journal 8-24-1905 – Notice of Adjustment Day – Estate of Peter Brandenburg, an insane person. The undersigned, having been appointed conservator of the estate of Peter Brandenburg, an insane person, of the County of San Miguel, in the State of Colorado, deceased, hereby gives notice that he will appear before the County Court of said San Miguel county, at the court house in Telluride, in said County, on Monday, the 25th day of September, A. D. 1905, at the hour of 10 o'clock a.m. of said day, at which time all persons having claims against said estate are notified and requested to attend for the purpose of having the same adjusted. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned. Dated at Telluride, Colorado, this 19th day of August, A. D. 1905. W. W. Kingsbery, Conservator of the estate of Peter Brandenberg, insane person. First pub. Aug. 24, 1905. Last pub. Sept. 14, 1905.

Brandenbury, Emma
patient gender F race W age 74 marital status Wd birthplace Indiana source 1930 census

Brander, Joseph
Rocky Mountain News 11-21-1885 – Mountain Matters – A Man Who Abhorred Women and Snakes Equally Adjudged Insane – Joseph Brander was arrested in Russell gulch Wednesday by Sheriff Williams on complaint of his neighbors, who alleged that he was insane. Brander lived in a little dug-out in Russell gulch, which was well protected by the hill and fortified by two large rocks, one on either side of the door of the dug-out. He had an aversion to women and girls, and when any females came near his place he would drive them off. He imagined that women poisoned everything they made or came in contact with, and he also associated the same idea with regard to cattle, horses, dogs and cats, and when any animals appeared about his place he would not leave but would keep secluded in his little fort for days at a time. He also occasionally imagined that snakes were crawling into his dug-out, and he would sit with his gun in his hands and shoot the imaginary snake as it showed its head within the walls of his hut. He lived upon very little and occasionally engaged in working the dirt of the gulch in a pan, obtaining enough gold to buy his scanty food. He is about 50 years of age, and, as far any one here knows, is without property, relatives or friends. He had a hearing before County Judge Becker, Thursday, and was adjudged insane. Sheriff Williams left with him for the asylum at Pueblo yesterday.

Brandi, Norma N.
patient gender F race W age 18 marital status M birthplace Michigan source 1930 census

Brandrundy, James S.
Durango Democrat 6-27-1908 – Another Editor Is Crazy – (Special to the Democrat) – Grand Junction, June 26. – James S. Brandrundy, who ten days ago announced, that he had discovered the secret of perpetual motion, was arrested today, charged with being insane.  He had the past few weeks edited the News.

Brandt, Mary A.
patient race: W sex: F age: 76 marital:S place of birth: Maine occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brankamp, Laura
Rocky Mountain News 2-2-1895 – Civil Briefs – Laura Brankamp was yesterday committed to the county hospital by the county court under a charge of lunacy.

Brankamp, Laura
Rocky Mountain News 3-24-1895 – Civil Court Briefs – Laura Brankamp was adjudged a lunatic by a jury in the county court yesterday.

Branman
patient, white, female, age 16, single, Colorado, 1885 census

Brannan, Edna J
admitted 9-17-1915 from El Paso, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Brannan, Mary
Boulder County Herald Weekly 1-7-1891 – Mary Brannan of Canfield, age 50, was declared insane 3 Jan 1891. Mother of 13 children. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brannen, Alice
Saguache Chronicle 2-1-1884 – R. J. Riley and Alice Branin were declared insane paupers by a jury empanelled by our county court last Tuesday, and will be sent to the insane asylum at Pueblo.

Branow, Samuel
Denver Evening Post 8-4-1898 – Two Men Adjudged Insane – Sam Branow and John McIntosh were adjudged insane by the county court this morning and ordered to the county hospital to remain until there is room for them at the state asylum at Pueblo.

Branow, Samuel
Denver Evening Post 8-12-1898 – Off on Meals – John McIntosh Also Hears Things and Was Adjudged Insane – The county court this morning busied itself in disposing of the lunacy cases of John McIntosh, Angie Guyer and Samuel Branaw… Samuel Branaw was a timid little fellow who refused to sit in the witness stand or in fact to testify. He labors under the hallucination that some one is going to kill him, and very frequently his supposed assassin is a Spaniard. The verdict in his case was insanity.

Branson, Henry
Pagosa Springs News 11-25-1898 – Henry Branson, a young man from the logging camp on the Navajo, was adjudged insane in the county court last Saturday. His insanity is no doubt traceable to an accident that befell him six years ago, when he had his skull broken.

Branson, Henry
admitted 11-23-1898 from Pagosa Springs, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Brant, Murton J.
Colorado Springs Gazette 9-29-1910 – Merton Brant, adjudged insane in the county court last week, was taken to the Pueblo asylum yesterday afternoon. He was discharged from the Work sanatorium last March to undergo an operation, but recently he became dangerous, in the opinion of the authorities, and was tried for insanity.

Brant, Murton J.
patient gender M race W age 58 marital status D birthplace Michigan source 1930 census

Brantferger, Anna L.
patient gender F race W age 52 marital status M birthplace Michigan source 1930 census

Brantferger, Emil
patient gender M race W age 57 marital status Wd birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Branz, Serafino
patient race: W sex: M age: 41 marital:M place of birth: Austria occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Branz, Seralino
patient gender M race W age 52 marital status M birthplace Austria source 1930 census

Brasher, Benjamin
patient race: W sex: M month of birth: Unk year of birth: 1852 age: 48 marital: M place of birth: unksource: 1900 Woodcroft census

Brasher, Benjamin
patient race: W sex: M month of birth: Unk year of birth: 1852 age: 48 marital: M place of birth: unk source : 1900 Woodcroft census

Brasher, Benjamin P
admitted 11-28-1899 from Denver, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Brastow, Helen M. Freeman
San Juan Prospector 5-2-1908 – Mrs. Brastow Insane. – Helen M. Brastow, widow of Chas. A. Brastow, was adjudged insane in the probate court Monday and was taken to the asylum at Pueblo the same evening. She became totally unconscious soon after arrival and the physician reported that she could live only a few hours. Later statements are to the effect that she had rallied but was still very low.

Brastow, Helen M. Freeman
San Juan Prospector 5-9-1908 – Obituary – Died, in Pueblo, Colorado, May 3, 1908, Helen M. Freeman Brastow, aged 63 years, 11 months and 1 day. The deceased was born in Ohio, removed to Denver, Colorado, where in 1874 she was married to Charles A. Brastow. He was appointed receiver of the U.S. land office, and with Col. John Cleghorn as register they opened the office in Del Norte March 22, 1875, changing the original location from Loma to Del Norte. They purchased lots and erected a residence on South Spruce street, in which they lived until Mr. Brastow died in 1901, since which time Mrs. Brastow has lived alone. For years she has been in poor health, but not until recently did her mind begin to wander. Mrs. May Nightengale came from Philadelphia to look after her, but she became so violent that it was necessary to send her to the asylum at Pueblo, where she died. The remains were returned to Del Norte. Funeral services were held at her residence last Sunday at 2 o'clock, after which the body was interred in the Del Norte cemetery. Mrs. May Nightengale is the only surviving relative. Thus another pioneer has joined the great silent majority to sleep in peace.

Brauch, Henry
patient race: W sex: M age: 43 marital:S place of birth: Minnesota occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Brauder, Elizabeth A.
patient gender F race W age 60 marital status S birthplace Scotland source 1930 census

Brault, L.P.
Brault, L.P. died 7-7-1898 shipped 7-7-1898 to St. Louis, Mo. Notes: age 42y, informant Mr. McKittrie of St. Louis, body accompanied by wife and child, Dr. unknown, McCarthy Funeral Home not sure

Bravdica, Mary M.
patient gender F race W age 39 marital status M birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Brawner, Henry
Fort Collins Courier 5-6-1908 – Brawner Believes he's being taken for Lewellyn – Insane Man's Delusion May Have Basis in Fact and Sheriff Will Look Up Description of Missing Murderer. – Lunatic May Know Much Wanted Soldier (From Tuesday's Daily) That he is being shadowed by detectives who want to lynch him because he is Wellington C. Llewellyn, murderer of two Denver policemen in 1899, is the delusion with which Harry Brawner is afflicted and as a result of which he will be taken to the state insane asylum at Pueblo.  Meanwhile Sheriff McCreery will look up the description of the much wanted Llewellyn, as there is a faint possibility that there may be some cause in fact for Brawner's delusion.  Brawner, as he gives his name, is a globe trotter, who has been making his home in the hills near Livermore for about a year past, and who went suddenly insane in a cell at the city jail a few days ago.  He was confined there for drunkenness.  He made two attempts to commit suicide, one by sticking a case knife into his throat while he was eating supper Saturday evening and the other on Sunday morning, when he attempted to butt out his brains on the stone floor of his cell.  On Sunday he was removed to the county jail, where he could have better attention.  He was brought before a jury of six in the county court yesterday afternoon and declared to be insane after the hearing of his own and the evidence of County Health Officer Purcell, Dr. Sadler, Deputy Sheriff Walker and Marshal Ryckman.  Brawner answered all questions coherently, declaring that he was born in Pennsylvania in 1865 and that while he was in the United States navy during 1891 cruising oriental waters he was sunstruck while ashore in southern Japan.  The physicians believe that this sunstroke is responsible for his present condition.  He showed no signs of mental derangement until asked concerning his delusion of persecution.  Then he said he heard voices plotting against his life.  “They want to lynch me,” he declared to Attorney Lymer, representing the county, “because they think I am Llewellyn.”  “I don't hear any voices, said the attorney; “do you hear them now?”  “Yes,” replied Brawner, “I hear them in the hall talking about lynching me.”  Llewellyn, to whom Brawner referred, committed two murders one night in May, 1899.  He was at that time a private in the army stationed at Fort Logan and, with a number of other soldiers, was making the rounds of the tenderloin district.  He got into a row with some civilians and when the policemen approached and attempted to arrest him, he shot one of them dead on the spot and then ran.  The other policeman gave chase on a bicycle and he overtook Llewellyn under the Sixteenth street viaduct near the union depot.  Seeing that capture was imminent, the soldier turned a moment and sent a bullet through the heart of the pursuing officer.  The murderer made his escape and he has never been caught, though half a dozen suspects have been in the toils on various occasions and at various points in the country.  While there is no indication that Brawner is the man, the officers do not believe it impossible that he may know something about Llewellyn.

Bray, Isabel
patient gender F race W age 39 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Brazee, Ruth
Rocky Mountain News 3-17-1891 – Briefs – William Martin and Mrs. Ruth Brazee were tried before Judge Miller and a jury yesterday on the charge of lunacy and were both convicted. Martin's case is a peculiar one. He will not talk nor answer questions. While at the county hospital he attacked one of the attendants and came very near afflicting serious injuries on him. Mrs. Brazee, it is thought, will recover.

Brazee, Ruth
Rocky Mountain News 3-17-1891 – The Courts – County Court – Judge Miller – Lunacy, Ruth Brazee; Palmer appointed guardian; trial verdict, lunacy; guardian allowed $15.

Brazonik, Helen
patient gender F race W age 47 marital status M birthplace Austria source 1930 census

Breckenridge, William J.
patient gender M race W age 37 marital status S birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census

Brehen, Joseph E.
patient gender M race W age 31 marital status S birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Breitenback, Julius
patient gender M race W age 59 marital status S birthplace Germany source 1930 census

Brelih, Tony
patient gender M race W age 60 marital status Un birthplace Austria source 1930 census

Brelik, Tony
patient race: W sex: M age: . marital:. place of birth: United States occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Brendsinger, Joe
Rocky Mountain News 3-25-1896 – Insane Cases to Be Heard – Judge Steele will this afternoon listen to testimony regarding the alleged insanity of Thomas Eccles and Joe Brendsinger. Both have been committed to the county hospital pending the inquiry.

Brendsinger, Joe
Rocky Mountain News 3-26-1896 – Two Lunacy Trials – Two cases of alleged insanity were before the county court yesterday afternoon… In the case of the people against Brensinger a verdict of insane was returned and the defendant was committed to the state asylum for treatment.

Brendsinger, Joe
Rocky Mountain News 3-26-1896 – Two Lunacy Trials – Two cases of alleged insanity were before the county court yesterday afternoon… In the case of the people against Brensinger a verdict of insane was returned and the defendant was committed to the state asylum for treatment.

Brennan, Alice
Leadville Daily and Evening Chronicle 8-30-1889 – Sadly Afflicted . Alice Brennan, a Young Woman Aged 19 Years, Adjudged Insane. The Brennan family, composed of father, mother, daughter and son, live at Evansville, and the daughter, Alice, for the past few months, has been a source of considerable trouble to the family, as well as to the neighbors. Since childhood she has suffered from epileptic fits, and becoming so severe of late that they have unsettled the young woman's mind. At first the symptoms were only a mild form of dementia, and the poor girl was harmless. But within the last six weeks the malady has become stronger until she is now dangerously insane. The father, knowing that it was not safe to let the girl roam around at large, and being unable to pay anyone to look after her, concluded the best thing to be done was to have her sent to Pueblo, where she would have proper care and attention. Accordingly she was tried Friday morning in the county court, by the following jury: John Lumsden, E. A. Guilbault, R. L. Reese, R. J. Darison, R. Gardner and C. H. S. Whipple, who rendered a verdict that she was insane. Dr. John Law also testified that the young woman was insane. Besides, the affliction of being of unsound mind, she is also deaf and dumb, and carries on a conversation by writing on a slate. She was asked by the judge if she had any statement to make and she wrote on a slip of paper, “I want to die and go to God; if I can't die I want money to buy medicine so that it will kill me.” She will in all probability be taken to Pueblo in a few days.

Brennan, Alice
Aspen Weekly Chronicle 9-2-1889 – A Pitiful Case – Special to The Chronicle – Leadville, Aug. 30. – In the county court to-day, Alice Brennan aged 19 years was adjudged insane. She lives at Evansville with her parents and from childhood has suffered from epileptic fits. Of late they have become so severe that they have unsettled the girl's mind. At first the form was only a mild dementia, but it has now developed into insanity and of a dangerous character. A jury of six found her insane and she will be taken to Pueblo in a few days. Her form of insanity took a religious turn and she stated she wanted to die and go to God and if she could not die she wanted money to procure medicine that would kill her. In addition to being insane the poor girl is deaf and dumb. The people in the neighborhood where she lived were afraid of her and as her father could not afford to pay an attendant to look after her concluded it was better to have her sent to Pueblo.

Brennan, Alice
Aspen Weekly Times 8-31-1889 – An Insane Girl – Leadville, August 30 – (Special) – A young and good looking lady was adjudged insane in the county court to-day.  Her name is Alice Brennan and she is 19 years old.  For some time past Alice has been subject to fits and after these attacks she would become insane.  Each day she seemed to grow worse and her parents have been unable to do anything with her of late.  They therefore thought it best that she be tried upon the charge of insanity.  From all testimony given it was evident she was insane.  The girl is deaf and dumb, and when asked if she had any statement to make she wrote on a slip of paper:  “I want to die and go to God; if I can't die, I want money to buy medicine so that it will kill me.”  Under Sheriff Loomis will take her to Pueblo next week.

Brennan, Alice
Rocky Mountain News 8-31-1889 – An Insane Girl – Leadville Has a Very Sad Case of Insanity – Leadville, Colo., Aug. 30 – The Brennan family, composed of father, mother, daughter and son, live at Evansville, and the daughter Alice for the past few months has been a source of considerable trouble to the family, as well as to the neighbors. Since childhood she has suffered from epileptic fits, and becoming so severe of late that they have unsettled the woman's mind. At first the symptoms were only a mild form of dementia and the poor girl was harmless. But within the last six weeks the malady has become stronger until now she is dangerously insane. The father, knowing that it was not safe to let the girl roam around at large, and being unable to pay any one to look after her concluded that the best thing to be done was to have her sent to Pueblo, where she would have proper care and attention. Accordingly she was tried Friday morning in the county court by a jury, which rendered a verdict that she was insane. Dr. John Law also testified that the young woman was insane. Besides the sad affliction of being of unsound mind she is also deaf and dumb and carries on a conversation by writing on a slate. She was asked by the judge if she had any statement to make, and she wrote on a slip of paper: “I want to die and go to God. If I can't die I want money to buy medicine so that it will kill me.” She will in all probability be taken to Pueblo in a few days.

Brennan, Ann
San Juan Prospector 7-24-1915 – After a desperate struggle with her husband, Charles Brennan, and driven temporarily insane by believing her son lost, Mrs. Ann Brennan of Denver gained possession of a butcher knife and cut her throat three times and once across each wrist. The son Charles Brennan Jr., watched his father wrest the weapon from his mother's hands twice.

Brennan, Harry
Fort Collins Courier 5-6-1908 – Harry Brennan Attempts to Beat Out His Brains on Floor of Cell in the City Jail (From Monday's Daily) – Harry Brennan, who was arrested April 24th and fined $20 for drunkenness, was suddenly seized with insanity in his cell in the city jail early Sunday morning and he made an attempt to beat out his brains on the floor.  When discovered by Marshal Ryckman he was bleeding from a number of bruises about the head.  He received medical attention and was then taken to the county jail, where he is confined in a cell reserved for the insane.  Brennan is afflicted with hallucinations.  He believes one minute that he is to be hanged and the next that the officers are about to burn him to death, and he wants to die by his own hands before the imagined fate overtakes him.  Nothing is known here concerning the man or his relatives.  He is apparently about forty years of age and his clothing indicates that he is a common laborer.  He will be cared for by the county if relatives are not located.

Brennan, James
Denver Evening Post 10-29-1899 – A Victim of Circumstantial Evidence? On March 17 next, if not sooner released, James Brennan will have completed a sentence of twenty-five years in the Colorado penitentiary. This, however, is only an actual imprisonment of fourteen years, he having been convicted in 1886, and as he has earned all the time allowed for good conduct, eleven years are deducted from the original sentence. Brennan has renewed his application for pardon, as it is his desire to get out this year to celebrate his fortieth birthday. “I was 26 years old when I entered this place,” he writes to the governor, “and now I am going on 40. During all these fourteen years I have served for a crime I know absolutely nothing about. I have never been reported once for violation of the prison rules, and have accepted the injustice of having to spend the best part of my life behind these walls as gracefully as an innocent man could.” Brennan and M. L. Hollenbeck were convicted of the murder of an unknown man near Salida in 1885. The victim was on his way from there to Leadville, and was found dead beside the Rio Grande tracks with his pockets rifled and his money gone. Brennan and Hollenbeck were in the vicinity and were arrested. The evidence at the trial being purely of a circumstantial nature, they were convicted of murder in the second degree. Both prisoners have steadfastly maintained their innocence, and during the whole time they have been incarcerated. Hollenbeck brooded so over the prospect of remaining in prison all his life that he became melancholy, and was adjudged insane and sent to Pueblo. The board of pardons is having great difficulty in investigating the case of Brennan, as it appears that all the parties interested in the arrest and trial, even to the judge and jury, have either died or removed from the state. Nobody has appeared to resist Brennan's application for pardon and it seems quite likely that he will be given a pardon as a reward for his good behavior as a prisoner.

Brennan, James/Mike
Leadville Daily and Evening Chronicle 11-15-1887 – James Brennan Plunges a Knife Blade in Nine Distinct Places in His Breast - Launched in the Lockup - The bloodiest enigma that has aroused the wits of the police for some time was that presented to Officer Milton Charles about midnight and which at 6 o'clock in the morning was literally saturated with the life fluid. The latter spectacle was presented in one of the narrow, sitting compartments of a State street “clock” that has been dedicated to the wayfarer who has the price of lodging. The scene was blood-curdling. The board partitions that divide it from its dingy companions, and which open into a common space above that is laden with the vapors from breaths that reek with the “sour mash” of the grim old thoroughfare, resembled the walls of a slaughter house while the crimson witnesses were settling into the cracks. Standing in the centre of this revolting chamber where despair and probable dementia had just concluded their bloody duel, was a fellow, the trunk of his body bared to the buff while from nine different orifices and as many furrows in the cuticle was flowing the blood. The knife that he held in his hand told the story, while a fiendish, piercing laugh from the ensanguined occupant intimated to the visitors that lunacy was lurking there. Officer Charles, after surveying the situation critically and peering through the bloody mask that concealed his features, identified the object as one that had crept cunningly and noiselessly before him at midnight-six hours before- and asked for the city marshal. In the absence of that official Officer Charles had volunteered his services, and the fellow with a mystic mein, led him into the shadows of a building across from Goldsmith's theater. Satisfying himself that the figures that were wrought on the building by the electric light were but deaf specters, the officer's guest told his apparently well preserved secret. “The men who robbed the Midland train on Saturday night,” said the fellow, “are now dividing the spoils in a cabin beyond California gulch”. “You mean the Rio Grande robbery, don't you?” interposed the officer. “P'raps; but come with me and I'll show them to you in the cabin.” The officer reflected for a moment. He had unwittingly caught on to a conundrum. The fellow was either an imbecile or was “squealing” on the parties who had probably quieted him with a hollow promise. With a dull night and plenty of time, however, to devote to problems, the officer turned the enigma over to Officer Pullen and started to consult Marshal Phelps. “He's crazy; you had better vag him,” said the marshal, after listening to the story, and wheeling the patrolman started for the place of beginning. He found the mysterious voyager and Pullen awaiting him, and arranging a conclave for Tuesday, the fellow, who gave his name as Jim Brennan, departed for his lodgings. The more the officer juggled the strange interview the more serious it appeared to him, and he was looking forward to the next meeting with fierce anxiety, when the landlord of the lodgings summoned him before the bloody spectacle. “Had you come with me,” exclaimed Brennan, as the officers entered the crimsoned chamber, “this trouble would not have occurred. They came after me with chisels and hatchets, and you see what they have done.” “Who came after you?” catechized Officer Charles. “The train robbers,” shrieked Brennan as he thrust both bleeding arms into the air and looked down upon the ugly, sickening holes in his breast. A few minutes later the officer had Brennan sheathed in a blue woolen shirt, and seated in a conveyance. At the jail, to which he was driven, Doctor Law met him and stripping the clothing proceeded to examine the self-inflicted wounds that varied in depth from a half inch to two. The flow of blood from these was finally checked, and passing the surgeon at the portals of the sinister looking tenement the chronicler proceeded to the cell bunk on which Brennan was stretched, where he was soon joined by the marshal and Officer Charles. “What about the train robbery?” chimed Mr. Charles, after mellowing the fellow with counterfeit grief at his misfortune. “I told you all about that last night,” replied Brennan, with sullen disgust at the officer's incredulity. “They're gone, now,” and an insane ripple of laughter came from his bloody jaws, which ceased when he soberly added, “but there's one of them here.” “Where, in town?” demanded the marshal. “Closer than that,” replied Brennan, and then he subsided into a reticence, from which the officers were unable to arouse him. “My impression,” remarked Marshal Phelps, in the subsequent conclave upon the sidewalk, “is that Brennan had reference to himself in that remark, although it is a positive fact that some of the perpetrators of that recent robbery on the Rio Grande were traced to this city. The case is certainly a sensational one, and the more so for the reason that Brennan appeared to be perfectly rational when he first approached the officer and volunteered his story, whether it comes from one insane or a lucid attic on the robbers. The probabilities are, however, that Brennan, who claims to have come from Scranton, Pennsylvania, is crazy. Brennan claims to be a hardworking man, recently employed on the Midland grade, and mentions the names of Pat DeLacey, ex-marshal, T.V. Powderly and J. A. Beamish, ex-mayors of Scranton, among the number whom he claims will vouch for his honesty and good character. The case is certainly one that is entitled to investigation. It is impossible at this time to estimate the extent of the injuries which he has inflicted on himself, and while his effort was to take his life, he shows his penitence in a positive refusal to discuss that particular act

Brennan, James/Mike
Leadville Daily and Evening Chronicle 11-16-1887 – James Brennan, the fellow who attempted suicide on Tuesday morning, continues in the confines of the bastile, where he made things hideous throughout the night. Pat Loftus, formerly of Scranton, called at the jail to see him bright and early, stating that Brennan had shown a similar hint of dementia in Cheyenne, and that it was the inevitable consequence of a spree that he got on upon each arrival in the city. The first time his attention was called to Brennan was about daylight Tuesday morning, when he went into his stable to feed his horses. He found him in his under-garments trying to find a bed in the stall with the animals, and in all probability would have been kicked to death had his intention been carried out. Brennan was a raving maniac through the night, and is probably suffering considerable pain from the self-inflected wounds. He will be taken at once to the insane asylum, where he can be provided for. Under the circumstances, his story concerning the railway robbery disappears like a hollow mockery, and the officers will devote no more of their attention to it.

Brennan, James/Mike
Leadville Daily and Evening Chronicle 11-17-1887 - Is He Insane? Mike Brennan was found by an officer of the law last evening stabbing himself in the breast with a long knife. After a number of stabs had been administered, the officer took the knife from him and cast him into a dungeon vile.

Brennan, James/Mike
Leadville Daily and Evening Chronicle 11-18-1887 – Adjudged Insane. Mike Brennan, the fellow who attempted to join the felo de se whose bones are rotting in Evergreen cemetery on Tuesday morning last, and who buried the blade of his pocketknife in nine distinct places in his bosom, was taken before a jury in the county court during the morning, who after an inquiry, adjudged him insane. The prisoner talked incoherently on many subjects, confessed that he knew the perpetrators of the recent robbery on the Rio Grande, and showed other positive signs of dementia. He will be taken by Sheriff Lamping to the asylum for the insane in a few days. The inmates of the jail where Brennan has been confined since his bloody escapade testify to some fiendish practices of which Brennan has been guilty, and there is no mystery as to the nature of the evil that has sentenced him to a cell among the lunatics.

Brennan, James/Mike
Leadville Daily and Evening Chronicle 11-21-1887 – Died in the County Jail. Mike Brenham, the man who was adjudged insane a few days ago, and for whom papers were taken out in order to get him admitted to the asylum at Pueblo yesterday, died in the county jail about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. His remains were removed to the undertaking parlors of Fielding & Saunders.

Brennan, John J.
patient gender M race W age 71 marital status M birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census

Brennan, John J.
patient race: W sex: M age: 61 marital:M place of birth: Pennsylvania occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Brenner, Sadie
patient gender F race W age 37 marital status S birthplace New York source 1930 census

Brensinger, Joseph
Rocky Mountain News 3-25-1896 – Insane Cases to Be Heard – Judge Steele will this afternoon listen to testimony regarding the alleged insanity of Thomas Eccles and Joe Brendsinger. Both have been committed to the county hospital pending the inquiry.

Brensinger, Joseph
Denver Evening Post 3-26-1896 – Trials of Lunacy - … In the case of the People against Brensinger, a verdict of insane was returned and the defendant was committed to the state asylum.

Brensinger, Joseph
Rocky Mountain News 3-26-1896 – Two Lunacy Trials – Two cases of alleged insanity were before the county court yesterday afternoon… In the case of the people against Brensinger a verdict of insane was returned and the defendant was committed to the state asylum for treatment.

Brensinger, Joseph
Rocky Mountain News 3-26-1896 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Steele – 4261 – Jos. Brensinger; adjudged insane.

Brent, Agnes Mrs
admitted 6-6-1897 from Trinidad, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bresler, Mrs. T.A.
Aspen Daily Chronicle 5-7-1890 Traver, Colo., May 6 – Last night, during the absence of her husband, Mrs. T.A. Bresler, soon after sending her little girls, aged 11 and 9, to bed, went to the bedroom and proceeded to strangle the older child. The younger one ran from the room pursued by the mother, still carrying the other child by the neck. She did not drop it until it was dead and by that time the little daughter had managed to get a start on her and reached a neighbor's house. The neighbor started back with her and Bresler came back about the same time. Mrs. Bresler was found in the back yard in a pool of blood, having chopped the front of her head with an ax. The physicians say she cannot live. She was conscious but would give no reason for the deed and is supposed to have suddenly gone insane.

Breumen, Manuel
patient gender M race Mex age 28 marital status S birthplace Mexico source 1930 census

Brewster, William
San Juan Prospector 11-24-1900 – Neighborhood Notes – A colored man named Brewster, at Lake City, recently became inbued with the idea that he had a mission to kill off the women of the country. He was taken to the Insane Asylum at Pueblo.

Brewster, William
patient race: B sex: M age: 60 marital: M place of birth: Georgia source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Brewster, William I
admitted 11-16-1900 from Hinsdale, Co. - Woodcroft Hospital

Brias, Joseph
Rocky Mountain News 1-22-1883 - Doom of the Daft - To Be Placed in Dungeons Unfit for Dogs - No Suitable Place Provided for the Penniless Insane - One of the most important matters which will come up before the present legislature, and which will meet the hearty support of the authorities of every county in the state, is the bill to provide for an appropriation to enlarge and complete the insane asylum at Pueblo.  In its present state of incompletion the asylum will barely accommodate fifty persons, and these uncomfortably.  The result of this is that the state authorities are constantly refusing to accept from counties dozens of insane persons, pleading lack of accommodations in the asylum as their excuse, and the unfortunate beings are thrown into jails, out-houses, cellars or any other disagreeable place where they can be kept with the least trouble or danger.  The Arapahoe commissioners daily receive letters of appeal from the commissioners of other counties, which are not so well provided with accommodations for insane as this county, requesting them to shelter insane men and women in order that they might be given proper medical care.  These letters have to be thrown aside as the commissioners of this county have more insane people on their hands than they can properly care for.  There are now in the county hospital five demented inmates, who cause no end of trouble, and in order that they may not interfere with the conduct of the hospital, are treated very much in the same manner as dangerous criminals.  A News reporter visited the hospital yesterday, accompanied by Mr. J. A. Shreve, chairman of the board of commissioners.  The hospital buildings are two in number and are located on a little knoll just west of Broadway and on the south side of Cherry creek.  Both of the buildings are good looking and substantial in appearance.  Under the direction of Dr. Kelley, the resident physician, the reporter made a complete tour of the hospital.  Every ward was found to be filled with men in various stages of sickness, and suffering with all kinds of diseases.  In one ward in the second building are the patients suffering from acute diseases, such as pneumonia, heart disease and rheumatism.  In this ward the most suffering is visible.  In other wards are men suffering from broken limbs, accidents, chronic diseases, and in a ward by themselves are convalescent patients.  In this way 110 men, women and children are crowded together to share the cup of misery.  Among the patients who are suffering from blindness is Captain Jack Travis, who was once famous as the champion pistol shot of the country.  Very little remains of this once famous man, and as he drags his bent and aged form across the ward, in which he sits continually, the observer can not help but pity him.  Jack like all men who have been famous, is a character in his own way.  His characteristics are excessive talking and excessive melancholy.  It happened yesterday that he was attacked with a fit of melancholy and he was not in a communicative mood, but from his attendants it was learned that he tells big stories of the duels in which he acted as principal and second.  In another ward there is a man named Nels Streeter, who is just recovering from the effects of a railway accident.  This man had a most remarkable operation performed upon him - nothing more or less than removing two inches of the upper bone in the left arm.  He now has complete use of his arm and can move his fingers just the same as if the bone had never been removed.  In the same ward is a laborer named Joseph Brias suffering with frozen hands and feet.  The reporter went from these scenes of misery to the basement of the institution.  This is made decently comfortable by the heat from the boilers.  The front portion is divided off into cells or apartments and are completely devoid of furniture of any kind.  They are cold and cheerless in appearance and must be revolting to the inmates.  In the first of these cells Henry O'Neil is confined.  O'Neil has to be locked up constantly, and has to be kept away from beds or anything which can be destroyed.  The other day he tore an iron bedstead to pieces, and during the operation cut off the front part of his nose.  The wound, though a serious one, was dressed by Dr. Kelley, and is now healing up.  In another cell the reporter saw an object lying on the floor curled up in a blanket and not moving.  This was Ida Stroetger.  She was stark naked, having torn off her clothes, and she was exposed to the cold and chill of her cell.  This poor thing's condition is deplorable in the extreme.  There is another insane patient in the basement named Johnson.  The latter occupies a small couch and rarely ever gets up from it.  An upper story room is occupied by Mr. Godfrey, who was recently adjudged insane.  And there is still another, Agnes Mears.  Dr. Kelley says that the quarters provided for these poor people are not fit to be occupied by dogs, but on account of the crowded wards nothing better can be done for them.  They are practically cut off from seeing the rays of the sun or anything else that is cheerful and aids in the recovery of the insane.  Instead of assisting in their recovery their stay in the county hospital only makes that more improbable.

Brice, Maggie
patient gender F race W age 34 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Brice, Maggie
pupil race: W sex: F age: 16 marital: S place of birth: Colorado source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Brice, Maggie
patient race: W sex: F age: 23 marital:S place of birth: Missouri occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Bridgeford, Nora
patient gender F race W age 50 marital status D birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Bridgeford, Nora
patient race: W sex: F age: 39 marital:D place of birth: Nebraska occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bridges, John W.
patient gender M race W age 61 marital status S birthplace Utah source 1930 census

Bridgewater, Walter
patient gender M race W age 36 marital status M birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Brifel, Rosa
patient race: W sex: F age: 29 marital: S place of birth: United Statesnone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Briggs, Carlos
admitted 4-12-1915 from Larimer, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Briggs, George W.
Rocky Mountain News 9-5-1892 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Miller – The following business was transacted yesterday: Lunacy of George W. Briggs; Charles B. Beach appointed conservator.

Briggs, Lila E.
patient gender F race W age 46 marital status Wd birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Briggs, Lucy E.
Yuma Pioneer 9-26-1902 – Aunt Lucy Briggs – For over a year now Aunt Lucy Briggs has been failing mentally. Last winter the Methodist church people took her case in hand and hired Miss Emma Barbezat to take care of her until other arrangements could be made. A committee from the church endeavored to get her friends and relatives interested in her, but they all washed their hands of her and seemed a unit in the desire to turn her over to the cold charities of the world. Miss Barbezat was with her for six weeks, after that time her brother, Ira Edwards, tried to look after her but found it impossible to do so. A little over three months ago arrangements were made to have her live with George W. Custer but after two months stay she became so violent that it was impossible to keep here there. P. A. Wullbrandt then took her into his family but found that she was getting dangerous and unsafe and discontented and after a months stay could keep her no longer. For the last week she has been staying with the Hull family on the Patten ranch, but became so dangerous and unmanageable that they could no longer keep her. After consulting with friends, Ira Edwards made a complaint in lunacy before Judge Hendrie on Wednesday and she was tried by a jury and found insane. It being impossible to find any friend that could properly care for her at home, Judge Hendrie made the proper order committing her to the asylum at Pueblo. Sheriff Lamphere, and Mrs. Wullbrandt as attendant, left with her yesterday for the asylum. The matter of conservator for her estate was submitted to the judge who took the same under advisement.

Briggs, Lucy E.
Yuma Pioneer 10-24-1902 – Following claims in case of People vs Lucy E. Briggs, insane, were examined, allowed and ordered paid out of the court fund, to-wit: F. L. Scott, juror fees, $2.65; E. Loring, juror fees, $2.65; W. A. Sheay, juror fees, $2.65; Carl Giddings, juror fees, $2.65; A. Barbezatt, juror fees, $2.65; J. E. Buchanan, juror fees, $2.65; Ezra Hull, witness fees, $2.65; P. Wullbrandt, witness fees, $2.65; E. M. Patten, witness fees, $2.65; Ira Edwards, witness fees, $2.65; J. S. Hendrie, county court, $17.15.

Briggs, Porter
Rocky Mountain News 8-29-1890 – Found Insane – Porter Briggs was adjudged insane by a jury in the county court yesterday afternoon. Briggs originally came from Douglass county. He has been at the county hospital many times during the last few months. Wednesday one of the officials of this institution found him trying to hang himself to the top of the door of his room. Not long after he set fire to his cot, but the flames were quenched before any damage was done. Briggs will be taken to Pueblo to-day.

Brigham, Mr.
Rocky Mountain News 8-18-1881 – Points From “Pioneer” – Correspondence of The News – Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, August 6 – A trip between this place and Grand lake is fraught with a good deal of interest at this season of the year… Arriving at the lake we find the district court in session… The most important case for trial will be that of ex-County Judge Dean, who is indicted for the mutilation of the judge's docket. The story of the case is as follows: A man named Brigham was brought before Dean charged with being insane. A jury was empanelled and they brought in a verdict of lunacy. The property of the man, consisting of a cow, a horse and a wagon, were sold, and that not being enough to pay the costs charged, nearly all the money of the alleged lunatic was taken, amounting to some eighty or ninety dollars. This left him only about two dollars and in this wretched condition he was told to leave the county and never enter it again.

Bright, Lena
Rocky Mountain News 7-19-1891 – Pronounced Insane – Leadville, Colo., July 18 – Lena Bright, the woman who was stabbed in the eye a few days ago, mysteriously disappeared from her home yesterday morning, and the most diligent search failed to reveal her whereabouts. This afternoon a man named Miller, while coming to this city on a horse, saw a woman in her bare feet and with but few clothes on her body running through the sage brush in lower Iowa gulch, and acting in a very peculiar manner. Miller hurried to the city and Deputies Curtin and Harrigan procured horses and a wagon and hurried to the spot, which is about six miles from this city. After a long search through the woods the woman was captured and proved to be Lena Bright. She was brought to this city and placed in the county jail, where a physician pronounced her to be insane.

Brill, Joseph G.
patient gender M race W age 54 marital status S birthplace Germany source 1930 census

Brill, Joseph G.
patient race: W sex: M age: 43 marital:S place of birth: Germany occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Brindle, Norman W.
patient gender M race W age 76 marital status Wd birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census

Brinker, Eddie
Littleton Independent 8-5-1904 – District Atty. Thurman was requested to take the proper steps toward placing Eddie Brinker in the insane asylum at Pueblo.

Brinker, Joseph E.
patient race: W sex: M age: 29 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brinker, Joseph E.
patient race W gender M age 19 marital status S place of birth Colorado source 1910 census

Brinkerhoff, Willard
Mancos Times-Tribune 7-16-1915 – Undersheriff John Crawford left Monday for Pueblo with Willard Brinkerhoff who has been adjudged insane and whom he will place in the state asylum for safe keeping and treatment.  The unfortunate young man is twenty-six years old and for some time he has not been considered exactly right in mind and recently has been growing noticeably worse right along.

Brinkerhoff, Willard
patient gender M race W age 40 marital status S birthplace Utah source 1930 census

Brinkerhoff, Willard
patient race: W sex: M age: 30 marital:S place of birth: Utah occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brinkline, George
Carbonate Chronicle 3-4-1901 – Is Insane – George Brinkline will be arraigned in the county court today and tried for insanity. The county physician has already examined the man and pronounced him insane. It is probable that he will be examined by other physicians at the hearing today. Brinkline has been in jail for two weeks. He and a man by the name of White had some trouble in Stringtown and Brinkline shot at White.

Brinson, Winifred
patient gender F race Neg age 29 marital status M birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Brisbane, Harry
Glenwood Post 12-6-1902 – Harry Brisbane Insane – Our citizens many of whom were personally acquainted with Harry Brisbane of Leadville will regret to hear of that gentleman's unfortunate condition which has necessitated his confinement in a mad house. From a recent issue of the Leadville Herald-Democrat we clip the following: “W. H. Brisbane, who up to a few years ago was a citizen of Leadville, is now an inmate of the Pueblo insane asylum. According to the physicians who testified in the County court the unfortunate man was suffering from paresis, his brain having suffered disintegration. The news will be a shock and a surprise to many of his friends here, although several of his closest associates had leaned the truth some time ago. At that time he was taken east and examined by several eminent specialists, who pronounced the case hopeless, and advised that he be taken back to Colorado. For several weeks he has been in charge of a professional nurse, and was able to be around, but failed to recognize even his most intimate friends. Harry Brisbane first came to Leadville in 1878, and during the early days made considerable money in real estate and mines. He is still part owner in the Demainville block, and has mining property in various parts of the district. Mr. Brisbane always took an active part in politics, and belonged to the stalwart wing of the Republican party. He was state treasurer for two years and for two years was secretary of the Republican State Central committee. A few years ago he was manager of the Hotel Vendome, and was married in 1890 to Miss Maulding, a school teacher here.

Brisbane, W.H.
Eagle Valley Blade 12-4-1902 – W. H. Brisbane Insane.  From the Herald Democrat.  W. H. Brisbane, who up to a few years ago was a citizen of Leadville, is now an inmate of the Pueblo insane asylum.  According to the physicians who testified in the County court the unfortunate man was suffering from paresis, his brain having suffered disintegration.  The news will be a shock and a surprise to many of his friends here, although several of his closest associates had leaned the truth some time ago.  At that time he was taken east and examined by several eminent specialists, who pronounced the case hopeless, and advised that he be taken back to Colorado.  For several weeks he has been in charge of a professional nurse, and was able to be around, but failed to recognize even his most intimate friends.  Harry Brisbane first came to Leadville in 1878, and during the early days made considerable money in real estate and mines.  He is still part owner in the Demainville block, and has mining property in various parts of the district.  Mr. Brisbane always took an active part in politics, and belonged to the stalwart wing of the Republican party.  He was state treasurer for two years and for two years was secretary of the Republican State Central committee.  A few years ago he was manager of the Hotel Vandome, and was married in 1890 to Miss Maulding, a school teacher here.

Brisbane, William Henry
Summit County Journal 12-6-1902 – Adjudged Insane – On last Saturday, in the Arapahoe county court, William Henry Brisbane was adjudged insane and sent to the asylum. Mr. Brisbane was a well known figure in Colorado, especially in Republican political circles. He formerly resided in Leadville, from which city he was elected state treasurer. In 1898 he made the race for secretary of state, but was defeated, and for four years thereafter was secretary of the Republican state central committee.

Briscoe, William C
admitted 11-5-1900 from Colo. Springs, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Britton, George D.
Colorado Springs Gazette 9-28-1918 – In a hearing before an insanity commission in the county court yesterday George D. Britton, Bernard S. Stephenson, David Clay and Frank P. Burton were adjudged insane and were ordered to the state insane hospital at Pueblo for treatment. Two of the men were taken to Pueblo yesterday afternoon by Sheriff John Weir and the others will be taken today.

Brock, Hugh J.
patient race W gender M age 41 marital status S place of birth Missouri occupation laborer source 1910 census

Brock, Hugh J.
patient gender M race W age 62 marital status S birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Brock, Hugh J.
patient race: W sex: M age: 51 marital:S place of birth: Missouri occupation: ward worker source: 1920 census

Brock, Hugh L.
Eagle County Blade 2-11-1909 – Adjudged Insane – Hugh L. Brock was brought before the County Court last Friday morning to be tried for insanity.  Brock has been a resident of Wolcott for a number of years and while a mental lapse has been noticeable for some time it was not considered a serious case until recently.  The jury brought in a verdict of insanity and Judge Tague ordered Sheriff Farnum to take Brock to the state asylum at Pueblo for which place he left with Brock Friday night.

Brockman, Mary
patient race W gender F age 55 marital status M place of birth New York source 1910 census

Brockman, Mary
admitted 7-25-1900 from Cripple Creek, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Brockman, Mary
admitted 3-5-1901 from Cripple Creek, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Broden, Joseph
Broden, Joseph age 61y, died 7/20/1902 State paid for burial, Dr. A.P. Busey McCarthy Funeral Home

Broden, Joseph
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1831 age 69 marital status S place of birth Germany occupation miner source : 1900 census

Broderick, John
Castle Rock Journal 3-6-1889 – John Broderick was brought before Judge Webster, Monday, and adjudged insane.  He was sent to the asylum at Pueblo.

Broderick, John
Rocky Mountain News 1-30-1891 – With the Assembly – Business, business, business, such was the character of yesterday's proceedings in the general assembly… New Bills – Bill No. 126, by Mr. Ammons – A bill for an act making an appropriation to reimburse Douglas county for moneys heretofore expended by said county in having an inquisition of lunacy in the case of John Broderick, a pauper lunatic, and transporting the said Broderick to an insane asylum, providing for an appropriation of $809.19. Referred to committee on county and county lines…

Broderick, Mary P.
patient gender F race W age 24 marital status Wd birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Broderick, William
Leadville Democrat 2-9-1881 – Deputy Jailor George Hayden had a hard struggle Monday evening, in the corridors of the jail with the crazy man William Broderick, locked up some days ago.  When the time came for locking the prisoners in their cells in the evening Broderick was ordered in with the others but defiantly refused to go.  Mr. Hayden courageously seized the madman, but in an instant felt himself in a giant's grasp.  He attempted to choke Broderick into submission and in the struggle the latter seized Hayden's hand as a mad dog would and bit him severely.  The prisoners, seeing the condition of affairs, came to the rescue of Hayden and with great difficulty succeeded in placing Broderick in a cell.  Mr. Hayden was quite uneasy about the bite on his hand, and sucked the wound as though he had been bitten by a rattlesnake.  Only slight scars are left, but he will not soon forget his struggle with the madman.  There are two insane people now confined in the jail.  Broderick and Annie Snyder and it is high time that they were being removed to the insane asylum.

Broderick, William
Leadville Daily Herald 2-9-1881 – A Madman's Rage – He Attacks His Keeper, Sinking His Teeth in His Neck – There is nothing in the history of passion more horrible than a madman's wrath, unrestrained as it is by no sense of, or regard for human or divine law. Like the tiger of the jungle he sits silent until his victim is unconscious of any danger and then makes his frenzied attack, using every effort to tear him from life. This was illustrated yesterday in the county jail while assistant jailor George Hayden was taking the food to William Broderick, a crazy man, who was placed in the county jail some days ago at the instigation of his wife, who alleged that he was liable at any moment to be seized by passion and appease it with her death. Broderick has kept aloof from the remaining prisoners at the jail, and much to their gratification too, for his sad and melancholy mood is not calculated to bring a man's mind from the subject of his crime, and there have been few happy greetings for the troubled and shattered mind. He looks as if he was absorbed continually in the study of some great and ponderous load that weighs upon his mind. Yesterday morning, as usual, George Hayden went into the vault to dispense food to the prison birds, when he filled a plate and carried it to Broderick, and sat it down before him. He looked at the dish in contempt and recoiled from it. At this juncture he called for a glass of water, when Hayden turned to get it. He was stooping over and reaching towards the bucket when suddenly he felt some one pounce upon his back and attempt to pin him to the floor. Before he had sufficient time to realize what was upon him, Broderick, the madman, had his teeth in the back of his neck, and was pressing with all his might, as if in an effort to decapitate the officer. The prisoners were alarmed and rushing forward soon had the madman away from the officer and in the cell safely looked up. The entire prison was thrown into excitement, while Hayden realized that he was lucky to escape with as little injury as he did. Broderick seemed very penitent after an appreciation of his guilty act (had) come to him but could only apologise (sic) by throwing his head forward upon his breast and with dreamful spirit return to his old sorrowful mood. The attack was not anticipated by the officer, as the man was considered harmless. The back of his neck is badly swollen, and George wants to know now if there is any danger of his going crazy. The prisoners now object to having Broderick at liberty in the vault with them, as at any moment he might fasten his houndlike teeth into them. He is very retiring and prefers the company of his own thoughts, as a general thing, to the lively chat of the prisoners, who are seated here and there in groups, telling tales or engaged in a game of cards. There are now Broderick and Annie Snyder in the jail for insanity, while Carlow is declared to be about on the verge. It may be that the light air has affected these parties in this way.

Broese, Karl
Aspen Tribune 9-26-1896 – Sent to the Asylum – An Unknown Young Man Committed by the County Court – Karl Broese, or as he gave his name yesterday, Charles Rosenthal, who hails from St. Louis, was committed to the insane asylum by the county court.  The man was taken by the police last Sunday while acting queerly in the Denver & Rio Grande railroad yards.  He imagines spooks are pursuing him and can give no lucid account of himself except that he has a mother and sister in St. Louis.  He is about 27 years old and has evidently only recently recovered from a sick spell.  Sheriff Strawbridge will leave for Pueblo with the patient this morning.

Brokaw, Emma
Denver Evening Post 1-7-1895 – Town Talk – Mrs. Emma Brokaw a discharged patient from the State Insane asylum was sent to Omaha last night by Police Matron Dwyer. The woman cherishes the delusion that she has invented a “euphone” and that she is being cheated out of a big royalty.

Brokaw, Emma
Rocky Mountain News 7-17-1895 – Loss of Reason – Three Patients Added to the Overcrowded County Hospital – … Emma Brokoff was committed to the county hospital for alleged insanity. When she found out where she was to go she showed her indisposition to make the journey by endeavoring to kick her way out of the ambulance. It is said that she was adjudged insane last July and that she has been out on parole.

Brokaw, Emma
Rocky Mountain News 7-26-1895 – Unfortunate Insane – Long List of the Afflicted Set for Trial – The following list of unfortunates will be tried during August in order to determine whether they are sane or not: Emma Browkaw…

Brokaw, Emma
Denver Evening Post 8-1-1895 – Their Strange Illusions – Insane Patients are Tried in the County Court To-Day – Several insane cases were tried in the county court to-day. In each case the defendant was found guilty and will be sent to the Pueblo asylum as soon as possible. Many of the hallucinations were most peculiar and sad… Emma Brockaw blamed all of her troubles to a “euphone.” She said that this “euphone” continually talked to her, keeping her awake nights. At first she didn't know what a “euphone” was, but after it talked to her a year she remembered that she had read of it. This “euphone” was connected by wires to every room she ever occupied. It had put out her eye, tore out her heart and tortured her. She was found insane.

Brokaw, Emma
Rocky Mountain News 8-1-1895 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Steele – Call for to-day: People vs. Emma Brokaw; lunacy.

Brokaw, Emma
Rocky Mountain News 8-2-1895 – Insane Vagaries – Lunacy Cases in the County Court with the Usual Result – A number of lunacy cases were tried in the county court yesterday and a verdict of guilty returned in every instance… Emma Brokaw had been in the asylum before. She was constantly hearing voices and an enemy had place “euphone” to her breast so that she couldn't rest… All the unfortunates will be sent to the Pueblo asylum as soon as room can be made for them.

Brokaw, Emma
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1861 age 39 marital status M place of birth Illinois occupation seamstress source : 1900 census

Brokaw, Emma
Rocky Mountain News 1-7-1895 – Mrs. Brokaw's “Euphone” – An Instrument That Penetrates Any Amount of Space, but Is Invisible – The scientists of Denver will be surprised to learn of a new and wonderful invention that has been in active operation at the county hospital for the last three months. Mrs. Emma Brokaw, a prisoner, or rather a patient, in the city jail, yesterday made known for the first time the existence of this addition to science. According to Mrs. Brokaw's statement, the invention is known as the “euphone.” By means of this strange instrument persons may communicate at any distance. Space cuts no figure with the “euphone” and by a peculiar arrangement of wheels and electricity the machine can be used at all times at day or night. Science, unfortunately, will not be benefitted by the “euphone,” for the instrument exists only in the unbalanced brain of Mrs. Brokaw. To her the “euphone” is an uncanny reality. Yesterday afternoon she told about her experiences with the “euphone” and at the conclusion of her recital she pleaded that the machine be taken out of the county hospital, where, she averred, it was in lively operation in a window in the rear of the main building. “They 'euphoned' me just before you came in,” she said, “and they tried to queer me again.” She was asked to explain what she meant by the statement. “You see,” she said, “there is a gang of bandits at the hospital. For three months they have burned me up with electricity and they have 'euphoned' me until I am all worn out. They have queered my face and made my hair dry just because I wouldn't do as they told me to.” Questioning elicited the fact that about three months ago Mrs. Brokaw was taken to the county hospital and locked up on a charge of insanity. She was the wife of Tom Brokaw, a railroad engineer living on Santa Fe avenue, and the illness with which she was previously suffering was an aggravated case of rheumatism. According to her story, Tom Brokaw accompanied her to the hospital, gathered about him a gang of robbers and bandits and began a systematic persecution of his wife. He was assisted in his nefarious plan, says Mrs. Brokaw, by two women and two men, and shortly after she was placed in the hospital her husband invented the “euphone.” At all hours of the day and night the woman saw uncanny visions and heard voices. Grinning faces, male and female, appeared before the patient's eyes. Her husband's form, in threatening attitude, arose frequently before her, and on these occasions he told her to leave the city. After two weeks' stay at the hospital Mrs. Brokaw was sent to the Pueblo asylum, where she gave the name of Emma Ralson. While confined in this institution Mrs. Brokaw says that the “bandits and robbers” at the county hospital focused the “euphone” upon her and delighted themselves in a fiendish manner in threatening and jeering at her. Two persons worked the machine during the day and three during the night. Aside from the “euphone” idea Mrs. Brokaw is perfectly sane. She is about 35 years old and quite good looking. Saturday last she received a ticket to Omaha from her sister, Mrs. Kate Bowers, who lives in that city, and she was released from the asylum. She came to Denver and stopped at Mother Ryan's saloon on Market street. Mother Ryan sent her to headquarters. Mrs. Brokaw says that she wants the “euphone” removed from the county hospital before she continues on her journey.

Brokovich, Tony
patient gender M race W age 36 marital status S birthplace Austria source 1930 census

Brooder, Elizabeth
patient race: W sex: F age: 60 marital: M place of birth: Virginianone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Brook, Curtis
Boulder Daily Camera 8-28-1896 – Local News – Curtis Brook was brought over from Longmont today, and after a hearing in the county court was adjudged insane. The unfortunate man was rabidly insane and caused the officers a great deal of trouble. Four strong men were required to push him into the court house.

Brook, Curtis
Boulder Daily Camera 8-29-1896 – Local News – Sheriff Dyer and A. K. Culver, of Longmont, left for Pueblo this morning, having in custody the insane man, Curtis Brook.

Brook, Curtis
Rocky Mountain News 8-26-1896 – Found Insane – Boulder, Colo., Aug. 25 – This morning Henry Clay Brooks, a single man, 36 years of age, who was arrested Saturday on a charge of insanity sworn out by Judge John A. Ives, county attorney, was tried in the county court before Judge Frank B. Secore and a jury of six men and found guilty as charged. Brooks said during his trial, and claimed to be the greatest inventor in the world and his latest scheme, when constructed, will bankrupt the Rothschilds and all the millionaires of the world. He says “God Almighty is not understood in Boulder, but I am his special agent and am invested with power and ability to carry out all the greatest inventions of God while here in this country.” Sheriff W. C. Dyer will take Brooks to the insane asylum at Pueblo as soon as Dr. Thombs reports a room vacant.

Brook, Curtis
Denver Evening Post 8-26-1896 – State Happenings – Boulder, Aug. 26 – Henry Clay Brooks, a single man 36 years of age, was declared insane in the county court here yesterday. He was taken to the insane asylum at Pueblo.

Brook, Curtis
Rocky Mountain News 8-29-1896 – Declared Insane – A Violent Lunatic in the Boulder County Court – Boulder, Colo., Aug. 28 – The most violent man ever arraigned in the county court of Boulder was tried to-day before Judge Frank P. Secor and a jury and adjudged insane. His name is Curtis Brooks, from Kansas. After the jury brought in its verdict his friends came forth to lead him down stairs. He struggled fearfully, scattering the four or five men right and left and howled like a maniac with the perspiration streaming down his brow. He attempted to bite and kick every one that came near him. Finally he was overpowered and eight men got hold of the poor fellow and carried him down stairs, amid kicking, biting and yelling, which attracted a large crowd from the street. He tried to bite James Kempton's arm and barely missed it by grazing the flesh with his teeth and tearing the shirt badly. The poor fellow came to Colorado from Kansas about three months ago, when he had two sunstrokes. Recently he has been living with his brother at Longmont, and within a few days was taken with his trouble.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 1-13-1893 Judge Alpheus Wright will leave this morning for Pueblo to visit the insane asylum and form his own views of the mental condition of our well known townsman, A.A. Brookfield. This act of Judge Wright isin consonance with his well known disposition for fairness and conscientious action. The trip is made in view of an application to have Mr. Brookfield released.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 1-24-1893 - Wright at Pueblo - Judge Alpheus Wright has returned from Pueblo, whither he went at the request of Mrs. A.A. Brookfield to look into the condition of her husband's health. Judge Wright reports that Superintendent Thombs of the insane asylum expresses confidence in Brookfield's ultimate recovery in the course of a month when he will be immediately released from confinement.  Judge Wright says that he found Mr. Brookfield as sane as any man in Boulder or Pueblo and that Dr. Thombs only keeps him to perfect his treatment.  He walks the streets of Pueblo and has often dined at the home of Hon. James N. Carlile and other friends.  There are 200 men and 107 women in the asylum, which Judge Wright holds to be admirably conducted.  George Bittenbender, Al Carpenter and the wife of Dr. Perry are all of them pronounced incurable, but all knew Judge Wright and readily maintained their conversation with him.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 7-9-1892 Mr. A.A. Brookfield has written an interesting letter from the insane asylum to George M. McClure. He says he is comfortable there and expresses the hope that he may be buried here, when his time may come. His many friends hope to see genial “Old Brook” restored to them, soind in body and mind once more.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 8-7-1892 - Mr. Brookfield's Case - Under Sheriff Coates, who took Mrs. Armstrong to the state asylum at Pueblo last week, says that Dr. Thomb, the superintendent, assures him that Mr. Brookfield will never recover his sanity, though he has not had any of his epileptic fits since he was removed to the asylum. 

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 6-14-1892 – A Sad Case – A. A. Brookfield is Adjudged Insane and Will go to the Asylum. A. A. Brookfield, who for many years has suffered with epileptic fits and insanity, was attacked again Sunday night and was taken before Judge Rogers yesterday and after a jury trial was adjudged insane. He will be committed to the insane asylum. Mrs. Brookfield noticed the symptoms returning Sunday evening and requested Mr. Ed Housel to stay all night at the house, which he accordingly did. Arriving after church and finding Mr. Brookfield asleep, he retired, Mrs. Brookfield going over to the home of Foote to sleep. About 12 o'clock Mr. Housel heard Mr. Brookfield stealthily approaching the bed and as he placed his hand on the bed, rose and told Brookfield who he was and shook hands with him. Immediately after, Brookfield sprang upon him and a lively tussle ensued in which Housel received several scratches on the face as Mr. Brookfield has extraordinary strength when deranged. Mr. Brookfield secured one of Housel's shoes which are of unusual size and started in to do him up again. Housel repulsed him with a chair and made his escape. Housel spent the balance of the night at Foote's, returning in the morning and had another tussle in which Brookfield used a poker and a large pair of shears and finally chased Housel down the street with a large bowlder. The neighbors, who have stood this kind of performance for years, decided to have Mr. Brookfield imprisoned and the sheriff and Shep went down after him in the morning. The trial opened at 3 o'clock with the jury made up of Messrs Fonda, Green, Benson, Switzer, Jester and Bob 'Coulehan, numerous witnesses, including Doctors Brace, Dodge and Bartlett, were examined and all vouched for the insanity of Brookfield. The jury in a few minutes returned a verdict to that effect and Judge Rogers will send the unfortunate man to the asylum and a conservator of his estate will be appointed today. Mrs. Brookfield is overcome by the painful recurrence. This once happy couple, honored by all who knew them, are entitled to the sympathy of all. Coming here in 1858, they are now the oldest continuous residents of this county. In happier days, “Old Brook,” as he was called, was a factor in the community. He was and is respected by everyone and his present misfortune will be universally regretted. The entire community loves and admires Mrs. Brookfield.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Aspen Weekly Times 6-18-1892 – A Boulder Man Insane – Boulder, Colo., June 13. –  A. A. Brookfield was this afternoon adjudged insane.  The direct reason for this action was an assault he made last night on Edward Hawsel with whom he was sleeping.  Brookfield got up, and getting a pair of scissors, inflicted several cuts upon Hawsel before the latter was able to protect himself.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 6-26-1892 – Hon. R. H. Whiteley has received a letter from Dr. Thombs, superintendent of the State Insane asylum, in which this famous expert holds out little or no hope of the recovery of our esteemed townsman, A. A. Brookfield.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 1-21-1893 – Judge Wright left for Denver and Pueblo yesterday.  At the latter place he will visit the insane asylum and visit A. A. Brookfield.  The wife of the latter is anxious for his release and has appealed to Judge Wright for his opinion.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 1-22-1893 – Judge Wright went to Denver yesterday and will go to Pueblo in deference to the wishes of Mrs. Brookfield to examine into the matter of her husband's sanity.  His errand will not be in an official capacity but as a friend.   An insane person can only be released by order of the superintendent of the asylum or by a jury of six men summoned to pass on his sanity.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder County Herald Weekly 7-17-1895 – A. A. Brookfield was declared insane by jury. Pueblo asylum is full. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder News 6-16-1892 – A. A. Brookfield's mind has been unbalanced for years. He has grown worse. Pronounced insane. An old settler here. Source also references article in Boulder County Herald Weekly 6-15-1892. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder County Herald Weekly 6-22-1892 – A. A. Brookfield was taken to the asylum at Pueblo. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 6-15-1892 – The niece of Emma (Lorton) Brookfield, Mrs. George C. Corning, came from Denver to be with Emma during troubles of her husband, Alfred A. Brookfield, going insane. Source “Genealogical Abstracts from the Boulder Daily Camera, 1891 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 7-8-1895 – Alfred A. Brookfield is having mental problems again. Long article. Source “Genealogical Abstracts from the Boulder Daily Camera, 1891 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 12-7-1895 – Alfred A. Brookfield and wife, Emma Brookfield, are in Augusta, Georgia visiting a niece, Mrs. William H. Davison. Col. A. A. Brookfield is a brother of Mrs. Charles A. Platt. – from Augusta Chronicle. Source “Genealogical Abstracts from the Boulder Daily Camera, 1891 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 3-8-1897 – A telegram was received today announcing the death of “one of our old citizens.” Last Wednesday Alfred A. Brookfield went down to Pueblo & took ill shortly after. He's been in failing health some time. Born Morristown, New Jersey on 31 Jan 1830, of English & Scotch descent on paternal side. He married in Nebraska City 24 Mar 1857 to Emma, daughter of John Lorton. Alfred elected fall 1857 as mayor of Nebraska City. In fall 1858, he left his partner in charge of their business and came to Colo., arriving in Oct. In spring 1859, the Boulder Town Co. was organized of which he was President. Returned to Nebraska, closed his business & moved to Boulder. They lived in Ward 7 years, were in the hotel business & in mining. Returned to Boulder & bought the Colorado House. Soon after, he leased it. Ill health made him refrain from active business. Source “Genealogical Abstracts from the Boulder Daily Camera, 1891 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 3-9-1897 – The remains of Alfred A. Brookfield were brought to Boulder today to Trezise's. Funeral tomorrow from Presbyterian Church. Source “Genealogical Abstracts from the Boulder Daily Camera, 1891 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 3-11-1897 – The pallbearers at the funeral of Alfred A. Brookfield were pioneers and close friends. Rev. Notman officiated at the ceremony. Source “Genealogical Abstracts from the Boulder Daily Camera, 1891 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Boulder Daily Camera 1897 (no date given) – Wife, Emma (Lorton) Brookfield, survives. They had no children. Source references “History of Clear Creek and Boulder Valley,” published in 1880, and “Boulder County Pioneers,” by Jennie Stewart. Source “Genealogical Abstracts from the Boulder Daily Camera, 1891 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Denver Evening Post 2-6-1897 – Boulder Briefs – In the county court this morning A. Brookfield was on trial before Judge Secor on the charge of insanity, preferred by J. H. Nicholson. Attorney J. N. Ives appeared for the prosecution and Hon. F. A. Giffen was attorney for the defense. With the consent of the counsel the case was continued for ten days.

Brookfield, Alfred A.
Denver Evening Post 2-6-1897 – Boulder Briefs – In the county court this morning A. Brookfield was on trial before Judge Secor on the charge of insanity, preferred by J. H. Nicholson. Attorney J. N. Ives appeared for the prosecution and Hon. F. A. Giffen was attorney for the defense. With the consent of the counsel the case was continued for ten days.

Brooks, Abraham
Fort Collins Courier 3-11-1908 – Abraham Brooks, a Greeley resident here fifteen years ago for many years and well known in sporting circles, a great foot racer, has gone violently insane in Fort Collins.  The sheriff there phoned Sheriff Florance yesterday to ascertain if the man was a resident of Weld county.  But it has been found that for several years he has been living in the “Jungles” of Fort Collins and Larimer county, and they must provide for him.  It is said that Brooks was once wealthy, but dissipation brought him to poverty. – Greeley Sun.

Brooks, Albert E.
patient gender M race Neg age 61 marital status S birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Brooks, Albert E.
patient race: W sex: Mu age: 51 marital:S place of birth: Missouri occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brooks, Albert E.
patient race: W sex: M age: 42 marital: S place of birth: Missourinone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Brooks, Anna
Boulder Daily Camera 2-28-1893 – She is Insane – Mrs. William Brooks of Louisville is insane.  There can be no doubt of that for a jury in Judge Wright's court yesterday formally rendered a verdict to that effect.  Judge Henderson, her guardian ad litem and county Attorney Rogers asked a few questions and her husband and a few other witnesses were on the stand.  One witness told how Mrs. Brooks twisted one of her children's hands when visiting at the witness's house.  When remonstrated with, the poor woman said the Lord had told her the children must be killed.  The mother instinct almost immediately, however, took possession of her, and taking up the child, she fondled it tenderly and then renewed the painful twisting process.  The children had been beaten severely.  Her conduct in the court was that of a hopeless imbecile, rather than a lunatic.  The jury found the verdict without leaving their seats.  Sheriff Jester will take the unfortunate to Pueblo this morning.

Brooks, Anna
Boulder Daily Camera 3-1-1893 – High Sheriff Jester left for Pueblo yesterday with Mrs. Anna Brooks of Louisville, adjudged insane in the county court on Monday.

Brooks, Anna
Boulder News 3-2-1893 – Mrs. Anna Brooks became wildly insane 24 Feb 1893. She could have killed her children. Adjudged insane. Wife of William Brooks of Louisville. Taken to Pueblo asylum by Ed L. Coates. Source also references article in Boulder County Herald Weekly 3-1-1893. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brooks, Anna M.
patient gender F race W age 71 marital status Wd birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Brooks, E.A.
Fort Collins Courier 3-18-1908 – County Court Inquiring Into Mental Condition of E. A. Brooks, a Laborer – Physicians Say He Is an Unsafe Man to Be at Large (From Friday's Daily) – Charged with being insane, E. A. Brooks, formerly employed on the Halligan dam, was arraigned in the county court this morning before Judge Stover, and inquiry made into his mental condition.  Among the witnesses called were Deputy Sheriff Walker, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Blaker of 322 Sherwood street, and Drs. Purcell and Dale.  About ten days ago a call was sent into the sheriff's office from the Blaker home, where Brooks had been acting strangely since the supper hour.  He had been invited there by Mr. Blaker, who had been working with Brooks on the Halligan dam.  The officers found him acting in a peculiar manner and he was taken to the county jail.  Drs. Purcell and Dale examined him, and concerning his condition the former said: “I consider Mr. Brooks a dangerous man to be allowed at liberty.  He is suffering from what is known as “incipient insanity” with which he may be seized at any time.  He believes that he can communicate directly with God and feels it his duty to carry out any commands which he may believe he receives.  Should one of these brainstorms occur while he is at liberty there is no telling what he might do – kill, burn or murder, it would make no difference; he would feel impelled to do whatever act he felt commanded to do regardless of what the consequences might be to other people. 

Brooks, Francis
patient gender F race Neg age 36 marital status M birthplace Oklahoma source 1930 census

Brooks, Harry Clay
Greeley Tribune 12-2-1897 – “The World Is Mine” – A Second Monte Cristo was With Us for a Few Weeks.  About three weeks ago Harry Clay Brooks arrived in Greeley.  There was nothing about the man to indicate his being above mediocrity, yet in time he created a mildly humorous sensation, not unmixed with pity.  Brooks is an attenuated specimen of humanity.  He has sandy hair, red moustache and a hungry look.  His clothes were of poor quality as if taken from a hobo's wardrobe.  After being here a couple of days he announced his presence by promising large sums of money to several citizens; was liberal in offering checks for hundreds of thousands and millions.  But his strong forte was in letter writing, letters that might have meant something, but no man could decipher them.  He claimed to own valuable mines of gold, silver and precious stones.  He said he was organizing a company to build a railway from New York to San Francisco at a cost of $250,000,000.  Some one informed Sheriff Clark of the poor fellow's eccentric actions and that officer detailed a deputy to arrest him.  Friday morning he was taken in by M. H. Morgan and that afternoon was given a trial in County court, found insane and sent to the asylum at Pueblo.  After he realized his condition he opened his mouth and a torrent of foulness, obscenity and profanity poured out in a way that made the sheriff and his deputies feel uncomfortable.  The poor devil is to be pitied, but what a glorious sensation it must be to really labor under the delusion that you possess millions and have money to burn.

Brooks, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 6-4-1892 – Local Brevities – An order was placed in the hands of the sheriff yesterday to bring Henry Brooks before the county court to be tried for insanity.

Brooks, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 5-24-1888 – Made The Night Hideous – Lunatics Hold a Night Session at the County Jail – Attempted Suicide – For a considerable portion of last night there was music in the air at the county jail. To the nocturnal wanderer in the region of the bastile it appeared as if Sheriff Weber's large family had taken leave of their senses and were devoting their superhuman efforts to making the night hideous. On inquiring into the matter Jailors Hutchinson and Rafferty discovered that the noise, which, by the way, has not been by any means unusual in the jail recently, emenated from the cells occupied by Ben Robbins, the assistant district attorney, and Julius Villard… “The past eight days,” said one of the guards to a News reporter, “have been about the worst we have ever experienced here. We had four lunatics in our charge and they have been holding high revelry, so much so that it has kept us busy to preserve anything like order in the jail. Ben Robbins, especially, has been very troublesome and two other cranks named Brooks and Olsen have given us reliable testimony of their lung powers at frequent intervals.” Jail Notes – Ben Robbins was this morning taken to Pueblo by Sheriff Weber, where he will be placed in the state insane asylum.

Brooks, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 4-28-1888 – The Courts – County Court – Probate – In re lunacy of Henry Brooks; trial; verdict of lunacy; judgment remanding defendant to custody of jail until further order of court; guardian ad litem allowed $15.

Brooks, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 6-6-1888 – The Courts – County Court – Probate – In lunacy, Henry Brooks; order delivering defendant into the custody of his mother, Margaret Abbott, until further order of court.

Brooks, Henry
Rocky Mountain News 6-3-1892 – Desperate Revenge – Efforts of a Georgetown Woman to Have a Son Declared Insane – Importunities for Money in Unstinted Amounts Suggest This Savage and Last Recourse – The Son Narrates the Terrible Experience of a Sane Man Incarcerated for a Year with Lunatics – Worn and weary of the fast life and dissipation of her son, Mrs. E. E. Abbott of 2518 Curtis street, has conceived the horrible plan of putting him in the insane asylum at Pueblo. The first step in the case was taken yesterday in Justice Talbot's court, when Mrs. Abbott swore out a warrant for the arrest of her son, Henry Brooks, charging him with disturbance. He was arrested by Constable Frost and brought before the justice. Ruse of the Mother – Mrs. Abbott was present at the time, and at the sight of her son rushed out and cried to Officer Eacock: “There is a crazy man in Justice Talbot's court.” Officer Eacock ran immediately into the court room and found no crazy man. Constable Frost assured him that Brooks was perfectly harmless. Mrs. Abbott then went to the county court to commence proceedings to adjudge her son insane, and deputy sheriffs were sent to arrest Brooks. When they arrived Brooks had been released on bonds and has not been heard from since. Curious Family History – This was but an act in a curious bit of family history. Mrs. Ed Brooks was Mrs. Abbott's first married name. Her first husband was killed in the Burleigh tunnel in Georgetown about six years ago. He left her with three sons, Edward, who now runs a shooting gallery on market street, a quiet, industrious fellow; Walter, a boy of 12 now, and Henry, who, his mother claims, has been the cause of all of her troubles. A few years after her first husband's death, Mrs. Brooks married a miner in Georgetown, Ed. E. Abbott. The couple now live in peace and harmony, but usually sixty miles apart. As soon as Henry Brooks attained manhood he began a career of dissipation. He worked seldom, then for the meager wages of a waiter in a cheap restaurant. To obtain money to carry on his fast life he continually worried his mother, until she in 1889 had him adjudged insane and placed in the cage at Pueblo. There he remained until 1890, when he was released by the authorities, who pronounced him sane. Victims of Oppression – Brooks stoutly maintains that he has always been in his right mind. With the greatest accuracy he recounts the details of a year's life with maniacs, treated himself as a crazy man, and all the time knowing that his mind was sound. One long, terrible year it took his daily guards to discover that they were treating a sane man as a lunatic. As soon as Brooks was released he resumed his vagrant's life and renewed the persecution of his mother for money. Mrs. Abbott gives details of this which, if true, show that her son has little manhood left him. About two months ago her only daughter, a baby, died. At the funeral Brooks appeared and demanded money before her assembled friends. Mrs. Abbott refused to give it to him, and he cursed her and attempted to strike her. Drink and cards had driven all humanity out of his heart. His brother, Edward Brooks, says that he would approve of his brother being sent to the penitentiary, but not the insane asylum. He is sure he is not insane, merely a vagrant and a drunkard.

Brooks, Henry C.
Rocky Mountain News 1-18-1894 – H. C. Brooks Identified – H. C. Brooks, held in Cheyenne for insanity, and whose identity Chief Kellogg could not determine, is known to Secretary Thomson of the humane society. His mother lives at 2518 Curtis. Brooks was in the Pueblo insane asylum about four years ago, and since his release has resided in Georgetown and other parts of Clear Creek county.

Brooks, Henry C.
Rocky Mountain News 12-26-1893 – Local Brevities – Henry C. Brooks states that the charge of insanity made against him by his brother arises from jealousy and a desire to have him out of the way.

Brooks, Henry Clay
Boulder County Herald Weekly 4-11-1894 – Henry Clay Brooks worked for quite awhile for Athletic Club of Boulder as janitor. He is now in insane asylum at Provo, UT. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brooks, Henry Clay
Rocky Mountain News 11-28-1897 – Adjudged Insane – Greeley, Colo., Nov. 27 – Henry Clay Brooks was adjudged insane in the county court to-day and committed to the asylum at Pueblo. Brooks is making his third trip to the asylum, having been sent from Arapahoe and Boulder counties respectively.

Brooks, Henry Clay
Denver Evening Post 1-17-1899 – Helping An Insanity Defense – Henry Clay Brooks, a brother of Edward Everett Brooks, who shot and killed A. G. Craig Saturday night, was arrested last night on Sixteenth street by Officer Rockford and locked up on the charge of disturbance. The disturbance which Brooks created was the jostling of women while walking along the street. According to the officer, Brooks was walking along Sixteenth street and purposely colliding with every woman he met. Mr. Groverbeck, a civil engineer, caught Brooks and was giving him a thrashing when Rockford came and sent Brooks to jail. Brooks had a rock in his pocket and said he carried it for protection. During the night the charge of disturbance was changed to that of insanity, as it was known that Brooks was in the insane asylum three different times. This morning Deputy District Attorney Prescott went to police headquarters and insisted that Brooks be prosecuted on the charge of disturbance. He made this stand on account of the trial of Edward Everett Brooks for murder, which will come up for trial in a few days, and the defense will probably be insanity.

Brooks, Henry Clay
Denver Evening Post 1-18-1899 – H. C. Brooks Sent to Jail – His Opportune Insanity Freak Provokes Investigation – H. C. Brooks, a brother of Edward B. Brooks who shot A. G. Craig to death Saturday night, was committed to jail this morning by Police Magistrate Ellis and instructions issued that his sanity shall be investigated. The prisoner's actions indicate that he is crazy, perhaps the result of excitement over his brother's terrible deed. Brooks was arraigned for assaulting a Miss Groesbeck on Sixteenth street. He knocked her down, the testimony showed, and then her brother jumped upon him and was chastising him when the officers appeared. It was shown that preceding the assault on the young lady Brooks had been bumping into every one he met. “I have been cautioning people,” he said on the witness stand, “for twenty years not to bump into me. She (Miss Groesbeck) bumped into me and I bumped back. It was a 'stand off.' “ A huge stone was found in the defendant's pocket when searched at the jail, causing him to be charged with carrying concealed weapons, but the magistrate did not sustain the charge. The man's deportment throughout the trial led to the conclusion that his mind is unbalanced. A fine of $25 was entered against him for creating a disturbance, which, however, will not be enforced should the examination show that he is insane.

Brooks, Henry Clay
Rocky Mountain News 8-26-1896 – Found Insane – Boulder, Colo., Aug. 25 – This morning Henry Clay Brooks, a single man, 36 years of age, who was arrested Saturday on a charge of insanity sworn out by Judge John A. Ives, county attorney, was tried in the county court before Judge Frank B. Secor and a jury of six men and found guilty as charged. Brooks said during his trial, and claimed to be the greatest inventor in the world and his latest scheme, when constructed, will bankrupt the Rothschilds and all the millionaires of the world. He says “God Almighty is not understood in Boulder, but I am his special agent and am invested with power and ability to carry out all the greatest inventions of God while here in this country.” Sheriff W. C. Dyer will take Brooks to the insane asylum at Pueblo as soon as Dr. Thombs reports a room vacant.

Brooks, Henry Clay
Rocky Mountain News 8-26-1896 – Found Insane – Boulder, Colo., Aug. 25 – This morning Henry Clay Brooks, a single man, 36 years of age, who was arrested Saturday on a charge of insanity sworn out by Judge John A. Ives, county attorney, was tried in the county court before Judge Frank B. Secor and a jury of six men and found guilty as charged. Brooks said during his trial, and claimed to be the greatest inventor in the world and his latest scheme, when constructed, will bankrupt the Rothschilds and all the millionaires of the world. He says “God Almighty is not understood in Boulder, but I am his special agent and am invested with power and ability to carry out all the greatest inventions of God while here in this country.” Sheriff W. C. Dyer will take Brooks to the insane asylum at Pueblo as soon as Dr. Thombs reports a room vacant.

Brooks, Hugh C.
Boulder County Herald Weekly 8-26-1896 – Hugh C. Brooks was found insane by jury. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Brooks, J.H.
Wray Rattler – 9-25-1913 Former Real Estate Man Insane – J.H. Brooks of Yuma Found to Be Deranged and Committed to the State Insane Asylum at Pueblo – The county court was in session last Thursday to hear the trial of James H, Brooks of Yuma on the charge of insanity. Mr. Brooks was formerly engaged in the real estate business in Yuma and has a married daughter who now lives with her husband on a homestead south of that place. The charge against Mr. Brooks was made by A.I. Horn of Rolwitz, Nebraska. Mr. Brooks had been taken to that town some time ago to live with another married daughter, but his mind was so badly affected that it was necessary to bring him back and have him sent to the state institution. As a matter of form the case had to go through court, and was tried before a jury of six who found him to be insane. The commitment was made to the state asylum at Pueblo, of there was room at that institution, and if that place was full he was to be taken to the Work sanitarium, at Pueblo. Sheriff Bullard took the unfortunate man to Pueblo last Friday and as the state institution was full, placed him in the Work sanitarium.

Brooks, James H.
Yuma Pioneer 7-3-1914 – Notice of Final Settlement in the Matter of the Estate of James H. Brooks, insane. Notice is hereby given that on Monday, the 27th day of July A. D. 1914, being one of the regular days of the June term of the County Court of Yuma County, in the State of Colorado, I, J. B. Campbell, Conservator of said estate, will appear before the Judge and said Court, present my final settlement as such Conservator, pray the approval of the same and will then apply to be discharged as such Conservator. At which time and place any person in interest may appear and present objections to the same if any there be.

Brooks, John
patient race: W sex: M age: 57 marital: M place of birth: Wisconsin source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Brooks, Lucy P.
Brooks, Lucy P. age 59y 2m 2d, wife of John W. Brooks, died 3/23/1900 McCarthy Funeral Home buried Swallows Cemetery. Dr. Work

Brooks, Oliver
patient gender M race Neg age 67 marital status S birthplace North Carolina source 1930 census

Brookshier, Maggie
patient gender F race W age 51 marital status M birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Brookshire, Maggie
patient race: W sex: F age: 39 marital:M place of birth: Kansas occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brophy, Lena
patient gender F race W age 57 marital status M birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census

Brothers, Arthur M.
Wray Gazette 3-26-1909 – Arthur M. Brothers was released from the state insane asylum at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, (the 14th), and at 8 o'clock while awaiting a train to go to his home in Wray, Yuma county, again became violently insane. Brothers was talking to his mother when he suddenly dashed down the platform and ran through the railroad yards. He was captured and taken to the police station after which he was sent back to the asylum. Brothers' wife was awaiting him at home, believing that he had been cured and would soon be with her. – Kit Carson County Record.

Brown, Allen
patient race B gender M age 38 marital status S place of birth . occupation laborer source 1910 census

Brown, Annie
patient race: W sex: F age: 56 marital:M place of birth: Canada occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brown, Brown
patient race: W sex: M month of birth: Unk year of birth: 1864 age: 36 marital: S place of birth: unk source : 1900 Woodcroft census

Brown, Capitola
patient race W gender F age . marital status M place of birth New Hamphire source 1910 census

Brown, Capitola
patient race W gender F month born unk year born unk age 29 marital status M place of birth unk occupation unk source Works hospital 1900 census

Brown, Capitola
admitted 3-18-1898 from Denver, Co. - Woodcroft Hospital

Brown, Capitola
patient gender F race W age 57 marital status M birthplace New Hampshire source 1930 census

Brown, Capitola
patient race: W sex: F age: . marital:M place of birth: New Hampshire occupation: ward help source: 1920 census

Brown, Capitola
Denver Evening Post 3-17-1898 – An Examination for Sanity – The Arapahoe County Supported Insane Growing Less in Number – Lulu England, Helen Fisher and Jane Jones will be tried this evening in the county court as to their sanity. They are now inmates at the county hospital. Last evening Capitola Brown, Caroline Heisman and Helen Swanson were adjudged insane. They will be sent to the home of the feeble minded in Pueblo. A number of those who have been committed there have been withdrawn by their friends since it has become apparent that they are in danger of transportation from the city.

Brown, Celesita
Rocky Mountain News 8-29-1883 – The Courts – County and Probate Courts – Estate of Celestia Brown, lunatic; Richard Brown appointed conservator.

Brown, Celestia
Rocky Mountain News 12-1-1881 – The County Court – Following is a record of the proceedings in the county court yesterday: In re. Celestia Brown, an alleged lunatic, complaint filed and hearing set for December 5 at 2 p.m.

Brown, Celestia
Rocky Mountain News 12-6-1881 – The County Court – Following is a record of the proceedings in the county court yesterday: In re. Celestia Brown, an alleged lunatic, verdict of the jury that she is crazy.

Brown, Celestia
Rocky Mountain News 12-6-1881 – In the County court yesterday Celestia Brown was adjudged insane. Her insanity is of a mild type and short duration, and it is thought will be cured by proper treatment. The unfortunate woman possesses property worth about $600, which has not yet been given into anyone's care.

Brown, Charles C.
patient race: W sex: M age: 19 marital:S place of birth: Iowa occupation: laundry helper source: 1920 census

Brown, Daisy
patient gender F race W age 51 marital status M birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Brown, Dorothy
patient gender F race W age 30 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Brown, Dorothy
patient race: W sex: F age: 19 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Brown, E. W.
Denver Evening Post 3-5-1896 – State Happenings – Colorado Springs, March 5 – E. W. Brown, an insane man arrested by the police, attempted to batter his brains out against the wall of his cell in jail. He was formerly an inmate of the Pueblo asylum.

Brown, Earl
Fort Collins Weekly Courier 11-12-1902 – Earl Brown was brought down from Pearl on Tuesday, charged with imbecility to a dangerous degree.  On a hearing in the county court on Wednesday Brown was adjudged an unsafe person to be at large and was committed to the insane asylum at Pueblo.

Brown, Earl
Fort Collins Weekly Courier 10-31-1906 – Sheriff Cross left for Pueblo Saturday morning with Earl Brown who has been committed to the insane asylum.

Brown, Earl
patient race W gender M age 25 marital status S place of birth California source 1910 census

Brown, Edith
patient gender F race W age 38 marital status S birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Brown, Eliza
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1837 age 63 marital status W place of birth Missouri occupation domestic source : 1900 census

Brown, Eliza
patient race W gender F age 72 marital status W place of birth Missouri occupation domestic source 1910 census

Brown, Eliza
patient gender F race W age 92 marital status Wd birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Brown, Eliza
patient race: W sex: F age: 82 marital:W place of birth: Missouri occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brown, Elizabeth
patient gender F race W age 62 marital status M birthplace West Virginia source 1930 census

Brown, Elizabeth
patient race: W sex: F age: 52 marital:M place of birth: West Virginia occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brown, Elizabeth Killingsworth
1-4-1910 Aspen Democrat Times Clever Woman Swindler is In Toils of Law at Denver – Denver Jan 4 – In the women's wars of the city jail there is imprisoned a woman who has perhaps a wider reputation in the United States as a hotel swindler than any other has ever enjoyed. She admits she is Elizabeth Killingsworth Brown, daughter of the late David Wold Brown, a reporter of debates in the lower house of congress. She was arrested upon complaint of Millicent Hart, to whom she gave a check for $28.05 which was returned by the American National Bank of Leadville, upon which it had been drawn and signed “no funds”. Elizabeth Brown has swindled almost every hotel keeper in Denver, and many in other parts of the state besides a goodly number in the east. She first appeared in Colorado in 1905 in the Red Cliff mining district. After a short time she announced that she intended to purchase the Lone Star mine, which was nothing more than a prospect hole in the ground, but which was represented to be worth millions. She managed to secure possession of the mine by giving her note for the purchase price which was for a few hundred dollars. After she had redeemed these notes in 1906 she began a tour of the state, passing worthless checks wherever she went. The woman's relatives still live in Washington, D.C., with the exception of a sister who resides in Denver. Her friends probably will make an effort to have her declared insane. The woman is undoubtedly insane.

Brown, Emma
patient race: W sex: F age: 35 marital:M place of birth: Iowa occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brown, F. S.
patient gender M race W age 49 marital status S birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Brown, Frank E.
patient gender M race W age 56 marital status M birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Brown, Frank E.
patient gender M race W age 56 marital status D birthplace Canada - Eng source 1930 census

Brown, Geo. W.
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1856 age 44 marital status S place of birth . occupation laborer source : 1900 census

Brown, George
patient gender M race W age 30 marital status S birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Brown, George W.
patient race W gender M age 53 marital status S place of birth . occupation laborer source 1910 census

Brown, George W.
Rocky Mountain News 4-9-1892 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Miller – The following business was transacted yesterday: Lunacy of George W. Brown; A. B. Ullery appointed guardian ad litem; verdict of lunacy; judgment on verdict; guardian allowed $15.

Brown, Hiram D.
Daily Rocky Mountain News 2-9-1879 - Adjudged Insane - Official Examination in the Case of H. D. Brown - For some time past a man by the name of H. D. Brown has caused more or less excitement in and about the hotels, billiard rooms and other places of general resort.  Some weeks since he was found asleep in a hall way on Blake street and was lodged in the city prison as a drunkard.  He was discharged in the morning, however, and claimed his imprisonment to have been "a great outrage."  Since then Mr. Brown has paid regular and almost daily visits to the hotels and billiard rooms of the city, at all of which his eccentric motions and manner have attracted the attention and apprehension of the proprietors.  It was his custom upon entering a billiard room to walk about the tables, frequently for hours at a time, see-sawing the air with his hands, marking on the tables and walls with chalk, and continuously muttering and talking to himself.  About a week since, while in the billiard room of one of our principal hotels, he seemed to become frenzied, and taking the balls from the table threw them about the room.  He also scattered some silver that he had in his pocket in a similar manner.  This last freak caused his arrest, and his eccentricities and freaks had become so numerous and well known that it was deemed best to make an inquiry into the mental condition and responsibility of the man.  The necessary papers were therefore made out, and Mr. Brown who had been kept in confinement since his difficulty at the hotel, was, yesterday morning, brought before Judge Steck and a regularly empanelled jury, of which General Champion Vaughan was foreman, was called.  Mr. Brown appeared with Mr. J. A. Cherry as counsel.  County attorney Mills represented the people.  A number of witnesses were called, including several medical experts.  The testimony demonstrated Mr. Brown's mental aberration beyond the possibility of a doubt, but if there could have been a doubt as to his lack of mental or moral responsibility, this was removed when Mr. Brown was placed upon the stand to testify for himself.  The poor fellow became mentally befogged almost immediately.  He could remember nothing about himself or his past movements.  He claimed Benjamin Franklin as his father, announced himself as the inventor of a flying machine, which he said he had tested at Hugo, and with which he had ridden straight through the equator, and returned safely to Hugo.  He indulged in some senseless jargon about electricity, and in many other ways demonstrated that he was wholly and altogether distraught.  This fact became so manifest to court and counsel that he was stopped in his attempt at testifying, and his counsel made no effort to raise an issue before the jury.  The jury were out only a sufficient length of time to enable them to attach their signature to a verdict, finding that Mr. H. D. Brown was so far mentally incapacitated that his confinement was necessary for his own and the general welfare.  Mr. Brown was then committed to the care of the proper officers, and, it is understood, that he will soon be sent to some regular asylum where he can receive the care and the treatment of which he stands in such pressing need.  Mr. Brown has been a locomotive engineer, and stood unusually well as such until his mind began to be affected.  He acknowledged, yesterday, that he had already been in an asylum but, like most all of this unfortunate class, stoutly asserted his present sanity.

Brown, Hiram D.
patient, white, male, age 40, single, Ohio, 1885 census

Brown, Hiram D.
gender m age 38 occupation Engineer birthplace Ohio source: 1880 census

Brown, Hiram D.
Central City Daily Register-Call 2-11-1879 – Hiram D. Brown, of Denver, has been adjudged a lunatic by Judge Amos Steck, of the County Court.

Brown, Hiram D.
Rocky Mountain News 2-25-1893 – Running His Train – Pathetic Condition of an Old Union Pacific Man – Mr. Hynes tells an incident of the visit of the house committee to Pueblo which will interest all old time railroad men. Said he: “In the insane asylum at Pueblo I found Hy Brown, an old engineer of the Union Pacific. He was the engineer that pulled the first passenger train into Denver over the Kansas Pacific. He was capable and reliable, and though fearless, he was kind in disposition. His insanity was the result of an accident, causing him injuries from which he never recovered. In fact he is still making the same run and declaring he made up forty minutes since he left Hugo, and will, 'if she holds the rails, come into Denver on time.' He seems to be very much convinced of the utility of some small pieces of stone, that possess wonderful power. Very confidentially he said, handing me a small piece, 'Put this in your vest pocket, and when she pounds (meaning the engine), and you cannot find it, or she don't steam and becomes cranky, that (holding the stone in his fingers) will evaporate all the difficulties.' His mental condition is pitiable in its childishness and simplicity. He is an inmate of the institution fourteen years, but like the mariner of the phantom ship, Broav, whose commander is doomed to forever roam the seas that lave the western shores of Africa, poor Brown continues his eventful run, with that same anxiety and desire characterized him before his terrible misfortune.”

Brown, J.D.
Wray Rattler – 7-12-1907 County treasurer report: paid $5.00 to E.D. McGill for examination of J.D. Brown, insane.

Brown, Jacob A.
Wray Rattler – 4-12-1907 Jacob A. Brown of Kirk precinct, was brought before the county court this week for examination as to his sanity. He was yesterday declared insane and was sent to the asylum at Pueblo.

Brown, Jacob A.
Wray Gazette 4-12-1907 – Not Insane – Jacob A. Brown, from near Kirk, who was up before the insanity commission of the county court last Monday, and had his hearing before a jury, was declared sane and released. His wife and brother were the principal witnesses against him, but the jury could not see things as they did.

Brown, Jacob A.
Wray Gazette 4-12-1907 – Found Insane – Jacob A. Brown, of near Cope, who was tried Monday on a charge of being insane, was found mentally incompetent and committed to the asylum for treatment. It seems, that while at the first hearing, it was deemed he was mentally unsound, yet, not sufficiently so to warrant restraint, according to the jury. After being released he stopped at the Shields' Hotel, and his acts subsequently convinced that something was wrong. At times he was morose and inactive, and at others rather turbulent and violent. A second charge was filed Wednesday and he was given a hearing before a jury, who declared he was insane. Judge Hendrie reserved his decision until an examination could be made by Dr. McGill to see if he could be cared for and treated here with any hopes of a cure, but on a report from Dr. McGill that he was more apt to continue to grow worse, Judge Hendrie committed the unfortunate to the asylum.

Brown, Jacob A.
Wray Gazette 7-12-1907 – Commissioners' Proceedings – Wray, Colo., July 1, 1907 – Board of County Commissioners called to order at 9:30 a.m., by Manuel Boyes, chairman… The following bills were allowed: Dr. Thos. Barr, witness, Brown, insane, $5.15; Carl Zick, same, $9.22; Dr. M. D. Brown, same, $5.15; Dr. E. D. McGill, examining J. D. Brown, insane, $5.00; …

Brown, James
patient race W gender M age . marital status . place of birth . occupation miner source 1910 census

Brown, James
Aspen Tribune 5-13-1901 – In a Bad Box – According to affidavits placed on file yesterday afternoon in the county court, Mr. S. P. Brown is in a peculiar condition.   Some time ago he made an affidavit swearing that his son James was dead and that he (the father) was heir to his estate.  It now appears that the boy is insane and is in the Woodcraft insane asylum at Pueblo.  A sworn statement by Dr. Hubert Work of the institution has been filed, which seems to be proof positive that the young man is there, and physically well.  An application has been made by the present administrator for the appointment of a guardian for the boy.  The attorney for the administrator is of the opinion that a crime of a grave nature has been committed and that the man making the false affidavit will have to answer to the criminal court.  This afternoon John W. Maxwell was appointed as guardian of the insane young man.  It will be interesting to see what reason will be given by Mr. Brown for swearing that his son was dead.  That he would be given the estate of the young man, which is considerable, seems to be a motive, but the result of the proceedings should not be anticipated, as the appearance of cases are often changed in court when the other side has been heard.  The estate case will come before the court again tomorrow. – Leadville Miner.

Brown, James
patient race: W sex: M age: . marital:. place of birth: United States occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brown, James
admitted 3-17-1899 from Arapohoe County - Woodcroft Hospital

Brown, James W.
Carbonate Chronicle 7-26-1915 – Filed For Record – A certificate of full payment of capital stock of the Twin Lakes Mining and Milling company was filed in the county clerk's office yesterday, dictating that the full capital of $100,000 of stock, divided into as many shares of $1 per value each, has been subscribed, 3 shares worth $3 and 999,997 remaining shares having been assigned to the company under an agreement of October 1, 1914, by C. L. Dean, as executor of the last will of Constance H. Brown; Ira T. Niles, as conservator of the estate of James W. Brown, insane; Thomas B. Stuart and Charles A. Murray, as parties of the first part, and George W. Boyce, president of the Twin Lakes company, and John W. Henney, of Freeport, Ill., parties of the second part, the agreement having given the company title to the Gordon and the Bengal Tiger mining properties and the Gordon mill site…

Brown, Jennie
Rocky Mountain News 8-8-1891 – Local Brevities – Sara Bernhardt and Jennie Brown, two negro women who have been frequent arrivals at the city jail of late, were adjudged insane yesterday and taken to the asylum at Pueblo.

Brown, Johanna
patient race W gender F age 38 marital status M place of birth . source 1910 census

Brown, Josie
patient gender F race Neg age 46 marital status S birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Brown, Josie
patient race: B sex: F age: 36 marital:S place of birth: Kansas occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brown, Laura B.
patient gender F race W age 54 marital status Un birthplace Ohio source 1930 census

Brown, Laura B.
patient race: W sex: F age: 44 marital:M place of birth: Ohio occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brown, Laura B.
patient race: W sex: F age: 35 marital: M place of birth: Ohio none source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Brown, Laura M.
patient gender F race W age 42 marital status M birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Brown, Lwina
patient gender F race W age 44 marital status M birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Brown, Mabel
patient race W gender F age 39 marital status M place of birth New York source 1910 census

Brown, Mabel
patient race: W sex: F age: 49 marital:M place of birth: New York occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brown, May Bell
Summit County Journal 3-3-1917 – In the County Court, State of Colorado, County of Summit, In the Matter of the Estate of Frank M. Brown, Deceased – Notice of Hearing To Sell Real Estate – To the People of the State of Colorado – To May Bell Brown and Christ Kaiser, conservator of the estate of May Bell Brown, an insane person, and George I. Brown, Greeting: You are hereby notified that on this 23rd day of February, A. D. 1917, George Robinson, administrator of said estate, presented to and filed in said court his petition for the sale of certain real estate belonging to said estate and situate in the County of Summit, and state of Colorado, more fully described in said petition, reference to which is hereby made. You are further notified to appear and answer or otherwise plead to said petition in writing on or before the 2nd day of April, A. D. 1917, the day set for the hearing thereof, or on or before the day to which such hearing may be adjourned, or said petition will be taken for confessed. Given under my hand and seal of the said court at Breckenridge in the County of Summit and State of Colorado this 2nd day of March, A. D. 1917. D. W. Fall, Judge and Ex-Officio Clerk of the County Court of Summit County, Colorado.

Brown, May Belle
Summit County Clerk of Court's Records, file 134, resident of Breckenridge - death of F. M Brown on 10-9-1911, George Robinson appointed as administrator of estate - heirs - George J. Brown, son; May Belle Brown, wife, insane

Brown, Melville
Record Journal of Douglas County 9-1-1911 – Two Insanity Cases in Co. Court This Week.  On Monday, Melville Brown, an old resident of the south part of the county, was adjudged insane by a jury in the county court and was taken to the insane asylum in Pueblo on Tuesday.  It was claimed that the malady had been coming on him for a number of years and he was gradually getting worse and at times became violent.  He put up somewhat of a fight when Sheriff Anderson went out to get him, first using a neck-yoke as a club and then trying to use a knife. 

Brown, Michael
patient gender M race W age 47 marital status S birthplace Ireland source 1930 census

Brown, Michael
patient race: W sex: M age: 36 marital:S place of birth: Ireland occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Brown, Michael
Routt County Sentinel 9-14-1917 – Sheriff Emory E. Clark started Monday for Pueblo, taking with him Michael Brown, who was last week adjudged insane and whom he was to deliver to the state hospital for the insane. The trip was made by automobile with Charles D. Lockhart and they stopped at Hot Sulphur Springs the first night out, going the next day to Denver, where the sheriff and the patient took an evening train for Pueblo.

Brown, Michael
Routt County Republican 9-14-1917 – Six Men in County Jail – The first of the week there were six men in the county bastile… Michael Brown is probably in the state insane asylum as a lunacy commission under the county court found the poor fellow demented and the sheriff was intending to take him to Pueblo for safe keeping. He is a stranger in the county and was wandering around aimlessly south of Steamboat when apprehended…

Brown, Michael
Routt County Sentinel 9-7-1917 – Committed to Asylum – Michael Brown, who was a couple of weeks ago found wandering about in a demented condition, a few miles south of Steamboat Springs, was committed to the State Insane hospital last Friday, after a lunacy inquisition in the County court. He will be taken to Pueblo in a couple of days. When Brown was first placed in the county jail his condition seemed to improve, but is was finally decided that he would need a long course of treatment before being cured, if such result is possible. He is a stranger in the county, and appears to have covered practically the entire earth in his wanderings.

Brown, Miller R.
Wray Rattler – 11-25-1910 Commissioner's Proceeding's – People vs. Miller R. Brown, insane.

Brown, Miller R.
Yuma Pioneer 12-9-1910 – Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners – E. D. Nevills undersheriff, people vs. Miller R. Brown, insane, $14.05; E. D. Nevills, same, $15.00; M. M. Bulkely special prosecuting atty. People vs Miller R. Brown, insane, $10.00.

Brown, Mr.
Colorado Weekly Chieftain 11-6-1879 – Colorado's Bedlam – The Insane Asylum in Working Order – The regular quarterly meeting of the commissioners of the State Insane Asylum took place on Thursday and Friday.  The improvements have all been finished and with the exception of the new store room, the buildings are all occupied.  There are at present in the asylum sixteen males and six females.  Arapahoe furnishes seven males and three females; Clear Creek one male; El Paso two males; Fremont two females; Gilpin two males; La Plata one male; Park one male; Pueblo one female; unknown two.  The following patients will be received as soon as some additional beds can be provided: From Pueblo, three males and two females; Boulder, two males; Jefferson, three males.  When these are received there will be thirty-two inmates, which are as many as the institution can receive.  As in all lunatic asylums there are many queer cases here.  “Happy Jack,” a negro formerly in the employ of Geo. W. Morgan, of this city, and who was sent to the asylum from the state penitentiary where he was confined for stealing, is a bad case.  With his hands clasped before him and his eyes cast upwards he walks the floor of his room all day long and often a part of the night singing to an old camp meeting tune the words: “I ain't got no money.  I ain't got no water.”  He never seems to tire, but hour after hour and day after day keeps up his monotonous tramp and song.  He is extremely filthy in his habits and requires careful attention.  Among the patients is a German, a strong healthy looking man, who thinks he is in partnership with Emperor William, and offers, if allowed to go to Germany, to endow the asylum with $100,000, which he will bring back with him.  He is harmless and usually does light work around the building.  A man from Park county utterly refuses to speak.  He is neat and clean in his dress, smiles pleasantly when spoken to but will make no reply.  He has formerly been a sailor, though but little is known of his history.  Another imagines himself the first Napoleon, is quite a military man and delights to go through the drill for the benefit of any visitors who may come in.  The most dangerous patient is an Irishman, who has been made insane by liquor and a naturally devilish disposition.  It is necessary to keep a close guard upon him at all times.  He is a terror.  Brown, the engineer, who was declared insane in Denver several years since, is about cured and will no doubt be soon discharged from the institution.  In the female department there is an Irish woman who is exceedingly wild and dangerous at times.  Her ravings are blood curdling and her face resembles the pictures of the Furies.  She is in very bad health and cannot live long.  Lizzie Halpin, the large woman, is much improved mentally but still suffers from paralysis of the lower limbs, so that she cannot rise from her bed without assistance.  She says she suffers no pain, and is quiet and resigned.  Another singular female patient is one who spends most of the time in talking to herself.  She is generally quiet, but at times goes into a room by herself and indulges for a while in a most tremendous outburst of profanity.  When she calms down she returns to the society of the other harmless patients.  Everything in and about the building is arranged in good shape, and in no case has money been needlessly expended.  Dr. Thombs, the superintendent, gave his personal supervision to every detail and the institution, though small in capacity, is modeled after some of the best in the eastern states.  The attendants seem to understand their duties thoroughly, and the patients are comfortable, clean and contented, as far as persons in their pitiable condition can be.  On account of the smallness of the appropriation made by the last legislature, many necessary arrangements have been omitted about the place, but the board of commissioners hope that the next legislature will be more liberal, and that more extended accommodations will be provided for our insane poor.

Brown, Nellie
Brown, Nellie age 45y, resident of El Paso County, died 1-20-1899 buried 1-21-1899 Roselawn cemetery, Dr. Work, informant El Paso County Commissioner, McCarthy Funeral Home

Brown, Nellie
Denver Evening Post 11-28-1898 – Colorado Springs – Nellie Brown was tried in the county court this morning charged with insanity. She thought she was worth two million dollars and forty cents. She was adjudged insane and will be taken to the Pueblo asylum.

Brown, Nellie
admitted 12-9-1898 from Colo. Springs, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Brown, Permelia M.
patient gender F race W age 79 marital status Wd birthplace Ohio source 1930 census

Brown, Robert G.
patient gender M race W age 47 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Brown, Sam C.
patient gender M race W age 64 marital status S birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Brown, Susan H.
Rocky Mountain News 6-6-1884 – Mrs. Susan H. Brown, recently arrested on the charge of stealing money from a boarder, the amount of $400, was yesterday adjudged insane in the County court.

Brown, Theodore F.
Leadville Daily Herald 2-8-1883 – Commissioner of the Insane Asylum – Theodore F. Brown, of Denver, reappointed.

Brown, W.H.
gender m age 17 occupation never worked birthplace unk source: 1880 census

Brown, William
patient race: W sex: M age: 43 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: farm helper source: 1920 census

Brown, William
Summit County Journal 7-6-1901 – Trolly Off – On Wednesday of last week Marshal Lindsey of Kokomo brought a William Brown over from that camp and placed him in the hands of Sheriff Detwiler, with a lunacy charge against him. It was generally supposed that Brown's trolley was thrown off by a prolonged bath in booze, and that a few days in jail would readjust his mental wires – if he had any. The taxpayer pays the freight, and the band plays Yankee Doodle. On Saturday he was tried by a jury in the county court and adjudged a lunatic. Jerry lost no time in boarding the first outgoing train for Pueblo, with his prisoner, where he placed him in a private asylum at which his keeping will cost the taxpayers of this county one dollar per day. It is presumed that a few days rest and sobriety will restore his mind.

Brown, William A.
patient race W gender M age 33 marital status S place of birth . occupation laborer source 1910 census

Brown, William A.
patient gender M race W age 53 marital status S birthplace United States source 1930 census

Brown, William H.
Colorado Transcript 11-5-1879 – Deputy U. S. Marshal Hoyt has returned from his trip to Pueblo, where he went last week in charge of four insane persons destined for the state asylum at that point.  He speaks in the highest terms of the appearance of affairs that important institution, from which we gather that the unfortunate inmates are in good hands.  Those transferred by Marshall Hoyt from this county, by order of the board of county commissioners, were William White, Edward Lundberg, William H. Brown and Charles Moon.

Brown, William N.
Record Journal of Douglas County 12-1-1911 – Wm. N. Brown, an old timer resident of the north end of the county, was adjudged insane by a jury in the County Court on Wednesday and was taken to the Work Sanitorium at Pueblo by Sheriff Anderson on Thursday morning.  It is said that Mr. Brown has been afflicted this way at times for the past two years and sometimes became violent and dangerous to himself and others about him.  It is a sad case and his many friends hope the treatment at that institution will restore him to his normal self again.

Brown, William N.
patient gender M race W age 69 marital status M birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Brown, William N.
patient race: W sex: M age: . marital:M place of birth: Illinois occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Brown, William N.
Record Journal of Douglas County 7-19-1912 – Notice of Adjustment Day – Estate of William N. Brown, insane.  The undersigned, having been appointed Conservator of the estate of William N. Brown, insane, of the County of Douglas in the State of Colorado, hereby gives notice that he will appear before the County Court of said County of Douglas, at the Court House in Castle Rock, in said County, on Monday, 19th day of August A. D. 1912, at the hour of 9:30 o'clock A. M., of said day, at which time all persons having claims against said estate are notified and requested to attend for the purpose of having the same adjusted.  All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned.  Dated at Castle Rock, Colo., this 19th day of July A. D. 1912.  Harry Jones, Conservator of the estate of William N. Brown, insane.  Roy E. Dickerson, Attorney.

Browner, Chester
patient race: W sex: M age: 26 marital:S place of birth: Kansas occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brownewell, George W.
patient race: W sex: M age: 51 marital: M place of birth: Pennsylvanianone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Brownewell, George W.
Brownewell, George W. born 10-4-1858 died 10/3/1910 Notes: born in Pa. married, meatcutter, son of John Brownewell, buried 10-5-1910 Roselawn, Dr. A.P. Busey. McCarthy Funeral Home

Brownewell, George William
George William Brownewell, died at Woodcroft about 10-3-1910, buried at Roselawn

Brownfield, Amanda
patient gender F race W age 76 marital status Wd birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Browning, Valeria
patient race: W sex: F age: . marital:S place of birth: England occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brownlee, Carl H.
patient race W gender M age 21 marital status S birthplace Indiana occupation farmer source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Brownlee, Clifford
patient gender M race W age 19 marital status S birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Brownyard, Lucy N.
patient gender F race W age 52 marital status M birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Brownyard, Lucy N.
patient race: W sex: F age: 42 marital:M place of birth: Iowa occupation: dish washer source: 1920 census

Bruce, Austin B.
patient gender M race W age 32 marital status S birthplace Wyoming source 1930 census

Bruce, Philip R.
patient gender M race W age 37 marital status S birthplace Michigan source 1930 census

Bruce, Philip Ray
patient race: W sex: M age: 26 marital:S place of birth: Michigan occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bruce, Phillip Ray
Colorado Transcript 1-17-1918 Phillip Ray Bruce, 25, of Edgewater, was adjudged insane in county court Monday, the complaint being lodged by his mother, Mrs. Theresa Stief. The man was ordered committed to the state insane asylum, and was taken to that insttitution by Sheriff Jones Tuesday. Dr. Kelly and Dr. Garvin composed the lunacy commission.

Bruce, Walter
patient race W gender M month born April year born 1876 age 24 marital status S place of birth Kansas occupation laborer source : 1900 census

Bruce, Walter
patient gender M race W age 53 marital status S birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Bruce, Walter
patient race: W sex: M age: 43 marital:S place of birth: Illinois occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bruce, Walter
Rocky Mountain News 8-5-1897 – Adjudged Insane – Georgetown, Colo., Aug. 4 – A young man by the name of Walter Bruce was on trial before a jury in the county court yesterday on the charge of insanity. He was pronounced insane by the jury, and the sheriff with an assistant took him to Pueblo this morning.

Bruce, Walter
patient race W gender M age 33 marital status S place of birth Kansas occupation laborer source 1910 census

Bruckshen, Fred
Aspen Daily Leader 8-25-1892 At Pueblo Fred Bruckshen and Wm. Garrat were taken in charge by the sheriff as insane. Spiritualism is the cause of their misfortune. They are otherwise rational.

Bruder, Joe Henry
Fort Collins Courier 6-29-1893 – An insane man who first gave his name as Joe Henry Rutter and then changed the latter to Bruder, was arrested at Eaton yesterday by the marshal of that town and consigned to the care of Sheriff Arthur. – Greeley Tribune.

Bruder, Joe Henry
Greeley Tribune 6-22-1893 – An insane man who first gave his name as Joe Henry Rutter and then changed the latter to Bruder, was arrested at Eaton yesterday by the marshal of that town and consigned to the care of Sheriff Arthur.  The poor fellow will be given an examination today by a jury of his peers in the county court.

Brumley, John
patient gender M race W age 79 marital status M birthplace Ohio source 1930 census

Brumm, Ferdinand
patient race: W sex: M age: 82 marital:W place of birth: Germany occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brunen, John J.
patient race: W sex: M age: 52 marital: M place of birth: Pennsylvanianone source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Bruner, Franklin F.
Boulder News and Courier 8-18-1882 – Mr. F. F. Bruner, a resident of Boulder, was arrested and taken before Judge Downer on Monday.  His actions for some days past were such as to warrant the belief that he was deranged, and the safety of the community required that some steps be taken to prevent his doing harm.  A jury was summoned, and after hearing the testimony returned a verdict in effect that Bruner was insane, but not dangerously so, but recommended that a conservator be appointed to care for his property.  He was given his liberty.

Bruner, Franklin F.
Fort Collins Courier 5-10-1883 – The examination of Franklin F. Bruner, charged with insanity, was conducted before Judge MacGregor last evening.  The witnesses examined were A. M. Nicholas, W. H. Leadham, Frank Trumbull, J. B. Bruner, Deputy Sheriff Peter Sweeney and Dr. Lee.  The evidence revealed singular actions and remarks on the part of the accused, and also the fact that he was in the habit of keeping poisons concealed in his possession.  The medical evidence of Dr. Lee was to the effect that he regarded Mr. Bruner's faculties greatly impaired by the use of laudanum, and thought him insane.  After short remarks by Attorney Davidson, for the people, and E. A. Ballard, guardian of the accused, the jury brought in a verdict in accordance with the charge. Mr. Bruner is confined in the new county jail for the present, pending an answer from the Pueblo asylum to the county clerk asking for his admittance at that institution.

Bruner, Franklin F.
Rocky Mountain News 5-5-1883 – The father of J. B. Bruner, of the Loveland Reporter, has been adjudged insane and will be placed in the asylum.

Bruner, John
Fort Collins Courier 2-15-1921 – Special Officers Fred Blumenthal and Jeff Taylor, left Fort Collins on Tuesday with John Bruner for Pueblo, where he will be placed in the insane asylum.  He was adjudged insane in the county court Monday and it was though best to send two men with him as he was inclined to be violent.

Bruner, John
patient race: W sex: M age: 16 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bruner, Luella F Miss
admitted 8-10-1897 from La Junta, Co. - Woodcroft Hospital

Bruner, Luella F.
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1862 age 38 marital status S place of birth Kentucky occupation housework source : 1900 census

Bruno, Christina
patient gender F race W age 43 marital status M birthplace Italy source 1930 census

Bruns, Peter
San Juan Prospector 2-3-1917 – Goes Insane – Peter Bruns, who has been making his home with his brother on the Worrell ranch on the Alamosa river, became violently insane at Monte Vista this week. Wednesday night he was placed in jail, after having been disarmed two or three times during the days previous, and after having made threats on the lives of several people also. During Wednesday night he tore up everything he could in jail and set fire to the structure, we understand. He was given an examination before the lunacy commission, Drs. Moninger and Gjellum at Monte Vista, Thursday, and found to be suffering from acute mania. He was then brought to Del Norte, where Judge White adjudged him insane, and committed him to the asylum at Pueblo. Sheriff Goad departed on the evening train of that day to place him in the institution. Report comes to us that the trouble has been growing on him for two or three weeks, finally reaching the raving state. He is a Saguache county boy, and is well known throughout the valley. At one time he was considered one of the best broncho riders in this section, and has appeared in almost all the cities of the east in cowboy tournaments. His case is a pitiful one.

Brunson, Pauline E.
patient race: W sex: F age: 70 marital:S place of birth: Missouri occupation: none source: 1920 census

Brunton, Sarah Harriet
Fort Collins Courier 5-3-1922 – Mrs. Sarah Harriet Brunton, 47, was adjudged insane by a lunacy commission in the county court Tuesday and is to be taken to Pueblo Wednesday.

Bruton, Della M
February 8 1896 Aspen Weekly Times (Aspen, Pitken County) Tried For Insanity An Unfortunate Woman Before Judge Rogers And a Jury in the county Court Yesterday-Made an Unsuccessful Attempt at Suicide Friday Night-Adjuged Insane-Sent to the Hospital From Sunday's Daily. A pathetic case was tried in the county court yesterday, the proceedings being an inquisition into the sanity of Mrs. Della M. Bruton, wife of Jesse Bruton who was for several years and until recently boss plumber for the Castle Creek Water company. Mrs. Bruton has for a long time been an invalid. She has been living apart from her husband for a year past, although he had been contributing toward her support until he lift Aspen about six weeks ago. Since then the woman has been in straightened circumstances, not able to work, and unwilling to appeal for help from our charitable people. About two weeks ago Mrs. Bruton went to live with Grandma McCausland and undertook to help about the housework. But, according to her story told in court yesterday, had to take stimulation drugs to keep from breaking completely down physically. Friday evening the sick and discourage woman went to a lady she knew in the Collins block and succeeded in securing a room. She told the woman that if she saw a light in the room during the night not to enter, and added that in the morning everything would be all right, and that her troubles would be over. This significant remark was communicated to another woman, an acquaintance of Mrs. Bruton, and believing that suicide was contemplated Dr. Ramsey was at once notified. The doctor went to a drug store and found that Mrs. Bruton had had a prescription filled during the day that contained three drams of hydrate of chloral, or enough poison to destroy life. Dr. Ramsey immediately went to the Collins block and found the woman lying upon a bed in her room apparently suffering from an overdose of the drug. He called in Dr. Kemble and after a vigorous use of the stomach pump and the administering of restorative remedies the woman was restored to consciousness. Mrs. Bruton left a letter in which she said her death was the result of her own deliberate act; that she was sick and discouraged and chose to seek relief in death rather than face the hardships of life. Yesterday morning she was taken back to Mrs. McCauslands, and late yesterday afternoon an action commenced before Judge Rogers to inquire into her sanity. The jury summoned to try the case was composed of Charles Walters, Thomas Coll, E.W. Young, A.J. Robinson, H.E. Tamm and Mr. Hinton. John R. Wiley appeared for the people and Arthur Maltby was appointed by the court to defend the action. Dr. Ramsey, examining physician in insanity cases for the county and Dr. Kemble were the principal witnesses. Dr. Ramsey, from a personal acquaintance with Mrs. Bruton believed her to be of unsound mind and possessed of a mania for self-destruction. Upon cross-examination the doctor was questioned rather closely in regard to insanity cases in general. He gave it as his opinion that any person who deliberately planned to destroy themselves was of unsound mind, or insane. He admitted that it was a difficult matter to draw the line where sanity left off and insanity began. Dr Kemble, in giving his testimony differed somewhat with Dr. Ramsey as to whether a person who took his own life or attempted suicide, was insane. He thought it possible for a sane persons to contemplate self-destruction. He would not be guided by a general rule, but would have to consider the circumstances connected with each individual case. Mrs. McCausland testified that she had not noticed anything particularly wrong with Mrs. Bruton while she had been stopping with her, although she had thought some of her talk and actions a little queer. She had told Mrs. McCausland at one time that if she was only convinced that there was no hereafter she no live another day. Mrs. Bruton was then put on the stand in her own behalf and told her story in a quiet and apparently sane manner. She admitted taking the room in the Collins block and that she contemplated self-destruction. She said she had been married nine years, and for the past year and a half had not lived with her husband. When asked why she had attempted to take her own life she replied: “I had no money and was out of work. You know,” continued the woman significantly, “that when a woman is so situated, there is only two things for her to do; I chose death.” The attorneys then argued the case briefly and the case was given to the jury. A verdict adjudging the woman insane was later reached and she was removed to the hospital where she will be taken care of for the present. It is not likely that she will be removed the asylum if her condition improves. It is not believed that she will renew the attempt of self-destruction if she is taken care of until her health improves, and then can find employment that will not too greatly tax her strength. This unfortunate case has a sad and pathetic feature. In 1890 a girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bruton. At 3 years old it a wonderfully bright and sweet child and was idolized both its father and mother. It was stricken with scarlet fever and after clinging to life for weeks it little spirit took its flight. Ever since then the mothers sorrow for her idol has been deep and lasting. She has kept the little grave in the cemetery strewn with flowers and has kept green the memory of “sweet Loraine.” After the death of their child the ties that bound husband and wife together seemed to have been broken. Sick and disheartened, the wife may have been peeverish and exciting, while the husband, hardworking but not altogether unkind, may have been lacking in sympathy. At anyrate they drifted apart and finally agreed to separate. The woman is in need of sympathy, of friends to give her an encouraging word and a helping hand; are there any good Samaritans in Aspen?

Bryan, Hannah M.
patient race: W sex: F age: 81 marital:M place of birth: Indiana occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bryant, Charles
Boulder Daily Camera 12-2-1896 – Local News – Sheriff Dyer is being kept busy with the insane. He has placed James Butcher, the Louisville lunatic, in the state asylum and has two more in the insane cell, Williams, the Longmont liveryman, who attempted suicide by cutting his throat Sunday, and Bryant, the Arapahoe avenue man, in whose case the former jury disagreed. Bryant will have another examination, as the officials deem him insane and a dangerous man to be at large.

Bryant, Charles
Boulder Daily Camera 12-4-1896 – Local News – Charles Bryant was found insane by the second jury in his case which heard the matter in the county court this morning. The sheriff's office has been chiefly busy with the insane the past few weeks.

Bryant, Charles A.
Boulder News 11-26-1896 – Charles A. Bryant will be tried for insanity. Received sunstroke while living in Nebraska and since then his mind has been unsteady. Lately he has thought his wife was trying to poison him. He has often threatened to kill his wife and dau. Lived at 18th and Water Sts. He was out in the insane cell. Source also references articles Boulder County Herald Weekly 11-25-1896. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Bryant, Charles A.
Boulder County Herald Weekly 12-9-1896 – Jury found Charles A. Bryant insane. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Bryant, Charles A.
Rocky Mountain News 11-25-1896 – Charged With Insanity – Boulder, Colo., Nov. 24 – Charles E. Bryant was arrested to-day charged with insanity. His wife made the complaint.

Bryant, Charles A.
Denver Evening Post 12-5-1896 – State Happenings – Boulder, Dec. 5 – Charles A. Bryant was declared insane by the county board of insanity yesterday.

Bryant, Charles A.
Rocky Mountain News 11-25-1896 – Charged With Insanity – Boulder, Colo., Nov. 24 – Charles E. Bryant was arrested to-day charged with insanity. His wife made the complaint.

Bryant, Charles A.
Denver Evening Post 12-5-1896 – State Happenings – Boulder, Dec. 5 – Charles A. Bryant was declared insane by the county board of insanity yesterday.

Bryant, Paul
patient, male, white, age 29, single, born Colorado, 1930 Woodcroft census

Bryer, Elizabeth
patient gender F race W age 42 marital status M birthplace Massachusetts source 1930 census

Bryon, Melvene
patient gender F race W age 41 marital status S birthplace Maine source 1930 census

Buagar, Mary J.
patient gender F race W age 74 marital status M birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Buanhan, Anna
Rocky Mountain News 6-27-1891 – The Courts – County Court – Judge Miller – Lunacy Cases – Anna Buanhan, insane; verdict insane. Frank W. Ellis appointed guardian ad litem.

Buchanan, J. A.
Rocky Mountain News 4-4-1896 – Le Bert's Letters – Pueblo, Colo., April 3 – Two communications were received by the county commissioners here to-day from County Clerk Le Bert of Arapahoe county in regard to bills made on Arapahoe county for the caring for Kitty Collins and the burial of J. A. Buchanan, a Union soldier, who died in the state insane asylum in this city. Mr. Le Bert says that he has been unable to find that Kitty Collins was a resident of Arapahoe county, and in relation to Buchanan the county commissioners will not allow the bill, which is for $50, until his discharge papers from the army are forwarded. In a late ruling Attorney General Carr has set forth that the county from which the insane person came was responsible for the expenses of burial.

Buchanan, Josephine
patient gender F race W age 61 marital status M birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Buchanan, Katherine
patient gender F race W age 34 marital status S birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Buchanan, Robert
Carbonate Chronicle 2-2-1920 – Insane Men Prisoners – Governor Shoup's Lunacy Commission Finds 26 Inmates of Canon Crazy – Ten of Them Serving Terms for Murder – Denver, Jan. 31. – Twenty-six inmates of the Colorado penitentiary were today declared insane in a report submitted to Governor Shoup by a special lunacy commission recently appointed by him.  All but ten of the inmates adjudged insane are serving terms for murder.  Among the twenty-eight adjudged insane are James Bulger, Denver soldier of fortune, who on the night of May 6, 1914, killed L. F. Nicodemus, then one of the proprietors of a local hotel, and Oren Slinde, a youth of 20 years, who slew his father and a hired man in a double murder on a farm seventeen miles northwest of Boulder on September 11, 1919.  Besides Bulger and Slinde, those convicted of murder who were adjudged insane are: Robert Buchanan, Frank Cantania, John Deitz, Felix Belfino, Lauro Garcia, Robert Hunt, M. Milobar, George Novac, Arthur Norman, James Oldham, J. C. Stewart, Louis Seeley, Al Scott and P. C. Talbot.  The others and the crimes for which they were sentenced are: B. A. Comstock, burglary; R. C. Davis, assault to kill; S. H. Shrader, burglary and larceny; G. Schneider, assault to rob; John East, burglary and larceny; J. Smelkert, obstruction of railroad property; Rose Chali, statutory offense; S. Gonzales, indecent liberties; and J. C. Messing, statutory offense.  Forty-three inmates were examined by the commission.  A competent medical determination of the mental condition of persons committed to the state prison whose sanity appeared doubtful was asked some weeks ago by Warden Thomas J. Tynan.  The commission appointed consisted of Dr. Edward Delehanty of Denver; Dr. Howell T. Pershing, of Denver, and Dr. C. W. Thompson, of Pueblo.  Governor Shoup recently wrote to all district attorneys in Colorado requesting that great care be exercised in determining whether persons convicted of high crimes were mentally sound.  The persons adjudged insane will be at once removed to the state hospital for the insane, according to the authorities

Buchanan, William
Pueblo Indicator 1-12-1946 - County Correspondence - Burnt Mill and Flats - Mr. and Mrs. Lester McDonald have purchased a home on Palmer avenue in Pueblo and plan to move from the William Buchanan house to their new home on Sunday.  Mr. Buchanan is an employe in the dairy department of (the) State hospital.  William Buchanan, who has been critically ill in the State hospital of pneumonia, also heart and liver complications, is reported slowly improving and hopes to return to his home in about ten days.

Buck, Clayton
patient gender M race W age 28 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Buckland, Gertrude
patient gender F race W age 40 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Buckley, Bessie
patient race W gender F age 47 marital status M birthplace Kansas source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Buckley, James
patient gender M race W age 83 marital status Wd birthplace Kentucky source 1930 census

Buckley, Nora
Denver Daily Tribune 5-13-1877 In the County Court yesterday the examination of Nora Buckley, supposed to be insane, was continued, the jury of the day before having asked that the girl be examined by experts. Drs. Steele and Wheeler were summoned. They each in turn held a private conversation with the girl and came to the conclusion that she was, not precisely insane, but quite unfit to care for herself, and considered that she ought to be taken to some place of confinement. When Judge Steck issued his charge to the jury he gave notice that the girl should not be sent to jail, but in case a verdict of lunacy was rendered, she would be given quarters in some comfortable place. The jury very quickly decided that she was partially insane, and thereupon the judge instructed the County Commissioners to provide comfortable quarters for her. Mr. Stansbury, one of the Commissioners, informs us that she will not be permitted to enter a prison or an asylum; that if convenient a private family will be found in which to place her. What the young girl needs more than anything else is medical treatment. In the opinion of many who have conversed with her she is physically deranged, giving rise to her strange manner of acting. While on the stand yesterday she was asked the question: “Are you insane; do you know whether you are or not?” To this she replied: “Well since I have been sitting here before these twelve men I have really begun to believe that I am. They have been trying to make me out as such.”

Buckmaster, Seth
patient On April 12, 1980, Officer Augustus J. Perreira had stopped at the 7-11 at 2555 Delta Drive, unaware that a disturbance had been called in. While inside, Perreira was contacted by the store clerk who requested that he speak to a male who was later identified as Seth Buckmaster. Buckmaster had been causing a disturbance. Perreira spoke to Buckmaster, who appeared somewhat disturbed, and then escorted him outside. As Buckmaster began walking toward the door, he was heard to say that he was not going to be taken to jail. As they reached the exterior of the building, Buckmaster produced a weapon and shot Perreira. Perreira returned fire, wounding the suspect, but the officer's wound was fatal. Buckmaster was later tried and found not guilty by reason of insanity. He was committed to the Colorado State Hospital, where he remains to this day. Source: Colorado Springs Police Department.

Buckner, A.W.
Castle Rock Journal 3-9-1900 – An Insane Man – A. W. Buckner, an unfortunate man who appears to be a fanatic upon the subject of the Salvation army and faith healing a la Schlatter, was taken into custody by Sheriff Hoffman Saturday.  He had been put off of a Santa Fe train at Tomah, where he threw away his mackintosh and valise and a few hours later laid down on the Rio Grande tracks with the apparent expectation of being killed.  He was discovered by the train men and removed, though not without a struggle.  He walked to Castle Rock and on account of his queer actions was taken in charge by the sheriff.  When arrested he had entered Judge Webster's house unbidden and was seated at a table preparatory to helping himself to a meal.  Sheriff Hoffman's inquiries developed the fact that Buckner worked during the early part of January driving a team for J. Osner, a contractor, near Denver.  For a while after that he was an inmate of the Workingmen's Home and Medical Mission, leaving there Feb. 28.  A letter in his pocket was from Webb City, Mo., it being from his daughter, who asked her father for permission to marry.  Further investigation by Sheriff Hoffman established the fact that in November Buckner was in Denver, so that he is legally a resident of Arapahoe county.  The officer therefore arranged with the commissioners of that county to take charge of Buckner and Deputy Sheriff Din. Davidson came out Wednesday evening and took him to the Arapahoe county hospital.

Bucknum, H H
admitted 9-1-1898 from Denver, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bucknum, H H
Buckunun, H.H. age 37y, died 3-13-1899 shipped 3-13-1899 to Denver, Co. informant Walley & Rollind Co. Denver, casket bought by Mr. Meade of that company, Dr. unknown not sure

Budd, Rose
patient race W gender F age 29 marital status . place of birth Colorado source 1910 census

Budd, Rose
Boulder Daily Camera 1901 (no date given) – Rose Budd, daughter of Sylvanus and Samantha Budd, was declared insane in 1901. Source references “Estates of Boulder County, Colorado, 1860's through 1904,” compiled by Lois Wescott. Rose Budd was buried in Niwot Cemetery, and was born in 1843. Source references Niwot Cemetery records. Source “Genealogical Abstracts from the Boulder Daily Camera, 1891 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Budritz, Frank M.
patient race W gender M age 37 marital status M place of birth Russia occupation miner source 1910 census

Buerger, Rose
Aspen Democrat 1-10-1906 Raving Maniac - Prominent Physician Accused of Causing Girl's Condition - Denver, Jan. 9 - "Guilty or not guilty?" Dr. Samuel Orentrich accused of criminally assaulting a 17-year old girl, may never be required to stand trial for the alleged crime. The only witness whose testimony would bear weight before the court is the girl herself and she is a hopeless maniac at the county hospital. Several weeks when the young woman was first taken to the hospital it was believed that her mind was but temporarily deranged and that with rest and quiet she would soon regain her reason. Instead she has become violently insane and Superintendent Clark of the county hospital, will have her committed to the insane asylum at Pueblo within a few days. Friends of the doctor point to the fact that the girl is insane as absolute truth, that the horrid story she told about him which led to his arrest, were nothing more than the ravings of a maniac.

Buestenhueser, John
patient race W gender M age 67 marital status S place of birth Prussia occupation shoemaker source 1910 census

Buff, James M.
patient gender M race W age 63 marital status M birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Buffington, Andrew
Kiowa County Press 1-6-1922 – Crazed Man Taken Away By Officers – Andrew Buffington Taken In Charge by Sheriff, Is Insane – Andrew Buffington, a laborer about Eads, was arrested this week on a charge of stealing, placed in jail, and yesterday taken to Pueblo to appear before the District court which will call experts to judge as to his sanity.  Buffington has been working about Eads and on ranches near Eads for some time, living in a small tent just south of the water tanks of the Missouri Pacific.  For the past two weeks he has been working at the Wm. Fisher place northwest of here, shucking corn.  Thursday of last week when returning home Mr. Fisher found a shot gun missing and a window broken, the screen cut and torn off.  The door was not locked, and why the man should enter by the door and break out through the window was unexplainable.  The sheriff was notified, and Buffington was arrested that night about 10 o'clock, with the gun in his possession.  The officers had difficulty in getting him to the jail and locked up.  He was brought before the justice of the peace the following morning, and pleaded not guilty.  He was then held until Tuesday, when he was again slated for trial.  He had given the officers trouble in the meantime, letting the water run all one night, yelling and carrying on.  On Tuesday morning he removed his clothes, and the officers were unable to approach him to dress and take him to court.  The preliminary was then waived, and he was taken to Pueblo, where physicians will judge as to his sanity.  Buffington had been suspicioned of queer actions for some time, and his arrest seemed to bring things to a head.  His chief fear seemed to be that a mob was about to kill him or harm him in some way, and when a number of people were about him he became worse.  It is supposed that he stole the shotgun for a purpose.  It could not be told for a few days whether he is actually insane or merely putting it on.  At any rate, he will be taken where he will be given the best of care, and under people who know how to treat him for his affliction.

Buford, Byron
Yuma Pioneer 6-22-1906 - Byron Buford was recently taken to the county jail at Canon City on the charge of insanity.  He was possessed with the idea that people were burning him with electricity and paraded the town of Portland without clothing, carrying a quantity of nitro-glycerine.  Under the influence of his delusion he walked all the way from Pueblo to Portland.

Buford, James
Denver Evening Post 11-7-1899 – James Buford Was Trustee – In a petition that has been filed in the district court Mrs. Loule de Louie, in behalf of her children, informs the court that James Buford, who was the trustee of certain property owned by her children, has been adjudged insane, and the court is therefore asked to name another trustee. The request is also made that the action be recorded on the warranty deeds of the real estate.

Buford, James H
admitted 3-20-1898 from Denver, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Buford, James H.
Buford, James H. age 39y, died 9-20-1899 at Dr. Works buried 9-21-1899 Roselawn block 25, Dr. Hubert Work. informant Arapahoe County McCarthy Funeral Home

Buford, James H.
Denver Evening Post 1-19-1898 – Buford to Be Tried for Insanity – James H. Buford and William Barnes will be tried for insanity in the county court this afternoon. Both have been patients at the county hospital for some time and appear incurable. If the jury finds the facts charged against them, they will be sent to the state insane asylum at Pueblo. Buford is an attorney.

Buford, James H.
Rocky Mountain News 12-21-1897 – An Attorney Goes Insane – James H. Buford Locked Up at Police Headquarters – Early this morning, James H. Buford, a young attorney having quite a good practice appeared at police headquarters saying that his clock was threatening him. He called for a posse of police to go to his rooms on Lawrence street to subdue the recalcitrant clock. He gave every evidence of insanity and was locked up for safekeeping. He has been threatened with softening of the brain for some time and his friends have been alarmed owing to his peculiar actions.

Bugh, Mrs. G. T.
Rocky Mountain News 3-31-1886 – A Market Day – Sheriff Henderson returned from Pueblo Saturday night, where he went as escort to Mrs. G. T. Bugh, who was taken to the Insane asylum.

Buh, Mamie
patient race: W sex: F age: 23 marital:S place of birth: Minnesota occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bukle, Frank
patient race: W sex: M age: 56 marital:S place of birth: Austria occupation: none source: 1920 census

Buklee, Frank
patient gender M race W age 68 marital status S birthplace Austria source 1930 census

Bulger, James
Fort Collins Courier 2-2-1920 – Larimer County Prisoner Declared Insane—Lauro Garcia, the Mexican who several years ago was sentenced to death but later committed to life imprisonment for the murder of Policeman Brockman of Fort Collins, has been declared insane.  A special medical board was appointed by Governor Shoup at the request of Warden Tynan to pass upon the sanity of 43 inmates of the state penitentiary; 26 prisoners were found insane and they will be committed to the asylum at Pueblo at a later date.  The Brockman murder excited high feeling in this city for several days.  Garcia in his flight was wounded by a Union Pacific watchman but avoided arrest until the following day when he was apprehended on the motor near La Salle.  Efforts were made to prove him insane at the time of his trial but he was sentenced to death, the sentence being later set aside and a new trial ordered.  He was sent to the penitentiary under a life sentence.  James Bulger, founder of the Bulger Colony, was also declared insane by the board.

Bulger, James
Telluride Daily Journal 7-27-1914 – Soldier of Fortune Goes on Trial For Murder – Insanity To Be Plea – Denver, July 27. – “Made insane by sunstroke during his career as a soldier in the tropics,” will be the defense of Col. James Bulger, soldier of fortune, who went on trial in the district court here today for murdering Lloyd K. Nicodemus, proprietor of the Savoy hotel.  The trial which was to have started July 9, was postponed by District Judge Perry on representation by the defense that more time was needed to investigate evidence.  Despite the objections expressed by Bulger himself to a defense of insanity, his attorneys will make that plea.  Whether they will be able to prove sunstroke caused insanity is problematical, but they will also attempt to demonstrate another form of insanity as well.  Recently Dr. Chase, X-ray expert, made a photograph of Bulger's head in belief that it would show pressure on the brain of a splinter of bone.  One of the theories of Attorney Geo. Nye, of counsel for the defense, is that at some time during his career Bulger has fallen from a horse or has had some other accident which splintered a part of his skull and caused pressure on his brain.  If he can prove this, he will endeavor to show that it changed the man's whole brain action and rendered him liable to fits of insanity.  In one of these, it will be alleged, he killed Nicodemus.  Nye is confident that either such mental condition or sunstroke has made Bulger insane.  The shooting for which Bulger is facing trial occurred in the Savoy hotel on the afternoon of May 6.  Bulger and associates had made the hotel their headquarters while they recruited a regiment to be known as “Bulger's Rangers,” whose service had been tendered to President Wilson by Senator Shafroth for use in Mexico.  Overwork and worry had driven Bulger to heavy drinking, and during the afternoon of May 6 he quarreled with a cowboy from Wyoming named Hugh Clark.  Bulger threatened to kill Clark and went to his room with a revolver.  Clark, who is a giant, disarmed Bulger and beat him severely.  After more drinks, Bulger purchased two revolvers, expressing a determination to kill Clark.  When he returned to the Savoy and could not locate the cowboy, he entered Nicodemus' office and shot him down, without provocation.  Nicodemus lived but 24 hours.  Since the Spanish war in 1898 “Colonel” Bulger has been engaged most of the time in furthering revolutions in Mexico and Central America.  He served under Madero against Diaz and in nearly every uprising in the Central American states.  Several years ago, with money made during one of his revolutionary exploits, he purchased a big tract of land in northern Colorado and established the town of Bulger.  The town had streets, avenues, lights, street signs reading “Look out for the cars,” stores and a depot before it had any population or even a railroad.  Railroad officials put the tracks through Bulger, but established their stations two miles away.  Recently the buildings of the town were moved nearer the railroad and Bulger sold the townsite for $1.

Bulger, James
Telluride Daily Journal 11-4-1915 – Will Make 11th Hour Attempt To Save Bulger's Life – Attorneys Will Ask for Habeas Corpus in Denver Court, Claiming Bulger Is Insane – Belief Growing in Canon City That Bulger Will Be Executed Tonight – Denver, Nov. 4. – Attorneys of “Col.” James Bulger, “soldier of fortune” who has been convicted of murder and sentenced to be hanged in the state penitentiary at Canon City this week, today promised that they would make an eleventh hour attempt to save Bulger from death.  These attorneys state that they will seek a habeas corpus writ in the local court on the grounds that an alienist has found Bulger to be insane since his trial at which he was convicted of murder.  Bulger is now on a hunger strike in the state penitentiary at Canon City.  Canon City, Colo., Nov. 4. – The belief is growing here that “Col.” James Bulger, a “soldier of fortune” convicted of the murder of Lloyd F. Nicodemus in Denver a year ago, will be hanged at the state penitentiary tonight.  Bulger during a drunken rage while attempting to get a company of U. S. rangers to fight in Mexico walked into the office of Nicodemus in a Denver hotel and shot and killed him.  Since that time he has used every means in his power to escape the death penalty without result.  He has been sentenced to die some time during the present week.

Bulger, James
Telluride Daily Journal 11-5-1915 – Bulgar Granted Stay of Execution To January 3 – Lawyers Will Try to Force Sanity Trial Upon Lower Court – First Time Supreme Court Has Granted Stay of Execution – Denver, Nov. 5. – “Col.” James Bulger, “soldier of fortune” convicted of killing Lloyd F. Nicodemus here in a local hotel and who has been sentenced to die during the present week at the state penitentiary at Canon City, has been granted another stay of execution.  The state supreme court here today in answer to an eleventh hour appeal by Bulger's attorneys, granted the convicted man a stay of execution until January 3.  In the meantime Bulger's lawyers will seek to force the lower courts here to grant a trial to Bulger so that his sanity may be looked into by experts.  His attorneys contend that he has been insane ever since the shooting.  This is the first time that the state supreme court here has ever granted a stay of execution to a convicted murderer.

Bulger, James
Carbonate Chronicle 2-2-1920 – Insane Men Prisoners – Governor Shoup's Lunacy Commission Finds 26 Inmates of Canon Crazy – Ten of Them Serving Terms for Murder – Denver, Jan. 31. – Twenty-six inmates of the Colorado penitentiary were today declared insane in a report submitted to Governor Shoup by a special lunacy commission recently appointed by him. All but ten of the inmates adjudged insane are serving terms for murder. Among the twenty-eight adjudged insane are James Bulger, Denver soldier of fortune, who on the night of May 6, 1914, killed L. F. Nicodemus, then one of the proprietors of a local hotel, and Oren Slinde, a youth of 20 years, who slew his father and a hired man in a double murder on a farm seventeen miles northwest of Boulder on September 11, 1919. Besides Bulger and Slinde, those convicted of murder who were adjudged insane are: Robert Buchanan, Frank Cantania, John Deitz, Felix Belfino, Lauro Garcia, Robert Hunt, M. Milobar, George Novac, Arthur Norman, James Oldham, J. C. Stewart, Louis Seeley, Al Scott and P. C. Talbot. The others and the crimes for which they were sentenced are: B. A. Comstock, burglary; R. C. Davis, assault to kill; S. H. Shrader, burglary and larceny; G. Schneider, assault to rob; John East, burglary and larceny; J. Smelkert, obstruction of railroad property; Rose Chali, statutory offense; S. Gonzales, indecent liberties; and J. C. Messing, statutory offense. Forty-three inmates were examined by the commission. A competent medical determination of the mental condition of persons committed to the state prison whose sanity appeared doubtful was asked some weeks ago by Warden Thomas J. Tynan. The commission appointed consisted of Dr. Edward Delehanty of Denver; Dr. Howell T. Pershing, of Denver, and Dr. C. W. Thompson, of Pueblo. Governor Shoup recently wrote to all district attorneys in Colorado requesting that great care be exercised in determining whether persons convicted of high crimes were mentally sound. The persons adjudged insane will be at once removed to the state hospital for the insane, according to the authorities.

Bulger, James C.
Dillon Blue Valley Times 8-8-1914 – When James C. Bulger shot and killed Lloyd F. Nicodemus May 6 at the Savoy hotel in Denver, Bulger was insane, according to examinations made a conclusions arrived at by Dr. Edward W. Lazell, alienist called to testify for Bulger in his trial at the West Side Court.

Bulger, James C.
Akron Weekly Pioneer Press 4-7-1916 – Denver Loses $55,000,000 Tax Suit – Denver. – The Supreme Court upholds State Board of Equalization and Tax Commission in raising Denver assessment $55,408,952.  Justices Hill and Teller dissent.  Legislature's right to suspend action of referendum at its discretion sustained in civil service case.  New law abolishing old civil service lists upheld.  Denver loses fight to compel state insane authorities at Pueblo to admit insane patients from this county.  Col. James C. Bulger must hang week of May 21 for slaying of L. F. Nicodemus, Supreme Court refusing to grant rehearing of sanity trial.

Bulger, James C.
Akron Weekly Pioneer Press 11-24-1916 – Bulgar Declared Insane – Death Sentence Passed on Nicodemus' Slayer Commuted to Life Term – Denver. – James C. Bulger, whose sentence of death for the slaying of Lloyd F. Nicodemus was commuted to life imprisonment by Governor Carlson, will spend the rest of his days in the insane ward at Canon City.  Thomas J. Tynan, warden of the state penitentiary, said that Bulger was so violently unbalanced that it would not be wise to assign him to any tasks.  The soldier of fortune, whose life of adventure had been spent largely in Mexico and South America, took the news of his reprieve from death sullenly, according to word from Canon City.  “Oh, is that so?” was his only comment when the captain of the state penitentiary guard informed him of the governor's action.  His grip on the bars of his cell neither tightened nor relaxed and he continued gazing into space as if nothing of special interest to him had occurred.  Bulger earned his title of colonel by serving on the staff of Madero during the revolution in Mexico and in various wars in the smaller South American republics.

Bulger, James C.
Hugo Range Ledger 11-18-1916 – Governor Commutes Bulger Sentence – Denver, Colo. – James C. Bulger is not to die on the gallows.  The days which are left to him will be spent in the ward where the insane are kept at the state penitentiary.  The state board of pardons so decided and Governor Carlson commuted the sentence of the man who murdered Lloyd F. seven times (?), to life imprisonment.

Bulger, James C.
San Juan Prospector 11-13-1915 – Bulger Denied Writ to Test Sanity – Denver. – Judge Wright in the West Side Court Thursday afternoon refused to issue a writ of habeas corpus for the purpose of bringing James C. Bulger from the death cell at Cañon City to Denver to be examined by alienists to determine whether is he sane or insane.

Bulger, James C.
Routt County Sentinel 7-17-1914 – Has a Poor Excuse – Insanity will be the defense offered by James C. Bulger in Denver for having murdered an innocent bystander in a hotel in that city. Previous to the time he committed this murder, Bulger's peculiar mental condition was called the ambition of a “soldier of fortune.” Bulger has been what we are pleased to call a “soldier of fortune” all of his life. In the true meaning of the word, a “soldier of fortune” is a man who joins any military organization of any nation for the purpose of killing people under the guise of war. Bulger has fought in every war conducted by civilized nations during the last fifteen years. Wherever there was a chance to murder a man under the guise of militarism he joined one side or the other and fought for no other reason than that he gloried in the art of killing. As such he was heralded around the world, as a “soldier of fortune.” Recently when under a desire to continue that life he became drunk and in a quarrel over nothing killed an innocent bystander. He now desires to plead insanity in order to escape punishment. So far as we are concerned there is too much of this insanity dodging in our state for murder. Every time a man kills another he hunts through his past in order to find some excuse for pleading insanity. We do not believe in capital punishment but so long as it is on the law books it is the law and we would like to see a few of these so called insane people executed as much for the purpose of determining whether they were sane enough to know what is happening. Life in this state is thought less of and placed at a lower premium than the stealing of a twenty dollar bill. The time has come to enforce some of our laws against murder. – Pueblo Chieftain. Routt county has had several of these “insanity” cases and one is now pending. This is a worn-out dodge to escape the law and the taxpayers are getting mighty sick.

Bullis, Mrs. A.
Aspen Democrat 7-20-1901 Jenson Insane - Denver July 10 - Chris Jensen, who is charged with the murder of Mrs. A. Bullis, was brought before Judge Malone I the district court this morning. Attorney Charles Pierce, who is defending him on a plea of insanity, said he thought the charge of murder under which Jensen is being held should be quashed. The committee appointed by the district court to examine the mental condition of Jensen, has heard the testimony of persons who saw Jensen on the night Mrs. Bullis was killed, and have reported as follows: They find that Jensen has had epilepsy for four or five years. The epileptic fits come on him two or three times a year. When Jensen has an attack of this kind he is insane for one or two days. They further report that they have found Jensen to have been insane from the 4th of July until some time after the killing.

Bullock, Eugene
patient race: W sex: M age: 24 marital:S place of birth: Texas occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bullock, John M.
patient race W gender M age 58 marital status M place of birth Delaware occupation farmer source 1910 census

Bullock, John M.
patient race: W sex: M age: 68 marital:M place of birth: Delaware occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Bullock, John M.
Wray Rattler – 5-31-1907 John M. Bullock, for many years a prominent farmer of the Grand valley was adjudged insane at the second hearing in the county court at Grand Junction and ordered committed to the insane asylum at Pueblo. At his first trial several weeks ago he was acquitted, His statements to the jury that he held regular communication with the Great Jehovah and could hear and see things that others could not, convinced the jury that he was of unsound mind. He is about seventy years old.

Bullock, W. N.
patient gender M race W age 47 marital status S birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Bulter, William F.
patient gender M race W age 78 marital status M birthplace Indiana source 1930 census

Bulton, Clifton
patient gender M race W age 35 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1930 census

Bumgarner, Eddie K
admitted 5-14-1914 from Otero, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Bunaus, L. J.
laborer, white, male, age 39, single, Iowa, 1885 census

Bunker, George Elmer
Collbran Plateau Voice 10-24-1913 – Death of Elmer Bunker – Word came to Collbran Tuesday that Elmer Bunker had died that day, October 21st, in the insane hospital at Pueblo. His death was due to a diseased condition of the brain, arising from a diseased or dead optic nerve. About three years ago Mr. Bunker's eyesight began to bother him, and the trouble appeared to be beyond the reach of any ordinary medical or optical skill. In May, 1912, his eyes became so bad that he was taken to Denver and the best eye specialists of the state consulted. It was found that one optic nerve was dying, and not only causing blindness but affecting the brain to a degree which made the patient mentally irresponsible. Mr. Bunker was then placed in the insane hospital at Pueblo where he remained until death mercifully ended his suffering. For a long time he had been totally blind. George Elmer Bunker was born at Monument, Colorado, February 21st, 1874. At the time of his death his age was thirty-nine years and eight months. Some years ago the Bunker family came to the Plateau Valley to live, and it was here that the decedent was married to Miss Amy Longfellow, in February, 1908. To this union was born one child, a little girl now three years old. The body of Mr. Bunker was shipped to Carbondale, where the father now resides, and where the funeral service was held on Thursday. The body was laid beside that of the mother, who passed away a year or more ago. Mrs. Elmer Bunker and little daughter went to Carbondale from this place to be at the burial. Elmer Bunker was a quiet, honest, industrious and clean young man. The circumstances which surround his death are very sad, and there is much sympathy here for the young wife and other near relatives. Among the latter are the father, C. Bunker, three brothers of whom Asa and Ernest live with their father in Carbondale; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Cox of Collbran and Mrs. H. F. Stanton of Rifle. All except one brother are well known here.

Bunley, Alfred
patient race W gender M age 26 marital status S place of birth California occupation farmer source 1910 census

Buntain, Tom
Record Journal of Douglas County 4-22-1921 – Tom Buntain Taken to Asylum. Tom Buntain, an old time resident, of the Sedalia community, was adjudged insane in the County Court and taken to the asylum at Pueblo last week.  

Bunten, Frank L.
patient gender M race W age 49 marital status M birthplace Indiana source 1930 census

Burbank, Elizabeth
patient gender F race W age 73 marital status Wd birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census

Burch, Mrs.
January 28 1899 Glenwood Post (Glenwood Springs, Garfield County) PREFERRED LOCALS On last Saturday, Mrs. Ellen O'Reilly, who was adjudged insane was taken to the Pueblo asylum. Mrs. Burch, who was recently adjudge insane by the county court, was taken to the Pueblo asylum on Tuesday by Sheriff Adams.

Burch, Wm. S.
patient race W gender M month born April year born 1874 age 26 marital status S place of birth Illinois occupation harnessmaker source : 1900 census

Burdick, Charles
Steamboat Pilot 3-8-1916 – Charles Burdick of Mount Home, Utah, in the Uintah basin, was adjudged insane by the lunacy commission.

Burgan, George
Burgan, George age 45y, black, died 1/27/1900 buried 1-30-1900 Roselawn, Dr. A.P. Busey. McCarthy Funeral Home

Burge, Edward
patient, male, white, age 37, single, born Texas, 1930 Woodcroft census

Burge, John E.
patient race W gender M age 30 marital status M birthplace Kansas occupation accountant source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Burgess, Ethyl D.
patient gender F race W age 45 marital status M birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Burgess, Martha
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1843 age 57 marital status W place of birth Pennsylvania occupation housekeeper source : 1900 census

Burgess, Martha
patient race W gender F age 66 marital status W place of birth Pennsylvania source 1910 census

Burgess, Martha K.
patient race W gender F age 64 marital status S place of birth Indiana occupation housekeeper source 1910 census

Burgess, May
patient race W gender F age 59 marital status S place of birth Missouri occupation garment maker source 1910 census

Burgett, Lizzie
patient gender F race W age 51 marital status Wd birthplace Finland source 1930 census

Burgison, Clara
patient gender F race W age 49 marital status M birthplace Sweden source 1930 census

Burgstrom, Burt
patient, male, white, age unk, unk, born U.S., 1930 Woodcroft census

Burgurn, Shirley O.
patient gender M race W age 58 marital status M birthplace United States source 1930 census

Burgwise, Shirley O.
patient race: W sex: M age: 48 marital:S place of birth: Pennsylvania occupation: none source: 1920 census

Burk, Rose
patient gender F race W age 54 marital status M birthplace Illinois source 1930 census

Burkart, female
inmate, daughter of Augusta Burkart

Burke, Delia
patient gender F race W age 46 marital status M birthplace Ireland source 1930 census

Burke, Mary
patient gender F race W age 65 marital status S birthplace Wisconsin source 1930 census

Burke, Mary
patient race: W sex: F age: 55 marital:S place of birth: Wisconsin occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Burke, Robert
patient, white, male, age 38, single, Ireland, 1885 census

Burke, Robert
Colorado Weekly Chieftan 10-23-1879 The new insane asylum at Pueblo is to be ready for reception of patients on the 20th., next Monday,. Arapahoe county,says the Times, will immediately transfer its seven patients from Oak Lawn Retreat, and two –E. T. Mauff and Dennis Haggarty- from the county jail to the new institution. Several men will be sent to Jacksonville to guard the patients while on their way here. They will probabably leave for their unwelcome task on Saturday morning, and if they succeed in transfering their charges without incident or accident, we shall be mistaken. Not to speak of the well known lunatic Robert Burke,who refuses to eat or drink from the hands of another, and Cosmo Cannales, the vindictive foreigner, a new obstacle will be presented in the unwieldy person of Lizzie Halpin, the woman who was sent east last fall, and who was before her departure so well known herebouts. Lizzie has become so large and fat that she cannot move without assistance. Superintendent McFarland has awakened to find a white elephant on his hands, and is sorely perplexed therby. In a letter to Mr. Crocker, just received, he says: “She (Halpin) is enormously corpulent, and is at the same time entirely paralyzed in her lower extremities. She is a mere mountain of flesh, and so helpless as to be unable to get from the floor to the low bedstead except by a dead lift by several persons. I am getting concerned for her fate in the event of a fire, as all of my patients are above the first story. In such event everything would be in ashes before all my available force would get her to the ground.” McFarland was considering the advisability of building a separate house for this woman's sole occupation. If so much trouble is experienced in taking care of her while at the asylum, and surrounded by trained guards and all the special conveniences of that institution, what will be the experience of the man to whom her body is intrusted for removal to Pueblo? We pause to tremble. It is suggested that the county officers might purchase a tent upon her arrival, and meet a portion of the expenses by a judiciously managed side-show exhibition. Arapahoe county has seven patients to go to the insane asylum at Pueblo from Oak Lawn Retreat in Jacksonville, Illinois. The commissioners have just issued an order to Mr. James Duggan to transport these patients from Oak Lawn to the institution at Pueblo. The names of the insane ones are Robert Burke, Eliza Hopkins, Mary Greer, Cosmo Gonsales, David Kline, and Moses Millsap. These are almost all incurables, Mr. Duggan will leave for Illinois on Satuday with a guard.

Burke, Robert
gender m age 36 occupation Farmer birthplace Ireland source: 1880 census

Burke, Robert
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1847 age 53 marital status S place of birth Ireland occupation laborer source : 1900 census

Burke, Robert
patient race W gender M age 62 marital status S place of birth Ireland occupation laborer source 1910 census

Burke, Robert
Daily Rocky Mountain News 1-10-1879 - Session of the Commissioners - The county commissioners were in session yesterday with all the members of the board present... The quarterly report of Dr. Andrew McFarland, of the Oak Lawn Insane Retreat, was submitted and read.  The report gives a diagnosis of the condition of Robert Burke, Joseph Klein, Moses M. Millsap, Cosmo Cannelis, Walter Patterson and Mary Greer, patients from this county.  None of these, according to the physicians' report, are improving, and some of them are growing worse. 

Burke, Robert
Rocky Mountain News 12-2-1894 – The State's Wards – Some Strange Delusions – Of course the institution has many interesting cases, and none more interesting than Robert Burke, who has been an inmate of this and other institutions for twenty years past. Robert is an Irishman and the early part of his life was spent in the English navy. He was at one time one of the most violent and dangerous of the patients in the institution, and his great strength made him greatly feared. He escaped some years ago and nearly starved to death in the mountains, but returned of his own accord, and since that time is allowed the run of the grounds, it only being required of him that he keep away from the other patients, a rule he always obeys. Robert is a great talker, and some of his delusions are interesting. He thinks he is God, or rather a being gifted with greater knowledge than God. He claims to be the discoverer of alum and the inventer of potash and has a number of valuable recipes for making whisky, keeping off the cholera and various other things. “How do you make whisky, Bob?” asked the reporter during a long conversation with that interesting individual. “Well, sir. I'll tell you how to make some of the foulest liquor ye iver drank. Take a lot of potash, something I invented an' ye can get it at any drug store, an' some lime, and mix it together with some kerosene, and immediately ye have the finest whisky ye ever drank, sir. If ye haven't the kerosene, good fresh water mixed with the lime and potash will do as well, but ye must let it stand for six months. If ye are not in a hurry that is the best way; but either way is good, sir.” One of Bob's delusions is that he is the best educated man that ever existed. “You talk and use words and make yourself understood,” said he, “But I know what every word means and why it is. I have a brother – he is the king of England – he knows more than any other man in the world, but me. He knows a lot of knowledge like they teach out of books in school. He knows a lot about grammar, but that is no good. 'Take parsin', as they call it. It means nothing. For instance, take the sentence, 'Beavers are found in North America.' The school will say parse Beaver. Beaver is a noun; common, acuter gender. What good is all that? Sure, I wouldn't bother with it. I have the higher education.” “What is the higher education, Bob?” “Why, carpentering an' joining and building stone walls and sich as that.”

Burke, Robert
Denver Daily Tribune 4-2-1878 The superintendent of Oak Lawn Retreat, Jacksonville, reported by letter on the condition of the inmates from Arapahoe county, as follows: Robert Burke, prospect for recovery not encouraging. Jos. Kline, mild insanity, think is losing his mind. Moses Millsap, recovery hopeless, a dangerous patient. Cosmos Canales, very insane. Walter Patterson, will not live long. Harry B. Rollins, after he was brought back from Springfield, Missouri, to which place he escaped, he removed in a few days the iron bars from his window and escaped. He took refuge in the house of a friend, where he is kept, and will be permitted to remain so long as they will take care of him. He is a disorganizer in the asylum

Burke, Robert
Rocky Mountain News 1-28-1887 – Bereft of Reason – The Legislative Committee Pay a Visit To the State Lunatic Asylum at Pueblo Yesterday – Pueblo, Jan. 27 – The legislative committee on state institutions… This morning at about 9 o'clock they visited the State Insane asylum, and were shown about the premises by Superintendent P. R. Thombs, General Supervisor T. J. Borroughs and G. W. Mundabaugh, the very pleasant and gentlemanly attendant of the convalescent ward. The committee were unusually well pleased with their inspection of the place… Among the Men – … One Irishman, named Burke, who speaks with a broad accent, more English than Celtic, frightened several lady visitors badly by walking on his hands, standing on his head and turning double somersaults, which would make the Hanlons green with envy. He also danced a jig and explained the number of steps he knew. He said he facilitated his dancing and gymnastic exercises by putting borax in his shoes. The keepers explained that this jolly, fat and lively fellow was one of the most dangerous and treacherous lunatics in the asylum, and had tried to kill his sister with an ax a short time before being incarcerated.

Burke, Robert
Denver Daily Times 1-13-1877 At the meeting of the Commissioners this week, a communication from the Superintendent of Jacksonvill (Ill.) Insane Retreat, relative to the condition of Robert Burke, an insane pauper, was received and placed on file.

Burkeen, J.
patient, white, male, age 17, single, Colorado, 1885 census

Burkhard, Mary E.
patient gender F race W age 41 marital status M birthplace Kansas source 1930 census

Burkhardt, Emma
Hugo Range Ledger 2-11-1922 – Notice of Adjustment Day – Estate of Emma Burkhardt, Insane No. 597.  All persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified to present them for adjustment to the County Court of Lincoln county, Colorado, on the 24th day of March A. D. 1922.  Wm. H. Gordon, Conservator.  John G. Reid, Attorney.  First publication Feb. 11; last publication March 11, 1922.

Burkhardt, Emma
Hugo Range Ledger 5-20-1922 – Notice of Final Settlement – Estate of Emma Burkhardt, Insane No. 597.  Notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of May, A. D. 1922, the undersigned will present to the County Court of Lincoln county, Colorado, his accounts for final settlement of administration of said estate, when and where all persons in interest may appear and object to them, if they so desire.  Wm. H. Gordon, Conservator.  John G. Reid, Attorney.  First publication, April 29th; last publication, May 27th, 1922.

Burmitt, M.
patient gender M race W age 78 marital status S birthplace Georgia source 1930 census

Burmitt, M.
patient race: W sex: M age: 68 marital:S place of birth: Georgia occupation: none source: 1920 census

Burnaby, Bertha
patient gender F race W age 41 marital status Wd birthplace Missouri source 1930 census

Burnett, John S.
patient race W gender M age 58 marital status S place of birth Georgia occupation laborer source 1910 census

Burnham, Annie
Rocky Mountain News 1-15-1890 – Briefs – Annie Burnham was yesterday declared insane by a jury in the county court. She imagines that her sister is a cow of which the unfortunate woman believes herself to be the caudal appendage.

Burnham, Annie
Rocky Mountain News 12-24-1896 – Bodies Without Claimants – Dilemma of an Undertaker with Surplus Cadavers – The McGovern Undertaking company have at their headquarters, 1442 Arapahoe street, the bodies of Miss Annie Burnham and Mrs. Margaret Tweed, who have been confined in the state lunatic asylum at Pueblo up to the time of their death. The bodies are awaiting the arrival of friends or relatives to arrange for their interment and so far none have presented themselves. Miss Burnham was sent to the asylum August 8, 1891, while Mrs. Tweed was taken to Pueblo on Oct. 22, 1895. One man yesterday said that he thought that Mrs. Tweed was the divorced wife of Al Tweed of Leadville, but was not certain. Mr. McGovern is now scouring the city in search of relatives of the deceased.

Burnite, Marion C.
patient gender F race W age 48 marital status M birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census

Burns, A. C.
patient gender M race W age 64 marital status S birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Burns, Bobby
admitted 3-3-1901 from None Given - Woodcroft Hospital

Burns, Edward
admitted 1-6-1901 from Brickenridge, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Burns, Edwin
Breckenridge Bulletin 1-12-1901 – Sheriff Detwiler left the first part of the week for Pueblo, with Edwin Burns who was found to be insane.  The man wandered in here from the Lord knows where, and Summit had to adopt him.  His case was tried before Judge Thomas last week.

Burns, Ella
patient race W gender F age 38 marital status M place of birth . source 1910 census

Burns, Ella
patient race: W sex: F age: 48 marital:M place of birth: United States occupation: ward help source: 1920 census

Burns, John
patient race: W sex: M age: 37 marital:S place of birth: United States occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Burns, John
patient gender M race W age 47 marital status Un birthplace United States source 1930 census

Burns, John
patient race: W sex: M age: 30 marital: S place of birth: Iowa none source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Burns, John
patient gender M race W age 62 marital status S birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Burns, Kate C.
Rocky Mountain News 9-18-1891 – Court Calendar – County Court – Judge Miller – The following business was transacted yesterday – Estate of Kate C. Burns, a lunatic; conservator's report approved.

Burns, Matti I.
patient gender F race W age 60 marital status S birthplace New York source 1930 census

Burns, Patrick
patient gender M race W age 76 marital status S birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census

Burns, Patrick
patient race: W sex: M age: 66 marital:S place of birth: Pennsylvania occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Burns, Patrick
Rocky Mountain News 10-23-1885 – Leadville Clippings – Sheriff Becker goes to Pueblo this morning and will have under his charge Pat Burns, the man adjudged insane some days ago.

Burns, Patrick
Rocky Mountain News 10-19-1885 – Western Waifs – Colorado – Leadville seems to be the retreat of all people afflicted with brain troubles. If the city and county keep up their present ratio, it will become necessary to build an insane asylum in our midst, as the one at Pueblo is rapidly filling with Leadville people. A jury, yesterday summoned in the County court to inquire into the sanity of an old miner by the name of Patrick Burns, agreed that the poor old man was unable to take care of himself and should be confined. – Herald.

Burns, Thomas E.
Wray Rattler – 12-24-1914 Order to Show Cause on Petition to Sell Real Estate – In the estate of Thomas E. Burns, insane. Petition filed by Edna L.C. Burns, Conservator, to sell property.

Burns, Thomas E.
Wray Rattler – 3-12-1914 Notice of Adjustment Day in the estate of Thomas E. Burns, insane. Edna L.C. Burns, Conservator.

Burns, Thomas E.
Wray Rattler – 1-8-1914 Thomas Burns Sent To Asylum – Eckley Farmer Goes Insane While on a Visit to Relatives in Nebraska. Trial Held Last Friday – Yuma county added one more to her already large list of insane in the asylum at Pueblo last Friday, when Sheriff Bullard took Thomas Burns, a farmer of near Eckley, to that institution. This county was first notified of Mr. Burns mental condition a week ago Saturday when Sheriff Bullard received a telegram from the Sheriff at Orleans, Nebraska, to the effect that Burns was insane and being held in custody there. The Nebraska sheriff brought him to Benkleman and met Sheriff Bullard who took charge of Burns and brought him to Wray Sunday. His trial before the County Court was held last Friday before a jury of 6 and he was adjudged insane. His talk and actions while being detained pending his trial and during same showed himself unbalanced in mind and dangerous to the public. He was in Wray before going to Orleans and many then noticed that he talked strangely, but after going to Nebraska, his actions and talk became more marked and one say he eluded those who were watching him and taking a pair of skates, went out on a pond to skate and while skating he broke through the ice. He then made his way into town where his wet clothes and his strange actions led to his arrest. Mr. Burns is the man who shot and killed J.C. McKenzie a year ago last April during an altercation over the ownership or the location of a fence. He was then arrested on the charge of murder but was acquitted on the plea of self defense. It is thought that brooding over that trouble was the primary cause of his mind becoming deranged. He had been a resident of this county for about three years, living on his homestead near Eckley.

Burns, Thomas E.
Yuma Pioneer 1-9-1914 – Tom Burns Goes Insane – County Sheriff Bullard received word from the sheriff of Harlin county, Nebraska, last Friday night to meet him at Benkelman and take Tom Burns into custody, whom he was holding because he had been acting queerly and was believed to be insane. Mr. and Mrs. Burns were visiting the latter's parents in Orleans, Nebraska, when the Nebraska sheriff took charge of Burns. Burns is now in the custody of Sheriff Bullard, and will be tried for insanity before County Judge Jennings, probably tomorrow. In April, last year, Burns shot J. C. McKenzie during a quarrel over a fence on the former's homestead, and McKenzie died a few days after in a Denver hospital. Burns was tried the following October, and the jury cleared him. Burns claimed that he shot in self-defense. Since that time the Burns have lived on their homestead. Mrs. McKenzie, the widow, is living with her son, who is employed in a bank at Otis. – Wray Gazette. At the trial in the county court, Burns was declared to be insane, and Saturday Sheriff Bullard took the unfortunate man to the state insane asylum at Pueblo.

Burns, Tom
Yuma Pioneer 1-9-1914 – Tom Burns Goes Insane – County Sheriff Bullard received word from the sheriff of Harlin county, Nebraska, last Friday night to meet him at Benkelman and take Tom Burns into custody, whom he was holding because he had been acting queerly and was believed to be insane. Mr. and Mrs. Burns were visiting the latter's parents in Orleans, Nebraska, when the Nebraska sheriff took charge of Burns. Burns is now in the custody of Sheriff Bullard, and will be tried for insanity before County Judge Jennings, probably tomorrow. In April, last year, Burns shot J. C. McKenzie during a quarrel over a fence on the former's homestead, and McKenzie died a few days after in a Denver hospital. Burns was tried the following October, and the jury cleared him. Burns claimed that he shot in self-defense. Since that time the Burns have lived on their homestead. Mrs. McKenzie, the widow, is living with her son, who is employed in a bank at Otis. –Wray Gazette. At the trial in the county court, Burns was declared to be insane, and Saturday Sheriff Bullard took the unfortunate man to the state insane asylum at Pueblo.

Burns, Vera
patient gender F race W age 28 marital status M birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Burquist, ?
Silverton Standard 2-23-1901 – Gus Burquist returned to Silverton last night.  He was down to see his brother who is now at Mercy hospital receiving treatment.  The unfortunate had his feet frozen several night's ago while walking from Elk Park to Rockwood.  Gus believes that his brother was temporarily insane when attempting that walk for besides having about thirty dollars in his pocket he had purchased a ticket to Santa Fe. – Durango Democrat, Feb. 19.

Burr, Elder
9-7-1888 State Herald Elder Burr, of Yuma, was adjudged insane Tuesday of last week and was sent to pueblo. The cause was over taxing his mental faculties.

Burr, Sarah C.
patient race W gender F month born . year born 1863 age 37 marital status M place of birth Massachusetts occupation housekeeper source : 1900 census

Burr, Sarah, C.
patient race W gender F age 55 marital status M place of birth Massachusetts source 1910 census

Burston, H.C.
Telluride Daily Journal 5-25-1904 – Sunday afternoon a dead body was taken from the Grand river at Grand Junction.  On the body was found an accident insurance policy made out to H. C. Burston, dated Newport, Indiana, May 3, 1904.  About two weeks ago a man supposed to be insane left a train at Newcastle, leaving letters bearing the name of Burston lying in his seat.  It is supposed he either fell into the river or in his demented condition committed suicide.  Telegraph communication with Newport established the fact that the man was H. C. Burston, of that place, about 40 years of age.  He had money in the bank to his credit there, and instructions were given to ship the remains to that point, but the advanced stage of decomposition prevented this and the remains were buried at Grand Junction.

Burt, Emily L
admitted 2-22-1915 from El Paso, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Burt, Emily L.
patient gender F race W age 48 marital status M birthplace Ohio source 1930 census

Burt, Julia M.
Glenwood Post 3-22-1902 – Additional Local – Mrs. Julia M. Burt who lives on the Eunen ranch just below town was tried in Judge Beardsley's court this week and found insane and committed to Dr. Work's sanitarium at Pueblo.

Burt, Julia M.
Burt, Julia M. age 54y, born in Glenwood Springs. Co., wife of James Burt, died 5/8/1902 shipped 5-10-1902 by freight to Glenwood Springs, Co. Dr. John F. Lambert

Burton, Frank P.
patient race: W sex: M age: 77 marital:S place of birth: Vermont occupation: none source: 1920 census

Burton, Frank P.
Colorado Springs Gazette 9-28-1918 – In a hearing before an insanity commission in the county court yesterday George D. Britton, Bernard S. Stephenson, David Clay and Frank P. Burton were adjudged insane and were ordered to the state insane hospital at Pueblo for treatment. Two of the men were taken to Pueblo yesterday afternoon by Sheriff John Weir and the others will be taken today.

Burton, James
Colorado Springs Gazette 4-9-1921 – City Hall and Courthouse – James Burton was adjudged insane yesterday in county court and later was taken to Pueblo by Sheriff John H. Weir and Deputy D. E. James. Burton was sent to the county poor farm last week, it being believed that he could be treated there, as he is considered only mildly insane. But he ran away from the farm and was recaptured. He pleaded yesterday to be taken back to the farm, promising to remain there, but the officials declared it safer that he be placed in the asylum.

Burton, Mollie
patient race W gender F age 52 marital status M place of birth Missouri occupation domestic source 1910 census

Burton, Mollie
Rocky Mountain News 6-8-1894 – Civil Briefs – Thomas Golden, who has been at the county hospital for several weeks, was declared insane yesterday. Golden thought his brother's wife and a lot of other women were trying to poison him. Mollie Burton was also declared insane.

Burton, Mollie
Rocky Mountain News 3-8-1895 – Jugglery Resorted To – Attempt to Mislead Legislature and Public - … Names of Arapahoe Patients – The following is a list of patients received at the insane asylum from Arapahoe county in 1894, as furnished by Dr. Thombs: Mrs. Mollie Burton, June 10… In checking the bills it was found that few of the dates agreed with the prison records as to date of removal of patients, in some cases the difference being as great as two weeks.

Burton, Mollie
Rocky Mountain News 3-8-1895 – Jugglery Resorted To – Attempt to Mislead Legislature and Public - … Names of Arapahoe Patients – The following is a list of patients received at the insane asylum from Arapahoe county in 1894, as furnished by Dr. Thombs: Arthur W. Keithley, January 14; Robert Suadel, January 18; Mrs. Amanda Stokesbury, January 19; Thomas F. Soden, January 21; Mrs. Rebecca Shaffer, January 24; Mrs. Grace Boulden, January 24; Charles E. Fitch, January 24; James Ridgeway, January 24; Christopher Rohmer, January 30; Franklin Moditz, February 13; Mrs. Anna Able, March 4; Mrs. Mary Kenedy, March 20; Mrs. Lucy Richard, March 28; John Bausemer, April 7; Andrew Anderson, April 22; Mrs. Della Spellman, May 6; Miss Eva Earl, May 6; Robert Roberts, May 8; Mrs. Lucy Banon, May 15; Mrs. Rosella Sutton, May 18 (13?); Thomas Golden, June 8; Mrs. Mollie Burton, June 10; Henry Keller, June 28; J. P. C. Clary, June 23; Mary Hill, June 29; C. J. Calvin, July 8; Thomas Morrison, July 19; Mrs. Samantha E. Lindsey, July 22; Mollie McGuire, July 29; Mrs. Ann E. Curtis, August 14; Mrs. Dalla Massingale, August 26; Samuel Rudge, August 26; Mrs. Emma J. Dawson, September 14; Mrs. Emma Ralston, September 30; Henry E. Ellerman, September 30; Peter Latzerer, October 10; Samuel Cook, October 14; Mrs. E. Walin, October 15; Mrs. Emma L. Chernok, November 17; Patrick Rohan, December 4; James Short, December 4; Daniel Myers, December 4; Stephen W. St. John, December 23; Byron D. Allen, December 23; Henry W. Fairchild, December 23; Julia Dunbar, December 23. The expense bills of the sheriff call for round sums for conveying David C. Hart to the asylum, January 5, and A. B. Clark, June 14, but Dr. Thombs' record does not show that they were ever received there. In checking the bills it was found that few of the dates agreed with the prison records as to date of removal of patients, in some cases the difference being as great as two weeks. No bills were in the possession of the committee for transferring Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Walin. Hart and Clarke appear in the bill as escaped lunatics.

Busch, William
patient race W gender M age 33 marital status M place of birth Colorado occupation farmer source 1910 census

Bush, D. B.
patient gender M race W age 80 marital status Wd birthplace Ohio source 1930 census

Bush, Joe
Buena Vista Democrat 12-13-1883 – The Joe Bush Trial – At Canon City commenced last Thursday and continued until Monday at 10 p.m. It is charged that all the witnesses of the state, who were questioned on the subject except two, testified that the defendant was insane at the time of the shooting. Four doctors – experts – including two from Buena Vista, testified that the defendant was insane. These in addition to almost all of the defendant's witnesses made the testimony about unanimous on this his defense. It was contended by the medical experts that a long continued drunkenness of twelve months had destroyed his intellect and imparted his mind to such an extent as to render him insane and irresponsible. Their opinions were based upon questions put by the defense which the prosecution claimed had no foundation, and by presenting hypothetical questions of a different nature to a great extent broke the force of the defense. The prosecution made out a clear case of murder, which the defendant's evidence in the estimation of Judge Hayt, before whom the case was tried, reduced to manslaughter. This also was the opinion of the three hundred citizens of Canon City who listened to the closing arguments in the case. It is charged that the jury was packed in favor of the defendant, as on being empanelled, friends of the defendant claimed there would be no conviction, as the jury was fixed. As it was, the jury was out 12 hours before they reached a verdict of acquittal. Under all these adverse circumstances the attorneys of the state, Col. Logan and Judge Wright, made a gallant fight, and received commendations, from the presiding Judge and the citizens of Canon city for their able manner in conducting the case and presenting their cause to the jury. At the close of the trial the court house was literally packed with the best citizens of the place who fully expected a verdict of manslaughter.

Bush, John
Fort Collins Weekly Courier 6-16-1910 – Pioneer John Bush Is Declared Insane—(From Friday's Daily) John Bush, of 616 S. Mason street, the aged man who has seen so much of the development of this part of the country, and who himself has played a conspicuous part in that development, was adjudged insane this afternoon in the county court and will be sent to the state asylum at Pueblo.  He was found last night by his son attempting to cut his own throat.  He has been in a precarious mental condition for some time past, having but recently gone to the sheriff with a story about his sons attempting to poison him.  Mr. Bush was at one time associated with Dave Moffat, and suplied [sic] the ties for the Union Pacific in Wyoming and for the Colorado Central in this state.

Bushberger, Louis
patient race W gender M age 40 marital status S place of birth Germany occupation farmer source 1910 census

Bushberger, Louis
patient race: W sex: M age: 49 marital:S place of birth: Germany occupation: farm helper source: 1920 census

Bushby, Lorena
patient gender F race W age 51 marital status M birthplace Wisconsin source 1930 census

Bushby, Lorena
patient race: W sex: F age: 41 marital:M place of birth: Mississippi occupation: dish washer source: 1920 census

Buskovitch, Annie
patient gender F race W age 69 marital status Wd birthplace Germany source 1930 census

Buskovitch, Annie
patient race: W sex: F age: 59 marital:M place of birth: Germany occupation: kitchen help source: 1920 census

Buskovitch, Wanda
patient race: W sex: F age: 21 marital:S place of birth: United States occupation: none source: 1920 census

Butcher, James
Aspen Weekly Times 12-5-1896 – Colorado Cullings – James Butcher, a coal miner living at Louisville, was driven insane by the disappearance of one of his sons, from whom the family have not heard.

Butcher, James
Boulder County Herald Weekly 12-2-1896 – James Butcher of Louisville was found insane by jury 30 Nov 1896. “He is crazy on religion.” Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Butcher, James
Boulder News 12-29-1898 – James Butcher died last week in Pueblo Asylum. Source “Boulder County, Colorado, Deaths and the Insane, 1859 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Butcher, James
buried in Louisville Cemetery, Louisville, Colo.

Butcher, James
Boulder Daily Camera 9-10-1897 – Children of James Butcher, a coal miner of Louisville who was adjudged insane about December 1896, will go to home for dependent children in Denver. The children were William and Joseph. Source “Genealogical Abstracts from the Boulder Daily Camera, 1891 – 1900,” by Mary McRoberts.

Butcher, James
Boulder Daily Camera 12-1-1896 – Local News – James Butcher, a coal miner, living at Louisville, was brought to the insane cell in the court house yesterday and immediately put under examination before Judge Secor and a jury. Mr. Butcher was driven insane by the disappearance of one of his sons, from whom the family have not heard. His melancholy took on violent form, his hallucinations being of a religious fanatical order. He was adjudged insane and Sheriff Dyer awaits orders to take him to Pueblo, as he is not a very tractable prisoner.

Butcher, James
Boulder Daily Camera 12-2-1896 – Local News – Sheriff Dyer is being kept busy with the insane. He has placed James Butcher, the Louisville lunatic, in the state asylum and has two more in the insane cell, Williams, the Longmont liveryman, who attempted suicide by cutting his throat Sunday, and Bryant, the Arapahoe avenue man, in whose case the former jury disagreed. Bryant will have another examination, as the officials deem him insane and a dangerous man to be at large.

Butcher, James
Rocky Mountain News 12-3-1896 – Adjudged Insane – Boulder, Colo., Dec. 1 – Yesterday James Butcher of Louisville was arrested on a charge of insanity and brought to Boulder where he was tried and adjudged insane. He will be taken to Pueblo to-morrow by Sheriff Dyer.

Butcher, James
Rocky Mountain News 9-11-1897 – Two Dependent Children – Boulder, Colo., Sept. 10 – William and Joseph, children of a man named Butcher, who was sent from here to the insane asylum a few weeks ago, were ordered sent to the home for dependent children to-day.

Butcher, James
Rocky Mountain News 12-2-1896 – Insane Through Epilepsy – A peculiar case of insanity was called to the notice of the police last night. James Butcher, formerly a resident of Boulder county, was lately adjudged a subject for the Pueblo asylum. It seems that the man is frequently afflicted with epileptic fits, and that for a day or so following the attacks he is a raving maniac. Sheriff Dyer lodged the unfortunate in jail last night en route to the asylum.

Butcher, James
Rocky Mountain News 12-2-1896 – Insane Through Epilepsy – A peculiar case of insanity was called to the notice of the police last night. James Butcher, formerly a resident of Boulder county, was lately adjudged a subject for the Pueblo asylum. It seems that the man is frequently afflicted with epileptic fits, and that for a day or so following the attacks he is a raving maniac. Sheriff Dyer lodged the unfortunate in jail last night en route to the asylum.

Butcher, Thomas
Rocky Mountain News 12-11-1896 – Friend in Need – Boulder, Colo., Dec. 10 – Albert Butcher, the 15-year-old son of Thomas Butcher, who was adjudged insane and taken to Pueblo, was brought over from Louisville yesterday, charged with stealing $2.50 from a little iron safe and investing it in a suit of clothes. He was tried before Judge Secor yesterday and to-day was to have been sentenced to the reform school, but Mrs. Frank Weisenhorn offered to adopt and raise the boy and he was turned over to her.

Butler, James
Bayfield Blade 5-23-1912 – James Butler, who came here from Bisbee, Arizona, about two months ago, and ten days ago purchased the Pargin ranch on Beaver creek, showed symptoms of insanity last Friday to such a degree that he had to be guarded that night.  On Saturday morning Deputy Sheriff Maloy took him (to) Durango, where he is now confined in the insane ward of the county jail.  His family at Bisbee has been notified.  Since Mr. Butler's arrival he has acted somewhat queer but seemed competent to transact business.  After paying $700 on the purchase price of the ranch he got possessed of a hallucination that he was robbed of his money, and roundly abused nearly every citizen in town.

Butler, James
Bayfield Blade 5-23-1912 – A jury in the county court on Tuesday decided that James Butler was insane.

Butler, James
Bayfield Blade 6-6-1912 – Notice of Adjustment Day – Estate of James Butler, Insane – The undersigned, having been appointed conservator of the estate of James Butler, of the county of La Plata, in the state of Colorado, insane, hereby gives notice that he will appear before the County Court of said La Plata county, at the court house in Durango, in said county, on Monday, the 24th day of June, A. D. 1912, at the hour of 10 o'clock A. M. of said day, at which time all persons having claims against said estate are notified and requested to attend for the purpose of having the same adjusted.  All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned.  Dated at Durango, La Plata county, Colorado, this 24th day of May, A. D. 1912.  Geo. W. Lane, Conservator of the estate of James Butler, Insane.  First publication May 30, 1912.  Last publication June 18, 1912.

Butler, James
Bayfield Blade 12-6-1912 – Notice of Conservator's Sale – In the matter of the Estate of James Butler, insane. By virtue of an Order and Decree of the County Court of La Plata County, made on the petition of the undersigned, Conservator of the estate of James Butler, insane, on the fourth day of December, A. D. 1912, I shall, on the 30th day of December, A. D. 1912, at the hour of ten o'clock A. M., sell at private sale to the highest and best bidder, at the Second Avenue entrance of the County Building at Durango, the following described real estate of said deceased, to-wit: NW quarter SE quarter and the north half SW quarter and the SW quarter SW quarter Section 21, and the NW quarter NW quarter of Section 28, all in Township 35 North, Range 6 West N. M. P. M., excepting one acre in the NE corner of the NW quarter SE quarter Section 21, situate in the County of La Plata, State of Colorado, upon the following terms, viz: For cash in hand paid, or credit to be approved by the court.  At the conclusion of such sale the purchaser will be entitled to a certificate of purchase, and upon the approval of such sale by the Court the purchaser will be entitled to a deed of said real property.  Geo. W. Lane, Conservator of the Estate of James Butler, insane.  Dated at Durango, Colorado, this fourth day of December, A. D. 1912.  First publication December 6, 1912.  Last publication December 27, 1912.

Butler, James
Weekly Ignacio Chieftain 5-24-1912 – James Butler of Bayfield was judged insane in the county court at Durango Tuesday.  It seems that brooding over an attempt to sell him a piece of poor land caused him to go insane.

Butler, Jennie
patient race B gender F month born unk year born unk age 30 marital status M place of birth unk occupation unk source Works hospital 1900 census

Butler, Jennie
admitted 5-19-1900 from Pueblo, Co - Woodcroft Hospital

Butler, Jimmie
Butler, Jimmie died 10/18/1901 Notes: age about 30y, paid by Pueblo County, colored, McCarthy Funeral Home buried 10-18-1901 Roselawn cemetery #25. Dr. Hubert Works

Butler, Rebecca M.
patient gender F race W age 71 marital status M birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

Butler, Rebecca M.
patient race: W sex: F age: . marital:M place of birth: Iowa occupation: laundry helper source: 1920 census

Butler, William F.
patient race: W sex: M age: 68 marital:M place of birth: Indiana occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Butron, Clifton
patient race: W sex: M age: 24 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census

Butson, Clifford
Colorado Transcript 10-28-1909 – Clifford Butson, a twelve-year-old boy of this city, was adjudged insane in county court and ordered taken to the state asylum.  However, it is believed that arrangements are being made whereby he can be placed in the Hubert Work home for mental defectives.

Butson, Clifton
pupil race: W sex: M age: 15 marital: S place of birth: Colorado source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Butterbaugh, Jake
Yuma Pioneer 10-20-1899 - Ten Years Ago - M. R. Lovell returned from Pueblo, leaving Jake Butterbaugh in the asylum at that place.

Buxton, Margaret
patient gender F race W age 60 marital status M birthplace Scotland source 1930 census

Buzzard, Frances W.
Colorado Springs Death Register, April 1896 – July 1907 – Frances W. Buzzard, died on January 4 (or 9?), 1905, age 58, died of cystitis, undertakers Fairleys & Law, died at Pueblo, Colorado, reported by A. P. Busey, M. D., of Pueblo, buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Lot 4, Block D.

Byrne, Mary F.
patient race: W sex: F age: 34 marital:S place of birth: Nebraska occupation: none source: 1920 census

Byrne, Patrick H.
patient gender M race W age 41 marital status M birthplace Nebraska source 1930 census

Byxbe, Leat
patient gender F race W age 45 marital status S birthplace Iowa source 1930 census

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