Pueblo County, Colorado
Insane Asylum Patients
patient race: W sex: F age: 38 marital:M place of birth: Austria occupation: none source: 1920 census; patient gender F race W age 47 marital status M birthplace Austria source 1930 census
patient race: W sex: M age: 67 marital:S place of birth: Arkansas occupation: ward helper source: 1920 census, patient gender M race W age 77 marital status S birthplace Arkansas source 1930 census;
Carbonate Chronicle 10-4-1915 Adjudged Insane By Local Lunacy Commission Mrs. Antoinette Yanich, the wife of Joseph Yanich, of Stringtown, was adjudged mentally unbalanced yesterday afternoon at the conclusion of an examination as provided for under the new state law which became operative July 12 last. Dr. B. F. Griffith and Dr. E. A. Whitmore, appointed this week by County Judge Allan as the lunacy commission for the county as prescribed by the law, examined Mrs. Yanich, for whom the guardian ad litem was Attorney Frank E. Purpie. County Attorney Joseph W. Clarke also suggested numerous questions to ask of witnesses. Louis Yanich and Agnes Kosak, a neighbor, were the chief informants on Mrs. Yanich's erratic mentality. Mrs. Yanich is the mother of three children, one aged 4 years and the other two twins, aged 14 months. Under the new law five days must elapse after the first examination before a final order may be issued for the future care of the patient. Relatives or the guardian ad litem, representing them and the patient, may petition the court for a jury examination within this period if they deem the original finding not satisfactory. The doctors yesterday signified that they considered Mrs. Yanich's future welfare demands skilled care at a sanitarium for the insane. If she is ordered by them to be taken to such an institution at the end of the five days, she will be sent to the Woodcroft sanatorium at Pueblo, the state asylum being crowded. Carbonate Chronicle 1-17-1916 Commissioners Allow Bills -
Following receipt of a letter last night from Dr. Hubert Work, of Pueblo, the board will probably allow $100 to Dr. Work for the performance recently of a surgical operation on Mrs. Antoinette Yanich, who was sent to the Woodcroft sanatorium at Pueblo, October 8 last, when she was adjudged insane. Her husband, who lives in Stringtown, is able to provide only for himself and children, and could not pay the bill, he said. The operation was aimed to remove an abscess from the base of the patient's brain, and may effect recovery of her normal mental condition
patient gender F race W age 61 marital status M birthplace England source 1930 census
Yarberry, Rodney Herbert
patient, 1948 - 1957, died in 1959 in Texas. Source online
Yates, Florence M.
patient gender F race W age 50 marital status D birthplace Illinois source 1930 census
patient race: W sex: F age: 18 marital: S place of birth: Coloradonone source: 1910 Woodcroft census
patient race W gender F age 40 marital status M place of birth Denmark source 1910 census
Denver Evening Post 10-24-1899 Not So Very Mrs. Henrietta Yeckel has been released from the county hospital, where she has been confined pending an inquisition into her sanity. She was alleged to be insane but her relatives have decided not to press the matter and Judge Steele ordered her release.
Denver Evening Post 11-5-1899 A County Hospital Horror Without food or drink for twenty-four hours, chattering and trembling with cold and half dressed, a woman familiar with luxury and all that it implies, was rescued from a basement cell of the county hospital. The tales of brutality told of the county hospital are becoming numerous. The corpse of the aged man who was burned by hot water bottles placed against his bare skin, made the coroner demand an investigation, so terrible was the injury to the weak body. The experience of Mrs. Henrietta Yeckel is quite in line with the other stories of brutality. Last September she began to show signs of insanity, due to a complete nervous collapse. The physicians who were called in the case advised that she be entered in some place of safety until definite arrangements were made for her permanent residence where she could receive the best of medical attention. Until her husband and sister, Mrs. Kate E. Black of 2719 California street, and her other relatives could arrange this she was taken to the county hospital. Commitment papers were made out by Judge Steele. The papers, however, were never used, as two nights and a day in that den of horrors, as Mrs. Black indignantly styles the hospital, were enough. My sister was not in a bad condition, she says, and for that reason I had her clothes taken to the hospital, when I was informed they would not be permitted to enter as it 'was against the rules.' However, I paid three days in advance and was promised a private room for Mrs. Yeckel. They put her in a room occupied by another insane woman, with the assurance the other woman was harmless and would not hurt my sister. This was on a Monday. Wednesday afternoon I went with Mr. Yeckel to see my sister. They took me down a dark flight of stairs in the insane wing. Oh, my poor sister. It was horrible. She had been attacked that night by the other insane woman, and the scuffle had been stopped by the guard. My sister's arms were black and blue where she had been dragged, thrown and forced down into a basement cell. It was a cold, raw Wednesday when I saw her, and she was chattering and shaking with cold. They had taken away her clothes, and all she had on was a skirt and sacque, no shoes or stocking. She was hoarse, and her face showed alternately terror and despair. To keep her feet warm she had stripped her miserable pallet of its thin cotton blanket and pillow and laid them on the floor. It was beneath the street level, and great patches of mould were on the walls. Dark and dreary, with cobwebs hanging from each beam and doors to cells creaking on rusty hinges, almost made me mad, as mad with grief and horror as my sister. 'Oh, Kate!' she exclaimed, hoarsely, 'take me away from here!' And then: 'Oh, if I only had some water!' She had had nothing to eat or drink for twenty-four hours. Her tongue was thick and parched for the want of liquid. While Mr. Yeckel talked to her I ran upstairs and got some crackers and milk and a quart of water. This she seized and drank in such a pitiably thirsty way that it brought the tears to our eyes. After indignantly expressing herself about the management of the hospital and making it interesting enough for those in charge, Mrs. Black demanded her sister's release, and took her to her own home, where she was not at all violent. Mrs. Yeckel was sent to Dr. Work's private sanitarium at Pueblo. After I took her from the county hospital, says Mrs. Black, I feared for what was left of her reason. 'What kind of a den did they have me in?' she asked, with all the terror of it fresh upon her. Had she remained there it would have killed her. The attendants told me they had taken her food, but she refused to touch it. That was no excuse. Had they left it she would have eaten and drunk. She wasn't so insane she could not feel the pangs of thirst.
Yeckel, Henrietta Mrs
admitted 9-18-1899 from Denver, Co - Woodcroft Hospital
patient, white, female, age 18, single, Colorado, 1885 census
Yerion, George W
admitted 4-10-1915 from Weld, Co - Woodcroft Hospital
Yoast, Mary E.
patient gender F race W age 72 marital status Wd birthplace Kentucky source 1930 census
patient race: W sex: F age: 61 marital:M place of birth: United States occupation: none source: 1920 census
patient gender M race W age 42 marital status S birthplace Bulgaria source 1930 census
York, Elizabeth A.
patient race: W sex: F age: 63 marital:M place of birth: Iowa occupation: none source: 1920 census
Fort Collins Courier 1-16-1920 York Criminal Case to be Tried Friday The criminal case of the People vs. T. G. York will be tried before Judge Bouton in the county court Friday. York who is charged with the non-support of his wife, who was confined in the state insane asylum and later paroled with her sister in Loveland, has for 17 years been an employee of the city of Fort Morgan, where he now resides. Mrs. York recently sued her husband for divorce and, the defendant being granted a change of venue, the case will be tried in the near future in the Morgan county court.
patient race W gender F age 21 marital status S place of birth West Virginia source 1910 census
patient race W gender F age 62 marital status M place of birth Switzerland source 1910 census
Denver Evening Post 6-15-1897 Gone Daft Alamanda Young, a Russian peddler, was locked up in the city jail charged with being insane. Young was found by Officer Carberry on lower Seventeenth street. He imagined he was picking chickens and had a small crowd of small boys around him making sport of his many contortions.
Rocky Mountain News 6-16-1897 Peddler Becomes Insane Alamanda Young, a Russian peddler, was arrested by Officer Carberry on lower Nineteenth street yesterday morning, where he was terrorizing and at the same time amusing the neighborhood by his insane actions.
Denver Evening Post 6-17-1897 To the County Hospital A. Young was this morning committed by Judge Steele to the county hospital as being an insane person.
Rocky Mountain News 6-18-1897 Five Insanity Cases on Trial All to Be Heard in the County Court This Afternoon At 2 o'clock this afternoon five insanity cases will be heard in the county court... A. Young, also alleged to be insane, was sent to the hospital.
Rocky Mountain News 7-17-1897 Investigating Insane Cases Judge Steele will hear in the county court this morning the charges of insanity brought against Mollie Thompson, Alexander Young and Edith M. Jackson.
Denver Evening Post 7-17-1897 Insane A Quartet of Lunatics to Go to Pueblo Today Sad Cases, All of Them Four unfortunates were tried and convicted of being insane by jury in the county court this morning. Alamandos Young, an old veteran, was the first case heard. Young is crazy on a number of subjects. He claims to have been born in 1741, and says he remembers the revolutionary war and George Washington distinctly. The figure 41 seems to be his mascot. He is 41 years old, he says, has lived in Colorado forty-one years and resided in Maine the same length of time
All four were adjudged insane and unfit to be at large. They were ordered sent to Pueblo.
Rocky Mountain News 7-18-1897 Pursued By Church People
Edith Jackson, Alamanda Young and Mollie Thompson were tried before juries and declared insane. They were taken to the county hospital and will later be transferred to the asylum.
patient race: W sex: F age: 52 marital:M place of birth: Wisconsin occupation: none source: 1920 census
patient gender M race W age 46 marital status Un birthplace Colorado source 1930 census
Young, Florence M. T.
patient gender F race W age 63 marital status M birthplace Colorado source 1930 census
Rocky Mountain News 10-6-1893 Court Calendar County Court Judge Le Fevre 3357 People vs. Fred Young; trial to jury; verdict of insane; judgment on verdict; defendant to be confined in county hospital, etc. (and to be conveyed to state insane asylum with all due convenience); C. J. Blakeney, guardian ad litem, allowed $5.
Rocky Mountain News 10-6-1893 Trial of Lunatics by Jury The farce of trying lunatics before a jury was gone through with again yesterday in the county court. John Gunnison, Fred Roach and Fred Young were adjudged insane. The jury had no particular trouble in deciding as to the mental condition of Mr. Young. He shrieked and howled and kept several men busy holding him down. It was impossible to proceed with the trial, and the jury pronounced a verdict without leaving their seats.
Leadville Herald Democrat 9-26-1893 County Commissioners A communication was received from the county commissioners of Arapahoe county stating that Fred Young, of Leadville, who was injured in a mine accident, had gone insane in Denver and should be sent to the insane asylum. The matter was referred to the county clerk to write for further particulars.
Boulder Daily Camera 8-22-1894 Young Is Insane Son of Samuel Young Adjudged Insane by a Jury George Young, son of Samuel Young, secretary of the Boulder brewery, was adjudged insane by a jury in the county court today. He is a young man 22 years of age and his insanity is due to a fracture of the skull caused by falling from a horse. His demeanor at home had become such as to lead the family to fear him. He claims to be head of the house and to own a rich gold mine. He also harbored the hallucination that his parents and brothers and sisters were anxious to poison him, so he refused to eat at home. The young man is said to have been a very bright boy and the family of Mr. Young will have universal sympathy in their trouble. The young man is confined in a cell at the court house and will be taken to Pueblo when room can be secured in the asylum. Boulder Daily Camera 9-13-1894 Sheriff Dyer left for Pueblo today having in charge George Young, recently adjudged insane.
patient race W sex M month of birth . year of birth 1873 age 27 marital S place of birth Colorado occupation jeweler source 1900 census
patient race W gender M age 36 marital status S place of birth Colorado occupation jeweler source 1910 census
patient race: B sex: M age: 46 marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: none source: 1920 census
Rocky Mountain News 8-23-1894 Adjudged Insane A Boulder Man to Be Consigned to the Pueblo Asylum Boulder, Colo., Aug. 22 George Young, 22 years old, son of Samuel Young, secretary of the Boulder Brewing company, was adjudged insane to-day in the county court. Some time ago the young man received a blow on his head by a fall, causing a concussion or depression of the brain which has thrown him into a state of melancholy. The doctors advised an operation, but the young man would not consent to it. He will be taken to Pueblo at an early date.
Young, H. N.
patient gender M race W age 25 marital status S birthplace Mississippi source 1930 census
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1871 age 29 marital status S place of birth Colorado occupation laborer source : 1900 census
patient gender M race W age 90 marital status S birthplace Massachusetts source 1930 census
patient race W gender F age 17 marital status S place of birth Colorado source 1910 census
Young, Louis A.
patient race W gender M month born . year born 1844 age 56 marital status S place of birth Ohio occupation laborer source : 1900 census
patient gender M race W age 50 marital status S birthplace Pennsylvania source 1930 census
patient gender M race W age 32 marital status S birthplace Ohio source 1930 census
Young, V C
admitted 5-1-1915 from Denver, Co - Woodcroft Hospital
patient race W sex F month of birth . year of birth 1846 age 54 marital W place of birth Pennsylvania occupation housekeeper source 1900 census
patient, Was a patient for about 19 years and died at the hospital.
patient gender F race W age 21 marital status S birthplace Louisiana source 1930 census
patient race: W sex: M age: 42 marital: S place of birth: Germany none source: 1910 Woodcroft census; patient race: W sex: M age: 51 marital:S place of birth: Germany occupation: none source: 1920 census; patient gender M race W age 61 marital status S birthplace Missouri source 1930 census
Aspen Weekly Times 9-13-1902 Cut Bruno's Hair Bruno Youngnickel, the gentleman with a wealth of chestnut locks, who has pesticated around these quarters for several months past, was given a hair cut, a whisker trim and a bath, the other day and turned loose in the world. The disguise was most complete, most remarkable. Even Bruno's most intimate bum acquaintances would not have known him after Night Captain Long removed his hirosute appendage with a pair of sheep shears and a horse clipper. Driver Simpson assisted in the delicate tonsorial operation, and was rewarded by fierce looks and deep browed scowls, from the patient who was loath to give up his wealth of tangled and matted locks. But it was done per order and also per preponderance of force and Bruno had to submit there was no alternative. Bruno was sent far away on a train and his erstwhile friends of the tonsorial chapter in his life's history hope he may never come back. aka Nickel
Colorado Transcript 7-5-1906 Marie, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Axel Youngvall, was adjudged insane in Judge Charles McCall's court last Thursday evening, and taken to the asylum at Pueblo the following day.
Yount, Thomas E.
patient gender M race W age 56 marital status M birthplace Ohio source 1930 census
patient gender F race W age 59 marital status Wd birthplace Missouri source 1930 census
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