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Patient Lists

Barara J. Hughes (View posts)
Posted: 26 Jul 2001 6:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Reeves, Pate, Keith, McGough
Are there lists of patients published somewhere that we can search. I have a great aunt (I think that is what relation she is) anyway she is a relative that was in an institution in Austin.

I have a letter written by my great uncle that told his Dad or his sister that his wife was in this institution and that she had "lost her mind". The doctors didn't hold out much hope that she would ever recover.
If these lists exist, how do we find them?

Re: Patient Lists

Posted: 26 Jul 2001 8:45PM GMT
Patients are in the censuses, at least 1900 and beyond. you can find them in the soundex files. I have not been able to find patients in the censuses before this, probably because they are either not indexed or you might have to go page by page until you find the particular asylum. Look in the index for the census closest to the time you think she was in.

Re: Patient Lists

Barabara J. Hughes (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jul 2001 6:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Reeves, Pate, McGough, Keith
Are they listed as a separate household all as one or are they listed individually in private households where they would be if they weren't in the asylum?

Re: Patient Lists

Posted: 27 Jul 2001 12:42PM GMT
In the indexes they are listed probably as Head of Household, since soldiers in various garrisons are also indexed just like Heads. In the Soundex, no, they are not listed with the household. For instance one of my husband's ancestors is listed as "Jane Doe" in the county and town where the asylum was, "inmate of State Hospital"

Re: Patient Lists

Barbara J. Hughes (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jul 2001 3:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Reeves, Pate, McGough, Keith
Thank you so much for all your info. I will try to check on this. I appreciate your help.
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