District Court (Sixth District : Kane County) State Hospital commitment case files
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
This series contains files documenting proceedings to determine the mental condition of individuals and the need for commitment to the State Hospital. The files typically include a statement or affidavit from relatives or neighbors stating their belief that an individual should be committed to the State Hospital. The files contain forms filled out by a physician documenting personal information about the individual, his or her physical and mental health history, family history, physical and mental condition, and prognosis. In most cases there is an order signed by the judge committing the individual to the State Hospital. Some files also include documentation of release from the hospital.
Some of the cases in this series were handled by the court in Kane County, but many of them were heard by the court in Sevier County or in the 4th District Court in Utah County. The reason for the involvement of the court in Sevier County is unclear, but the court in Utah County was likely involved as the closest court to the State Hospital. In many cases individuals may have been sent to the hospital for evaluation and the official commitment was then handled in the local court in Provo. Nevertheless, all the cases involve Kane County residents and for that reason files on the cases were apparently kept by the court in Kane County.
Chronological by filing date.
Minute books from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 18228, contain a daily record of the proceedings of the court.
The records in this series were transferred to the State Archives from the court in 2011.
This series is primarily classified as Private: This series contains health information and other information about individuals that would be considered private for 75 years (Utah Code 63G-2-310).. The secondary classification is Controlled: This series may contain health information that is considered controlled for 75 years (Utah Code 63G-2-310)..
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
The original paper records in this series dating from 1918-1962 were archivally processed by Jeffrey Johnson and Peter Hoyt in April 2015.
|pending||1||1||Rosina K. Brown (Kane Co.); 1918 Feb 1|
|pending||1||2||Zeno M. Covington (Sevier Co.); 1919 Dec 31|
|pending||1||3||Henry Gifford (Kane Co.); 1925 Aug 19|
|pending||1||4||Clinton P. Cram (Sevier Co.); 1934 Apr 28|
|pending||1||5||Clarissa L. Higgs (Kane Co.); 1939 May 8|
|pending||1||6||Sandall F. Findlay (Kane Co.); 1939 May 18|
|pending||1||7||Ervin Allred (Kane Co.); 1942 Nov 17|
|pending||1||8||Rosina K. Brown (Kane Co.); 1946 Oct 8-1947 Feb 3|
|pending||1||9||Elmer Skinner (Sevier Co.); 1949 Apr 11|
|pending||1||10||Emily W. Johnson (Utah Co.); 1949 Jul 30|
|pending||1||11||John L. Siler (Kane Co.); 1950 Feb 2|
|pending||1||12||Athelia Siler (Sevier Co.); 1950 Jul 13|
|pending||1||13||Oralo F. Lewis (Utah Co.); 1951 Aug 21|
|pending||1||14||Adolph Lewis (Utah Co.); 1953 Aug 6|
|pending||1||15||Hugh Rex Brandon (Utah Co.); 1955 Jan 6|
|pending||1||16||William Ellis Crosby (Kane Co.); 1955 Dec 3|
|pending||1||17||Jack Evans (Utah Co.); 1958 Jun 19|
|pending||1||18||Mildred Swapp (Utah Co.); 1958 Oct 10|
|pending||1||19||Barbara Gyparis (Utah Co.); 1958 Dec 18|
|pending||1||20||Anna M. Radzionski (Utah Co.); 1959 Jul 17|
|pending||1||21||La Dean Gleave (Utah Co.); 1959 Aug 6|
|pending||1||22||Udell Glazier (Utah Co.); 1959 Sep 29|
|pending||1||23||Alma Keller (Kane Co.); 1960 Mar 14|
|pending||1||24||Leonard M. Pugh (Kane Co.); 1960 Apr 27|
|pending||1||25||May Blossom Keegan (Utah Co.); 1960 Dec 28|
|pending||1||26||Lauren F. Roundy (Utah Co.); 1961 Apr 4|
|pending||1||27||Garth Spencer Sorensen (Utah Co.); 1962 Jan 16|
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