East Louisiana State Hospital

Most people don’t want to think that their ancestor ever spent time in a mental hospital.  Some never think to look at all!  In the early days, the mental asylums took in those with epilepsy and other handicaps, not just for mental issues.  I found the East Louisiana State Asylum records (Jackson, LA) and wrote down all of the ones sent from Ouachita Parish.  What follows is their name, the state they were born in, the year they were admitted and if they died in the hospital, the date of death.  To examine the cards themselves, you need to go to the State Archives in Baton Rouge and ask for Ascession Number P1987-176, Box 16067.

William Bennett, LA, 1858

Charles A. Brown, NY 1898

Jordan Casper, LA, 1896

Frank Charleston, LA, 1879, died May 19, 1885

Lawrence Cunningham, LA, 1866, died October 11, 1866

Wolf Dembeuski, Germany, 1896, died November 19, 1916

Sam Dillard, LA 1879, died April 2, 1879

Corse Dixon, LA, 1894, died January 8, 1895

Mrs. Joseph Duke, GA, 1880

Corinne Easterly, LA, 1896

Beulah Ensminger, LA, 1894

H.L. Eubank, LA, 1899

J.L. Evans, AL, 1894

John K. Faulk, LA 1884, died June 22, 1884

Catherine Fay, Ireland, 1878, died October 27, 1882

Felix Foster, TN, 1885

Jordan Gaster/Casper/, LA, 1898

John Gersparch (sic Gerspach), PA, 1888, June 23, 1888

Emma Good, NC, 1878

Mrs. A.O. Green, LA, 1886, October 2, 1913

Gus Green, LA, 1894

Samuel Guson, ?, 1849

John H. Honeycut, LA, 1895, October 15, 1897

Emily Humble, AL, 1891

N.J. Humble, LA, 1896

Medora Hyde, LA, 1872

Jane Johnson, LA, 1890, died January 10, 1914 Jane is buried at the E LA Hospital Cemetery.

Fanny Kauffman, Germany, 1858

Salomon Kern, Poland, 1896, died January 4, 1901

Herman King, Bavaria, 1887, died October 20, 1915.

Agnes Lowery, AL, 1894

William McCoy, AL, 1897

M.E. McCube, LA, 1895, died April 24, 1898

Hubbard McMacon, LA, 1880

Nancy Ann Miller, AR, 1896

J.R. Milling, LA, 1884

Francis Mitchell, LA, 1893, February 17, 1896

Milton Moore, LA, 1894, died November 8, 1900

Carl Otto, Germany, 1887

Charles H. Perry, LA, 1893

Ernest Peters, LA, 1898

Louisa Phillips, LA, 1875, died November 4, 1883

Medore Rankin/Hyde, AL, 1898

Jones W. Reaves, LA, 1858, died April 1, 1859

Robert Reed, LA, 1899, died May 12, 1899

William I. Rogers, LA, 1852, died November 1, 1852

Thomas Sandford, LA, 1882, died September 26, 1882

Wash Sells, LA, 1886, died June 8, 1889

Seven ?, Germany, 1859

Catherine Sexton, Ireland, 1883, died September 1, 1886

Alice Shackleford, LA, 1894

Dan Smith, ?, 1891, died November 1, 1894

Lettie Smith, AR, 1884

T.M. Smith, LA, 1898, died March 14, 1899

Lizzie Stewart, LA, 1892, died February 27, 1892

Elizabeth Stokey, LA, 1894

Elthridge Turpin, LA, 1889

Kellog Walker, LA, 1893

R.L. Windes, LA, 1883, died July 3, 1893

Winnie (Slave), 1854

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