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Linn - Curtis - insane

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 15 March 1901

Curtis Linn, the twenty five year old son of Joseph Linn, residing in the suburb of Highland, became violently insane on Saturday night and Sunday evening was taken to the asylum at Indianapolis. The young man had been a student at the Business College and hard study and poor health resulted in the dethronement of his reason. For nearly a week previous to his outbreak he had been acting strangely and talked a great deal on the subject of religion. Saturday evening he became very restless and was excited, talking loudly and without sense or reason. Finally he began to tear down his bed, pull the pictures from the wall and throw the furniture right and left. His father, when he interfered, was tossed to one side as if he had been a child. Then the police were called in, shortly after midnight, and the young man was placed in jail. All day Sunday he continued to rave, recognizing only a few. He seemed to be under the impression that he was in the Christian Church and was greatly worried because the congregation was changed. He declared that the town had been wiped out but that his prayers had saved Arch Martin’s farm. On the evening train deputy sheriffs Barton and Long took the unfortunate young man to the asylum at Indianapolis. It is to be hoped that he will soon be restored to his right mind. -s

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