Monday, June 6, 2011

Madness Monday: Thomas Morton

This was in the Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, January 28, 1893, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana


Thomas Morton Found to be of Unsound Mind by a Commission.
                Thomas Morton, formerly a well-known business man of Fort Wayne, a tinner by occupation, was found insane in Justice France’s court before a commission in lunacy yesterday.  He has acted strangely for some time and the family put up with his condition as long as they could stand it.  He is a brother of a well-known lady, and he has a son in a prominent position in business here.

Thomas was the second husband of Laura Wilkinson, the mother of Cora E. Shelton.

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