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to do with the present day The Clarinda Treatment Complex, Clarinda, IA.
This is a Genealogy, Family History site that is dedicated in perserving the history of Page Co., Iowa.
For additional information on the CTC, such as records policy, please write or call
Clarinda Treatment Complex (CTC)
Att: Med. Records Dept.
P.O. Box 338
Clarinda, Iowa 51632
|Their is a <--- Cemetery, called "Mental Health Institute Cemetery" or "State Line Cemetery" or "State Hospital Cemetery" located close by this Insane Hospital, per Kathleen E. Shultz, our <--- [FOPC©REF:#004] that has been in contact with Randy BENGARD, with CTC, Phone: 712-542-6107. also a lot are buried in the Clarinda City Cemetery. If you have any names to be added to this list, Please send me birth & death information and I will add them to this list.|
1884-1888 Center portion of building and North Wing (25, pp. 5, 6, 23, p. 35)
1890-1893 North East Wing, for female patients (31, p. 12; 36, p. 5)
1892-1893 Chapel and Amusment Hall (12, p. 120; 34, p. 5)
1894-1896 Extention to South West Wing for Violent and Infirm Male patients (35, p. 9; 38, p. 182, E58)
1896-1899 Extention to North East Wing for Violent and Infirm Female patients (35, p. 9; 38, p. 182, E58)
Ward Wing's Elev.
Admin Bldg. Elev.
Site Plan View
1893 ~Photocopy's of photographs, from Iowa General Assembly,
Photographer: John David Langholz, 1974 <--- [REF:#002]
The South wing (for female patients) was built 1892-1893. <--- [REF:#003]
Interior Admin. Hall
Sitting Rm. - Women
Dormitory for Women
SECOND BIENNIAL REPORT
of the Board of Trustees of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane, at Clarinda, Iowa
For the Fiscal Years 1890 and 1891.
Printed by Order of the General Assembly, Des Moines, IA. G.H. Ragsdale, State Printer, 1891
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||1891 ~ Statistical Tables||<--- Table I.||Movement of Population for Biennial Period and from the Beginning.||<--- Table II.||Showing the Ages of those Admitted.||<--- Table III.||Showing Civil Conditions of those Admitted.||<--- Table IV.||Showing the Residence of those Admitted||<--- Table V.||Showing the Nativity of those Admitted||<--- Table VI.||Showing Assigned Cause of Insanity of those Admitted||<--- Table VII.||Showing Occupation of those Admitted||<--- Table VIII.||Showing Duration of Insanity of those Admitted||<--- Table IX.||Showing Form of Insanity of those Admitted||<--- Table X.||Showing Number of Attacks of those Admitted||<--- Table XI.||Showing Conditions of those Discharged||<--- Table XII.||Showing the Form of Insanity of Those Recovered||<--- Table XIII.||Showing Duration of Insanity of those Recorved||<--- Table XIV.||Showing Duration of Hospital Treatment of those Recorved.||<--- Table XV.||Form of Insanity of those who Died.||<--- Table XVI.||Showing the Cause of Death of those who Died.||<--- Table XVII.||Showing ages at Death of those who Died.||<--- Table XVIII.||General Table showing Daily Average Under Treatment, by Months, Since Opening the Hospital 1889|
The following Photos were sent to us by a GrandSon of
Mrs. Harriet Ellen (Cherry) JONES,
born 14 May 1876, Harlan, Shelby Co., Iowa and
died 01 Dec 1975, 99yrs, 6mths, & 17 days, La Junta, Otero Co., Colorado.
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, La Junta, Otero Co., Colorado.
She was the oldest Daughter of Thomas CHERRY & Mother: Mary Elizabeth Ann COX.
She started her Nursing career at the "Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa"
(1898-1900) After Clarinda, the 1900 Census show Harriet living in Glenwood, Mills Co., Iowa.
At that time, she was employed as a "Domestic" at the "Iowa Institution for Feeble Minded Children",
at Glenwood. After 1901, she worked at the hospital in Norfolk, Nebraska.
She married on 28 Jan 1903 in Georgetown, Clear Creek Co., Colorado. to:
Walter Luther JONES,
b. 30 Mar 1878 in BlackHawk, Gilpin Co., Colorado.
d. 05 Dec 1956 in La Junta, Otero Co., Colorado.
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, La Junta, Otero Co., Colorado.
They had three Children born to this Union:
#1. 1st Dau: Virginia Mae JONES, b. 17 Apr 1908, Idaho Springs, Clear Creek, Colorado. d. 11 Feb 1967, La Junta, Otero Co., Colorado. Married 19 Jun 1927 in La Junta, Otero Co., Colorado. Oscar Dickie AVARA, (Son of William Cullen AVARA and Effie Omega WILSON) b. 22 Dec 1905, Unknown Co., Oklahoma d. 03 Apr 2003, Rocky Ford, Otero Co., Colorado
#2. 2nd Dau: Mildred Helen JONES, b. 10 Feb 1912, Idaho Springs, Clear Creek, Colorado. d. 15 Dec 1924, La Junta, Otero Co., Colorado. Cause of Death: Scarlet Fever, age 12.
#3. Only Son: Eugene Carl JONES, b. 30 Jun 1914, Idaho Springs, Clear Creek, Colorado d. 18 Feb 1989, Otero Co., Colorado Married 20 Aug 1936 in La Junta, Otero Co., Colorado. Miss Helen Naomi HUBBARD, (Dau of Earl Raymond HUBBARD and Lela Arminta MEAD) b. 08 Jul 1919, Plum Valley, Villegreen, Las Animas Co., Colorado d. 06 Oct 1970, La Junta, Otero Co., Colorado.
These Photos are from the personal collection of Walter Jay Jones, sent to us on Sun, April 8, 2012 At: 7:26:23 PM, PSTime;
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THE INSANE HOSPITAL|
Clarinda is the location of the third insane hospital tor Iowa. Although only forty-three years old the commonwealth of Iowa is now better prepared to care for its unfortunate citizens than any other in the Union. With the increase of years it was found necessary to erect a third hospital, and the Twentieth General Assembly passed an act determining that an additional hospital should be provided. Governor SHERMAN selected as a commission to locate it, Hon. ______? BEMIS ex-Senator E. J. HARTSHORN and Hon. J. D. M. HAMILTON. There was a great struggle and rivalry as between the towns of southwestern Iowa to see which would secure the new State institution. After a careful study of the various places the comrmssroners very wisely settled upon Clarinda, Page Connty, as affording the most advantages, It should be here recorded that the city and county are "Greatly" indebted to local citizens who took it upon themselves to show the commissioners the advantages; and through the untiring work of such gentlemen as the Hon. William BUTLER, who served three terms as a member of the Iowa Legislature, was there in 1870, and voted for the new State Honse, it came about that Clarinda get this State institution. His splendid management in the contest for this hospital was the subject of general remark, and much depended upon his efforts. It was he who, in the Legislature in 1885, fought manfully, in order that the bill asking for an appropriation to complete the building might not be defeated.
The Twentieth General Assembly appropriated $180,000. The next Legislature appropriated $103,000. On account of the too small appropriations, the work of construction dragged heavily. Upon the election of Governor LARRABEE, the commissioner turned the work over to his charge, and he with the legislature selected a Board of Trustees, as follows:
E.J. HARTSHORN, of Emmersburg [Co., Not Known?]
L.B. RAYMOND, of Hampton, [Franklin Co.]
J. R. DUNLAP. of Clarinda, [Page Co.]
J. D. M. HAMILTON, of Fort Madison, [Lee Co.]
Edward H. HUNTER, of Corning, [Adams Co.]
That Assembly also appropriated the sum of $ 102,000, to be expended in the completion and furnishing of the building.
The board met and organized by electing:
E. J. HARTSHORN, President;
L. B. RAYMOND, Secretary;
Lew E. DARROW, of Corning, Treasurer.;
As resident officers they elected:
<--- Dr. P. W. LEWELLEN, Superintendent;
J. M. AIKIN, M.D., Assistant Physician;
M. T. BUTTERFIELD, Steward;
<--- Mrs. Alice W. LEWELLEN, Matron. (Wife of Dr. P.W.)
There has been no change in officers to this day, January 1, 1890, except by Miss Annie K. CRESWELL, of Ottumwa, succeeding Mrs. LEWELLEN as Matron on July 1, 1889, and Dr. P. G. IBACH, as Assistant Physician in place of Dr. AIKIN resigned, December, 1889.
In a work of this character it can hardly he expected that much detail regarding a State institution can be given; but for general purposes it should be stated that this concern, thongh now having been in operation but a year, is second to none in the land, in point of management and final resnlts. Dr. LEWELLEN, the Superintendent, is gifted by nature and aided by careful acquirements to fill the place he holds. He has given these matters special attention for long years, and believes that the day is near at hand when all insane hospitals will have attached to them large farms, gardens and numerous work-shops, wherein the greater portion of the unfortunate inmates will be allowed to work, which thing he claims is their quickest cure. At the same time they will thus make the hospitals nearly, if not fully, self-sustaiing. He desires to see broom factories, shoe shops, sewing-rooms, brush factories, nove1ty shops, etc., all coupled to the hospital; and he affirms that "ninety per cent". of his present inmates need such work and can do it to the betterment of themselves and thus pay their own way.
According to secretary RAYMOND's report to Governor LARRABEE, it is found that this hospital cost the State, as it now stands, $385,000. It was designed by architects Foster & Libbe, of Des Moines, Iowa. It is of solid brick masonry, and is perfectly fire-proof throughout. It stands about a mile to the north of the heart of Clarinda, in a commanding position. The institution is lighted throughout with our modern light, electricity. Seven hundred incandescent lamps are now in use. It is heated by steam, and each ward is a model home of comfort and cleanliness by itself.
The farm upon which the hospital is located contains 519 acres of land. As soon as the State improves this tract, it will produce most of the staples used by the hospital. It [The Hospital] was completed and ready to receive inmates December 15, 1888. Upon January 1, 1889, the number of inmates was 241. At present  the wards contain about 300 persons.
The district from which patients are received here includes twenty-six  western Iowa counties.
One hundred and ten  newspapers are given free to the hospital, so that every patient may each week read the local news from his home. The clergy from the various churches of Clarinda, take turns in preaching to those who care to hear them, in the chapel each Sunday. A better diet cannot be found in any publie institution in our land; invalids have a special care in this respect, and they seem to duly appreciate this too.
The building is now only one-half [1/2] the size designed in the plan. Another wing will be added soon. When this is brought about women will be taken, whereas now all are male patients.
Too much cannot well be said in praise of the present officers in charge. Dr. LEWELLEN seems to have perfect control of even his worst patients; he treats all with a kindness and true sympathy scarcely ever found in public institutions. And no better man can be found for an assistant physician than Dr. IBACH, who has been connected with like concerns most of his life.
The responsible position of steward is ably filled by M. T. BUTTERFIELD, who held a similar place in the State Prison at Fort Madison for six years.
<--- See: Biographical History of Page Co., Iowa - 1890 By W.L. Kershaw, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., of Chicago, IL. Pages 350, 352
|Source and Reference Notes||[REF:#001]||Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.||
Friends of Page Co., IA. PC-PROFILE© "Work-Books
(Researcher, Compiler, Family Historian)
File Ellis1.bio; Created: Nov. 15, 1998
Undergraduate Student of Bibliography, Page Co. Histories
<--- 1876 History of Page Co., IA. by Elijah MILLER
<--- 1880 History of Page Co., IA. by W.L. KERSHAW.
<--- 1890 Biographical History of Page Co., IA. by IA. Historical Company.
<--- 1909 History of Page Co., IA., Vol. I & II by W.L. KERSHAW.
Photocopy of photograph, from Iowa General Assembly,
Legislative Documents, 1896, Vol.2, Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, IA.
Bicennial Report 1895. facing report pg5,pg6; pg28, pg33, pg35.
Photocopy of photograph, from Iowa General Assembly, pg17; pg34, pg5
||[REF:#004]||Kathleen E. Shultz||
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Dated: Tue., Jun. 12, 2001
|These records are part of the "Genealogy Computer Package" *** PC-PROFILE *** Volume - II. DUNCAN & Related Families© Compiled and self Published in Oct. 14, 1993 by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. with the assistance of my late mother Mrs. M. Lucille (WILSON) SARRETT. (1917-1987, age age 70yrs) & My Grandmother: <---Mrs. Vera B. (DUNCAN) WILSON (1896-1988, age 92yrs) The "Work-Books" were compiled by listing the various families, born, married, died, and a history of that family branch. In 1996 I started "Up-Loading" this material on the now called Friends of Page Co., site...prs|
| E-Mail: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Auburn, CA.|
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