State Mental Health Institute, Clarinda, IA.
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This compound has also been called or listed as:
(a.k.a. The Iowa State Hospital for the Insane) or
(a.k.a. Clarinda State Hospital) or (a.k.a. Clarinda Mental Health Institute) or
(a.k.a. Clarinda Treatment Complex)

 Note:  This site has Nothing 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 them direct:
Clarinda Treatment Complex (CTC)
Att: Med. Records Dept.
P.O. Box 338
Clarinda, Iowa 51632
Phone: 712-542-2161
 Their is a Click on Redball for More Info.<--- 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 Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [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.

Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Vicinity Map! by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Vicinity Map! by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Vicinity Map! by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Vicinity Map! by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   c1902-Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!  
1908 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   1908 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   1908 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   1908 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   1908 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!  
1908 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   1908 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   Patient Dresses, Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Christopher Payne via NPR - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   Patient Straitjacket, Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Christopher Payne via NPR - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   Patient Electroencephalograph Machine, Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Christopher Payne via NPR - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!  
1909 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   1912 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   1920 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: August 17th 2012 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!  
1909 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Kirkbride Buildings Site - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   1909 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Kirkbride Buildings Site - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   1909 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Kirkbride Buildings Site - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   1909 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Kirkbride Buildings Site - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   1909 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Kirkbride Buildings Site - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!  
2005 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: Nov 23rd 2005 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   2005 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: Nov 23rd 2005 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   2005 - Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa Photo by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. Dated: Nov 23rd 2005 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!  

1885 ~ Photocopy of measured drawings, by Wm. Foster & Henry F. Liebbe, Architects. Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [REF:#003]
     Dates of Construction/Completion:
     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)
East & West Ward Wing's Elev. - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!
Ward Wing's Elev.
Admin Bldg. Elev.  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!
Admin Bldg. Elev.
Site Plan View  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!
Site Plan View

1893 ~Photocopy's of photographs, from Iowa General Assembly,
Photographer: John David Langholz, 1974 Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [REF:#002]
The South wing (for female patients) was built 1892-1893. Click on Redball for More Info.<--- [REF:#003]
General View  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!
General View
General View  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!
Entrance Pavillion
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Interior Admin. Hall
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Sitting Rm. - Women
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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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2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891,  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!      2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891,  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!      2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891, Page 052, Hospital for the Insane, At Clarinda - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!      2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891, Page 116, Iowa State For The Insane, at Clarinda - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!      2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891, Page 029, Iowa State For The Insane, at Clarinda, Exterior Administration Building - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!     
2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891, Page 032, Hall - Administration Building  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!      2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891, Page 125, Amusement Hall  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!      2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891, Page 061, Amusement Hall Stage - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!      2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891, Page 129, Ward for Men  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!      2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891, Page 071, Left: Ward for Men; Right: Day Room for Men  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!     
2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891, Page 083, Ward for Women  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!      2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891, Page 075, Ward Dining Room for Women  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!      2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891, Page 089, Left: Day Room for Women Right: Ward for Women  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!      2nd Biennial Report ~ 1891, Page 023, Dynamo and Engine Room  - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!     
1891 ~ Statistical Tables
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table I.  Movement of Population for Biennial Period and from the Beginning.
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table II.  Showing the Ages of those Admitted.
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table III.  Showing Civil Conditions of those Admitted.
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table IV.  Showing the Residence of those Admitted
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table V.  Showing the Nativity of those Admitted
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table VI.  Showing Assigned Cause of Insanity of those Admitted
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table VII.  Showing Occupation of those Admitted
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table VIII.  Showing Duration of Insanity of those Admitted
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table IX.  Showing Form of Insanity of those Admitted
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table X.  Showing Number of Attacks of those Admitted
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table XI.  Showing Conditions of those Discharged
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table XII.  Showing the Form of Insanity of Those Recovered
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table XIII.  Showing Duration of Insanity of those Recorved
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table XIV.  Showing Duration of Hospital Treatment of those Recorved.
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table XV.  Form of Insanity of those who Died.
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table XVI.  Showing the Cause of Death of those who Died.
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table XVII.  Showing ages at Death of those who Died.
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Table XVIII.  General Table showing Daily Average Under Treatment, by Months, Since Opening the Hospital 1889

Miss Harriet E. Cherry, 22yrs- Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   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.
If anyone recognize any of these young people please send information to me!
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c1898-Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   c1898-Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!   c1898-Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!  
 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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Biographical History of Page Co., Iowa 1890 - Click on Thumbnail for More Info.  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:
     Click on Redball for More Info.<--- Dr. P. W. LEWELLEN, Superintendent;
     J. M. AIKIN, M.D., Assistant Physician;
     M. T. BUTTERFIELD, Steward;
     Click on Redball for More Info.<--- 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 [1890] the wards contain about 300 persons.
      The district from which patients are received here includes twenty-six [26] western Iowa counties.
      One hundred and ten [110] 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.

Click on Redball for More Info.<--- 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. Paul & Roselle Sarrett - Click Thumbnail for Larger Photo! Click on Redball for More Info.<--- prsjr@att.net
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
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- 1876 History of Page Co., IA. by Elijah MILLER
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- 1880 History of Page Co., IA. by W.L. KERSHAW.
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- 1890 Biographical History of Page Co., IA. by IA. Historical Company.
Click on Redball for More Info.<--- 1909 History of Page Co., IA., Vol. I & II by W.L. KERSHAW.
  [REF:#002]  Reference    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.
 [REF:#003]  Reference   Photocopy of photograph, from Iowa General Assembly, pg17; pg34, pg5
 [REF:#004]  Kathleen E. Shultz   [REF:#32]
E-Mail: Click on Redball for More Info.<--- keshultz@widowmaker.com
Dated: Tue., Jun. 12, 2001
 [REF:#005]    


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Mrs. Vera B. (Duncan) WILSON, 1896-1988, age92yrs - Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo! 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:   Click on RedBall for More Info. on this Source <---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
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