Chattahoochee Confinements

Miss Lena May Sturgess of Dade City passed through Ocala today, in charge of a trained nurse, on the way to the state asylum at Chattahoochee. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-14-1912

A nurse from Chattahoochee arrived in town the first part of the week to take to the state hospital at that place an old resident of Marion county, Mr. Deas, who has been pronounced mentally unsound by an examining board. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-30-1919

Was Insane

A crazy man by the name of Fuller got on the train at Leroy yesterday and came to Ocala.

Jailor Smith and Deputy Sheriff Nugent took him to Judge Hill’s office, where Dr. Veal of Cotton Plant and our Dr. Hood examined him. He was found to be entirely insane and was sent this afternoon to the asylum at Chattahoochee. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-10-1896

Mrs. G. W. Frost, who went to Chattahoochee, where her husband is confined in the insane asylum, has returned home, after spending a few days there. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-3-1902


Mrs. Hall received a letter from Mrs. Frost at Chattahoochee, Fla., stating the improved condition of Mr. Frost, who contemplates returning with the family to Ocala in January. Many of their friends will be glad to hear this. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-24-1902

Taken To Chattahoochee

The colored matron of the asylum for the insane at Chattahoochee came down yesterday and took back with her a colored woman about 75 years of age by the name of Sarah Gaines, who had been judged insane some time since. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-18-1897

T. W. Pace, of Chattahoochee, a warden of the state insane asylum, came down yesterday and returned today with J. B. Sutton, the unfortunate man who was adjudged of unsound mind a few days ago. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-9-1902


Mr. J. B. Sutton, formerly a seed merchant, in this city, was in Ocala Monday accompanied by his son, John M. Sutton, was on his way from the Chattahoochee asylum, where he has been for the last two years. Mr. Sutton has entirely recovered his reason and was on his way to his home on Terra Ceia Bay in Manatee county. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-13-1904

Mrs. Louis D’Omito left Wednesday night for Chattahoochee to visit her unfortunate husband, who is suffering from dementia. Source: Ocala Banner: 6-27-1901

Deputy Sheriff Thurlow Bishop left Saturday night via the Seaboard for Chattahoochee, with Mrs. Elizabeth V. Tompkins, to place her in the state asylum for treatment. Mrs. Tompkins friends and the family hope that she will be soon restored to reason and returned to them. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-30-1906


Mr. Thurlow Bishop, deputy sheriff, has returned from Chattahoochee, where he went to carry Mrs. L. J. Tompkins. Mr. Bishop had no trouble on the trip, and his patient was quiet and reconciled. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-2-1906

Mrs. Andrew Russell has returned home from Chattahoochee, where she has been for the past year, having been discharged from the asylum as cured. This will be good news indeed for her friends. Source: Ocala Banner: 6-9-1905

Miss Mary Flellows, a professional nurse from the insane asylum at Chattahoochee, arrived in the city last night. Miss Flellows will take charge of the unfortunate Mrs. Annie Marshall, who was adjudged insane last Monday, and today they will leave for Chattahoochee. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-13-1904

J. C. Havis of Micanopy, who returned Thanksgiving Day from the asylum at Chattahoochee, says he is the only man who ever got out of that institution in twenty days for being judged for erratic mind. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-26-1904

Adjudged Insane

Mr. George A. Williams, for a long time a school teacher in this county, has been adjudged insane and has been taken to the asylum last Sunday. Until his misfortune overtook him, Mr. Williams was a most peaceful and estimable citizen. He is a member of a prominent family and completed his education in Scotland. Source: Ocala Banner: 5-24-1901  

This morning Dr. Blitch and Dr. Powers examined Fannie McMillan, colored, an inmate of the Marion Farms Hospital for unsound mind. They found her a fit subject for the Chattahoochee Institute. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-12-1909

Benjamin Jones, who has been under treatment at Chattahoochee for insanity, has been pronounced cured, and he has returned to Ocala. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-28-1905

The friends of Mr. J. N. Hale will be pained to learn of his death which occurred at the insane asylum at Chattahoochee, Monday. Mr. Hale was for some time editor of the Williston Advocate, which he founded and later was editor of the Dunnellon Advocate. Owing to ill health his mind became unbalanced and it was necessary to send him to the asylum, where his death occurred. Source: Ocala Banner: 11-23-1906

Bob Blake had an experience Saturday he was not looking for. He was appointed guardian of the estate of Stephens, the unfortunate Syrian fruit dealer, who is now an inmate of the asylum at Chattahoochee. When he took possession the first thing that struck him was an invoice of goods written in Stephens’ native language. A translator had to be interviewed. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-15-1905

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