|This is a partial listing, all I have on grave sites at Eastern State Hospital, Knoxville, TN. When we were trying to locate the gravesite of our Great Grandmother, Edna Yearout Stinnett, we received this listing. All of the listed died and were buried at the State Mental Hospital, now known as Lake Shore Hospital. If you have need to locate someone who possibly died there, call Pam Graff, as she was most helpful.
Most of these people died without any acknowledgement of family as they were buried on state grounds. Some may have been covered up or hidden from future generations due to embarrassment.
History has proven that people could be admitted without truly being insane. Some may have suffered from extreme depression, or many other reasons which are now completely curable today.
Whatever the case may be, each and everyone of these people were human beings, who should not be disowned by todays standards.
The cemetery across from Lake Shore Hospital is a mixture of Veterans graves, black graves and white graves. All burials outside of the Veterans section were paupers graves, bodies unclaimed by family who perhaps were unable to pay for services rendered.
This is only a partial listing of the people buried near Edney, all in row 2 which borders the Veteran's section, also known as the white section. To locate one of these sites is quite easy. Just count the sites using the nice stone we placed on Edna's gravesite. The Grave number may be hidden underneath grass, you may have to really search, but they are there.
Name Grave # Date Residence
Sadie Rippetse 37 07-Jan-1924 Greene County, TN
Bart Payne 38 14-Jan-1924 Monroe County, TN
Edna Stinnett 39 15-Jan-1924 Sevier County, TN
Sarah Sevinford 40 18-Jan-1924 Rhea County, TN
Mattie King 41 06-May-1924 Sequatchie County, TN
Marion Fish 42 14-Jul-1924 Cocke County, TN
Hulda Hudson 43 17-Jul-1924 Sullivan County, TN
Nancy Manier 44 04-Sep-1924 White County, TN
J.R. McCarter 45 27-Oct-1924 Jefferson County, TN
Mary Pierce 46 25-Dec-1924 Campbell County, TN
Moses Miller 47 13-Jan-1925 Washington County, TN
George Click 48 02-Feb-1925 Washington County, TN
Hiram Hill 49 01-Mar-1925 Claiborne County, TN
Tilda Cannon 50 06-Mar-1925 Grainger County, TN
Harvey Guy 51 08-Mar-1925 Campbell County, TN
Thomas King 52 09-Mar-1925 Scott County, TN
Mary Bailey 53 13-Mar-1925 Johnson County, TN
John D. Stuart 23-Row 110 20-Sep-1915-age 38
|Concerning Records from Eastern State:
We received the medical information "before" new laws were passed in TN regarding these records. However, you can still get burial records from Lyons Veiw.
Excerpt from a mesage sent to me:
We had hunted everywhere we could think of for a burial site or a death certificate. They were supposed to have been kept that year. The law was passed in 1914, but apparently Lyon's Veiw didn't comply.
I called the Director, explained what I needed and he said he would call me back. He called me back a few days later, saying John Stuart was buried there and told me the date of death, which row and plot.
|Edney Memorial Page
We Marked her grave