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Bridget Clark Mason

Birth
Ireland
Death 11 Dec 1886 (aged 40–41)
Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA
Burial Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA
Memorial ID 176335767 · View Source
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Bridget Mason. Committed by C. W. Langdon Judge of Sonoma Co. November 13th 1869. Age 45 years; native of Ireland; married, has no children; maiden name Bridget Clark; husband's name Wm R. Mason; was last from Massachusetts; has been in California 16 years. The evidence of insanity is general conduct and insane appearance of the person; constantly imagines that some person is trying to injure her Character and that she can hear them slandering her in Petaluma and San Francisco - 10 and 60 miles distant; is homicidal and once attempted suicide several years since by taking poison, Sulphate of Copper and attempted to hang herself. This attack appeared about 1863, and is the first; disease increasing with no rational intervals; supposes that she owns all the country around her - threatens the life of many for imaginary wrongs, and has attempted to inflict bodily injury; is disposed to injure others from premeditation and sudden passion; is not filthy or destructive; has no insane relations; is a member of the Catholic Church and believes that all Protestants seek to injure her; has been temperate; has suffered from suppressed and painful menstruation but not for some time for she has not menstruated for two years; cause of insanity unknown; class, mania; has been treated for some uterine disease - no effect.
Admitted November 19th 1869. Has not property. Died Dec. 11, 1886 of Bright's Disease.

[Register Volume 4; 1862-1870, page 529]
California State Hospital Records, 1856-1923. Stockton State Hospital, Commitment Registers. [Ancestry.com]
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1860 La Porte Twp., Sierra Co., California
William Mason 29 Miner Tennessee
Bridget -- " -- 26? ----- Ireland
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California Voter Registers, Sonoma County
Mason, William Russell - Age - 34, Nativity - Tennessee, Occ. - Farmer, Loc.Res. - Analy,
Date of Registration - Aug.30,1868, Sworn
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1870 Petaluma Twp., Sonoma Co., California
Mason, William 39 Farmer 2220/500 Ten


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  • Created by: Vicki Peterson
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176335767
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bridget Clark Mason (1845–11 Dec 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176335767, citing Stockton State Hospital Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA ; Maintained by Vicki Peterson (contributor 46869196) .