Lottie's Story : Lottie Wyatt, "Ordered, Adjudged, and Decreed to Be an Insane Person"
Lottie Dell (Bennett) Wyatt experienced life like few other people. Born on the western frontier in 1869, she graduated from college, had a family, and lived the Wild West life on E. J. "Lucky" Baldwin's ranch in Los Angeles. The stress from divorcing her husband and the hardships of life on her Montana homestead finally caused her to go insane. For 29 years and 29 days, the Warm Springs Insane Asylum was her home during a time when few inmates survived the horrific institutional conditions for more than a few years.
- Paperback | 164 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.4mm | 303.91g
- 07 Dec 2011
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- North Charleston SC, United States
- black & white illustrations
About Dr Michael D Smith
Michael Smith has been digging up skeletons in his family's closet ever since taking his first genealogy class in 1980. During a sabbatical from real-life in 2010, he attended the Genealogy and Family History Certification Program at the University of Washington. What started as a project for this program has evolved into this book about the life of his great-great-grandmother. His other publications include co-authoring and editing a genealogy reference book, HENRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA, MARRIAGES, BONDS, 1778-1851, with Beverly Merritt.