I live within two miles of the above named GEORGE HAYS and have known him and lived near him since 1878 and I believe him to be unable to perform any manuel labor and believe that he is not qualified to perform any Professional or skilled labor on account of diziness and blindness caused by disease of head.
1900 Nov. 4
To Whom It May Concern: This is to certify that GEO. HAYS was admitted to the Topeka State Hospital, November 4, 1900, and died here of senile dementia (*), July 4, 1901.
[signed] T. C. Biddle, M. D., (*)A form of general intellectual impairment observed in elderly people; most cases are what is known today as Alzheimer's Disease.
Superintendent, Kansas State Insane Asylum, Topeka, Kan.,
July 25, 1901.
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