On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Weston State Hospital
Weston State Hospital, 1901 (Carpenter Glassplate Collection)

On August 19, 1899, W. E. Stathers, superintendent of Weston Hospital for the Insane, was found not guilty of charges that he engaged in improper relations with female employees.

Learn more:
"The Asylum Investigation"
"The Stathers Investigation" (Weston State Hospital)
"Board Says Not Guilty" (Weston State Hospital)
"The Hospital Board" (Weston State Hospital)
"Dr. A. H. Kunst Succeeds Superintendent Stathers at the Hospital for the Insane"
Letter from Boggs to Mick on Weston Hospital Investigation (George Wesley Atkinson Papers, Ar1731)

On This Day in West Virginia History: August