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Packard v. Packard

Significance, Reverend Packard's Case Against His Wife, Mrs. Packard Defends Her Sanity


Reverend Theophilus Packard, Jr.


Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard

Plaintiff's Claim

That his wife was insane and that he was therefore entitled to confine her at home.

Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff

No record extant

Chief Defense Lawyers

John W. Orr, Stephen Moore


Circuit Court Judge Charles R. Starr


Kankakee, Illinois

Date of Decision

18 January 1864


Elizabeth Packard was declared sane and her liberty was restored.

Related Cases

  • Shaw v. Shaw, 17 Day Conn. 189 (1845).
  • Oregon v. Rideout, 108,866 Circuit Court, County of Marion, Oregon (1978).

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