searching for husbands 2nd gr grandfather Robert John Mckay, below is transcript from paper of thier divorce..
We believed he was still in Australia, but found out from below that he is in South Africa...
McKAY v. McKAY.(nee Margaret Ramsay Sibbald)
The next case brought forwardMaggie Ramsay McKay as petitioner and Robert McKay as respondent. Mr. Penny conducted petitioner's case. The parties,according to petitioner's evidence, were married on August 23, 1897, living In Queensland, Broken Hill, Adelaide, and finally in this State. They residded at Boulder for three years, and In August, 1903,respondont , went to South Africa, where he spent two years in mining. They then lived together at Fremantle, and in 1806 he went to Africa again. They corresponded until 1908, after which he ceased to write and send remittances, and she had not heard from him since. She had made efforts to trace his where-abouts without sucees, and could think of no reason for the desertion as they had' always been on the best of terms. There wire, three children of the marriage. His Honor said his only difficulty was caused by the fact that there was absolutely no reason why' the respondent should have left the petitioner. Nothing had been heard of him for a long time, and he might be dead, but the fact that he had ceased to send remittances was consistent with his intention not to Return to his family. Having regard to the fact 'that every attempt hnd been made to find him, and that if he had died his death would have been asertained in one.way or another, he thought he might come to the conclusion that respondent had deserted his wife.Petitioner was granted a decree nisi returnable in six months wlth the cus- tody of her .children.