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Divorces - 1908 (Newspaper Extractions)

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February 13, 1908, The Seattle Star


A supposed described reconciliation following an attempted suicide by the husband, finally ending in a legal separation, is the closing chapter in the marital mishaps of Howard J. McKay and Maud M. McKay, his wife.

This morning Judge Gilliam, in the superior court, signed the decree of divorce. The only child, Dorothy J., three years of age, is placed in the custody of Father O'Brien, of the Catholic church.

On Novmeber 18, 1907, when McKay was served with the divorce papers on a complaint brought by the wife, of desertion and non-support, the man dramatically dared to end his life by shooting himself in the head with a revolver.

The wounded man was taken to a local hospital and there was a pathetic reunion, the wife declaring, according to reports, that she had only intended to scare McKay into returning to her.

Later McKay fully recovered, but the forgiveness apparently continued for a very short time. Today the plaintiff appeared in court with her attorneys, Glasgow & Tworoger, and procured the divorce which was interrupted in such a sensational manner previously.