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Genealogy, Reuby

Mystery Monday – Kate Mack

Kate Mack was the first wife of Robert Reuby. They were married on 7 August 1893, at St Stephens Church, Walworth, London. Their marriage certificate shows her age as 22, so she would have been born around 1871. She is listed as a spinster, with no profession. Robert is shown as a bachelor. Her father is shown as David Mack, deceased.

On 17 December 1905 Robert re-marries, his second wife being Ellen Tonkins, a widow. He lists himself again as a bachelor.

I can find no trace of Kate, either as Mack or Reuby, in the death index. In the days when only the rich could afford a divorce, it was probably fairly common for couples to separate and possibly marry again, committing bigamy. If Kate married again, I probably will never be able to trace her. But I can’t help wondering what happened to her.

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