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Question: "So, you were teaching. What would happen when a teacher got married?"
     "You lost your job. And we were good friends with people in York by the time John and I were married. And the man who was, at that time, Chairman of the Board I wrote to and said, 'I know that you know that John and I are going to be married, but I just think you ought to – I would feel better if I have it in writing that I'm resigning [rather than being fired].' But I couldn't have had a job… See, now we're in the depth of the Depression. And I think the theory was that if there was one person in the family earning a living, that's enough. So that was – I think that was the theory."

Louise Dougherty – When a Teacher Got Married

   

Other Excerpts from Louise Dougherty's Interview:

The Crash
Failing Banks
Buying a House
Board of Education
Education