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Name: Taylor, Margaret Ulrey

Historical Note: Taylor grew up in Piermont, Indiana. She is the sister to Teddy (Theodora) Andrews. She graduated from Rossville High School in 1936 near the end of the Great Depression. The family moved to West Lafayette in order for the children to attend Purdue. She worked as a maid in home of Dean Potter for a year before entering Purdue and studying home economics. She talks about the Potter family. She was a member of Orchesis organization and Virginia C. Meredith Club for home economics. She met her husband, Dr. William E. Taylor, while at Purdue and discusses his Wyoming background. Margaret graduated in 1941, William in 1942. They married in Jacksonville, Florida in 1943. Taylor traveled with William while he was in the Army. She received master's degree in Human Family Relations in 1978 from Arizona State University. After that Margaret came back to Purdue and worked at the library. After her husband recieved his doctorate in 1950, the family moved out West.
Sources: Purdue Univeristy Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program
Note Author: Shauna Borger

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