Life in Newburyport 1900-1950
by Jean Foley Doyle
Four years in the making, Life in Newburyport 1900–1950 reveals the blood, sweat, and tears of its citizens, and the ultimate successes they achieved during the formidable years of the twentieth century. Reassembled through news accounts, city documents, and the memories of its people, Life in Newburyport is a gift to the city and to its future generations.
About the Author
Jean Foley Doyle, a lifelong resident of Newburyport, Massachusetts, is the mother of seven and grandmother of eleven children. She graduated from Newburyport High School (NHS) in 1947 and joined the ranks of her peers who married young and started their families after World War II, thus contributing to the baby boomer generations. She stayed at home for the next nineteen years. Finally able to achieve her dream of a college education, she graduated summa cum laude from Merrimack College in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in history. In 1972, she earned her master’s degree in history from the University of New Hampshire. Returning to her alma mater, Jean taught history and international relations for thirty years until her retirement in 1999. While teaching at NHS, Jean was responsible for implementing the highly successful community service program which allowed hundreds of students to get to know and contribute to the Newburyport community. Some of the interviews in Life in Newburyport were a result of encouraging students to go out and learn about their parents and grandparents and many other residents who helped make this seaside city a unique place to call home. An avid gardener, she lives with her husband in Newbury, Massachusetts.
ISBN: 1-931807-61-2, $40.00 History, 400 pages, 7x10 Hardcover, illustrated, with index. Publication Date: September 2007.
Please contact: Jean Foley Doyle, 20 Rolfe's Lane, Newbury, MA 01951 to order.
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