Important People in The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Kate Moore
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Catherine Wolfe Donohue

Catherine was a “shy, quiet” woman whose job at Radium Dial would be her first (42). She was a devout Catholic who attended the local church located close to the studio. She was diligent and dependable, and these qualities powered her through nine years with the company. She was a valued employee, and to keep her working for them, they let her take a vacation once she began to fall ill. The vacation did not help, and even though she remained grateful for her job that seemed to care for her well-being, they fired her due to her limp. Radium Dial believed that she would cause negative word-of-mouth if she were to continue working for them, but it only made Catherine realize that this company had not been what she thought it was.

Catherine married the love of her life, Tom Donohue, at the start of...

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