highly unmarried elderly ladies

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AlexanderIII

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Russian
Dear all,
this from the sketch 'As the Spirit Moves' (chapter 'THE AGE OF THE OUIJA BOARD') by Dorothy Parker. The excerpt below is the very beginning of the sketch chapter.

There was a time when ouija-board operating was looked upon only as an occupation for highly unmarried elderly ladies of pronounced religious tendencies; prohibition was regarded in much the same light, if you remember.

I guess highly unmarried elderly ladies means unmarried elderly ladies
of a high social status. Is this correct?
 
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