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Emily Murphy
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    (March 14, 1868-October 17, 1933)
    Born in Cooksville, Ontario, Canada
    Birth name was Emily Ferguson
    One of the Famous Five
    Married Anglican minister Arthur Murphy (1887)
    Wrote ‘The Impressions of Janey Canuck Abroad’ (1901), ‘Janey Canuck in the West’ (1910), ‘Open Trails’ (1912), ‘Seeds of Pine’ (1914), and ‘The Black Candle’ (1922) under the pen name ‘Janey Canuck’
    Founder of Women’s Canadian Club in Edmonton (1911)
    Died in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    She was a nativist who campaigned for anti-immigration laws and thought that immigration was downgrading Canada's morality.
    She backed her campaign against drugs by using non-Northern European Canadians as examples of drug users.
    She supported the sterilization of the mentally ill.
    She was the first female magistrate in the British Empire (1916).
    Thanks to her family's involvement in politics, she became one of the most influential suffragists in Canada as well.
    She became the first woman hired to the Edmonton Hospital Board (1910).
    Her house in Edmonton is on the 'Canadian Register of Historic People and Places'.
    Thanks to her political activities, the Alberta legislature passed the Dower Act, which allows a wife to inherit one-third of her husband's property (1911).
    She died of diabetes while sleeping.
    She campaigned for women's rights and drug restriction.
    As one of the Famous Five, she persuaded the Supreme Court of Canada that women were included as 'persons' (1930).

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