Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
Emily Murphy
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Judge
    (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).

Credit: Big Lenny


    In 2018, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 29 Votes: 58.62% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News