Inat the age of 16, Hugh joined the Hudson Bay Co. In he joined the I. In he entered into business for himself in the real estate and insurance fields.
March 14,Cookstown, Ontario, Canada Died: InEmily was born into a prominent legal family in Ontario, and she became a legal expert at an early age.
InEmily married Arthur Murphy, an Anglican minister. The Murphys had four daughters, but tragically, two of the girls died very young. Emily had a strong interest in the protection of women and children. The experience of an Alberta woman -- who was left with nothing when her husband decided to sell the farm -- motivated Emily to lead a campaign to ensure the property rights of married women.
Between andall provinces except Quebec and Newfoundland, then a separate colony granted women the right to vote in provincial elections. In Emily protested over two women being ejected from the Edmonton court.
She became the first woman in the entire British Empire to hold this position. In the courts, she was frequently exposed to the devastating effects of drugs and narcotics, resulting in her writing many newspaper and magazine articles advocating changes to the laws.
These articles were published in as The Black Candle, under her pen name. Her writings led to legislation governing narcotics throughout Canada, much of which is still reflected in the present legislation Anthony and Solomon.
As such, her writings contributed to racial biases that were prevalent in Canada at the time. The British North America Act of -- the Act that created the dominion of Canada -- used the word "persons" when it referred to more than one person and the word "he" when it referred to one person.
Therefore, many argued, the Act was really saying that only a man could be a person. This prevented women from participating fully in politics and certain professions and universities.
For 12 years Emily Murphy led the battle to have women legally recognized as "persons. They later became known as "The Famous Five".Presents a biography and research page on Canadian activist for women's rights Emily Murphy.
Although Canadian women (those who were British/Canadian citizens) had the vote in many provinces and in federal elections by , the case was part of a continent-wide drive for political equality, Emily Murphy stood out in the famous five, bringing them to a victory in Emily was appointed to the office of Magistrate of the Edmonton.
Emily Murphy (born Emily Gowan Ferguson; 14 March – 27 October ) was a Canadian women's rights activist, jurist, and author.
In , she became the first female magistrate in Canada, and in the British Empire. In this comprehensive biography, Christine Mander depicts the life and times of Emily Murphy with a refreshing candor and vitality.
A true Canadian heroine -- pioneering feminism, writer (under the alias Janey Canuck), patriot, mother, anti-drug crusader, first woman magistrate of the British Empire and rebel -- Emily Murply defied conventional labels.
Emily Murphy was a Canadian women’s right activist and the first female magistrate in Canada.
Check out this biography to know about her childhood, life, achievements, works & . Emily Murphy () was a Canadian equal rights activist. She became Canada’s first female magistrate and helped to repeal discriminatory legislation against women.
In , she succeeded in gaining a ruling that stated women were legal persons under the B.N.A act and so could serve as a member of Congress and judges.