We Are All Persons

We Are All Persons

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  • My name is Emily Murphy, born on March 14 1868 in Cookstown Ontario. I died in Edmonton Alberta in 1933. 
  • I was born to my mom and dad, a successful landowner and important person in our town. I also had four brothers and one sister.
  • As a child, I went to a respectable private school in Toronto. While in Toronto I met my to be husband. We eventually were married, and had four daugh ters. We moved to Saskatchewan and then Alberta.
  • I had many different careers including a writer, journalist, judge, political and legal activist and champion. You probably heard of because of the person's case. We will discuss that shortly.
  • In 1916, I challenged a choice made about the law's when giving a trial to women. So, I was given a position to judge cases about women in court.
  • But, on my first day of work a lawyer said that I could not judge because under British Law, I was not considered a person. 
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