|Margaret ‘Ma’ Murray|
Margaret Lally, ‘Ma’ Murray, was born in Windy Ridge, Kansas in 1888. She moved to Vancouver and married George Murray. George and Margaret worked at various newspapers and were actively involved in politics. In 1943 she and George moved to Fort St. John where she started the Alaska Highway News. The first edition came out in March 1944. Ma became very involved with the community and an intelligent and out-spoken voice on a variety of topics from politics to farming. In 1971 she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian journalism and in that same year received an honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University. George passed away in 1961. Margaret passed away in 1982 in Lillooet at the age of 94.
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