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Macpherson, Elizabeth

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  • 4 Oct 1937 - 2001

Elizabeth Macpherson was born on October 4, 1937 in Budapest, Hungary. Her parents Reginald and Leah (Lonia) Menzer fled Hungary when Elizabeth was a child. Her family settled in the Westmount neighborhood in Montréal. Elizabeth had a degree in biology from McGill University. She married Andrew Macpherson and together they conducted Arctic field studies. The couple later moved to Ottawa where Elizabeth worked at the National Museum of Natural Sciences. She published The Marine Molluscs of Arctic Canada in 1971. In 1970 the family moved to Edmonton where she worked for the Provincial Museum of Alberta and in 1988 she became the assistant curator of the Musée Héritage Museum. While at the Musée Héritage Museum, she created a database on Métis genealogy as well as published The Sun Traveller, a history of the Callihoo family. She retired in 1998 and published Murder of a Horse Thief, a fictitious book about a murder mystery in St. Albert, posthumously in 2001. Elizabeth Macpherson died in 2001 of leukemia.

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