Laura Sophia Trueman was born on 14 January 1856 at Point de Bute, Westmorland County, New Brunswick. She was the daughter of Thompson Trueman (1816-1904) and Rebecca Wood (1816-1912). She attended the Mount Allison Ladies’ Academy between 1864 and 1873 and was a very active member of the Alumnae Society. Her connections to Mount Allison included the fact that she was the niece of Mrs. Charles F. Allison, wife of the founder of the institutions. She married Josiah Wood (1843-1927) of Sackville, New Brunswick on 14 January 1874. Mr. Wood was a member of the Mount Allison University Class of 1863. Together the couple raised the following children:
- Eleanor Louisa Wood b. August 29, 1875 d. July 22, 1956 m. Frank Bunting Black
- Herbert Mariner Wood b. May 10, 1877 d. 1966 m. Ethel B. Sumner
- Annie Laura Wood b. February 16, 1879 d. February 16, 1879
- Dora Beatrice Wood b. July 3, 1881 d. September 9, 1958 m. Edward Nichols
- William Trueman Wood b. July 22, 1884 d. July 1, 1938 m. Mildred Alice Uniacke
- Hester Victoria Wood b. February 28, 1887 d. March 1945 m. 1st Henry M. “Harry” Clemenson - m. 2nd Bernard Harvey
After her marriage the couple resided in ‘Cranewood’ their residence on Main Street in Sackville, New Brunswick. Her husband was a businessman and active member of the Conservative Party. In 1882 he was first elected to the House of Commons and remained there until his appointment as a Senator in 1895. He resigned from the Senate in March of 1912 when he was appointed the Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of New Brunswick. Mrs. Wood faithfully fulfilled her role as both a political and vice-regal wife. She was a member and generous supporter of the Methodist Church and an active member of the temperance reform movement. She served as a member of the Board of Regents of Mount Allison University and laid the cornerstone of the new Academy residence on 15 July 1933. She was made a commander of the Order of the British Empire in the King’s New Year’s honour list in 1934. She received the insignia of office from the Governor-General of Canada at an investiture held at Government House, Ottawa, on 21 April 1934. She died on 30 March 1935 in Sackville, Westmorland County, New Brunswick.