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Wood, Laura Sophia (Trueman), 1856-1935

  • Person
  • 1856-1934

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:

  1. Eleanor Louisa Wood b. August 29, 1875 d. July 22, 1956 m. Frank Bunting Black
  2. Herbert Mariner Wood b. May 10, 1877 d. 1966 m. Ethel B. Sumner
  3. Annie Laura Wood b. February 16, 1879 d. February 16, 1879
  4. Dora Beatrice Wood b. July 3, 1881 d. September 9, 1958 m. Edward Nichols
  5. William Trueman Wood b. July 22, 1884 d. July 1, 1938 m. Mildred Alice Uniacke
  6. 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.

Carl McLaggan

  • Person
  • 1914-1918; 1939-1945

Carl McLaggan G/32479 served with the 8th New Brunswick Hussars during the Second World war in England, and possibly in Italy and North West Europe.

Stewart, Lavinia Margaret, 1857-1907

  • Person
  • 1857-1907

Lavinia “Vene” Margaret Stewart was born on 17 August 1857 in Saint John, New Brunswick. She was the daughter of Rev. Charles Stewart (1827-1910) and Harriet Augusta (Starr) Stewart (1822-1893). She attended the Mount Allison Ladies’ College between 1870 and 1876 where she completed a diploma in piano in 1874. Between 1876 and 1881 she was an assistant teacher in the piano department of the College. During 1881-1882 she undertook further studies in Glasgow, Scotland with Emil Burger (piano) and J.J. Findlay (organ). She died in Kingston, New Hampshire, where on account of ill health she had been living eleven years prior to her death on 23 May 1907. She is buried in the Sackville Rural Cemetery in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Rogers, Esther Elizabeth, 1894-1919

  • Person
  • 1894-1919

Esther Elizabeth Rogers was born 4 October 1894 in Northampton, Carleton County, New Brunswick. She was the daughter of Harrison Wilmot Rogers (1859-1945) and Emily Elizabeth Knox (1865-1941). She attended public schools in her home community and graduated from Woodstock High School in 1910. She also took piano lessons locally from Mrs. George True and Mrs. Adney of Woodstock, New Brunswick. She attended the Mount Allison Ladies’ College during 1914-1915, taking elocution and music. She subsequently taught piano privately in Northampton. She married John Allan Draper (1891-1944) on 28 May 1918. He was the son of Gilbert Abram Draper (1859-1938) and Alice Maude Price (1861-1928) of Northampton. He attended Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Esther Rogers died 23 February 1919 in Woodstock, New Brunswick a victim of Spanish influenza. She is buried in the Northampton Kirk Cemetery near Woodstock, New Brunswick.

William Florence Crowley

  • Person
  • 1892

William Florence Crowley was born in Saint John, NB on February 8th 1892 to mother Francis Crowley, He was a labourer.He signed up with the Canadian Army in 1914.

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