Josiah Wood

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The Hon.
Josiah Wood
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13th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
In office
March 6, 1912 – June 29, 1917
Monarch George V
Governor General The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
The Duke of Devonshire
Premier James K. Flemming
George J. Clarke
James A. Murray
Walter E. Foster
Preceded by Lemuel John Tweedie
Succeeded by Gilbert Ganong
Senator for Westmorland, New Brunswick
In office
Appointed by Mackenzie Bowell
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Westmorland
In office
Preceded by Albert James Smith
Succeeded by Henry Absalom Powell
Personal details
Born (1843-04-18)18 April 1843
Sackville, New Brunswick
Died 13 May 1927(1927-05-13) (aged 84)
Sackville, New Brunswick
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Laura S. Trueman (m. 1874)
Relations Frank Bunting Black, son-in-law
Children 4 daughters, 2 sons

Josiah Wood (18 April 1843 – 13 May 1927) was a Canadian lawyer, entrepreneur, mayor, parliamentarian, and the 13th Lieutenant Governor of the province of New Brunswick. He was born in Sackville, New Brunswick in 1843.

Personal life[edit]

He was the son of Mariner Wood and his wife Louisa Trueman of Point de Bute. On Jan.14, 1874 Josiah Wood married Laura S. Trueman of Sackville. He died on 13 May 1927 in Sackville, New Brunswick.


After attending public school in Sackville, he entered Mount Allison Academy; later becoming a member of the first graduating class of the newly founded university, then known as Mount Allison Wesleyan College. In 1866 he was awarded a Master of Arts degree with admission to the Bar of New Brunswick occurring later in the year.


He entered the family business and built Mariner Wood & Sons into a company involved in retail, wholesale, shipbuilding, shipping, farming and lumbering, banking, real estate, including a large farm in Midgic plus the Wood Block in downtown Sackville. To this was later added investments in a variety of enterprises in Moncton.

Political offices held[edit]