1868–1940

Introduction

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Born: Au­gust 29, 1868, Co­lum­bus, Tex­as.

Died: De­cem­ber 18, 1940, Ma­ri­on, Vir­gin­ia.

Buried: Round Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Ma­ri­on, Vir­gin­ia.

Biography

Laura was the daugh­ter of John Ja­cob Scher­er and Ka­ther­ine Kill­in­ger, and wife of Bas­com Eu­gene Co­pen­ha­ver.

She was a pro­fess­or of Eng­lish Li­ter­a­ture at Ma­ri­on Col­lege, which her fa­ther found­ed and where her sis­ter May was dean of wo­men.

She wrote a num­ber of hymns and ma­ga­zine ar­ti­cles, and served as chair­man of the ed­u­ca­tion com­mit­tee of the Wo­man’s Mis­sion­a­ry So­ci­e­ty of the Unit­ed Lu­ther­an Church.

Sources

Lyrics