Laura L. Copenhaver

Copenhaver, Laura Lu (née Scherer). b. Columbus, Texas, 29 August 1868; d. Rosemont, Marion, Virginia, 18 December 1940. She was the daughter of native Virginian, Lutheran minister and denominational leader Jacob Scherer (1830-1919) who founded Marion Female College in 1873 two years after his return to Virginia from Texas. At the early age of ten, Laura began teaching Sunday School classes and writing plays that were produced at the College. After graduating from Marion Female College in 1884 (the College closed in 1967), she joined the faculty two years later, primarily teaching English literature as well as occasional courses in mathematics and astronomy. She married Bascom Eugene...

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