Life History of Serge J. Lauper

Serge, 1928
Serge, 1928

Written and dictated by Serge J. Lauper, then edited and published in a printed booklet by his daughter, Claudia Lauper Bushman, in 1989.

This history apparently supercedes an earlier, smaller work undertaken in 1974 when Serge dictated a tape-recorded history to his daughter Bonnie.

At the funeral of his wife Jean, in September of 1977, words from Jean's own autobiography were read as a summary of her life history.
Jean had also written some guidelines for her funeral.

See also Serge's 1989 oral interview.

Title Page

The Recollections of Serge J. Lauper Being the recorded experiences Of Serge J. Lauper Recalled in his 85th to 89th years Compiled and Edited By His Second Daughter Claudia Lauper Bushman December 1989 Revised December 1990 New York City

Table of Contents

  1. Early Years
  2. The Southern States Mission
  3. Work and Marriage
  4. Sunset Ward
  5. More Church Work
  6. Family and Home
  7. About Business
  8. Experiences with General Authorities, I
  9. Experiences with General Authorities, II
  10. Conclusion
  11. Patriarchal Blessing


Serge was a great appreciator of poetry. Among his papers was this short poem.

Life is mostly froth and bubbles, Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another's troubles, Courage in your own. - Adam Lindsay Gordon

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