widow of Harry A. Severson, who was president and chairman of the board of Barber-Colman Co.
executive director of the Red Cross at Camp Grant, WWI
active in Rockford Woman’s Club, Rockford Children’s Home, served on YWCA board, active at Second Congregational Church, and Rockford Hospital Auxilliary.
With her husband donated lecture hall in old Rockford College building and Severson Auditorium on new Rockford College campus
“Last March, she donated her 370-acre property, Deer Lodge, to the Winnebago County Forest Preserve.”
Source: Rockford Register Republic January 21, 1976