Severson, Harry A. and Fannie B.

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“Park District honors Severson family; Descendants receive Seth  B. Atwood conservation award”

“The Severson family was named winner of the Seth B. Atwood Memorial Park and Conservation Award on Friday.”

“The Seth B. Atwood  award was established by the park district and the Forest Preserve District in 1982 in memory of the man who headed the park district from 1928 to 1960, and who donated more than 1,000 acres of recreational and conservation land to the public.  The acres include Atwood Park, Atwood Homestead and Trask Bridge Forest Preserve.”

Source: Rockford Register Star April 27, 1985