Shelby County, Indiana
James B. Sever
A well known ... agriculturalist of Noble township ...
is James B. Sever, who was born in this township, March
19,1858, the son of Peter and Elizabeth (Weidner) Sever.
Peter Sever was born March 23, 1831 . He came to Shelby
county from Clinton county, Ohio, in 1855. He bought
the land where James B. Sever now lives. ... He married
Elizabeth Weidner, who who was born in Butler county,
Ohio,November 2, 1835, and she came with her parents to
Shelby county in 1841 ... To her were born three children,
James B., ...; Catherine who married William Sawyer
township; Josie, the wife of Oliver Lineback, of Hancock
James B. Sever was fifteen years old when
his father died. ... [He married] Ellen Cuskaden, daughter
of Thomas and Jane (Long) Cuskaden, who were of Irish descent,
having come to Indiana from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two
daughters ... Cora E., born June 20, 1888 ... ; Elizabeth J.,
born February 13, 1891. Mrs. Sever was called from her earthly
labors July 3, 1897.
In his political relations
Mr. Sever is a Democrat ... He has ably served as Deputy
Assessor of Noble township ... he is a member of the Waldron
Lodge ... Masons and St.Paul Lodge ... Knights of Pythias ...
he bears a reputation for honesty throughout the county.
From pp. 714-5 of Chadwick
Condensed and submitted by Don T. Mitchell in memory of Kenneth Sever,a highly respected English teacher at Waldron High School
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