History of Severance
Founded in 1877, named for John Severance.
Once upon a time, this city had a railroad depot, three churches (Methodist, Christian, Catholic), a school, a hotel, and a VFW post (George Ebeling, post #3292).
Perhaps Severance's most famous native was Harry Chapman, who played baseball for the St. Louis Terriers in the mid 1910's.
An excerpt of Gray's Doniphan County history about the early history of Severance can be found here
An excerpt of Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, again about the early history of Severance, can be found here