John L. Severance

Born: May 8, 1863

Died: January 16, 1936

Married: Elizabeth Dewitt Severance


John Louis Severance was a Cleveland industrialist and philanthropist who founded and directed a number of different companies in that city. His wife bought Deer Park in 1920 at the north end of Upper Saranac Lake; it later became the home of Deerwood Music Camp.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: John L. Severance