M. Lafayette Severns
Biography

History of Fulton County, Illinois; together with Sketches of its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons and Biographies of Representative Citizens. Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Peoria, Illinois, 1879, page 459, Astoria Township
  M. L. Severns, city barber, is a native of Schuyler Co., Ill., where he was born Jan. 14, 1853. His father, J. T. Severns, is an old resident of Astoria and a carpenter and joiner by occupation. Lafayette grew to manhood in this county and received a good common-school education. For a number of years he worked at farming; then he learned his present trade, at which he has been quite successful, and has the respect of every citizen. April 25, 1875, he was united in marriage to Miss Isabel Thompson. Nellie is their only child.
  submitted by Carla Finley




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