S.B. Severs Company History

Musgokee, Oklahoma
Indian Territories 1884 - 1906

It was in 1884 that Samuel B. Severs opened his Mercantile and Saddlery in Musgokee, Oklahoma which at the time was considered to be the outpost to the Indian Territories. Following his stepfather, Fredrick Ballard Severs, to the Indian Territories Musgokee, Oklahoma, Fredrick was a businessman who opened the first Bank and Hotel in the town of Musgokee, Oklahoma in 1884. Samuel B Severs decided to establish his own business by opening a mercantile and saddlery at 505 East Main Street Musgokee, Indian Territory and right across the street from his stepfather's bank. Considered as a thriving business for the time by 1906, Samuel B. Severs suffered the tragedy of his son, Samuel Severs Jr., dying at the age of 19 and Samuel Sr. went to Little Rock, Arkansas leaving his wife and three youngest of seven children.

All of This personal information was revealed at the interview the family had with the Dawes Commission when enrolling Cherokee Indians to the Indian Territory just prior to Oklahoma Statehood in 1907. An S B Severs Gun Belt & Holster Rig set a new auction sales price record in Rock Island, Illinois Auctions with a price tag of $27,500 surpassing the previous record held by the sale of an R F Tackaberry of Fort Worth, Texas Gun Belt & Holster Set that sold for $24,000.00 in 2003.

SB Severs makers mark SB Severs Saddlery ad poster
SB Severs makers mark SB Severs Saddlery ad poster