This site was created by Larry Shively who is researching the history of the Shively families. The goal is to have a site where all Shively researchers can share and ask questions in regards to their Shively lines. The largest majority of the Shively family records are located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. There are early records of Shively's also in Virginia and Kentucky. There are not many established Shively lineages back to Europe. There are documented lineages to Switzerland and Germany. Through the sharing of information from all of our research it is desired that all can learn about our Shively families.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

John William Shively, Son Of James Henry Shively And Annie Frazier, From Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

A recent genealogy request was received regarding additional information on the family of John William Shively who had lived in Clearfield County, PA. The subjects of the 2-June-2012 blog were his parents, James Henry Shively and Annie Frazier.  

Following is information for John William Shively who was born 2-April-1880 at Petersburg, Huntingdon County, PA and died 18-May-1960 at Curwensville, Clearfield County, PA. He was married first to Minnie Daub (Dobb) on 4-Dec-1902 in Clearfield County.  Minnie was born Sep-1880 and died 21-Oct-1915 at the Clearfield Hospital of surgical shock. John William Shively was married second to Lydia Myrtle Stiver.  They were married in May-1918. Myrtle was the daughter of Andrew C. Stiver and Edith Stinerock.  

John and Minnie Shively are listed on the 1910 Clearfield County, PA census. Listed in the family are John Shively age 30, wife Minnie age 28, daughter Hazel age 6, daughter Mildred age 3 and daughter Jean age 1 and several months. Listed on the 1920 Clearfield County, PA census, Pike Township, Curwensville Precinct is John W. Shiveley age 39, wife Myrtle age 25, daughter Mildred age 15, daughter Jean age 11, son Paul age 8 and daughter Ruby age 4.  On the 1930 Clearfield County, PA census is the record of John Shively age 50, wife Myrtle age 35, daughter Ruby age 14, grandson William Durst age 6 and Lawrence Stiver age 16.

Newspaper articles give additional information on this family.  Extracted from The Progress, Clearfield, PA, Wednesday, May 18, 1960, Page 18, Column 5:
John W. Shively
CURWENSVILLE--John William Shively, 80, of Naulton road, Curwensville, died at his home May 18.  A son of James H and Annie (Frazier) Shively, he was born April 2, 1880, at Petersburg, Huntingdon County.
Surviving are his wife, Myrtle (Stiver) Shively and these children:  Mrs. Hazel Haines, Muncy; Mrs. Mildred Chusing, Mayville, N.Y.; Mrs. Jean Irvin, Pleasant Gap; Paul, Curwensville; two stepchildren, Mrs. Ruby Owens, Lockport, NY and Lawrence Stiver, Curwensville.
The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mack Shively, Clearfield; Mae Shively, Curwensville; Mrs. Jane Given, Chambersburg; Mrs. Clara Wingate, St. Petersburg, Fla; Mrs. Pearl Bailor, Curwensville; James Shively, Minot, N.D.; Mrs. Glenna Thurstin, Pine Grove Mills; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Minnie (Daub) Shively, his parents, one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Lininger Funeral Home at Curwensville, the Rev. Ira R. Duvall officiating.  Interment will be made in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday after 7 p.m. until time of services Saturday.

The following newspaper obituary  was extracted from The Progress, Clearfield, PA, Thursday, June 18, 1964, Page 2, Column 6:
Mrs. Lydia M. Shively
CURWENSVILLE--Mrs. Lydia Myrtle Shively, 70, of Naulton Road, Curwensville, died in the Clearfield Hospital yesterday at 11:50 a.m. A daughter of Andrew C. and Edith (Stinerock) Stiver, she was born at Force, Elk County,, June 16, 1894.
Surviving are the following children:  Lawrence Stiver, Curwensville; Mrs. Ruby Owens, Lockport, N.Y.; these stepchildren; Mrs. Hazel Hines, Muncy; Mrs. Mildred Cushing, Mayville, N.Y.; Mrs. Jean Irwin and Paul Shively, both of Curwensville.
Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren; a sister and a brother, Herbert Stiver and Mrs. Minnie Forcey, both of Curwensville.    
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Shively, in 1960, her parents and one sister.
Burial services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Russell H. Lininger Funeral Home, Curwensville, with the Rev. Dr. E. Roy Hauser officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. today until the hour of service Saturday.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Buffalo News, Sunday, June 7, 1998, Page D3:
Ruby A. Owens, a retired Harrison Radiator Division production worker, died Saturday (June 6, 1998) in Odd Fellows and Rebekah Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Owens, 82, was born Ruby Shively in Curwensville, Pa., and come to Lockport in 1945.
She was employed for 28 years as a production worker at the Harrison Radiator plant.  She retired in 1977.
She was a member of the Navy Club, Harrison Retirees and United Auto Workers Union Local 686.
Mrs. Owens is survived by three grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gaul Funeral Home, 263 East Ave. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Extracted from The Daily News, Huntingdon, PA, Monday, November 27, 2000, Page 2, Columns 1-2:
Lawrence D. Stiver
Retired from Howe Leather Co.
Lawrence D. Stiver, 86, of Curwensville, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000.  Born Dec. 17, 1913, he was a son of the late John and Myrtle Shively.  He was united in marriage to Alice Johnson in 1940, and she preceded him in death April 14, 1965.
One daughter, Sharon L. Dick of Petersburg survives, along with two nieces and a nephew, three grandsons  and two great-grandsons.
One daughter, Cindy Lou Stiver, preceded him in death May 5, 1953.
Mr. Stiver retired from Howe Leather Co. in Curwensville, after many years of service.  He was active in his community and served as chairman of the Curwensville Days Parade Committee for many years.  He was also the manager of the Curwensville baseball team.
He was a member of the Curwensville Rescue Hose and Ladder Company, where he was president for 13 years, Clearfield County Fireman's Association, Central District Firemen's Association and the Curwensville Rescue Hose and Ladder Fire Police.
Funeral services will be held at the Choirboy Funeral Home in Curwensville Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Donald Hurley officiating.  Interment will be made in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Curwensville Rescue Hose and Ladder Fire Police or the Curwensville United Methodist Church.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cora Lauretta Shively Cato, Daughter Of Jacob Banta Shively And Anna Mavity, Who Lived In Dubois County, Indiana

Cora Lauretta Shively, daughter of Jacob Banta and Anna Mavity Shively, was born 26 February 1843 in Dubois County, Indiana.  She married Jacob Giegar Cato on 4 July 1858 (Marriage Book 1 -- page 428) Dubois County, Indiana.  He was born 2 March 1838 and live on a farm southeast of Huntingburg and purchased an interest in the farmer's mill, which he owned until his death 4 April 1906.  He served 13 years as an assessor of his township and a number of years on the City Council of Huntingburg.  Their children:  John T., Anna R., Ella, J. Barton, Emma, William Wayne, Benjamin F., and Lulu B.  (Information from Descendants of Henry and Mary Banta Shively by Lottie Compton McDowell, 1972, Page 29.)

Additional information was extracted from the newspaper obituary found in The Huntingburg Independent, Huntingburg, Indiana, Saturday January 19, 1918, Page 1, Columns 5-6:
Former Resident Of Huntingburg Dies In Evansville Wednesday Of Cancer
Mrs. Loretta Shively Cato, widow of the late Jacob G. Cato, who until a few years ago was a resident of Huntingburg, died Wednesday, January 16, 1918, in Evansville, Indiana, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella Wolfe, with whom she had resided since her removal from Huntingburg.  The cause of her death was cancer.  Her remains were brought to this city yesterday morning and taken to the home of E. W. Blemker, from which place the funeral will take place his morning at 10:00 o'clock, the remains to be taken thence to the Central Christian church, where the pastor, Rev. C. W. Parks, will preach the funeral sermon.  The burial will follow at Fairmount cemetery.
Mrs. Cato was the daughter of the late Rev. Jacob Banta and Anna Shively, and was born on what is now known as the Henry Dufendach farm, adjoining the fairgrounds on the east, February 26, 1843.  She was the youngest of eleven children born to this venerable couple, whose lives were so intimately connected with the early history of the southern part of Dubois county.  Her father and her father-in-law, Rev. Green Cato, were two of the early Christian ministers who came to this county.  Mrs. Cato was also the sister of the gallant Captain Lewis Biram Shively, killed at Peach Tree Creek, near Atlanta, on July 22, 1864, and for whom the local Grand Army Post was named.  Having been brought up in a christian family, Mrs. Cato early in life united with the church and has lived true to her faith all her life.
July 4, 1858, she was united in marriage to Jacob G. Cato.  For a number of years they resided on the place that is still known as the Cato farm, near the place where she was born, and when their family had become grown they removed to Huntingburg.  They were the parents of eight children--four sons and four daughters.  Two of the children--John T. Cato and Wm. W. Cato--have preceded the mother in death.  The father died twelve years ago.  The children who survive are:  Mrs. Anna Cox, of this city; Mrs. Ella Wolfe, of Evansville; Dr. J. Barton Cato, of Hutsonville, Ill.; Mrs. Emma Drasch, of Pennsylvania; Rev. Ben Cato, of Little Rock, Ark; and Mrs. Lula Bitters.  She also leaves 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Cato was a true christian woman.  She was loved by all who knew her, and she was known by a large circle of friends, all of whom will sincerely regret to learn of her death.  She reached the ripe old age of 74 years, 10 months and 20 days, having spent her years in a truly useful and christian-like manner.

The newspaper obituary for her husband was extracted from the New Albany Evening Tribune, New Albany, Indiana, Thursday, April 5, 1906, Page 4, Column 2:
Jacob Cato, of Huntingburg, Ind., father of the Rev. B. F. Cato, pastor of the Central Christian church, died this morning.  He was taken ill with la grippe which developed into pneumonia.  He was sixty eight years old.  Mr. Cato left this morning for Huntingburg and Mrs. Cato will leave tonight.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Party For Kaye Shively - 1948 - Pottawattomie County, Iowa

The following newspaper article was extracted from The Council Bluffs (Iowa) Nonpareil, Wednesday, October 27, 1948, Page 6, Column 4:
Halloween Party For Kaye Shively
Ghosts, witches and black cats stalked the rooms of the Kenneth Shively home, Sunday evening, when a party honored Kay Shively on her tenth birthday anniversary.
Each guest was escorted individually through a corridor of horrors to reach a decorated playroom.
Guests bobbed for bubble gum, tossed peanuts through the witch's mouth, and searched for the cat's tail.  Each received a fortune in a sealed peanut shell from the witches' cauldron.
Refreshments were served from a table decorated with orange and black witches and cats, lighted by candles.
Bidden guests included Carol Potkonjak, JoAnn Prentice, Phyllis Breese, Karen Medley, Barbara Flowers, Sharron Prominski, Connie Johnson, Sherrel Roberts, Karen Engle, Marcine Griffin, Sandra Sue Mount, Barbara Parrish, Jeanine Kelley, and Kathy Butler.
Assisting Mr. and Mrs. Shively with the party were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ronk, Mrs. Ralph Butler and Bob Butler.

Kenneth Jones Shively and his wife, Viola, were the parents of Kaye Shively. Kenneth was the son of Richard C. Shively and Katie B. Jones who were married in Council Bluffs, Pottawattomie County, Iowa on 15-October-1888.  Richard C. Shively was the son of William Thomas Shively and Thresea E. Hayden.  William Thomas Shively was born in Kentucky and was the son of John B. Shively and Sarah Heaverin.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jacob Shively And Wife, Monacka Mary Frey (Fry), Who Lived In Logan, Hocking County, Ohio

Jacob Shively was born 4-Dec-1831 in Germany, married 4-May-1858 in Vinton County, OH (Marriage Vol. 1, Page 135) and died 1-Oct-1903 in Logan, Hocking County, OH. From census records it is recorded that he immigrated to the US in 1857.  He married Monacka "Mary" Frey (Fry) who was born Apr-1841 in Germany. From census records it is recorded she immigrated to the US in 1849.   They are located on the 1860 Madison Township, Vinton County, OH census as Jacob Shively age 29 and wife Mary age 20.  The family of Jacob Shively is listed on the 1880 Logan, Hocking County, OH census and 1900 Logan, Falls Township, Hocking County, OH census record.  Jacob was involved in the community of Logan as there are newspaper articles that indicate he was elected as "sanitary policeman" or street commissioner in Logan.

Research on the children of Jacob and Mary Shively was done this week and the following information can be used for a research guide on this family. 1) Son Jacob Shively was born 23-Jan-1861 Vinton Co., OH and died 4-Jun-1946 at Memorial Hospital, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV.  He was a tailor and may have died from injuries suffered after a fall from a porch. 2)  John William Shively was born 13-Jan-1863 Vinton Co., OH and died 4-Jan-1927 in Huntington, Cabell Co., WV.  He may have lived in Columbus, OH.  He is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Franklin Co., OH.  He was married on 21-Apr-1855 to Clara Keinle.  She was born 7-May-1861 and died 23-Apr-1925.  3)  George Shively was born May-1865 and died ca. 1906. He married Regina Fredericka "Ricca" Krinn on 28-Jun-1885 in Hocking Co., OH. She was born July-1868 and died 1-Apr-1936 Cook Co, IL  4) Charles L  Shively born 31-Jul-1867 Hocking Co., OH, married 26-Jan-1905 Hamilton Co., OH, died 6-Dec-1938 Montgomery Co., OH.  He was married to Clara E. Palmer  5) William Wendell Shively born 11-Feb-1871 Hocking Co, OH died 2-Feb-1932 Sandusky Co., OH, buried St. Joseph's Cemetery in Fremont, OH.  He was married on 30-Dec-1891 in Campbell Co., KY to Bessie Catherine Fisher.  She was born 30-Jul-1871 and died 26-Sep-1906.  6) Catharine B. Shively was born 8-Sep-1873 Hocking Co., OH, married 28-Apr-1891 Hocking Co., OH, died 6-Sep-1919 Belmont Co., OH.  She married John Spencer   7) Augustus "Gus" Shively was born 29-Jan-1876 Hocking Co., OH died 12-Jul-1945 buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Hocking Co., OH.  He was married to Lucinda "Lucy" Donaldson on 6-Jul-1897.  She was born 28-May-1879 and died 28-Nov-1937.  8)Ferdinand Shively born 13-Mar-1878.  In 1942 he was living in Akron, Summit Co., OH.  9) William Shively born 7-Oct-1880 or 1881 in Hocking Co., OH.  He was married in Summit Co., OH on 3-Apr-1913 to Bertha Wegmiller.

The following newspaper obituary for Jacob Shively was extracted from The Hocking Sentinel, Logan, Ohio, Thursday, October 15, 1903, Page 4, Column 2:
Mr. Jacob Shively was born in Lanhaim, Walsehite County, Baden, Dec. 4th, in the year, 1831, died Oct. 1, 1903, aged 71 years and 9 months.  He was married in 1858 to Miss Moneca Tray. To this union was born ten children, of which one died in infancy.  The children were all here to attend the funeral, except Charles Shively and Mrs. Kate Spencer.  
We kindly thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness during the sickness and death of our loved one.   
                                       Mrs. Jacob Shively

Located in The Ohio Democrat, Thursday, October 15, 1903, Page 3, Column 4:
The death of Jacob Shively occurred last week.  He was sanitary policeman of Logan and an old and respected citizen.  Obituary notice next week.

There are various newspaper articles regarding the family members of Jacob and Mary Shively in Logan, Hocking Co., OH and the following was extracted from The Ohio Democrat, Logan, Ohio, Tuesday, February 2, 1897, Page 4, Column 3:
Birthday Anniversary
Last Saturday Augustus Shively arrived at that point in life to which all young men look forward to with much anxiety and in after years the majority of them regret having reached it, his 21st birthday.  His parents, wishing to remember his advent into the ranks wherein the word "Mr." is prefixed to our names and in anticipation of this suspicious event sent out invitations to a small number of the young gentleman's intimate friends, and among invited guests, being "ye local" and his better half, to come and partake of their hospitality on Saturday evening.  The guests began to gather at the house at early twilight and after passing an hour in social nonsense at 7 o'clock the company were invited into the dining room where we found a great long dining table draped in snowy linen and to use a vulgar phrase, it was loaded down to the hub with one of those old fashioned country suppers such as our mothers used to give us and such a one as only Mother Shively only knows how to prepare, everything and plenty of it, both good and substantial that the inner man might crave; pies, cakes, pastry meats, chicken and piles of floury flakes of snow white bread such as we read about but seldom see and peaches, pears, cherries and other dainties for desert with one of mother's delicious cups of coffee to wash it down.  If any one left the hospitable board without finding plenty to suit his taste it was his own fault.  After eating enough to satisfy us for a week we, with the assembled company repaired to other rooms where the evening was pleasantly spent in music, songs and games.  During the evening festivities liquid refreshments with cake were served; and all went merry as a marriage ball.  The hour for departure arrived all too soon, but as the old saying is, "the best of friends must sometimes part and the bond of friendship cut in twain", the company at 10 o'clock began to disperse wishing the genial young host many pleasant returns of the evening and that he might be spared to live his allotted time, four score years and ten, before being called to a better home.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

William E. Shiveley (Shively) And Wife, Estella Jane Reid, Who Lived In Clinton County, Ohio

William E. Shiveley (Shively) was born 5-July-1874 in Adams County, Ohio and died 22-May-1957 in Clinton County, Ohio.  He was the son of Daniel Shiveley (born 1-June-1838, died 7-October-1925) and Nancy Margaret Hamilton (1850-1930). Daniel Shiveley was the son of James Shiveley (1811-1873) and Mary Elizabeth Westbrook (1809-1866).  William E. Shiveley was married on 6-October-1904 to Estella Jane Reid.

Located in The Daily News-Journal, Wilmington, Ohio, Friday, October 1, 1954, Page 6, Column 1:
Mr. and Mrs. Shively To Celebrate Golden Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Shively, 413 South Mulberry street, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, Sunday, with a family dinner at noon and open house from 2 to 4 p.m.  They were married Oct. 6, 1904, at West Union.  Their three children, Edgar Shively and Mrs. M. S. Trickler, of Wilmington, and Mrs. W. W. Reno, of Hillsboro, will be with them for the celebration.  Friends and relatives are cordially invited to call at the home on Sunday afternoon.

Extracted from The Wilmington News-Journal, Thursday, May 23, 1957, Page 2, Column 6:
William E. Shiveley
William E. Shively, 82, of 413 S. Mulberry St., died Wednesday at 11:50 p.m. at Clinton Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since suffering a broken hip May 1.
The son of Daniel and Nancy Hamilton Shively, he was born at Blue Creek in Adams county, July 5, 1874 and was married Oct. 6, 1904 to Miss Estella J. Reid, who survives.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church.  Mr. Shiveley, a retired watchmaker, had lived in Wilmington for 13 years.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elva Trickler of Wilmington and Mrs. Ethel Reno of Hillsboro; one son, Edgar R. Shiveley of Wilmington; one sister, Miss Hattie Shiveley of Manchester, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the West Union Baptist Church and interment by Reynolds Funeral Home will be in the West Union IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9.

The newspaper obituary for William Shiveley's wife was located in The Wilmington News-Journal, Monday, March 17, 1969, Page 2, Column 1:
Mrs. Estella Shively
Mrs. Estella Jane Shiveley, 92, 413 S. Mulberry St., died of complications Sunday at 12:05 p.m. at Lucas nursing home, Wilson Rd.  She had been ill the past five years.  She was married to William Shiveley, who died in 1957.
She was born Oct 1, 1876 in Adams County, the daughter of James G. and Martha McClughen Reid.  She was a member of Clinton County Senior Citizens and the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elva Trickler of this city, Mrs. Ethel (Wasson) Reno of Hillsboro; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edgar Shively, this city; two sisters, Miss Sara Reid of West Union, Mrs. Lucy McClanahan of Columbus; five grandsons, one granddaughter, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Fred McCloskey and the Rev. Edward Geisler Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Reynolds-Sulcer funeral home.  Burial will be in West Union Cemetery.   Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Alice Carey Shively And Her Husband Melville Moore Waite From Michigan To Kings County, New York

A. J. Shrively is listed on the 1880 Brooklyn,  Kings County, New York census record. He is living at 247 Carlton Avenue.  In the household is his wife, daughter Alice C age 21, daughter "May" L age 19, daughter Grace J age 8, servant Minnie O'Rorke and servant Annie Quinn.  Arthur Shirley is listed on the 1875 New York State Census, Brooklyn, Kings County at 247 Carlton Avenue.  In the household are wife Minerva age 45, daughter Alice C age 17, daughter Mari E age 15, daughter Grace J age 3, Lambert C. Tree age 34, servant Minnie ORook age 22 and servant Annie Collins age 20.  Andrew J. Shively is listed in the 1874 Brooklyn City Directory, living at 247 Carlton Avenue, business in dry goods at 384 Broadway, N.Y.  He continues to be listed in the city directories at this address. On the 1888 Brooklyn City Directory, he is listed as living at 10 S. Oxford, a lawyer at 328 Broadway in N.Y.  On the 1892 Brooklyn, Kings County, New York state census, living at 10 South Oxford is the family of Andrew J Shively retired, wife Minervia F, daughter Alice C. Waite, daughter Mary E. Bainbridge, daughter Grace J. Shively, son-in-law Melville M. Waite a salesman, son-in-law Wilson Bainbridge a salesman, grandson Clarence M. Waite, granddaughter Alice A. Waite, grandson Carlton R. Bainbridge, grandson Sherman J. Bainbridge, Winnie O'Rourke cook, Annie Hellbridge waitress, Katie O'Leary nurse and Charles Larrence coachman.

A glimpse into the Brooklyn social life of daughter Alice C. Shively is found in newspaper articles.  In The Brooklyn Daily Eage, Sunday, December 18, 1881, Page 4, Column 8:
SHIVELY--Miss Carrie A. Shively has returned to her home on Carlton avenue, from an extensive tour through Europe.  She has visited Switzerland, England, Austria, Italy, Germany, France and other parts of Europe.  A large quantity of flowers were sent to her as greetings on her return.

The noun german is defined as an intricate dance for many couples. Secondly it is a party for dancing at which this dance is featured.  Extracted from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sunday Morning, April 15, 1883, Page 2, Column 5:
German On The Hill
On Friday evening last a german was tendered to Miss Alice Cary Shively at her residence, No. 247 Carlton avenue, by a few friends.  The floral display was in excellent taste and the favors, which were useful and elegant, consisted of oxidized spiders, Japanese fans and alligator skin sachems, for the ladies together with silver plated match safes and Japanese cigarette cases for the gentlemen. The guests were received by Mrs. and Miss Shively.  The german was led by H. H. Hickcox and Miss Robinson.  Among those present were Misses Carrie Tuttle, Shively, Tuttle, Hart, Pollard, Keyser, Jones, Wilson and Danby, Mr. and Mrs. Bainbridge and Messrs. W. H. Cooper, W. K. Knox, T. A. Coale, Samuel Johnson, Oscar V. Dougherty, William Rogers Jr., Joseph D. Mitchell, Henry Hall, H. G. Crandale, Benjamin Howard, F. Irving, Maguire, Waite, Honeymon and Blakemore.

From The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sunday, October 26, 1884, Page 8, Column 4:
The marriage of Mr. Melville More Waite to Miss Alice Carey Shively, daughter of Mr. A. J. Shively, of Carlton avenue, took place Wednesday afternoon.  The affair was strictly private, comprising only the immediate families of the bride and groom. The ceremony was preformed by Rev. Dr. Waite, of Sparkill, on the Hudson.  The best man was Mr. Frank Waite.  The bride was given away by her father.  The presents were elegant.  The happy couple left for an extensive tour, taking in Montreal and Quebec on their return.

In The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sunday, November 9, 1884, Page 8, Column 7:
Mr. Melville M. Waite, of the firm of Hurd, Waite & Co., has just returned from his wedding tour with his bride.  They made a circuit of the norther part of the State, taking in the St. Lawrence River and Canada.