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, June 17, 2017

Simeon Shively And Sarah Jolly Who Lived In Stark County, Ohio

Simeon Shively/Sarah Jolly Marriage
Carroll County, Ohio
Simeon Shively and Sarah Jolly were married in Carroll County, Ohio on 9-May-1839.  They are listed on the 1860 Canton Township, Stark County, OH in the household of Matthias Sawmiller age 26, Simeon Shively age 58, wife Sarah age 38, son John age 19, son James age 18, son George age 15, daughter Margaret age 9, Mary Duell age 14 and Jane Jolly age 42. The siblings seemed to live together at various times as listed on the census records.  On the 1900 Canton Township, Stark County, OH census is the household of Adam W. Young born Oct-1852 age 47, wife Margaret J. born Mar-1854 age 46, brother-in-law- John Shively born Jul-1846 age 53 and brother-in-law James Shively born Aug-1845 age 54. Located on the 1910 Canton Township, Stark County, OH census is the household of Adam W. Young age 56, wife Margaret age 54 and brother-in-law James Shively age 59. Listed on the 1920 Canton Township, Stark County, OH census is the household of Adam W. Young age 66, wife Margaret J. age 63 and brother-in-law George Shively age 71.

Additional information on the children include:  James Shively born 15-Jun-1845 died 23-Jun-1911 in Canton, Stark County, OH; George Shively born 15-May-1846 died 27-Feb-1934 in Canton, Stark County, OH; Margaret J. Shively born 25-Mar-1855 died 14-Apr-1929 in Canton, Stark County, OH and married to Adam W. Young who was born 23-Oct-1853 died 11-Dec-1925.

The following was extracted from The Stark County Democrat, Canton, Ohio, Thursday, April 5, 1888, Page 5, Column 6:
Death Of Simeon Shively
Mr. Simeon Shively died at the residence of his son-in-law, A. W. Young, at 69 East Tuscarawas street, yesterday morning at 2 o'clock, aged 88 years. Father Shively was born in Steubenville, Jefferson county, O., September 4, 1800, and during his life he never was out of the State though living for years on the border of Pennsylvania and Virginia. He came to Stark county about 1850 and lived in Pike township afterwards. About 1868 he came to Canton, where he has resided ever since. He leaves four children and 11 grand children. He was buried in Rowland cemetery this afternoon.

The staff at the Stark County District Library in Canton, Ohio provides excellent service when requesting newspaper obituaries.  Thank you to the Stark County librarians for this excellent service.  They extracted the following.  Located in The Repository, April 19, 1901, Page 4:
John Shively
Died At The Age of 64 Years - A Resident Of Canton For 30 Years
John Shively, aged 64 years, died at 2 o'clock this, Friday, morning at the residence of his brother-in-law, Adam Young, No. 339 East Fifth street, after an illness of two weeks with pneumonia. The deceased was born at Harlem Springs, October, 1847, and has resided in Canton about thirty years. His wife preceded him in death about twelve years.  He is survived by three grown children, Mrs. William Jones, of East Liverpool, and William and Jennie who reside in Canton. Funeral services Sunday afternoon from the house, Rev. E. P. Henbruck to officiate. Interment in Rowland cemetery.

Located in The Repository, Saturday, June 26, 1911, Page 4:
James Shively Passes Away
James Shively, 66, died Friday at the home of Adam Young, 339 East Fifth street, from dropsy. George Shively of Poplar, and Mrs. Margaret Young, 339 East Fifth street, a sister, survive. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the Miller-Blanchard undertaking parlors. Rev. R. A. Cassidy will be in charge.

The following was found in The Repository, Tuesday, February 27, 1934, Page 7:
George Shively
Pioneer Of Stark County Dies At Niece's Home
George Shively, a life resident of Stark county, died at noon today at the home of his niece Mrs. Bessie Sisterhen, 143 18th street NW. He was born in Mapleton and had lived in this vicinity all his life. He was a member of the First United Brethren church.
He leaves two sons, George and Paul of Canton, three daughters, Mrs. F. A. Fields and Mrs. C. E. Smith of Canton and Mrs. John Weber of Massachusetts; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Seesholtz parlors in charge of Rev. P. M. Redd. Burial will be in Rowland cemetery. Friends may call at the Seesholtz parlors Wednesday after 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Robert Charles Shively And Nannie T. Harden Who Lived In Taylor County, Kentucky

SURPRISE CATCH - Paul Shively of Nashville route 2
holds a 4-foot, 7 1/2 inch rattle snake he killed Saturday
while squirrel hunting. Spotted on Miller ridge near
Elkinsville, the snake had six rattlers still on it.
The Republic, Wed, Sept 3, 1969, page 25, Col. 1
Paul Shively in the picture to the left is the son of Robert Charles Shively. Robert Charles Shively was born 23-Aug-1895 and died 3-Dec-1968 in Taylor County, KY. He was the son of William S. Shively (1863-1957) and Emma Rebecca Bowles (1861-1928). William S. Shively was the son of William Jacob Shively (1825-1913) and Esther A Newcomb (1833-1910). William Jacob Shively was a son of Jacob Shively (1772-1851) and Sophia Davis (1779-1850). Jacob Shively was the son of Michael Shively. 

Robert Charles Shively married in 1930 to Nannie T. Harden Rouse. Nannie T. Harden was born 1-May-1898 and died 20-Mar-1948 in Taylor County, KY.  She married 1st in 1919 to Henry William Rouse (1899-1922). Nannie and Henry Rouse had at least two children -h Fred and Henry Rouse. Robert and Nannie Shively had the following children: Annie E. Shively (1930-2015), Robert Harden Shively (1932-1962), Charles Jr. (1935-1977), Leroy Shively (1937-1991), William Jackson Shively (1942-1942) and Paul Shively.

Located in The Star Press, Muncie, Indiana, Tuesday, October 10, 1922, Page 6, Column 2:
Died At Indianapolis
Henry Rouse, of this city, who, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Rouse, left last week for Dallas, Tex., for the benefit of his health, died yesterday at Indianapolis, word today stated. The body will be taken to Campbellsville, Ky., for burial. The widow, parents and two children survive. The decedent had suffered with tuberculosis for eight years.

Found in The Republic, Columbus, Indiana, Monday, March 16, 1970, Page 13, Column 3:
Fred Rouse Dies Sunday At Hospital
Fred L. Rouse, 49, Rout 1, died Sunday at Bartholomew county hospital. He was a former employee of Cummins Engine company, retiring in 1965 due to ill health.
Mr. Rouse was born in Taylor county, Ky., the son of Henry and Nannie Harden Rouse. He married Mrs. Pauline Kinney on June 26, 1952. She survives. He was a member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist church.
Other survivors include three sons, Carl Rouse of Charlestown and Morris and Mark Rouse, both at home; a stepson, Thomas Kinney of 1104 Eighteenth street; two daughters, Mrs. Dwayne Burton and Mrs. Richard Allman, both of Edinburg; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Larry Krebbs of 729 Chestnut street; a brother, Henry Rouse of Freetown; three half brothers, Paul Shively of Nashville, Leroy Shively of Route 9 and Charles Shively of Campbellsville, Ky.; a half sister, Mrs. Emma Taylor of Campbellsville; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Henry Rouse, and two half brothers, Robert and William Shively.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver funeral home by the Rev. Kenneth Kritzer. Persons my call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and until time of services Wednesday.  Burial will be at Garland Brook cemetery.

Extracted from The Republic, Columbus, Indiana, Tuesday, May 22, 2001, Page 9, Column 4:
Former Cummins Employee
Henry Turner Rouse Freetown
BROWNSTOWN -- Henry Turner Rouse, 78, of Freetown died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Columbus Regional Hospital after an extended illness.
Mr. Rouse drove a bus at Camp Atterbury during World War II, worked at Cummins Engine Co., for 18 years and also drove a truck for Rumph's Marathon, Hukill Oil Co. and Cosco.
He was a member of Mount Nebo United Church in Brown County.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m Thursday at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ison officiating. Calling will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until service time Thursday. Burial will be at Freetown Cemetery.
Memorial may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association or the donor's choice of charities.
Mr. Rouse was born in Taylor County, Ky., July 5, 1922, the son of Henry William and Nanny Turner Hardin Rouse. He was the stepson of Robert Shively. He married Elma Ople Tedder Sept. 13, 1941, in Adair County, Ky. She died May 14, 1997. 
Surviving are children, Marvin and Melvin Rouse, both of Yavapai County, Ariz., Maurice "David" Rouse of Spraytown, Michial Rouse of Freetown, Margarett Moussa of Houston and Marcella Hopkins of Seymour; grandchildren, Timothy Rouse and Sherri Jones, both of Somerset, Ky., Chris and Jenny Rouse, both of Indianapolis, Mostafa Moussao of Houston, Marc Hopkins of Seymour, D. J. Rouse of Spraytown, Zebulon, Carmeleta and Sabrina Rouse, all of Freetown, Michelle Davers of North Vernon and Donna Garvey of Medora; a half sister, Emma Hourigan of Campbellsville, Ky.; a half brother, Paul Shively of Campbellsville; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sons, Kenneth and Dean Rouse; a grandson, Daryl Henry Rouse; a brother, Fred Rouse; half brothers, Robert, Charles and Leroy Shively; and a great-grandson.

Located in The Brown County Democrat, Nashville, Indiana, Wednesday, July 17, 1991, Page 2, Column 4:
Leroy Shively
Former resident Leroy Shively, 53, of Columbus, died Friday, July 12, 1991, at the emergency room of Bartholomew County Hospital.
A Reliance Electric Company worker, he was a member of the Baptist Church in Kentucky.
Mr. Shively was born in Campbellsville, Kentucky, the son of Robert and Nannie Harden Shively. He married Sylvia Pelston October 13, 1967. She survives.
Other survivors include sons, Jeff Shively of Campbellsville and Steve Shively, stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army; daughters, Debbie Turner of Tennessee and Patricia Lowe of Columbus; a brother Paul Shively of Campbellsville, a half-brother, Henry Rouse of Freetown; a sister, Emma Harrigan of Campbellsville and eight grandchildren.
Services were Monday at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus with the Reverend Orville Turner officiating. Burial was in Garland Brook Cemetery.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Alvin Cleveland Shively And Wife, Marilla Geraldine Squire, Who Lived In Montgomery County, Ohio

Alvin Cleveland Shively was born on 6-Mar-1886 and died 18-May-1956 in Montgomery County, Ohio.  He was the son of John Daniel Shively (born 29-Oct-1860 died 25-Dec-1933) and Elizabeth Harriet Brubaker (born 13-Jan-1870 died 3-Sep-1949). John Daniel Shively was the son of Owen Gripe Shively (1815-1904) and Hannah Ullery (1816-1890). Alvin Cleveland Shively married Marilla Geraldine Squire on 13-Sep-1906. Marilla was born 22-Sep-1886 and died 19-Oct-1974. Marilla was the daughter of William Henry Squire (born 29-Aug-1855 died 2-Dec-1921) and Harriet Jane Griftner (born 28-Dec-1856 died 12-Feb-1893).  William Henry Squire was the son of Daniel W. Squire (1830-1876) and Mary Ann Hoover (1830-1907). 

Listed on the 1900 Dayton City, Montgomery County, Ohio census is the household of John Shively born Oct 1861 age 38, wife Elizabeth H. born Jan-1870 age 30, son Alvin C. born Mar-1886 age 14, son Franklin born Aug-1887 age 12, son Clarence born Aug-1890 age 9 and servant Josie Matos born May-1884 age 16. Located on the 1910 Dayton City, Montgomery County, Ohio census is the household of Alvin C. Shiveley age 24, wife Marilla age 22, and daughter Lucile age 2. Listed on the 1920 Dayton City, Montgomery County, Ohio census is the family of Alvin Shively age 33, wife Geraldine age 32, daughter Lucile age 11, son Kenneth age 8 and son Robert age 6. On the 1930 Dayton City, Montgomery County, Ohio census is the household of Alvin C. Shively age 44, wife Geraldine age 43, daughter Lucile H age 21, son Kenneth J. age 18 and son Robert W. age 16.

The librarians at the Dayton Metro Library extracted the following newspaper obituaries. Found in the Dayton Daily News, Friday, May 18, 1956, Page 43, Column 2:
Alvin C. Shively
Alvin C. Shively, 70, of 1221 Old Orchard av., died unexpectedly at 6 a.m. Friday at his residence after a brief illness.
Mr. Shively was born in Montgomery county and had resided most of his life in Dayton. He had been a salesman for the Harris-Seybold Co. 31 years, retiring about seven years ago.
Mr. Shively was a member of Mack Memorial Church of the Brethren; Mystic lodge, F&AM; Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton, and the Antioch Temple Shrine.
Surviving are his wife, Geraldine; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Herbert; two sons, Kenneth J. and Robert W., and a brother, Dr. F. L. Shively Sr., all of Dayton, and three grandchildren and a great grandchild.


Located in The Dayton Daily News, Saturday, May 19, 1956, Page 9, Column 3:
Alvin C. Shively
Services for Alvin C. Shively, 70, of 1221 Old Orchard av., will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Marker funeral home, 1706 N. Main st., by the Rev. Earl Bowman. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The Mystic Lodge, F&AM, will conduct services at 8 pm. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Mr. Shively died unexpectedly at 6 a.m. Friday at his residence after a brief illness. He retired about seven years ago after being a salesman for the Harris-Seybold Co. for 31 years.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Simon Shively And Wife Rosanna Hefelbower Who Lived In Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Simon Shively was born on 14-Apr-1833 and died 10-Oct-1896 in Newville, Cumberland County, PA.  Simon Shively was married to Rosanna Hefelbower who was born 13-Sep-1829 and died 17-Dec-1907.  Simon Shively was the son of David Shibley (Shively) who was born 30-Oct-1805 in Perry County, PA and died 30-Mar-1876 in Cumberland County, PA and Elizabeth Clay who was born 17-Aug-1805 and died 3-Sep-1854. David was the son of Peter Shively and Christiana Linn. The Shively blog article written on 24-Aug-2012 concerns Harvey Hefelbower Shively who was a son of Simon and Rosanna Shively. The Shively blog article written on 6-May-2017 concerns John Peter Shively who was a brother to Simon Shively.

Listed on the 1870 Newville Borough, Cumberland County census is the household of Simon Shively age 37, wife Rosanna age 39, daughter Florence age 6, son William age 4, and daughter Laura age 3.   Listed on the 1880 Newville Borough, Cumberland County, PA census is the family of Simon Shively age 47, wife Rosann age 50, daughter Florence B. age 16, son William D. age 14, daughter Laura K. age 13 and son Harvey H. age 8.

Many thanks to Mary Schoedel who is the Director at the John Graham Public Library in Newville, PA. for locating and transcribing the newspaper obituary for Simon Shively. Located in The Times, Newville, Pennsylvania, Friday, October 14, 1896, Page 3, Column 4:
The intelligence last Saturday afternoon, that Simon Shively was dead, caused no small surprise. His illness began last Thursday evening, and all that medical skill could do, proved to be of no avail. The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, interment being made in the Newville Cemetery, west of town. He is survived by a wife, two sons, William and Harvey, and two daughters, Miss Laura, at home and Mrs. Florence Landis, of Brooklyn. The two sons returned from Illinois only a short time ago, and Mrs. Landis had come on from Brooklyn, so that all were gathered around the old home. The fore part of the week, Mrs. Landis had returned to Brooklyn, only to be summoned home where but a few days before, all had been mirth, sunshine and home pleasures.
The deceased has been a life long resident of Newville, locating here in 1855, and in 1862 he was married. He served in town council in 1861, '65, '67, '70, '78, '81 and '84. In 1883 he was one of the regulators and in '85 he served again as a regulator and assistant assessor. Again in 1888 he served as school director, in '89 and '91 as judge of election, and was one of the present board of school directors.
His occupation was that of a tanner, and his name was associated with the late John Wagner in the above business. He was a consistent member of Zion's Lutheran church, and was aged 64 year.
An autopsy was held by Dr. W. B. Reynolds, assisied(sic) by Drs. G. W. Stewart and J. C. Claudy, yesterday morning showed that death was caused by paralysis of the bowels.
The directors and public school teachers, attended the funeral service.

The following was extracted from The Star and Enterprise, Newville, Pennsylvania, Thursday, December 20, 1906, Page 4, Column 1:
Mrs. Rosanna Shively died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Weaver about 1 mile east of town, Monday night at 9 o'clock, from a general breakdown of of health, aged about 77 years. Mrs. Shively was the widow of the late Simon Shively who conducted a large Tannery North of Newville with the late John Wagner, some years ago. Mrs. Shively was well known throughout this community and leaves the following children to mourn her loss:
William and Mrs. Weaver, fo Newville, Harvey, fo Harrisburg, and Mrs. J. M. Landis, of Brooklyn. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran church of this place. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 o'clock. Interment in Newville Cemetery.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

John Peter Shively And Wife, Lucinda Walker, Who Lived In Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

John Peter Shively was born 23-Jun-1830 and died 1-Aug-1899 in Cumberland County, PA. He was the son of David Shibley (Shively) who was born 30-Oct-1805 Perry County, PA and died 30-Mar-1876 in Cumberland County, PA. David was the son of Peter Shively and Christiana Linn. David was married to Elizabeth Clay (1805-1854). John Peter Shively married Lucinda M. Walker who was born 6-Jun-1832 and died 6-Mar-1910 in Cumberland County, PA.  Lucinda Walker was the daughter of Abel E. Walker and Mary Amanda Cook. John Peter Shively and Lucinda M. Walker had one daughter, Mary Ellen, who was born 19-Aug-1864.  She was married on 1-Jan-1889 to Joseph F. Bixler. 

Listed on the 1860 Frankford Township, Cumber County, PA census is the household of David Shively age 43, daughter Christina M. age 22 and son John P. age 26of David Shively.  Located on the 1870 Frankford Township, Cumberland County, PA census is the household of David Shively age 63, son Peter J. age 39, daughter in law Leucind age 38, daughter Christiana age 34 and granddaughter Mary E. age 6.  On the 1880 Frankford Township, Cumberland County, PA is the household of John P. Shively age 49, wife Lucinda M. age 48, daughter Mary E. age 16 and laborer Charles H. Kauffman age 7.

The following newspaper obituary was located in the Carlisle Evening Herald, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, August 2, 1899, Page 1, Column 3:
Death Came Quickly
Peter Shively, of Frankford Township, Dies Quite Suddenly
The citizens of Frankford township were greatly shocked last evening to learn that Mr. Peter Shively, on of their most highly respected citizens, had died quite suddenly at 5 o'clock.
Mr. Shively resides near the Stone Church and has been in declining health.
The suddenness of the sad and entirely unexpected demise occasioned a great shock to the family and cast a gloom over the entire community. Mr. Shively was aged about 68 years and had engaged at farming until recent years when his failing health compelled him to relinquish many of the arduous duties of farm life.  He was a man who was held in high esteem by a large circle of acquaintances because of his thrift and integrity.  When the civil war began he risked his life in defense of national honor and served with distinguished gallantry in Co. F, 209th Penna. Vols.  He was identified with Capt. Colwell Post, 201, GAR, of this place. The deceased was a member of the Church of the Friendly Brethren.
As a husband and father he displayed much loving devotion and his place in the family circle will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Joseph F. Bixler, of Washington, D.C., who was visiting her parents at the time. A brother, David, resides in Perry county.

The following was extracted from The Valley TImes-Star, Newville, Pennsylvania, Thursday, March 10, 1910, Page 8, Column 3:
Mrs. Lucinda Shively, a resident of this place, died in Washington at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Bixler, where she spent some of her time. The remains will be brought here for interment on Wednesday, from her home in Frankford. Interment at the Frankford Stone Church cemetery.  She was a kind and loving mother and a kind neighbor.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Charles Ambrose Shively And Wife Katie May Cope Who Lived In Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Charles Shively And Katie Cope Marriage
Charles Ambrose Shively was born 7-Aug-1875 and died 19-Jun-1904. Charles A. Shively was the son of Peter Shively and Eva Green.  Charles married Katie May Cope in Northampton County, PA on 16-Sep-1899.  They had one son, Roland Shively, born 8-Dec-1901 and died 27-Nov-1968.  Katie Cope Shively married Harvey W. Peiffer in Northampton County, PA on 3-Sep-1906.  

Charles Shively was the son of Peter Shively and Eva Green.  Peter Shively was born 28-Jan-1836 and died 5-Mar-1926 in Lehigh County, PA.  Eva Green Shively was born 13-June-1849 and died 18-Jun-1915 in Lehigh County, PA.  Peter Shively was the son of George Shively and Sarah Abel.   George Shively was born 17-Aug-1807 and died 19-Feb-1863. Sarah Abel was born 5-May-1805 and died 29-May-1875.  For additional information on George Shively and Sarah Abel read the Shively blog article written on 18-Jul-2015.

Katie Cope Shively And Harvey Peiffer Marriage
The following article was extracted from The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Tuesday, June 21, 1904, Page 1, Column 1:
Asleep When Death Came
Charles A. Shively Sat On Track And Was Struck By Train
Had Been On Fish Trip
Exhausted From Loss Of Sleep He Sat Down on Track And Was Struck--
Parents Reside At Catasauqua
Charles A. Shively, who resided near the Bixler-Jones foundry between Freemansburg and Bethlehem, met sudden death Sunday morning at 4:30 o'clock on the Central Railroad of New Jersey tracks. He was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Company and worked on Friday night and was through then at the shops until Monday morning. He did not sleep on Saturday and on Saturday evening started with some friends on a fishing trip to the Lehigh near Freemansburg. After fishing during the night Shively started for home. He sat down to rest on the outside edge of the sills of the cast-bound track and fell asleep.
The engineer of the freight saw the huddled figure of a man sitting close to the rails, his head bent over in his hands and sounded the whistle. The figure failed to move, though the shrill blasts blew loud and long. It was impossible to stop the train. Death was instantaneous. A deep cut back of the right ear, the back of the skull split, and a broken shoulder blade were the fatal injuries. The body was carried to the Central Railroad station and later brought by Undertaker Weirbach, of South Bethlehem, to the late home of the deceased, where Coroner Schleicher held a view yesterday morning.
The deceased was the son of Peter and Eva Green Shively, of Catasauqua, and was born in Lower Saucon township on August 7, 1875. He was married on September 17, 1889, to Miss Kate Cope, who survives him, as does a little son, Roland. His parents, three sisters, Mrs. Milton Serfoss, of Freemansburg; Mrs. James Kratzer and Mrs. Elmer Trine, of Catasauqua, and three brothers,  Edward, Herbert and William, of Catasauqua, also survive. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30. Interment will be made at Catasauqua.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

John W. Shively And Wife Jane Hodge Who Lived In Trumbull County, Ohio

John W. Shively was born on 26-Nov-1832 and died 29-Nov-1907 in Trumbull County, OH. He was the son of Jacob Shively (born 15-May-1803 died 1-Jul-1879) and Elizabeth Wolfcale (died 12-Dec-1863). John W. Shively married Jane Hodge born 1-May-1841 in England and died 1-Feb-1923 in Trumbull County, OH. John and Jane Shively are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Trumbull County, OH.

John W. Shively and Jane Hodge were the parents of at least the following children: Sarah H. born 26-Sep-1857 died 25-Sep-1934, married 1st Clayton J. Fansler married 2nd J. W. Durbin; Elizabeth Ellen born 13-Sep-1860 died 10-Feb-1946, married Chester McIlree; Thomas N. born 17-Nov-1861 died 4-Jul-1938, married Alice (Allie) Mahan; William J. born 1-Jun-1864 died 12-Feb-1939, married Clara E. Harklerode; Lucy A. born 6-Mar-1868 died 28-Feb-1925, married A. Chinnock; Fred J. born 2-Apr-1870 died 21-Apr-1965; Cora married Frank Cummins; Kittie D. born 1876 died 2-Jan-1960, married Thomas J. Fry; Lena born Mar-1879 died 1957, married Albert C. Cummins; Carl Wolfcale born 22-Aug-1883 died 20-Mar-1960.

The librarians at Warren-Trumbull County Ohio Public Library located the following newspaper obituaries.  Located in the Warren Daily Tribune, 30-Nov-1907, Page 5, Column 1:
The death of John W. Shively, an aged and respected citizen of Champion, occurred Friday afternoon after a lingering illness wth a complication of diseases. The deceased was born at North Jackson November 26, 1832, and was in his 75th year.  He is survived by his wife, four sons and six daughters. The funeral services will be held Monday at 10 o'clock at the late home. Burial will take place at Oakwood.

Following is the newspaper obituary for Jane Hodge Shively, February 2, 1923, Page 7, Column 3:
Mrs. Jane Shively
Mrs. Jane Shively, widow of the late John Shively, one of the oldest and most highly regarded pioneer of Champion township, passed away at her home near Champion Thursday evening at 8:55, following an illness of one week. Mrs. Shively was overtaken by a stroke of paralysis seven days ago and failed to rally from the attack. Announcement of her death is received with deep regret by the people of her community. She was born on May 1, 1840 in Somersetshire, England and came to this country with her parents when she was four years old. The family located in Champion and she had lived on the farm where she died for the past fifty two years. She was a woman of find christian character and a life long membership of the Disciple church of Champion. She is survived by four sons, Thomas M. of Warren, William J. of Farmington; Fred J. of Uniondale, Ind.; Carl, at home, and six daughters, Mrs. Sarah H. Durbin, Uniondale, Ind.; Mrs. Ella E. McIlree, Mrs. Lucy A. Chinnock, Mrs. Cora J. Cummins, Mrs. Kitty D. Fry, Mrs. Lena M. Cummins, of Warren.
She also leaves twenty-one grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at her late home in Champion, Monday at 1 o'clock, when Rev. Bright of Sharon will officiate. The body will be laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery in Warren.