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, October 15, 2016

Frank "Peter" Earl Shively And Daisy Pea McFerrin Who Lived In Morrow County, Oregon

February 16, 1911
Frank "Peter" Earl Shively was born on 4-Feb-1886 in Multnomah County, OR and died 12-Apr-1937 in Morrow County, OR. He was the son of Abraham Cooper Shively and Melissa Geer (Gear). Abraham Cooper Shively was the son of John Shively and Mary Spahr. Frank "Peter" Earl Shively married Daisy Pea McFerrin Beckett on 12-Jul-1924 in Morrow County.  (Daisy P. McFerrin had married 1st To Ralph W Beckett on 28-Nov-1906 in Cass County, MO).  Daisy McFerrin was the daughter of Samuel Burton and Barbara Catharine McFerrin.

Frank "Peter" Shively had moved to Hood River County, OR sometime after 1910.  He was a blacksmith who played pool and baseball. The following newspaper article was found in The Hood River News, Wednesday, January 18, 1911, Page 7, Column 2:
Shively Defeats State Champion
The pool match at the Monroe theatre Wednesday night between Peter Shively of this city, and W. H. Reynolds, of Portland, the state champion, demonstrated that Shively 

June 8, 1911
has lost little of his old time form, as he defeated Reynolds by 39 points. The final score showed that the Portland man had 161 points to his opponent's 200.
In opening the match Reynolds drew the burst and Shively cleaned the table. His opponent had to break again and the Hood River man repeated the performance, getting a lead at the start of 30 point. Up to 100 points Shively had a big lead when Reynolds got an opening and closed some of the gap. The result of the match, however, after the first three set-ups, was never in doubt and the good sized audience which watched the progress of the contest expressed its approval in loud applause. It is stated that the next game will be played in Portland and if Reynolds wins the deciding contest will be held here.

The following was extracted from The Hood River Glacier, Thursday, May 11, 1911, Page 11, Column 7:
Desolution of Partnership
I wish to announce to the patrons of Shively & McGillivary, blacksmiths, that the partnership has been dissolved. The business, however, will continue to be conducted by me, and I will make charge of all accounts owing to the firm.  Peter Shively

February 8, 1912
Located in The Hood River Glacier, Thursday, September 14, 1911, Page 9, Column 6:
L. V. Driscoll, formerly of Pittsburg, Pa., but who has been a resident of the Valley since May, has purchased from Pete Shively a half interest in his horseshoeing shop located on Fourth street. Both are expert horseshoers. They will continue their work along the same lines. 

The following article was found in The Hood River News, Wednesday, July 17, 1912, Page 2, Column 2:
Shively Wins From Circus Aggregation
When it was announced that Pete Shively's baseball aggregation was to play the Kit Carson nine on circus days in Hood River, the betting went up to 16 to 1 on Pete.  This immediate high temperature of the betting thermometer was largely due to the fact that a great crowd of sports witnessed Pete's fleet-footedness on the Fourth of July, when he won the fat man's race against Portland's sporting blood. Kit Carson never had a look-in at the ball game and Pete gave them a goose egg as a souvenir to carry away with them. Nobody knows what the score might have been if Pete had desired to go the limit with the actors.

Found in the Morning Oregonian, Saturday, June 7, 1913, Page 11, Column 4:
Blacksmiths for City Beautiful
HOOD RIVER, Or., June 6 -- (Special.) - Hood River has a couple of blacksmiths who believe in making a city beautiful. Peter Shively and Lawrence M. Driscoll, who operate a horseshoeing shop at the foot of Fourth street, have converted their back yard and the parking between their place of business and sidewalk into a flower garden. While they are not fitting the feet of the valley's horses with new shoes, the sturdy blacksmiths may be seen weeding their beds of phlox, sweet peas and nasturtiums.

The following was extracted from The Hood River Glacier, Thursday, November 12, 1914, Page 2, Column 6:
Notice of Dissolution
Notice is  hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between Frank E. Shively and Lawrence V. Driscoll, of Hood River, Oregon, under the firm name of Shively & Driscoll, is this 26th day of October, 1914, dissolved by mutual consent. The business will be continued by L. V. Driscoll, who is authorized to settle the affairs of said firm.
Frank E. Shively
Lawrence V. Driscoll
Hood River, Ore., Oct. 26, 1914

May 10, 1928
At some point around 1922 Frank "Peter" E. Shively moved to Heppner, Morrow County, OR and began horseshoeing.  Newspaper articles mention that "for several months past Mr. Shively as been working with the road crew on the O. W. highway and just now is helping Moore & Anderson construction company in getting their rock crusher set up at the new location a short distance west of Heppner.  You may look for Frank on the job at the Calmus shop after the first of the month" (this would be the first of June).

Frank E. Shively and Daisy P. McFerrin Becket were married in 1924. Extracted from The Gazette-Times, July 17, 1924, Page 1, Column 7:
Frank Shively and Mrs. Daisy Becket stole a march on their friends Saturday night and were quietly married at the home of the bride. Though Mr. Shively's friends "smelled a rat" when he purchased a new Willys-Knight coupe-sedan the past week, they were kept in the dark as to the time of the events. The ceremony took place about 11 o'clock Saturday night and the newlyweds left immediately after in the new car for a honeymoon trip. They will go to Seattle, Spokane and return by way of the Yakima valley, expecting to be gone a week or ten days.
Mr. Shively is the popular proprietor of the blacksmith and machine shop bearing his name in this city and Mrs. Becket has been employed with the local telephone exchange for the past two years. Their marriage is the happy culmination of a courtship of several months duration. Many well-wishes for their future happiness await them on their return.

The following newspaper obituary was taken from the Heppner Gazette-Times, April 15, 1937, Page 1, Column 4:
Frank Shively Taken Suddenly
Long-Time Local Business Man Dies Of Heart Attack In Shop At Lexington;
Last Rites Held
Frank Shively, manager of Lexington Oil co-operative and for many years local blacksmith shop proprietor, died suddenly of heart failure shortly after going to work in the shop at Lexington Monday morning. He had heated a plow share in the furnace and had just turned to place in on the anvil when several men in the shop sensed something was wrong and caught him to find that life had departed.
Funeral services were held from the Christian church here yesterday afternoon under auspices of Miggido, with reader from Portland in charge. A large concourse of friends paid tribute and the floral offering was profuse. Pallbears, all long-time friends, were L. E. Bisbee, F. S. Parker, John Wightman, Elbert Cox, Claude Cox and Walter Luckman. Interment was in Masonic cemetery.
Frank Earl Shively was born in Portland, Ore., February 4, 1886, being aged 51 years, 2 months and 8 days. He came to Heppner 15 years ago and had been engaged as blacksmith and machinist since. He first was employed with the former Scrivner shop, later purchasing the business himself and conducting it for many years. He married Daisy Becket, July 12, 1924, at Heppner, who, besides a brother, James Paul Shively and sister, Mrs. Estella Dryden, both of Portland, survive. They brother and sister were here for the funeral services.
Besides being proficient at his trade, Mr. Shively was for many years before coming to Heppner considered one of the outstanding pocket billiard players on the Pacific coast, having at various times played men with national reputation. He took an active interest in civic affairs, having managed the town baseball team on occasion, and served four years as councilman before the expiration of his term the first of the year. He had taken the position at Lexington about a month ago. He was a member of the Christian church of Heppner, and was a former member of Heppner lodges Knights of Pythias and A. F. & A. Masons.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

William Beaser Shively I And Wife Caroline Gould Winemiller Who Lived In Humboldt County, California

Shively, California (formerly known as Bluff Prairie and Paradise) is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California. It is 2.25 miles north-northwest of Redcrest, California  and about 40 miles south of Eureka, California on the right bank of the Eel River. William B. Shively was an early pioneer in this area and is the individual the community is named after.  An article on William Beaser Shively can be found on the Shively Blog written on Saturday July 23, 2011.

The Shively researchers are very fortunate that the great grandson of William B. Shively I, John W. Hoeft, has shared his research.  The blog this week is from Mr. Hoeft’s research for which he must be given the credit and big thank you of appreciation.

William Beaser Shively I
William Shively was the first son born 29-June-1829 in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio to Daniel and Elizabeth Shively.  William had three brothers and a sister. The 1859 census listed William as a Wagon Maker. William and his brother, James, traveled from Ohio to California via wagon. They first arrived in Chico, CA then to the gold fields in Weaverville, Trinity County, California.

On 11-July-1853 William Shively appeared before a Justice of the Peace in the Weaverville Township of Trinity County, California and claimed 160 acres of land in Humboldt County, CA.  On 16-July-1853 the land was recorded by Lewis K. Wood, the recorder for Humboldt County, CA. At 8 ½ AM on 16-July-1853, Book A, Pages 331 and 332, James L. Shively acquired 160 acres at the same time and date.  The land was located at “Eagle Prairie” on the Eel River.

From the recording of land in Humboldt City (Eureka) both Shively’s traveled along the Eel river to Dugan’s Pool, crossed Grizzly Bluff and followed the trail southwest along the Blueslide trail to Eagle Prairie. Upon arrival at Eagle Prairie the brothers felled numerous trees and built a log cabin in the foot hills.

It appears that before 1860 James Shively left for Nevada County, CA. He met and later married Sarah A. Pollard in 1865.

William had grown potatoes and wheat on his property. In 1865 he met a widow with two sons, Charles A. and Joseph F. Winemiller. William married Caroline Gould Winemiller on 25-February-1865 in Humboldt County.  Caroline was the daughter of John Bean Gould, another Humboldt County pioneer. The Shively’s had two children at Eagle Prairie before moving down river to Bluff Prairie. The Shively’s had three children while living at Bluff Prairie.

William was involved with lumber, farming and fruit raising all of his life.  After Caroline’s death William moved to Pepperwood, CA.

William died on 13-August-1894.  He was buried at Hydesville Cemetery next to his wife.

William Beaser Shively I was born 29-Jun-1829 Steubenville, Jefferson County, OH and died 13-Aug-1894 Pepperwood, CA. He is buried at Hydesville California Cemetery. William Beaser Shively I married Caroline Gould Winemiller on 25-Feb-1865. (Caroline Gould had married 1st Joseph Winemiller. They had two sons, Charles A. and Joseph F. Winemiller). Caroline Gould Winemiller Shively was born 1843 in Illinois and died 6-Apr-1888 in Bluff Prairie, CA.

William B. Shively II Taken 1900, Eureka, CA
Children of William Beaser Shively I and Caroline Gould Winemiller Shively include: 1) Abbie Elizabeth Shively born 15-Oct-1865 Eagle Prairie, CA died 19-May-1950 Eureka, CA; married 1st Jasper W. Corning, married 2nd George H. Bland, married 3rd Avon Edwards 2) Daniel Potter Shively born 14-Dec-1867 Eagle Prairie, CA died 29-Dec-1940 Reno, NV; married 1st Mary Eda Sears, married 2nd Alice Rosetta Anderson (Ellis), married 3rd Angeline Marie Baker  3) William Beaser Shively II born 22-Nov-1872 Bluff Prairie, CA died 27-Sep-1940 Eureka, CA; married 1st Winifred Belle Spaulding, married 2nd Adelia Dora Greenlaw  4) Ernest Wesley Shively born 4-Jun-1876 Bluff Prairie, CA died 5-Aug-1921 San Francisco, CA; married 1st Alice R. Wheeler, married 2nd Ada Evelyn Sherburn 5) Maud Evelyn Shively born 26-Jun-1881 Bluff Prairie, CA died 8-May-1932 Crescent City, CA; married 1st Edward Calkins, married 2nd Beecher Jess, married 3rd Charles H Frye. 
Charles Budds
William and Caroline also indentured (adopted) the following Native American children of the Wiyot Tribe living  in the Eagle Prarie, CA area: 1) Ben, possibly Brigham – nothing is known about Ben. The 1860 census indicates his age as 9 years old which would put his birth about 1851  2) Charles Budds born in Eagle Prairie about 1851 to Indian Pete, died 21-Mar-1916 Bluff Prairie, CA, buried Bull Creek, CA, Shively Family Burial Plot. (After William B. Shively’s death in 1894 Charles Budds lived with Charles Winemiller. In 1900 Charles Budds lived with Daniel Shively on his ranch in Bluff Prairie, CA. Eventually Charles lived with William B. Shively II on the family ranch until his death in 1916).

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Henry Rice Shively And Wife Thrisie Margaret Thompson From Taylor County Kentucky To Shelby County Missouri

Lizzie Maupin, Wes Shively, Thrisie Thompson Shively,
Henry Rice Shively, Elsie Shively
Genealogy researchers today are very fortunate to have several Internet web sites available for viewing newspapers. This researcher is grateful to This site has newspapers from small rural areas. One area where our Shively family was located is Shelby County, Missouri.  Several of the small towns in this Northeast Missouri county include Hunnewell, Shelbina, Shelbyville, and Clarence.

The photo above was provided by cousin F. J. Luke.  Henry Rice Shively was born 18-March-1874 in Kansas.  He died 11-November-1958 in Shelbina, Shelby County, Missouri.  (His family had moved to Kansas but returned to Taylor County, Kentucky sometime after his birth). He was the son of Robert W. Shively and Rosella Rice. Henry Rice Shively was married to Theresa (Thrisie) Margaret Thompson on 4-April-1899 in Shelby County, Missouri (Shelby County Marriage Book 5, Page 23).  Thrisie Thompson was born 27-February-1876 in Kentucky and died 2-November-1929 in Lakenan, Shelby County, Missouri.  She was the daughter of John Barton Thompson and Mary (Molly) Wise. To this union were born: Elsie M. born 1900 died 1910, Wesley Barton born 3-July-1902, Herschel Thomas born 27-August-1905, Shelby Owen born December-1909, Vincil Elbert born 12-June-1912 and Mary Rose born 23-November-1914. has the old newspapers from the Hunnewell Graphic (Hunnewell, Missouri).  Hunnewell is a small town with a census of 184 from the 2010 census. It is located in a rural area in Shelby County, Missouri which is in the Northeast section of Missouri. Articles from this newspaper give additional genealogy facts which were unknown to this researcher.  Such articles include information from the daily life of Henry Rice Shively and family. Following are a few of the articles extracted:

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, October 9, 1902, Page 8, Column 2
Wm. Mayes sold his 80 acre farm near Prairie View church last week to Henry Shively, consideration $1600.

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, May 13, 1904, Page 8, Column 3
S. P. Shively, of Peru, Kansas, who has been the guest of his brother H. R. Shively, of Prairie View neighborhood, left Tuesday for a visit with relatives in Kentucky.

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, May 13, 1904, Page 1, Columns 5-6
A Sad Accident
A most distressing accident occurred in this county near New Market (Marion County, Kentucky), early Monday morning, May 2, 1904, which resulted in the death of James Ben Thompson, 21 years of age, a son of Mr. John Thompson, a well known farmer of that vicinity.
Young Thompson had suspicions that a thief was making raids on his father's corn crib and by means of a string and shot gun laid a trap to shoot the supposed burglar. On several previous occasions he had gone to the crib but took the precaution to unloosen the string before opening the door, but on Monday morning he was in haste and forgot about the trap. He gave the door a quick jerk, instantly there was the report of the gun and the contents of the weapon ploughed its way through his right breast and on into his heart. He fell and died almost instantly. The accident and unfortunate circumstance surrounding cast a shadow of gloom not alone over the family of the dead boy, but the neighborhood as well, and the affair is regretted by all.
At the inquest held Wednesday the Coroner's verdict was that the deceased came to his death by accident.
The funeral services were held at Calvary Wednesday morning, with Requiem, Mass, after which the remains were interred in the congregational cemetery. ---Lebanon, Ky., Enterpise.
Mr. Thompson was a brother of Mrs. H. R. Shively and George Thompson of Prairie View, and was known to many of our readers as he visited in Missouri about two years ago and his sad and untimely death was a shock to his relatives and friends here.

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, August 26, 1904, Page 8, Column 3
Mrs. J. B. Thompson and son George, who have been the guests of H. R. Shively and family of north of town, left Monday for their home at Lebanon, Kentucky.

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, October 29, 1909, Page 8, Column 3
James Walden, of Pettis county has purchased 80 acres of land east of Prairie View church and expects to move back to this county about December. He purchased 40 acres from George Perry and the Jake Salmon 40 acres from H. R. Shively, consideration $70 per acre.

Hunnewll Graphic, Friday, November 19, 1909, Page 1, Column 1
Harry Lookabaugh sold his 80 acre farm near Union Chapel church last Saturday to H. R. Shively of north of town.  Mr. Lookabaugh is undecided as to what he will do.

Wes Shively, Thrisie Margaret Thompson Shively,
Herschel Thomas Shively, Elsie Shively
Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, December 9, 1910, Page 1, Column 6
Death Of Elsie Shively
Elsie May Shively, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Shively died at their home near Union Chapel last Friday night after a long and lingering illness of typhoid-pneumonia.
Elise, was about eleven years old and the only daughter of her parents, she was a bright and sweet little girl, a loving daughter and the pride of her parents. She suffered many weeks, and all that medical aid could do was done for her relief and that she might live, but the disease had too strong a hold on her.
Funeral services were held at the Catholic church Sunday morning at 10 o'clock and her remains were laid to their final resting place in the Catholic cemetery.
The pall-bearers were four little girls dressed in white, and all school mates of Elsie they were Jewell and Lillian Hawker, Gladys Mayes and Eula Walden.
She leaves to mourn her death a grief stricken father and mother and three brothers.
To the sorrowing ones is extended the sympathy of the community in their sorrow.

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, May 28, 1915, Page 2, Column 1
H. R. Shively, of near Union Chapel, was in town Tuesday and made us a pleasant call.  He ordered the Graphic sent to his sister, Mrs. S. M. Wise at Wyatt, Mo, and his father-in-law, J. B. Thompson at Lebanon, Kentucky.

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, October 4, 1918, Page 1, Column 2
Mrs. H. R. Shively and children have returned to their home, north of town from a several weeks visit at Mrs. Shively's old home at Lebanon, Ky.