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 9, 2018

John Calvin Shively And Wife Maggie McLean From Jewell County, Kansas To Yuma County, Colorado

John Calvin Shively was born 12-Feb-1888 in Otego, Jewell County, KS and died 29-Aug-1957 in Cheyenne County, KS. He is buried in Kirk Cemetery, Yuma County, CO. John was the son of Samuel Edward Shively who was born 2-Sep-1850 in Mifflinburg, Union County, PA and died 2-Jan-1917 in Otego, Jewell County, KS and Annie (Anna) E. Piper who was born 3-Apr-1851 and died 6-Apr-1932. Samuel E. Shively was the son of Benjamin Shively (1813-1873) and Barbara Shively (1815-1893). John Calvin Shively was married to Maggie McLean on 12-Nov-1910 in Burlington, Kit Carson County, CO.

Listed on the 1900 Odessa Township, Jewell County, KS census record is the family of Scott Rhodes born Apr-1874 age 26 farmer and wife Maud C age 23 with "hand" John C. Shively born Feb-1888 age 12. Located on the 1920 Township C Precinct 3, Kit Carson County, CO census is John C. Shively age 31, wife Maggie age 33, daughter Elizabeth A. age 8, son Harlan age 6, daughter Frances age 5 and nephew Jewel Graves age 11. Listed on the 1940 Kit Carson County, CO census is the household of John C. Shively age 52, wife Maggie age 54, son Harlan age 26 and daughter in law Jean age 21, daughter Frances Dickinson age 25 and grandson Jackie Dickinson age 7. 

Life Sketch Of John Calvin Shively
John Calvin Shively, son of Samuel and Anna Shively was born at Otego, Kansas on February 12, 1888 and departed this life at the Cheyenne County Hospital at St. Francis, Kansas on August 29, 1957 at the age of 69 years, six months and 17 days.
In the year of 1908 he came to Colorado to take a homestead in the southern part of Washington county.
On November 12, 1910 he was united in marriage to Maggie M. McLean of Kirk. To this union were born three children. They resided on the farm south of Kirk until 1946 when he and his wife moved to Kirk where they have lived until the present time.
He farmed extensively during his time here in the community and did custom threshing and shelling for his neighbors and many of the farmers in this entire area. He continued active in ranching and farming until his retirement about a year ago due to ill health.
On April 10, 1921 he united with the Baptist Church at Kirk.
His father, mother and three brothers preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Maggie, two daughters, Mrs. Claris Crawford and Mrs. Elmer Boone of Kirk, one son, Harlan F. Shively of Seattle, Washington. He has seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also three brothers and three sisters, Ben F. Shively, Floyd Shively, Mrs. Maude Rhoades of Jewell, Kansas, Marion Shively and Mrs. Florence Huntsinger of Mankato, Kansas, and Mrs. Zora Violette of Long Beach, California with numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
He was a most kind and devoted husband and father. He stood ever ready to help anyone in need. During his illness of the past several months which caused his death, he was most patient and uncomplaining.
Rev. Frank Clark officiated at the funeral services which were held Sunday, September 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty grade school. Wes and Dick Heinrich, Clarence Crawford and Elder Woody Anderson sang "God Will Take Care Of You", "Does Jesus Care" and "Nearer My God To Thee" accompanied by Marion Crawford at the piano. Burial was in the Kirk cemetery with arrangements by the Heinricks Mortuary of Burlington.
Relatives from away who attended the funeral were Harlen Shively and Jack Dickinson of Seattle, Washington, Jewel Graves of Glasco, Kansas, Marion Shively, Mrs. Ira Huntsinger and son, Neil Huntsinger of Mankato, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wise of Stratton, Mr. and Mrs. John Wise of Webster City, Iowa.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Willis Oliver Shively And Family Who Lived In Iowa to Nebraska To Washington

Willis Oliver Shively was born Aug-1865 in Tama County, IA and died 16-Dec-1953 in Bellingham, Whatcom County, WA. (For information on his brother, Daniel S. Shively, read the March 10, 2012 Shively blog article). Willis was the son of Alexander Valentine Shively and Agnes Adams. Alexander Shively was the son of Daniel Shively (1796-1884) and Mary "Sarah" Weaver (1794-1847). Daniel Shively (born 1796) was the son of Ulrich Shively (1774-1825) and Christina Shideler (1776-1838).  Willis Shively was married 1st on 10-Mar-1894 in Cedar County, NE to Jennie Rebecca Wallace. She was born 10-Aug-1879 and died 1-May-1911 in Mansfield, Douglas County, WA and buried in Mansfield Cemetery. She was the daughter of James S. Wallace and Margarette Dunlap. Willis Oliver Shively was married 2nd on 15-Sep-1914 in Douglas County, WA to Ellen Elizabeth Welshans.  She was born in 1856 in Blair, Clay County, IL and died in 1922 in Blair, Clay County, IL.  She was the daughter of Lewis Wexler Welshans and Emily Gates Smith.  Willis Shively was married 3rd in 1926 to Sarah E. Jones who had been married prior to her marriage to Mr. Shively. Sarah was born 6-Oct-1863 in Trade, Johnson County, TN and died 3-Feb-1927 in Preston, King County, WA. She was buried in Preston Cemetery. Willis Shively was married 4th in Snohdmish County, WA to Nancy Jane Gosnell.  There is marriage license to wed issued 17-Oct-1927 to Willis and Nancy Jane.  Nancy Jane was born 1872 and died 8-Apr-1956 in Sedro Woolley, WA. She is buried in Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, Whatcom County, WA.

Willis Oliver Shively and first wife had at least the following children:  Essie Margaret Shively born Oct-1896, died 1971 in King County, WA, married 12-Feb-1918 in Waterville, Douglas County, WA to B. Alfred McNamee; Murrel Valentine Shively born 2-Sep-1898 died 6-Aug-1972 in TN, married Lula Bowman; Emma Pearl Shively born 6-Aug-1901 in Merrick County, NE, died 11-Dec-1984 in Fresno County, CA, married James Oberon Eaton; and James Ray Shively born 4-Jan-1904 Merrick County, NE, died 14-Dec-1999 Chelan County, WA, married 1st Clara Barton, married 2nd Ruth Ella Lund.

The following newspaper obituary was located in The Bellingham Herald, Thursday, December 17, 1953, Page 37, Column 2:
SHIVELY- Willis O. Shively, age 88, of 2419 James Street, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, December 16. Mr. Shively had resided in this community for the past 30 years, and was a member of the Free Methodist Church. He was a retired carpenter, and leaves to survive his wife, Mrs. Nancy Shively at the home, two sons, James of Lakeside, Wash. and Mearl of Roseburg, Ore; two daughters, Mrs. A. McNamee of Preston, Wash. and Mrs. Emma Eaton of Orange Grove, Calif., a step-daughter, Mrs. Anna Stickney of Bellingham, 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth.

The following was extracted from The Bellingham Herald, Tuesday, April 10, 1956, Page 9, Column 5:
SHIVELY-Nancy Jane Shively, age 84, of Sedro Woolley, passed away at her home Sunday, April 8. Mrs. Shiely had resided in Bellingham for 30 years prior to moving to Sedro Woolley last fall and was a member of the Free Methodist Church. Surviving relatives include one daughter, Mrs. Anna Stickney of Concrete; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. The remains rest at the Jones Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home where services will be conducted Thursday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.




Sunday, May 20, 2018

Peter Redd Shively And Wife Eveline Starr Who Lived In Guernsey County, Ohio

Peter Redd Shively was born Dec-1834 in Ohio and died 20-Jan-1913 in Guernsey County, OH. He was the son of John Shively and Mary Sphar. Peter R. Shively married Eveline Starr on 11-Dec-1856 in Guernsey County.  She was born 18-Oct-1833 and died 17-Nov-1922. 

This family can be found on the following census records:  1850 District 46 Spencer Township, Guernsey County, OH – John Shiveley age 60, wife Mary age 55, Henry age 29, John age 24, Matarine age 23, Simeon age 21, Joseph age 18, Peter age 16, Abraham age 13, Sarah J. age 10, Mary age 7, Jacob age 6 and daughter age 4; 1860 Spencer Township, Guernsey County, OH – Peter Shively age 25, wife Eveline age 26, James W. age 2 and John E. age 1 month; 1870 Spencer Township, Guernsey County, OH – Peter Shively age 36, wife Evaline age 36, James W. age 12, John age 10, Aattisa age 6 and Frank C. age 2; 1880 Spencer Township, Guernsey County, OH – Peter Shively age 45, wife Eveline age 46, John E. age 20, Artie C. age 18, Frank C. age 12, Edwin D. age 5, James age 22, Josie M. age 19 and Minnie age 1 month; 1900 Spencer Township, Guernsey Co. – Peter R. born Dec-1834 age 65 and wife Evaline born Oct-1834 age 65; 1910 Jackson Township, Guernsey County, OH – Joseph B. Adkins age 52, wife Artie C. age 48, Harrie O. age 21, Peter R. Shiveley age 75 and Eva L. age 76.

The following was extracted from The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, Wednesday, January 22, 1913, Page 3, Column 4:
GUERNSEY PIONEER DIES SUDDENLY
Pleasant City, O., Jan. 21.—After a day of usual health, during which he attended services at the Harmony Christian church, Peter R. Shively, one of the best known farmers of the southern part of Guernsey county, died suddenly in bed at his home near this place Monday night.
Mr. Shively is survived by the widow, five children: J. Willard and Edward D., Cambridge; J. E. of Quaker City; Mrs. J. B. Adkins of Byesville, and F. C. Shively, former mayor of Pleasant City.

The following newspaper obituary was located in The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, Monday November 20, 1922, Page 2, Column 2:
Death Of Pioneer Citizen
Mrs. Evaline Starr Shively, aged 89 years, pioneer citizen of Guernsey county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Adkins of Cambridge, Route 6, Friday night, following a brief illness. She was strickeren with paralysis one week ago, and remained in an unconscious condition from that time until the end came.
The deceased was the widow of Peter R. Shively, who preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1913. The following children survive: J. E. Shively of Quaker City; J. W., F. C. and Edward of Cambridge, and Mrs. J. B. Adkins.
Mrs. Shively was born near Claysville, Oct. 18, 1833, and early in life became a member of the Harmony Christian church, where she kept her membership until death. Her husband was an elder in this church for more than half a century, and the aged couple were loved and respected by all for their many deeds of Christian service and kindliness.
It was their privilege, during their long earthly span, to watch the development of Guernsey county, and they aided materially in this growth by their honest effort and industriousness.
Funeral services for Mrs. Shively were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Harmony Christian church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. T. J. Wallace. Interment was made in the Harmony cemetery beside the body of her husband.
The following was found in The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, Friday, June 16, 1905, Page 4, Column 5:
Family Reunion
Delightful Gathering In Spencer Township Guernsey Co.
Children And Descendants Of John Shively Have A Merry Time
A remarkable and delightful family gathering was held on Monday, the 12th inst. at the home of H. M. Hendershot, of Spencer township, Guernsey Co. It was practically an impromptu reunion of the children and descendants of the late John Shively and his wife, Mary Spahr, held at the old homestead.
A few days before, Mrs. Hendershot received a letter from her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Strahl, of Kansas City, Mo., saying “I will eat my birthday dinner with you”. As this birthday marks her 87th milestone, and as she had not been in Ohio for more than a generation, this news was as surprising as it was welcome.
Though but a few days remained the mails and telephone lines were diligently employed, and Monday morning saw a large company of relatives and old neighbors swarming about the old home. The day was rare and the company happy. Such greetings, such visiting, and such reminiscences! How the hours flew until dinner was announced! No one who was there will ever again need to ask what is meant by “old fashioned hospitality”.
Dinner over the company grouped in the shade of the great oaks for their pictures, the visiting meantime uninterrupted. Late in the afternoon all assembled about the parlor door and joined in prayer with the family’s pastor, then began leaving for their homes, feeling as if they had covered generations in a single day, and carrying fresh impulses for noblest living.
To this spot came in 1829 John Shively, with his eldest son Daniel. They cleared a small plot and built a house, then returned to their eastern home. Four years later they returned with the entire family, consisting at that time of parents and nine children. The journey was made from the home in Washington county, Pa., in wagons.
Four children were born in the Ohio home, making in all 13, nine sons and four daughters. All the daughters, Mrs. Susan Hinton, aged 89, Mrs. Elizabeth Strahl, whose birthday was celebrated, Mrs. Sadie Ledman and Mrs. Mary J. Hendershot, the hostess, were together for the first time since about 1850. The family had long been widely scattered. The mother never but once saw all her children together.
But three of the sons survive. They are Peter R., of Spencer township; Simeon, of Butte, Montana and Abram C., of Portland Ore.  The two latter were notified of the gathering, but age and distance prevented their presence.
The house which Mr. Shively built on his first arrival, with the large addition which he afterwards made still stands, the homestead of two generations. Mr. Hendershot has kept it in substantially its pioneer style. The major parts of the mammoth stone chimneys still do duty. Here for nearly four score years has been a typical American home with its industry, thrift, intelligence, hospitality, and piety. Here the neighbor sand the stranger have alike found welcome and fellowship. Though Methodist themselves the pioneer preachers of all denominations were welcomed at the Shively home. Mr. Hendershot thinks the high front porch with its fine view and almost constant breezes has been a resting place for more preachers than any other porch in the country about. The house is still comfortable and attractive, a romantic monument of pioneer days.
Besides Mr. and Mrs. Hendershot and daughter Miss Nettie, there were present the following: B. S. Hendershot and family, of Claysville; F. H. Hendershot and wife of Cambridge; Mrs. Susan Hinton, her son, Martin, and great grandson Gernie Dawson, of Muncie, Ind.; Mrs. Elizabeth Strahl, and daughter, Mrs. Sadie Leeper, of Kansas City, Mo.; P. R. Shively and wife of Spencer township, their sons, J. W. Shively and E. D. Shively and wife of Cambridge, and their daughter Mrs. J. B. Adkins, of Byesville; Mrs. Sadie Ledman, of Rix Mills and daughter, Mrs. Mae Sharer, of Columbus; Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley, of New Concord, Mrs. C. J. White and daughter of Byesville, Mrs. Luse and daughter of Cumberland, Mrs. Martha Groves and Mrs. Artie Kackly and son of Pleasant City, Mrs. Louisa Stone, Mrs. Mary J. Huhn and Miss Belle Huhn, of Spencer township; J. J. Vessels and J. G. Ezline and family of Claysville.