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.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Jacob Shively (Scheifele) And Wife Ida May Rich Who From Darke County, Ohio

Jacob Shively Death Certificate
Jacob Shively (Scheifele) was born 1-Nov-1859 in OH and died 7-Jun-1924 in Hamilton County, OH.  He was the son of John Scheifele (born 8-Jun-1823 in Germany died 30-Aug-1877 in OH) and Anna Maria Haug) born 14-Feb-1833 in Germany died 2-Nov-1917 in Darke County, OH). John and Anna Scheifele are both buried in the Highland Cemetery, Covington, Miami County, OH. Listed on the 1880 Bradford, Adams Township, Darke County, OH census is the household of Anna M. Shively age 47, son John age 23, son Jacob age 20, daughter Anna age 16, daughter Catharine age 14, son Edward age 11, son Frank age 6 and son David age 4.

Jacob Shively married Ida May Rich. Ida May Rich was born 4-Sep-1870 and died 10-Oct-1940. She was the daughter of William Rich and Jean Wilson. They are listed on the 1920 Cincinnati, Ward 20, Hamilton County, OH census. Jacob is listed as an Engineer for the railroad. Extracted from The Cincinnati Enquirer, Friday, October 11, 1940, Page 23, Column 2:
SHIVELY--Ida May Shively (nee Rich), beloved wife of the late Jacob Shively, passed away October 10, 1940, at her residence, 2198 Shadwell st., in her 70th year.  Funeral from the Vitt & Stermer Fairmount funeral home, 1824 Westwood ave., Saturday, October 12, at 1:30 pm.  Services at the Fairmount M. E. Church, Tremont st. at 2 p.m.  Remains may be viewed at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

The following was found in The Cincinnati Enquirer, Tuesday, October 15, 1940, Page 13, Column 3:
Church Gets Widow's Estate
After leaving $500 to a friend and $104 for the care of her grave, Mrs. Ida May Shively, 2198 Shadwell Avenue, gives the residue of her estate to Fairmount Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs. Shively, widow of Jacob Shively, railroad engineer, executed her will July 17, 1934.  She ordered that her funeral arrangements be looked after by her friend, Mrs. Julia Woosley, 2516 Bartlett Street, and as a "loving remembrance" she bequeathed $500 to Mrs. Woosley.  Ralph E. Pott, attorney, is named executor under the will, which filed with Judge Frank S. Bonham in Probate Court yesterday.
Mrs. Shively died last Thursday.  Her Shadwell Avenue real estate is estimated at $2,700. No estimate was made as to her personal estate.



Sunday, May 15, 2016

William Shively And Wife Martha Jane Dunn Who Lived In Blair County, Pennsylvania

William Shively was born 18-Feb-1853 and died 16-Jul-1931 in Blair County, PA. He was the son of Philo Shively and Martha Swartzland (Swartzlander).  William was married to Martha Jane Dunn.  She was born 25-Jun-1852 and died 21-Oct-1920.  She was the daughter of Ely and Martha Dunn.

Philo and Martha Shively are the subjects of the Shively blog on 8-May-2016. Listed on the 1850 Delaware Township, Juanita Co., PA census is the household of Philo Shively age 24, wife M J age 20, son Johnathan age 5 months and E Swartzlander age 80. Listed on the 1860 Fermanagh Township, Juanita Co., PA is the household of Philo Shively age 35, wife Martha age 30, William age 6, Mary age 4, and Lawson C age 2.  Listed on the 1880 Fermanagh Township, Juanita Co., PA is the household of Philo Shively age 54, wife Martha age 50, son William age 27, Lawson age 22, (his wife Catharine age 21), son George age 16, and daughter Catharine age 14.

The newspaper obituary for William Shively was located in The Altoona Mirror, Friday Evening, July 17, 1931, Page 32, Column 2:
William Shively
Died at 11.25 o'clock last night at the home of a son, W. Ellsworth Shively, at 208 East Willow avenue, death coming after an illness of a week.  He suffered from a complication of diseases. He was born on Feb. 18, 1853, in Mifflintown, the son of Philo and Martha Shively.  His wife died ten years ago.  Surviving are one son, W. Ellsworth, at whose home he died, one brother, Lantz Shively of Mifflintown, and one sister, Mrs. Catheriene Haller of Lewiston.  Eight grandchildren also survive. He was a member of the Lutheran church and the P. R. R. floral association.  The remains can be viewed at the Maulk and Yates funeral home at any time.  The funeral will be held from the funeral home with services Saturday evening at 8 o'clock in charge of Rev. W. S. Long.  The cortege will leave at 7.30 o'clock Sunday morning for Mifflin where interment will be made.

The following was extracted from The Altoona Mirror, Thursday Evening, October 21, 1920, Page 18, Column 1:
Mrs. Martha Lane Shively
Died at the family residence at 411 Twenty-sixth street at 10:10 o'clock this morning following an illness from a complication of diseases.  She was the daughter of Eli and Martha Dunn, both deceased, and was born in Juanita county, June 25, 1852. She was a devout Christian woman, being a Presbyterian by faith. She is survived by her husband William Shively and one son Ellsworth. Two brothers and one sister also survive her, who are: William and Ellsworth Dunn of Lewistown, and Mrs. S. J. Moyer of 400 Fourth avenue, Altoona.  The remains are to be taken to Mifflin at a time which will be later announced and interment will be made in the Presbyterian cemetery.




Saturday, April 23, 2016

Children Of Seraphin Shively And Wife Frances Cunningham Who Lived In Stark County, Ohio

Information on Seraphin Shively and wife, Frances Cunningham, can be found in the Shively blog written on 13-January-2012.  The children of Seraphin and Frances Shively lived in the Stark County, OH area.  Nora C. Shively died 22-June-1940 with burial in Westlawn Cemetery, Canton, OH; Caroline E. Shively died 4-May-1952 with burial in Westlawn Cemetery; Fred M. Shively died 25-March-1921 with burial in Westlawn Cemetery and Thomas C. Shively died 24-June-1947 with burial in Westlawn Cemetery.

Located in the Repository, Canton, Ohio, Sunday, June 23, 1940, Page 14, Column 7:
Sunday School Class Named After Founder, Teacher
Miss Nora C. Shively a school teacher here for almost 40 years and an active worker in First Baptist church, died Saturday at 3:15 p.m. in her home, 1315 Oxford ave NW. She had been ill health for several years. Cause of death was a heart attack.
Miss Shively organized the senior Philathea Bible class which now bears her name at First Baptist church, and was teacher of the class for many years.
Surviving are: one sister, Miss Caroline E. Shively of the home and Thomas C. Shively of 212 Dartmouth ave SW.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Arnold parlors with Rev. J. H. Satterfield officiating.  Burial will be in Westlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the parlors today after 4 p.m.

Extracted from the Repository, Canton, Ohio, Monday, May 5, 1952, Page 4, Column 1:
Caroline Shively
Miss Caroline Shively, a Canton school teacher for 39 years, died Sunday morning in the Ilg Convalescent Home after an illness of five months.  She had spent most of her teaching years at Market School.
Born in Navarre 80 years ago, she came to Canton as a child. She resided with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Emily J. Shively of 212 Darmouth Ave. SW.
Miss Shively was a member of First Baptist Church and the Nora Shively Philathea Class.  She is survived by a nephew and two nieces.  Rev. J. H. Satterfield will conduct services Tuesday at 2 p.m. (EST) in the Formet & Clevenger funeral home at 1022 Tuscarawas St. W. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery. Calling hours are today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The following information was found in the Repository, Canton, Ohio, Friday, March 25, 1921, Page 16, Columns 3-4:
F. M. Shively Dies
Fred M. Shively, 45, died at his home, 212 Dartmouth ave SW, Friday morning.  He is survived by two sisters, Nora C. Shively and Carrie E. Shively, of the home, and one brother, Thomas C. Shively, of Akron.  He was a member of the First Baptist church and the Loyal Order of Moose.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home. Rev. W. E. Bridge will officiate. Burial will be made in Westlawn cemetery.

The following newspaper obituary was found in the Repository, Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, June 25, 1947, Page 14, Column 2:
Thomas C. Shively
Thomas C. Shively, a mechanical engineer at Grissom-Russell Co. in Massillon, died Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. in his residence at 212 Darmouth ave SW from pneumonia.
A life resident of Canton, Mr. Shively was 65 years of age.  He was a member of First Baptist Church and was a graduate of old Central High School.  He attended Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind., and the Lewis Institute of Engineering in Chicago.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Emily Shively, two daughters, Mrs. William L. Miller of the home and Mrs. Herbert Zagray; one son, Eugene C. Shively; on sister, Miss Carrie Shively, all of Canton, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. J. H. Satterfield will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Arnold funeral home.  Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 tonight.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Christian Shively And Wife Susannah Heasley From Pennsylvania To Ohio To Missouri To Iowa

Christian Shively was born 1-Apr-1812 in PA and died 3-Feb-1861 in Clarke County, IA.  He married Susannah "Susan" Heasley who was born 16-Nov-1813 in Armstrong County, PA and died 27-Apr-1893 in Clarke County, IA.

Many of the early Shively families were not afraid to migrate "west" for better opportunities for their families.  Christian Shively and Susannah Heasley Shively were good examples of this western migration.  Listed on the 1850 Knox Township, Columbia County, OH census is the household of Christian Shively age 37 born PA, wife Susanna age 37 born PA, son Jacob age 10 born PA, daughter Elcha age 8 born PA, daughter Susanna age 6 born PA, son Christian age 4 born OH and son Peter age 8 months born OH. Listed on the 1860 Miami Township, Saline County, MO census is the household of Christian Shively age 47, wife Mrs. Susan age 46, son Jacob age 20, daughter Ella J. age 17, daughter Susannah age 15, son Joseph age 12, son Peter age 10, daughter Margaret age 8 and son John age 5.  Listed on the 1870 Jackson Township, Clarke County, IA census is Susan Shively age 56, son Peter H age 20, daughter Maggie age 17 and son John M age 15.

Peter H. Shively, son of Christian and Susannah Shively, is listed on the 1880 Oak Township, Smith County, KS census.  In the household are Peter age 30 and wife Anna age 20.  P. H. Shively and Deborah A. Gregg were married on 16-Apr-1879 in Clarke County, IA. Listed on the 1900 Blaine, Smith County, KS census is the household of Peter H. Shively born Nov-1849 age 50 married 21 years, wife Debby A. born Jun-1860 age 39 having borne 7 children with 6 living, son Marcus L. born May-1883 age 17, son John J. born May-1885 age 15, son Ira Elmer born Jun-1886 age 13, son Eli G. born Dec-1893 age 6, daughter Myrtle A. born Oct-1894 age 5 and son Teddy R. born Nov-1897 age 3.  Peter Henry Shively and Debra Anna Gregg are buried in Price Cemetery, Lebanon, Smith County, KS. 

The newspaper obituary for Ira Elmer Shively, son of Peter H. Shively and Deborah Gregg Shively was located in The Kansas City Times, Kansas City, Missouri, Tuesday, July 14, 1959, Page 39, Column 4:
SHIVELY -- Ira E. Shively, 71, of 5224 East Seventh, died yesterday at the Veterans hospital. He was born at Bellaire, Kas., and had lived here 48 years.  From 1933 to 1945, he was the owner of the Woodland Cash grocery store, 1716 East Eighth street, and from 1945 until his retirement in 1948, he operated the cigar stand in the lobby of the Law building, 1207 Grand avenue.  He was a Mason. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Ann Shively, of the home, and two brothers, Eli G. Shively, Lebanon, Kas., and Pearl C. Shively, Jefferson City. Services will be at 2 o'clock Wednesday at the Melody-McGilley-Eylar chapel, Linwood and Woodland. Burial will be in Mount Moriah cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel after 5 o'clock tonight. 

The newspaper obituary for Pearl C. Shively, son of Peter H. Shively and Deborah Gregg Shively was extracted from The Daily Capital News, Jefferson City, Missouri, Tuesday, March 30, 1976:
Pearl Shively dies at local hospital
Pearl C. Shively, 74, of 1313 E. Dunlin St., died Monday at St. Mary's Health Center following a long illness. He was self-employed as a carpenter before his retirement in 1967. He was born June 12, 1901, at Bellaire, Kan., the son of Peter and Anna Gregg Shively. He was married June 28, 1924, at Makota, Kan. to Eva E. McArthur, who survives.
Mr. Shively was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Men's Club of the church and the Jefferson City Senior Citizens Club.
Other survivors include: Two sons, John Shively, Boonville, and Edward Shively, 2118 Buehrle Dr.; three daughters, Mrs. Linda Turnbull, Holts Summit, Mrs. Doris Bemboom, Indianapolis, Ind. and Mrs. Alma Nelson, Garden City, Mich.; one brother, Eli Shively, Lebanon, Kan.; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Buescher Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Michael Keith will officiate. Burial will be in the Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

John J. Shively And Wife, Nancy Evaline Armesy, From Carroll County, Indiana To North Dakota

John J. Shively was born in Indiana on 13-Oct-1842 and died 19-Mar-1924 in Ramsey County, ND.  He was married on 7-May-1863 in Tippecanoe County, IN to Nancy Evaline Armesay.  Listed on the 1880 Clay Township, Carroll County, IN census is the household of John J Shively age 36, wife Nancy E. age 34, son William age 10 and son George age 6. Located on the 1900 City of Devils Lake, Ramsey County, ND census in the household of William Thoyer is John Shively, boarder, born Oct-1842, age 57, married 36 years and wife Evaline born Aug-1842, age 57, having given birth to 3 children of whom 2 are living. It seems John J. Shively and Evaline returned several winters to spend back in Indiana.  From the Hoosier Democrat, Flora, IN, Saturday, December 28, 1901, Page 5, Column 2 is the following entry:  John J. Shively and wife, of North Dakota, are here to spend the winter.

George Wallace Shively was the son of John J. Shively and Nancy Evaline Armesay.  George was born 26-Aug-1873 in Tippecanoe County, IN and died 6-Apr-1957.  He was married to Mary Frances Moomaw in 1895 in Butler County, NE. Mary was born 8-Mar-1874 and died 11-Oct-1953 in Lake County, OH.  She was the daughter of Jacob Peter Moomaw and Mary Margaret Zollman. Jacob P. Moomaw fought on the Confederate side during the Civil War and served in Co. D, 28 Virginia Infantry. (The Ohio death certificate for Mary F. Shively is found under her maiden name of Mary F. Moomaw.)

Listed on the 1910 Towner County, ND census is the household of George W. Shively age 36, married 14 years, wife Mary F. age 35, having given birth to 6 children and all 6 children living, son Arthur W. age 13, son John age 11, son Owen age 9, daughter Fern age 8, son David age 5, and son Clarence age 4.  At least one additional daughter, Marguerite, was born after the 1910 census.

Additional information was found regarding some of the children of George Shively and Mary Moomaw.  John P. D. Shively and brother Owen Daniel Shively are buried in Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Gallatin County, MT.  Clarence Chester Shively also lived in Montana.  Their sister, Fern Shively Storey, is listed in 1933 as living in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.  The following news article was found in the Fairfield Daily Ledger, Fairfield, Iowa, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 17, Column 4:
Mrs. Storey's Brother Dead
David Shively Killed By Lightning At Wisconsin Home
David Shively of Carryville, Wis., a brother of Mrs. H. I. Storey of Fairfield, was killed by lightning Saturday evening while working in the harvest fields near his home.  Mr. and Mrs. Storey left this morning for Carryville, where they will attend the funeral.  They stopped at Des Moines to get another site, Mrs. John Ford.

The newspaper obituary for Marguerite E. Shively Whitham Uzon lists her parents and brothers and sister.  Located in The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, August 11, 2009, Page 12, Column 6:
Marguerite E. "Peg" Whitham Uzon
Worthington, OH
Marguerite E. "Peg" Whitham Uzon, age 97, passed away Friday, August 7, 2009 at Worthington Christian Village with her family by her side.  She was born May 23, 1912 in Olmsted, ND.
Preceded in death by parents G. W. and Mary Shively, five brothers, Art, John, Owen, David and Clarence Shively and one sister, Fern Storey, and husbands Lloyd Whitham and Peter Uzon.   Survived by sons, Michael (Connie) Whitham of Columbus, Tom (Kay) Whitham of Flagstaff, AZ; grandsons, Christopher (Brandy) Whitham, Shea Whitham: granddaughter, Hilary Whitham; great-granddaughter, Stella Whitham; many nephews and nieces. 
She graduated from high school in Fairfield, IA in 1930.  She married Lloyd Whitham on July 26, 1936. Peg worked with her husband in their Agency, IA nursery and garden center for 40 years.
Peg brought joy and most of all laughter and fun to all who knew her.  She was a devout follower of Christ.  The family would like to thank all of the wonderful people from Worthington Christian Village. And special thanks to Debbie VanEckartsberg for her years of love and service.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Worthington Christian Village Chapel, Worthington, Ohio.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Worthington Christian Village, 165 Highbluffs Blvd, Worthington, OH 43235. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Jacob Shively And Wife, Harriet Pricilla Stone, Who Lived In Henry County, Iowa

Jacob Shively was born 27-May-1851 in Henry County, Iowa and died 20-Feb-1909 in Henry County, Iowa.  He was married on 14-May-1872 to Harriett Pricilla Stone. She was born Aug-1851 and died 7-Jul-1928.  Both are buried in the Wayland Methodist Church Cemetery in Wayland, Henry County, Iowa.  Jacob Shively was the son of Joel Shively and Naomi Arnold.  Harriett P. Stone was the daughter of John F. Stone and Mary Ann Price.

Listed on the 1880 Jefferson Township, Henry County, Iowa census is the household of Jacob Shively age 29, wife Harriet P age 28, daughter Anna age 7, son David age 4, daughter Eva age 3 and daughter Ella age 1. On the 1900 Jefferson Township, Henry County, Iowa census is the household of Jacob Shively born May-1851 age 49, wife Harriett P born Aug-1851 age 48, daughter Mary born Nov-1880 age 19, daughter Lucretia born Oct-1882 age 17, son Judson born Jun-1887 age 12, son Arnold born Feb-1889 age 11, grand daughter Eva Neyens born May-1896 age 4, servant David Edwards born Mar-1877 age 23.

Further information on the children of Jacob Shively and Harriett P. Stone includes: 1) Anna "Annie" born 25-Jun-1872 died 8-Oct-1920, married Frank Nuyens and divorced in 1915, both Anna and Frank were deaf 2) David born 24-Nov-1875 died 29-Jan-1958, married Emma Turner 3) Ella born 1879 died 22-May-1923, married Emil A. Borgstrand 4) Eva born 21-May-1877 died 29-Dec-1891 5)Mary born 15-Nov-1880 died Mar-1959, married Charles Ballard 6) Lucretia born Oct-1882 died 27-May-1957, married Frank T. McKune 7)Joel born 27-Jul-1885 died 17-Jun-1886 8)Judson born 11-Jun-1887 died 14-Jun-1917 and 9)Arnold born 21-Feb-1889 died 20-Aug-1922, married Ella Eicher.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Evening Journal, Washington, Iowa, Saturday, February 20, 1909, Page 4, Columns 2-3:
Death Of Jacob Shively
Jacob Shively, a prominent and well to do farmer of Henry County, died this morning at 5 o'clock after an illness of about four days duration at his home hear Coppock. He was born in Henry county in 1851, where he lived until the time of his death. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Ballard. Interment will be in the Wayland cemetery.

The following newspaper obituary was located in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Wednesday, July 11, 1928, Page 3:
Mrs. H. Shively Funeral
Held At Wayland
(Special To The Hawk-Eye) Wayland, Ia., July 10 -- The funeral services for the late Mrs. Harriet Shively were held from the home last Monday afternoon with the Rev. Pritchard in charge assisted by Rev. Polk.
Mrs. Shively, aged 76, had been a resident of this community for many years and before the death of her husband, Jacob Shively, lived on a farm near Coppock where the family of nine children were born, of whom six children and the husband have preceded her in death.
She has lived in Wayland since the death of her husband.  She enjoyed the comforts of her home with her family about her.  About a month ago she suffered a severe attack of influenza from which she never recovered.  The children who remain to mourn the loss of their mother are Mrs. Mary Ballard of Wayland, Mrs. Crete McKune of Washington and Dave Shively of Burlington, with numerous grandchildren, a few great-grandchildren and a large circle of old friends.
For many years she has been a member of the W. B. church at Cottonwood. Interment was in the family lot in the Wayland cemetery.