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.