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 25, 2014

Jacob Shively And Wife, Monacka Mary Frey (Fry), Who Lived In Logan, Hocking County, Ohio

Jacob Shively was born 4-Dec-1831 in Germany, married 4-May-1858 in Vinton County, OH (Marriage Vol. 1, Page 135) and died 1-Oct-1903 in Logan, Hocking County, OH. From census records it is recorded that he immigrated to the US in 1857.  He married Monacka "Mary" Frey (Fry) who was born Apr-1841 in Germany. From census records it is recorded she immigrated to the US in 1849.   They are located on the 1860 Madison Township, Vinton County, OH census as Jacob Shively age 29 and wife Mary age 20.  The family of Jacob Shively is listed on the 1880 Logan, Hocking County, OH census and 1900 Logan, Falls Township, Hocking County, OH census record.  Jacob was involved in the community of Logan as there are newspaper articles that indicate he was elected as "sanitary policeman" or street commissioner in Logan.

Research on the children of Jacob and Mary Shively was done this week and the following information can be used for a research guide on this family. 1) Son Jacob Shively was born 23-Jan-1861 Vinton Co., OH and died 4-Jun-1946 at Memorial Hospital, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV.  He was a tailor and may have died from injuries suffered after a fall from a porch. 2)  John William Shively was born 13-Jan-1863 Vinton Co., OH and died 4-Jan-1927 in Huntington, Cabell Co., WV.  He may have lived in Columbus, OH.  He is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Franklin Co., OH.  He was married on 21-Apr-1855 to Clara Keinle.  She was born 7-May-1861 and died 23-Apr-1925.  3)  George Shively was born May-1865 and died ca. 1906. He married Regina Fredericka "Ricca" Krinn on 28-Jun-1885 in Hocking Co., OH. She was born July-1868 and died 1-Apr-1936 Cook Co, IL  4) Charles L  Shively born 31-Jul-1867 Hocking Co., OH, married 26-Jan-1905 Hamilton Co., OH, died 6-Dec-1938 Montgomery Co., OH.  He was married to Clara E. Palmer  5) William Wendell Shively born 11-Feb-1871 Hocking Co, OH died 2-Feb-1932 Sandusky Co., OH, buried St. Joseph's Cemetery in Fremont, OH.  He was married on 30-Dec-1891 in Campbell Co., KY to Bessie Catherine Fisher.  She was born 30-Jul-1871 and died 26-Sep-1906.  6) Catharine B. Shively was born 8-Sep-1873 Hocking Co., OH, married 28-Apr-1891 Hocking Co., OH, died 6-Sep-1919 Belmont Co., OH.  She married John Spencer   7) Augustus "Gus" Shively was born 29-Jan-1876 Hocking Co., OH died 12-Jul-1945 buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Hocking Co., OH.  He was married to Lucinda "Lucy" Donaldson on 6-Jul-1897.  She was born 28-May-1879 and died 28-Nov-1937.  8)Ferdinand Shively born 13-Mar-1878.  In 1942 he was living in Akron, Summit Co., OH.  9) William Shively born 7-Oct-1880 or 1881 in Hocking Co., OH.  He was married in Summit Co., OH on 3-Apr-1913 to Bertha Wegmiller.

The following newspaper obituary for Jacob Shively was extracted from The Hocking Sentinel, Logan, Ohio, Thursday, October 15, 1903, Page 4, Column 2:
Mr. Jacob Shively was born in Lanhaim, Walsehite County, Baden, Dec. 4th, in the year, 1831, died Oct. 1, 1903, aged 71 years and 9 months.  He was married in 1858 to Miss Moneca Tray. To this union was born ten children, of which one died in infancy.  The children were all here to attend the funeral, except Charles Shively and Mrs. Kate Spencer.  
We kindly thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness during the sickness and death of our loved one.   
                                       Mrs. Jacob Shively

Located in The Ohio Democrat, Thursday, October 15, 1903, Page 3, Column 4:
The death of Jacob Shively occurred last week.  He was sanitary policeman of Logan and an old and respected citizen.  Obituary notice next week.

There are various newspaper articles regarding the family members of Jacob and Mary Shively in Logan, Hocking Co., OH and the following was extracted from The Ohio Democrat, Logan, Ohio, Tuesday, February 2, 1897, Page 4, Column 3:
Birthday Anniversary
Last Saturday Augustus Shively arrived at that point in life to which all young men look forward to with much anxiety and in after years the majority of them regret having reached it, his 21st birthday.  His parents, wishing to remember his advent into the ranks wherein the word "Mr." is prefixed to our names and in anticipation of this suspicious event sent out invitations to a small number of the young gentleman's intimate friends, and among invited guests, being "ye local" and his better half, to come and partake of their hospitality on Saturday evening.  The guests began to gather at the house at early twilight and after passing an hour in social nonsense at 7 o'clock the company were invited into the dining room where we found a great long dining table draped in snowy linen and to use a vulgar phrase, it was loaded down to the hub with one of those old fashioned country suppers such as our mothers used to give us and such a one as only Mother Shively only knows how to prepare, everything and plenty of it, both good and substantial that the inner man might crave; pies, cakes, pastry meats, chicken and piles of floury flakes of snow white bread such as we read about but seldom see and peaches, pears, cherries and other dainties for desert with one of mother's delicious cups of coffee to wash it down.  If any one left the hospitable board without finding plenty to suit his taste it was his own fault.  After eating enough to satisfy us for a week we, with the assembled company repaired to other rooms where the evening was pleasantly spent in music, songs and games.  During the evening festivities liquid refreshments with cake were served; and all went merry as a marriage ball.  The hour for departure arrived all too soon, but as the old saying is, "the best of friends must sometimes part and the bond of friendship cut in twain", the company at 10 o'clock began to disperse wishing the genial young host many pleasant returns of the evening and that he might be spared to live his allotted time, four score years and ten, before being called to a better home.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

William E. Shiveley (Shively) And Wife, Estella Jane Reid, Who Lived In Clinton County, Ohio

William E. Shiveley (Shively) was born 5-July-1874 in Adams County, Ohio and died 22-May-1957 in Clinton County, Ohio.  He was the son of Daniel Shiveley (born 1-June-1838, died 7-October-1925) and Nancy Margaret Hamilton (1850-1930). Daniel Shiveley was the son of James Shiveley (1811-1873) and Mary Elizabeth Westbrook (1809-1866).  William E. Shiveley was married on 6-October-1904 to Estella Jane Reid.

Located in The Daily News-Journal, Wilmington, Ohio, Friday, October 1, 1954, Page 6, Column 1:
Mr. and Mrs. Shively To Celebrate Golden Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Shively, 413 South Mulberry street, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, Sunday, with a family dinner at noon and open house from 2 to 4 p.m.  They were married Oct. 6, 1904, at West Union.  Their three children, Edgar Shively and Mrs. M. S. Trickler, of Wilmington, and Mrs. W. W. Reno, of Hillsboro, will be with them for the celebration.  Friends and relatives are cordially invited to call at the home on Sunday afternoon.

Extracted from The Wilmington News-Journal, Thursday, May 23, 1957, Page 2, Column 6:
William E. Shiveley
William E. Shively, 82, of 413 S. Mulberry St., died Wednesday at 11:50 p.m. at Clinton Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since suffering a broken hip May 1.
The son of Daniel and Nancy Hamilton Shively, he was born at Blue Creek in Adams county, July 5, 1874 and was married Oct. 6, 1904 to Miss Estella J. Reid, who survives.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church.  Mr. Shiveley, a retired watchmaker, had lived in Wilmington for 13 years.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elva Trickler of Wilmington and Mrs. Ethel Reno of Hillsboro; one son, Edgar R. Shiveley of Wilmington; one sister, Miss Hattie Shiveley of Manchester, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the West Union Baptist Church and interment by Reynolds Funeral Home will be in the West Union IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9.

The newspaper obituary for William Shiveley's wife was located in The Wilmington News-Journal, Monday, March 17, 1969, Page 2, Column 1:
Mrs. Estella Shively
Mrs. Estella Jane Shiveley, 92, 413 S. Mulberry St., died of complications Sunday at 12:05 p.m. at Lucas nursing home, Wilson Rd.  She had been ill the past five years.  She was married to William Shiveley, who died in 1957.
She was born Oct 1, 1876 in Adams County, the daughter of James G. and Martha McClughen Reid.  She was a member of Clinton County Senior Citizens and the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elva Trickler of this city, Mrs. Ethel (Wasson) Reno of Hillsboro; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edgar Shively, this city; two sisters, Miss Sara Reid of West Union, Mrs. Lucy McClanahan of Columbus; five grandsons, one granddaughter, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Fred McCloskey and the Rev. Edward Geisler Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Reynolds-Sulcer funeral home.  Burial will be in West Union Cemetery.   Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Alice Carey Shively And Her Husband Melville Moore Waite From Michigan To Kings County, New York

A. J. Shrively is listed on the 1880 Brooklyn,  Kings County, New York census record. He is living at 247 Carlton Avenue.  In the household is his wife, daughter Alice C age 21, daughter "May" L age 19, daughter Grace J age 8, servant Minnie O'Rorke and servant Annie Quinn.  Arthur Shirley is listed on the 1875 New York State Census, Brooklyn, Kings County at 247 Carlton Avenue.  In the household are wife Minerva age 45, daughter Alice C age 17, daughter Mari E age 15, daughter Grace J age 3, Lambert C. Tree age 34, servant Minnie ORook age 22 and servant Annie Collins age 20.  Andrew J. Shively is listed in the 1874 Brooklyn City Directory, living at 247 Carlton Avenue, business in dry goods at 384 Broadway, N.Y.  He continues to be listed in the city directories at this address. On the 1888 Brooklyn City Directory, he is listed as living at 10 S. Oxford, a lawyer at 328 Broadway in N.Y.  On the 1892 Brooklyn, Kings County, New York state census, living at 10 South Oxford is the family of Andrew J Shively retired, wife Minervia F, daughter Alice C. Waite, daughter Mary E. Bainbridge, daughter Grace J. Shively, son-in-law Melville M. Waite a salesman, son-in-law Wilson Bainbridge a salesman, grandson Clarence M. Waite, granddaughter Alice A. Waite, grandson Carlton R. Bainbridge, grandson Sherman J. Bainbridge, Winnie O'Rourke cook, Annie Hellbridge waitress, Katie O'Leary nurse and Charles Larrence coachman.

A glimpse into the Brooklyn social life of daughter Alice C. Shively is found in newspaper articles.  In The Brooklyn Daily Eage, Sunday, December 18, 1881, Page 4, Column 8:
SHIVELY--Miss Carrie A. Shively has returned to her home on Carlton avenue, from an extensive tour through Europe.  She has visited Switzerland, England, Austria, Italy, Germany, France and other parts of Europe.  A large quantity of flowers were sent to her as greetings on her return.

The noun german is defined as an intricate dance for many couples. Secondly it is a party for dancing at which this dance is featured.  Extracted from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sunday Morning, April 15, 1883, Page 2, Column 5:
German On The Hill
On Friday evening last a german was tendered to Miss Alice Cary Shively at her residence, No. 247 Carlton avenue, by a few friends.  The floral display was in excellent taste and the favors, which were useful and elegant, consisted of oxidized spiders, Japanese fans and alligator skin sachems, for the ladies together with silver plated match safes and Japanese cigarette cases for the gentlemen. The guests were received by Mrs. and Miss Shively.  The german was led by H. H. Hickcox and Miss Robinson.  Among those present were Misses Carrie Tuttle, Shively, Tuttle, Hart, Pollard, Keyser, Jones, Wilson and Danby, Mr. and Mrs. Bainbridge and Messrs. W. H. Cooper, W. K. Knox, T. A. Coale, Samuel Johnson, Oscar V. Dougherty, William Rogers Jr., Joseph D. Mitchell, Henry Hall, H. G. Crandale, Benjamin Howard, F. Irving, Maguire, Waite, Honeymon and Blakemore.

From The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sunday, October 26, 1884, Page 8, Column 4:
WAITE--SHIVELY
The marriage of Mr. Melville More Waite to Miss Alice Carey Shively, daughter of Mr. A. J. Shively, of Carlton avenue, took place Wednesday afternoon.  The affair was strictly private, comprising only the immediate families of the bride and groom. The ceremony was preformed by Rev. Dr. Waite, of Sparkill, on the Hudson.  The best man was Mr. Frank Waite.  The bride was given away by her father.  The presents were elegant.  The happy couple left for an extensive tour, taking in Montreal and Quebec on their return.

In The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sunday, November 9, 1884, Page 8, Column 7:
Mr. Melville M. Waite, of the firm of Hurd, Waite & Co., has just returned from his wedding tour with his bride.  They made a circuit of the norther part of the State, taking in the St. Lawrence River and Canada.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Jacob Lowe Shively And Wife Clara Edith Morris From Pennsylvania To Ohio To Illinois

Jacob Lowe Shively was born on 14-Sep-1855 in Pennsylvania and died 11-Aug-1933 in Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois.  He was the son of Jacob Shively and Harriet Lowe.  Jacob Lowe Shively was married to Clara Edith Morris daughter of Isaac Morris and Mary Thomas on 21-Nov-1890.   Clara Morris was born ca 1865 and died 29-Nov-1942 in Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois.  Jacob and Clara are listed on the 1930 and 1920 Knox County, Illinois census records.  They are listed on the 1910 Henry County, Illinois census records.

Extracted from the Hamilton Journal - The Daily News, Hamilton, Ohio, Monday, August 14, 1933, Page 5, Column 4:
Rev. Shively Rites Held At Knoxville
The funeral  of the late Rev. J. L. Shively, former Butler county resident, was held from the Methodist church of Knoxville, Ill., Friday afternoon in charge of Rev. W. F. Day, pastor of the church, who paid a fine tribute to deceased with whom he had been associated for the past three years.
Dr. T. E. Newland, former district superintendent and now pastor of the First Methodist church of Galesburg, Ill., gave the sermon, and in his remarks referred to Rev. Shively, as a man who had lived the life of a cultured Christian gentleman.
Twenty-seven ministers of the Galesburg district occupied the choir loft, Rev. C. L. W. Smith giving the prayer and Rev. Blue and Rev. Boswell reading the Scripture. A male quartet rendered favorite selections of the deceased "Some Day the Silver Cord Will Break" and "In The Sweet Bye and Bye".  The pall bearers were officials of the Knoxville church.  The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.
Pastor In Butler County
Rev. Shively was born in Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, September 14, 1855.  His father died when he was six months old, when he and his mother went to make their home with his grandparents.  He attended Mt. Pleasant Academy and taught four years in the Huntington township schools.  In 1875 he entered Mt. Union College and in 1876 he became a freshman in Ohio Wesleyan University where he graduated.  In 1882 he entered Boston University School of Theology and in 1881 joined the Cincinnati conference of the Methodist Episcopal church serving the following charges:  Walker-Union, Carthage, Middletown, Easton, Madisonville and Lebanon.
He was married in 1888 to Clara E. Morris, daughter of the late Isaac K. Morris, and of this union four children survive as follows:  Miss Harriet Shively, of Knoxville, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Lou Knight, and Mrs. Margaret Legette, both of Detroit, Mich., and Morris Lowe Shively, an officer of the U. S. Marine corps, stationed at Quantico, Va.
Returned To Illinois
In 1904 he moved with his family to Santa Fe, N.M., going there for the health of the eldest daughter, Myra, who died after a stay of a year and one-half.  During his two-year stay as pastor of St. John's Methodist church of Santa Fe he was chaplain of the house of representatives.
In 1906 he was transferred to the central Illinois conference and served the following charges:  Genesen, Bushnell, Knoxville, Odell, Viola, Vermont and Prairie City.  In September, 1928, upon completion of 44 years of active service he retired in Knoxville, Ill., where resided at the time of his death August 8, 1933.
The interment was made in Knoxville cemetery, the short service being a most impressive one.

The newspaper obituary for Clara Morris Shively was found in The Hamilton Journal - The Daily News, Monday, November 30, 1942, Page 13, Column 8:
Mrs. Clara Shively Dies In Illinois
Mrs. Clara Edith Shively, widow of Rev. J. L. Shively, died Sunday morning in Knoxville, Ill.  She was a former resident of Butler county, having been born east of Hamilton in the district then known as Pleasant View and was the oldest daughter of Isaac and Mary Thomas Morris, a widely-known pioneer family.
Mrs. Shively was married to Rev. Shively November 21, 1890, and they lived in Middletown, Eaton, and Lebanon, until Reverand Shively accepted a pastorate in the Methodist church in Las Vegas, N.M., where they remained for a short time because of the health of their oldest daughter, Myra.  For 30 years they had resided in Illinois.
Reverend Shively died August 8, 1933, and a daughter and son also preceded Mrs. Shively in death.  Mrs. Shively leaves three daughters, Mrs. Hale Knight, Chevy Chase, Md., Mrs. Reginald Leggette, Detroit, Mich., and Miss Harriet Shively, Knoxville, Ill.; a son, Lieut. Col. Morris L. Shively, United States marines, stationed in California; one brother, L. B. Morris, La Fontaine, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. H. H. Marsh, Seven Mile.  Burial will be in Knoxville.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

John Wesley Shively And Wife, Ada Armenta Karns, From Vinton County, OH To Caldwell County, MO To Washington County, AR

John W. Shively was born ca.1850 in Hocking County, Ohio and died 10-December-1917 in Washington County, Arkansas.  He was the son of David Shively and Rachel Amy Bell who can be found on the census records of Vinton County, Ohio.  John was married, this being possibly a second marriage, on 23-January-1883 in Caldwell County, Missouri to Addah A Karns. (On the 1910 Washington County, Arkansas census John is listed with Addia as his second marriage, her first). Ada Armenta Karns was born 10-January-1867 in McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio and died 7-August-1956 in Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Nicholas Karns and Mary Louise Dennison. Listed on the 1900 Gomer Township, Caldwell County, Missouri census is the household of John Shively born April 1850, wife Adda A born January 1867, son Arthur N born October 1883, son Lawrence D born February 1885, daughter Daisy I born February 1888, daughter Nellie L born May 1894, son John M born May 1896, grandfather James M Dennison born March 1817 and servant Perry Green born November 1873.

Located in The Fayetteville Democrat, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Thursday, December 13, 1917, Page 2, Column 4:
J. W. Shivley
Funeral services fro J. W. Shivley, aged 67, who died late Monday night at the Peel place, the family residence north of City Park, were held at the residence Wednesday morning at ten o'clock with the Rev. Ashley Chappell officiating. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.  Bruce Holcomb, Clyde Walters, Dr. J. R. Southworth, C. C. Yarrington, Best Lewis and Art Lewis served as pallbearers.
Mr. Shively and his family had resided here since October, coming here from Harris, where they had lived twelve years.  The deceased was well known all over the county.
Deceased is survived by his widow and seven children, Mrs. Daisy Gaines of Lennox, Iowa; Lawrence, who has been away and unheard from for a few months and Arthur, Nellie, John, William and Clyde, who are at home.

The notice of the passing of the wife of John W. Shively was extracted from The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri, Thursday, August 9, 1956, Page 23:
SHIVELY--Mrs. Ada Armenta, age 89, passed away Aug. 7, at Harrisonville, Mo. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. R. D. Gaines, Lenox, Ia., and Mrs. R. N. Duncan, Cleveland, Mo.; 4 sons, John M. Shively, Warrensburg, Mo., A. N. Shively, Fayetteville, Ark., William R. Shively, Braymer, Mo., and Clyde F. Shively, 1103 E. 30th, K. C., Mo.  Services 10 a.m. Thursday at the Methodist church, Braymer, Mo. Interment Evergreen cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark., 11 a.m. Friday.      Geo. E. Myers Funeral Home, Cleveland, Mo.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Amos Jacob Shively And Wife Udora "Dora" Pettit Who Lived In Black Hawk County, Iowa And Marshall County, Iowa



















The following news article was extracted from The Waterloo Evening Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Monday, March 28, 1910, Page 7, Columns 3-4:
Waterloo People Who Expect Great Riches
The above people are chiefly concerned in the location and securing of a vast estate, amounting to many millions of dollars, in Plymouth, England.  The tale is so strange as to be almost beyond belief.   The principal heir in this city is Mrs. Jane Stroud Pettit.  She and her husband, Irving Pettit, are both blind and are cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Amos J. Shiveley, residing at their home on Linden avenue near the city limits.  Mrs. Shiveley is a daughter of Mrs. Pettit.  Another family interested in Waterloo is that of W. E. Perkins, a son of Mrs. Shiveley.
Other heirs represented by a Waterloo attorney are Richard Stroud of Marble Rock and Henry Stroud of Kansas City.
Many years ago it is claimed an  estate was founded in England by David Stroud. At his death a portion of the heirs were found and distribution of the wealth made in their cases.  That which should come to the American heirs was held in trust.  Mrs. Pettit and her two brothers, Richard and Henry, could not be located and when they were first informed of the good luck in store for them refused to credit.  The founder of the estate was an uncle of the three people named as direct heirs.
Investigation has led the Waterloo attorney to place confidence in the report and he is in communication with a solicitor at Plymouth, England.  Those who expect to profit by the distribution of the estate are borne up by excitement and naturally believe that the money will come to them quickly, but on the other hand the attorney is loth to believe that any great part of the estate will be received before many months, possibly two years. Mrs. Pettit and her two brothers trace a direct descent from a brother of David Stroud.
The heirs state that between twelve and fifteen millions of dollars are ready from immediate distribution and that the estate in all amounts to nearly fifty millions of dollars.

Another account regarding the issue was located in The Waterloo Evening Courier,  Friday, March 25, 1910, Page 11, Column 4:
Prospects Of Great Wealth
Fortune Flirts With Several Waterloo People
Attorneys Engaged In Investigating Reported Estates Held In Trust
To have the prospect of shortly securing vast sums of money after having worked hard and been deprived of nearly all of the luxuries and even some of the necessities of life is held before a number of Waterloo people.  Recently it came to the attention of Mrs. Amos J. Shiveley, residing on lower Lafayette street, that an estate valued at perhaps a million and a half of dollars was held in Plymouth, England awaiting the appearance of the rightful heirs.  The estate is known as the Stroud estate.  Mrs. Shiveley's maiden name was Stroud, being a granddaughter of the founder of the immense fortune.  It appears that the mother of Mrs. Shiveley was notified of the existence of the fortune, but refused to credit the good luck in store for her.  Later other inquiries were sent out and Mrs. Shiveley located.  Other heirs that will probably participate in the division of the fortune are Frank and William Petitt and Mrs. Irving Petitt.  For some time an attorney of the city has been investigating the matter, but so far no definite information has been imparted to those chiefly concerned.
W. E. Perkins, a motorman on the street car line, is a son of Mrs. Shiveley and participation in the wealth will bring much needed comfort to his home in which are a number of children.
"Luck" Very Generous
Not content with holding up this prospect before these people a recent advertisement in a newspaper asked for the location of one A. J. Shiveley, stating that an immense estate in Pennsylvania awaited the rightful claimant.  This advertisement for some time passed unnoticed in this city, but friends finally took the matter up and called Mr. Shiveley's attention to it.
Mr. Shively has given the matter to an attorney to investigate, and it is hoped by friends of the family that the good fortune will not prove a myth.  The Mr. Shiveley referred to in the second instance is the husband of Mrs. Shiveley of the first part of the story.  Mr. Shiveley is the step-father of Mr. Perkins.
Whatever comes of these reports the members of the family are loth to credit them until they see the actual coin in their hands, but it is certainly a pleasure to anticipate what might be done if all of them should suddenly become millionaires.

Amos J. Shively was born 22-Feb-1853 in Allen County, Ohio and died 24-Sep-1941 in Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa.  The following newspaper obituary was located:   Amos J. Shively, 1112 Bromely Street, a resident of this city since 1886, died at the Deaconess Hospital at 10:30 Wednesday Morning.  He had been in poor health for the past three years and his last illness confined him to the hospital for two weeks.  Death was due to age debility.
Mr. Shively was born in Allen County, Ohio, February 22, 1853, the son of Jacob and Sadona Shivley.  His early years were spent in Ohio and later in Kansas.  He married udora Perkins, June 12, 1884, at Stockton, Kansas.  They lived there for eight years and then came to Marshalltown.  Mrs. Shively died in Marshalltown in 1926.
There were three children born to Mr. & Mrs. Shivley.  One daughter proceeded him in death, and surviving are:  Mrs. Harley (Lillie) Carkhuff of Quarry and Mrs. Dewy Bailey of this city.  There are also two step-sons, W. E. Perkins of Fredricksburg, and W. S. Perkins of this city.  An adopted son, Clarence Shively of this city, 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held at the Pursel Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Iowa River cemetery.

Udora "Dora" Petitt was born 30-Oct-1853 in Illinois and died 26-Mar-1926 in Marshalltown, Marshalltown County, Iowa.  The newspaper obituary for her is as follows:  Mrs. Udona Shively, wife of Amos Shively, 112 Bromely Street, died at the Deaconess Hospital at 11:40 Sunday night of pneumonia following a week long illness.
Mrs.Shively was born in Rockford, Ill, October 30th, 1853, daughter of William Petitt and Jane Strout Petitt.  She was married to James Perkins whom she divorced. In 1883 she married Mr. Shively in Rooks County, Kansas.  After making their home at Wichita, Kan. for eight years, Mr. & Mrs. Shively came to this city, which had since been their home.
Mrs. Shively is survived by her husband and five children, Walter E. and William Perkins, Mrs. Harley (Lillie) Carkhuff, Mrs. Julia Bailey and Clarence Shively of this city.  Two brothers, Charles Petitt, of Fredericksburg, and Francis Petitt  of Waterloo, and a sister Mrs. Mary Moody of Fredericksburg, also survive.  Funeral services were held from the Persel-Davis Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial in Iowa River cemetery.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Elmer "Zeb" Shively, Son Of John Shively And Mahala Bigelow, Who Lived In Wells County, Indiana

Elmer "Zeb" Shively was born in Auglaize County, Ohio and died on 13-October-1914.  He was the son of John Shively who was born in Germany and Mahala Bigelow.  John and Mahala were married on 15-May-1870 in Auglaize County, Ohio (Marriage Vol. 3, Page 553).   John Shively was born ca. 1848 and died 15-Feb-1904 in Wells Co., Indiana.  Mahala Bigelow Shively was born ca. 1846 and died 21-Dec-1902 in Wells Co., Indiana.  Both are buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton, Wells Co., Indiana.

Listed on the 1900 Harrison Township, Bluffton Ward 3, Wells County, IN is the household of John Shiveley born in Germany, wife Mahala who is listed as having given birth to 6 children and 6 children are living, son Sherman, son Elmore, son Ellsworth and son John C.

The newspaper obituary for John Shiveley was located in The Bluffton Banner, Wednesday, February 17, 1904, Page 4, Column 1:
John Shiveley Died Monday
John Shiveley, the carpenter who residing in the south end, died at his home about 10 o'clock Monday.  The deceased was about 60 years of age, and leaves a family of several children, most of whom are grown.  He was the father of Zeb, Dave, Clyde and Sherm Shiveley.  The funeral was held Tuesday.

The following newspaper article regarding  Elmer "Zeb" Shively was extracted from the Fort Wayne Sentinel, Wednesday, October 14, 1914, Page 12, Columns 2-3:
Jail Prisoner Dies
Edward ("Zeb") Shively, of Bluffton, Ind., died at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday night in the Allen county jail, less than two hours after he had been seized with status epilepsy. Shively was aged 39 years and was sent to jail last Saturday from the city court, where he and Corbett Conkley had been convicted of obtaining money by false pretense and were sentenced to pay fines of $20 and costs and forty days in jail.  It was shown that they had swindled Mrs. Harley I. Burgett, wife of a well known farmer, residing three miles east of Fort Wayne, on the Maumes road, out of $3.50 by pretending that Mr. Burgett had sent them to repair the cistern.  They meddled with the pumping apparatus for a time, broke a part of it, covered it up, collected their money and disappeared.  They came to town and got on a spree, during which they were arrested.  In court Saturday morning Shively showed the effects of excessive dissipation.  Drs. Kane and VanBuskirk were called Tuesday night to attend Shively, but he was past aid.  Brothers of the deceased man residing in Bluffton were notified and the body was turned over to Klaehn & Melching.

Located in the Fort Wayne Sentinel, Saturday, October 17, 1914, Page 13, Column 1:
Investigate Brother's Death
Bluffton Men Inquire Into Dying Of "Zeb" Shively In Fort Wayne Jail
Bluffton, Ind., Oct. 17. -- David and Sherman Shively went to Fort Wayne this morning to make a personal investigation of the facts surrounding the death of their brother, Elmer or "Zeb", in the Allen county jail last Tuesday night.  They talked with the officers at the jail, with the doctors who were called to attend their brother and with Corb Conklin, of this city, who was arrested with Mr. Shively and who is still in jail there.
They stated on their return to Bluffton that they are far from satisfied with their discoveries and that they will investigate further.  They say that their brother was a sick man when he was placed in jail and that he was not given medical attention until his condition became desperate.  He had been a sufferer from heart trouble and his condition was serious from this and other causes when he was placed in jail.  The doctors told them that when they were called there was nothing that could be done for their brother.  The Messrs. Shively feel that he should have had medical attention long before.  They say that Conklin assured them that the statement from Fort Wayne that he was well and ate heartily is false.
Conklin also told them that he and "Zeb" were not guilty of getting money under false pretenses and that they actually cleaned the cistern and were entitled to the money they received from the Fort Wayne woman whose husband later caused their arrest.

The following article was found in The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Monday Morning, October 1, 1906, Page 16, Column 4:
Five Hundred Drunkards In Wells County
George Cotton Is Compilling A List Of Them And Says There Are 
Fully That Many To Go On His Books
(Bluffton News.)    Some man in each township of the county will assist George Cotton in his crusade against the saloons, but he is not yet ready for their assistance.  The law provides that a notice not to sell liquor must be given by some resident of the township in which the man resides and so Cotton cannot give notices against any man who does not live in Harrison township.  Here is where his assistants come in.  If a man in another township is to be placed on the list a man residing in the township will serve the notices so as to make them legal.  Cotton says that when he has completed his list it will contain 500 names and that there are fully that many drunkards in the county.
"Zeb" Shively is consulting attorneys with a view to bringing suit against Cotton for defamation of character by placing his name on the list.  He not only objects to having his name there, but further to being called "Zeb" Shively, as Cotton has done in his notices.  "Zeb" Shively is a nickname and his right name is Elmer, which title he wants Cotton to use. Cotton served thirty-five more notices to-day, most of them going by registered mail.