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, February 28, 2015

Israel Shively And Wife, Syntha (Cynthia) Ann Brooks, From Ashland County, Ohio To Miami County, Indiana

Israel Shively Marriage, Richland Co., OH 1841
Descendants of Israel Shively who lived in Ashland County, OH and Miami County, IN expressed interest in his lineage this past week.  Israel was the son of John Shively (1800-1873) and Margaret Risinger (Bisinger) (1802-1887).  The family is searching for a document that might prove that Israel was the son of John and Margaret.  Israel died before his father, John, died and John did not leave a will. If other Shively researchers have done work in Miami County, IN and have a deed or church record that might help establish the relationship between John and Israel Shively please add a comment to this blog.

Israel Shively was married to Syntha (Sintha, Cyntha, Cynthia) Ann Brooks in Richland County, OH on 9-Sep-1841.  Israel Shively was already married by 1850 which is the first year that all members of a household were listed.  On the 1850 Ashland County, OH census John Shiveley is listed and the next household is the family of Israel Shiveley. (Note:  John 
1850 Ashland County Ohio Census Record
Shiveley was listed on the previous page as head of household and this page starts with his wife and family).  By 1860 the families have moved to Miami County, IN. On the 1860 Jefferson Township is the family of Isreal Shively age 39, wife Cynthia age 27, son Phillip age 17, son Alfred age 15, daughter Margaret age 12, son Martin age 8, daughter Mary J age 5, son Manuel age 3, son Alonzo age 8 months, Mary J Shively age 23 assisting with house work (sister to Israel), Emmaline Bemer age 18 helping with housework, and Buels Daniels age 60. Two more sons were born to Israel and Syntha.  They were William H Shively born 19-May-1862 and James Grant Shively born 1866.

From various records the following information was found regarding the family of Israel Shively.  On the web site Find A Grave a picture of the pieces of the tombstone for Syntha A Shively was shown.  She is buried in the Chittick Cemetery, Miami County, IN (born 11-Jan-1824 and died 11-May-1890).   Their eldest son, Phillip Shively (1842-1865) is also buried in the Chittick Cemetery.

Alfred Shively was born 23-Sep-1844 and died 11-May-1935, buried in Galveston Cemetery.  He was married on 31-Dec-1865 to Amanda Stickler.  Extracted from The Kokomo Tribune, (Kokomo, IN), Monday, May 13, 1935, Page 2, Column 3:
Waupecong Man Dies
Alfred Shively Succumbs At Advanced Age: Funeral Rites Tuesday
Bunker Hill, Ind., May 12--(Tribune Special)--Alfred Shively, 90, died at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home in Waupecong.
He was born Sept. 23, 1844, in Ohio, being one of nine children of Israel and Cynthia Shively.  When a small boy he moved with his parents to Illinois where they lived for a short time and then moved one-half mile south of Waupecong, where the deceased spent practically his entire life.  Dec. 31, 1865, he was married to Amanda Stickler.  Eleven children were born to them, four daughters having preceded him in death.
Surviving children are: Archie Shively, 2405 North Union street, Kokomo; Jesse, South Bend; Walter and Pearl, Waupecong; Frank, R.F.D. No. 6, Peru; Lawrence, Waupecong; Mrs. Eva Oldfather, R.F.D. No. 1, Galveston.
He is survived also by one brother, William of McGrawsville, twenty-six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Mr. Shively enlisted in the union army during the Civil war and served until the end of the war as a private.  He was in Company K, 155th Indiana Regiment infantry.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the U. B. church in Waupecong with the Rev. Thomas Shively of Nead officiating.  Burial will follow in Galveston cemetery.  The body was taken to the Wayne Ladd funeral home in Miami to be prepared for burial and was returned to the home Sunday night.
The Daughters of the Union Veterans of Peru will have charge of the services at the church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Kokomo will conduct full military funeral rites at the cemetery with a grandson, Claud Shively of Kokomo in charge.
Mr. Shively was a member of the G. A. R. post at Peru.

The newspaper obituary for William H. Shively was extracted from The Kokomo Tribune, Wednesday, December 28, 1955, Page 2, Column 3:
William H. Shively
AMBOY (Tribune Area Special) -- William H. Shively, 93, lifelong resident of McGrawsville community, died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  He had been ill with heart trouble for three weeks.
Mr. Shively was born in Clay Township, Miami County, May 19, 1962, the son of Israel and Cynthia (Brooks) Shively, was was the last survivor of a family of 10 children.
He was married Sept. 4, 1892 to Alice Jenkins.  She lost her life in a train accident in 1919.
He was a carpenter throughout his active years and was a member of the McGrawsville Methodist Church.
Surviving are three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Merle Powell, Bunker Hill R. R. 1; Mrs. Grace Christner and Mrs. Dorothy Glassburn, Amboy R. R. 1; Oscar Shively, Kokomo R. R. 3 and Raymond Shively, Bunker Hill R. R. 1.  There are 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
The body is at the Laird Funeral Home, Amboy where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. CST Friday, the Rev. Jesse Byrd of the McGrawsville Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Amboy.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday until the hour of the service.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Family Of Samuel Shively And Elizabeth Neal From Columbiana County, Ohio

Samuel Shively/Elizabeth Neal Marriage








Samuel Shively was born ca 1837 and died 27-May-1897.  He was the son of George Shively and Mary Dickey. Samuel was married on 3-April-1862 in Columbiana County, Ohio to Elizabeth Neal.  Elizabeth was born on 9-March-1839 and died 26-March-1915.  Samuel and Elizabeth Shively are buried in Moultrie Cemetery, Columbiana County, Ohio.

Located in the 1870 West Township, Columbiana County, Ohio census is the family of Samuel Shively age 32, wife Elizabeth age 31, daughter Alpha age 7, daughter Mary age 5, son George age 2, and a daughter age 1.  On the 1880 West Township, Columbiana County, Ohio census is Samuel Shively age 43, daughter Elizabeth age 41, daughter Alpha J age 17, son George E age 12, son John H age 10, son Marion L age 6.  

Alpha Jane Shively Foulks was born 30-Jan-1863, Moultrie, Columbiana County OH and died 8-Oct-1922. Extracted from The Canton Daily News, Wednesday Evening, October 18, 1922, Page 6, Column 1:
Mrs. Alpha Foulks
Mrs. Alpha Shively Foulks, widow of William J. Foulks died at her home in Cleveland Sunday October 8th, of heart trouble.  She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shiveley and was born and raised near Moultrie, Ohio.  She was 59 years of age and was the mother of eight children, five of whom survive their mother.  She is also survived by four brothers and a host of friends and neighbors who sadly mourn her demise.  Funeral which was largely attended was held Wednesday at the Moultrie chapel.   Rev. Byler, of the Church of the Brethren of which she was a member officiated.  Burial was made in the Moultrie cemetery.

George E. Shively was born 6-Dec-1867 Moultrie, Columbiana County, OH and died 11-Nov-1930.  Extracted from The Daily Times, Tuesday, December 11, 1928, Page 14, Column 2:
Hold Shively Rites Friday
Vet N. O. P. Employe Dies Yesterday
Funeral for George E. Shively, 63, employe of the N. O. P. & L. Company for nineteen years and a teacher in Tuscarawas county schools for eighteen years prior to his train service, who died at 10 a.m. yesterday at his home on the Uhrichsville paved road, four and a half  miles east of this city, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the family residence.  Burial will be made in East Avenue cemetery, this city, by the Linn-Hert company.  Mr. Shively never recovered from the effects of paralysis with which he was stricken last December.
Mr. Shively was one of the best known conductors of the N. O. P. & L. Company. He remained in the service of the traction company after the car service was abandoned on the Massillon-Uhrcchsville division in May and June, 1929.
He was born Dec. 6, 1867, in West township, Columbiana county, a son of Samuel S. and Elizabeth E. Shively.  He received his normal school training at Ohio Northern University at Ada.  Mr. Shively was married May 25, 1893, to Nannie F. Ohler.
Mr. Shively entered the service of the N. O. P. & L. Company in  1900.  He was a devoted member of the M. E. church at Middle and was superintendent of the church's Sunday school, and a teacher of the Brotherhood class. He also was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Surviving are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Nannie Daisy Ley, Canton; Miss Martha Earline Shively, Lakewood, and Mrs. Marjorie Elizabeth Blacks, New Philadelphia, and three brothers, John, James and Marion Shively, all of Cleveland.

John H. Shively was born 22-Nov-1870 Moultrie, Columbiana County, OH and died 16-Apr-1936 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH.  

Marion L. Shively was born August-1874 Moultrie Columbiana County, OH and died 28-Feb-1948.  Located in The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sunday, February 29, 1948, Page 21A, Column 2:
Marion L. Shively
A veteran for more than a quarter century in the post office here, Marion L. Shively will be buried in his native Moultrie, O., after services at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Rinear-Lambert funeral home, 13138 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland.  He was 73.
Mr. Shively died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Herman, Grove Avenue, Mentor.  He taught school in the Canton area for some years before he entered the postal service.  On his retirement 17 years ago he was foreman in the main office here.
Surviving him are his wife, Lulu,  and four daughters, Mrs. Byrd Reynolds, Mrs. Ruth H. Spohn, Mrs. Bryda Kohl and Mrs. Herman.

James C. Shively was born 1881 and died 31-Dec-1944 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Joseph Warren Shively From Portage County, Ohio



In doing research for this week's blog and trying to find an article related to Valentine's Day the subject will be Joseph Warren (J. W.) Shively.  J. W. Shively passed away in Washington, D. C. on 14-February-1897.  Joseph Warren Shively was the subject of this blog on 30-April-2011.

Extracted from The Cleveland Leader, Monday Morning, February 15, 1897, Page 1, Column 2:
Kent Man Dies At Washington
Kent, O., February 14 --  Dr. J. W. Shively, of Kent, died in Washington, D.C., today.  He was connected with the Pension Department.   Dr. Shively was a director of the Kent National Bank and was a well-known gentleman.  The remains will be brought here for burial Tuesday.

Additional information regarding J. W. Shively was located in The Cleveland Leader, Thursday Morning, November 23, 1876, Page 3, Column 2:
Dr. J. W. Shively, who for the past ten years has been a resident of this place and who has enjoyed a very extensive practice, is about to open an office in Harkness Block, corner of Euclid and Wilson avenue, Cleveland, and locate permanently in that city.  The doctor's many friends will regret to learn of this move, and yet all will join with us in hoping that he will soon realize a remunerative practice in his new and broader field of labor. --Kent Bulletin

Joseph Warren Shively and wife are buried in the Standing Rock Cemetery, Kent, Portage County, Ohio.  Joseph Warren Shively was born on 24-September-1833 and died 14-February-1897.  His wife, Amelia Kent, was born 26-September-1837 and died 13-June-1912.

Friday, February 6, 2015

William Orville Shively And Wife, Grace Elizabeth Cook, Who Lived In Scioto County, Ohio

William Orville Shively was born on 21-July-1873 and died 16-January-1925 in Rushtown, Scioto County, Ohio.   He was married to Grace Elizabeth Cook, daughter of Phillip Cook and Mahala Dawson.  Grace was born 28-July-1874 and died in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio on 28-March-1946. William Orville Shively was the son of John C Shively (born 13-Feb-1839, died 25-February-1910) and Margaret Young.  John C Shively was the son of John Shively and Jane Hazelbaker.

On the 1870 Rush Township, Scioto County, Ohio census is the family of John C Shively age 31, wife Margaret age 31, son Gilbert C age 4, son Henry F age 1, daughter Mary Jane age 8 months, and farm laborer Richard H Young age 24.  On the 1880 Rush Township, Scioto County, Ohio census is the household of John C. Shively age 42 occupation stone mason, wife Margaret age 38, son G C age 13, son Francis H age 11, daughter Mary Jane age 10, son William O age 7, son John C Jun. age 5, and son Charles E age 1.  

The following newspaper obituary for William O. Shively was extracted from The Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, January 17, 1925, Page 11, Column 5:
William O. Shively
William O. Shively, 52, who until January 1 was a commissioner in Scioto county, which office he had filled most acceptably for six years, passed away very suddenly late Friday afternoon at this home near Rushtown, West Side.  His death followed a two days illness with pneumonia.  Only a few of his legion of friends were aware of his illness, and the announcement his sudden demise came as a shock to them. While Mr. Shively had not been in the best of health for the past year, he was able to look after his business affairs and was around as usual until he developed pneumonia.
Active in politics and always a loyal republican Mr. Shively was known from one end of the county to the other and also possessed a wide acquaintanceship in neighboring counties and among road and construction men all over this section of the state.
Born on Duck Run, a short distance from the home in which he died, Mr. Shively was brought up in this county and in early manhood served his apprenticeship as a stone mason, becoming adept at this trade.  With the advent of concrete and the surplanting of  stone by the new material in many phases of construction Mr. Shively became associated with this form of building and for many years was a road contract superintendent for E. G. Nave & Company.
Mr. Shively served two terms on the Board of Commissioners of the Scioto county, and had only recently retired to private life.  He had sold his farm and planned on moving to Nauvoo on Monday of next week.
Surviving are the widow and two children:  Edgar and Bucinh; and three brothers, Charles E, Frank and Clint.
Mr. Shively was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Baptist church.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two-thirty, from the Bethany Baptist church, Rushtown, with the pastor in charge.

Newspaper obituaries for brothers and sister of William O. Shively were located while searching for genealogy information.  Located in The Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, November 21, 1932, Page 6, Column 8:
Gilbert Clinton Shively
Gilbert Clinton Shively, 67, of Duck run, died in Portsmouth General hospital Monday at 8:30 a.m. of heart trouble following an illness of five weeks duration.  He was admitted to the hospital as a medical patient about a month ago.
Mr. Shively was a civil engineer and had been employed by the N. & W. railroad, Fowlne Bros., and S. Monroe and Son, contractors.  His last position was the the state highway department as a bridge inspector.  He was a brother of Orville Shively, county commissioner at one time, who died about four years ago.
Mr. Shively is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mathilda Shively, and following children: Mrs. Clif Murfin of Third street, Mrs. Orville Phillips of Ninth street, Mrs. Florence Tame of Fourth street, Miss Myrtle Shively of New York city, Ralph Shively of Rushtown, Charles Shively of Columbus and one brother, Charles, also of Columbus.
The body was removed to the Melcher funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

The sister of William Orville Shively was Mary Jane Shively Taylor.  The following information was located in The Portsmouth Times, Saturday, April 16, 1910, Page 8, Column 4:
Mrs. Newton Taylor died April 5, after a short illness of pneumonia.  She was 40 years old and is survived by husband, four children, and five brothers viz, Clinton, Orville, Frank, Crate and Charles Shively.  Burial was at Rushtown cemetery April 6.

More information on Mary Jane Shively Taylor was found in The Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, April 9, 1910, Page 9, Column 7:
Is Dead Of Pneumonia
Mary J., beloved wife of J. N. Taylor, died Tuesday at her home at Owensville on the Duck Run, one mile from Rushtown from pneumonia which followed an illness with the grip.  She was about 40 years of age anther maiden name was Mary J. Shively and was born and reared at Rushtown being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Shively.  Her father died a short time ago.  She was a good woman and her death is universally regretted by all who knew her.  She is survived by her husband and four children, the youngest being four years old.
Funeral was held Wednesday from the Rushtown M. E. church following with burial in the cemetery nearby.

A brother to William Orville Shively was John Crayton Shively.  His newspaper obituary was extracted from The Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, July 29, 1919, Page 4, Columns 2-4:
Death Claims Crayton Shively
After several months of complications death at midnight Monday called John Crayton Shively, well known resident of the West Side to the Great Beyond, the final summons coming as a relief to weeks of suffering.
The deceased was about 45 years of age.  He was born and reared in this county and spent most of his life on the West Side in the vicinity of Rushtown and Duck Run.  Death came to him at his home near Rushtown.  Mr. Shively was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Shively, who passed away some years ago.  He was a road contractor for several years.  In 1913 he lived in Portsmouth and worked on the railroad.  About a year later he moved back to Rushtown and took up road work.
A loving wife, Della Shively, and seven children are left to mourn the death of a dutiful husband and father.  The children are Harold, Forrest, Bedford, Merrill, Helen, Lorene and Olney all of home.
Four bothers, G. Clinton SHIvely, 1000 Eighth street, H. F. Shively, Rushtown, W. O. Shively, of Duck Run and Charles Shively of Ironton also survive.
Mr. Shively was at one time a township trustee.  He was also a member of the K. of P. lodge and belongs to the Baptist church at Rushtown.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at eleven o'clock from the Rushtown church with Rev. A. K. Murphy in charge of the last rites.

Located in The Portsmouth Times, Friday, April 26, 1946, Page 3, Column 6:
Charles E. Shively
Charles E. Shively, 67, of Owensville rd, truck farmer and operator of a general store at Coal Grove, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at his home in the Duck Run community.  Death terminated a lingering illness of a heart ailment.
Born March 27, 1879, in Scioto co., Mr. Shively was a son of John and Margaret Young Shively.  Following his marriage on Dec. 21, 1901, to Rachel Arminda, he and his bride resided in Lawrence co for several years and spent 10 years in Columbus before he retired to Scioto co in 1936.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Gilbert of London, O., Pearl and Freeman of Columbus, and seven grandchildren.
Last rites will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rushtown Baptist church with Rev. William Smith in charge.  Burial will be in Rushtown cemetery.  The body is at the Windel-Howland funeral home where it will remain until an hour before the funeral.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Daniel Webster Shively And Henry Ambrose Shively, Sons Of Ambrose Shively And Margaret Jane Dubbs

Ambrose Shively/Margaret Jane Dubbs Marriage Certificate
Ambrose Shively and Margaret Jane Dubbs were married in Wood County, Ohio on 5-Apr-1855.  Listed on the 1870 Sadorus Township, Champaign County, IL census is the household of Ambrose Shively, wife Jane, daughter Martha, son Daniel W, and son Henry.  The following article concerns the death of Ambrose Shively who died in Champaign County, IL in July of 1884. The article was extracted from the Bloomington (IL) Weekly Leader, Thursday July 31, 1884, Page 2, Column 5:
Killed By Lightning
MAHOMET, Ill., July 28--During the storm this afternoon lightning struck and killed A. M. Shively, a prominent and highly esteemed farmer living two miles south of this place, while in the hay field, slightly shocking Oscar Wright and his hired hand, but these latter soon rallied.  Mr. Shively leaves an estimable wife and several grown up children.  He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and will be buried by the order.

From the Illinois Death Records it is known that Daniel Webster Shively was born 6-Jan-1858 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio.  He died on 19-Dec-1927 in Champaign County, IL. He was married to Minerva Watts.  The following information was located in The Pantograph (Bloomington, IL), Thursday, December 22, 1927, Page 2, Column 4:
Daniel Webster Shively
(Special to The Daily Pantograph)
URBANA, Dec. 22--Funeral services for Daniel Webster Shively were held at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in charge of the Rev. B. M. Petty. The Masonic lodge had charge of the services at the grave in Riverside cemetery, where burial was made.
Mr. Shively died at 10 o'clock Monday night.  He was born Jan. 6, 1858, in Bowling Green, O., and came to Illinois with his parents in 1865, first locating at Ivesdale. He was married in 1884 to Miss Minerva Watts, of Ivesdale, and they came to Mahomet in 1898 to make their home.
Surviving Mr. Shively are his widow and three children, Frank R. and Mrs. Estella Know, Mahomet, and Mrs. C. J. Wegeng, 1105 West Washington street, Champaign.  H. A. Shively, 41 West White street, Champaign, is a brother.  A sister, Mattie Shively, died Fe. 22, 1919.  There are five surviving grandchildren.
Mr. Shively was a member of the Modern Woodmen and Masonic fraternities and of the Methodist Episcopal church.

From the Illinois Death Records it is known that Henry Ambrose Shively was born 21-Nov-1859 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio.  He died on 26-Sep-1938 in Champaing County, IL.  He was married to Marjorie Mott.  Additional information on Henry A. Shively was located in the History Of the Board Of Trade Of The City Of Chicago, Edited by Charles H Taylor, In Three Volumes, Illustrated, Volume III, Chicago, Robert O. Law Company, 1917, pages 294-295:
HENRY A. SHIVELY - At this juncture is given merited recognition to one of the representative non-resident members of the Board of Trade, on the rolls of which his name has been recorded since 1908.  He is known as one of the large grain operators of central Illinois and maintains his residence and business headquarters in the city of Champaign, judicial center and metropolis of the county of the same name, where he is executive head of the extensive, well known and influential grain firm of H. A. Shively & Company, which not only controls a large grain business but also maintains a number of well equipped elevators in the central part of the state. Mr. Shively is a scion of one of the old and prominent families of the Buckeye state and was born in Wood county, Ohio, on the 21st of November, 1859, a son of Ambrose and Jane (Dudds) Shively.  The father was born in Ohio and became one of the substantial farmers and honored citizens of Wood county.  In 1865 he came to Champaign County, Illinois, residing there until his death in the year 1884, his widow surviving him by a number of years and their children having been three in number.  Henry A. Shively acquired his youthful education in the public schools of Illinois and as a young man he learned the trade of telegraphy.  As an expert operator he served as train dispatcher on various railroads, and he continued to be thus engaged until 1884.  His ambition led him into a broader and more independent field of endeavor and in 1887 he identified himself with the grain business, of which he has continued a resourceful and successful exponent during the long intervening period of thirty years,--a period marked by vigorous and resourceful application on his part and also by cumulative success.  As a liberal and progressive citizen Mr. Shively takes lively interest in community affairs in his home city and though he has never desired political preferment he gives staunch support to the Republican party.  He is affiliated with the Masonic fraternity and the Modern Woodmen of America, and both he and his wife are active members of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Champaign, in which city their attractive home is at 411 West White street.  In 1890 was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Shively to Miss Marjorie Mott, a daughter of Henry Mott, of Athens, Illinois, and the four children of this union are Jerome D., Jeane, Richard, and Henry A., Jr.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Wilbur Earl Shively Who Lived In Otego, Jewell County, Kansas

Wilbur Earl Shively was born 14-July-1884 and died 23-September-1910.  He died from injuries suffered in the train wreck of a Rock Island train which happened two miles east of Clayton, Kansas.  He was buried in the Esbon Cemetery in Jewell County, KS. Wilbur Earl Shively was the son of Samuel E Shively (born 2-Sep-1850 died 2-Jan-1917) and Annie (Anna) E. Piper (born 3-Apr-1851 died 6-Apr-1932). Samuel E. Shively was the son of Benjamin Shively (1813-1873) and Barbara Shively (1815-1893).    Another son of Benjamin and Barbara  Shively was John Shively (1846-1928).  John Shively married Jane Rachel Diehl (1849-1936).   Benjamin George Shively was a son of John and Jane Rachel Shively.  Benjamin George Shively (1869-1931) married Mary E. Stockwell.

The following article mentions Shively cousins and provided the clue to the identity of Wilbur Earl Shively.  Wilbur Earl Shively and Benjamin George Shively are the cousins mentioned in this article found in The Valley Falls New Era, Valley Falls Kansas, Jefferson County, Thursday, September 29, 1910, Page 5, Column 4:
Another Victim
W. E. Shively of Otego Kans., a cousin of Ben F. Shively, of Valley Falls was one of the number killed in the Rock Island railroad wreck in Norton county last Friday morning when our neighbor John Sloop lost his life.  Wilbur E. Shively was about 25 years of age.  He was on his way to Colorado where he was homesteading to visit a sister and occupy his claim.  He had been on the fated train a few hours only.  In the first report of the wreck his post office was given as Agar and friends here were not sure at the time that a relative was among the slain.  Confirmation came later.  These railroad fatalities are getting too near to home.

Additional information regarding the Rock Island railroad wreck  was extracted from The Morning Oregonian, Saturday, September 24, 1910, Page 2, Column 1:

16 LOSE LIVES IN WRECK OF TRAIN
Cloudburst Washes Away Track and Cars Plunge Into Watery Gully
MOST OF DEAD IN SMOKER
Locomotive and Several Cars Leave Track, Other Cars Plowing Into
Them, Killing Many of the Passengers
DENVER, Sept. 23.--Fifteen persons lost their lives and 11 others sustained more or less severe injuries in the wreck, two miles east of Clayton, Kans., early this morning of westbound Rock Island passenger train No. 27, which was due in Denver at 8:25 this morning from Kansas City.
The known dead: 
F.Richenbaugh, Goodland, Kan., engineer A.V. Huffman, Kansas City, baggageman
J.W. Usher, Denver, conductor William Mills, Goodland, Kan., fireman
Herman Mueler, Smith Center, Kan. John Sloop, Boyle, Kan.
W.E. Shively, Agra, Kan. Gilbert M. Yams, Fullerton, Neb.
Eight unidentified persons.
Many Are Injured - The injured:
G.D. Brackon, lineman, Goodland, Kan., arm injured
Mrs. H. F. Scott, Jennings, Kan., right arm injured
Victor Engle, Birmingham, Ala., bruised and cut, not serious
Mrs. T. H. Evans, Langton, Kan., head cut
John Cigler, Stratton, Colo., head and foot cut
D.Duges, no address, side cut
A.H. Avias, Blue Rapids, Kan., left leg broken
Mrs. Anna Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo., hand and wrist cut
Henry Ahlers, Meata, Mo., slightly
Helen Benson, Colorado Springs, Colo., slightly
Most of the dead and injured were in the smoker and one of the day coaches.
Cloudburst Causes Wreck.
The wreck was the result of a cloudburst which carried out 1000 feet of a fill at what is normally almost a dry bed, turning the latter into a torrent many yards wide and 20 feet deep.
The train was proceeding on a straight stretch of track.  Evidently the first intimation that the engineer had of any danger came when he realized that the forward portion of the train was running in water which had spread out over the tracks near the fill.  Reversing his engine, the speed of the train was checked but not enough to prevent the engine, baggage car and smoker going over into the depression.
The rear-end of the smoker remained tilted on the earth bank and the chair car ripped its way into the smoker, smashing it to pieces, and killing or injuring many of the passengers.  
As near as can be learned here tonight, all of the passengers killed were occupants of the smoker.
It is certain that Engineer Richenbaugh could have jumped and saved himself but he remained at his post and did everything possible to prevent the train running into the ditch.

Pullmans Stay on Track
The three Pullmans remained on the track and the occupants of these cars were unhurt.
The dead and injured were taken to Norton, Kan. None of the injured is in serious condition.  The washout was repaired late this evening and traffic resumed.
Passengers in the Pullman and other day coach, hurried from their berths and chairs by the shock, hurried out into the storm and rendered what aid they could to the injured and in extricating the mangled bodies of the dead.
Others hurried to Clayton, where news of the accident was wired to division headquarters and within half an hour physicians and nurses and a wreck train were being hurried to the scene from Norton, Colby, Goodland and Phillipsburg.  It was not until late this afternoon, however, that the last body was recovered from the wreck.
Members of the Topeka baseball team of the Western League on their way to Denver were occupants of the Pullman, but escaped injury.



Sunday, January 18, 2015

Frederick Schaeuffele And Wife, Ernestina Schneider Nagel, Who Lived In La Porte County, Indiana

A request for information regarding Frederick Schaeuffele who lived in La Porte County, Indiana initiated research for this weeks blog.  The following family was listed on the 1880 Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana census:  Fred Schoefele age 49, blacksmith born in Wittenberg, wife Anestina age 48 born in Baden, step son George Naegle age 24, tin smith born in Indiana, son Fred Schoefele age 16 born in Indiana, son Edward Schoefele age 14 born in Indiana, and daughter Louesa Schoefele age 11 born in Indiana.  Additional information on the family is found on the 1900 Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana census:  Fred L Schaeuffele born Sept 1830, age 69, married 38 years, born in Germany, a blacksmith, immigrated to the US in 1853, wife Ernest born August 1831 in Germany, age 68 having born 5 children and 4 who are still living, son George Nagel born Nov 1856 in Indiana, age 43 profession of tin smith, son F. L. Schaueffele Jr born Oct 1853 in Indiana, age 36 profession of tin smith and son Edward Schaueffele born Nov 1865 in Indiana, age 34 profession of Engineer.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from the Michigan City Evening Dispatch, December 2, 1912, Page 1, Column 5:
Frederick Schaeuffele, one of the oldest and best known residents of Michigan City, passed into the eternal sleep at 7 o'clock Sunday evening at his home, 519 Washington street, after three years of illness.  While he had been up and about the house in an invalid chair most of the time, a pronounced change for the worse was noted about 3 o'clock in the afternoon.  His breathing was labored and the family physician was sent for.  An examination showed that he was suffering from congestion of the lungs and that the heart was weakening.  At 7 o'clock Mr. Schaeuffele ceased to breathe, and he was dead.  Three years ago Mr. Shaeuffele underwent an operation for relief from piles, and for a time was improved, but two years ago yesterday he suffered a stroke of paralysis, affecting the left side, and he had since been an invalid.
Despite his affliction, he retained his mental faculties to the last.  He was down town in his chair on two or three occasions during the summer and had a pleasant smile and cordial greeting for every old acquaintance that he met.
Mr. Schaeuffele was born in Germany, Sept. 19, 1830, and was educated and learned the trade of blacksmith there.  He came to America when 23 years of age and located in Michigan City inn 1853, this having since been his permanent home, covering a period of 59 years.  For many years he was in the employ of the Michigan Central.  In 1881 he was elected city treasurer and for 17 years served the city most faithfully in that capacity.  When the Michigan City Loan and Building association was organized he became its treasurer and served in that position until his retirement in 1898.
The deceased is survived by his widow, one son, Frederick Schaeuffele, Jr., one daughter, Mrs. Robert Normoyle of Chicago, and one step-son, George Nagel.  He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Jacob Weiler, Sr., of this city, and one brother in Germany.
Mr. Schaeuffele was one of the original members of St. John's church, which was organized in 1856, and he had continued a member until his death.  He was also one of the founders of German Union lodge, I. O. O. F., and was a member of Acme lodge, F. and A. M.

Additional information was found in the Michigan City Evening Dispatch,  December 5, 1912, Page 1, Column 1:
Frederick Schaeuffele
The funeral of the late Frederick Schaeuffle was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at St. John's church, following a brief service at the residence at 1:30.  There was a very large attendance, despite the weather, the members of Acme lodge, F. & A. M., German Union lodge, I. O. O. F., and many friends of the deceased turning out to pay their last respects to one who for a half a century and more has been one of Michigan City's foremost citizens.  The body was interred in Greenwood cemetery.

The following was extracted from the Michigan City News, February 7, 1920, Page 8, Column 4:
Mrs. Ernestina Schaeuffele
Mrs. Ernestina Schaeuffele, widow of the late Frederick Schaeuffele, died at 7 o'clock this morning at the family home, 519 Washington street.  Death was attributed to the infirmities of her advanced years.
The deceased was born in Baden, Germany, August 19, 1831.  She came to America in 1848 and settled in Chicago where four years were spent, the family coming here in 1852.  This city has since been the family home.
Mrs. Schaeuffele endured the privations of pioneer life when Michigan City was but a trading post and she saw the village of the early 50's grow to its present proportions.  Her late husband was city treasurer here for a period of 18 years and the family is one of the best known in the city.
Surviving the deceased are three children, George Nagle and Fred Schaeuffele of this city and Mrs. Robert Normoyle of Chicago.  A son, Edward, died in 1907 at the age of 42 years, and a daughter died in infancy.
Mrs. Schaeuffele was a charter member of St. John's church.  The funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the family home, Rev. Paul rion will officiate.

The newspaper obituary for Edward Schaeuffele, son of Frederick and Ernestina Schaeuffele was extracted from  the Michigan City Dispatch, April 18, 1907, Page 5, Column 1:
Edward Schaeuffle, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Schaeuffele of this city, died at 3 o'clock this morning in a hospital at Joliet from the effects of the rupture of a blood vessel of the head at Joliet last Sunday night.  At the time he was taken ill Mr. Schaeuffele who was a switch engineer on the Michigan Central at Joliet, was on his engine pushing a string of freight cars.  He was removed to the hospital, and Fred Schaeuffele, his father, was summoned to his bedside.  The elder Mr. Schaeuffele went to Joliet Monday morning and found his son conscious and able to recognize those about him.
Edward Schaeuffele was born in this city on Nov. 17, 1865, and in his youth he attended St. John's parochial school and the public schools.  He went to railroading for the Michigan Central as a fireman when he was fifteen years old, and soon became an engineer.  During the last seven years he had been running a switch engine in Joliet, preferring that service to running on the road for the reason that he was not physically very strong.
Besides his parents, Mr. Schaeuffele leaves a brother, Frederick Schaeuffele, Jr., of this city; a sister, Mrs. Robert Normoyle of Chicago, and a half-brother, George Nagel of this city.  The deceased had been a member of Acme lodge, No. 83, F. & A. M., for several years and was also a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Engineers of this city.  News of this death was received with many expressions of regret among his friends and acquaintances.

Extracted from the Michigan City News Dispatch, August 14, 1950, Page 2, Column 2:
Fred Shively
Funeral services for Fred (Jack) Shively, 87, 128 Superior, who died Saturday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hummer mortuary.  Rev. R. P. Brownleewe will officiate, and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary until the hour of service. The family has requested that flowers be omitted. Pallbearers, all members of Aerie No. 1228, Fraternal Order of Eagles, will be Leo Cusick, Joseph Jake, Charles Sass, John Shepperson, Earl Voss and Wallace Yorkey.
Mr. Shively was born Aug 1, 1863, in this city and lived here all of his life.  He was the son of Fred and Ernestine (Schneider) Shively and was unmarried.
The deceased was at the son of one of the pioneer families of this city and his only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. Louis Normoyle.